Helios is a superb three bedroom stone house with en suite bathrooms and two sitting rooms, suitable for 8-10 persons.
It stands on a low hill overlooking breathtaking vistas of the Ionian sea near the most famous Greek beaches.
The residence (210 m2), is built on two levels a ground floor and a first floor.
Internally they are connected by a wooden staircase but they can also be accessed independently via the exterior entries on each level. All the rooms have large wooden French windows as, well as windows with double panes and screens.
The first level floor is wooden in the local traditional manner, and the ceilings are supported by wooden trunks of pines and cypresses. On the ground level, the floor is set with marble and the ceilings are made of traditional Lefkas island white wood. The paint and plastering of the walls and ceilings are based on natural materials that allow the underlying wall elements to breathe. Their soothing colors add to the serene atmosphere.
On the first level there is a living room, a kitchen and a bedroom with adjoining bathroom. The living room is spacious with an exceptional view, and has a large couch (seats 5), manufactured with ecological materials, that can be changed into a comfortable bed (0.90 x 2.40m). In addition, it has an armchair that can also be changed into a bed (0.90 x 2.00 m), a traditional black iron wood stove, TV, DVD and CD players. The kitchen, at one end of the living room, has a large dining table and chairs and is completely equipped with a big refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and coffee machine.
The bedroom is fully equipped with a double wooden bed (1.70 x 2.10m), headrest, mattress and box spring chosen for their ecological materials. It also contains bedside tables, dressing room, wardrobe, armchair, iron and ironing board, TV, DVD and CD players. The bed faces the 2 m wide French windows which open onto a large veranda with a view to the sea and the islands of Ithaca, Cephalonia and several smaller ones. The adjoining bathroom has a Jacuzzi and a hair dryer. The bathroom floor is marble and the wall tiles are handmade.
Descending the internal wooden staircase from the first floor to the ground floor we find a central room which has a double sofa bed (1.40 x 2.00 m), and an armchair bed (0.90 x 2.00 m), a small range, dishwasher, a small walled refrigerator and a coffee machine. In this space there is also a separate WC and a small storage closet. On either side of this room there is a bedroom with its adjoining bathroom. The bedroom on the right has a double wooden bed (1.70 x 2.10 m) and the bedroom on the left has two large separate beds (1.00 x 2.10 m) which can be joined into a double bed (2.00 x 2.10 m) without leaving a gap in between. The rest of the bedroom equipment is the same as that of the top floor. The bathrooms are the same as the top floor bathroom but one has a tub with a Jacuzzi while the other has a shower.
The bedrooms have big French windows which lead out onto a roofed stone veranda that connects with the courtyard and swimming‐pool area.
The residence has its own rectangular 4 x 10 m swimming pool, with a depth of 0.80 to 1.7 m, Around the pool is a 140 m2 lounge area with deck chairs and umbrellas. There are more outdoor lounges, BBQ and parking spaces in front of the residence.
There is air‐conditioning in every room, however the excellent microclimatic conditions of the region, the summer breeze and the local winds, in combination with the orientation of the house and the arrangement of the exterior openings ensure natural cooling even during the hot summer days and render air‐conditioning unnecessary.
There is Wi-Fi Internet access in the villa.
Cancellation / Prepayment
Reservation policy: 30% deposit and full payment of the remainder 2 weeks prior the arrival. In case of cancellation less than two weeks before reservation, the deposit is non-refundable.
- Air Conditioning
- Baby Cots
- Bed linen
- Fire place
- Free parking
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Ironing Facilities
- Massage On Request
- Mosquito Net
- Private Pool
- Safety Deposit Box
- Sat TV
- Seating Area
- Washing Machine
- Whirlpool Tub
The unique island of Lefkada,also known and as Lefkas,is the fourth biggest island of the Ionion Sea,separated by the municipality of Aitoloakarnania by a lagoon.The name was given because of the white cliffs found at the Cape Lefkatas by Homer itself.On this Cape,you can find the ruins of the ancient temple of Apollo.
Being so close to the mainland,Lefkada is connected to it by a drawbridge above the channel and a bridge above the lagoon.Thanks to those bridges, Lefkada is the only greek island that can be reached by road.
Nine satellite islands surround Lefkada: Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos, Madouri, Skorpidi, Skorpios, Thilia, Petalou, and Kythros.Skorpios is the most famous among those islands for being a private island of the famous Greek ship owner Aristotelis Onasis. Tourism came in the 1960′s, when the international press gathered on the island to be close to the shipping magnate Onassis and his wife Jackie.
Lefkada is also the birthplace of world famous artists, like the opera singer Agnes Baltsa, the writer Angelos Sikelianos, nominated for the Nobel literary prize twice, Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, better known as Yacumo Coizumi.We should not also forget the poet Aristotelis Valaoritis, who was also born in Lefkada,an distinguished greek writer.
Sports & nature
One of the seven Ionian Islands in the west of Greece, Lefkas (or Lefkada) is renowned for its mountainous landscape, beautiful beaches and lush green vegetation. Over 70% of the island is mountainous providing a playground of tracks and trails for keen mountain bikers. The island is largely unknown and therefore has been able to keep its charm and traditions, so landscapes are rugged and tracks untouched. All this plus some of the best beaches in Greece coupled with famous kite-surfing and wind-surfing spots; the island attracts visitors from all over the world.
Lefkada is the island that combines everything in a unique way! You can find a great variety of restaurants and many bars that can cover every preference. Either you are looking for a quiet restaurant for a tasty dinner, or for a bar in order to enjoy a drink, or for a club in order to dance up to morning, you can find everything in Lefkas. Night clubs and bars are found mainly in the capital, as well as in the most popular tourist resorts, Nydri and Vassiliki. You will not be disappointed by Lefkas' nightlife!
Culture and history info
Lefkada is an island with a wide spiritual tradition. Its geographical position - like all the others islands of Ionian Sea - obtained a closer relationship with the West, in the years where all Continental Greece had been experiencing the spiritual Middle Age of Turkish Domination.
The temperamental Heptanisian culture and the unique feature of the island, full of “breath of the sea, breath of the pine trees” gave to Lefkada the opportunity to give birth and nurture some of the most sensitive poetic souls. In this island, were born or were springs, eminent artists and scientists with Pan-Hellenic recognition and international appreciation and publicity. Agriculture had been for centuries the most important occupation of Lefkada’s inhabitants and the greatest activity which ensured their survival. The most favorite and profitable one, was the cultivation of olive - mostly on the plains - and the viniculture - on the highlands of the island- an activity which had been adored from the ancient times. Many writers - like Plinios the senior (23-79 a.c) and the Athineos (160-250 a.c) the writer of “Deipnosophistae” - referred the famous wine of Lefkada. Except from agriculture, other profitable activities, are stock breeding, fishing, trade and practical crafts of everyday life.
The agriculture and stock breeding activities helped to arise and stabilized, by creating their own tradition, occupations which had been self evident in the small agricultural societies: The ploughman, the reaper, the thresher, the miller, the oil presser, the digger, the chimney man. The rest of the traditional occupations: the cobblers, the cooper, the blacksmith, the tailor, the merchant - had been completing and framing the leading occupations of the families.
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