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Tranquil, relaxing, inspiring, art friendly Luxury Villa with marvellous views

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8, max. 12, EOT permit 1166K91001078601

Insightful dialogues regarding tradition, history and the local beliefs, resulted to the conception of this residence, on an island known for its slopes and the narrow cottages, as well as its Byzantine and Medieval buildings (Monasteries, Churches and Towers). DIALOGOI is derived from these architectural forms. Looking at this private residence, one can perceive the dialogue between the different buildings. The first one at the lower level, beside the property's main entrance is inspired by a typical cottage, in contrast to an imposing Monastery gate, which is sited next to it. The central building is oblong resembling a church with a tower house standing next to it instead of a belfry. All these are set to a harmonious dialogue, being respectful to their surroundings and the architecture, history and nature of Andros. A unique landmark of the residence is the two fish swimming in opposite directions that decorate the entrances, made with a traditional technique using pebbles.

Highlights:

- Breathtaking views from all levels

- Top contemporary designers' furniture and decoration (Antonio Citterio,

Philippe Starck, Achille Castiglioni, Salvatore+Marie, Garouste and Bonetti,

Kirios Criton, A. Anastasio for Design Gallery-Milano and companies such as

Cassina, B&B Italia, Maxalto etc).

- An inspiring retreat or shelter, ideal for a large family or a group of friends that

seek total privacy, independence and tranquility.

- Suitable for both winter (centrally gas floor-heated and fireplace) & summer

(bedrooms and kitchen air-conditioned, all bedroom and kitchen windows with

mosquito nets).

Designers' furniture and art:

The villa is modern with all designers furniture. Contemporary Art orientated. There is also a big 'gallery' room (70 m2) with posters from the 2 contemporary art museums of Andros. It is also used as a gym and play-room (table-tennis, cards, etc).

View:

Breathtaking view from all levels. You can see the unique Hora (capital) of Andros which stands on a sharp peninsula between two sandy beaches of Nimborio and Paraporti, amongst the magnificent unique blue color of Aegean Sea. The infinity pool (14 x 5,5 m) is like an extention of the Aegean Sea.

More Details

Owner
PANOS
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About PANOS

We are a family of 5 persons. Father, mother 2 daughters at the age of 17 and 19, and a son at the age of 11. The villa has been built by me, Panos, the father of the Zouganeli family, who is a civil engineer. We live in Athens but we love Andros very much; therefore we bought this land, we got married there, we built the villa, we baptised all our children there and since then we enjoy very often this unique island and our beautiful house.

PANOS purchased this villa in 2005

Why PANOS chose South Aegean

We chose this land to create our villa because Hora of Andros is a very safe and family oriented place and not mass tourism targeted.

Our property is close and with very easy access to everything you might wish. Exquisite modern art and archaeological museums, byzantine monasteries, excellent beaches, water sports, beautiful nature with water springs, restaurants, shops, beach bars, nightlife and at the same time very quiet and tranquil.

What makes this villa unique

Breathtaking views from all levels including an infinity pool. Views of the Aegean Sea and the extraordinary, unique capital of Andros, Hora or Chora, being built on a very narrow peninsula.

In this property you can enjoy swimming, conversations, reading, relaxing (ideal for yoga experience), working out, steam bath, playing games (table tennis etc.) all within an inspiring aesthetic and tranquil environment.

Horse riding for up to 4 persons is also available at a small extra cost.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed a glorious, unforgettable week in this beautiful house in late May. We thought Villa Dialogoi could not be as good as all the reviews say, but in fact, it exceeded our expectations.



The house itself is breathtaking - spacious and beautifully designed. It is as cool and elegant as a modern art museum, yet has the atmosphere of a comfortable, welcoming and well thought out family home. (The four children in our party, aged nine to 11, adored it.) Everything feels generous: you feel its owners really want you to have a special holiday.



The views from the house are magical, over the sea and the lovely historic town of Andros (Chora), which is delightful, and has many good restaurants and cafes, for all budgets. The town is only a few minutes drive away, yet at the house, you feel miles away from it all.



The pool is huge, and lovely to swim in, even in May. The house is superbly equipped; it really has everything you could possibly need, from wine-cooling flasks in the freezer to table tennis in the huge games room and by the pool, a fully equipped bar area, with fridge, coffee machine etc. Inside and out, everything is well made, and immaculately maintained.



