In the southern Aegean, in the heart of the Cyclades, is the tiny Greek island of Antiparos. The low-key and unpretentious pocket-sized paradise feels worlds away from its flashier, tourist-trodden Cycladic neighbours. It's the kind of place you come when you want to switch off and recharge, which is exactly what a stay at The Rooster promises.
Nestled among verdurous cedar trees with the waves of the crystal clear Aegean Sea practically lapping at its doorstep, The Rooster is the ultimate escape from the stresses of everyday life. The wellness and lifestyle resort combines comfort and luxury with understated charm, offering a sense of ease and enjoyment through simple pleasures like waking up to the sound of the sea, savouring fresh, seasonal farm-to-table produce and indulging in custom spa treatments.
The Rooster's 17 houses are inspired by the raw natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. Owner Athanasia Comninos worked with Athens-based VOIS Architects to create elegantly understated spaces with a warm, homey feel. Natural textures and a soothing neutral colour palette prevail: the combination of wood, marble and cotton creates a rustic charm and tranquil atmosphere. Private pools, alfresco showers and secluded outdoor patios offer the feeling of being immersed in nature.
Photography: Yannis Rizomarkos and Nick Nikolaou