Grecian Beauty: 5 Gorgeous Greek Terraces

From whimsical mornings to pretty in pink sunsets, feast your eyes on the Greek Islands

Whether you’ve been dreaming of the whitewashed walls and Santorini sunsets, the charming cobblestoned streets of Mykonos or the marbled magic that is Paros, the timeless beauty of the Greek Islands is something everyone must experience at least once in their lives. If you’ve yet to venture into the Aegean, these inspiring spaces will make you want to visit ASAP! 

Villa Lennox, Crete

crete_villalennox_26A little splash of magenta is always a good idea! Villa Lennox’s crisp white, chic interiors are perfectly and simple, what one might expect from a villa in Greece. Against this classic backdrop bold colors provide surprises around each corner for a fun-loving feel. There’s a lime green backsplash in the kitchen, orange artwork hanging over the fireplace, and bright pink pillows dotting the chicest pool cabana we’ve ever seen, all designed to make you smile. Now we have to go – these drapes are summoning us for an afternoon nap.
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Villa Earvin, Paros 

welovegreece-paros-villaearvin-04A stone’s throw from a charming pebble beach you’ll find this stone-clad home that is equal parts high-end and laid-back. It’s relaxing in every way; visitors here normally spend their days relaxing over quiet meals on the terrace with loved ones. The expansive pool boasts pretty views of the sparkling Aegean, and the sun-drenched rooftop terrace is just where you want to curl up with that book you’ve been dying to crack open. The time has come!
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Paprika, Mykonos

welovegreece-mykonos_paprika_04Retro touches meet Cycladic style at Paprika villas. With views of Mykonos’ old harbor, this home nods to days past, but up-to-the-minute features such as a hot tub and state-of-the-art sound system are there for you to capitalize on the island’s fun-loving atmosphere. Check out one of the many fabulous day parties that take place on the island, and be sure to make it home in time for sunset, when this spacious terrace is bathed in gorgeous golden light.
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White Rock One, Mykonos

weloveg-mykonos-whiterock-oneWith a hilltop position boasting pretty views and total peace and quiet, White Rock One is the ideal place to escape to when you want a break from the fun pace on Mykonos. The island has so many things for you to get out and see – Little Venice, Paradise Beach, the charming windmills, to name a few – but staying in and soaking up the sun is just as enticing. The villa is modern through and through, with interesting decorative touches and a dash of Art Deco. Tuck in to a delicious Greek feast accompanied by a glass of local wine and just soak up that feeling of doing absolutely nothing.
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Villa Aura, Santorini 

welovegreece-santorini_villaaura_02Welcome to a luxury-style cave with arguably one of the best views in the world. The curved ceilings and whitewashed walls make you feel as if you stepped into Alice in Wonderland. The interior is understated, letting the otherworldly architecture shine. Outside is where the real magic happens: a luminous pool and Jacuzzi look out onto the Aegean Sea, and with chairs that invite you to while away the day, awaiting the magnificent purple sunset.
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Colleen McNamara