A small heaven on earth
On the East side of Andros, north of the cosmopolitan Chora, nature has created a place of unique beauty and biodiversity. Covering an area of about 100 acres, it is bordered by a river which flows down from the hill sides around Vourkoti village and ends its journey at Ahla beach. In this magical place where the river meets the sea we created Onar. At this place we have built 10 cottages exclusively with natural local materials. Onar is a meeting point between the visitor and all of nature’s gifts. Our basic concern is the least possible intervention in the natural landscape and the creation of a hospitable settlement in absolute harmony with the environment.
The cottages of Onar benefit from the silent beauty of Cycladic architecture and are made exclusively of natural materials: local stone, wood and river reeds. Inside, minimal furniture and details of reeds and wood in white and earthy colors are harmoniously combined. All the cottages have a sitting room, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, an open fireplace or stove and a paved courtyard sheltered by a pergola. Large windows allow the day light in, provide for coolness during summer nights and give the sense of being outdoors.
Staying in one of Onar’S cottages, makes you part of the natural environment, and enjoying simple and genuine Greek hospitality will make your dreams come true.
Onar’S philosophy is expressed through each and every activity of ours. We have carefully observed the earth and organized a farm of biological cultivation in order to taste its fruits and to maintain some rare seeds. We constantly seek ways of becoming better by developing alternative forms of energy and ecological activities.
Onar in Greek means “dream” and to all of us this is a dream that has come true. We invite you to come and share an alternative way of living and come close to nature.
Nature sets the table
There is no superfluous luxury at the ONAR restaurant. But you can find all the ingredients for a complete and healthy diet and a big “family” table, set under the plane trees.
Our cooks prepare traditional recipes of Andros, using seasonal and local ingredients and products: well picked organic products from our farm, fresh fish from the fishermen of Andros, dairy products from the farms of the island, fresh eggs and freshly baked cakes from our neighbours, pure juices squeezed from fresh fruits. >All our products are certified by DIO (Organisation for Control and Certification of Biological Products)
We meet every day round the big monastery table of ONAR to enjoy home-made recipes and everything nature has to offer in a genuine good cheer.