This lovely, secluded Villa is 2km from the center of Ancient Epidavros village, in the orange- and olive-producing region of Yalassi in the Peloponnese. It has a large tiled Roman style infinity pool, attractive garden and an uninterrupted view over the sea and village. Sun rise and sun sets from the front terraces are stunning, and on a clear day the Acropolis can be seen in the distance.
The villa is ideally suited for families. Clean and tidy with marble flooring throughout and on the front terrace, it sleeps a maximum of 9 (2 airconditioned double bedrooms with double bed + single overlooking the sea and with a large adjoining balcony, and a further airconditioned bedroom with 3 singles - which also has its own bathroom and kitchenette and is ideal for yougsters who desire some independence). The villa is offered self-catering, and has a well-equipped granite kitchen with island work area and all practical facilities such as microwave, large fridge/freezer, ceramic hob, dishwasher, washing machine, plus a second 5' freezer and a second 5' fridge. There is a dining table to seat 8 and a comfortable lounge area with good WiFi connectivity, an HDMI-ready LED TV (with Sky) and DVD player.
The garden has four terraces to provide a balance of sun and shade throughout the day. One terrace is walled and offers almost complete seclusion; another has a built-in stone barbecue and large dining area while two further teraces boast far-reaching sea views. The infinity pool provides a large sunbathing area with poolside shower.
There is parking for 2-3 cars under a shady trellis.
Locally, there are lovely walks and great beaches with clean sea water - and in the sea by the village there are ruins of the ancient town to be explored with snorkelling or diving equipment (there is a dive school in the village for those who are keen). There are good tavernas in the village and surrounding area, a well-stocked pharmacy, bakeries, several decent supermarkets and two petrol stations, along with a shady waterfront park with small children's fairground rides. Of course, the ancient theatre of Epidavros is spectacular and definitely worth the short journey to visit. International plays are held there in the summer months - and musical performances are held at a smaller sister theater in the village. For those looking for evening entertainments there are bars, a sports complex with football and basketball area, and tennis courts, plus a local disco venue on the outskirts of the village which opens in the summer. Ancient Epidavros is only about 100 miles from Athens and is not affected by large scale tourism.
The towns of Korinth, Naphlio and Mycenae are also worth a visit for those keen to explore further afield, and for those who want to visit Athens there are daily bus services. Korinth is about 45 minutes by car, while Athens center/airport is about 1.5 hours - all on good roads.
There are no hidden costs associated with the Villa - it is a superb choice for those who are searching for tranquility without loss of modernity and creature comforts. This is the ideal holiday place to 'zonk' out from all the daily stresses with a glass of wine as you watch the sun set over the sea and mountain!
This is a superb property with all mod cons, airconditioning, a large pool, and well positioned with panoramic views over the Saronic Gulf, close to the beech. Highly recommended. We saw many of the ancient sites of which there are many in the area like Epidavros theater, Mycenae, Athens and the Acropolis with the new museum, Delfi, Naphlio, Methena, etc. The owner even took us to a beautiful site, not very well known by the Greeks themselves. The Villa is secluded and in an upmarket area of Ancoient Epidavros.
Our holiday started with this breathtaking view from the villa and pool on the Saronic gulf with its islands - a great place to enjoy a glass of wine and forget your busy life you left a couple of hours before. (There is also a non-alcohlic version of this with a freshly pressed orange juice with fruits from the tree in the garden.) We, a family of five, spent two weeks at this wonderful, quiet location and enjoyed the spacious and very well equipped villa with pool. We visited a couple of nearby archaeological places and found still enough time to enjoy the pool or one of the little bays at the sea. In a day trip you can even make it to Olympia or Delphi and experience the very different inner part of the Peloponnese.
Tom was an excellent host. He was frequently around to make sure everything in the villa, the garden or the pool was in perfect condition and if we wanted he also found time for a chat and shared his personnel and very helpful recommendations for just about everything you wanted to. In any case he was always just a phone call away even after our departure when we had to bother him with a lost item in the villa. Sorry for all the hassle Tom and thanks' a lot for your help!
We had a wonderful time at the villa. Tom was very knowledgeable about the local area and made sure everything was perfect; the facilities were second to none and the views were superb. We spent time by the pool and on the veranda and made visits to local sites including the theatre at Epidaurus. The villa is highly recommended.
Coming down on our first morning to this villa’s glorious views was the most fabulous start to a holiday imaginable!
