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The Montofoli Estate Villas, Exclusive Residences Within a Vineyard, POOL, WI-FI - The Dovecot

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



The Dovecot

The Dovecot at the Montofoli Estate is a unique stone-built VILLA that provides the perfect setting for relaxing and memorable moments with family or friends. Its 65 sqm VERANDA, is ideal as an all-day living space during the summer, with a 360 panoramic VIEW TO THE SEA, where guests can enjoy their meals, or relax with a book or a portable device in the serene natural silence.

The ‘dovecot’ BEDROOM is an actual dovecot, where doves used to be bred back in the 1900s. This is a unique feature that can rarely be found elsewhere in accommodation settings, not only in the region but all over Greece.

The villa is fully air-conditioned and includes exclusive amenities such as WIRELESS INTERNET inside and outside, satellite/cable television, a stereo system, a DVD Player and DVD Library, a natural-gas BBQ in the main veranda, as well as a 24-hour SERVICE for individual needs and requests.

BREAKFAST is complementary for the first morning of your stay.

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About the property

Montofoli Estate

The Montofoli Estate is a place of great importance since 400 BC. It is a legendary landmark on the island of Evia, in Karystos, that served traditionally as the private residence of the ruler of the area at any point in history. Important personalities have lived and been welcomed at Montofoli such as the Pasha of Evia during the Turkish occupation, king Otto of Greece, diplomats and officials that made up the high society of the time.

Today, the Montofoli Estate is a boutique winery that produces awarded dessert wines according to the method that wine was produced in Ancient Greece, 3000 years ago. The vineyard lies on a declared archaeological site where findings are displayed on the exact place where they were discovered. A truly unique feature of the Estate is the magnificent staircase that runs through the vineyard and numbers 157 steps.

Guests can participate in the weekly estate tour during the summer months to learn every detail of the estate’s ancient history and present endeavours.

The Montofoli Estate is famous for its uncommon, effervescent AMBIENCE that provides a sense of belonging, which can only be experienced on site. Enjoying a stay in one of the villas within the estate is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that guests treasure for years to come.

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Marianne Larsson-Karacostas
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, swedish, greek
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family would like to thank you for a fantastic stay at one of your beautiful and historic houses.

We have really enjoyed the surroundings, the nature and spirit this place possesses.

Furthermore we really appreciate the level of service showed to us from the start of our vacation.

Best Regards,

Alexandros, Neda, Georgios, Lotte and the kids
Aug 2012
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Prices represent the rent for 'The Dovecot.' Max. occupancy: 6 people. Children under 2 y.o. stay for free. Discount of 5% for renting both houses simultaneously.

Breakfast with local delicacies is COMPLIMENTARY for the first morning on the estate.

Prices include VAT.


Karystos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Dovecot Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    'The Dovecot' Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms in the Dovecot are paneled in white high quality marble for which Greece is famous. Mirrors are selected antique pieces of different design styles. Bath towels are provided for each guest as well as a beach towel for use in the pool and the beaches.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Bedroom 'The Dovecot' - 1 double
    Master Bedroom 'The Dovecot' - 2 twin/ single
    Extended Bedroom 'The Dovecot' - 1 double
  • The DOVECOT has two bedrooms and a third separate bedroom in the living room area. In the master bedroom, the two large single brass beds are set together to form a double bed of 220cm. The upper bedroom called 'The Dovecot' is an ideal romantic setting with a double bed. A small white table and two chairs as well as a greek traditional sofa for two, complement the setting.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Below the main veranda, a spacious outdoor living room with large comfortable pillows offers a private corner for complete relaxation. The tall wooden-beam ceiling in the interior of the Dovecot creates a sense of grandeur, and the villa is carefully decorated with rare pieces of antique and modern art. The famous white Penteli marble lines the kitchen and the two BATHROOMS that are equipped with luxury toiletries. The Villa is overflowing with history and tradition that enchants guests as they learn it and experience it during their stay.


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The Dovecot
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Excellent - superb!

