We had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful villa in July 2017. Our host, Areti (Rafaella) was such a lovely person to deal with.
Even before our arrival Rafaella made sure all of our specific accommodations were met. One of our travelling companions has mobility issues/difficulties climbing stairs, Rafaella had a custom made ramp built to ensure he was able to enter/exit the villa with ease. How many home owners/property managers will go that extra mile for the guests? So much appreciated!
On arrival, we were greeted with cold water, juices and freshly baked goods.. just the perfect thing after our flight to Athens and drive to Agioi Apostoloi. Again, so thoughtful - what a great host!
We stayed 1 week at the villa and wished we could stay a lifetime. The views were simply breathtaking! You could see over the town, the sea and the island of Evia. There was a nice breeze of refreshing clean air that made you feel revitalized with every breath. We were pleasantly surprised with the lack of mosquitos and were able to enjoy our meals outdoors if we chose. The swimming pool was extremely fun for the 4 adults and 3 children (aged 4, 5, and 10) - we would do morning/afternoon swims and again in the evening/night time. There is also an indoor pool which we didn't use but it is nice to have the option if the weather does not permit outdoors.
There were so many things to do within a short drive. You could dine in the town of Agioi Apostoloi overlooking the water or go to Skala Oropou and its options of tavernas/restaurants. Fave restaurant was Kavos is Agioi Apostoloi - must try. In Sklala is the ferry that takes you to the island of Evia (15 min ferry ride). Evia has some beautiful sandy beaches so I recommend exploring to find your own favorite (so many to pick from).
Oh, did I mention there is a small little Orthodox chapel next to the villa? Great idea if you wish to have a small wedding/baptism, etc. there when you and your guests stay at the villa!
After our week stay sadly came to an end we went to our next destination several hours away. This is when we realized that we had left a very important personal item at one of the restaurants in town. After a quick email to Rafaella, she took it upon herself and made arrangements to have the items couriered to our location!! - Thank you again so much!!!
All in all this was a fantastic fantastic fantastic week, such a beautiful villa and such a wonderful and excellent host. I strongly would recommend this villa to anyone who wants a nice relaxing vacation in a beautiful location -the Eagle's nest.
I look forward to coming again (Summer 2018) and perhaps arrange to have my wedding service in the chapel.
Thank you again Rafaella for everything!
The best vecation I ever had!
The villa is placed in an amazing location with a breath taking view, the facilities are excellent with external and internal pools where we spent most of our time, beautiful grill lounge and a lot of space inside the house. Nothing was missing. The villa sits just above an authentic small Greek beach town with cool tavernas and beach restaurants. We couldn't ask for more, locals are super kind and always happy to help and the atmosphere is happy and chilled. Rafaella was a great host ,I got all the infos I needed before I arrived. Will defiantly come back!