This is a very, very lovely villa - individual, furnished with aplomb, comfortable, well equipped, peaceful and immaculately maintained. It is set in beautiful gardens and has a superb pool. We LOVED it - and wholeheartedly recommend it, although it might not be an ideal option for families with very young children.
For days out, we enjoyed the theatres of Epidavros, Mycenae, Nafplio, the volcano at Methana as well as Poros, Spetses & Hydra by river taxi or ferry. We wished we’d allowed much more than three hours for Ancient Corinth and Acrocorinth.
Thanks to Tom for a wonderful fortnight.
An extremely spacious property with all the comfort features to make our stay as relaxing as possible. The views from the infinity pool were amazing. We sat out by the pool watching the sun set up and over the mountains then watched the moon shimmer over the sea, quite something a photo cannot quite capture. The local port is full of the hussle and bussle of cafes and retaurants full of both visitors and locals enjoying the best greek produce of food and wine. There are so many places to vist and the journeys are made so much more enjoyable with sea views, traditional little farms and villages not to mention stunning ruins of the Greek Empire. A highly recommended holiday for the whole family as there is something for everone, whether you just want to lay in the sun by the Pool or local beaches. Explore :- Ancient Theatre of Epidavros, Fortress of Nafplion, Ruins of Ancient Argos Shop: - local produce or Designer in the town of Nafplion where there are countless cafes bars & nightclubs. Water sports: - diving and boat hire in Epidavros or fun rides including speed boats, windsurfing , banana boat & donut rides in Tolo. Bars and Nightclubs. Cannot wait to return!!
We were delighted with our stay in this immaculate, quiet villa. Easy to get to from Athens, but off the beaten track, and the owner welcomed us with a complimentary fruit basket, some bottles of wine, beer and a bottle of Virgin olive oil from his land adjoining the Villa. The Villa was clean, the kitchen had all the facilities you could want, and the gorgeous infinity pool was well-maintained. We have a young baby so it was great that one or other of the terraces always had some shade for him to play outside. The village is a lovely half-hour stroll from the Villa, or 5 minutes in the car, and you can buy just about anything you might need locally - there's a pharmacy, good supermarket selling super-fresh fruit and veggies, and lots of water-front tavernas etc. There's a short track down to the shingle beach, although we didn't brave the water in April! We enjoyed all the local sights - the owner even took us to a stunning monastery that hangs in the cliffs with wonderful views over the countryside. This was just the place to relax and recharge our batteries - watching the sun set over the water with a glass of wine in the evening was superb, and we will certainly go back to Villa Aura on our next visit to Greece!
A beautiful, extremely well appointed villa in an amazing location, perfect for relaxation and for visiting the many and varied ancient sites close by. The villa has everything you could need ( including the owner's own olive oil!). The owner was extremely helpful and even took us to a wonderful monastery off the beaten track in his 4x4. Would highly recommend this villa and area.
Ancient Epidavros is a unique village in the Peloponnese. The Villa is 2km from the village center, in the secluded area of Yalassi. The large tiled infinity pool, privacy, garden, the uninterrupted view over the sea and village, the comfort of the villa, are the main attractions as well as the Ancient Epidavros Theater. Sun rise in the mornings is absolutely beautiful. The small theater is used for musical performances whereas at the big theater many international plays are held in the summer months.
The bedrooms are air conditioned. The views are wonderful and on a clear day the Acropolis can be seen in the distance. There are many wonderful beaches with clean sea water. The Villa sleeps a maximum of 9 and is self catering. There are good tavernas in the village and surrounding area. The towns of Korinth, Naphlio, Mycenae are worth a visit and for those that want to visit Athens - (Acropolis, new museum), there are daily bus services. The Villa is located in a secluded area of Ancient Epidavros. The, in the sea, sunken old village of Ancient Epidavros can be seen with snorkels. There are many tavernas, coffee shops, etc.
The Villa is clean and tidy with marble floors inside and on the balconies and a granite kitchen with work table in the center and all modern machinery such as microwave, ceramic hob, etc. Additionally there is of course a dishwasher, washing machine, a second 5' freezer and a second 5' fridge. There are no hidden extras in terms of costs.
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Jan 1 2016 - Jan 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
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The nightly all-inclusive rental is £325 self catering. Minimum stay is one week. Check-in/arrival day is flexible. Deposit is 30% and the remainder must be transferred 3 weeks before departure. There are no hidden charges. This villa is suitable for families and well-behaved groups. No travel cot or high chair; please bring these if they are required.
1/3 on booking via bank/online transfer; remainder 3 weeks before arrival. No extra or hidden charges.