Serenity and endless sea views spring to mind when describing Villa Vista in Patmos.

Standing on a rocky hill with sweeping views of Skala Bay, the island’s shoreline, nearby islets and passing ships, the charming villa that was built on 1995 and designed by architect Dimitris Nakos  is a lived-in residence that has real character.

With bright interiors, inviting outdoor areas and a sea-water pool with sun loungers and umbrellas, the house exudes a distinctly laid-back feel. The villa interiors are an expression of the owners’ personal taste and love for design while some of the furniture were actually designed by them.

Outside, whitewashed facades contrast perfectly with blue skies above and the shimmering azure sea below. Inside, attractive wood ceilings complement wood floors adorned with traditional kilims, while antique furnishings blend harmoniously with modern comforts to create a charming rustic chic atmosphere.

An idyllic natural garden lies between the villa and a similar, adjacent property. By day, the sun loungers and the shaded area offer the perfect place for daydreaming, while at night you can dine under the stars with the surrounding views as a magical backdrop. The location is tranquil, yet just a seven-minute walk from the island’s vibrant port. The central location also makes this gated property an ideal base for exploring the rest of the island to the north and south.

Available through Hipaway Villas portfolio (www.hipawayvillas.com)

Images & Styling: Sandy Karagianni (www.sandykaragianni.com)