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3 Mediterranean Villas To Retreat To

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3 Mediterranean Villas To Retreat To

What is it about the Mediterranean coast that makes it such a paradisiacal place? Perhaps it’s its white sand beaches, its translucent blue waters and its beautifully preserved history and culture. Or the sense of peace brought on by the breathtaking tranquility of the horizon.

When it comes to staying in the Mediterranean, it is in a seaside villa that you have to stay obviously. Discover Sotheby's International Realty's favorite three properties representative of classic Mediterranean living.

 

Italy

Some of the most luxurious villas on Italy’s coasts are a rebirth of the art and architecture that originated in this region half a millennium ago. Immortalizing both the style and the spirit of the Italian Renaissance, the most prized villas here pay homage to classical elements — pillars, friezes, vaults, and archways framing magnificent views — even among more contemporary constructions.

Caprese-style villas are no exception, as epitomized by this panoramic estate that offers rare proximity to both Capri’s legendary Piazzetta and the seaside. Each level of this mansion is unique, and comprises its own bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and dining rooms. But the second and third floors boast the best views, with sweeping vantages of the Bay of Naples on one side of the villa and Marina Piccola on the other. The terraced gardens are practically a private park. Like the home, each area provides a wholly different experience — whether dining outdoors between the vibrant greener stone archways, relaxing on the full-furnished patio, or enjoying the solarium and hot tub.

 

Spain

Those who have holidayed in destinations like California, Florida, and Mexico are likely familiar with Spanish style villas, with their textured, low-slung roofs, simple exteriors, and exposed beams and structural elements. But long before colonists brought the architectural aesthetic across the ocean, it was widespread across Spain’s cities, countryside, and waterfronts. The most luxurious Spanish Mediterranean villas are located on the Balearic Islands of Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza, and Formentera. This secluded escape yet close to both the historic town of Maó and the sapphire beaches of Binidalí, provides breathtaking views. In this home of more than 230 sq. m, life takes place on the main level. The open-plan oasis incorporates living and dining rooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, patios, gardens, and a pool. The lower floor features a recreation and entertainment space, as well as another bedroom and bathroom.

 

Greece

Minimalism wasn’t inaugurated in Greece, but judging by the iconic coastal villas found throughout the Aegean Sea — with their simple white walls and square shapes — it might as well have started here. These villas both visionary and authentic are very covetable.

This stunning property on the island of Mykonos is an example of how modern design can seamlessly merge with, and elevate, the classic elegance of the local architecture. It has spectacular vistas of the Aegan Sea from the infinity pool. It also included an external home theater for those looking to simultaneously enjoy a great film and sunbathing. 

 

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