With infinite attention to detail, respect for tradition but also with imagination, innovation and the power of modern technology, the owner and builder of Atokos has added a third perfect villa to the Melissonia Estate.

Set on a 9-stremma cliff top site with private seafront access, the six-bedroom Villa Atokos, virtually glass-walled along its entire frontage, overlooks the sea, east to the coast and mountains of Albania, with the magical site of ancient Butrint in full view, and south to mainland Greece and the islands of the Ionian. This is one of the Mediterranean’s most sublime views, where two entirely different cultures face each other as if they were simply on opposite sides of a shimmering lake.

Everything about the house is designed for comfort and space, its contemporary design highlighted here and there by skilful use of traditional artifacts from India and Morocco, with some examples of Colonial living, such as a plantation ceiling fan that is a work of art in its own right. The white stone that was excavated over a period of three years has been used to create the terraces and dry stone walling in order to achieve the owner’s vision.

Water is a distinctive feature of the house, its sound a gentle accompaniment to the business of relaxation. The guest is greeted at the porticoed entrance by a bespoke copper-panelled water feature, combining huge wooden doors from India with a glass chandelier, potted trees and hydrangeas. The house sleeps 12 in six suites including two master suites; all feature en suite bath or shower rooms and dressing rooms.

The dramatic entrance to the villa opens into a spacious sitting room with oak floors and exposed ceiling beams, where a plantation ceiling fan strikes an unusual note. The ceiling is lit with linear LED up lighting, remote- controlled electric curtains that, when necessary, shade the windows with their breathtaking view south down the Corfu Channel and east to ancient Butrint.

The kitchen has an enormous granite-topped island unit in the centre where it can seat 4 persons at bar seats. There are two ovens, a microwave oven, coffee machine, 2 warming drawers, 6-ring gas hob, TV and plenty of storage, plus all the usual fixtures that you would expect to find in a well-equipped kitchen. Adjoining the kitchen is a walk in larder/storage room, staff office and staff entrance. There are steps from the kitchen door leading to the bar area and main pool. The dining room has a large dining table seating 12 persons. A fireplace in this room is offset by comfortable armchairs for pre-dinner drinks.

The property features a mosaic tiled hammam with heated stone seating. Situated on the lower floor, the gym is air conditioned, has mirrored walls, and is equipped with a rack of weights, Swiss ball, Yoga Mats, Trackmaster running machine, Cross trainer and Elite NordicTrack exercise bike. There is a large wall-mounted TV and a fridge for chilled drinks. This is also a relaxation area, suitable for massage.

There are six air conditioned bedrooms suites in all, all with en suites and equipped with super king-sized beds, two of which can be made up as twins if desired and all with dressing rooms. All bedrooms are furnished with particularly comfortable beds with bespoke padded headboards, matching seating and the four main bedrooms have TV.

At every level, there are lawned terraces with plants and trees framing exquisite views. Whether you wish to enjoy al fresco meals or refreshments as a couple or in company, your needs are amply provided for, with exceptionally comfortable seating, shade and sun. Steps connect the various levels, and a lift with glass doors encased in the seafront tower provides easy access to the private sea and sun bathing terraces.

A lift with glass doors, housed in a purpose-built tower, descends the three levels between the villa and the seafront. Two separate areas have been carved out of the rocks, to provide terraces for bathing and lounging, with sun loungers, and parasols. Facilities for outdoor living are of course the priority. Several areas are specially equipped for outdoor dining, enjoying a drink, or just chilling out.

The freshwater swimming pool is divided into two sections, one draining from the upper terrace into the lower by means of a lavishly planted waterfall feature. The upper pool is 22m x 12m; the lower 12m x 6m. The two infinity pools are finished with highly attractive and very practical Pebbletec finish. There is a pool cabana with a covered dining area, bar and pool shower.


  • Chef: Breakfast & lunch or dinner, 7 days a week.

  • Front of house service, 7 days a week.

  • Concierge/house manager,

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Daily Pool, garden and maintenance team.


  • The Ionian Islands, lying between the Adriatic Sea and the eastern Mediterranean, are strung like a necklace of precious stones along the northwestern shores of Greece. They are unique in many ways, green and fertile, a startling contrast to the austere islands of the Aegean.


  • Stunning luxury villa with 180 degree sea views

  • 6 air conditioned bedroom suites; all with super king sized beds and dressing rooms. Made up as follows: Two master suites with ensuite bath and walk in shower. Upper Master Bedroom has private access to the Jacuzzi

  • Two bedrooms which can be made up as twin beds, with ensuite his and hers shower room

  • Fully equipped gym

  • Hammam steam room

  • Luxuriously spacious sitting room with grand piano, TV, comfortable sofas and stunning sea views

  • Entertainment: TVs with IPTV, Netflix and Apple TV facility. Sonos sound throughout the villa and outside pool area, Cinema

  • 2 swimming pools on two levels joined by a waterfall

  • Lift with glass doors to upper and lower seafront terraces

  • Private sea platform with jetty and ladder for easy access for boating and swimming

  • Shaded lawned terrace with pergola perfect for Yoga

  • Outdoor lounge area on lower terrace