Situated at an altitude of 1345 m on the slop of Mt. Vitsi, Nympheo is a magical destination. This historic village was recently named a “listed village” in Greece. With a history deeply rooted in the centuries, Nympheo is the ideal setting for discovering the beauty of tradition in a preserved mountain village. La Moara is an impressive manor house representing the architecture of the locale. It is the creation of the Boutari family and reflects its dedication to preserve and share the rich cultural heritage of this, once, flourishing village.
Eight, spacious rooms are artistically furnished with hand-carved pieces; the work of artisans of centuries past; masters of their craft. The hotel has a large living room, traditional, reading room, as well as an intimate dining room where guests can enjoy exquisite local specialties accompanied by wines produced by the Boutari family. Breakfast is a splendid feast including fresh juices and cowʼs milk, eggs, homemade marmalade and Greek spoon desserts – all from the farm.
The combination of fresh air, a fantastic setting, refined atmosphere and warm hospitality created a unique experience for every guest.
Skites-Yades Greek Historic Hotels
"On The Edge of Paradise"
Next to the border of the Mount Athos, in the embrace of the Holy Mountain Sea, the Skites is built by the waves while nestled within the absolute serenity of the surroundings. Inspired by the architecture of the Athonete sketes, the buildings of the property are strewn amongst olive trees and gardens that lead to the pool and the pebbled seafront.
Each room, bungalow and suite is spacious and classily decorated in respect of the austere character of the nearby monasteries, though ensuring the comfort and the well being of the guest.
The atmosphere and service, an authentic blend of elegance and simplicity, captures the visitor from the very first moment of the stay, an invitation to a journey of enchantment in a fascinating natural scenery and landscape of colorful sunsets, garden aromas and soft tunes.
A menu of Greek refined recipes is daily proposed at the restaurant terrace accompanied by a selection of local aperitifs, ouzo and wine.
In this sensuous environment, the Skites organizes also cultural events ranging from classical music concerts and poetry evenings to performances of modern dance and theatrical presentations.
Selected among the 100 best villas in the world, the Argentikon is a perfect example of medieval, Genoese architecture in the Levant. Located in a lovely plain (Kambos) on the rich, green island of Chios in the northern Aegean, the Argentikon was built in the 16th century by the Argenti family.
Step through the elaborate bronze and copper doors into a timeless world of noble tranquillity. Exquisite, Ligurian gardens unfold before your eyes where you expect to hear the sound of a carriage or horses returning from the hunt. Hundreds of multicoloured, old, rose trees surround olive groves and plantations of orange trees. Walking paths with arcades, flowers, benches and birds spark the imagination to an era when nature was cultivated by artistry. Two beautiful wells with fountains are a tribute to a past method of irrigation. The estate consists of four residences (family members lived on the estate in private quarters) where the luxury suites are located; the main palazzo was built in 1550.
Each suite is uniquely individual embracing the style and furniture of the period, with fireplace, chandelier and lovely appointments. The restaurant is in a class of its own with gourmet cuisine using only the freshest local ingredients and the finest products from around the world. The Argentikon combines old world craftsmanship with 21st century amenities for a rare experience to share the life and times of the nobility in the Middle Ages in Greece.
Avli Lounge Appartmentts - Yades Greek Historic Hotels
" Cretan Re-mix "
Nestled in the pedestrian cobbled streets of Rethymno, the Avli Lounge Apartments, once the home of a Venetian Lord, is a secluded establishment with a unique architectural mix of Cretan, Venetian and Turkish elements, ideal for guests who seek to relish the rich history and taste of the island within a luxurious hideaway.
Domes, Venetian arches, fountains with running water, cool cellars, antique furniture, paintings and works of art all set the scene for an escape with exceptional gastronomic delights in the gourmet restaurant offering “Creative Cuisine” based on Traditional Cretan recipes, and absolute relaxation in one of the 7 unique suites.
Avli is the perfect setting out point for a voyage to the magical atmosphere of Crete through Gourmet Cooking Lessons, Wine Testing at the “Fusion Enoteca”, Cretan products at the ʽRaw Materialsʼ, and entertainment at ʽRaki-Barakiʼ.
Villa Galini - Yades Greek Historic Hotels
"A Sanctuary Like No Other"
Sitting proudly in the embrace of Meliton Mountain's deep forest and vineyards within the renowned estate of Porto Carras, Villa Galini, majestically crowns the Sithonia bay offering a healingly view to the Aegean Sea. Inspired by a legendary Greek Ship-owner to host the familyʼs distinguished guests, Villa Galini is an exceptional sample of architecture and masterful artwork carried by the best architect and Greek craftsmen of its period.
Extending on a surface of two thousand square meters, the villa is designed after the striking monasterial architecture of Mount Athos with a marvelous inner courtyard, secluded patios and verandas, while all exterior windows overlook the bay and the mountains. Spacious suites and rooms with living areas and walk in closets, bathrooms with hand made tiles, all unique in their style and decoration, have repeatedly hosted famous artists, politicians, royals and socialites of and era such as Salvador Dali, Gina Bahauer, Melina Merkouri, Rudolph Nourejev and many others.
