Mirsini Villa is a traditionally styled villa rental in the quiet northeast of Mykonos, Greece. It’s surrounded by natural countryside and close to two of the island’s most beautiful beaches.
How would you describe Villa Aleomandra in a nutshell?
Villa Aleomandra is an oasis in Mykonos with its own private beach and all the facilities you would expect of a high-end Cycladic house. It feels remote, with a beautiful garden and sunset views, but is within walking distance of several towns, restaurants and beaches.
What is the story behind Villa Aleomandra, what was your inspiration to create it?
I bought the land in 1998 when there was nothing in the area. I was impressed by the magical sunsets and the views of Delos, an ancient island with strong energy.
We started doing the plans and landscaping in 2006 and completed the house in 2009. It was originally intended as a family house, with just four bedrooms, but over the years, I have expanded it to include six bedrooms. However, it doesn’t feel like a big house because all of the rooms are spread across the 900-square-metre site.
How would you describe the atmosphere and interior design of Villa Aleomandra?
We renovated the house in 2020 to create more of an international/Miami design aesthetic while retaining the Cycladic feel of the exterior and garden. The landscape is very Greek, with herbs like rosemary and oregano planted alongside olive trees, from which we make our own olive oil.
To you personally, what is so special about Villa Aleomandra?
It’s special to me because I put a lot of time into building and designing the property. It’s been a place where our family has made lots of beautiful memories with friends and where we’ve watched the children grow up.
I also love it because there is always something to do, both day and night, so you don’t have to go anywhere if you don’t want to. Sailing boats and ferries are always moving through the passage in front of the house and I like to sit out on the verandah just enjoying the views and the sea. The light is also very beautiful and you have the garden around you — this is what makes it an oasis.