This Kea island resort provides seclusion and sea views, only a quick journey from Athens

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Carved into the hills of the west aspect of Kea island, as soon as often called the Water Island in Greek mythology, a brand new One&Solely outpost emerges as a cove of serenity. Sprawling throughout 65 hectares, One&Solely Kea Island, which provides one- and two-bedroom villas alongside branded residences obtainable for buy, takes direct inspiration from the area’s small villages, its elevated Aegean type and trendy biophilic design ideas. It’s a second Greek property to open lately for the model, following the One&Solely Aesthesis, in Glyfada.

One&Solely Kea Island

Kastriani Monastery on Kea Island

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The Kea resort’s tiered format is harking back to a conventional Greek amphitheatre, straight impressed by the close by small hillside village of Ioulida. Acclaimed architect John Heah (of London-based Heah & Co, additionally behind The Connaught Grill) envisioned the 63 cliffside villas as boltholes of privateness and seclusion. Ground-to-ceiling home windows lap onto a personal terrace with infinity swimming pools and unbound sea views of the Aegean and the dramatically rugged panorama of the island. In the meantime, a color palette of neutrals, beiges and delicate blues displays the Aegean Sea’s calming presence. Every area breathes in pure gentle with excessive curved atriums and boasts domestically sourced Volakas and Verde Rajasthan white marble panelling that flows seamlessly open air.

One&Only Kea Island Bedroom

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One&Only Kea Island Bathroom

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One&Only Kea Island Two Bedroom Villa Terrace

Two-bedroom villa terrace

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Perched atop the resort, the foyer and major constructing evoke the architectural spirit of the Acropolis with giant pillars and an open-air sq. skylight permitting pure air flow to movement all through the property. On the decrease ground, the primary restaurant, Atria, provides a multi-tiered eating expertise, wrapping gracefully round two sides of the resort. Right here, the island’s agrarian roots lie on the core, led by Dimitris Katsanos, who proudly showcases seasonal components sourced from native Kea farms and producers alongside knowledgeable wine pairings from native sommelier Georgia Marouli. Visitors may head right down to the Bond Seashore Membership, the place canvas shades and midcentury furnishings create a classy beach-side ambiance.

One&Only Kea Island Atria Restaurant

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One&Solely Kea Island additionally beckons with its distinctive bars, together with the splendid Èpicora Wine Bar, the refreshing Kaiki Pool Bar and the enigmatic Incognito Speakeasy Bar. The small in-house boutique, which helps native up-and-coming artists, at present shares a current collaboration with jewelry model YSSO, whose unique assortment attracts inspiration from the area and its archaeological historical past.

One&Only Kea Island Beach

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One&Only Kea Island Pool and Kaiki Bar

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The biggest at any of the One&Solely properties, the resort’s spa is an architectural haven from the second of coming into. Visitors stroll by means of the three-storey waterfront spa, beneath a galvanised domed skylight, earlier than reaching the pool. Via a partnership with Ayurvedic-led model Refined Energies, remedies embody ‘sophrosyne’, an historic Greek idea of thoughts and physique concord utilizing indigenous Kean botanicals.

One&Only Kea Island Spa

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