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Beautiful villa with fabulous views over sea. Book now for 2017 season!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 shower rooms, sleeps up to 6

Villa Kristina is perched above the outer harbour in Symi. Its 3 terraces enjoy uninterrupted views of the sea and the ships and yachts coming and going in the 'St Tropez of the Eastern Med'. Its elevated position is above a cliff garden just on the water front - no houses lie between it and the sea. It is a truly magnificent spot.

Symi: is the jewel of the Dodecanese islands - described by many as the St Tropez of the Eastern Med. It lies just 8 miles off the Turkish coast and can only be reached by ferry in one hour from Rhodes or Piraeus overnight.

Symi was a centre for sponge fishing in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and traces of its affluent past are visible today in the beautiful and stately houses which surround the harbour and flow over the hills above. It is a conservation area and all its houses are built in neo-Classical Style. This gives it one of the most impressive skylines anywhere and you can sit on the terrace all day and just gaze at the houses opposite.

Symi's harbour is a hive of activity in the summer with boats and yachts coming and going all day every day. It is a great spot for walkers though its mountainous terrain can be a strain in the summer heat. However, there are regular taxi boats to all its beaches, and a bus and taxis go from the town up to the village above - the Xorio.

Symi has many fine restaurants and good shops for groceries and produce. A regular ferry service runs throughout the year connecting it to Rhodes and Athens. Symi is only 8 miles from Turkey and you can take a day trip across to Datca to sample the different environment of Asia Minor.

The nearest beach to the house is Nos - less than 5 minutes walk - and you can walk into the town in 10 minutes from where you can take the taxi boats or buses, meet the ferries or eat out at one of the many restaurants. You can even simply walk down the path from the house and dive into the harbour for a swim. Wonderful!

There are a number of beaches on the island, mainly reached by taxi or tourist boats. You can take a trip in one of these all around the island, stopping off to swim and eat a reputedly delicious barbecue along the way.

You can also take ferries to explore Rhodes - a World Heritage City whose walled city is one of the most perfectly preserved of the cities built by the Knights.

The villa is a stone built house designed by the famous Greek architect, Alex Kalligas - who, with his wife Xaris, has almost single handedly transformed Monemvasia on the Eastern Peloponnese into a haven of beautiful design. It is built on the ruins of an earlier house, on three storeys. Because it is stone built it retains warmth in the winter and keeps cool in the summer. Harani enjoys more breeze than the main harbour which also helps to keep the house cool in the intense summer sunshine. The villa also has air conditioning throughout. There is a wifi connection.

The bottom storey has two rooms and a small shower room and toilet. All rooms open up to the large terrace in front which is covered with three large sunshades (can be rolled up). There is a small garden below and just the sea below that.

The middle storey has a large courtyard with seating area overlooking the bay below, and an outside dining table underneath an umbrella. Inside the house there is a well equipped kitchen, dining area and a family bathroom with washing machine etc. There is also another room with TV open fireplace and seating. This room could also be used as a bedroom in the summer when all entertaining happens outside.

Upstairs there is a mezzanine with a double bed plus a master bedroom with en suite shower room. All rooms have wonderful views to the bay below.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, swedish, greek
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Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2017


