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Real Estate in Greece: Halcyon Hills Luxury Resort and Spa, Samos

by Marquette Turner

in Europe, Greece, International, Luxury Homes, Variety

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Halcyon Hills Luxury Resort & Spa

From $360,000 AUD (1 Bed Suite) to $1,495,000 AUD (3 Bed).


LOCATION

Halcyon Hills is perfectly situated on the south eastern tip of the island of Samos, Greece. Naturally sheltered in the calm Klima bay, the location is within just twenty minutes of the international airport with the two main towns of Samos and Pythagorio just a short shuttle bus journey away.

The site gently slopes to the water edge, favouring each property with its own fabulous sea views. The five star facilities including the sprawling and lavish spa are all easily accessed and the resort is served by small quiet electric powered buggies. The beach hugs the curve of the bay, whilst the state of the art marina provides a convenient and safe location to berth a yacht whilst you enjoy your stay.

With Turkey rising out of the ocean in the distance, the view truly is spectacular. Halcyon Hills provides the perfect getaway; being situated within walking distance of local facilities and within a five minute drive of the bustling coastal towns, yet the resort is secluded enough to forget the daily stresses and strains of modern life.

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WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

Rarely can a property purchase be both a fantastic investment opportunity and a fabulous lifestyle purchase, but Halcyon Hills luxury resort on the Greek island of Samos delivers both whilst sacrificing neither.

Halcyon Hills Luxury Spa Resort nestles in a sheltered bay on the south eastern tip of Samos, Greece. Meticulously designed so that every property owner enjoys the panoramic sea views from their own terrace, Halcyon Hills represents a superb investment opportunity and stunning lifestyle choice.

World class spa featuring a generous infinity pool, 35 berth exclusive marina with a super-yacht mooring, beautifully designed properties that reflect the character and heritage of Samos; the facilities at Halcyon Hills redefine the meaning of luxury on the island.

Greece maintains a strong resales market due to its traditional popularity with holiday makers and second home owners. This ensures demand for property is always high. Halcyon Hills is a rare example of how a luxury holiday resort offers owners a lavish and sumptuous lifestyle in addition to an established exit strategy.

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The Properties

Apartment Suite – Sleeps 2

The apartment suites at Halcyon Hills occupy both single storey and two storey buildings, with one apartment per floor. These properties represent an accessible starting point for owning property in a five star resort as well as a great investment opportunity.

One Bedroom Kampana – Sleeps 2

Kampana is Greek for single storey property. Our kampanas will benefit from their own terraces and/or garden areas, making the most of the available space for al fresco dining whilst watching the sun set in the distance.

One Bedroom Luxury Villa – Sleeps 2

These delightful two storey luxury villas are designed to take full advantage of the sloping site and fantastic ocean views. These spacious properties will benefit from a double bedroom, living room, kitchenette, family bathroom and cloakroom and each will enjoy a terrace and/or garden space outside.

Two Bedroom Superior Villa – Sleeps 4

The two bedroom superior villas not only enjoy the fantastic views but each will have generous outside space, coupled with spacious interior accommodation. Offering two double bedrooms, these properties are perfect for larger families and higher occupancy for rentals.

Three Bedroom Premier Villa – Sleeps 6

The Halcyon Hills three bedroom premier villas represent the pinnacle of five star property ownership. Each villa will encompass classic Greek living with modern touches. Complete with their own private pools and garden areas, the accommodation will be spacious and opulent. The villas are situated in the prime locations throughout the resort, taking full advantage of the outstanding ocean views.

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Halcyon Hills

Situated on beautiful Samos, an island that has all the charms of traditional Greek life, Halcyon Hills marries typical Greek charm with modern Mediterranean architecture. The resort languishes within a naturally sheltered bay on the south eastern tip of Samos. With it’s gently sloping site and breathtaking panoramic views, Halcyon Hills occupies one of the most dramatically beautifully locations throughout Greece.

The village ambiance of the resort emulates traditional Greek villages, with a selection of townhouses, villas and kampanas surrounding the sprawling and spacious spa building.

The Halcyon Hills spa is second to none when it comes to luxury, well-being and opulence on the Greek islands. The vast 1200m2 will offer the finest in luxury treatments, from the obligatory Rasul to revitalising sensation showers and a salt room to name a mere few. The crowning achievement of the spa is the warm infinity pool, with its clever design offering uninterrupted views across the bay towards Turkey.

