Exclusive Villa Set in Large Gardens Overlooking Beach and Sea
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Delfini estate description
The beach side villas (approx 110 square metres with more than 1000 square metres of garden), built on a gentle hillside overlooking a nature preserved bay with wonderful swimming and crystal clear waters in the most exclusive area of Syros - set within the larger grounds of the estate.
The Villa comprises: Two bedrooms, kitchen/living room, two bathrooms, large balcony, large pergola in its own private gardens, laundry room and pathway to the beach
The villa is set in wonderful gardens with spectacular undisturbed views to the beach and the Aegean sea and islands beyond, with large pergola ideal for large al fresco dinners/drinks or Yoga plus many nooks and crannies that offer seclusion and wonderful sunset views across the bay. A footpath from the lower garden and olive grove leads to the beach. At the southern end of Delfini Beach there is a taverna, which is open in the summer months; about ten minutes walk across the beach. Greek hillsides and coastal paths to other beaches are rocky and covered with wild herbs; thyme, sage and oregano – a delight to the senses. In spring they are fresh and green and carpeted with beautiful wild flowers. Although the climate is a little cooler earlier in the year, this is a wonderful time to visit, when beaches are deserted and the island is home only to the local Greek population.
The villa has fantastic views of the beach and mountains from the open plan kitchen/living and dining room, the private gardens and the balconies (and one of the bedrooms). The fitted kitchens have ceramic hobs, full size electric ovens, fridge, dishwasher - fully equipped if you chose to cook for yourselves.
There are air-conditioning units, or if you prefer to have fresh air, fans are provided for the bedrooms. All linen, towels and beach towels are provided and laundered weekly. Duvets are available if you visit out of the warm season. House is cleaned by the on site housekeeper
Inside the gates, there is parking for several cars. The garden is fenced, hedged or walled, so it is private and secluded.
To make the most of your stay in Syros, we recommend you hire a car. We can arrange for this to be available for you at the port or airport when you arrive to make your transfer and luggage handling easy; many local taxi drivers are reluctant to take passengers along the partially unmade road that leads to Delfini. The manager of the property, will meet you at the port or airport, provide a welcome pack of local food, to see you through the first day or so and be available to advise on local amenities.
Kini, a small coastal village with a mini-market, sandy beach and waterfront tavernas is just over a kilometre from the property by road or you can walk along the coastal path by the sea. The main town and port of Hermoupolis, with shops, supermarkets, banks, markets, cinema and theatre is six kilometres away. A bus service links Kini and Hermoupolis. Syros is not like many other better known islands, it’s very safe and has few foreign tourists. Crime is low and most locals don’t bother to lock their houses or cars. It has a large natural harbour in the main town, which was once the main port of Greece. The island has enjoyed prosperity from Greek ship owners, industry, boat building and repair. Impressive Neo-Classical buildings decorate the town, edging a large central marbled square, where frequent cultural displays can be enjoyed from surrounding bars and tavernas. The older part of the city; Ano Syros, is a walled hill-top area crowned with a Catholic cathedral. The site has been sacred for more than ten centuries and a maze of tiny traffic free streets with quaintly restored houses are great to explore. The tradition of simple farming still remains and most locals grow their own olives, make their own oil and have a permanent supply of fruit, vegetables and wine from their own gardens.
Keywords: Tranquil location, sea views, sunset views, Greek island beach villa, safe swimming beach, Aegean island views, port or airport pick-up, welcome pack, linen and towels included, child-friendly gardens, extensive grounds, olive grove, hillside gardens, close to beach, mountain views and coastal paths.
- 400 m²
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Each villa is unique and self contained with its own terraces and gardens. Open plan kitchen/living areas comfortable sofas and balconies for outside dining offer an environment from which to enjoy fine sunny Mediterranean weather and spectacular Delfini sunsets from the privacy of your own home. The linked houses are built on 4000 metres of hillside gardens and are entered through large gates. The grounds are private and surrounded by walls and hedges. A path to the beach winds down the hillside through the estate's olive grove. Delfini beach and bay offer safe swimming and bathing in crystal clear calm waters. Syros is known to be a very safe island and you can enjoy the beach at any time of the day or night. Bathing when the moon is full is a wonderful experience. As in other areas of Greece there are some cats in the area - tame, healthy and looked after by locals and the local vet. Travel via Athens or Mykonos - there are regular ferries and flights....moreless
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(2) Both large gazebos offer stunning views over the Aegean and nearby islands - Delfini is famous for its sunsets and there is no better place to sit and contemplate or enjoy a glass of retsina or ouzo in true Greek style...moreless
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- Away From It All
Location & View
The house has panoramic views over the beach and across to other Greek islands (with hills behind) - the walk to the sandy beach takes a few minutes through the estate and along a small path - no roads to cross...moreless
- Mountain View:
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- Ocean View:
- Mountain Climbing
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Eco Tourism
