Vacation home in Ionian islands for sale
Ulysses' Cove, Ithaca
When thinking of Ithaca it is the journey that comes to mind and all the lifetime events which make it memorable. In the case of this estate, it is about the destination. It is not just the pure magnitude of its size (well over 1,000,000 square meters or 100 hectares) which makes the property stand out, but its beauty spread over a terrain including eight beaches with crystal clear blue, green and turquoise waters as well as numerous hills and plateaus covered with mature trees and vegetation. Nine structures were built in the 1960s with elegance, style and simplicity blending perfectly with the natural surroundings. These buildings measure 849 square meters in total and feature reception areas including a spacious living room with fireplace and a formal dining room, nine bedrooms with eight bathrooms, two kitchens, two staff rooms, and several auxiliary spaces which may be used according to the wishes of the new owners. Outdoor terraces and flower-filled gardens feature large and comfortable areas for al fresco dining, entertaining and relaxing. A 12-meter traditional Greek caique boat moored on a jetty is perfect for daytime excursions and is included with the property. This unique estate may be the ideal haven for a family seeking a private paradise, or it may be developed into an exclusive hotel or collection of holiday homes.
Paradiso Perduto, Corfu
At the heart of a traditional Corfiot village in the northern part of the island lies this historic estate, the home of a famous Greek painter two centuries ago. Its grand entrance arch is now cloaked with lush vegetation which also carpets the grounds of 71,000 m2 together with plentiful mature trees. The buildings date to the 16th century during the period of Venetian rule over Corfu. The two structures, a main house and stables, are near the entrance to the property and include total ground floor space of 565 m2 as well as an upper floor of 192 m2. The estate's coat of arms is displayed on the exterior of the house, and the spacious interior rooms feature high ceilings, fireplaces and large windows. The air of a bygone romantic era is abundant throughout. Here the artist received Empress Sissi of Austria who was his great admirer. They spent hours chatting in the house and walking in the extensive gardens, where she reportedly gifted him with her glove. This charming hidden paradise is a rare and historical piece of art which is waiting to be brought back to life by its new owners.
A Dream House in Cephalonia
A traditional village in the north of the island and close to Fiscardo is the perfect setting for this exceptional home of 377m² which is set in a beautiful garden of 2.008 m² with the possiblity to build more 400 m2. The main house was built in the 1950s and features the reception areas with living room, dining room and kitchen, all tastefully designed and decorated. Three newer structures have been built of local stone and feature six bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, terraces and balconies. The lush garden of Mediterranean flora with various colors and fragrances is a source of beauty for the eyes and the senses. A modern swimming pool with a glass side forms an artistic structure surrounded by flowers, and features a special jet for swimming against a current. This rare hideaway is an ideal home for a family but could also function as a six bedroom (12 bed) boutique hotel. (Code: 8858664)
Three Villas in Fiscardo, Cephalonia
These three houses have been built above the famous port and village of Fiscardo and enjoy the most celebrated view of the island. The residences measure 104m² each and were meticulously built and decorated in 2018 with attention to every detail. Each one features a living room, dining room, open kitchen and balcony on the upper level, and two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms on the garden level both of which face onto the swimming pool. In total, the structures measure 311m² with six bedrooms and six bathrooms on a land plot of 2,050m² with three swimming pools. It is only a short walk to a beautiful beach and a few steps to what is widely known as the “Portofino” of Greece, making this property truly unique. (Code: 8858688)
Neoclassical Mansion in Ithaca, Ionian Sea
The island of Ithaca is famous for its beauty, tranquility and history as the birthplace of Homeric hero Ulysses. Only a few steps from the port of Vathi this stunning home of 995 m² was built in 1810 and fully restored in 2007 with attention to every detail, combining the grandeur of the 19th century with the architecture and decoration of the 21st century. The property features 19 bedrooms with bathrooms, all with open views to the port, large reception areas with living and dining rooms, and numerous auxiliary spaces. Courtyards, terraces and a garden of 916 m² surround the building. A swimming pool is the ideal place to gather for relaxation during the summer months. Shops and restaurants are close by, while a lovely beach is only 15 minutes by foot. A boat may be moored directly in front of the property. This rare property may be used as a private residence or as a boutique hotel with 40 beds. (Code: 8858914)
Idyllic Beachfront Villa, Cephalonia
This beautiful family home combines a relaxed island life with all the comforts necessary to enjoy it. The house measuring 386 m2 is set in a lush garden of 6881 m2 enjoying open views to the sea, the beach and the mountains across the bay. It features a large reception area with an open-plan kitchen and a fireplace, five spacious bedrooms sharing three bathrooms, a studio ideal for work or play, and auxiliary spaces for storage. A short path leads to a sandy beach with turquoise waters. The fields and nature surrounding the property create the feeling of a lost paradise found on this lovely Ionian island. Located only a short drive from the international airport, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a beachfront property in Cephalonia.