Andros is a remarkable island, with a verdant interior, pretty villages, and miles of undeveloped coast. Within a very short drive of the house, we found gorgeous beaches, with barely anyone on them and clear blue water - we loved the sea swimming - and from the house, there are some fantastic walks (and many more within a short drive). In late spring/early summer, it is a paradise for walkers, with cool glades, streams and rivers, ancient paths, and flowers everywhere.



Panos and Krista could not have been more welcoming or helpful. Marites looked after us beautifully.



We would come every year if we could. I recommend it very, very highly.
May 2018
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in South Aegean in Aegean

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 18:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • 50% refund is given if cancelled at least 180 days prior to arrival date or if the dates are booked by another guest.
  • When the rate is 500€, if there is a need for heating, an extra fee of 50€ per day is added for the days required plus 3 days prior to arrival
  • When the rate is 500€, if there is a need for swimming pool use, an extra fee of 50€ per day is added for the stay period plus 3 days prior to arrival
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1, en suite, upper level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , with separate toilet, shower and sink areas
    Bathroom 2, entrance level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , with separate toilet, shower and sink areas
    Bathroom 3, en suite, lower level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , with separate toilet, shower and sink areas
    Bathroom 4, en suite, lower level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , with separate toilet, shower and sink areas
    Bathroom 5, pool area - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , seperate toilet, art basin
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Guest toilet with separate art sink
    Bathroom 7 - Outdoor Shower , Pool shower
  • There are three en suite bathrooms. The fourth bathroom is shared with a double bedroom and with 2 single bedrooms within a separate appartment. The fifth bathroom by the pool has a steam bath. The sixth bathroom consists of a toilet and a saparate art basin room. The seventh is an outdoor shower by the pool. All bathrooms have very spacious showers and separate toilet and sink areas. There is instantly hot water at all taps due to recirculation.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1, upper level - 1 Large Double Bed , Airconditioned, walk-in closet, printer-fax machine, balcony
    Bedroom 3, entrance level - 1 Single Bed , Airconditioned
    Bedroom 4, entrance level - 1 Single Bed , Airconditioned
    Bedroom 5, lower level - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Airconditioned
    Bedroom 6, lower level - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Airconditioned
    Bedroom 2, entrance level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Airconditioned, (one extra large double or two single beds)
  • 4 double bed bedrooms (3 en suite) (2 of these bedrooms have 2 extra built single beds which if not used as beds can be used as couches) 2 single bed bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You can have a cook for your breakfast, lunch or dinner at an extra cost and subject upon availability. You can also have horse riding at an extra small cost Extra activities: Bird watching, walking routes with map provided. You can visit very old monasteries. There is an outdoor summer movie theater in Hora of Andros There are trendy nightlife bars by the sea and on the pedestrian high street in Hora, very safe for youngsters. Taxi service all night

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
5

paradise

  • 5 of 5

A stylish, immaculately-kept house dramatically situated overlooking the sea, this is quite possibly the most beautiful house I have ever stayed in. I went with my wife, our two young children and another couple with their two young children. All of us agreed it was the best holiday we had ever had in our lives.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests thank you so much for your very kind words. We are really very happy that all of you have enjoyed villa "Dialogoi" and your holidays in general. This is what we wish for all our guests. It was really a pleasure having you as our guests. It would be really nice if you could come back sometime in the future. There are still many things to see and enjoy on the island that you did not have the opportunity to do so this time. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
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5

AMAZING!! WONDERFUL!!

  • 5 of 5

JUST GO! Our stay in Andros exceeded all of our expectations...which were high to begin with! After an easy 2 hour evening ferry, and a BEAUTIFUL short drive, Panos and Krista were exceptionally gracious upon our arrival and made us feel right at home as our dinner was waiting for us, prepared by Alketa, the cook, despite the late hour. BEST SPANIKOPITA EVER!! The home itself is heavenly. From the pool to the views to the layout...everyone had plenty of room to spread out and relax, while at the same time the home encourages you to gather together and enjoy great food, wine and time. We were two families of four with kids ranging from 9 to 17 years old. Not one of us were ever bored or in need of anything. Marites, the housekeeper, was fantastic although we rarely saw her, except for when she delivered our neatly pressed laundry on a couple of occasions. The home was always immaculate upon our returns. A quick 5 minute drive to Chora and you have shopping, restaurants and groceries. We ate out a couple of nights but enjoyed cooking at the house even more. The kitchen has anything you need to prepare meals for large groups. And as a bonus, there’s a small taverna that’s a five minute walk from the house. Great cold beer and wonderful food and views. All in all, it was a wonderful experience and we definitely plan on going back in the not so distant future. Thanks again to Panos, Krista, Marites and Alketa!

