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Luxurious Neoclassical Villa in Agia Marina, Ilia

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Villa 400m2 with swimming pool and 35000 m2 garden

The neoclassical residence resting within 35000m2 of meticulously designed Mediterranean gardens in Agia Marina was initially built in 1893. Declared a cultural monument by the Greek Ministry, it has been fully renovated to serve the highest of nowadays standards while at the same time preserving the essence of another era. Same nostalgic theme permeates the interior which consists of a study, two bedrooms, one bathroom and a master bedroom with en suite bathroom on the first floor, as well as two additional bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor. Also on the ground floor is the living room adorned with a central fireplace and two dining spaces, one of which overlooking the 120m2 swimming pool, all supported by a fully equipped kitchen.

The garden has been designed in such a way as to provide a beautiful relaxing atmosphere for a carefree vacation.

The blue color of the sky reflecting on the swimming pool comes in contrast with the evergreen of the large open lawn areas surrounding the villa. This serene painting also includes a small chapel dedicated to St. Fanourios, surrounded by century old olive trees, willow trees and blooming roses. In fact there are several sitting spots around the house fully equipped with outdoor furniture, including a gazebo where one can let go of worries and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.

While exploring the gardens, populated by indigenous plants and flowers setting up a colourful pallet, guests are also welcome to taste over twenty different fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, peaches and apricots depending on the season, all produced within the estate. Close to the house, mostly masked from common sight by jasmine and wisteria bushes, is the basketball/tennis court, in case someone prefers to mix relaxation with some sports activity. Finally, for those renting a car, two parking spots are available in the underground garage.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2018

Why MAIRY SKYLAKAKI chose Pyrgos

I loved this place since I was a child because of the beautiful scenery the sea and the beach offers, the calming and peaceful environment and the variety of fruits in the garden. I also like the atmosphere of the traditional house and the ability to visit so many interesting places all around without wasting time.

What makes this villa unique

The place has an unbelievably beautiful architecture, a refreshing big swimming pool, tennis and basket courts and the small church that someone can enjoy a deep meditation. The house offers a stunning view of the surrounding area from the terrace and various spots in the garden. There is also a small patch of forest trees where someone can enjoy the cool breeze during the hot days in the summer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When I saw Mairy’s Villa in Greece advertised on Home and Away’s website, both my wife and I proceeded with caution as it just looked too good to be true.

I need not have worried. We were simply very lucky that the Villa was available (after a bit of shuffling) for the dates that we all could make.

Mairy was extremely helpful (and very patient) whilst tying everything down. She even drove down from Athens to prepare the Villa and gave us the most delicious lunch on our arrival , which was a wonderful way to start our holiday, to hear about the estate, it’s history and about the area.

The Villa is beautiful and delightfully laid out and comfortable. There is ample room for everyone. There are 5 bedrooms and we were one family group (inc friends) of 10 people. It would equally suit 2 smaller families.

We wanted for nothing during our stay and the Housekeeper and Gardener, Katia and Vasillis (who live off site but within the grounds) were always at hand if we needed anything. Katia discreetly came in and spruced the beds etc every day and silently cleared up behind the scenes. Vasillis takes care of the immaculate gardens and orchards, from which we were provided amazing fresh fruits every day. He also provided us with wood for the BBQ and took care of the pool.

The Pool area is luxurious, with several different sitting areas, tables, loungers etc. We did spend much of our time here, as the actual pool is one of the highlights of the house. Crystal clear, just the right temperature, very big by any standards and with lovely views.

We did hire a car, in order to do the food shopping and for the odd excursion. We would thoroughly recommend a trip to Ancient Olympia, which everyone loved.

The beach is only a 5-6 minute walk however and the bars and restaurant there were great and food excellent and very reasonable. We had planned to eat in every night but couldn’t resist several nights down at Agia Marina Beach, which was perfect.

There are plenty of other beaches, bars and restaurants within a short drive.

I think it is worth mentioning that there are 3 dogs that live on the estate and roam about.

We absolutely loved them and they were very part of our holiday, especially for the children.

However, we didn’t know about them until well after we had confirmed and I only mention it, as some families might not be as dog crazy as we are!

Mairy’s Villa is a jewel in the Peloponese Crown and we will certainly be going back again.

