A pristine island cloaked in pine forests and sweet-scented wild herbs, Alonnisos is encircled by Europe’s largest marine reserve, with endangered Mediterranean monk seals, turtles and dolphins living in its turquoise waters. There’s a feeling of tranquillity and unspoiled natural beauty here, which is embodied in the beautiful Marpunta Resort.
Set on a private peninsula on the island’s southwest coast, this refined retreat feels gloriously secluded. Originally an old fisherman’s village, its white-washed buildings peek out from clouds of fuchsia bougainvillea. Inside, the look is simple but supremely stylish: sleek light-flooded rooms with colour pops of turquoise and tangerine.
NEW for 2023 is a stunning 2-bedroom villa, previously only occupied by the owners of the resort, this year is the first year they are opening it up to guests to enjoy. Recently renovated and decorated to the highest of standards – think casual elegance with Greek flair, earthy tones, and jewel like colours. The spacious 120sqm home has its own terrace area with jaw dropping sea views, private pool, lounge, kitchen, and dining area. The villa itself can accommodate up to 6 people (x4 adults and x2 children) across two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. If you’re a party of 8/10 however, there is also the opportunity to add the ground floor. Located on the lower level of the villa with separate entrance, this provides further accommodation for 4 people across two bedrooms with a shared bathroom.
Providing the best of both worlds, the property offers the seclusion and privacy of a private villa, but its location allows guests access to the facilities and conveniences of this exquisite island resort.
Venture into the heart of the resort and you’ll find a shimmering pool, tennis court, yoga and paddleboards for exploring the azure coves near the resort. And whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the sport, the scuba-diving here is some of the best in the Med. Alonnisos is also famous for homeopathy, with over a thousand different types of wild herbs of which you can discover their uses on a guided, four-hour herbal hike.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Marpunta’s beachside restaurant, with just-caught lobster on the menu and a barefoot-chic vibe, dress up for dinner high on the bluff above the bay, with modern Med dishes and a side order of sunset views or escape to your very own, villa retreat where a private chef can be booked on demand to create a mouth-watering meal just for you, friends and family.