-Guests from Nevada & Colorado

June 2018

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael and all, thank you so much for your kind and warm words!!! We are very happy that you all enjoyed very much your holidays in villa "Dialogoi" and Andros. We are very pleased to have you as our guests and for sure we will be even more pleased to welcome you again "in the not so distant future" as you said!!! Have a nice time and enjoy your life!!!
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5

Andros stay

  • 5 of 5

We were a somewhat unusual group for this house; seven high school art students and two teachers from the U.S. It is a testament to the versatility of the house. Lots of room to spread out in and be independent, plenty of gathering places to be together and share. Loved the long stone dining room table. Panos and Krista were very helpful, obviously part of the house they love and respect, with an honest interest in passing that on to us. We loved that Andros was not so busy at this time of the year and felt it very special in a low-key sort of way. We loved our stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. It was really very nice having you and your art students as guests in our villa. We would like to thank all of them individually for their respective comments in our guest book. We are very glad that our villa inspired them for creative artwork with their professors. Good luck to everyone and keep in mind that Andros and our villa is always here inspiring for "Dialogoi".
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5

We felt just like the royal family!

  • 5 of 5

After a long journey we arrived at Villa Dialogoi and we were really flabbergasted! What a lovely house and what a warm welcome from all of you. It is so hard to describe how special our week was with the whole family thanks to this royal place.

Back home we regularly look at the pictures and there is always a big smile on our faces!

Thank you so much for the wonderful memory! We hope to come back sometime....

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy you felt this way. We will be glad to welcome you all again whenever you want in the future.
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5

The Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Dear Panos and Krista,

We don't have the words to express the pleasure and wonder we felt during the week we spent in your villa.

From the first moment we realized we had arrived at a magical place - interesting and thoughtfully made down to the finest detail.

Every corner of the house tells a story and the beauty - inside and outside - is breathtaking.

We ate well, slept well, we laughed, traveled, we enjoyed quality family time we won't forget thanks to you.

Everything is comfortable, well equipped and pleasant, and there was an answer to every possible need.

Maritas (the cleaning lady) was simply an angel and you are very lucky to have her help.

We will warmly recommend your villa and will surely return one day.

Thank you very much!

Zacai / Roth / Carciente families

Jerusalem, Israel

אין מילים שיכולות לתאר את ההנאה והפליאה שחווינו בשבוע ששהינו בווילה של פאנוס וקריסטה.

מהרגע הראשון הבנו שהגענו למקום קסום - בנוי באופן מעניין ומחושב עד לפרט הקטן ביותר.

כל פינה בבית מספרת סיפור והיופי, הן בתוך הבית והן מחוצה לו - עוצר נשימה.

אכלנו טוב, ישנו טוב, צחקנו, טיילנו, ונהננו מזמן איכות עם המשפחה הודוות לכם.

הכל נוח, מצויד ונעים והיה מענה לכל צורך אפשרי.

מריטס המנקה היתה מלאך - עזרה מעל ומעבר בכל דבר.

בהחלט נחזור ונמליץ בחום!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank so much for your so nice words and especially for writing your review also in your language. We are very happy that you enjoyed so much being in villa DIALOGOI. We are very sorry indeed for your sister's health adventure. We hope she is fine now. Of course we will be pleased to welcome you all and your friends in the future again. There are many nice things still to see and do in Andros.
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5

Stunning property with incredible views

  • 5 of 5

I have been holidaying in Andros for over 20 years and I have never come across a more beautifully positioned, perfectly appointed, welcoming villa.

Thank you to Krista and Panos and their staff for such a warm welcome and for generously opening such a stunning home for others to share.

I can not recommend Villa Dialogoi enough. We are rebooking immediately for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are indeed very happy that you enjoyed your holidays in villa DIALOGOI so much. This is our aim for all our guests and we are very glad you have experienced that. We will be very glad to welcome you again next year.
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
ELEFTHERIOS VENIZELOS, ATHENS
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
MOOMBA, SWELL, PARAPORTI beach, all day-night bar
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
GAVRIO
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
ASIMOLEFKA GRILL
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
GIALIA
Car: necessary

Our villa called 'Dialogoi' (from the word dialogue) is located near Hora (the capital) of Andros (only 10 minutes drive) on a hill overlooking Aegean Sea.

