Winter 2019

LUXLIFE MAGAZINE | 79 Winter 2019 Lopez can sleep up to 10 guests at a weekly cost of between €20,300 and €41,300 for 2019. Those rates include the services of daily cleaning by live-in staff, change of linen twice a week, travel assistance, concierge assistance, and a private chef who cooks breakfast and one other main meal per day. The chef at Lopez is Irini Zouganeli, one of the best culinary experts on the island of Mykonos who offers private cooking services and event planning. That’s not all: The Greek Villas also allow guests to make use of a heated 51m lap swimming pool, hot tub, Wi-Fi access, satellite TV, air-conditioned, home cinema, gym area, wood fire barbeque, private half basketball court, and even a helipad. Knowledgeable about the local area as much as they are about their own villas, the team at The Greek Villas can arrange activities the truly experience everything that Mykonos and the surrounding islands have to offer. A short speedboat ride to the west are the islands of Delos and Rhenia, both bursting with cultural history and natural beauty, making them the ideal destination for a unique trip. Delos hosts archaeological ruins that really bring to life the culture of the islands hundreds of years ago, including magnificent amphitheatres and mosaics of ancient deities. Rhenia, on the other hand, has a myriad of tranquil coves and bays that are ideal for swimming. The water is crystal-clear, and the perfect temperature for those looking to refresh after a day in the sun. Once out of the water and drying off, guests can simply sit and marvel at the island itself before heading back to Mykonos for an evening of cosmopolitan partying at one of the island’s most sought-after and trendy clubs, Scorpios. The team at The Greek Villas can arrange any type of excursion, from tranquil boat trips to excursions into the VIP nightlife, all of which cement their status as Greece’s leader for the authentic villa experience. Following on from LUXlife’s stay at Lopez on Mykonos, we were then escorted in true style to Villa Senna, on the island of Paros. Located a short ferry ride to the southwest of Mykonos, the island of Paros is more rustic than its cosmopolitan counterpart, but no less beautiful, and the same is true of the villa. A secluded, yet communal, mansion by the sea, Villa Senna lies on the southern coast on Paros with pristine beaches, picturesque villages such as Alyki, and deliciously seafood tavernas nearby. This beautifully appointed, five-bedroomed property is situated just moments away from Tripiti, a luxuriously private cove of fine sand and refreshing waters. A series of interconnected patios and living spaces, Villa Senna exudes the feeling of a homely cottage with wooden furniture, hardwood floors and cosy, communal living areas. With a 65-meter squared swimming pool, Wi-Fi access throughout, satellite TV, air-conditioned rooms and phenomenal views, this homely villa marries together luxury and comfortable living. With a weekly cost of between €16,330 and €31,070 for 2020, Villa Senna includes the services of a private chef and assistant, daily cleaning, change of linen twice a week, travel assistance and concierge assistance. The professional chef and assistant, Zlata and Heleni, make full use of the professional kitchen to create truly flavourful and sumptuous Greek cuisine that is authentic to the island, using local ingredients wherever possible. A short car journey from Villa Senna is the idyllic village of Alyki, home to a number of exceptional restaurants and eateries for those who wish to experience Greek culture outside of the villas. Organised by the team at The Greek Villas, LUXlife was treated to dinner at an authentic seafood tavern, Mouragio Restaurant, as chosen by the company using their expert knowledge of the islands. Carefully crafted seafood right by the waterfront was the perfect way to experience the genuine feel of Alyki village, and the insight of the company was instrumental in choosing that experience. Where Villa Lopez is the epitome of luxury living across a vast estate, the rusticity of Villa Senna is the perfect place in which to be communal amongst friends and family. Whether guests are craving total serenity, or party central, The Greek Villas can take care of absolutely everything from start to finish. Ultimately, choice is the true luxury behind the success of The Greek Villas, with the exceptional levels of service that the company offer enabling guests to tailor their own experience to suit their needs. Whether they are looking for authentically Greek villas, or designer luxury, there is something here for everyone. From beginning to end, every moment of LUXlife’s time in Mykonos and Paros was filled with luxury, and the company has the ability to elevate any stay from enjoyable to exceptional. If you would like to book your own oasis retreat with The Greek Villas, you can find out more about their villa offerings on their website: