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Beach house set in a beautiful bay

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa Svolis is a Beach House set in an Olive Grove with own beach access

Karystos, Greece, Euboea

The perfect Beach House for family and friends - ideal for anyone looking for peace and tranquility. Perfect set in a large piece of land with many olive and fig trees. You can look at the sea from your bed. The house is well equipped with all mod cons. There are no direct neighbours.


Beds: 3 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds.

Dishwasher, Washing machine, hand towels and bedsheets included. TV, parking at the house, Oven, Hob, Refrigerator, Shower, Garden Shower, Bath, Grill, Baby Bed, Garden Furniture, Cooling fans, Air conditioning, open fireplace, music speakers. VCR.

Extra Services

Housekeeper and cleaning service.

More Details

Peter Svolis
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Peter Svolis

Villa Svolis was built as a place for the Svolis Family to retreat from their busy lives in London. It now belongs to the myself, Peter Svolis, and my brother Nicholas. I am a film director and live in Germany. Nicholas is a captain on luxury yachts and lives in the US. We both feel a strong connection to both Greece and especially Karystos, where we have many friends and where we spent nearly every summer holiday.

Peter Svolis purchased this villa in 1983

Why Peter Svolis chose Karystos

Our father wanted to find a place that is beautiful, where the water is clean, and where tourism has not taken over the island.

What makes this villa unique

This place is perfect for anyone who really wants to be close to the sea. The location is fantastic - a short walk to the beach. And from the upstairs balconies, the view of the sunset is beautiful. There is also a small bench set on our land just above the water that is great for the cool evening air.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Karystos in Karistos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 09:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 14:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet
  • There are three bathrooms in the house and an additional toilet downstairs for guests.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The main bedroom has it's own en-suite bathroom and walk-in dressing room. All rooms have plenty of closet space and access to the large balcony facing the sea.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The Villa is well kept and well appointed. After many years of travelling here with friends and family, the house now has anything you may possible need, and much more.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Beach house set in a beautiful bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Ottima casa con tutti i confort molti spazi e una bella spiaggia.

  • 5 of 5

Ci siamo trovati molto bene ,il posto è molto rilassante e i proprietari molto accoglienti hanno soddisfatto tutte le nostre esigenze

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely delightful guests. I sincerely hope we have the honour to welcome them again. Peter Svolis.
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Urlaub unter Griechen im Traumhaus fernab des Tourismustrubels

  • 5 of 5

Nach jahrelangen Urlauben mit unserer Großfamilie in Griechenland sind wir mittlerweile nicht nur Fans, sondern auch richtige Kenner von Land und Leuten geworden. So können wir mit Fug und Recht behaupten, dass die Villa Svolis, die wir heuer erstmals besucht haben, eines der besten Domizile in der Ägäis ist.

Die Lage des Hauses mit Sicht von jedem der Zimmer auf das wenige Schritte davor liegende türkis/blau/grün-schattierte, glasklare Meer und die Umgebung sind fantastisch.

Auf dem großen Gartengrundstück stehen nicht nur Pinien-, Oliven-, Feigenbäume und duftender Rosmarin, sondern blühen auch Oleander und eine prächtige Bougenville. Der Garten mündet direkt in den Strand, den wir fast gänzlich als Privatstrand genießen konnten. Dort sind aufgrund des groben Kieses für besonders empfindliche Füße Badeschuhe durchaus zu empfehlen.

Das Haus selbst ist sehr gepflegt und mit jedmöglichem Komfort ausgestattet, sodass man sich wie zuhause fühlen kann. Klimaanlagen, TV, WIFI, Bücher, Spiele, komplett ausgestattete Küche.... und die jeweils eigenen Badezimmer und WCs sind für eine 7-Personen-Familie wie wir nicht unwesentlich!

Christos, den überaus freundlichen Hauskeeper, möchten wir besonders hervorheben. Er war stets zur Stelle, wenn wir etwas brauchten und hat uns außerdem mit Tipps und Ratschlägen versorgt. Danke Christos!

Auch die Urlaubsvorbereitungen wurden uns durch den Eigentümer durch eine App sehr erleichtert, auf der er alle relevanten Informationen, Tipps und Empfehlungen auflistete. Darüber hinaus stand er uns auch schon im Vorfeld unseres Urlaubs für Fragen und Hilfestellungen zur Seite. Wir durften Peter Svolis als sympathischen, für alles aufgeschlossenen und um das Wohl seiner Gäste bemühten Vermieter in Karystos persönlich kennenlernen.

Aktivitäten und Ausflüge, die uns sehr gut gefallen haben:

Dikelas Dive Center: Tauch-und Schnorchelausflüge

Petalli Inseln


Festung Castello Rosso


Von den zahlreichen Tavernen/Restaurants fanden wir diese beiden besonders gut:

To Rema ganz in der Nähe (besonders netter Grieche mit schottischer Ehefrau)

Cavo d'oro (in Hafennähe)

Wer Urlaub unter Griechen und fern vom Tourismustrubel verbringen möchte, ist in Karystos in der Villa Svolis allerbestens aufgehoben! Trotz dieser Empfehlung hoffen wir aber, dass die Villa zukünftig nicht zur Gänze ausgebucht sein wird, sodass wir baldigst wiederkommen können!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These are the Guests every home owner can only dream of. Communicative, pleasant and clean. I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to have them in our house once more. A heartfelt thanks to Ulli and the family, it was truly wonderful to be your host. The house awaits you. :) Peter
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  • 5 of 5

Die großzügig gebaute Villa mit privat Stand, liegt in der nähe eines süßen Fischerdörfchen mit kleinen typischen Restaurants mit griechischen Leckereien und Bäckereien. Das schönste ist, dass wir in unserem Sommerurlaub kaum einem Touristen begegnet sind.

