— How would you describe Onar in a nutshell?
Onar is built as a meeting point between our guests and nature. We want to protect the natural landscape while creating a settlement of a few vacation homes in complete harmony with its environment.”
— Onar Andros Stone House
— What was your inspiration to create such a vacation destination?
However, when I was older I came back here with friends and immediately fell in love with the island. The place had an amazing beach with huge fields, waterfalls, small streaming ponds – it was just something exceptional.
When I decided to move back to Greece I knew that I had to find my own special piece of land on which to build a farm. I wanted to use natural materials to build with and only create few structures on the land. When I started looking for the right place to make my dream come true I remembered Andros at just the right time for me to go back there again.”
— How many houses are there at Onar Andros?
The first two houses I built had no electricity at all as it started of as a private place for my friends, and me. But as more people started to come visit, I built two more houses and added electricity. Step by step, over the last 10 years, I have been adding things every year to improve each house. This definitely is a lifetime project.”
— Andros village in the Cyclades
— What kinds of facilities are available to the guests?
— Onar Andros bedroom
— How would you describe the atmosphere at Onar Andros?
This is why such a remote place in the Cyclades was chosen. Onar is about nature in the middle of nowhere. If you want to go out at night and enjoy the bar scene, you might want to choose another destination. Here everything is really relaxed.”
— What is so special about staying at Onar?
I try to make my guests feel as if they are my friends staying at my home. It’s very personal and comfortable like a friend’s house.
It’s a small retreat with only a few people there at one time. Visitors are from all around the world and often keep in touch with the people they met here. Many people come back again the next year together with the friends they made here.”
— Ahla beach