Our Dream villa, measuring 195s.q.m in 3 floors, is set in beautiful grounds and offers space and amenities that welcome guests to an unforgettable experience! Just 5 minutes from the vibrant old port of Spetses, yet worlds apart, this dazzling stone villa, blends the ultimate traditional Spetses architectural style and mesmerizing interior design with the eternal exquisite beauty of the island. It can accommodate at least 6 guests and it offers the freshness and class of a manor house...
Traditional and contemporary themed furnishings and décor, create a light and airy feel, blurring the distinction between indoors and outdoors. The villa unites the authentic local character and contemporary chic interiors with unrivaled hospitality, creating a sensational and idyllic ambiance. It offers guests total privacy with a private entrance & private pool with swimming jet, spacious outdoor living with a comfortable 4m sofa and chairs for relaxation and entertaining. It also boasts a dining area al fresco, combined with natural surroundings and a large terrace with sun loungers.
This styled villa is located in Agia Marina, just 100 metres from a wonderful beach with an all day beach bar -restaurant. It was built in 2008 with respect to the environment and Spetses architecture traditional standards, equipped with conveniences and luxurious amenities and consists of 2 beautiful Master bedrooms (1 King size ) with en- suite bathrooms, 2 single bed bedrooms ( 1 en- suite bathroom), 1 double bedroom share a sea facing terrace with one of the master bedrooms , 1 sofa double bed, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, hob, oven, microwave for those who wish to cook themselves (despite the plenty delivery options).
A unique and cozy living space, dining room with a lovely view to the large private swimming pool in pentagon shape and wonderful garden with bougainvilliers and grass for families to enjoy, offering to guests a unique experience!!
The villa comes with a weekly housekeeping service (or live-in house-keeper after request). Because of the infinity pool, this villa is not suitable for small children.
Air conditioning, washing/dryer machine, WIFI, SAT TV ,DVD player. Everything for the perfect family holiday!
HOW TO GET HERE
The distance by car from the Athens airport El.Venizelos to Costa /Porto Heli is about 210 km and about 2.30-3.00 hours driving.
From Costa by sea taxi, you will be in 10-15 minutes to Spetses island.
The distance by car from the Athens airport airport El.Venizelos to Piraeus Port, is about 35 min. driving.
From the port by catamaran or "Flying-cat" it is about 2.30-3.00 hours by sea .
It is the only Greek island that doesn't allow cars but only horses and carriages, bikes and bicycles!
A bus is available every thirty minutes for you who wish to visit villages and beaches further afield.
WHAT YOU WILL ENJOY!
A picturesque old Port yachting marina full of clubs , bars and restaurants is a 5 minute walk. This is an ideal location for a romantic and relaxing getaway from it all!
For cultural buffs there is a local historic museum of Bouboulina in Dapia which is worth a visit and gain a better understanding of the history of Spetses.
The local farmer delivers fresh eggs from free range chickens for your breakfast. The variety of restaurants include Italian, Japanese, Steak houses and obviously fabulous seafood can be found all within close proximity.
For those who wish to experience Spetses nightlife, all clubs and bars can be found in the old harbour and for those who wish to party, they will have an absolute blast till the wee hours of the morning!
Last but not least for the shopaholic crowd, no need to feel left out! Although the island is small, the abundance of designer and local boutiques will keep fashionistas entertained!
For those who enjoy local arts and crafts there is a wealth of local artisan shops to be found in the village.
ALL ABOUT MAGICAL SPETSES
Spetses, an island boasting a long naval tradition, is famous for its significant contribution to the 1821 War of Independence. It was here that the revolution flag was raised on 3rd April 1821. The island has managed to retain its individual traditional character thanks to its well-preserved grand captain mansions, still bearing eloquent witness to the island’s glorious past. The picturesque old harbour and Dápia, a tourist and commercial centre where the heart of the island’s entertainment beats, are the trademarks of the town of Spetses.
Take a romantic trip around the island in horse-drawn carriages and admire the grand mansions adorning the narrow cobbled streets of the island. You can visit Spetses during September, when “Armata”, a truly impressive re-enactment of a naval battle takes place ever since 1931. If you are a sports lover, you don’t want to miss the unique athletic events organised every year in April "Spetsathlon" and October "Spetses Mini Marathon", where thousands of participants take place. Spetsathlon, the biggest triathlon in Greece, receives athletes from every corner of Greece and the world who enjoy the Swimming, Biking and Running races. On the other hand, Spetses Mini Marathon gathers athletes and visitors that enjoy running and swimming races for the young at heart!
Head to the island’s sun-drenched beaches and swim in blue waters with a beautiful pine-forest as backdrop:
• Ayioi Anargyroi: One of the largest beaches on the southwest of the island with clean and deep waters. It offers also water sport facilities.
• Ayia Paraskevi: A sandy beach situated on the west part of the island, 12 km away from Dápia. It took its name from the near-by chapel of Ayia Paraskevi. Water sport facilities are also available.
• Ayia Marina: 2 km south-east of Dapia, this is the most famous beach of the island! Sandy, organized with many beach bars, and restaurants. Sun lovers as well as water sport funs arrive here either by boat or by bus.
• Xylokériza: A secluded beach 8 km from Dapia, on the south-eastern part of the island, mainly accessible by boat.
• Vréllos: A beautiful sandy beach on the west part of the island. Surrounded by a dense pine forest, it’s no wonder it is called “Paradise”. The beach is also an ideal starting point for following a beautiful walking route towards Profitis Elias, the highest spot of the island.
• Zogeriá: With pine trees that stretch down to the beach and azure waters, the locals consider it the most beautiful beach on the island. Weather permitting, you can enjoy a breathtaking view all the way to Nafplio!
SIGHTSEEING ON THE ISLAND
The rich history and naval tradition of the island is reflected on numerous sites that are definitely worth visiting:
• The House of Bouboulina
Built around the end of the 17th Century, the building is shaped like a Π, a detail which at that time indicated the importance of the owner. Bouboulina was a heroine that played a significant role in the 1821 War of Independence. Visit her house, which now operates as a museum to admire its wood-carved Florentine ceiling, 18th and 19th century furniture, interesting collection of old weapons, fine porcelain and rare books.
• The House of Hatzigiannis Mexis
Today the house hosts a museum exhibiting relics from the War of Independence, letters written by war heroes like Kolokotronis and Athanasios Diakos, a folk art collection and the relics of Bouboulina. The house was built between 1795 and 1798, and was donated to the Greek state in 1938 by the heirs of the Mexis family. The objects on display represent more than 4,000 years of the island’s history.
• Church of Panayia Armata
This rural church was built between 1824 and 1830 to honour the victory of the Greek warriors against the Ottoman fleet.
• Cathedral of Ayios Nikolaos
The island's Cathedral is of great historical importance as it was here where the island's Independence flag was raised on 3rd April 1821. It was also here where the dead body of Paul Bonaparte, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte who came to Greece to fight on the side of Greeks, was kept in a barrel of rum for three whole years!
Other sites worth a visit are: the War Memorial of the Spetses Navy, the Clock in Rologioú Square, and the Anargyreios Korgialeneios School. Situated in the area of Kounoupitsa, today it houses the Centre of Environmental Education.Get the full listing »