Mein Favorit war es mit der Kaffeetasse in der Hand morgens, direkt nach dem Aufwachen, an den Strand zugehen und eine Runde im Meer zu schwimmen (max. 20 Schritte vom Bett aus). Das Meer ist ruhig und lädt zum schwimmen und schnorcheln ein.

Der weite Blick über das Grundstück mit Olivenhain, Feigenbäumen (yami) bis hin zum Meer ist gigantisch.

Das Haus ist top ausgestattet, es fehlte an absolut gar nichts.

Perfekter Ort um mit Familie (n) und/ oder Freunden zu entspannen.

Auch die Kommunikation mit dem Besitzen war immer freundlich und sympathisch. Besonders die Geheimtipps für unsere kleinen Ausflüge waren Einzigartig.

Wir kommen wieder und zwar schon sehr bald ;)



  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: danke , ihr seid i m m e r willkommen!!!
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Romantic Beach Holiday at Villa Svolis

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely and romantic time at Villa Svolis! A definite plus was that the place is far from any typical touristic centers and so we only had to share the beautiful beach, which is only a few metres away from the villa, with other guests of the house and often were even all alone.

The pictures on this site are 100% realistic - this is how the place really looks.

Another thing we appreciated about the place was that the centre of Karystos with shopping possibilities, nice restaurants and bars was not far away - only a few minutes by car.

Altogether, we had a great time and can absolutely recommend Villa Svolis!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The sound of the sea, the sunset from the upstairs balcony.. we know exactly what you mean :) A place to be in love and fall in love with.. Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. Peter
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Berlin, Germany


  • 5 of 5

für alle die die Natur, das Ursprüngliche, die Ruhe lieben und sich das Meer vor das Haustür wünschen ist dieser Ort ideal!

Unsere Familie hat hier eine wunderschöne Zeit verbracht, wir haben uns super erholt und sehr sehr wohlgefühlt und freuen uns auf das nächste Mal - das ist auf jeden Fall ganz sicher.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Immer gerne! Schön zu sehen das ihr euch so schnell in die Kultur vertieft haben! Hoffentlich bis zum nächstes mal! :) Peter
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The dream of a beach holiday coming true

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful and unforgettable stay at Villa Svolis. The perfect place to gather some beloved people and spent a relaxing holiday time together. We - old friends from university - planned to spent two weeks with friends and family, reading, swimming, cooking and catching up. This place is unique and exceeded all our expectations. It's starts with the waking up: everyone of the rooms faces the sea. You can listen to the sound of the waves anytime from anywhere in the House. The beach is a stone's throw away and during our whole stay we were the only ones using it. This little bay is well tucked away and perfect for little children to access, play in the water and snorkel. The house is very well equipped and has everything for those who also like to cook at home. It was remarkably clean and Christos, the housekeeper, was always very helpful and had some great Tipps how to explore the island. The area also offers a lot to do like boattrips to the surrounding islands or hiking excursions to ancient sights. We also enjoyed the uncomplicated and fast access from the airport in Athens to the Villa Svolis. We were lucky and catched the ferry right away and reached Villa Svolis 3 hours after landing in Athens. We had a wonderful time - that shall be repeated soon.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were wonderful guests, we look forward to welcoming you again!
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Athens Airport (Eleftherios Venezelos)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Karystos has many bars
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Marmari, 15 mins
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Karystos has many Restaurants
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Directly in front of the house
Car: necessary

Villa Svolis lies in a small bay about 4 km from Karystos, an area in the south of the island of Evia. It's an authentic fishing town with about 5000 inhabitants. In the middle ages the region belonged to the Venetians, their legacy remains in the form of the Castello Rosso above the town. Evia (after Crete) is the second lasrgest island in Greece, well known and loved amongst the Greeks. If you spend your vacation here you will meet primarily Greeks, many from Athens, and few foreign tourists. In the South of Evia there are the famous Dragon Houses, the most famous of which can be found on the Mountain behind Karystos, Mount Ochi. There are also the "Palli-Lakka" Dragon Houses in the are of the ancient Marble Quarries on the Kliosi Mountain above nearby Styra. All the Dragon Houses are can be accessed by hiking routes.

Around Karystos there are many picturesque beaches and sandy coves. There are long and short hiking routes through the surrounding mountains, along breathtaking gorges (e.g. the Dimosari Gorge) and waterfalls. A quick trip to the surrounding small islands by sailing and motor boat tours is also possible, and well worth it if you are keen on scuba diving or snorkelling in clear blue waters.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Karystos, Aegean Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

final cleaning fee £131.46
Refundable Damage Deposit £438.2
Per Child 10€/night £0

20€ / every additional person/per night
0€ / children - 2 years
children - 12 years 50%

minimum stay 5 nights
final cleaning fee 150 euro

What are the cancellation conditions?
If you are forced to cancel a booking, you will unfortunately be charged a cancellation fee.
No cancellation fee up to 3 months prior to arrival
40% of the total agreed price up to 1 month prior to arrival
70% of the total agreed price up to 1 week prior to arrival
90% of the total agreed price in the last week prior to arrival

If you have not arrived within 24 hours of the agreed date without notification, this will be treated as a cancellation.


Im Fall einer Stornierung einer Reservierung fallen Rücktrittskosten an.
Die Kosten belaufen sich wie folgt:
Bis 3 Monate vor Absage fallen keine Stornogebühren an
bis 1 Monat vor dem Ankunftstag 40 %
bis 1 Woche vor dem Ankunftstag 70 %
in der letzten Woche vor dem Ankunftstag 90 % vom gesamten Mietpreises.

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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