Villa Boukadoura is in a spectacular position on the hills above Porto Heli, a quiet location surrounded by pine trees and olives. It is a large modern property, completed in 2007 to a high standard. Entrance is from the upper level opening into a very spacious open plan reception room and comfortable living area with leather sofas. French Windows lead out onto the veranda with an outdoor living area. The dining area leads to the same veranda where there is a further wonderful outdoor dining area, each seating 10. Both are served from a well-equipped modern kitchen. From the veranda, there are magnificent views over the grounds to the bay of Porto Heli with the island of Spetses behind. Sleeping accommodation is in 5 bedrooms, each with its own shower room (1 double and one twin on the upper level, 2 twin rooms and a guest suite with double on the lower level, the latter also having its own living room). Outside there is a pool (8mx4m) and barbecue area set in grounds of 4.5 acres.
Location: The Peloponnese is one of the most interesting parts of Greece as well as being among the most beautiful. It is rich in history but equally rich in spectacular scenery and crystal clear seas. Porto Heli is an easy drive from Athens airport. It is a very popular holiday destination and well supplied with supermarkets, banks, excellent restaurants and a lively nightlife. The heavily indented coastline provides a wide choice of beaches and coves that never get too crowded. The wonderful natural bays around which the village is built are perfect for all kinds of water sports. Every summer it is the chosen destination for royalty and celebrities from all over the world.
From Easter to Autumn the harbour fills with an astonishing range of vessels, from the humble sailing boat to the largest of super yachts.
Travelling to Porto Heli: By Car:
Most people arrive at Athens airport and from there it is a two and a half hour drive to Porto Heli. Take the E94 motorway as far as Corinth where you will cross the wonder of the modern world, the Corinth canal, and then follow the picturesque coast road, passing close to the ancient theatre at Epidaurus.
If you are driving to Porto Heli from northern Europe it is also possible to catch a ferry boat for the short crossing from Italy to Patras and from there it is a three hour drive to Porto Heli. Detailed driving instructions are provided, the road to the villa is a rough country route.
If you do not want to drive, there is a bus from the airport to the port of Piraeus where there is a regular hydrofoil service to Porto Heli, the famous 'Flying Dolphins'. Journey time is around two and half hours.
For Villa Boukadoura a car is essential. Local hire is available. Please contact us for the names of local agents.
Living in Porto Heli: Shopping:
There is a large supermarket on the Kranidi road as you enter Porto Heli. Roughly 3km from the villa it has never failed to supply all our food and drink needs. The village contains several other supermarkets and grocers, ranging from modern chains through to more traditional local stores. It is well serviced with pharmacies, hardware and specialist shops including mobile phone outlets. The local markets are also well worth a visit.
Porto Heli has an abundance of restaurants, examples being the ever-friendly 'Alexandras' known for its 'giros' and suckling pig, 'Ostria' where you dine in style at the water’s edge and 'Papadias', specialising in fish. A little further afield in Ermioni there are several tavernas with wonderful sea views. Just our opinion - try them out.
The local market town of Kranidi (8km) has most other services you may need.
And 'Boukadoura'? - its the warm wind that comes in from the sea in afternoon.
The lively, friendly village of Porto Heli embraces two truly beautiful bays, many kilometres of beaches at Ververonda (close to Villa Boukadoura), the sandy bays in Hinitsa and Limenakia as well as the myriad of coves and bays at Kosta and St. Emilion that face the islands of Spetses and Hydra. The village itself has a wide choice of restaurants, tavernas, bars and nightlife. One of the nice things about the area is that you can choose to join the bustle in the village or relax in a quiet beachside taverna. You can play beach volley ball, waterski, sail, windsurf and wakeboard, or find a nice quiet cove to relax on your own. The excellent climate makes it a year round resort.
A trip to Epidaurus, with its acoustically perfect theatre, can be combined with a visit to the medieval town of Nafplion, first capital city of Greece, then on to the ancient site of Agamemnon’s Mycenae, one of the first kingdoms in Greece. Spetses, with its vibrant nightlife, is a short trip by water taxi.
Other Activities: Boat rental
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