Meet the Greek island’s first holistic mindfulness escape

The Rooster on Antiparos to welcome guests from 1 June 2021

A brand-new boutique hotel opening on the under-the-radar Greek island of Antiparos is set to launch on 1 June 2021. More than a resort, The Rooster is the vision-become-reality of one woman driven to create a destination with depth, value and relevance to today’s traveller.

Conceived as a wellness and lifestyle resort that embraces ‘slow living’, The Rooster has been designed with unpretentious aesthetic luxury in mind paired with excellent service, while providing a holistic mindfulness escape. It is a retreat for the discerning traveller that celebrates the soulful Greek island through sustainability, wellness, organic food, learning and fun.

Cloistered between the sandy, unspoilt beaches of the Aegean coastline and the dramatic landscape of the Cyclades amidst open fields and the mystical caves of Antiparos, The Rooster exists in complete harmony with nature. It has an enchanting raw beauty with sustainability at its heart, all the while working in harmony with the local community.

Garden View Villa, The Rooster © Photo credit: Yannis Rizomarkos | Styling credit: Anestis Michalis

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The hotel is a complete passion project, thoroughly thought-out to the very last detail by an inspiring woman – Founder & Owner, Athanasia Comninos. Athanasia is passionate about Antiparos and safeguarding it, and her mission with The Rooster is to foster respectful tourism on the island by creating a safe haven for those who appreciate thoughtful travel, art, culture and life’s simple pleasures.

The Rooster is all about space and privacy: just 17 individual houses of differing sizes, each with its own independent character. With four different layouts to choose from, each is complete with ample space, private gardens, its own freshwater pool and outdoor showers.

Overlooking landscaped gardens or the sparkling Aegean, they all feature furnished terraces and spacious sundecks. Antiparos’s calm, laid-back vibe is infused throughout, creating a warm, homely environment with interiors inspired by the raw natural beauty and rustic charm of the surrounding scenery.

Casual yet sophisticated natural materials such as wood, marble and cotton complement the soothing colour palette. Understated elegance, privacy, simplicity and comfort are the leading values of The Rooster’s design philosophy. Athanasia worked closely with VOIS architects and was instrumental in developing the concept and interior design of the property.


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The property’s farm-to-fork philosophy celebrates seasonal, homegrown ingredients, and many of the traditional and regional recipes served at The Restaurant contain fruits and vegetables picked straight from the farm. Meanwhile, fresh fish is brought in daily by the island’s fishermen, while cheeses, free-range eggs and spirits are all procured locally and exclusive to Antiparos and Greece.

Guests can visit the farm, learn about traditional farming techniques and pick Indigenous vegetables and herbs to make their own meal, before partaking in interactive cooking sessions en plein air with a local cook. While The Restaurant is the food-hub of the resort, the Secret Garden is an intimate, romantic experience reminiscent of the traditional courtyards found within the Cycladic houses.

The Restaurant, The Rooster © Photo credit: Yannis Rizomarkos | Styling credit: Anestis Michalis

Wellness lies at the heart of The Rooster’s ethos. The ‘House of Healing’ adopts a holistic approach and has been designed as a peaceful sanctuary for relaxation, relief, recharging and rejuvenation. The team introduces guests to custom-made treatments using pure organic products, and specially guided rituals that draw on traditional ancestral and ancient medicine to embrace the primary ways of healing: sound healing, sacred gong bath ceremonies, a Greek ceremony of fire and celebration of the elements are a handful of the incredible experiences on offer.

Tucked away within the crystal-clear waters of the southern Aegean, Antiparos is one of the most secluded and exclusive islands in Greece. Its alchemy is restorative and elemental, making it an attractive destination for those who do not seek an active social life, but rather privacy and serenity instead. Rich with natural beauty, golden sandy beaches and a verdurous landscape full of cedar trees, the island remains unspoiled and has managed to stay off the radar. Antiparos lies in the heart of the Cyclades, less than one nautical mile from the larger island of Paros, the port to which it is connected by a local ferry.


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House of Healing Spa, The Rooster, Antiparos © Photo credit: Yannis Rizomarkos | Styling credit: Anestis Michalis

The Rooster is located on Livadia Beach, 6km from the port of Antiparos.

Nightly rates at The Rooster will start from €580 in a Garden View Suite, B&B.

Grand Opening Offers are currently available offering a 30% saving.


All images courtesy of The Rooster

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