About the property
- Villa1560 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Genuine comfort and tranquillity for all seasons in exceptional landmark
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, covered parking, an espresso machine, a safe, 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.
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.
BREAKFAST is complimentary for the first morning of your stay.
THE 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 classified 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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Excellent - superb!
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!
Hus med själ, vackra omgivningar, barnvänligt.
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.
Tack så mycket snälla Katja! Dev var så trevligt att träffas!
Wunderschönes Anwesen und exzellente Gastgeber
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.
A very special place
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.
Thank you so much, we enjoyed having you here! Hope to see you again soon!
stunning properties in a wondrous setting
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.
The most wonderful place!
We took a family vacation and rented both houses, five people in each one.
The houses are amazing! Pretty, comfortable, clean... Lovely authentic furniture.
Great view, especially from the dovecot and the pool, which is wonderful by itself.
The area is very nice. You can find anything you need in karystos. For the best views in Evia - a two hour drive to Lamari area.
Best of all are the staff (Heleni) - very friendly, welcoming and helpful.
To sum up - a spot on place for a family to stay. We had a great time!
It was lovely having you here! Thank you for coming, we are very glad you enjoyed yourselves. Oh, and thank you for the Lamari tip!
A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
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Prices represent the rent for 'The Dovecot.' Max. occupancy: 6 people. Children under 2 y.o. stay for free. Prices include VAT.