One&Only Kéa Island Opens

Discretion and seclusion define this new all-villa resort in Greece, located just across the water from Athens.

Opened just three days ago, One&Only Kéa Island is a hidden idyll for a very authentic, beachfront holiday in the Cyclades islands.

This is the Greek resort we hoped would exist one day. Contemporary, stylish, spacious and very private. Yet dominated by the natural, unchanged charms of a Greek island.

A Stunning New Beachfront Resort in Greece

One&Only Kéa Island is an all-villa resort, where all villas have private pools.

One&Only Kéa Island comes hot on the heels of One&Only Aesthesis, which recently opened on the Athens Riviera.

EliteVoyage CEO Petr Udavský made an inspection soon after the opening. He says:

Location and overall quality makes One&Only Aesthesis a great all-round resort, for almost all our clients. It could be a long weekend escape, first-time Athens discovery, or an easy add on to a longer Greek island holiday.

One&Only Kéa Island has a different vibe. It’s more remote and secluded, an almost secretive resort scattered along an island’s cliffside.

This is very much a destination for quiet summer holidays, away from buzz and bustle, on an island ripe in natural beauty and rural traditions.

Introducing Kéa Island

Kéa Island was a secret getaway destination for chic Athenians, although mostly it was a place they came on the weekend to escape the city.

Although it’s a Cyclades island, you won’t see whitewashed cubic houses and blue-domed churches, like in Santorini or Mykonos.

Note that Kéa is almost double the size of Santorini, yet it’s not a known destination and receives a tiny fraction of the tourists.

The island feels like stepping back in time, with its traditional Cyclades farming roots and Venetian influences.

Capital Loulida is a car-free village draped across a hill. Most of Kéa remains as nature intended, except for the odd farmhouse, small village and ancient ruin.

Now this protected island has a place for you to stay, a base for a very exclusive Greek island holiday.

Introducing One&Only Kéa Island

One-bedroom villa at One&Only Kéa Island

Overlooking a tranquil bay, One&Only Kéa Island is the setting for a very quiet summer holiday. A place for contemplation, connection with nature and gentle explorations on land and water.

All the villas are constructed from local marble, wood and stone. Each has a private pool, shaded deck, and cinematic sea views.

It’s indoor and outdoor living, with the stylishness you come to expect from the One&Only brand.

Cliff villas can fit two adults and two children. Two-bedroom cliff villas are significantly larger, suitable for two couples or a family with up to four kids.

We initially imagine this as more of a couple’s retreat, especially outside the school holidays. However, there is the KidsOnly club and the resort expects to welcome guests of all ages.

We will soon make our resort inspection and can be clearer about exactly which guests will most enjoy this new resort.

A Holiday on Kéa Island

From Athens International Airport it’s a 15-minute helicopter flight to Kéa. By private boat the resort is only 30 minutes from Athens.

The main restaurant is all about Kéa’s local flavours, like olive oil, freshly-caught fish, plump tomatoes and honey. Four bars and a beach club provide spaces to hang out during the day and evening.

Expect to slow down. This is not a destination for rushing around with a busy itinerary. Still, there are some great things to do.

Scuba diving with Yannis Tzavelakos

Various shipwrecks dot the depths around the island and they’re mostly unexplored. Wreck diving with dive master Yannis Tzavelakos is part of the resort’s offer.

A resident archaeologist Petroula Tatsopoulou leads private tours around the island and help you discover island culture.

Local guide and curator Sotiria Antonopoulou

Sailing around the Cyclades is certain to be on your itinerary, whether it’s just for sunset, going in search of Grecian ruins, swimming in remote coves or snorkelling adventures.

But let’s not plan too much. Go to One&Only Kea Island this summer and you’ll be one of the first to discover what’s on offer.

Will You Be One of the First?

This is only the third One&Only property in Europe.

One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro has become one of the trendiest beachfront resorts in the Mediterranean.
One&Only Aesthesis really impressed us, because it offered such high quality, so soon after opening.

We are yet to visit Kéa Island but our expectations are justifiably high. A brand with reassuring style and quality, bringing a new concept to a country everybody has visited before.

It’s so easy to get to as well. Now you don’t need a two-leg flight to reach an unknown Greek island, you can hop to Athens and spend a few days here.

Will you be one of the first to discover One&Only Kéa Island?

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