Today, the visitors of the villa may enjoy absolute privacy and serenity combined with the services and facilities of the estate such as Thalassotherapy and Spa, Golfing, Casino, Wine testing and numerous sports activities.
Ermioni Estate-Yades Greek Historic Hotels
"A House Under The Sun"
A combination of the comforts of a private residence and hospitality service
This summer residence of a noble, Greek family, with a Villa dating back to the 1880, is situated on a beautiful 5.5 acre estate of olive groves, colourful flowers and vineyards just across the sea of Ermioni.
Grand spaces, tranquillity and natural beauty, walking pathways across the land, add to the special welcome and hospitality offered by the people rooted for generations on this precious estate and devoted to its care.
Spacious bedrooms with high ceilings, beautifully frescoed, period furniture, pl0tsant terraces and open air dining areas shaded by old pine trees await the guest.
The Residence consists of 2 double bedroom, 2 twins and 2 singles, 2 bathrooms, one large kitchen, dining and living area room.
Daily maid service is provided throughout your stay with the possibility of preparing breakfast and light meals for the guests.
A combination of the comforts of a private residence and hospitality service
A historic, two-story sea captainʼs house built in the early 19th century, the Kiafa residence is a jewel crowning the hillside overlooking the village of Hydra and the nearby Saronic Gulf islands. The stone residence was rebuilt in 1979 and restored in 1992 by a talented architect who received a national award for the best restored traditional house.
Today, Residence Kiafa perfectly blends the allure of luxury with a fascination of the past. Pure island atmosphere, simple refined decoration, charming outdoor living areas and a small swimming pool with wonderful view create a unique atmosphere of absolute peace and visual splendour.
On the ground floor, there is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, vaulted lounge room with two sofa beds, open plan kitchen, and dining room that opens onto a lovely terrace -- for the perfect breakfast. On the second floor, the beautiful grand "virani" long living room has a third double bed, an open fireplace, a lounge, and ensuite bathroom. A small, independent, garden guest room located just across the courtyard is equipped with 2 narrow, built-in single beds and ensuite bathroom.
Kinsterna Hotel & Spa
"The Historical Wellness of Being"
Tucked-away in the folds of a lush hillside with privileged views of Monemvasia Castle and the endless blue of the Aegean, the lovingly and superbly restored Byzantine-era rural mansion blends magically into the surrounding vineyards and timeless olive and citrus groves of Monemvasia, which are irrigated by the ancient cistern located in the center of the building.
Steeped in its own five-hundred-year history, with authentic architectural and construction details evidencing the painstakingly refurbished building?s Byzantine, Ottoman, Venetian and modern-Greek phases, the Kinsterna Hotel and Spa in the Peloponnese is a secluded luxurious destination with services focusing on privacy, romance, wellness, and authenticity.
"Character and Charm to revitalize the Senses"
Nestled in peaceful surroundings of the historical area of Arcadi with superb views of the countryside and the Cretan sea, Kapsaliana is one of the most beautiful villages restored to a stunning hotel today with respect to the architecture of the locale and the surroundings. Once the Monastery Olive Press village, this place of history lies in the terrain, in the aromas and the knowledge of med who kept the village alive generation upon generation.
Kapsaliana Village opens its doors today to guests who look for a meticulously well-appointed place with commitment to high standards and caring service, to enjoy in tranquil the peaceful surroundings. The entire settlement has been renovated in full harmony with nature and history creating a pleasant blend between the past and present. Twelve original houses, clustered around the old Olive Press, have been restored and converted into lavish, elegant guest houses. Four new houses have been added in the same architectural form.
The once Monastery Olive Press, the attached house of the caretaker monk, and the storage area with its clay storage vessels are protected medieval monuments which focus on the olive culture in Crete and can be visited, much like a museum. The area is decorated with fascinating artefacts from the days the Olive Press was in use.
The Aigialos Collection consists of sixteen, renovated neoclassical houses that were originally the fine homes of the islandʼs noble captain families. The architecture and design of the houses bring to life the traditional way of life of the islandʼs nobility. Restored to perfection by master masons using local volcanic stone and coloured lime plaster, the houses are linked by cobbled walkways. Situated on the rim of the caldera, sheer cliffs that rise from the sea, the hotel overlooks the islandʼs famed volcano.
A lovely setting highlights the unique beauty of the Cycladic island characterised by stark white buildings adorned with a dash of bright colour set against a backdrop of brilliant blue sky and sea.
The Aigialos Collection, with each house named after the Aegean winds, is as enchanting as Santorini. Each house is tastefully furnished in the style of the island harmoniously blended with antiques and furnishings brought back from travels at the old world. Beautiful touches, marble floors and all amenities provide a relaxing atmosphere for pure enjoyment.
Pool and poolside bar, counter swim unit, gourmet restaurant -- and bar to begin magical nights on the legendary island of Thira.