About the property
- Villa3444 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Complete privacy, private beach, 320m2 villa, rare views, most luxurious pool
Villa “petit paradis” is about a spacious, modern, warm and colorful 320 m2 villa, built, renovated and maintained with love, high exigencies and attention to detail. But mostly, it is about a wonderful villa situated in a unique, totally private verdant and unspoiled peninsula property of 15 hectares.
Disposing one of the few private large-scale properties open for guests in Lefkada, we put our best to indulge you in the high standards of contemporary hospitality. We offer: true privacy and complete peace and quiet, enthrallment by the surrounding luxuriant nature, an impressive infinity pool, a private 1400m long seafront on the property’s perimeter, including a specially created paved space perfect for swimming, relaxing, sea sports, boating, snorkeling, etc., as well as stunning panoramic views of the sea and the nearby islands from the many yards. And, of course, a big 320m2 villa which can host up to 10 guests.
Being spacious, comfortable, cosy and cheerful, villa petit paradis is a typical example of modern architecture that combines discreet luxury and effortlessness, in perfect harmony with the natural environment that surrounds it.
The “petit paradis” property is essentially the peninsula formed between the Sivota bay and the Gulf of Poros. It overlooks an area surrounded by a host of large and small islands, among which are Ithaca and Kefalonia. The property is adjacent to a smaller peninsula owned by the Onassis family (whose estate also includes the Lefkadian islands of Sparti and Scorpios, just a short distance from “little paradise”).
The villa is placed on top of this peninsula, enjoying stunning panoramic views of the Sivota bay, Poros, Kefalonia and a host of little islands.
The property has a 1,4 km seafront, which includes a private platform/jetty created for swimming and mooring of boats and 4 kilometers of roads and paths ideal for walking, hiking, cycling and exploring.
Villa “petit paradis” is the ideal summer retreat for guests looking to unwind in complete privacy and get close to peaceful natural scenery, while in the comfort, coziness and convenience of a well-thought-of, tasteful and arty residence.
“Petit paradis" is the ideal match not only for nature lovers, but also for those who wish to pass their vacations in tranquility, hanging around in the breeze of the many yards, for those who like to sunbathe, to swim in crystal clear waters, read, sip cocktails or have siestas by the pool.
The more adventurous and curious can organize little getaways in nature, engage in water sports such as windsurfing in the famous Vasiliki beach, or fishing, diving, snorkeling and boating in the private beach.
Petit paradis could be the launching pad, as well, for visits to the breathtaking beaches of the west side of Lefkada (Mylos, Kathisma, Kalamitsi, Egkremnoi, Porto Katsiki to name just a few), or for gourmet visits, night life, wine tours and local shopping in the quality boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars of the nearby villages of Sivota, Vasiliki and Poros.
About Sivota, Lefkada: Sivota is a village in southern Lefkada, located inside an idyllic bay. The names are Homeric; in fact, Sivota is where Dörpfeld places the point of Ulysses’s return to (Homeric) Ithaca. Sivota is a tasteful village with fishing and sailing tradition. Its renovated and enlarged marina offers ideal conditions for safe mooring not only for sailing boats and zodiacs, but also for large recreational yacht boats. It has restaurants offering delicious fresh fish, traditional greek and italian cuisine, cafes, bakeries, breakfast and snack bars, as well as varied night life with live concerts, themed events and cocktail and lounge bars. Supermarkets and local little shops offer the visitors a good local and international choice of goods for all their groceries and appliances.
The distance to Sivota village is about 45 minutes on foot and less than 10 minutes by car. The distance to the private seafront-harbor inside the property is 10-15 minutes on foot or less than 5 minutes by car. Aktion International airport is 15mins by car from the city of Lefkada and about 45 mins from the property.
A daily ferry route to Kefalonia and Lefkada leaves from Vasiliki village, which is only 6km away (or 15min by car). For practical reasons, the rental of a car is recommended for the duration of your stay. All of the internal roads are dirt roads.
About Lefkada: It is noted that Lefkada, the “island of poets and legends,” is also the only Greek island directly accessible by road and has an excellent internal road network. It is 350 kilometres (4 hours by car) from Athens and just an hour and a half from Igoumenitsa, while the international airport at Aktion is just 15 minutes from the island. As an Ionian island, Lefkada is adjacent to Italy, which is an enormous relative advantage, as borne out by the large number of Italians (and other Europeans) who vacation there and by the innumerable touristic boats that visit it. In Lefkada Town there is a large modern marina that provides mooring for touristic boats. Lefkada is a verdant and geologically polymorphic island with breathtaking beaches, and is surrounded by a host of other islands. The cultural and artistic life of the island is intense.
