JUST MINS AWAY FROM GREECE'S BEST BEACH (BASED ON CNN SURVEY)

Elena Katopodi

Speaks greek, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Elena Katopodi

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JUST MINS AWAY FROM GREECE'S BEST BEACH (BASED ON CNN SURVEY)

Dragano Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 half bath, Wi Fi, sleeps 6+2

This villa is an ideal getaway for guests yearning for a truly out of the ordinary retreat, just next to Lefkada's breathtaking beaches! Officially recognized as a preserved building, 'Meli' carries with it a history which dates back to the 19th century. It is a unique stone villa featuring 3 spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (designer matresses & toiletries, Flat Screen TVs with satellite, hairdryer, safe box), spacious sitting areas with fireplace, dining area, fully equipped rustic kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, spices etc).

The attention to detail is evident in all the superbly-decorated interiors which combine rustic authenticity with all-modern amenities. A large courtyard, a traditional wood burning oven and large built-in barbeque to the side, create exquisite sitting and dining areas with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The secluded village is next to some of the most famous beaches in the Med (Porto Katsiki, Egremni, Gialos etc)

LATEST NEWS: Villa Meli is one of the few vacation rentals so close (only 6kms) to Egremni beach, which was ranked 1st in Greece and 24th worldwide (out of 100) in a survey conducted by CNN and published recently (May 2013).

'Dramatic sunsets, electric-blue water, enough room for everyone: This long stretch of sand on the island of Lefkada has become one of Greece's most popular beach retreats since a road was built in the 1990s.' For more information please visit the following link: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/28/travel/100-best-beaches

The experience at Meli combines:

1. Luxurius living with all amenities at hand to ensure your comfort and relaxation

2. Close proximity to the island's wonderful long, sandy beaches with clean, turquoise waters (quite handy, especially when it might take people from the north of the island more than an hour to approach)

3. Traditional Greek village living, with an opportunity to taste local delights & fresh local produce (honey, wine, free range eggs, olive oil etc.)

4. Connection with rich nature's relaxing aura either by sitting at the villa's garden, or by enjoying walking or biking along the fields/olive groves/vineyards/mountain right across the villa etc. (4 mountain bikes provided for free)

5. Calmness and safety as the small village provides the necessary quietness to ensure you enjoy your sleep (away from crowds) and the safety needed for children to feel free to walk & play around (as there are not many cars around)

6. Genuine owner hospitality to make your stay with us carefree.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Elena Katopodi (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Elena Katopodi

I have travelled around the world a lot (both for pleasure and for business) and, as a traveller myself, I have gathered very useful experiences which I believe is a great help in our efforts to provide you with a pleasant stay.

Why Elena Katopodi chose Dragano

I inherited it from my father who inherited it from his father and so on....

What makes this villa unique

The feel of tradition, the smell of the wood beams, the generocity in space, the totally relaxing countryside views, the nature's silent sounds along with those of the birds, the rooster, the donkey...

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Just mins away from GREECE'S BEST BEACH (based on CNN survey)
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Just mins away from GREECE'S BEST BEACH (based on CNN survey)
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Dragano Lefkada (Lefkas)
5

Magnificent place

  • 5 of 5
The house itself is so remarkable so it made our holiday even more memorable.
It is comfortable, charming, cosy and completed even in small details.
The location is very strategic for best beaches. The place is wonderful for calm, relaxing holiday, for nature lovers and retreat.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Dragano Lefkada (Lefkas)
5

Gorgeous, chic, comfortable Greek country house

  • 5 of 5
This large, old house is impeccably renovated and furnished in rustic, chic style using local materials and charming furnishings. The house could be featured in Cote Sud. The garden is also lovely, overlooking a valley, which gives a palatial feel, though it's not that large. Immaculate. Well furnished kitchen. Also stone barbecue outside. All the mod cons. The owner's charming father showed us around and pointed out the places to go on the map. There was a cleaning mid-week.

The village has a nice little taverna, otherwise nothing else except honey stands and fig trees but it's not a far drive from some spectacular beaches. We did shopping in Vassiliki and Agios Petros. No pool, but all the more incentive to get out and explore.

Would absolutely recommend this beautiful house to anyone. We were two parents and three teens and had no shortage of space.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Dragano Lefkada (Lefkas)
Zurich, Switzerland
5

A magnificent honeymoon stay!