Highly recommended.
Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Pyrgos around the Elis

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ground floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ground floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , next to the swimming pool
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , next to the swimming pool
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1st floor ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1st floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , ground floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , ground floor
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Luxurious Neoclassical Villa in Agia Marina, Ilia
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A fantastic country house with extensive gardens and a fabulous pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this spacious country house with large gardens and the most wonderful pool. The house is close to lots of beaches and supermarkets and the children spent hours in the best pool we have ever used. The on site housekeepers are super helpful and kept the house spotlessly clean and helped with any issues we had. The air conditioning was a blessing at night in the warm summer heat. We would definitely recommend this villa to any family looking to explore this quieter part of the Peloponnese. A wonderful 2 weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is everything and MUCH MORE than the pictures show. To start with the garden is full of fruit trees and you can walk around in the morning and pick up fruit for your breakfast - oranges, figs, plums, peaches, apples, pears, grapes.... The house is big and could easily accomodate our family of 8. The pool is the cleanest and one of the nicest pools I have seen! The on property caretakers look after the property and the house and Katia was like an angel looking after our every need (I wanted to bring her home with me). The tennis/basketball court was in good use even though it was so hot. The owner Mairy is very welcoming and if we had any concern she took care of it immediately. She checked on us daily to make sure everything was as we wanted. This property is like staying in a luxury hotel of your own!! I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday or get together with friends of family - perfect paradise !!! Thank you Mairy, Katia and Vasili!!! Hope to be back one day !!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely our of this world

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous stay in this amazing house. Mairy was a very thoughtful and gracious host. The house was well equipped and our family had a wonderful vacation.

The pool is amazing and picking fruits from the large orchard was great. The beach is ten minutes away and Olympia is very close. We had a large group and were all comfortable. Our children spent their time in the pool and the large garden and had the time of their life. The AC In August was a welcome addition. But what really made a difference was the house manager Katia and her husband Vasili who worked really hard on a daily base to keep the house impeccable. We felt so welcomed and lucky to be there.

Garance & Shub

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome luxury villa with style

  • 5 of 5

The most luxurious holiday home we have ever rented. Built in 1893, the villa is spacious, impeccably renovated, air-conditioned, and furnished with style; the adjacent pool house is cozy, the giant pool just wonderful even with natural shade for the sunbeds around noon. Several terraces for different views and hours (sea view above the trees; incredible sunsets!). The underground garage keeps your car quite cool even during the heat of the day. Pick your own fresh fruit from the orchard for breakfast, enjoy the vast carefully manicured green garden, play tennis or Basketball at night (floodlight) or simply relax. The caretakers living on the premises in a separate building do an excellent job with the garden, pool and house and are very helpful with everything (thank you Katja!). It makes you feel like a landlord on your stately estate - "Otium" like an aristocrat at your villa in the countryside in ancient Roman times.

Situated in a rural quiet area with mostly local Greek summer tourists, it´s only a short drive or walk (less than 1km) to a choice of marvellous not overcrowded fine sandy beaches (our favourite: Belvedere) and many cozy Greek tavernas, but you might also prepare dinner in the villa yourself.

For the cultural minded, nearby ancient Olympia and the medieval crusader´s castle Chlemoutsi will be a must-see; the Kyllini peninsula is a very scenic hilly area; even a day trip to the islands of Zakynthos or Kefallonia is an option.

The owner Mairy, a decent elegant lady from Athens, is professional and fair (rental Agreement), polite, friendly and accomodating, welcomed us in person upon arrival, explained everything and kept in touch as needed for making our stay so enjoyable. Just awesome - unforgettable, thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My dear Doris I really can't find the proper words to express my gratitude for the fantastic review you wrote.Thank you so much!! I would like also to thank you for choosing my house to spend your summer holidays so i had the opportunity to meet your nice familly and your decent friends.I feel lucky having renters like you. I wish to see you again in the near future and whenever you visit Greece I'll be very glad to host you.Thank you for once again. My best regards, M.Skylakaki
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Kalamata Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
31 Kilometres
Kyllini port
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Agia Marina beach restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.7 Kilometres
Agia Marina beach
Car: necessary

The quiet beach of Agia Marina only 700m from the villa is part of the beautiful continuous sandy coast of western Peloponnesus also including the blue flag beaches of Kourouta and Skafidia, each easily accessible by car within 10 minutes. The world renowned site of ancient Olympia characterizing the area is only a 30 minutes drive while the medieval castle and spa facilities of Kyllini, the NATURA protected Lake of Kaiafas or the touristic port of Katakolo can also be reached by car within 40 minutes and are highly recommended for visiting.

Daily provisions and freshly baked bread can be acquired from the mini market and bakery of Douneika Village within walking distance. Additionally, the town of Amaliada can easily be reached by car within 10 minutes and Pyrgos within 15 minutes, both of which equipped with all the amenities such as supermarkets, bakeries, banks, hospital and everything you might need.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Pyrgos,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £443.65

600 Euros down-payment on booking and the balance at check in.

Visitors are fully responsible for any damages. A refundable Damage deposit of €500 will be paid prior to arrival.

Housekeeper resides within the field in a separate secluded house and will provide daily cleaning as well as tending of the garden and swimming pool. For all rental periods linen and towels will be changed mid week, more frequent changes can be agreed.

Energy and water bills are included. Telephone is only available for local use.

Visitors must be insured by a full comprehensive travel insurance including all personal accidents,death and property losses.
Check-in: 2 pm
Check-out: 12 pm
** The special offer accommodation dates can be slightly altered to match our guests' schedules on request. **

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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