About the property
- Villa4531 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
A stone throw distance from a sandy beach
The ideal getaway for relaxing with family and friends, this villa is paradise on earth! Its unique position at the mouth of the area’s most beautiful cove, coupled with the generous facilities provided to guests, make this Villa the perfect choice for your Greek holiday.
A charming and spacious gated residence located 3km from the picturesque fishing village of Kilada, this Villa boasts 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, generous indoor and outdoor living and dining areas, BBQ facilities, landscape garden (4.000m²), vegetable garden (depending season), as well as a tennis and a basketball court. The villa’s 400m² are tastefully furnished, all bedrooms have A/C and accommodate up to 16 persons (plus independent staff house suitable for 2 persons).
Located just meters away are the warm, crystal clear waters of the stunning sandy beach. Protected from the Argolic Gulf due to its position, the cove is shallow and calm - making it perfect for youngsters to enjoy safely. The area's climate makes it ideal for water sports, due to the lack of wind compared with the open waters of the Aegean Sea.
Enjoy the sea on your doorstep by taking advantage of the boat-chartering service (available at extra cost). Make daily trips to nearby islands and swimming spots, soaking up the scenery at your own leisurely pace.
Also, take advantage of the complimentary, sailling boat, kayaks, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), snorkeling equipment, beach rackets, beach chairs and umbrella at your disposal. Whether your preference is for relaxing and soaking up the sun or for more strenuous activities, this villa has the answer!
The villa's location make it the perfect place to visit the nearby seaside towns of Porto Heli and Ermioni, both popular with visitors.
The location of Porto Heli is great for day excursions to the mainland and to the Saronic Islands, such as cosmopolitan Spetses and Hydra. Ferry boats depart regularly from the small port of Costa (5 mins from Porto Heli) for Spetses Island, only 10 mins away.
If you decide to visit Spetses, you can hire bicycles in order to explore this beautiful and fashionable island. There are also charming horse and carriage rides, which take you from the port along a seaside road to the historic old harbor.
A short car ride away guests will find the destinations of Ancient Epidaurus, Nafplion, and Mycenae. Each in their turn has played an integral part in Greek history and culture, and are well worth a visit.
This Villa's combination of privacy, excellent facilities and the easy distance to cosmopolitan and historical destinations, offer a complete package to suit all preferences.
Services upon request:
-On site services
-Groceries pick up and delivery
Approval for rent and controlled by National Tourism Organization (EOT) - MHTE: 1245K9000340301
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Greek
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About ALEXANDROS GOLFINOPOULOS
Hello, we are two brothers, an architect and a marine scientist from Greece. We love travelling and meeting new people from different places, we are very easy going, adventurous and always seeking for new experiences! We love to explore the world and the different parts of it! We would love to welcome you to stay at our villa, it makes us happy to share the joy we get from such a wonderful place and know that people have as much fun from the villa as we have!
ALEXANDROS GOLFINOPOULOS purchased this Villa in 2000
What makes this Villa unique
The amazing sandy beach at your doorstep makes this villa unique! The water is calm and shallow, not reaching a depth of 1m until about 20m out, making it suitable for children. It is a natural swimming pool! Another special benefit of the villa are the athletic activities you can do. From sailing and canoes, to tennis, volley, yoga and many other.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had many very good rentals, but this was the best we had !
With one single word: Genourosity.
The owners Alex and Konstantinos are two warm persons.
They wellcomed us with a warm meal for 17 persons.
The frig was fully with products for us.
The house is really a home.
Every thing was really perfect 🇬🇷❤️ We shall always remember those fantastic days we spent together in this special place.
