July 26, 2019 ⋅ In the Press

THE NATIONAL: Own a summer home in sunny Mykonos

THE NATIONAL: Own a summer home in sunny Mykonos

Greece is the word: How to buy a summer home in sunny Mykonos, by Panna Munyal.

“Tourism is pushing construction activity in the Southern Aegean,” declares a headline on the Greek Guru property blog. The implication being, of course, that some holidaymakers are so taken by Greece that they end up never leaving and / or buying a home so they can ­return time and again.

Greece Sotheby’s International Realty lists Grandeur as its most impressive Mykonian property, and it’s easy to see why. The eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom villa has a living area of 952 square metres, while the land size is almost four times that, at 4,200sqm. An infinity pool overlooks the island’s new port and the waters of the Aegean, as do a pergola-covered terrace and Jacuzzi area that comes with an in-built barbecue. Within, beamed ceilings, a palette of cream and light brown, and floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outdoors in, as does a sea-facing gymnasium. Grandeur is available for a guide price of about €10.8 million (Dh44.5m).

"Whitewashed exterior walls, cement floors and minimal interior design are all prevalent among homes in Mykonos" said Savvas Savvaidis, CEO and President of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

The Cycladic design is not only aesthetically pleasant, but also easy to maintain. Whitewashed exterior walls, cement floors and minimal interior design are all prevalent among homes in Mykonos, as they require little maintenance and can withstand heavy use. While some properties do have more elaborate and detailed interiors, owners typically choose modern and laid-back furniture.