Ayiopetra Exclusive Getaways is a unique enclave that sits above a breathtaking olive grove in Naxos island, facing the archaic temple of Demeter, goddess of earthly fertility.
“Ayiopetra takes the intimacy of a private, modern guesthouse and the allure of a world-class hotel, combining it with an unashamed passion for detail and beautifully designed interiors that are stylish, inviting, eclectic and wonderfully original.
Being in one of the most beautiful regions of the Greek islands, Ayiopetra is a coveted resting place for the connoisseur traveler that whispers creative confidence in style and utter sophistication. A cool bastion of contemporary boutique decoration, chilled minimalism reigns through the clever design narrative of unique antiques, airy fabrics, chalked whites and local stone that frame statement design pieces from the likes of Bertoia and Dixon.
Rubbing shoulders with the ribbons of ancient and byzantine civilizations of Greece this wondrous world nods towards the glamour of travel while the feel is utterly authentic without trying too hard.
Welcoming owner, Tonia, former Editor-In-Chief of major women’s magazine-titles like Harper’s Bazaar, returns to her hometown following long stints abroad, to bring her innate love of Greek gastronomy and hearty hospitality. Together with her son, Dimitri, a booming theatre director and storyteller, created Ayiopetra in order to suffuse modern design with homemade confitures, minimalism with heritage and style with substance. A great canvas to create a peaceful boutique den of luxe tranquility and kiss-me-quick cool vibes!
A getaway of serious Greek pride, Ayiopetra samples regional foodie delicacies with care, delighting in Tonia’s homemade jams, superb cheeses from the mountains, eggs just collected from their neighbors’ chickens and figs, watermelons, tomatoes and herbs straight from their own garden.
Ayiopetra’s idyllic rural, sleepy village of Sangri is peacefully nestled on the outskirts of Naxos, near the Monastery of Saint-Croix and the outstanding, sandy beaches of the island. Perfectly located for excursions of all things nature and culturati, invites you to peruse the famed Temple of Demeter and its speckled landscape of olive groves and chapels, castles and abbeys, monuments and windmills. Or lets you follow your own trail and hike or bike your way along the valley, passing by plains, farmhouses and ancient statues weaving their mysterious and charming pathways through this quiet, labyrinthine landscape.
Seriously a little off-radar for most folk, Ayiopetra Exclusive Getaways is a bijou design refuge of style for those seeking a Cycladic hub with easy access to the highlights of Naxian beaches and villages. Open Ayiopetra’s doors to reveal an eclectic, personable style brought together with love!”
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