Villa Aria is set above a beautiful Sandy cove - the photographs on the website make it seem like this is the only property on the beach but there are two other villas that sit within the little cove, plus there is public access to the beach. We were two families of five and whilst the Villa states it sleeps 16 there are in fact only 4 double bedrooms in the main villa. Below the villa is a self contained flat with two more double bedrooms (although you could fit more beds in one of the rooms if required), there is a kitchenette and two bathrooms. There are a further 2 :double bedrooms in a bunker style annexe by the tennis court - no views and not a very nice place to have to stay. The main villa has one bedroom in the ground floor which has an ensuite and is a true master bedroom, the three double bedrooms upstairs share two bathrooms and whilst two have views the third bedroom has no outlook, therefore if you are two families there is only really one proper master bedroom suite.
The living space in the Villa is adequate as most time is spent outside, however they do really need air conditioning in the kitchen/sitting room area. I wouldn't say the accommodation is luxurious but there are nice touches like the Korres bathroom products (which I love).
The outside space is lovely but more thought should have been given to shady areas, especially for eating breakfast etc - quite limited. The quality of the ouside furniture could be better, only two wooden sun beds and even the mattresses on these are thin and uncomfortable.
The real plus of this villa and its location is the beautiful sea and small beach, the villa provides numerous "toys" for water activities. The Dinghy is a real bonus if you have budding sailors. Alex, the owner, is never far away and deals with any issues and requests - he is charming and was brilliant with our teenagers, nothing is too much trouble.
Alex has two ladies that help him and they are equally brilliant, we had massages and the teenagers enjoyed a treasure hunt, they also looked after our daughters one day when we went out for the day. Angela is available to cook and do breakfast, we had brekfast everyday which she prepares and then clears away afterwards.
The tennis court was great for evening tennis and a dip in the sea afterwards was wonderful. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week, special thanks to Alex.
Ideal holiday for family celebrations
We were 10 in all (though the house would have comfortably taken more), aged from 4 to 80. And we came from all over the UK and US to celebrate significant birthdays and anniversaries occurring this summer. And we had a perfect week thanks to Alex and his team - especially Angela who prepared us two evening meals and a breakfast that were wonderful. The room layout allowed us to be in small family units when we wanted, but meet up easily in the many communal areas, both indoors and out. Our 4 year old loved the beach and the many areas he could run round in; our 80 year old loved the beach and the areas she could stroll round. The rest of us sailed, played tennis, sat in the sun or shade, chatted and snoozed to our hearts content!
Hi John, thank you for your great and to-the-point review. It is very much appreciated, and it will certainly be helpful to other guests. We love having family and friend groups celebrating and having precious memorize to remember from there visit and stay at our villa! It was a definite pleasure welcoming you and having you as guests, and we hope to hear from you again soon! Warm regards, Alex
Slice of heaven, right on the sea
This is a very special place and the owners are very special people. We had a truly memorable holiday here last year and one of the first things we did on returning home was book again for this summer - two families with children aged 4 to 10. All ages are excited about this - we can't wait.
- Yes the location is exceptional - it really is that close to the sea
- Yes it is as clean and comfortable as it looks
- Yes it is in plenty of space - there are neighbouring properties of course (one owned by the same family) but your privacy is not compromised in any way
- Yes the property comes with any number of paddle boards, kayaks, snorkels etc - and sun loungers if that is your preference
But what doesn't show in the photos is how much effort the owners put in to ensuring your stay is a good one. This starts way before you get to Greece.
Some so-called great customer service can feel overbearing and over the top; here the balance is perfect - there seems to be a genuine wish to create great experiences rather than just great repeat custom. All the way down to the tiny details, the owners really took care of us and for that reason in particular we have no hesitation in recommending this place to the world. Only please leave a week spare for us.....
thank you very much for your detailed and warm review. I'm sure it will be really helpful for future enquirers!
I’m happy to find you had a wonderful stay and that everything lived up to your expectations! It inspires us and make us really happy to see our guests enjoying their stay, relaxing and having such a great time.
I’m looking forward seeing you again this summer!
Wishing you all the best for everything!
Fantastic Villa with Great Service!
We are a group of four families who spent twelve days together in this beautiful villa this summer. The reviews and pictures looked very promising, but everything surpassed our expectations!
