Of the plethora of islands that make up the Greek archipelago, Tinos is located within the Cyclades collection to the southeast of Athens, and north by only a few nautical miles of Mykonos. The Cyclades are typified by their dramatically simple landscapes which are cooled with the Meltemi winds during the dry, hot summers.
By contrast to almost every other Greek island, the heart and soul of Tinos is not found in the quaint harbour town as you arrive ashore, but is fragmented into some forty villages nestling in the hills of this historic and culturally rich destination.
Beyond the peaceful demeanour and stylish yet unsophisticated landscape of Tinos, the island boasts a rare and rich history that has seen inhabitation by various Greek civilizations, early Romans, Venetians and finally the Ottoman Empire after their defeat of the Venetians in the 18th century during their seventh such battle.
Such a diverse history has resulted in eclectic architecture, craftsmanship and cuisine, and most importantly the harmonious integration of the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches. Tinos has a mix of over 700 churches and monasteries, but it is best known for the Church of Panagia Evangelista that attracts Greek pilgrims to the healing icon of the Virgin Mary, which was discovered on the island in 1823.
The character is punctuated by the warmth of the locals, the legendary home cooking and the tradition of sculpture which has created an art colony. Meanwhile, the fragrance of mimosa trees and lavender fills the air of this simply blissful island.
Feggera, or 'feast under the moonlight' in local Greek, is an elegant estate of eleven homes on a private peninsula along the south-west coast of Tinos.
Feggera is designed by the owners for the owners. London investment banker Ari Zaphiriou-Zarifi and his artist wife Heba financed the project, and together with top Greek architects A&T Kontodimas, brought their combined vision to fruition.
Delicately placed on the cliff top, each property is uniquely designed to maximise outside living space.
Each home blends subtly into the indigenous landscape and has a strict environmentally friendly policy…the roofs are planted with vegetation, the volume of the houses are built into the rocks, the rain is collected for recycling and eco-friendly materials have been used in construction.
The Feggera estate was born out of the desire to create an idyllic Aegean island retreat without compromising luxury, style or technology.
APANEMI 'Sheltered from the winds' Plot size: 6,400 m² / 68,864 ft² House size: 290 m² / 3,120 ft² Terraces: 144 m² / 1549 ft² Pool size: 80 m² / 861 ft²
Accommodation: 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
Ground Floor: 140 m² / 1,506 ft² Living Area / Kitchen and Dining Area / Two Guest Bedrooms / Bathroom / Pergolas / Sea View Terraces / Infinity Pool / Sun Decks / Barbecue Area / Outside Shower
Lower Floor: 50 m² / 538 ft² Guest Bathroom / Staff Room & Bathroom / Laundry Room / Pool Room
First Floor: 100 m² / 1,076 ft² Master Bedroom Suite / Two Guest Bedrooms / Bathroom / Pergolas / Sea View Terraces
Comments: Apanemi is a waterfront property with South orientation. Approx. 6 months for completion.
Please be aware prices may vary due to fluctuations in the exchange rate