The property of Mèlisses is located in the exclusive and secluded bay of Paleopoli. There, underwater, you can still see the old city, once the main harbor of the island. The bay is opposite the extraordinary scenery of the island of Iaros, which is still today considered legendary and protected for its marine wildlife. Sunset is the perfect time to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and have a nice aperitivo by the pool, admiring the unique view from the house. The property is just seven minutes away from the village of Batsi, a little harbor where you’ll find great restaurants and small typical Cycladic shops. Xora, the capital of the island and Gavrion are about 25 minutes away from the house. The island has a daily connection with ferries going back and forth from Athens, Tinos and Mykonos. From the house, you can freely drive around the island, discovering isolated wild beaches and green water springs.
The name Mèlisses (in Greek “bees”) is inspired by the busy bees that typically distinguish the landscape of the island, in the proximity of the sea. At Mèlisses, everything is aimed to enhance the local flora and fauna; the house, realised by the best team of landscape designers and architects, completely respects the surroundings by using local plants and rough stones, creating a continuous connection with the environment, almost disappearing from human sight. The property has many different fruit trees and typical herbs and spices. A vegetable garden with tomatoes from Santorini, local variety of zucchini, onions and fresh herbs is situated within the grounds, facing the sea. Enjoy our freshly made products and rich breakfasts served outside, under the pergola.
The house is on the sea and it has private access to a sun deck on top of the rocks. The location is surrounded by crystal waters, where wild figs and grapes grow uninhibited. Enjoy the sea, with all the comforts of a luxury resort. Snorkeling gear will be provided to you as well as beach towels and fresh spring Sariza local water. The property boasts of two different salt water infinity pools, from where you can see the island of Iaros in the distance. The accommodation has a panoramic view that guarantees beautiful sunsets, with all the rooms looking over the magnificent sea. Anytime is a good time to relax and have a nice swim in the fresh waters of the pool.
The property is completely isolated with its private one hectare land on the sea. All around the house there is quietness and peace, complimented by the sea slowly crashing against the rocks down at the beach and sometimes the sound of little lambs and goats walking around freely.
From Mèlisses you can see the clearest sky, completely dark at night, only brightened by a full moon and stars.
Enjoy our exclusive activities:
• Boat trips and snorkelling excursions;
• picnic on the beach;
• private dining options;
• cooking classes;
• bonfire aperitivo;
• aperitivo by the pool;
• excursions, including visits of rivers and springs on the island.
In order to give you the best experience possible, all activities need a 24h notice. Please contact us and we’d be more than happy to book for you one of these special activities (not included in our standard fare).
We are looking forward to having you here at Mèlisses!