The 5 most stunning sunset villas in Greece
Sunsets in Greece are indeed stunning, especially in the privacy and serenity of a sea-view villa. Fair enough, there are more than 5, but these five definitely belong in the top of the list. As the sun hides behind the horizon, colouring the sky in deep hues of pink, red, purple and orange, these houses seem to float in an out-of-this-world heavenly plane. Intriguing skylines, far-off or close-by islands, organic rocks or dense pine forests dot the horizon and become blurry as the day slowly turns into a cool, enjoyable, aperitif -inviting evening.
Mykonos is an obvious choice as the place to enjoy superb aperitifs at sunset, and White Vista villa is the perfect place to do so. Perched on Fanari, it enjoys panoramic views of the coastline and Syros, offering unparalleled privacy and tranquillity to share with friends or to enjoy in solitude.
Tinos, close by, is another brilliant example. Olea, Cycladic architecture, lush beautiful gardens, olive trees, and dream sunsets make Olea a prime option for those in search of romance and tranquillity.
Paros, the rising star of the Cyclades, is home to Palmelia, a beautiful contemporary villa designed by renown architect Aurelio Galfetti on the slopes of a hillside and a short walk to a cosy sandy beach. The views to Antiparos, across, are splendid, as is the sense of quiet luxury and peaceful relaxation that sets this house apart.
Skiathos, the liveliest and most cosmopolitan island of the Sporades, is the setting of the breathtaking Mediterranean Blossom villa. Set in the dense greenery of the island, with its own private sandy beach, this is a place of dreams. The beautiful, stone-built house, offers peaceful lounging and al fresco dining areas that make each gathering uniquely enjoyable.
Costa Navarino, on the west side of the Peloponnese, is another great option for mesmerizing sunsets. The bay of Navarino, with the picturesque seaside town of Pylos, is a short drive away. But why drive when you can practice your drive at two awarded golf courses in the area: the 18-hole Dunes Course and Bay course both offer unique sunset views while challenging your game. The private villas, designed by leading Greek architects, merge the traditional features of Messinia buildings with the principles of bio-climatic architecture to create homes that inspire. Panorama, one of the selected villas, is a case in the point.