The Greek Island of Mykonos has a storied history - Greek myth tells of a titanic struggle between Hercules and 12 giants, whom he defeated and cast into the ocean where they petrified to form an island...Today, giants have been replaced by jet setters and celebrities, drawn to the Mykonos mix of classic Greek architecture - think whitewashed walls offset by deep blue accents - soft sand beaches and the legendary nightlife. What better place to build a six-bedroom villa fit for the gods.
Pelikanos is the latest property to join the ever growing Karma Collection - a stand alone luxury residence that celebrates the old world charm of traditional Greek building design - sparkling white walls contrasting with window frames and shutters in a shade of blue as deep and vivid as the Aegean. If the aesthetic is old world, the amenities and interior design are totally 21st century. There's a large pool and veranda for entertaining, complete with barbeque and pizza oven, in true Mediterranean style. Interiors and furnishings are by talented UK designer Gareth Johns and his partner Celia, who have created a contemporary space with classic overtones, featuring moulded stone banquettes set with thick upholstery. Pergolas with bamboo battens - a typical Mykonian design feature - keep things authentic.
And what would an uber exclusive island villa be without a view? Pelikanos casts its 180-degree gaze westward across the sparkling waters of the Aegean, with views of the nearby islands of Naxos and Delos. It is situated in Pirgi, just five minutes from the airport and 10 minutes to the island's hub of restaurants, clubs and boutiques, while the world famous Paradise beach club is just half a kilometre distant.
Pelikanos is already grabbing the attention of the elite lifestyle media, with Karma chairman John Spence featuring alongside his latest creation in a special shoot for GQ. The new villa is set to become a new icon of style and luxury on one of the world's most desirable island destinations.