The beauty and magic of Onar maintains over a decade since its creation thanks to the secluded location and Mateo’s dedication to maintain its tranquillity and harmony with nature. Reaching Onar is a journey. But it’s more than worth it. This paradise of biodiversity and unspoilt riches is only accessible via boat in calm seas or down a rickety winding dirt track with 4WD, an hour-long transfer from the main port of Gavrio. Emerging from the mountain mist you spot glimpses of stone villas nestled among giant plane-trees, a short stretch from the glistening emerald sea. We had the pleasure of a transfer with the creator Mateo himself who stopped the car to gaze down with us at his creation. ‘Everytime I see this view I say to myself ‘Mateo, you are a very lucky man’. Within the first hour in this paradise you too will feel the same.
The resort, sheltered by the mountains sits alongside a winding river where you can swim in natural pools, jump from small waterfalls or gently meander down to the warm white sands where the river meets the sea. All villas in Onar Andros are uniquely designed with simple but luxurious natural materials, using colours that evoke feelings of calm and serenity and blend effortlessly with the environment. The family villas situated in the valley near the onsite playground ensure a safe and relaxing environment for families to unwind and explore, whilst stone houses perched on the mountainside create a unique sense of freedom for couples. Evenings are spent under the stars, replenishing the body with organic, homegrown produce, sampling cool crisp wines and swapping stories with guests and staff alike. Onar Andros is the ultimate restoration for body and mind. You’ll be mentally planning your next visit from the moment you arrive.