Our family of 16 had a wonderful week at Villa Elena in June 2017. This modern villa is unusually spacious and spotlessly clean. It has excellent facilities for accommodation and sports as well as for eating and drinking.
Covering three generations, our ages range from 1 to 71, and there was plenty for everyone to do, including swimming in the pool, tennis, basketball, a good sound system, and toys for the children, including a tricycle with a shade for toddlers .
The excellent meals cooked by our host, Denis, on several evenings, were highlights of our week, and were really excellent value. They included many delicious local meat and fish delicacies, and accompanying wines and spirits. The lamb, served several ways, deserves special mention. Denis owns and runs the villa, having chosen the site, and designed and built the property.
Local shopping is easy in Perachora or Loutraki.
The villa is very private, with amazing views of the surrounding hills, and out over the sea and shores of the Gulf of Corinth, yet it is not difficult to find. It feels so peaceful and quiet that it is like being on a private island. Approach via Perachora for the easiest route.
The accommodation is very good. The master bedroom is large, with stunning views. The five bedrooms on the ground and first floor are also very comfortable with good views. The basement bedrooms do not have views, naturally, but are spacious, and are adjacent to the fitness, sauna and third kitchen facilities.
The covered outdoor kitchen and barbecue area, with roll-down transparent walls for windy or wet days, and with seating for around 16, is superb. It is perfect for group meals.
There is a good range of local sights to see, including the beautiful Lake Vouliagmeni just a few minutes away, and Ancient Corinth, the Corinth Canal, Mycenae, etc ., all within easy driving distance. A day out in Athens is easy by train via the new station at Corinth, which offered free parking when we were there.
Overall, a perfect villa for a large family, or a group of families and friends, in a beautiful location.
Thank you, Denis.
We recently spent a long weekend at Villa Elena and could not rate it more highly! We had 5 teenagers with us plus our 2 younger children, and friends that visited for a barbeque one evening. The house is great entertainment for everyone. The swimming pool is beautiful, and the outdoor living facilities were fantastic, plus the tennis court too. The house and kitchen were very well equipped, with more than enough indoor living space for everyone, without being on top of each other! The bedrooms all had air conditioning. We swam at the local beach, and were the only ones there. Thanks Denis!