|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
EOT Licenced: 0428K10000445801 (Greek National Tourist Office)
Villa Elia is a beautiful property that was originally built as a family home – giving it the space, level of comfort and ambiance not normally found in a purpose-built holiday home. The villa stands in four acres of lovely grounds at the end of a private country lane and is not overlooked. Surrounded by lawns, flowering shrubs, pine and citrus trees, it provides a peaceful, private and secluded oasis - yet has the convenience of being only a five minute drive from huge sandy beaches and a vast selection of restaurants, tavernas and shops.
The sunny main terrace leads onto the pool terrace with its substantial sparkling pool which is serviced daily, a shady pergola and stunning views. To the side of the villa is another vine covered terrace and full size dining table and chairs - the perfect place for eating with its fabulous backdrop of the bay on one side and the harbour and Zante Town on the other. There is also a third, raised terrace in the garden with stunning sunset views over the western hills.
Inside the property is a spacious open plan living area with a large, comfortably furnished lounge, satellite flat screen television with full SKY channels, DVD player and music system (bring your iPod as there is a hook up via the amplifier!). You’ll also find some homely touches like bookshelves loaded with books, a selection of board games and a great choice of films on DVD. There’s even a wifi connection.
The farmhouse style kitchen has a table that seats six and lots of storage, plus two fridge freezers, a full sized oven and a microwave. Elia really is a home from home, and comes fully equipped with everything you could need – including the kitchen sink! There is a vegetable garden where you can pick your own.
Zakynthos is proud to be the first Marine Park protected area in the Mediterranean due to its beaches being the chosen nesting place of the caretta caretta (turtles). As a result, all development in the Park is forbidden, allowing Elia to enjoy wonderful solitude whilst at the same time benefiting from the convenience of nearby beaches and resorts.
Zakynthos, or Zante as it is more commonly known, is also referred to as the ‘Flower of the Ionian’ in recognition of the island’s exceptional beauty. The locals are renowned for their true Greek hospitality, which no doubt accounts for why so many holidaymakers return to the island time and time again.
Geographically the island is the most southern of the six Ionian Islands and is located off western mainland Greece. It has a Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and warm wet winters (making it very green and fertile).
The capital Zakynthos Town with its shops, museums, restaurants, bars and outdoor cinema, is architecturally extremely attractive and full of the influence and culture of its Italian ancestors.
Just wanted to say thanks very much for villa rental.
We had a fantastic break. The villa and surroundings are fabulous!
The villa is prefect!! It's on the south end of the island close to everything you need, yet away from the hustle and bustle of the more popular areas, so you can really relax and truly get away from everything.
The villa is well equipped with everything that you need,the pool is fabulous and all the rooms are a good size. The views are breathtaking. A big thank you to John and to Debbie for such a brilliant holiday.
You could not find a more perfect retreat - perched above Kalamaki at the end of a secluded road with panoramic sea views on both sides, this delightful villa offers everything you could need and want on your holiday. The pool is particularly welcome, beautifully clean and so inviting, the perfect way to cool off in 30+ degrees! The kitchen is very well equipped for eating in if you don't want to venture out to any of the numerous, reasonable, scrumptious tavernas. Apart from relaxing by the pool, the villa also has strategically positioned seating spots for making the most of the views, shady reading or enjoying a chilled glass of wine watching the sun go down. Thanks to John (the owner) for helping to make our stay so successful, you can tell he loves his villa & that's why it feels so homely, he's such a sweetie! You will definitely need to hire a car to access the villa but this will also enable you to explore this beautiful island.