We were given a very warm welcome by the family who had prepared refreshments and a tasteful meal when we arrived. The villa and the property is absolutely wonderful. Great location with a stunning view of the ocean, beautiful architecture, plenty of space, high standard facilities, flexible sleeping arrangements, tasteful interior, good tennis court, beautifully kept garden and the best sandy beach in the area.
The assistance we received from Alex, our contact for the whole stay, was absolutely great. Thank you Alex! He fixed everything we could think of, came with great suggestions and was always available for us. The property staff were very helpful, friendly and service minded, and took care of all our needs. In addition to keeping everything clean and tidy they offered daily grocery shopping and preparation of tasteful authentic greek meals from the house menu, using fresh local groceries, often supplemented with vegetables grown in the property garden.
Our stay could not have been any better.
We have already booked for next summer! Both the grown-ups and kids are much looking forward to coming back next year! :-)
Thank you so much for your detailed and inspired review! I'm sure it will be really helpful for future enquirers and will facilitate the stay of our guests even further! I’m really happy you had such a great time and created memories with your friends and families to cheer and remember the years to come!
Moreover, every year we try to improve the stay of our guest and 2017 will not be an exception!
Looking forward seeing you next summer and enjoy further the villa with the small and big changes hoping to have an even better time than before!!
Thanks again for your kind words!!
Warmly all the best,
Wonderful house with stunning view and amazing be
Over the years, we have rented large properties with our friends and families but this property has become our favourite. Easily.
We are three families: 15 of us, ranging in age from 19-60 and the two weeks we spent here were simply joyous.
The house is so comfortable, cleverly designed open plan living with sweeping terraces. The garden is beautiful with groaning fig trees and steps leading down to the beach via separate seating areas. The beach is idyllic with fine sand and beautiful water. We had views that warm your soul. We had kayaks; a paddle board; a sailing boat; enough snorkels and flippers to keep everyone happy; we had sun loungers and parasols on the beach. We had homemade jam, local olive oil and a meal waiting for us. Konstantinos and his brother Alex, were so warm and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
We had a magical and very special holiday for two weeks, and much as we want to keep this place a secret, we owe it to Konstantinos to tell you about it. As someone else has said, spend as long as you can afford. It will do your soul such good!
We are going back.....
The villa is on the mainland between Porto Heli town (approximately 15min drive) and the picturesque fishing village of 'Koilada'. In Koilada (3km distance-5min drive) you can shop for your daily groceries find a pharmacy as well as nice fishing taverns and taste the Mediterranean cuisine. A little further away, from Costa port (5min drive from Porto Heli), sea taxis take visitors to Spetses island (10 min). In Spetses you can find many historical buildings, museums, art galleries as well as restaurants bars and bouzouki clubs from 'Dapia' to 'Old harbor' and 'Agia Marina', and even more remote beaches. Hydra island is a little further away, 35min drive to Porto Hydra from the villa and then 15min with the sea taxi to Hydra town. Hydra is famous for its picturesque architecture, the vivid nightlife and cosmopolitan character. Hiking is a popular thing to do as the island is crossed by many walking paths that lead to impressive spots with sea view and historical monasteries. Also, in the mainland you can visit Nafplion (the first capital of Greece – 1:20hr drive) and Mycenae! Ancient Mycenae is to the Peloponnese what the Acropolis is to Athens. Mycenae is one of the most important archeological sites in Greece, giving its name to a whole civilization, the Greek bronze age between 1700BC and 1100BC and according to mythology it was the home of Agamemnon and Menelaus. In Nafplion you can visit the historical castle of 'Palamidi', 'Bourtzi' (the Venetian fortress), the war museum and other castles. We recommend guests who visit our villa to visit Spetses, Hydra, Nafplion and Mycenae (one daytrip for Nafplion and Mycenae together) and if you have more time you can visit the ancient theater of Epidaurus where you can watch live performances and see the Temple of Asclepius (Greek god of health and well-being).