Villa Kea is a new traditional Cycladic island home on the beautiful and ecological island of Kea, Greece. The island is accessed from the Athens international Airport by a short ten minute bus ride to the Port of Lavrio where ferries to the island run according to a busy schedule all spring, summer and fall. The trip by ferry to Villa Kea and the island is only 50 minutes passing some of the most beautiful scenery surrounding the Cycladic Islands in Greece. Villa Kea sits on top of a small hill (walkable or can be reached by car) overlooking the trendy, Port of Vourkari where art galleries and trendy shops line the dock area where yachts from all over the world sail. From the wrap-a-around deck of the Villa's three tiered floors built into a granite mountain, the entire port and ships of Vourkari are seen, as well as an unobstructed view of the open Aegean Sea and its port of call: Korissia. It is simple to rent a small car at the port and/or wait for our caretaker to pick up you and your guests. Villa Kea is only ten minute ride from the port to the beautiful hillsides enraptured with aromas of pine, hyacinth, violets, jasmine trees, and herbs. Villa Kea overlooks an ancient archeological site -- Agios Irini -- excavated in the last century; and a beach which can be reached by foot for your private bathing needs. A larger beach is just a few kilometers down the road to the right and another to the left at Otzias and Yaliskiri. The latter has a swinging lively jet set crowd and plenty of young women and men, teens and baby boomers, stretched out on comfortable beach chairs right adjacent to the sea where you can get a fabulous Greek beer (Fix) or anything else you like to eat or drink.
The Villa is built with Cycladic stone walls in the style of the traditional village architecture. Inside, there are three floors to make it convenient and private for guests to access rooms and the house without disturbing one another. The wraparound porches provide each bedroom with a fantastic view and veranda of Vourkari and the open sea at all three levels. There are five bedrooms -- two pull out queen sofas -- and approximately 3,000 sq. ft. to roam around. Floors are tiles taken from the quarries on the island and all bathrooms are fully tiled with brand new materials. The Villa has all necessary living items: sheets, mattresses, pillows, pilow cases, mattress covers, lamps, beautifully decorated rural/country furniture from Crate and Barrel's rural and seaside collection in Manhattan. The brand new kitchen is fully stocked with a new refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, oak wood counters, open space between the dining room and kitchen and an oak custom built counter with five stools for your family's convenience and/or for parties. The dining room reflects the eating space of yesteryear's fishing village families with detailed and handcrafted cupboards, chandeliers, and country dining table and chairs.The living room is centered around the white sparkling stone fireplace for cool Meditteranean nights and adequate warmth in summer from the sea's cool breezes. Up one short flight is a guest bedroom with queen bed and armoires, a pull-out queen sofa, and a study area for those who seek some solace. Next to the guest suite is a full bathroom, and downstairs there are three bedrooms each with their own balconies, and bathrooms: one full master bedroom suite with private bathroom and tub/shower; and two bedrooms with full beds and private bathroom.