We stayed here for a week in June with our 9 month old son & it was lovely. The weather was amazing, which always helps! Debbie met us at the airport & we followed her to the villa in our hire car, a must if staying here, we definitely wouldn't have found it otherwise. Debbie had left water, bread, beer, wine & fruit for us which was great as it was evening when we arrived. Debbie also gave us some great tips on where to go & general directions to the supermarket & petrol station. The villa was perfect for our holiday, the views & pool were second to none & our son loved swimming every day. Due to us having a young son we didn't venture out in the evenings much (only once) & due to location, I didn't fancy the drive in the dark! So, we made the most of eating Al fresco & enjoyed a glass of wine with amazing views when our son had gone to bed. Debbie got us a high chair seat booster which was invaluable for our stay & will be a good asset for future guests. The gardener & pool man Spiros & his wife Maria are lovely & brought us fresh fruit from their garden & eggs from the chickens, their daughter even gave our son a teddy bear as a gift. We went to visit their animals & orchard which was interesting to see.
In all, a very enjoyable stay & would happily return, thank you.
This was our second stay at Villa Elia - we loved it so much the first time we just had to return. And, if anything, it was even better than before.
Perfect location, beautiful villa, amazing views, fantastic pool… the list just goes on and on.
It feels like so much more than a holiday villa: little touches like all the books and DVDs, the comprehensive range of equipment in the kitchen and the visitors' book full of invaluable information from the owner all made it feel more like a home from home (if only our home was quite so stunning!).
Our return visit more than met our (extremely high) expectations - and I'm sure we'll be back again as soon as we can.
A lovely family villa in a superb position. The villa had everything we needed and Bob was very helpful.The sea views both front and back were really fantastic and we loved the island itself. In 10 days we explored a different beach most days, usually leaving the villa around 2-3pm and coming home around 8pm ready to shower and go out for a tasty, simple supper in nearby Kalamaki or Zante. Don't think the only place to eat is along the port in Zante - drive towards the main port car park and find the square on the left - this marks the beginning of a great selection of restaurants and bars - really buzzy vibe, music and perfect for late night eating and drinking! Would love to visit again
The villa is set up in the hills with stunning views of the island - Kalamaki, Zakynthos Town and for those plane spotters, the airport!
We were met at the airport by Bob who guided us to the villa (we may have had trouble finding it otherwise) and who did a cracking job of cleaning the pool and sorting the barbecue out for us (even though we didn't actually get round to using it).
Everything you need is in the villa - two fridge freezers, oven and hob, toaster although it didn't appear to work, air conditioning in the bedrooms and a temperamental satellite TV system along with an extensive collection DVDs and books. The all-important WiFi was a must for two teenage girls.
Barbara did an excellent job of cleaning and changing the linen twice a week and Cath even provided us with a new salad dish!
The pool was excellent - large and clean and our girls loved it. It was great to be able to swim in a private pool on a beautiful warm night with the pool lights on.
A car is a necessity to stay here but the resort of Kalamaki is only a few minutes down the road and full of tavernas and bars as well as a beautiful beach and turtles if you're lucky. Zakynthos Town is not much further away if you want to do some proper shopping.
If you're looking for a place away from it all but still close enough to the resorts then this is the perfect choice and we will certainly recommend it to our friends and family.
Villa Elia sits at the head of what is known locally as the ‘hidden valley’ - a sparsely populated fold in the hills between the beach resorts of Kalamaki and Argassi, and a completely unspoilt area of the island. This is glorious walking country, where you can wander amongst the olive groves and pine woods, with unexpected and lovely sea views at every turn or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can walk the length of the valley to the sea.
The villa's enviable setting in an elevated position within Zante’s National Marine Park (rental villas within the National Park are few and far between due to recent conservation laws) gives it almost 360º of stunning panoramic sea views - across the bay in one direction, over the valley in another and towards the harbour and Kefalonia in yet another. You’re also only a five minute drive from vast soft sandy beaches, and the sophisticated shops, bars and restaurants of Zakynthos Town.
Other Activities: Turtle watching, diving.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Any day arrival and holiday period maybe for any number of days with a minimum of 7 days
5% discount for stays of 14 days or more.
20% discount for couples except for July & August
10% discount for returning guests
Deposit payment is not refundable