This astonishing private island belongs to an island complex and is closely located to Ionian Islands Kefalonia and Lefkada that constitute summer destinations for a significant number of tourists. The very frequent ferry boat connection with continental Greece and with the neighboring islands as well as the international airports of both islands also provide adequate accessibility.
The island is characterized by a variable topography boasting a total area that extends to approximately 678,000m². The island has round shape characterized by mild contours and two natural coves.
Its dimensions are approximately 1.4 km in length and 1.3 km in width. Karlonisi's highest peak reaches 220 feet and is situated close to its center. The entire island is mildly mountainous and rocky, with low vegetation.
The property's sea periphery currently features no facility for boat docking or anchoring. However, there are two natural coves that can be developed to anchor large vessels.
The island rises to 334 meters in height with dramatic cliffs. Its natural harbors, clear blue-green waters, sand and pebble beaches and sea caves give it the features of a classic paradise island.
The waters of the Ionian sea are calm, protected from the north-eastern winds and the region is marvelous for water sports, such as diving at the sheltered coves.
The island is large enough to offer total privacy or could be suitable as a large resort thanks to its good access points. This is a perfect private paradise, which has become a rarity!
Exclusivity and privacy
Easily accessible, bearing in mind that it is the nearest island to the port of Astakos
It is located within short distance from mainland
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The island has a natural sweet water spring located near the center of the island.
Please note that: As the acquisition of an island is a matter of prestige and maybe of pursuance of peace and privacy in an unspoiled environment, islands are a rather special property category and their value cannot be assessed with the same criteria as with commercial or income-producing properties.
Karlonisi (Greek: Καρλονήσι) is an island of the Echinades (Drakoneres subgroup), among the Ionian Islands group of Greece. It has an average elevation of 61 meters (200 ft). It is administered by the municipality OfIthaca and is situated 30 km (19 mi) east of the island. As of 2011, it had no resident population.
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We can arrange lawyers, accountants, architects, civil engineers, for every aspect of developing the island and oversee the construction project from start to finish.
Multi-billionaire Richard Branson rents out his property Necker Island, starting at $78,000 per night, this island is not on the same scale as dear Mr. Bransons, a rental income is a real possibility though.
First construction will obviously be a jetty for docking barges that will bring building materials, second is building an off-the-grid home.
The power and water needed as previously mentioned can be supplied by solar and wind power, Refrigerators and cookers and heating can also be operated by propane gas.
A water source already exists, remember also rainwater can be gathered by means of guttering from an appropriately designed roof.
A large number of Greeks residing outside of large cities have their own waste pits, the building can be designed with appropriate waste disposal.
Properties that are prefabricated require less planning permission in Greece, a prefabricated home could be barged in this would reduce costs and fewer complications with construction.
A property that is pleasing to the eye yet simple seems to be the key to building an island home.
Purchasing the island is relatively straight forward, developing the island is a different story, however with a reliable architect and a legal team all the obstacles can be overcome.
Should you have the idea of making a permanent residence or a rental income we can help with staff, ferrying in clients to the island from any Greek airport or port, arrange diving and fishing excursions, supplying Greek or other chefs from other nationalities to provide a cuisine that will cater for paying guests, your holiday island home could become an exclusive rental. We can also provide winter security, assuming, of course, you or your company would operate merely a summer let or residence, the island can be an all year round residence or holiday rental.
The bureaucracy in Greece is a nightmare and will slow any plans you would envision for this island, we use a law firm that has contacts in Greek political and commercial circles. This will help prevent a lot of hurdles that are obstacles for developers in Greece.
Purchase and any development of the island is not for the impatient of heart!
The surrounding mainland is full of ancient history, the Battle of Actium took place not too far up the coast from the island, Cleopatra fled from the battle and abandoned Mark Anthony, the Roman Empire then moved from a republic to a dictatorship-some 60 years before the arrival of Jesus Christ-thus shaping the Roman world and future European history, the mainland is full of historical sites, the West Coast Islands of Greece in recent times have avoided many of the problems of the Aegean Islands.
The island is reachable either from the airport at Preveza, or travelling to Venice or other ports of the Eastern coasts of Italy, then the overnight Ferry down to Patras and a 90 minute drive to a mainland port located near to the island, and of course a nautical type can obviously reach the island via a yacht. There are local marinas where a craft can be berthed during the winter.
The whole coastline of this part of Greece will take your breath away, I have visited this area even in the winter, as my son and my Greek daughter-in-law live near the island, and the sea and the isolated beaches make you feel it is good to be alive to enjoy such experiences.
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