A Greek mansion on the idyllic island of Syros and with perfect views of the Aegean Sea has gone on the market for €6.5 million (US$6.989 million).
Named after Andromeda, the daughter of the King Cepheus of Aethiopia in Greek mythology, the mansion has a rooftop pool and terrace. It located in the neighbourhood of Vaporia in Ermoupolis, the historic capital of Syros island and capital of the wider South Aegean region.
Only a four-hour car and ferry trip from the Greek capital, Andromedia offers just over 5,000 square feet and far-reaching views of the Aegean Sea, according to the listing with Greece Sotheby’s International Realty.
The design breaks free from the white-and-royal blue color scheme Greece is known for, instead featuring a pink façade and teal, amber, lemon and pink interiors. There are also herringbone wood floors and arched glass doorways.
The home “is all about Old World elegance, where Greek neoclassical and Art Deco accents grace this imposing property,” Despina Laou of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty said in the listing.
A marble staircase with Doric columns on the upper level at the center of the mansion, and there are high, decorative ceilings throughout, the listing said. There’s also a wet bar with a dark red wall and a circular bar shelf.
There are 10 en-suite bedrooms, with marble accents in the bathrooms, and “outdoor plunge pools and private verandas with expansive sea views of the nearby islands of Mykonos and Tinos extend off some of the rooms,” the listing said. The home has most recently been used as a hotel.
A highlight of the home is undoubtedly the roof deck, where guests and residents can take in sunrises and sunsets while lounging poolside.
Vaporia, once populated with the island’s shipowners and industrialists, is within walking distance of the charming historic port, home to Greece’s first opera house dating to 1864, according to the listing. Beaches and waterfront dining are a short drive away, as are other island villages.
Mansion Global could not determine when the home last traded, or for how much. The owners did not immediately return a request for comment.