Villas, mansions and luxury resorts surrounded by olive groves – simple and seductive pleasures
This cosmopolitan hangout in the Peloponnese has it all. Beautiful beaches backed by the sun-kissed Mediterranean landscape, attractive summer villas and a stunning new resort, Amanzoe’s of the Aman Resorts chain, yacht marinas, the island of Spetses across the narrow straits, fresh fish and a lively nightlife are just a few features in the portait of Porto Heli and Ermioni, a destination for the cognoscenti.
What to do in Porto Heli
Agios Emilianos, whether you’re famous or not
A few kilometres south of Porto Heli, on the southernmost cape in the Argolid, Agios Emilianos takes its name from a chapel with a good view of Spetses. Hidden in the lush surroundings are the grand summer homes of famous Greeks and foreigners and isolated sandy beaches where you can enjoy the warm clear waters.
Villa Marialina is in a quiet 4.000 square meters lot, and the ground floor consists of a 105 sq mappartement with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, a nice garden and a veranda of 120 square meters with BBQ, with an original monastery dining table for 8.
The place sleeps 7 people and is decorated with antiquities and old maritime pieces like the giangadic anchor of 1880.
Hidden gems of Porto Heli
Kosta - Villa Marialina is only 4 minutes drive from Kosta-
Just 5km from Porto Heli, the site of the ferry crossing to Spetses impresses with its many fine and large villas.
Kranidi - Villa Marailina is 8 klm from Kranidi and the hospital-
Discover the unexpected charm of this small town with its neoclassical buildings, narrow streets, stone walls decked with flowers and well-tended windmills topped with colourful roofs. Kranidi perches on rocky hills encircled by the pine forest of Agia Anna and overlooks the entire area, softening the wild landscape of the Peloponnese.
The famous Kilida prawns - Villa Marialina is 12 klm from Kilada-
Around 10km northwest of Porto Heli is the village of Kilada, famous for its prawns and its handsome shipyard. The fishing boats you’ll find bobbing in the harbour are a characteristic sight. But you’ve come for the prawns.