Bioclimatic villa in NATURA area with splendid Ionian sunsets.
Vissala Village is a residence of five comfortably furnished houses, built of wood and stone. The site takes its name from an ancient ceramic industry, in ancient Greek Vissala meaning "broken pottery". Each of the houses of Vissala Village offers a discreet independence. With 50m² of living space they benefit from individual swimming pools and private car parks in a landscaped environment. The wooden interiors provide a warm atmosphere. We know how much wood houses have the property to provide comfort adapted to all climatic conditions.
The half-timbered architecture blends perfectly with the environment. This construction principle, unique in Greece, is typical of Lefkas. It has attracted the interest of a large number of observers and researchers. The wood used is mainly entire trunks of cypresses coated with pitch and bitumen. This treatment gives the structure a long life. Some houses on Lefkas date from the 18th century.
On the mezzanine there is the bedroom and the bathroom. The ground floor of each villa has a living room with a kitchen and a toilet. The sofa can be converted to a standard double bed or two single beds. It is an independent fully equipped and functional country house (washing machine, dishwasher, ceramic cooker, oven, microwave, refrigerator large capacity), with complete equipment, air conditioners, solar heating, television and satellite internet .
The villa is easy access to two entrances from the provincial road. The island of Lefkas is easily accessible by the bridge that connects it to the mainland. The approach is facilitated in the north by the Aktion-Préveza submarine tunnel. Aktion airport is only 40km away.
Vissala stands in the municipality of Hortata. The viewpoint allows to see Kefalonia, Ithaca, Paxos and even Corfu. We are near the most beautiful beaches of Lefkas (Egkremni, Porto Katsiki, Gialos, Pefkoulia, Myylos, Agios Nikitas) and facing west we attend the most beautiful sunsets. Beyond activities related to the sea like sailing or diving, Hortata, by its location in the greenery of the middle mountain allows lovers of walking or mountain bike to indulge in their favorite activities. The development of autumn and winter tourism in Lefkas, moreover, offers a wide range of activities.
The village of Hortata is home to a hundred souls. It offers all options of alternative tourism throughout the year. At an altitude of 625m above sea level, the temperature is always clemency sheltered from the summer heat wave often heavy in the villages below. Lefkas is an ideal destination for the quality of its residences near the best beaches of western Greece. In autumn and winter you can enjoy the wealth of forests, go hunting or agro-tourism.
Hortata is in Natura 2000 protected area. The classification according to EU Directive 92/43 is mainly due to the presence of rare plants that are found nowhere else in Greece. The Paeonia in particular is listed in the herbarium of the Botanical Museum of the University of Zurich - (Paeonia of Coralina - Paeonia Officinalis) it thrives on the territory of Hortata. The ancient Greek botanist Dioscourides (1st century after J. C) already mentions this plant.
From Hortata where Vissala is located, at 625m above sea level, you can take the hiking trails that lead to the Cross (1141m) to admire during spring the splendor of the flowers "paeonia" and the plateau of Eglouvi, where is grown the protected species of "Eglouvi lenses", from where we enjoy a breathtaking view of the island.
On Lefkas there are many historical and cultural museums, monuments and notable sites. For example, visit Karya, a village renowned for its traditional embroidery and weaving crafts. A great number of views allow to appreciate the splendor of the Ionian sunsets.
In the local tavernas you can enjoy the traditional local cuisine (sofrito, maridopita, frygadeli, ...), the Ionian islands and Greece in general. Lefkas produces wine (Vardea, Verzami) and raki ... to be enjoyed in moderation. Lefkas is well known all over Greece for the quality of sausages, Eglouvi lentils, Karya lettuce and "poutargue" of Divari (avgotaraho: dried fish roe). We will not forget pastels, nougats, honeys, pies and liqueurs. A paradise for gourmets and gourmands sensitive to the quality of natural products. They create a climate of familiarity, warmth and desire to extend their stay.