Artistic Getaway — Villa St. Helena on Patmos
For the ultimate in a luxurious vacation rental where you can feel surrounded by fine art as well as breathtaking scenery, Villa St Helena is the answer. Centrally located on the Greek island of Patmos, its position above the town of Chora affords you multiple terraces with panoramic views of the landscape and sea. This vacation villa from The Greek Villas is large enough for a family to stay in comfort: it holds four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, a fully-fitted kitchen, dining room, stocked library/media room, and even gym equipment for a quick workout. At Villa St. Helena, you can enjoy a house with history — built on a Byzantine complex from the 16th century — while taking advantage of modern amenities such as Wi-Fi access, CD and DVD players, and multiple TVs with satellite service. As the old saying goes, it’s the best of both worlds.
But the truly distinguishing characteristic about this villa — besides its unparalleled views of sea, sky, and sun — is its artistic décor. In contrast with the neutral palettes of so many holiday villas and contemporary homes, this home is replete with art from old and new masters alike. You’ll find furnishings by Italian designers such as Venini, Achille Castiglioni, Arflex, Artemide, Kartell, and Zanotta — side-by-side with antiques from all over the world, and complemented by carpets and paintings that have stood the test of time. Witness the unique canopy in one bedroom, complemented by antique armchairs — contrasted with a sunburst light fixture and contemporary portrait in another. Rent the Villa St. Helena for a vacation trip and you’ll find yourself enjoying a feast for the eyes — as well as pampering for all your other senses.