Symi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , en suite
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 3 - toilet , handheld shower
  • Symi's water is delivered by tanker. The villa is connected to the mains so has continuous running water and also has a backup cistern tank. Water heating is by solar panel into a large capacity tank. In common with many Greek islands, Symi has little natural water so renters should be careful in their use of water. Shower room 1 is en-suite with the master bedroom. Shower room 2 is off the kitchen on the main floor. It also houses a washing machine Shower room 3 is off the downstairs terrace.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 4 - sofabed in sitting room - 1 double , own balcony
    Bedroom 3 - Double Bedroom - 1 queen , own terrace in front
    Bedroom 2 - Mezzanine Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 1 queen , en suite shower room
  • Master bedroom with en suite shower room. Bedroom 2 is a sleeping platform on a mezzanine above the kitchen - not totally private but separated by a screen from the stairs to the master bedroom. Bedroom 4 is the lounge, with a double bed. Bedroom 3 is downstairs with its own terrace and separate shower/toilet.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There's absolutely no need for a swimming pool - the Mediterranean is just below the house! The house can be split into two units. The separate apartment on the lower floor has 1 double bedroom and one single sleeping area in the inside kitchen, a terrace and a shower room accommodating up to 3. The main house has a living area (convertable to a double bedroom), two bedrooms, a kitchen, two shower rooms and two terraces. The upper terrace is the main dining area in the summer, shaded by the mezzanine terrace. All terraces are south facing and shade is provided by umbrellas if needed.


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Beautiful villa with fabulous views over sea. Book now for 2017 season!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
London, England

A lovely stay in Symi

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our weeks holiday in Symi in this beauliful villa. The villa has a big terrace with views over Symi harbour which is great for relaxing and having sun downers (we had quite a few!). The accommodation finished to a high standard with cumfortable beds. It is a 5 minute walk to Nos beach and 5 mins to Symi town.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly located with the most stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautiful and lived up to all expectations. It is in a quiet location and we never tired of sitting on the terrace looking at the views and admiring the beautiful yachts as they sailed by. The villa had everything we could have wished for, very spacious and comfortable and it felt like we were in someone's home rather than just a holiday let.

The owner Kerstin could not have been more helpful, particularly when we needed to change our dates at the last minute. The housekeeper kept the villa spotlessly clean and Fabienne was on hand should we have needed her.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa located on this beautiful and relaxing island. We will definitely be making a return visit. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed Villa Kristina. It is a very special place! Looking forward to welcoming you again. Kerstin
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Stockholm, Sweden

A Simi paradise

  • 5 of 5

As a Greece lover I have been travelling among the islands for several decades and Simi has definetivly become in of my favorite places.When last summer I had the opportunity to rent the lower appartement in Villa Kristina for a week and stay there with a good freind, we were very happy. Beeing away from the (relatively) noice and traffic in the inner harbour and still so close to everything is something we appreciated. I think the flat was just completed when we mowed in, everything was in an exellent condition.

We plan for and hope to come back again in 2008

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belper, UK

Villa Kristina - The Jewel of Symi!!

  • 5 of 5

Had such a wonderful time!!! Symi is undoubtedly the most wonderful little island with lots of nooks and crannies to be explored by visitors of all ages and with all sorts of interests!

Villa Kristina is truly breathtaking - sitting on the edge of the harbour, when you open the living room windows you get the most amazing view - truly typically Greek, exactly what we were looking for.

The villa was immaculately presented and wonderfully clean with excellent facilities. When my partner and I stayed for my birthday holiday, we especially liked our morning yogurt and honey or our evening Retsina and olives sitting up on the terrace, watching the boats come and go - very romantic!!

We weren't disappointed with what we booked, so much so that we visited twice in one year. The second time we stayed in the apartment downstairs, which was equally lovely and clean and had the same views from the terrace out the front. We are looking forward to going again in 2008, for the third time!

Many thanks to the owners....

Liv & Dan

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to welcoming you back! Kerstin
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
NOS Beach
Car: not necessary

Villa Kristina is located on the south-facing side of Symi's outer harbour, Xarani. It is built above the water and has unspoilt views of the sea and the entrance to Symi's inner harbour. Because of its elevated south facing position the house has spectacular views from all windows and no buildings between it and the sea. Sit on any of the terraces on a typical evening and you can watch all the yachts coming and going. On a typical summer evening it is wall-to-wall super yachts and Gulets. Licenced accommodation No: 4472.

Free internet. Air conditioned throughout.


Rates & Availability

Symi Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late September
Sep 18 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The villa is cleaned daily. There is free wifi. Air conditioned throughout

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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