Kéa – an island of unrivalled beauty and heritage Although peaceful and almost untouched, Kéa is as seductive as the archipelago’s better-known islands of Santorini and Mykonos. A retreat for the civilised clientele of Athenian second-home owners, Kéa is an island full of picturesque villages with quintessential blue, white and terracotta-coloured villas. Dotted with scores of sheltered coves surrounding pristine turquoise beaches and olive grove filled landscapes, it’s one of the most scenic islands of the Cyclades.
Marking the second European resort for the globally-renowned collection, One&Only Kéa Island will offer the definitive luxury lifestyle experience that celebrates the rich culture of the destination and the island’s unspoilt charm and character. Pairing timeless glamour and chic elegance with the natural beauty and history of Kéa, the stylish collection of suites and Private Homes will be set into the hills within a secluded bay, offering a hideaway surrounded by azure sea views.
Situated in a 60-hectare beachfront site along the western coastline, One&Only Kéa Island will comprise 75 resort villas and a limited number of One&Only Private Homes. Ranging in size from one-bedroom upwards, the Private Homes at One&Only Kéa Island will boast the best of indoor and outdoor living, light-filled rooms, family gathering spaces, party-ready kitchens, cascading hillside terraces and private infinity pools overlooking the sea.
Owners of One&Only Private Homes will benefit from privileged access to the resort including a wealth of amenities such as a state-of-the-art spa and a private beach club, as well as destination-defining restaurants and bars, each with a distinct ethos, energy, design and flavour, serving fresh cuisine and daily catch of the day.
Dolphin Capital—the project’s investor and developer, has unveiled plans for three fixed design villas available to purchase, with a guaranteed rental return of 4% across eight years. These two 2 bedroom and one 3 bedroom Private Homes command the resort’s most spectacular views overlooking the Aegean Sea from the most prestigious plots.
They will have private access to the sea, offer limited usage for the duration of the eight years and freehold ownership. Managed by One&Only, each of the Private Homes will be constructed on two levels in plots of at least 2,000m2 and will offer spacious open-plan indoor and outdoor living areas, fully landscaped outdoor spaces and secluded swimming pools.
Different land allotments, that can accommodate larger Private Homes, are also available – situated on the other side of the bay, providing more of a bespoke option, allowing for a certain degree of modifications. Miltos Kambourides, Founder and CEO at Dolphin Capital Partners, comments: “The island of Kéa has remained relatively undiscovered despite being steeped in heritage, and an abundance of iconic landscaped scenes. Coupled with its close proximity to Athens, Kéa offers the ideal location for what will be the ultimate luxury resort with private residences on the Aegean shoreline, and probably the entire Mediterranean. We’re committed to creating an incredible destination retreat of the highest standard – across both design and service – all the while continuing to support local economies. One&Only Kéa Island presents a unique opportunity to invest in a branded seafront Private Home that will last a lifetime .”
Roughly 60% of the Kéa’s forests are safeguarded by the Natura 2000 Network – a network of protected areas covering Europe’s most valuable habitats – making the island a hiker’s paradise. Visitors can explore the islands winding hillside walking routes, cobbled streets or through arched passages either via the island’s coastline or forestry.
The history of Kéa dates back to ancient Greece and has been the inspiration of many Greek mythologies – the land was thought to be the original home of water nymphs, who lived among the natural springs and woodland. Home to four ancient cities; Ioulis, Korissia, Poisses and Karthaia, the island is known for its Doric temples, as well as the newly excavated tiers of Karthea’s temple.
Prices for a turnkey two-bed Private Home at One&Only Kéa Island start from €3 million.