  • 5 of 5

The first week of August 2016 we stayed with two adults and three teenage girls in Belvedere. The house is great - ac throughout which was lovely as it was just under 40C. Washingmachine / dishwasher/ tv all in good working order. The estate is beautiful and we were given a guided tour through the Vineyard and ended up tasting the very special dessert wine. Danae and her husband Constatntino are very helpful and give interesting tips for exploring the area. The pool is wonderful. There are plenty of secluded beaches nearby - all of the beaten track do not expect mass tourism here!!!

We recommend this estate highly!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hus med själ, vackra omgivningar, barnvänligt.

  • 5 of 5

Vi bodde två familjer i Dove cot, 7 personer totalt. Huset har allt man behöver. Historisk miljö, lugnt och otroligt vackert. Man har fantastisk utsikt över vingård, hav och berg.

Trevlig pool med otroliga vyer. Byn bjuder på många restauranger med jättegod mat. Rekommenderar även Dimitris taverna en bit upp i bergen, vällagad mat och mysig miljö. Fina stränder med vackra stenar.

Vi vill tacka Danae, Marianne och Kostandinos för er gästvänlighet! Vi stormtrivdes och kommer gärna tillbaka en annan gång!

Hälsningar Fam. Bohlin och Fam. Vesterlund.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tack så mycket snälla Katja! Dev var så trevligt att träffas!
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Wunderschönes Anwesen und exzellente Gastgeber

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine wunderbare Woche im Montofoli Estate. Das Haus Belvedere ist sehr gut eingerichtet und ausgestattet, allles ist liebevoll und sorgsam gemacht. Danae und Constantino sind ausgezeichnete Gastgeber und stehen wirklich immer mit Rat & Tat zur Verfügung. Sie haben eine Unmenge Tipps, die uns die wunderschöne Gegend mit ihren großen und kleinen Attraktionen noch näher gebracht haben. Pool & Garten und alle Außenbereiche sind außergewöhnlich schön und bestens gepflegt. Man hat einen wunderschönen Ausblick avon der Terasse auf das Meer. Kinder sind mit allem, was zu ihnen gehört, herzlich willkommen. Insgesamt eine tolle Empfehlung für Familien, die einen besonderen und authentischen Urlaub verbringen möchten.

We had a miraculous week in the Montofoli Estate. The house Belvedere is furnished very well and equipped, everything is affectionate and is made careful. Danae and Constantino are excellent hosts and are available really always with advice & action. They have a vast amount tips which have still given an understanding of the wonderful area with their great and small attractions to us. Pool & garden and all undeveloped outskirt areas are extremely nice and maintained very well. One has a wonderful view avon of the patio on the sea. Children are with all what belongs to them, pretty welcome. A total of one great reference for the families which would like to spend a special and authentic vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very special place

  • 5 of 5

This place is special. So special that when our week's booking was finished, we stayed on and cancelled other arrangements for the rest of our holiday.

The accommodation is clean, simple and basic, it is not a manicured designer villa. It is on a working wine farm, parts of which date back to 400BC - and they have the stones to prove it. This means it is a fascinating place to explore.

The owners are fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they did all they could to make our stay a success. Even the farm dog went out of her way to make us welcome.

The local town is quiet (in early September) with some great tavernas. And the nearby beaches are large and empty.

This was the best holiday we have had for a long time.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we enjoyed having you here! Hope to see you again soon!
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Lovely Stay in a Warm and Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

From my mum: My Daughter came home to visit with her husband and two friends. We all wanted a relaxing holiday, swimming pool, BBQ and pleasant surroundings. We found Montofoli on internet and it looked perfect for us. We rented both properties, we stayed in the Dove Cote and it was charming our friends in the other villa. Everything was provided for us, and the antiques gave it that extra Greek atmosphere. Danae took us for a tour of the vineyard and the wine cellar . We had a tray of preserves, for our breakfast, home made marmalade which was delicious. From Montofoli you can look down on the whole of Karystos, the views are picture postcard. Our friends spent hours walking while we lazed by the pool which is surrounded by trees. Most evenings we used the BBQ as it was so pleasant to sit outside. We did enjoy a meal down by the sea which the owners recommended, even more enjoyable as the main coast road is closed to traffic at night. I would highly recommend it to couples and families especially if you enjoy walking. Although we have stayed at many hotels here and abroad, this was for sure one of the best Greek holidays as owners and staff were so hospitable.