The main building of the resort also offers a selection of restaurants, boutiques, deli, gym and more. Halcyon Hills caters for its visitors every need but has the added benefit of being just fifteen minutes from the main towns of Pythagorio and Samos. Nearby Klima is within walking distance with its local taverna and pebble beach.

Each property at Halcyon Hills has been painstakingly mapped and designed to take advantage of the fabulous views. Every owner will be able to watch the sunset over the bay from their very own terrace. Property styles range from single storey kampanas, two storey villas to three bedroom frontline villas. Additional gardens, pools and terraces make each property unique, truly a village ambience.

The Beaches

Halcyon Hills boasts two beaches for you to relax on and enjoy. Both looking onto azure warm waters with a backdrop of the Turkish mountains, one of the resorts beaches will have golden sands, while the other will enjoy a traditional shingle base. Sun loungers and parasols will be discretely placed around the beaches so that you can enjoy both sun and shade, as you prefer.

Dip into the warm waters of the Halcyon Hills bay for a gentle swim, or put on a mask and snorkel and explore the coves of the surrounding waters. Halcyon Hills’ bay is very calm, so both children and adults can safely enjoy the gently lapping waters.

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The Restaurants

The Halcyon Hills restaurant will welcome you to a hospitable and warm atmosphere. It will harmonize the islands ancient culture with the demands of a modern restaurant and creates the ideal relaxed atmosphere to sample local and international cuisine.

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The Pool

In addition to the facilities of the Halcyon Hills Spa, the resort will also have a sizeable pool and relaxation area near to its two beaches. The pool area will comprise of a large swimming pool along with a children’s pool and various sun lounging terraces, offering both shade or full sunlight – the ideal location for relaxing and refreshing your mind and body while staying on the resort.

The Hotel

Elegant surroundings welcome you to experience the quality of ancient Greek design and remarkable detail at every turn. The reception embraces and enchants with its open flowing spaces and polished marble columns, leaving the visitor in no doubt that Halcyon Hills is a destination of luxury and indulgence.

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Sports Facilities

Halcyon Hills offers the very best in personal fitness, including a state of the art gymnasium as well as an outdoor synthetic grass double tennis court.

With a comprehensive range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment, combined with the audio and visual technology to deliver a cutting edge facility, the Halcyon Hills gym provides an ideal environment for keeping fit in Samos. Our team of fitness experts will be on hand to guide you through, offering personal training to ensure that you achieve your fitness objectives. For those who enjoy classes, we have a comprehensive schedule of classes for our indoor and outdoor studios incorporating body conditioning classes, pilates, yoga disciplines and Tai Chi.

With a synthetic grass double tennis court we can provide a year round outdoor facility for you to make use of whatever your ability. The tennis court will be located close to the main facilities of the resort including the gym, and will host a fantastic view across the azure sea to the contours of Turkey.

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Childrens’ Club

Halcyon Hills also offers spacious areas for your children to fulfil their potential whilst you relax and soak up the sun. Fully qualified staff will entertain your children, no matter what age group. Activities will be both educational and fun, making sure your children enjoy their holiday as much as you will.

FACTS, FIGURES & FEATURES

Fabulous investment opportunity
Stunning lifestyle prospect
50% below market value
Full or fractional ownership
2 year guaranteed rental return
Beachfront marina spa resort
Stunning beachfront location
Breathtaking sea views from all properties
Luxury Greek property
$2,000 down, nothing more to pay until 2011
Non-status finance guaranteed
Capital appreciation of up to $800,000
Guaranteed 2 year 8% rental return
Anticipated 14% annual return thereafter
14 days free usage per year
Luxury accommodation in demand on Samos
Easily accessible from Australia and the UK
Strong tourism market
Five star world class spa
35 berth private marina
Sandy beach with superb views
Gym, tennis courts and pools
Fine dining and a-la-carte restaurants
Boutique & Delicatessen

Why Buy?

Not only will Halcyon Hills offer one of the most memorable holiday destinations worldwide but it currently also offers an incredible investment opportunity. The development company is working in partnership with the Greek government to create the resort and ensure it is as appealing to the shrewd investor as it is to the lifestyle purchaser.

