A food and travel aficionado is the perfect hostess of a sophisticated home away from home where guests enjoy a wholesome experience!
Right on the fine line between a hotel, a retreat and a proper home, Melisses Andros is probably the island’s most unique place to stay. Nestled in the bay of Paleopoli, in the village of Aprovato, Melisses property offers a panoramic view to the sea and two different saltwater infinity pools, from where you can see the island of Ghiaros glimmering in the distance.
Completely isolated, with its private one hectare land on the sea, Mèlisses Andros is surrounded by a variety of fruit trees, along with local fresh herbs and spices. All around the house there is quietness and peace, complemented by the sounds of the waves slowly crashing against the rocks and sometimes that of little lambs and goats walking around freely. From Mèlisses, guests can see the clearest sky, completely dark at night, only brightened by a full moon and stars.
The indoor spaces are just as simple, natural and sophisticated. There is an open space kitchen-living room, where guests can enjoy meals and bond with each other. The old marble balcony has been repurposed into a beautiful kitchen counter, Thonet chairs and stools together with vintage objects from Italy and France embellish the room, along with antique furniture from some of the most refined Greek mansions.
Every wall of the house is adorned with unique pieces of art, from Mimmo Jodice to Armin Linke, including old botanical prints and vintage photos of Greece in the old days. The light and fresh tones of the house create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for unwinding.
Getting to know Allegra Pomiglio, the hostess of Melisses Andros
But what about Melisses’s mastermind? Allegra Pomilio been working in the hospitality and gastronomy field for many years and had always been looking for a way to combine them in a way that felt most personal.