Sotheby's International Realty - Eretria, 04

Ethereal is a natural haven of 50,316m², a privately owned island and everybody’s dream. Ethereal is an untouched paradise a few miles from the mainland abundant with ancient olive trees, wildflowers, pistachio and cypress trees and a variety of fruits such as pomegranates, apricots and peaches. It is an oasis of sublime tranquillity ringed by beaches, breathtaking views, crystal blue waters, marine wildlife and various fishes. Comprised of two traditional Greek homes, a church and lighthouse, Ethereal lends itself to a peaceful and rejuvenating experience. The main house features four bedrooms, while a bungalow on the largest beach functions as a guest cottage. A staff house offers 2 more bedrooms. The buildings on the island include total interior space of 597m² and were built in the 1960s with the distinct architecture of that period. Roads and pathways connect the nine existing structures, while the main dock allows access by sea. Ethereal boasts a colourful past and was frequently visited by celebrities including among others the Beatles, Winston Churchill, the Greek Royal Family and the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. Large parties were held to wine and dine the rich and famous of the time. In the picturesque chapel, whose walls were painted by a famous Greek artist, many family weddings and baptisms have taken place. A Venetian Tower built of stone functioned as the atelier of the owner, who was an artist. At only 15′ helicopter flight from Athens International Airport, this magical place helps you to unwind and merge yourself with nature. This peaceful retreat offers absolute privacy and serenity within an easy drive (1 hour – 120 kilometres) from Athens International Airport. An independent water source on the mainland is connected with the island giving it a limitless supply. Rarely has such a property come on the market, a special island with existing buildings, roads, docks and a pedigree and history rivalling those of Onassis’s Scorpios and Niarchos’s Spetsopoula.