Therefore, Halcyon Hills is currently being marketed at prices drastically below our nearest competitors and well below the final anticipated valuation of the properties. All properties also come with a guaranteed two year rental return of 8% per year!

Rentals

All properties within the Halcyon Hills Resort can enter into the rental scheme which guarantees an 8% rental return in the first two years of operation, whilst allowing the owner 14 days free usage. All holiday resorts around the world experience a quiet first year whilst their customer base and reputation is being established. Usually the property investor has to accept that for the first year they will achieve little or no rental whilst this reputation is being created. In some resorts, this can obviously cause a problem if the property is purchased with finance.

Halcyon Hills offers it’s rental guarantee from the first day that the resort opens to ensure that clients are not left with a cash-flow problem whilst the resort is establishing itself. Some rental guarantees are created simply by inflating the prices of the property, but this is not so with Halcyon Hills. This is a true rental guarantee based on a subsidy provided by the Greek Government as an incentive to establish 5 star tourism on the island.

Comparables

At present, there is only one true, five star hotel on the island, which rests between the airport and the marina resort of Pythagorio, the Doryssa Bay Resort. The resort currently has a small Spa (with only three treatment rooms) and is directly under the local airport’s flightpath, being only 0.5km from the end of the airstrip. Other than The Doryssa Bay Resort, there are a collection of three and four star hotels throughout the island. Christie and Co. have undertaken a full feasibility study into five star tourism on the island and its future potential, which confirms the need for further five star accommodation.

Comparable five star resorts on other Greek islands are Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus and The Elounda Diamond Residences in Crete. Aphrodite Hills is an established hotel resort with a Spa and Golf course, however the resort is a 10 minute drive from the beach. Below we have included a table comparing similar properties in each resort. The Elounda Diamond resort is a more accurate comparison as it is also a Spa resort that is front line to the beach. Prices on this resort start from $27,000 per m2 with no rental guarantee.

ABOUT THE LOCAL AREA

Samos is one of the largest Greek islands and yet it retains its classical Greek charm. Located to the south eastern corner of Greece and her archipelago of Aegean islands, Samos has one of the most recognisable and verdant topographies and is especially popular with the yachting fraternity.

Despite stunning weather, short flight times from the UK and an unparalelled depth of culture and history, holiday properties in Greece have been relatively hard to find due to restrictive government legislation. However, the Greek government has recently relaxed conditions in an effort to increase the second home market wihin the Greek Islands. Halcyon Hills Resort is the first resort released to take advantage of the relaxation in the government restrictions and therefore offers the informed investor the opportunity to invest at the beginning of what will surely be one of the largest property booms of the decade.
Samos island is in the Eastern part of the Aegean Sea. It’s geographically located between the parallels 37.49° and 37.37° to the North and the meridians 26.33° and 27.04° to the East. Samos is less than two miles from the coast of Asia Minor at its closest point. The nearest islands include Ikaria, Chios, Fourni and Patmos.

Samos is an island steeped in history, culture, and of course some of the most beautiful scenery that Greece has to offer. Being the 8th largest Greek isle, Samos has an area of 476km2. Samos is small enough to retain a very traditional Greek feel, whilst large enough to explore time and time again.

Samos benefits from the typical Greek climate, consisting of an abundance of sunshine offset by minimal rainfall. The table below illustrates the difference in average temperature, rainfall and hours of sunshine between Samos and London.

Located on the South coast of the island, Samos international airport currently handles over 500,000 travellers per year, with current estimates expecting this figure to rise in the region of 20% per year. there is also an abundance of car hire firms, ensuring that you have the freedom to explore this paradise at your leisure.

The landscape of the island is absolutely breathtaking. There are two major mountains on Samos, kerkis – standing at 1,443 metres and taller than Ben Nevis – and Ambelos, measuring 1,160 metres. The mountains provide the perfect platform to survey the beautiful rich green hills as they meet the crystal clear sea.

PRICE

From $360,000 AUD (1 Bed Suite) to $1,495,000 AUD (3 Bed).

CONTACT

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swimming pool parts March 14, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Amazing resort the pool are great very romantic place. Aromatherapy is an experience for the mind, body and soul.

IzzyMarcus May 7, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Greece is a fabulous place to have a vacation house. The contrast between the mountains and the sea creates an unique scenery. The prices seem a bit high but I guess that is the cost of living in a dream.
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