publicationstravel journaleuropegreeceathens Villa Agave, the Estate bringing California to the Athens Riviera Mesmerising clear waters are back on the horizon as Villa Agave embrace luxurious overseas travel without compromising on safety or seclusion.
by Sophie Smith

As international borders slowly reopen, the ideal Greek getaway has been revealed. Complete privacy, beautiful beaches and sunset views of the Coast of Attica are just a few reasons why staying in a private villa is the perfect way to relax in an unprecedented era of travelling.

If the thought of lounging in the cosmopolitan aesthetic of the Athens Riviera isn’t tempting enough, Villa Agave offers luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests across 6 generously sized bedrooms. With clean-cut architecture putting a modern twist on traditional Greek living, this hidden oasis is truly where California-living meets The Athens Riviera.

Villa Agave, the Estate bringing California to the Athens Riviera

This mesmerising sea-front villa offers a private tennis court, swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzi, all overlooking the Coast of Attica on fresh, well-kept lawn. This elegant, yet effortless exotic style is mirrored across the estate, with endless sun beds and sofas for indoor-outdoor living, perfect for cooking and entertaining alike.

Villa Agave offers contemporary living at its finest, with an open-plan sitting and dining area, combining earthy tones and Greek architecture to create an inviting ambience. The main house hosts three spacious bedrooms and bathrooms and provides a guest house for a further four guests, making this the quintessential location to host visitors or for large families.

Villa Agave, the Estate bringing California to the Athens Riviera
Photo: Courtesy of White Key Villas

In a recent interview with Architectural Digest, it was suggested that in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, ‘professionally managed private villas will be among the safest accommodation options globally’ and the staff at Villa Agave plan to offer this through: professional cleaning services, eco-friendly sanitiser and protection kits for guests, which include complimentary face masks and antibacterial tissues.

Villa staff have been instructed to complete consistent hygiene checks whilst maintaining social distancing but guests also have the option to limit or request a staff-free environment to ensure complete peace-of-mind during their stay.

Villa Agave, the Estate bringing California to the Athens Riviera

With secluded, sandy beaches and local restaurants preparing traditional cuisine just a short walk from the estate, the temptation of restaurant dining can be easily satisfied; with a sunset view of Porto Rafti included.

This small fishing village offers contemporary dining luxuries in an exquisite location: by night, try the best catch of the day in one of Porto Rafti’s rooftop restaurants. Locally-prepared meats and fish can also be paired with wine produced in the vineyards in nearby towns for an authentic culinary experience.

By day, the possibilities of exploring the Aegean Sea are endless. For adrenaline-seekers, head out on the coast for scuba diving and snorkelling in the ocean, and for those searching for a laid-back getaway, sunbathing on the sands of Paralia Avlaki beach is only a short walk from the villa grounds.

Villa Agave, the Estate bringing California to the Athens Riviera
Porto Rafti
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The town of Porto Rafti stretches amphitheatrically around the Rafti Bay, a bay of the Aegean Sea, on the east coast of the Attica peninsula. It is surrounded by pine-cladded hills, the tallest of which is Merenta, 613 m above sea level. Porto Rafti is nowadays a famous seaside resort, with free beaches at the locations of St Spyridon, Erotospilia and Avlaki, and an organized municipal beach at Avlaki.

Villa Agave, the Estate bringing California to the Athens Riviera
Photo: Courtesy of White Key Villas

Villa Agave is just 20 minutes from Athens International Airport, making it perfectly accessible to explore mainland Greece and its cultural significance in the capital. Perhaps use Villa Agave as a base to explore  the vast hidden gems that the Greek Islands have to offer by sailing between the Aegean, Myrtoan and Ionian seas.

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Sophie is a freelance writer based in the UK. As an experienced traveller-turned-writer, Sophie now lives by the sea and provides lifestyle publications with content inspired by both her own travels overseas and the ocean-view on her doorstep.