A retreat for all ages, Gundari offers an escape from the everyday life for those seeking the seclusion, serenity, privacy and appreciation of local culture. Here, every room is a window to the Aegean Sea, an indelible memory etched in time. And as if the setting is not relaxing enough, the subterranean spa presents an unparallel reset set in an awe-inspiring location, hugging a dramatic cliff surrounded by calming seas. Michelin-starred Chef Lefteris Lazarou orchestrates Gundari’s gastronomic symphony blending the treasures of both land and sea, with a true passion for refined Greek cuisine. Meanwhile, for a beachside reprieve, guests can savor Greek fare at Bathers Beach House sitting on Chochlidia Beach few minutes away from the property.
Venturing inland, Folegandros captivates travelers with its rugged beauty and untouched landscapes. The island’s Chora is nestled high on a cliff dramatically rising from the azure expanse forming a breath-taking backdrop of natural splendor. Meandering through a labyrinth of alleyways and whitewashed abodes, quaint shops and charming taverns sit side by side the latter serving delicious local food inviting guests to become one with the locals. The Church of Panagia stands tall on the island’s highest point where a striking zigzag path leads to spectacular views down to Chora, cliffs and the islands of Milos and Sifnos in the distance. Back at the sea, crystalline waters and unspoiled beaches cradled by formidable cliffs offer a raw spectacle, an invigorating tonic for the soul. Here, Folegandros reveals itself as an untouched masterpiece.