Kea Island, Cyclades, Greece
Just a stone’s throw from Athens, in the Cyclades complex of islands, Kéa captivates visitors from around the world with its enchanting beauty.
Due to its proximity to Attica, Kéa (also called “Tzia”) is an easily accessible escape, with scenic variety: steep mountains, small fields, olive groves, old churches, Hellenistic towers, watermills and windmills, vineyards, valleys, picturesque coves, exciting hiking trails and off-the-beaten-track beaches and no less than four ancient cities (Ioulis, Korissia, Pisses and Karthaia).
Just outside Ioulis, capital of the Cycladic island Kea, there stands a great stone Lion dated to the Archaic period where a sign in Greek and English proclaims: “The Lion of Kea is one of the oldest works of Greek monumental sculpture and is dated about 600 BC.”
The archaic sculpture is popularly connected to a myth that says that the island of Kea was once home to a population of water nymphs whose beauty, along with their lovely island made the gods jealous.
As this was almost always a recipe for disaster in ancient Greece, the gods sent a lion to drive the nymphs from Keos to Karystos and thus the granite lion was carved into the hillside in commemoration of this event.
One&Only Kea Island Resort
Situated on a 60-hectare beachfront site on the west side of Kéa island of the Cyclades, this ultimate ultra-luxury lifestyle experience will include 75 resort villas, as well as a limited number of One&Only Private Homes available for purchase.
The iconic international beach club will be a vibrant location where guests and residents alike will want to linger at the water’s edge for hours. Arrive via private luxury yacht to the ultimate haven to lounge, socialise or play under the Greek sun.
The resort will become a culinary destination for the intimate island, offering 3 restaurants and two bars; each defined by their own distinct ethos, energy, design and flavour and will bring the story of Kéa to life through all senses, showcasing the bounty of the region.
This will include a Greek piazza experience, offering fresh cuisine from morning to night, as well as the ultimate restaurant for the catch of the day, expertly grilled over open flames.
The spa, situated near the Beach Club, will be an indulgent destination, introducing traditional and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies, with overall wellness at its core. Also a cutting -edge fitness centre, featuring both indoor and outdoor spaces, will be part of the overall lifestyle offering at One&Only Kéa Island.
Services and Amenities
New curated experiences will be offered to discover the best of both land and sea – full of adventure. The resort will offer innovative programming for families with children, whilst carefully preserving space for adults only as well.
From awe-inspiring natural landscapes to state-of-the-art facilities for sports, wellness, diving, art, cooking and more, One&Only Kéa Island will be a stimulating oasis for active, mindful and creative pursuits, regardless of age or passion.
Kéa is the closest Cycladic Island to Athens and is accessible in one hour by ferry or 30’ by speed boat from Lavrio Harbor. Alternatively, it is a short 8 min helicopter ride from Athens International Airport.
Resort Management: One&Only
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. At home in the world’s most inspiring locations, hand-picked for exceptional beauty and unique cultural charm, One&Only Resorts and Private Homes are havens of outstanding style and service with incredible tailored experiences across beach, nature, and urban locations, and spectacular spaces to simply ‘be’.
Real Estate: The Private Homes
Size and Price
The Resort will feature a limited number of One&Only Private Homes available for purchase, ranging from One (1) Bedroom residences upwards.
To mark the launch of sales for Private Homes at One&Only Kéa Island, Dolphin Capital has unveiled plans for three fixed design villas available for purchase with a guaranteed rental return.
Prices start from €3 million for a turnkey two-bedroom Private Home with a guarantee return.
Private Home Owners will be able to, but not obliged, to include their residence in the rental pool of the resort.
Dolphin Capital – Dolphin Capital Partners (DCP) is a global real estate investor and developer specialising in luxury resorts. Since 2005, DCP has raised and managed in excess of €1.2bn in equity through its various investment companies and is the developer of world class assets such as Amanzoe and Nikki Beach in Greece, Amanera in Dominican Republic and Pearl Island in Panama. DCP’s main investment vehicle is Dolphin Capital Investors (DCI), listed on AIM (Alternative Investment Market) of the London Stock Exchange which currently owns several sites and projects in Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Turkey. The projects under development include the One&Only resort on Kea Island and the Kilada Country Club, Golf & Residences in Greece.
Kerzner International Holdings Limited – through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, ultra-luxury hotels and residences and innovative entertainment and gaming experiences. Kerzner’s flagship brand Atlantis, includes Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, a 1,500-room, water-themed resort on The Palm, overlooking the Arabian Sea and mainland Dubai and Atlantis, Sanya Hainan in China; and in development, The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai and Atlantis Ko Olina in Hawaii in the United States. Under the One&Only brand, Kerzner manages some of the most top-rated ultra-luxury resorts in the world, located in Mexico, Mauritius, the Maldives, South Africa, Dubai, Rwanda and Australia. Additionally, Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, mazaganbeachresort.com, a 500-room destination golf and casino resort in Morocco, is also operated by Kerzner.
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