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- May 24, 2018
About Meliti Kontogiorgi
The “petit paradis” property has been immortalized on postcards from Sivota and the island of Lefkada. Having a history which goes back almost 30 years, as well as an authentic love for the island, we never gave into the impersonal, massive and clinical “touristy” standards. The property and the villa were bought and built little by little, aiming to the perfect vacation place. Today, more than ever, we are rooted on the island and with dedication, devotion and respect to our guests, we offer you the pleasure of discovering and exploring the authentic natural beauty of the landscape. Constantly enhancing this ideal vacation retreat, our commitment is to ensure this experience is tailored to your unique needs, allowing you to just sit back and indulge in the finest contemporary requirements of comfort, relaxation and tranquility.
Why Meliti Kontogiorgi chose Apollonii
The owners fell in love with the area and wished to interfere as little as possible with the natural surroundings. The property, surrounded by olive trees, is verdant, lush and truly eco-conscious with a growing production of organic olive oil, honey and natural herbs which guests can savor as part of a lavish welcome basket. In a huge area of 15 hectares, surrounded by olive trees, the sky and the sea, villa “petit paradis” stands as a tribute to the enchantment of the natural beauty that embraces it. It offers a unique opportunity to relax and enjoy the landscape, the nature and the sea. To experience an environment that is comfortable and luxurious, but at the same time, unpretentious. The location of the house offers privacy, peace and quiet. It is aesthetically beautiful, with all modern comforts and discreet luxury.
What makes this Villa unique
What sets villa petit paradis apart is not only a matter of quality due to the location of the property and the villa, but also a matter of size: a big 10 guest capacity villa with plenty of courtyards, verandas, terraces and even a small theater, all paved with flagstones or stones, perfect for hanging out, relaxing, dining and enjoying the unobstructed 360⁰ views of the sea, the nearby villages and the islands; a 14x11 meter infinity swimming pool 3,8 meters deep, paved with marble,with enormous space all around it, from which, by daylight, or by the atmospheric night-time lighting, one can enjoy enchanting views. On the ground floor, around the villa, there are shelters with awnings that provide shade, and besides the olive trees, there are paved yards furnished with big wooden tables, benches, chairs, cushions, deck chairs, hammocks , a swing, etc. to create small areas for relaxation and entertainment.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Beautiful Villa overlooking the Sea
I stayed in this wonderful villa with my family for a week in September. On arrival Meliti and Lydia greeted us with freshly made lemonade and a basket of delicious cakes, bread wine and olive oil and honey made by their family. The views over the sea were spectacular, especially from the deepest swimming pool I've ever swum in. The trek down to the private jetty was very good exercise where we jumped endlessly into the crystal clear water. I loved the sprigs of lavender and shampoo amongst other little luxuries that were laid out so beautifully in the bathrooms. Meliti and Lydia were wonderful hosts and we hope to come and stay here again one day.
It really is a paradise!
The website gives an impression of how beautiful the villa and location is, but you have to see it to believe it. The views from the terrace out over the sea are breathtaking and the pool is the biggest and best that we have experienced in any rental property. The villa is very well equipped, but you will want to spend most of your time outside. Meliti and her sister were perfect hosts and took care of us from the first enquiry we made to the day we left. The pool was cleaned daily and the grounds and the villa were well maintained. We visited Sivota on a few occassions and had good food at lunch and dinner, but our preference was to eat at the villa and enjoy the sunsets and beautiful, clear starry skies. We would definitely recommend this special place to friends and family and we hope to be back for a further visit before long.
Our third time back to this delightful villa and I can say with complete confidence that we will definitely return before long. The villa itself is spacious, homely, clean, light and airy, welcoming and delightful. It's the moment you realise where the villa is situated that you will be lost for words. It is perched on a peninsula, overlooking the gorgeous fishing village of Sivota on one side, a large bay on the other and the islands of Kefalonia and Ithaca... among others, to the south. The gardens are large with wonderful features such as an incredible pool, outdoor shower, terraces overlooking the southern islands and its own private jetty. They've thought carefully about comfort and at every vantage point, you'll find a chair, sofa or sun bed. A great deal of care has gone into making this villa and its surroundings delightful and if you are fortunate enough to meet a member of the family, you will understand why.
Breath taking, charming, warm and sensational
Returning to Petit Paradise after a 2 year gap, still took us by surprise and we found our eyes watering as we wandered onto the expansive terrace which overlooks Kefalonia and Ithaca. Nothing really prepares you for this villa. It has to be experienced to be believed. In spite of visiting many places, I have never found such a breath taking, charming, warm and sensational house. The owners couldn't be more helpful, both in terms of preparation for our time in Greece, together with meeting us on the terrace on arrival (with a cool beer and home made lemonade) and bringing us delicious local cakes to add to the well stocked cupboards and fridge. The bedrooms are delightful, all with a wonderful view, the sitting room large and the kitchen just perfect. Our two families were more than comfortable (4 adults and 6 children). The outdoor space is really rather unbelievable. Wonderful terraces, surrounded by olive trees, all with a shady area when you've had enough of the sun. The pool is huge and gives you outstanding views to the islands south of Levkas and is surrounded by very comfortable furniture. If you've had enough of the pool, then you can head down to the private bathing area for some spectacular snorkling - or sit on a deckchair on the little quayside.
