Aria increases its presence in the Cyclades with three new properties full of character
Aria Hotels announces the acquisition and refurbishment of three exquisite new properties amidst the dramatic island setting of the Western Cyclades. The additions, ranging from a secluded private retreats for couples and honeymooners to the largest hotel on Kimolos, enhance the Aria boutique portfolio and increase its presence in this undiscovered part of Greece. The season runs from May to the end of September and reservations can be made at www.ariahotels.gr.
Kimolos Blue is the largest pool and hotel complex on the island of Kimolos. Psathi Blue features traditional island dwellings converted into stylish, modern holiday residences. Aera Milos is a unique windmill conversion on the island of Milos with sea views and separate studio. Housekeeping and concierge services along with meals and catering are available at each property. All three properties participate in the Aria Art Buzz project which showcases artworks by local artists with a national reputation, and all in harmony with the local environment. The Aria Art Buzz is also gathering momentum and this year launches its own public gallery exhibition.
Kimolos Blue is a stylish and comfortable 11-room property just a few steps from Aliki beach, one of the largest on the island. Featuring a traditional Greek ‘taverna’ restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with local cuisine, the hotel has the island’s only swimming pool – 40m2 of refreshing water surrounded by beautiful gardens. The property also provides relaxing views over the grounds and pool. It is the largest hotel complex on Kimolos and can be hired in its entirety for private family events and celebrations.
Psathi Blue offers a truly authentic island-life experience with peace and tranquillity in the vicinity of the main port of Kimolos, Psathi. Two distinct dwellings have been converted into modern, well-equipped residences with typical Cycladic architectural features. Psathi Blue I, ideal for a couple, is formed of separate buildings which feature living and sleeping space with private verandas and stunning views across the port and beach. Psathi Blue II can accommodate up to three people with a veranda and spacious rooftop terrace also offering a wide vista across the whole of the beach and nearby port.
On the nearby island of Milos, where the famous Venus de Milos was discovered and at the south-western tip of the Cycladic cluster, Aera Milos is converted from a traditional windmill. The flexible, beautifully refurbished holiday home over three storeys can accommodate up to six people. The windmill itself has two bedrooms, a living area and large bathroom. In addition, it comes with an adjacent studio with bedroom and en-suite bathroom for two people, spacious outdoor area and garden. Nestled amongst the windmills of picturesque Tripiti village, it affords views of the Aegean Sea and the island’s capital, Plaka.
“This is a very exciting development for the Aria portfolio,” said Lefteris Kariotis, Sales & Marketing Manager for Aria Hotels & Tourism. “The Western Cyclades is a very attractive and unspoilt corner of the Aegean and we are honoured to help new visitors discover this part of Greece.”