Villa Elea is a spacious two-floor, 4-bedroom villa, located in the island of Tinos, Greece.
It is the perfect place to enjoy the brilliant Greek sun and cool Aegean breeze, lapping in the large, private 9x5m freshwater pool, relaxing on the sun beds, or sitting back under the shade of the comfortable outdoor lounges.
The view from Villa Elea is magnificent: bluest Aegean sea and sky from end to end, framed by the white houses of the village and the austere barren hills. Take in the stunning view over breakfast at the long table on the shaded ground floor patio; climb with your book into the cool of the sea-gazing nook at midday; or watch the colors of the sunset from the comfortable lounge at the first floor terrace.
Villa Elea can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people. There are two bedrooms with a view of the Aegean sea on the first floor, and two guest houses looking on to the garden, with their own bathrooms and separate entrances.
The entire Villa has been restored and remodeled with love and care, transforming a historic home into a luxurious retreat. Modern and practical living spaces, such as the fully equipped modern kitchen, marble bathrooms, and dining area with fireplace, have been carefully furnished and decorated with original artwork, antique furniture, and deluxe hand-carved marble details.
ENJOY THE GREEK SUN
in the spacious private pool and comfortable outdoor lounges
Bathed in brilliant sunlight, our large, 9x5m freshwater pool with its crystal-clear blue water beckons you to dive right in. Relax on the sun beds, sip a refreshing drink at the pool mini-bar, or sit back under the shade of the poolside lounge. Enjoy your lunch at the ground floor patio under the vivid color of the bougainvillea, then unwind under the shade of the comfortable first floor lounge while taking in the sweeping sea view.
Throughout the day, the scent of the Mediterranean will captivate you as you stroll through the organic garden, fragrant with figs, lemons, vines, lavender, flowers and local herbs, where you can enjoy the relaxing village quiet. Pick your own tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, grapes and apricots, and savor the delicious homegrown flavors. At night, sit back and gaze at the twinkling lights of Syros in the distance, with only the sounds of nature around you and a starry sky above.
RELAX AND UNWIND
in a comfortable space for eight people
Villa Elea can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people. The main Villa has two king-size-bed master bedrooms overlooking the Aegean sea on the first floor. Additionally, there are two guest houses looking on to the garden, with their own bathrooms and separate entrances: the Green guesthouse, with a queen-size double bed, and the Golden guesthouse, with two standard single beds.
The Villa buildings are spacious and kept naturally cool by 2-feet-wide stone walls that retain the cool temperature of the night winds to protect against the heat of the day. The massive walls are crowned by majestic "volta", the characteristic tall stonemasonry arches that give the house its unmistakable personality.
Enjoy the most restful sleep you've had in a while: hop onto our premium mattresses, laid with crisp, 100% cotton percale sheets, and feel the gentle breeze from the state-of-the-art ceiling fans or air conditioning units. The peaceful village quiet will lull you into a refreshing sleep, so you can wake up well-rested and ready to savor your day in Tinos!
an authentic, unspoiled Greek island
The island of Tinos is an amazing place to visit, authentic and unspoiled, with little tourism even in the height of summer. There are more than 50 whitewashed villages to explore, ancient sites to visit, beautiful pristine beaches with very few people even during the summer months, a lot of outdoors activities to choose from (swimming, surfing, diving, mountain climbing, bouldering, hiking, horseback riding) and, of course, the food is delicious - the local cuisine is so flavorful and authentic that it has made Tinos into a top gastronomic destination.
The village of Ktikados, home of Villa Elea, is a traditional settlement, and no vehicles are allowed here. The picturesque whitewashed houses, blue domed churches and narrow streets will captivate you with their Cycladic charm. The locals are friendly and helpful, and will make you feel at home.
Even though Tinos has no airport, it is easily accessible. International travelers can land at the capital, Athens, or at the nearby island of Mykonos, then take a ferry or speedboat to Tinos. The easiest option is to land at Mykonos, then catch a quick speedboat or ferry ride to Tinos. Alternatively, you can land at the Athens International Airport, get to the port of Rafina or Piraeus by taxi or bus, and then take a speedboat or ferry to the island. If you need more information or advice on your travel itinerary, please don't hesitate to ask.
