Luxury Outlook 2022
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Ethereal is a natural haven of 50,316m², a privately owned island and everybody's dream.
Ethereal is an untouched paradise a few miles from the mainland abundant with ancient olive trees, wildflowers, pistachio and cypress trees and a variety of fruits such as pomegranates, apricots and peaches. It is an oasis of sublime tranquillity ringed by beaches, breathtaking views, crystal blue waters, marine wildlife and various fishes.
Comprised of two traditional Greek homes, a church and boathouse, Ethereal lends itself to a peaceful and rejuvenating experience.
Rarely has such a property come on the market, a special island with existing buildings, roads, docks and a pedigree and history rivalling those of Onassis's Scorpios and Niarchos's Spetsopoula.
The main house features four bedrooms, while a bungalow on the largest beach functions as a guest cottage. A staff house offers two more bedrooms. The buildings on the island include total interior space of 504m² and were built in the 1960s with the distinct architecture of that period. Roads and pathways connect the nine existing structures, while the main dock allows access by sea.
Ethereal boasts a colourful past and was frequently visited by celebrities including among others the Beatles, the Greek Royal Family and the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. Large parties were held to wine and dine the rich and famous of the time. In the picturesque chapel, whose walls were painted by a famous Greek artist, many family weddings and baptisms have taken place. A Venetian Tower built of stone functioned as the atelier of the owner, who was an artist.
At only 15' helicopter flight from Athens International Airport, this magical place helps you to unwind and merge yourself with nature. This peaceful retreat offers absolute privacy and serenity within an easy drive (1 hour - 120 kilometres) from Athens International Airport. An independent water source on the mainland is connected with the island giving it a limitless supply.
Evia is the second-largest island of Greece. It is located along the northeastern part of the mainland in Central Greece, to which it is connected via two bridges that end up to Evia’s capital, Halkida. The city of Halkida, famous for its unique tidal phenomenon of Evripos Channel, possesses a romantic waterfront, ideal for long walks and nightlife. The east side of the island borders the Aegean Sea, creating a coastline of incomparable beaches with crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming, relaxation as well as water sports.Northern Evia is characterized by dense vegetation, imposing forests and hidden paradises. The Monastery of Saint David of Evia, overseeing a peaceful wooded area, and the church of Saint John the Russian, in the small town Neo Prokopi, where his Holy Relic is kept, attract many pilgrims from all over the world. A few miles north, one can visit cape Artemision, where the famous Battle of Artemisium took place during the second Persian invasion in Greece in 480BC, and where fishermen discovered two ancient bronze statues of exquisite aesthetics, now displayed in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. One of the best 10 spas in the world can be found in Thermae Sylla Hotel in the seaside town of Aidipsos, while small boats link Northern Evia to Lihadonisia Islands, known as the Maldives of Greece, due to their exotic natural environment.In Central Evia, lovers of hiking and alpinism will be enchanted by the wild beauty of Mount Dirfys, embracing picturesque villages with traditional taverns, famous for their local gastronomy. A few miles towards the East, one can find one of the most beautiful pebbly beaches of Greece, Chiliadou, while at the same time, the region of Eretria travels one back to antiquity as it is one of the most important archaeological sites of the country.The southern part of the island resembles the Cyclades and is surrounded by an aura of mystery, due to the Dragon Houses that have been found in Karystos. These imposing constructions, made of stone and built on steep locations, have captivated the interest of many researchers, seeking to explain their existence and form one of the most challenging enigmas.Evia is also linked, via ferryboats that depart from Kymi to Skyros, where Thetis was hiding her son, Achilles. Skyros is an island of exceptional beauty, inviting one to explore sea caves and meet the unique breed of Skyros Pony that some claim to be the horses depicted on the Parthenon.