140 As summer’s embrace draws us closer to the allure of new horizons, we invite you to embark on a journey beyond the ordinary. We’re thrilled to present a collection of handpicked, off the beaten path villa experiences that promise to redefine your understanding of luxury. Join us as we explore enchanting destinations, revealing the hidden gems of Italy, Greece, and Spain. Italy Italy: Puglia – A Rustic Retreat in the Heel of the Boot Escape to the timeless landscapes of Puglia, where olive groves stretch as far as the eye can see, and charming whitewashed villages dot the countryside. Immerse yourself in authentic Italian life with a stay at our carefully curated Trullo villas. These unique cone-shaped dwellings, typical of the region, offer a glimpse into the past while providing modern comforts. Picture yourself savoring freshly harvested olives, sipping local wines under the starlit sky, and exploring the rugged coastline that kisses the Adriatic Sea. Otranto, Puglia Our favorite activity – Puglia’s Olive Oil Tasting Adventure Delve into the heart of Puglia’s rustic charm with an experience that engages your senses. Discover the ancient art of olive oil production as you embark on an olive oil tasting journey like no other. Wander through olive groves that have stood the test of time, learn the secrets of crafting the finest oils, and savor the flavors that define the region. This immersive activity encapsulates the essence of Puglia’s culture and heritage. Italy: Tuscany – Unveil the Art of Tranquility Nestled amidst rolling hills, Tuscany’s serene beauty is an artist’s masterpiece waiting to be discovered. Our exquisite villa, nestled in the heart of this enchanting region, invites you to awaken your senses. Indulge in leisurely walks through vineyards, relish in farm-to-table culinary experiences, and rejuvenate with breathtaking views of sunflower fields. This Tuscan escape transcends time, offering a profound connection with nature and a profound sense of serenity. Casale Le Pratola in Chianti Our favorite activity – Truffle Hunting in the Tuscan Hills Embark on a journey through the heart of Tuscany’s gastronomic treasures. Join local experts and their trained truffle-hunting dogs as they guide you through the lush Tuscan hills in search of the elusive truffle. This immersive experience unveils the secrets of truffle hunting and rewards you with a truly authentic culinary delight as you enjoy a sumptuous truffle-infused meal. Truffle hunting in Tuscany Greece Greece: Mykonos – Seaside Chic and Aegean Adventures Escape to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos, where the azure waters of the Aegean Sea meet the dazzling charm of white-washed villas. Our exclusive villa is a sanctuary of relaxation and elegance, where each corner tells a story of Cycladic tradition with a contemporary twist. Delight in the island’s vibrant nightlife, explore hidden coves on a private yacht, and bask in the golden glow of sunsets that have inspired poets for centuries. Our favorite activity – A Private Yacht Sunset Cruise in Mykonos Discover Mykonos from a different angle on a private yacht as the sun begins to set. Sail along the coastline, dipping into hidden coves and pristine waters, all while indulging in luxurious amenities. As the sky transforms into a canvas of warm hues, relish the breathtaking beauty of the Cyclades archipelago and create unforgettable memories on the shimmering Aegean Sea. Sunset sailing in the Aegean Sea. Photos by Markos Mant for Unsplash Greece: Zakynthos – Nature’s Symphony by the Ionian Sea Zakynthos, the verdant gem of the Ionian, invites you to a sanctuary where nature takes center stage. Nestled among lush landscapes, our villa is a haven of privacy and tranquility. Wake up to the melodies of birdsong, explore crystal-clear waters, and witness the breathtaking beauty of the Navagio Beach. This is a destination where the rhythm of life is set by the sea’s gentle lullaby. Our favorite activity – Moonlit Sea Kayaking in Zakynthos Unveil the magic of Zakynthos in a way few have experienced – by moonlight. Embark on a sea kayaking adventure under the celestial glow, where the shimmering waters of the Ionian Sea come alive with ethereal radiance. Paddle along hidden coves, glide past towering cliffs, and witness the moon’s reflection dancing upon the sea’s surface. This night-time escapade is a poetic journey through Zakynthos’ mystical allure. Spain Spain: Ibiza – Beyond the Dancefloor, a Haven of Serenity While renowned for its vibrant nightlife, Ibiza also holds secrets of serene beauty. Our exclusive villa is a haven of peace amidst pine-clad hills, inviting you to rejuvenate mind, body, and soul. Immerse yourself in the island’s bohemian spirit, explore hidden coves, and witness the colors of the sunset dance upon the Mediterranean waves. Our favorite activity – Soar Above Ibiza’s Horizon in a Hot Air Balloon Prepare for a breathtaking escapade above the captivating landscapes of Ibiza. As the sun gently rises, step into the basket of a hot air balloon, where you’ll be swept away by the gentle breeze. Watch as the island unveils its hidden beauty beneath you, from picturesque beaches to rugged cliffs. With the serene Mediterranean Sea as your backdrop, this enchanting ride promises an unparalleled perspective of Ibiza’s lesser-known wonders. Spain: Mallorca – Echoes of History in Tranquil Abundance Mallorca beckons with its diverse landscapes, from rugged mountains to idyllic beaches. Our villa, steeped in history, offers a glimpse into the island’s rich past while providing contemporary luxury. Unwind in the shade of ancient olive trees, explore charming villages, and bask in the Mediterranean sun as you create memories that will last a lifetime. Our favorite activity – Stargazing Picnic in the Tramuntana Mountains of Mallorca Escape the city lights and venture to Mallorca’s Tramuntana Mountains for an evening of celestial wonders. Under the guidance of an astronomer, immerse yourself in a stargazing experience that unveils the mysteries of the universe. Lay back on plush blankets and enjoy a gourmet picnic as you witness constellations, planets, and meteor showers lighting up the Mallorcan night sky. Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca. Photo by Markus Voetter for Unsplash Ready to adventure? Here’s How: Browse our handpicked collection of off the beaten path villas. Select your destination of choice and envision your extraordinary escape. Contact our dedicated concierge team to customize your dream villa experience. 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