Onar Andros is managed by Mateo, the owner.
170 - 650/night
Suitable for 2-7 people

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Onar Andros Stone House - Onar Andros, in Cyclades, Greece
— Mateo: “It’s one of the completely unspoiled places of Greece. The land is the same as it was 200 years ago because it’s a protected national park for the wetlands, rare animals and plants that live there.”
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— How would you describe Onar in a nutshell?

Mateo: “The word ‘Onar’ comes from Ancient Greek and means dream, which is a very accurate expression of what Onar Andros means to me. It is my dream come true, my way of enjoying life in such a beautiful country like Greece.

Onar is a meeting point between our guests and nature. Our prioriy is to create a settlement of a few stone houses in complete harmony with the landscape while protecting the environment.”
Onar Andros Stone House - Onar Andros, in Cyclades, Greece
— Onar Andros Stone House

— What was your inspiration to create such a vacation destination?

Mateo: “I was born in London yet grew up in Greece. As a kid, I used to spend the summer holidays in our old beautiful family house near Andros Town. That's how I discovered Ahla Beach!

A few years later I came back with friends and immediately fell in love with this place. Part of Natura 2000, the largest network of protected areas in Europe offers a heaven to the most valuable and threatened species and habitats. The unspoiled beach with white sand, the green fertile valley, the river with giant plane trees, waterfalls and natural swimming ponds – it's just something really unique in the Cyclades.

When I decided to move back to Greece I knew that I had to find my own piece of land and make my dream come true. The island of my family was the perfect place and was waiting for me...”
Restaurant - Onar Andros, in Cyclades, Greece
— Restaurant

— How many houses are there at Onar Andros?

Mateo: “There are ten holiday homes of different sizes. The materials and design are basically the same, but some have space for three people and others for five people. The bigger houses have two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor and a big living room with kitchenette on the ground floor. There is also one Superior villa with space for up to seven people.

In the beginning, it was a private secret place for me and my friends and the first houses had no electricity at all. But as more people started to come, I built more houses and added electricity. Step by step, over the last 10 years, I have been adding things in order to improve our facilities and sevices but without changing the vibe. This is definitely a lifetime project.”
Andros village in the Cyclades - Onar Andros, in Cyclades, Greece
— Andros village in the Cyclades

— What kinds of facilities are available to the guests?

Mateo: “The homes are simple yet include all the necessary facilities. However, we adopt a less-is-more concept. Nine comfortable Houses and one Superior Villa in 120.000 sqm of private land mirror the silent beauty of Cycladic architecture. Individually designed, built with local stone, wood and river reeds, they all have a sitting room, bathroom, bedroom, kitchenette, minimal furniture and a private courtyard sheltered by pergola. Large windows allow the day light in, provide coolness during summer nights and give the sense of being outdoors. Guests are offered homemade food with fresh ingredients from the island and well picked organic products from our farm (all our products are certified by DIO, Organisation for Control and Certification of Biological Products). Culinary pure and homely delights for all the senses consistent with the healthiest Mediterranean diet: this is our restaurant’s mission.”
Onar Andros bedroom - Onar Andros, in Cyclades, Greece
— Onar Andros bedroom

— How would you describe the atmosphere at Onar Andros?

Mateo: “Be part of the dream! It is about nature, simplicity and relaxation. This is why such a remote place in the Cyclades was chosen. Connect yourself to the natural environment and enjoy our simple and honest hospitality. We make your dreams come true.”
Terrace - Onar Andros, in Cyclades, Greece
— Terrace

— What is so special about staying at Onar?

Mateo: “Number one is the amazing location of Onar. It’s one of the completely unspoiled regions of the Cycladic Islands, and in fact of Greece. The landscape is the same as it was 200 years ago because it’s a protected national park for the wetlands, rare animals and plants that live in the area.

My main concern is to make my guests feel like friends staying in my house. It’s very personal and comfortable like a friend’s home.

It’s a small place with only a few people. Visitors are from all over the world and often keep in touch with the people they met here. Almost 50% are repeating guests.”
Ahla beach - Onar Andros, in Cyclades, Greece
— Ahla beach
 
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