  • 5 of 5
This house is magnificent! We were there for our honeymoon and found the island and the Meli house to be the perfect relaxing, romantic setting. We enjoyed cooking meals in the kitchen and the wood-burning oven, relaxing in the beautiful garden, and taking the bikes out for a scenic ride. We thank the owners most of all for their incredible hospitality - for their suggestions of which beaches to go to, the amazing Rachi restaurant and the fun winery tour. We wish them the best of luck and continued success with their business - we would recommend it in a heartbeat! Jen & Ben
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Just mins away from GREECE'S BEST BEACH (based on CNN survey)
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Dragano Lefkada (Lefkas)
5

Out of the ordinary

  • 5 of 5
A perfect stay at the most charming, spacious and comfortable house I have seen in a while. The island itself is a discovery for me, the nearby beach Gialos practically empty and absolutely beautiful. Roads are better than I expected, Dragano Village is very well positioned if you want to explore the best beaches on the island. We're all having flashbacks from Meli ever since we got back, two months ago. That includes three and four year olds. Enjoy!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Just mins away from GREECE'S BEST BEACH (based on CNN survey)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220965
+30 6945 262123
Dragano Lefkada (Lefkas)
5

A fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5
A lovely stay, very relaxing, great location for the breathtaking beaches. Great food at the nearby tavernas. In all a great holiday. Would recommend this place to anyone. Thank you Elena & family. Geof, Pauline, Wallace, Emily, Harvey & Brianna
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Just mins away from GREECE'S BEST BEACH (based on CNN survey)
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+30 6945 262123
Dragano Lefkada (Lefkas)
Zurich, Switzerland
5

Feel like home in a unique villa

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful and peaceful place. We enjoyed exploring the island, spending time at the beautiful beaches and coming back to MELI and feel home. The owners have created a wonderful place and we wish them all the best for the future.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Aktion/Preveza
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Vasiliki
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Gialos
Car: necessary

Breathtaking sandy beaches are closeby (Gialos, Porto Katsiki, Egremni & Kathisma). With just a few homes, a taverna providing home-made local delicacies and beautiful surroundings of fields and mountains, the village of Dragano offers a private escape to an uncommercialized and unspoiled region of the island. Endless choices exist for communication with nature & countryside exploration (mountain bikes provided, various activities arranged on request) as well as familiarization with local culture & history (festivals, local life activities, taste of local produce, cookery lessons). All kinds of amenities such as bars, restaurants, ATM, medical center, super market can be found at Vasiliki (12Kms), also known as a windsurfer's paradise. Minimarkets, butcher's and bakery can be found much closer (6kms). Excursions to smaller islands around Lefkada such as Onassis's Scorpios, to Kefallonia & Ithaca. Athani, at 1.6kms, is the closest village to Dragano offering minimarket supplies and a selection of tavernas with romantic views to sea & sunset.

Other Activities: Scuba diving, Sea Kayaking, Private boat hire

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Dragano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
€2,240
 
 
Middle
Sep 14 - Oct 4
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
 
Low
Oct 6 - Mar 22
7 night minimum stay
€840
 
 
Spring
Mar 23 - May 24
7 night minimum stay
€1,050
 
 
Middle
May 25 - Jun 21
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
 
High
Jun 22 - Jul 19
7 night minimum stay
€1,820
 
 
Peak
Jul 20 - Aug 30
7 night minimum stay
€2,240
 
 
High
Aug 31 - Sep 13
7 night minimum stay
€1,820
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes - Rates quoted/paid in € & are for up to 8 people. For more, there is an additional charge of euro 10 per person per night
- Stay for < 7 nights possible

Specials:
- Early booking discount 10% for bookings made until 31st Jan. 2014, then 5% until 30th Apr. 2014
- Discount for long term and for up to 4 guests - please enquire
- Maximum combined discount: 15%
- Offers do not apply for low season

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Dragano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Computer Available
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    WC - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Each bedroom has en-suite bathroom, one of which includes a jacuzzi bathtub and another features a large shower for two people.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Rodia - 1 queen
    Levanda - 1 queen
    Myrtia - 2 twin/ single
    Sitting Room - 3 sleep sofa /futon
  • All three independent and spacious bedrooms are tastefully decorated with light colors and antique pieces. All bedrooms have flat screen TVs with satellite, air conditioning, hairdryer, make-up mirror, designer mattresses, safe box and toiletries. The 2 sofa beds in the sitting room can comfortably accommodate two people and folding beds could accommodate more. These should be done under prior arrangement and for an extra charge as prices quoted are based on occupancy of 6. Baby cot & high chair are provided for free.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
Notes:
Satellite WiFi internet access - complimentary use. Four mountain bikes are provided for free. Board games, adult and kids' book library, DVD library provided. Cleaning provided every 3 days approx. - please enquire We can help with arranging (at extra cost): -Car Hire -Private Boat Hire -Scuba Diving -Sea Kayaking -Snorkeling -Hiking - Walking in nature -Painting -Private Cook -Cooking lessons etc
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