FEEL RIGHT AT HOME
everything you could need - and more
We would love for you to feel right at home here at Villa Elea, so we've tried to think of everything you might need. We hope our extensive list of amenities will bring you the comfort of a well-appointed home.
--- Pool area ---
9x5 m freshwater pool (~30x17 ft)
poolside bar with fridge
cotton pool towels
--- Outdoors areas ---
first floor shaded terrace with large lounge, 10-person dining table, and sweeping sea view
first floor outdoor kitchenette
first floor balcony
ground floor shaded eating area with 10-person dining table and sea view
ground floor olive tree patio
organic garden with flowers, vines, herbs and fruit trees
organic vegetable patch with tomatoes, peppers and eggplant
--- Bedrooms & Bathrooms ---
Blue Bedroom: first floor, sea view, king-sized double bed, ceiling fan
Red Bedroom: first floor, sea view, king-sized double bed, ceiling fan
Main Bathroom: first floor, jet shower cabin
Guest Bathroom: ground floor, hand-carved marble details
Green Guesthouse: ground floor, garden view, queen-sized double bed, airconditioning unit, marble bathroom with hand-carved details and large shower, flat-screen TV
Golden Guesthouse: ground floor, garden view, two standard single beds, marble bathroom with hand-carved details and large shower, airconditioning unit
--- Indoors living spaces ---
dining area with 10-person table, fireplace and flat-screen TV
office with personal computer
first floor lounge
--- Tech & Entertainment ---
free wireless ADSL WiFi connection both indoors and outdoors
Sonos sound system with internet streaming
universal phone chargers in all rooms
LCD TV with Media Center in main dining area
LCD TV with Media Center in Green guesthouse
Tinos maps and travel guides
selection of films and music
selection of books
pool toys and floats
board games for children and adults
beach mats and towels
beach cooler and ice packs
--- Kitchen & cooking ---
fully equipped ground floor kitchen (fridge, stovetop, oven, toaster, kettle, espresso machine, filter coffee machine, complete dinner service for 10 people)
outdoor kitchenette (mini-fridge, stovetop, dinner service for 10 people)
cooking pots and utensils
serving bowls and platters
portable barbecue grill and kitchen trolley
charcoal and fire starters
extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper
chopping boards and kitchen knives
kitchen towels and apron
ample cupboard space
--- Linens, Toiletries & Personal Care ---
premium quality mattresses
100% cotton percale bedding
duvets and summer blankets
bamboo cotton towels
handmade hand soap
quality showergel, shampoo and conditioner
basket with personal care products
--- Children ---
folding cot bed with bedding
moses basket with bedding
changing mat and covers
potty and toilet training seat
children's tableware (plates, small and big bowls, feeding spoons, spoons, forks)
pool toys and floats
board games for all ages
--- Essentials ---
state-of-the-art ceiling fans (main Villa bedrooms)
air conditioning (guest houses)
solar water heater
washing machine, laundry soap and softener
drying rack and clothes pegs
dishwasher and dishwasher tablets
cleaning equipment and detergents
--- Safety ---
safety card with emergency numbers
comprehensive first aid kit
In case there will be children staying with you, please note our pool is uniformly deep throughout: there is no shallow end as in most pools, there are large steps on one end that lead into the pool instead. This is perfect for adults as it's a pool you can comfortably swim in, but it might not be ideal for small children.
EXTRA SERVICES & SPECIAL REQUESTS
Extra services (food shopping, daily house and/or pool cleaning, laundry, housemaid, personal trainer, yoga instructor, catering) are available, please contact us for details and a quote.
If you have any special requests, don't hesitate to get in touch and we will try our best to accommodate them.
LEAVE IT TO US
Questions? Requests? We're here to help!
We have put a lot of care and effort into Villa Elea to make sure you will have an unforgettable holiday. To make your stay as carefree as possible, we do our best to help with anything you need, both before and after your arrival - from travelling arrangements, to rental car bookings, to advice on the best beaches, you can ask us anything! When you're at the Villa, we are always available if you need help or information, but we'll stay out of your way and not intrude on your privacy unless you ask us to drop by.
See you on the island!
your hosts, Danae and Michael