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Private Residence

Southern orientation peninsula stretches into the Aegean sea. A house with a floating over the sea vibe. Secluded area, private with no road connection, accessed by sea or air.

“Fly to” Achlada Peninsula (video)

Achlada (pear) peninsula is located at the southern tip of the island of Ios in the center of the south Aegean Sea.

Ios is part of the Cyclades island complex and is surrounded by the islands of Antiparos, Paros, Naxos, Koufonisia, Amorgos, Santorini (Thira), and Sikinos.

The population of about 2,000 people is mainly involved in agriculture, stock raising, fishing and tourism. In the recent years, Ios has evolved into one of the cosmopolitan resorts of the Aegean falling just behind the likes of Paros and Mykonos islands. Starting in 2007, more than 15% of the island has changed ownership. There has been a surge of affluent Greek and international buyers foreseeing and investing in its prospects. Purchases have been concluded by a number of Greek ship-owners, industrialists and stock brokers. Ios has developed into a summer hot spot destination for both the young and the affluent. The young, 16-25 years old, are attracted to the island for partying, and the affluent enjoy the privacy of exclusive resorts and mega private houses.

It is a mountainous and dry island, with crystalline rocks and 64 beaches. It covers an area of 108 km² and the length of its coasts is 80 km. The coasts resemble a lace, forming many coves and capes.

The most important coves are the port Yalos (1), the busy Milopotas bay (2), the quiet Magganari bay (3) and Papas bay (4) where the exclusive Calilo resort was recently built. The latter are considered two of the best beaches in the Aegean sea.

Chora, the capital, is built amphitheatrically on a hill’s slope. On top of the hill lie the remnants of the Castle which served as a refuge during pirate raids as well as the church of Saint Nikolaos.

Chora is a very lively place offering all sorts of entertainment from tavern food to fine restaurants, numerous bars and night clubs as well as an open air theater where cultural events are held during the summer months.

The island is well connected to Piraeus, the main port of Athens, with regular speed boat services covering the distance in three and a half hours. Santorini International airport (Monolithos bay) is 15 nautical miles from Magganari bay, a 20 min ride on a speed boat. Ios is well connected to the other islands of the Cyclades as well as Crete. Further with the natural cove of the port Yalos, Ios is opting to become the main Cycladic hub for sea planes. Ios port (Yalos) received a sea plane landing strip license in 2021. Test flights from Lavrio port (a 20 min car ride from Athens International airport) cover the distance to Ios in about 30 minutes.

The island offers a well equipped medical center that belongs to the National public health grid. A private medical center is located in Chora.

The Property

The property is located at the southern tip of the island. In fact, it comprises the southern peninsula of Ios directly across Santorini (Thira). It takes just a few minutes to reach the property with a boat from Magganari bay (3) which is 25 km far from Ios main port Yalos. Direct connection to Santorini International airport is possible with a 20-30 min speedboat ride to either Monolithos bay (15 NM) located next to Santorini airport, or Athinios Port (16 NM), the main port of Santorini Island. A helicopter ride takes about 40 min to cover the 100 NM distance to Athens International airport and less than 10 min to Santorini International airport.

It has an area of 310,502 m2 of which 48,250 m2 is defined as coastal zone. The coastline has a length of approximately 1,800 meters covering the east, the south and the west. This gives unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea with the islands of Santorini (Thira) to the South, Astypalea to the East and Sikinos and Folegandros to the West. On a clear day the island of Grete is visible in the far South.

Calm sea can always be found on either the east or the west side.

Across the Northeastern boarder lies a private residence of a Greek shipping tycoon. It used to be a 42 room secluded hotel, as shown in the picture, built in a traditional Cycladic architecture. There is a small pier on the coastal zone which by Greek law is a public area.

In the past the hotel went through its glory days hosting several celebrities including the Greek ex-Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis who for several years chose it as his main summer holiday destination.

This is a secluded place with no road access. It is addressed only to people who are seeking for the outmost privacy and the tranquility of the Aegean Sea. Access to the property is possible by foot, yacht or helicopter.

A view of the eastern side of the property. It includes a small beach formation.

Turquoise waters on the eastern and southern sides.

Due to the clarity of the Magganari bay waters it has been a favorite swimming destination of celebrities vacationing on private yachts.

High profile examples include guests of the Latsis family -leaders in shipping, real estate banking and petroleum- like the late US President George H. W. Bush and King Charles who have repeatedly visited the bay.

Southern plateau with a view of Santorini (Thira).

View of the southern plateau from the sea.

The eastern coastline viewed from the southern tip of the property. The neighboring house complex (ex-hotel), northeast of the property border is just about visible. Magganari bay can be seen at the far back.

Overview of Magganari bay.

Sunset along the west coastline of the property. The sun sets behind the island of Sikinos.

Topographic Map


Magganari – Achlada Peninsula