I have a feeling we will be back rather soon!
What I can I say. Communication with the lovely ladies who own the villa was easy and they were always accommodating with every request. They supplied feather free pillows and everything we needed was there upon arrival. We arrived to refreshments laid out beautifully and a nicely stocked fridge and cupboard along with a Greek hamper of goodies, which was a nice surprise. There was even a stash of booze! Th kitchen has everything you need and more! The villa is truly spectacular, so much so that on a couple of days we didn't want to leave so that we could enjoy the pool and the stunning views, which were perfect for a spot of meditation. The villa was SPOTLESS, and I'm a bit of a clean freak! It was so clean that I slipped on the sparking floor! The villa feels homely and secluded and like a real hidden gem. My friends couldn't believe we'd found somewhere so special and were wowed when we arrived. Seeing there delighted faces was wonderful. The drive up to the villa is a good 8 - 10 minutes along an uphill bumpy road, so do ensure you have a good 4 wheel drive as this makes it much easier, but this adds to the excitement. There were 9 of us at the villa, but it felt like less as there is so much space. The pictures do not do the villa justice. The pool is bigger than it looks and is also super clean. The tree creates lovely shade. I need an excuse to go back there very soon. The views at this pace are honestly phenomenal and the highlight of the villa. We had many fun afternoons by the jetty, but I would recommend you don't drive all the way down as it can be a little tricky driving back up. (stop half way). We went down there at 6:30am and jumped into the sea to watch the sun rise, which was a real treat. You should do this! I cannot recommend this place enough. (Unless you're not a confident driver - as the drive up to the villa can be a little tiring and tricky along the uphill dirt road). I personal loved it and felt a bit like GI Jane! Overall an incredible time spent in a place that felt like home. - Caroline Koutsoudes (London)
Great villa, great pool, great views, great location. Too many greats? Well allow me one more - great owners too.
To summarise, and as Mr Schwarzenegger so succintly put it in one of his movies - "I'll be back".
“Little paradise” Villa is at the top of a peninsula, which spans an area of 15 hectares between the Gulf of Poros (or Micros Gialos) and Sivota Bay. Within the private peninsula there is a private seafront of 1,400 meters, a small harbour suitable for swimming and mooring of boats and 4 kilometres of dirt roads and paths for walking, hiking, cycling and exploring. The entire property is verdant and untouched, olive trees being the main form of vegetation. It overlooks an area surrounded by a host of large and small islands, among which are Ithaca and Cephalonia (about 15 minutes away) and is adjacent to a smaller peninsula owned by Onassis.
Special tours are suggested for those who want to have an overall picture of the island as well as nearby sights:
a) Long trips:
1. Preveza (Arachthos, Nekromanteio, Dodoni)
2. Igoumenitsa – Parga
b) Short trips:
1. Lefkada Town 30 km. (churches, ionian School of painting, the Venetian Castle, the ancient town of Lefkada – Nirikos, the Archeological Museum, local museums, Ai Giannis, Faneromeni Monastery).
2. Nydri, 14 km. (Boat ride to the Prinkiponisa [Prince’s Islands], Onassis’s Scorpios, Madouri-Valaoritis, Agia Kyriaki, where the Nymphs’ Rock and Dörpfeld’s tomb are located. Visit the archeological site and the waterfalls, the road toward Vafkeri via Nydri, with a view of the enchanting Prince’s Islands).
3. Vasiliki 6 km. Also has a Health Center. (Daily excursions to Ithaca-Cephalonia, surfing).
4. Poros 4 km. (Antiquities on the outskirts of the village, the Gulf of Rouda-Micros Gialos, an exquisite sandy beach, fresh fish, seafront taverns).
5. Sivota, gastronomy, fresh fish, idyllic landscape in a unique bay.
6. Marantohori and Evgyros, traditional mountain villages, visit an old olive press and a typical winery, and the Evmaios cave.
7. Meganisi-Papanikoli cave, by boat or small craft from Nydri, swim at beautiful beaches, eat at seafront taverns, explore an idyllic small island nearby.
8. Drive from Porto Katsiki to Egremni, world-renowned sandy beaches, visit the cape of Lefkata where, apart from the enchanting view and the sunset, there are traces of the temple of Apollon. The poetess Sappho committed suicide by leaping from the rock of Lefkata.
9. Drive from Nydri, Vafkeri, Eglouvi (Lentil Festival), Karya (traditional wedding, traditional Lefkadian embroideries).
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Arrival time after 4.00 p.m. and departure time by 10 a.m. Licensed from the Greek Tourism Administration with the number MHTE: 0831K91000420701