Andros has always been a wealthy island since medieval times through silk production and in more recent times through shipping with an interest in the Arts.

There are many interesting places to explore on the island like: Museums of international fame, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Archaelogical Museum. The Naval Museum due to the great maritime tradition of the island.

A library called Kairis Library situated in Hora which is the house belonging to the philosopher Theofilos Kairis.

Ancient Paleopolis (archaeological site with a museum exhibiting sculpture of Classical and Roman eras), Ancient Zagora (one of the oldest settlements in Andros), Strofilas (prehistoric settlement dating back to 6,500 BC).

Many monasteries like: Monastery of Zoodoxhou Pigis ('The Life-Giving Source') dating back to the 9th century AD. Byzantine in style with a stunning wooden chapel. Monastery of Aghios Nikolaos which is dated also back to the 9th century. This is a magnificent building that overlooks the Achla valley. Monastery of the Panachrantou located in the village of Fallika. Monastery of Aghia Marina.

There are also some castles and towers: Castle of Hora (Venetian), castle at Kochilou (Venetian), Aghios Petros Tower (the most famous of all dating back to the 3rd - 4th century BC.

The architecture and landscape of Andros are very different to that of the rest of the Cyclades with green hillsides covered in stone terracing, crystal clear streams and natural springs of very high quality drinking water like Sariza and Lezina, unusual dove cots with square towers whose pigeon holes are decorated with geometric designs, rustic stone villages and handsome stone houses.

The capital of the island, known as Hora (Chora), is particularly attractive and unique standing on a sharp peninsula between the two sandy beaches of Nimborio and Paraporti, with an impressive marble promenade where there are very elegant restaurants, local tavernas offering delicious traditional food, cafes, bars and boutique shops but without the price tag of comparable islands such as Mykonos or Santorini.

The Sea of Andros, Aegean Sea, has a unique blue colour. The water is crystal clear, transparent and very clean. There many nice sandy beaches all around the island like:

Chryssi Ammos : with sun beds and coconut pulm umbrellas Pidima tis Grias: 'Old Lady's Jump', a small beach with an extraordinary landscape. In the water there is a strange rock which according to legend depicts the old lady who helped the Turks occupy the castle of Kochilou. Regretting her act, she climbed onto the rock and jumped into the sea.

Achla: Beautiful, serene beach with marvelous sand and turquoise water. A pretty chapel lies before the beach and a river behind. There is a small boat called 'Rania' that takes you there for the day or you can rent your own small boat for the day (no license required).

Zorkos: Located between two rocky outcrops, it is a lovely, long sandy beach with one small tavern with very nice food, using their own natural products.

Fellos, Aghios Petros, Vitali, Vori are some more very nice beaches.

Gialia, Piso Gialia, Nimborio, Paraporti are only 5 minutes driving from our villa 'Dialogoi'.

Andros is perfect for walking, fishing, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, skiing, snorkeling, bird watching and horse riding. There is a windsurfing school at Korthi. Watersports are also found at Batsi, Aghios Petros and Andros Yacht Club at Nimborio.

The Yacht Club is the main sailing club of the island. (You can use our membership and with only 5 euros each, you can enjoy the facilities (swimming, water sports, having lunch). Each summer sailing races are organized around the island.

Walking in Andros is really a very nice experience because there is a network of footpaths many of which are recently signposted and mapped for walkers. Following these paths you discover the history and tradition or Andros with wonderful nature, ancient waterways full of minerals and curative properties, many different species of wild flowers and herbs some of which are indigenous to Andros.

Bird Watching: You can watch unique Mavropetritis eagle from Madagascar.

Horse riding: Nice horses taking you around the wonderful nature of Andros. Provided at a small extra cost from our villa.

You can reach the island of Andros with a boat from Rafina port.

Rafina Port: 20 minutes from Athens airport Eleftherios Venizelos and 40 minutes from the center of Athens.

There is also a heliport adjacent to Hora (15 min away from our villa).

Hora of Andros , and our villa: 45 minutes' easy drive from the port of Andros, Gavrio.

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

1. The stated prices are for 10 persons renting the villa. Any additional person will be charged more upon negotiation with the owner.
2. 50% refund is given if cancelled at least 180 days prior to arrival date or if the dates are booked by another guest.
3. Damages deposit (refundable) is €1500 credit card guarranty, or cash, or cheque upon arrival.
4. Winter (during standard season) period, heating and pool operation charged extra if required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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