Paparazzi-proof and the ultimate nature-filled getaway, private islands allow you to vacation on your own terms.
It’s not the Cyclades, but the island Ethereal, just off the coast of Eretria in mainland Greece, was once a coveted vacation spot for the Beatles, the Greek royal family, and other celebrities. The 12-acre island, listed for just over $8 million, has two traditional Greek homes, a church, a boathouse, docks, and roads for the future owner to leave as is or add onto. The buildings were constructed in the 1960s, as well as the chapel, whose walls were painted by a famous Greek artist. The property also has ancient olive trees, wildflowers, pistachios, cypress trees, pomegranate, apricots, and peaches. It’s also a quick helicopter ride from Athens.