The 450 sqm residence, praised as “One of the Most Outstanding Works of Contemporary Architecture from Around the World” (The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture), occupies the highest peak of the estate. Peter Davey from The Architectural Review writes: “The house is moving to visit, and plainly excellent to stay in”.
Inspired by ancient Greek architecture, it consists of a series of cubic forms creating a unified fortress–like exterior, protecting the residential areas from the heat and often fierce local winds while providing calmness and natural cooling. Numerous openings connect the interior spaces directly to the large multi-level courtyard at the core of the complex, accessed through a shaded peristyle extending the full length of the house. The crushed, earth-tone local stone with which buildings have been dressed makes surfaces feel as warm and alive as the surrounding landscape, endlessly transformed by light and weather.
Welcome to Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. And did you know that the island took its name from the grandson of Apollo, “Mykonos”?
Set out on a journey to discover a fascinating world where glamour meets simplicity. On Mykonos celebrities, college students and families mingle together to celebrate the Greek summer. Whether you are an entertainment junkie out for a real good time, or a visitor who wishes to explore the island’s history and tradition, Mykonos will certainly meet your expectations.