Villa Hephaestus is nestled on the edge of the Agios Lazaros Mykonos seafront and enjoys an uninterrupted view of the islands of Delos and Rhenea over a majestic drop to the sea, offering the picture-perfect Mykonos sunset. Villa Hephaestus was host to several events during the games over the summers of 2004 and 2005 and was named Villa Hephaestusin honor of the Goddess of wisdom. The world-renown designer, Alberto Pinto, intended the white-washed indoors and minimal designs to distract guests from the over- powering natural beauty of the island, and the white upholstery is intended to complement the island’s unique Cycladic architecture. The curved walls and seating arrangements blend in seamlessly with the Mykonian style, where 90-degree angles are all but absent. In contrast to the interior, the exterior of Pinto’s designs draw upon the magnificent, fiery-colored, stone-chiseled walls and broad flagstones to blend into the natural zeitgeist of the island’s wild-side, offering up an uninterrupted frame from within which to view Apollo’s birth place, Delos, and the myriad of Cycladic islands scattered beyond it into the distance.
Villa Hephaestus boasts an outdoor BBQ and an outdoor dining area overlooking a magnificent view of the infinity pool that appears to flow off into the sea. There are sunny & shady (all day long) areas in front of the 83m2 infinity pool that flows off into the Aegean horizon- and you are still less than a two-minute walk to the sea (still within the estate). Villa Hephaestus main entrance opens into the living and dining areas and to the open-plan kitchen. The dining and living room areas (w/ fire-place) are on the right. The view to the sea is breath taking from all three rooms. To the left of the main entrance, and upstairs, is a Master bedroom with a Super King bed w/ an en-suite bathroom w/Jaccuzzi, and a private balcony. On the pool level are two bedrooms, the left one has a private entrance and bathroom. The room on the right is a suite with a sofa (this room can be closed off) and an en-suite bathroom and direct access to the outside (pool) areas. At the ground level are 2 more bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms and 2 singles each (one is rather dark). There are also two storage rooms, a laundry room and another bathroom. The brilliant white interiors and exteriors and the subtle tasteful decorations reflect the Mykonian-elegance the island is known for, so you can totally immerse yourself in the spirit of the island. The refurbished luxury estate has daily, complimentary maid service-so you don’t lift a finger, 24/7 CCTV monitoring at the periphery of the estate- so unauthorized people are detectable, Netflix- to quench your thirst for relaxed adventure, flat-screen TVs- so everyone can watch, back-up generators- to face the frequent local electric shortages, a desalination plant- so you can ignore the frequent local water shortages, and a 24/7 gate-access control. The pool can be heated for a fee.