- Boat trips to remote northern beaches. Day trips by ferries to other islands - you can visit Tinos or Mykonos for lunch. The fine neo-classical town of Hermoupolis has regular Greek cultural events in its spectacular marbled square. Each July the Festival of the Aegean offers a world class programme of opera music and dance. Museums showcase the industrial heritage of Syros and artefacts from early settlements around Chalandriani that date from three thousand years BC. The ancient capital of Ano Syros has an old hill-top cathedral and tiny narrow traffic-free streets in true Cycladic style. The teacher of Pythagoras -Ferekides had a cave here you can climb to it if you are feeling energetic. An outdoor cinema shows films under the stars - perfect on those balmy Meditteranean evenings. Syros is a small mostly unknown island but there is something for everyone here...moreless
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Beautiful views...Guest comment entered by manager
“Syros and Delfini are lovely locations. Delfini is peaceful and tranquil, with beautiful views over the Aegean, magic local restaurants, and superlative sunsets. Richard and Joan are sure to give you a warm welcome! – Dr Mike Ebert”
- Guest Dr Mike
- Date of stay 05/20/09
- Review Submitted 06/01/12
Magical EvanescenceGuest comment entered by manager
Staying at Delfini bay is a magical experience. The privacy and quiet are unique, the views are spectacular and yet the villas offer the luxury and amenities one would expect from a five star hotel. The beach is just a brief walk down the hill and the local taverna located in Kini bay (a 20 minute walk) serves delicious innovative Greek cuisine. A holiday at Delfini bay is ideal for someone who wants a bit of peace and quiet away from the madding crowds, but it can also be enjoyed by those who like to visit local attractions and party the night away. The town of Hermopoulis is a short drive away and there one can enjoy a great choice of restaurants and cafés or catch a ferry to one of the other islands. The four villas offer enough spacious accommodations for entire family get-togethers or for seminars and retreats, where larger meetings can be held in pergolas or on the porch outside, overlooking the bay. The view of the sunset watched from the terraces and balconies is a sight to remember and cherish for years to come.
- Guest Joanna
- Date of stay 07/25/10
- Review Submitted 05/28/12
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This place is the essence of peace - the beach is so clean and uncrowded - it felt it was exclusive to the house being just at the end of the garden - nothing I would have changed about the week we spent. The restaurants in Kin, the next bay were a real surprise - international cuisine at very very reasonable prices - where else can you sit by the beach and eat under the stars like this?
- Guest Manos and Maria
- Date of stay 09/24/10
- Review Submitted 12/20/10
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I was quite simply amazed that such an area of Greece existed. Before I came I had that apprehension that the island and the villa would not live up to my expectations - instead both the island and the villa far surpassed my dreams. Within minutes of arrivng my partner and I were swimming in the cleanest waters looking across the bay to the misty beyond - wonderful!
- Guest John
- Date of stay 07/22/10
- Review Submitted 07/22/10
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7 night min stay
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Year Purchased: 2010
About: The owners (a writer and Danish Feng Shiui consultant) have created a unique blend of cycladic architecture and Danish style design . Joan and Richard designed and developed the property in conjunction with local architects who are responsible for preserving the beauty and heritage of the island of Syros. Taking into account the location, the light and the extraordinary views, the place was developed to maximize a sense of 'peace for the soul' as Richard and Joan call it. Due to the exclusive nature of Delfini where only a few houses have been allowed to be built we recommend this place to people who love peace and tranquility whilst being in easy reach of the main town and local (1 kilometer) fine restaurants.
My wife and I had spent years visiting the Greek islands looking for a place that still felt 'traditional' Greek and yet had all the amenities (shops, fine beaches, good restaurants, wild countryside..). Syros is relatively unknown as an island and yet, whilst close to Mykinos and Santorini (day trips can be great), it is unspoilt. Syros has a main town that surpasses any in the Cyclades - with its own theatre, open air cinema, marble streets with countless cafes and taverns and places of truly great archeological and historical interest...
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
To sit overlooking the Aegean to hear the waves lapping in, to walk down to the beach in the morning and swim in really fresh clean water, to walk along the dramatic cliffs to pick herbs and pick up fresh bread and eggs in the next village, to sit beneath the stars at night and hear the water lapping in, to gaze up at the mountains and see the many rare birds, to walk down to the beach at any time of day or night ... this is the best of Greece
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Tranquility - the pathway from the garden to the wonderful clean beach
One of the many balconies to dine out - all with uninteruped views to the beach
looking back to the house (far end) along the Delfini beach
Kitchen with views out to mountains
The upper pergola, covered in borgainvillea - perfect for sunset dining
Comfortable bedrooms with queen sized beds
Superb sunset views of Delfini Bay from all villas
Lower pergola offering tranquility & peace - perfect for Pilates/Yoga or dining
Estate (far end of beach) nestled in the beautiful Delfini bay
Wonderful food - voted top restaurant in the Cycladic islands - in the next bay
Delfini Beach - crystal waters
Mountains to the side, beach in front - well equipped and new
Backed by gentle hills enclosed within walled and gated gardens
Steps from the house - your own pergola for al fresco eating overlooking beach
New fully equipped kitchen - top villa views to mountains and beach
Sea views from living room with large balconies overlooking the sea
Gates to the estate 4,000 square metres of enclosed and private gardens
Through the olive grove in the lower gardens to the beach...
Sunset over neighbouring Kini bay (Delfini is just a nature walk over the hill)
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