Detailed villa description
Inside: accommodation at Kyvos is spread over two floors that are unconnected internally. On the main floor, large sliding glass doors take one into the open-plan dining and living room, which features a designer table and chairs, a TV, a fireplace, polished concrete floors, a sandstone vaulted ceiling and a large built-in corner sofa. Two more sets of glass doors lead out to the surrounding terraces and gardens and offer views out to sea. To the right of the dining area, a short corridor leads to the well-equipped kitchen, which has direct access to a shady al fresco dining area and the outdoor kitchen (where most guests cook during the summer). On the other side of the dining area another short corridor leads to the main floor's sleeping quarters, which comprises two double bedrooms, each with its own en-suite shower room and direct access to the surrounding terraces. The remaining accommodation at Kyvos, three more double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, are located on the lower ground floor, which is accessed via an external staircase. Separating these rooms is a small hall with mini kitchenette. The décor at Kyvos is a study in white minimalist modernism contrasted by the occasional splash of gold and the sandy beige of the stone-vaulted ceilings and polished concrete floors.
Outside: three sides of Kyvos are given over to well-furnished shady terraces, accessed from the living and dining area, the kitchen and the ground floor bedrooms. The one outside the kitchen is where you will take most of your meals and, perhaps, do most of your cooking, thanks to the presence of an al fresco kitchen area, including a gas barbecue, hobs, a sink and a large fridge. The terraces look out over the olive groves down to sea and give way to the garden. Here, a series of paths weave around centuries-old olive trees, converging at the large cobalt pool, which is immersed in an emerald green lawn. The lower ground floor rooms have their own furnished patio hewn out of the rock, but this is certainly trumped by the gorgeously panoramic roof terrace, accessed from near the main entrance and equipped with a shady pergola and comfy seating. From here the sea views are at their best and we particularly recommend you head up there with your aperitivi to watch the sun melt into the Ionian Sea.