Much more than a vacation home, staying in Villa Elena is like having your own private village. Strategically located on the parishes of mountain Gerontas overlooking the South Euboean Gulf, yet surprisingly close to Athens and its International Airport.
Situated in mid Euboea (Greece's second largest island, next to Crete) it is a mere 1.5 hours from the International Airport. Villa Elena offers a unique combination of easy accessibility and complete privacy.
Villa Elena consists of 2 two separate buildings which can be rented either as a whole for a group of up to 16 or individually for a group of up to 8 each; there is a total of eight bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in the estate (all with their own cooling systems and under floor heating for the winter months), two kitchens, two living rooms, one study, a billiard and four dining areas.
The outdoor areas are the epicenter of life in the summer months, and have been designed accordingly: a large terrace with clear views of the Euboean Gulf; two al fresco dining areas, plus a stone barbeque and a traditional Greek bread oven and of course the swimming pool.
The layout encourages togetherness, but also allows for privacy. Guest rooms are spread over the two buildings, each one independent from the other, and entirely self-sufficient.
1. The first floor (ground floor) comprises of a large living area: a kitchen, a living room and 4 double bedrooms including 3 bathrooms. There is also a large study area and a billiard table here.
2. The second floor houses the master bedroom with en suite bathroom and bath tab, 3 more bedrooms, a dining room (table for 16), second living room and a kitchen area. One of the bedrooms is dedicated to children consisting of two double bunkers.
3. Both floors have their own fireplaces for the cold winter days.
4. Staff cottage at the edge of the estate, designed for independence; this is occupied by the resident caretakers.
AIRPORT PICK-UP is included:
Daily cooking can be included upon request and will be charged extra. The staff at the estate will assist with the use of the facilities, and knowledge of the local area.
If cooking is required, staff will prepare one meal a day, and can do the supermarket shopping, as required. The service for cooking the meal is not included in the price nor is the cost of the food which will be covered by guests, according to what they choose to shop - the shopping can be done by yourselves, or you can instruct the staff to do it for you, so you can maximize your sun-bathing time!
The staff can arrange taxis for you if you wish to explore the island.
Included in the price of the villa is one airport pick-up, with one car - ie. up to four passengers. If you plan on hiring cars at the airport, the driver picking you up can lead the way for the other cars, too, and take you to the port of Oropos. From Athens airport, it is about 60 km drive to the port of Oropos, then 25 minutes on the ferry to the port of Eretria, on the island of Evia, then a 5 minute drive to Villa Elena.
There is an aviary which often means fresh free-range eggs in the mornings. There is a garden plot with organic tomatoes and other seasonal vegetables; organic herbs such as basil are also grown on the estate.
PLEASE NOTE: In the high season, bookings should be of a minimum of 5 nights, unless there happens to be a gap in the calendar.