Independent villa sleeps 4 - 5 people, with all amenities, gardens, pergola
- english, french, danish
About Joan Bowell
We are a Danish/English couple that purchased the land and developed the estate from scratch . We are creative people - a writer working with the United Nations in New York and an artist. It has taken many years to find this unique piece of land that embodied the vision of the perfect 'SANCTUARY .an oasis of tranquility. We wanted to create a place that families found enchanting and full of well-being.. Over time we looked after the cats left here and nurtured and fed them and hav e created a small (and now famous) cat sanctuary in the lower gardens - you can visit by request.
Joan Bowell purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Joan Bowell chose Delfini
We wanted to create a family orientated place where friends to the estate might come year after year because they had the same values as we do - quiet, the beauty of Greece and a place where you can live at ease - day and night. With subtle night lights one can eat in the gardens on ones private balcony / garden or in the well equipped villas. Enjoying eating and having a drink reading and relaxing under the stars is such a special experience and to hear the waves lapping against the sea shore - unique in this world.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is near to wonderful restaurants and a truly great town whilst feeling a little 'old Greek', the estate being at the end of an unmade up road with only exclusive villas with large gardens in the area and sheep and bee hives in the mountains around and through the valley to Delfini. This is a controlled nature-preserved area where only a limited number of houses have been able to be built - so very exclusive and with a beach that has not been exploited -combing natural beauty with high quality villas. We are cat lovers and have offered a home to the cats of Delfini who are fed in the lower gardens. They are clean, cared for, have been neutered and been maintained by the local vet to a very high standard. They are tame but with children it is always good to guide them in interacting with cats. All are welcome to watch them being fed morning and evening.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Non smoking guests please!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This was the vacation of a lifetime.
Joan and Richard’s Delfini property was possibly the most beautiful place we’ve ever been. The view is the best on the island, and the home is lovely. They made it easy for our family of 3 to enjoy a special trip. They were available when we needed them, and made us feel quite welcome. The fact that they run a cat sanctuary on the property was an extra special bonus! Our daughter is crazy for cats, and spent some of her mornings and evenings helping their cat guardian care for the kitties. I can’t overstate what a special place this is. We were so sad to leave. Thank you!
Beautiful, peaceful villa
We stayed in a small villa on this property for our honeymoon in June. It could not have been more perfect. The villa has everything you need - full kitchen, towels, comfortable furniture, A/C, and amazing outdoor spaces (several sitting areas both covered and uncovered overlooking the ocean). The wonderful Delfini beach is less than a 5 minute walk down the hill, featuring a small cafe and a taverna where you can get drinks and food right on the beach (lounge chairs, umbrellas, and tables are provided). The weather was perfect. Kini, a small town with grocery stores and many good restaurants, is a 15-20 minute walk down the road. Perfect for a single person, couple, or family looking to get away from it all and have a quiet, peaceful holiday. Very welcoming.
Peaceful, beautiful, comfortable, restful, magical
Paradise! I stayed here in the off-season, during the beautiful spring, in the second house from the top of the hill. Everything was perfect! The decor is tasteful and lovely. My bed was super comfortable. I loved being able to sit on the terrace or in the living room and see, hear, and smell the ocean. The photos in the listing are very accurate!
Everything was absolutely spic and span and the owners were warm and welcoming.
I loved being able to walk down to the beach and along the seaside paths that lead through the hills surrounding the water. Just such a perfect environment to relax in. I could have stayed there for six months, but alas, was only there a week.
Syros is an amazing island and Delfini is very laid back and sweet. This villa offers an excellent home base for your explorations! I enjoyed a ferry trip to Tinos while staying here. Syros itself is wonderful.
I would definitely stay here again, and recommend it to anyone who wants a beautiful, peaceful, well-maintained holiday villa!
This was already my third trip to this Estate. I have come back, because the place offers ecxcellent possibilities for a peaceful holiday. The nearby beach and adjoining Nature Preserve surroundings give excellent opportunities for outdoors activities, hiking etc. The house is beautiful, tastefully furnished and decorated. It is well kept, garden is very nice, elegant.
The village with good restaurants is within walking distance.
I am looking forward to come again and highly recommend this place to everyone.
My husband and I spent an idyllic holiday in the wonderfully peaceful surroundings of this beautifully-located villa. The quiet beach was only a short stroll away through lovely gardens with a convenient taverna nearby. The villa itself was clean and well maintained with everything we needed.
The the villa is private with its own garden available for the exclusive use of guests with olive and fruit tress, borghanvillas and pergolas for al fresco dining, Illuminated garden areas with off road driveway, with stone paths and shaded areas to sit and open areas to relax and sun yourself.
At the bottom of the garden is our famous Cat Sanctuary - 'A Paradise on the Greek Islands' as the BBC CNN and the Guardian called it. You (and your children) can book a time to be present when they are being fed.
Delfini is an exclusive bay on the island of Syros with about a dozen private villas and our estate is amongst the absolute best locations on the island overlooking the beach and out to the Greek islands beyond. It is a place of tranquility and great natural beauty. The sandy beach is safe and child-friendly with crystal clear shallow waters. One taverna at the far end of the beach opens in late spring/summer whilst footpaths lead across the mountains about a half an hour walk) to the remote beaches of Northern Syros in one direction and to the busy picturesque village of Kini (about 15 minutes walk) in the other.
The bay is set in an amphitheater of hills overlooking the pristine waters of the Aegean and offers a perfect view of the sunset. It is just a short walk down the private path to the beach where you can swim safely by day or night.
The nearby fishing village of Kini - about a kilometer along the valley, has shops, bars, tavernas and a mini market. A regular bus service links Kini, Hermoupolis, the capital and villages to the south.
Syros is a little-known island with relatively few tourists. As the capital of the Cyclades, it has fine buildings, a theatre and opera house as well as many interesting museums and many cultural events.
Travel is by plane and ferry via Athens, Naxos or Mykonos. We can advise about travel arrangements and assist you from the port or airport to the to the property. We can also arrange car hire, boat trips and catering, if you wish.
Basic mid week cleaning and linen changes are included.