From me: My husband and I wanted a relaxing break with friends and family and that is what we got. True Greek hospitality, quiet and fresh air. The pool was glorious and we enjoyed BBQs every night. Danae and her family are wonderful and really anything I say about how she went out of her way for us would be an understatement. On a practical note, the house was well equipped, well designed and beautifully tasteful. Everything was clean and if we needed anything it appeared in no time when requested. I would thoroughly recommend these cottages as a wonderful place to stay. You could rent both as we did or just one of them. They are very independent of each other and you don't feel as though you are intruding on each other's space at all.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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stunning properties in a wondrous setting

  • 5 of 5

We rented both properties for a week at Easter. We were a party of 10 (6 adults and 4 children) and the houses accommodated us very well. Both houses are well equipped and beautifully designed. There are wonderful views of the bay from the property and plenty of places to sit outside to enjoy them. The owners were extremely welcoming and did everything possible to make us feel at home. They recommended great places to eat, lovely secluded beaches and even the best rocks for diving into the sea. We didn't have the best weather (it was still quite cold), but we had the best holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Athens International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Karystos Town
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Karystos Town
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Psili Ammos Beach
Car: recommended


KARYSTOS is an ancient port in the south tip of the island of EVIA, and due to its proximity to Athens and its particular morphology, it served as one of the most important ports of the time.

In its recent history, it has been the leading producer of a famous type of slate, the ‘Karystian Plaka,’ which has travelled the world to be used in state-of-the-art constructions of great importance and aesthetic value.

Today, Karystos is a popular destination for visitors, who, at a very short distance from Athens, enjoy the beauty and unique natural atmosphere of a GREEK ISLAND with over 300 days of sunshine a year.

The town of Karystos, which is at a 20 minutes walking distance from the Montofoli Estate, is extremely lively throughout the year and offers a variety of opportunities for leisure: excellent GREEK FOOD in the local TAVERNAS, sophisticated modern cuisine in posh, elegant, new-style restaurants, numerous cosy cafes with local delicacies, ‘informed’ bars and nightclubs, etc., in its extensive, dazzling coastline.

In the center of town, an open-air movie theatre features the latest movie releases of the year, and the schedule changes every day.

Due to its long history, Karystos presents a rich ARCHAEOLOGICAL interest. The Montofoli Estate is itself a renowned archaeological site, where ancient findings are displayed on site. A guided tour at the Arhaeological Museum of Karystos, reveals much of the incredible past of the area that leaves visitors in awe.

Another aspect that sets the area apart, is its magnificent natural environment:

Along the coast, endless sandy BEACHES with crystal-clear waters are a favourite everyday summer destination. Over 30 beaches offer a wide choice between organized settings with various water sports or others with complete privacy.

Picturesque, unspoiled VILLAGES surrounding the town of Karystos, high on the mountain, offer unlimited ground for exploration. The area has also been mapped into short or longer WALKING TRAILS of immense natural beauty.

A typical attraction of the greater area of Karystos are the mysterious DRAKOSPITA (‘dragon houses’ in its literal sense) because their very construction with enormous pieces of stone, at a time with limited technological means, remains a mystery yet today.

One of the most beautiful gorges in Greece, the Dimosaris GORGE that ends on a beach, can be descended in 4,5 hours and is one of the best choices for an all-day excursion and pic nic.

Other typical activities in the area include scuba diving, traditional yoga, hiking and mountain biking.

Guests at the Montofoli Estate Villas receive a COMPLETE GUIDE for the area with suggested activities and popular attractions, that are certain to make their stay delightful and unforgettable.

Last but not least, Karystos has its own HOSPITAL and there is always a pharmacy on duty 24 hours a day.


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