Villa Arion is a stone built villa in turret style design. There is an open plan kitchen-lounge on the lower level with fully fitted kitchen including all the modern conveniences you may need to enjoy a holiday away from it all such as full cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, juicer, coffee maker, dishwasher, cooking utensils etc. There is also a WC on the ground floor with a washing machine.
The Master Bedroom is on the first floor with a double bed, en suite bathroom and private balcony with sea views. The twin room is on the second floor with en suite bathroom.
There is Air Conditioning throughout the property, Wi-Fi internet connection, Flat TV with Satellite channels, DVD player, Radio, CD and MP3 player.
The private pool is 8x4,5m with a gradual depth to 1,60m. There is plenty of shade and we provide umbrellas and sun loungers around the pool area for your use plus the essential outdoor dining facilities.
Diodati villas is a private complex of three luxurius, detached Villas which have been beautifully designed and are fully equipped. Each Villa has its own private pool enjoying amazing, uninterrupted sea views and sunrise views.
The Villas are located right above the seaside village of Nikiana, about 2kms uphill, within lots of greenery and trees, enjoying the peace and quiet of the countryside along with the wonderful, panoramic sea views in an environment of absolute tranquility. Nikiana village offers a great deal of amenities (bars, super markets, tavernas, restaurants, beach, pharmacy, etc) and is ideally located halfway between Lefkada town and Nydri (10 minutes each way).
Villa Arion is a 2 bedroom/2 ensuite bathroom/1 WC Villa which can accommodate 4-5 guests.
Villa Aethra can accommodate 6-10 guests. It consists of a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom/1 WC house with fully equipped kitchen and sitting room and a separate apartment just underneath the house, at pool level, with 1 bedroom/1 ensuite bathroom/1 WC with fully equipped kitchen and sitting room area with two single beds and an extra sofa bed.
Villa Asteria can accommodate 8-12 guests. It is the same as villa Aethra with an additional studio.
All Villas are of a luxurious quality, each with its own private pool, set in a relaxing atmosphere with uninterrupted sea views. They are fully equipped and offer free WiFi internet access and a generous welcome basket upon your arrival.
MHTE no.: 0831Κ91000428201
Top Traveller Review
A fairytale home away from home!
About the Owner
My name is Dioni Kalogeropoulou and I am the manager of Diodati Villas in Nikiana, Lefkada. The owner of the complex is my mother, Sophia Kalogeropoulou, a well known naif artist here in Greece. I have studied Architecture at the Polytechnic University in Athens (NTUA) and the last 7 years I am working as the general manager of our family Villas. I split my year between Athens (were I grew up and live during the winter) and our beloved island of Lefkada where I stay and work every summer.
Dioni purchased this villa in 2008
What makes this villa unique
The property was built by our family parents and finished in 2008.
When we first saw the site, we absolutely fell in love with the view and this "flying" sensation that it gives you when you gaze at the village of Nikiana, the sea and the mountains across, from above. The serenity of its environment and the unspoiled nature that surrounds it, constantly surprises us with its changes, colors, smells and sounds. The houses keep a vision of the typical Leucadian architecture, translated into comfortable, modern and luxurious Villas for our guests. Every detail, from the materials that were carefully chosen to match the area and traditions to the amenities and equipment, holds a personal touch, up to the most minor detail. Our family's love for antiques shows also in the furnishing, as you will see old and well restored furniture of wood that take you to some older times. The private pool that each of our Villa has, is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the amazing view and peacefulness. There is beauty inside and outside our Villas and for us, Diodati Villas complex it is a small jewel that we love dearly and continuously try to make even better!
Rental price includes all bills, cleaning, WiFi, linen and towel changes, private pool maintenance and a welcome basket upon arrival.
- Long term discounts - please enquire
-10% discount on early bookings
OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- Rates are in € (incl. bills and taxes).
- Prices are for normal use of 4 people (or 5 people if kids are included).
(6 traveller reviews)
A fairytale home away from home!
When we arrived at Diodati Villas, the first thing that took our breath away were the stunning views! Our Villa (we were 2 adults and our 2 children), had anything we needed and the cleaning lady was so sweet and caring! Dioni the owner was in contact with us 24/7, although we didn't really need a lot to ask of her as we felt comfortable from the very first moment! The pool was maintained super clean, the interiors and extras are very carefully decorated and you just can't get enough of the views! We will definitely return!
Great hospitality and view!
The house was very elegant and clean, we enjoyed our private pool and all the attention by the owners and Laura who were always taking care of us when we needed it! The view is beyond words! We'll be back very soon! :)
Beautiful Villa, amazing views!!!
When we first saw pictures of Villa Arion on the internet, we thought, oh! that is a great place! But when we saw it in reality we were amazed!!! The pictures show a 60% of the beauty of this villa, the surroundings and exquisite views!!! It is a high quality maisonette, that offers anything you may need for a peaceful and relaxing vacation! Clean, beautiful, kind and polite people! Couldn't wish for anything better!
Great location, excellent service!
I was there in August of this summer (2013). At first we said we would go for 5 days but in the end we extended our stay to 7 cause we didn't want to leave the place! Its location is great, it is only about 2kms from the village of Nikiana, which keeps you away from the "noise" of the summer tourists, but yet very close (5 minutes by car) from any shopping you may need to do! Its uphill location (you need to go up some turns), is something that in the end we enjoyed, as the views it offers are always breathtaking! The house was clean and if we wanted something extra we just had to ask the cleaning lady or the owner and we would have it immediately)! Great place, carefully designed details, clean and pleasant people! All in all a 5 star place!
Perfect Villas with breathtaking view!
A perfect vacation rental with magical scenery and high quality amenities! The house was excellent, maintained very well by Laura, the rooms where well furnished, with en suite bathrooms in every floor and amazing view from every single window or door! We enjoyed very much our private pool, that always has crystal clear water and plenty of sunlight for tanning! Our 6 days stay there during July 2013 will remain unforgettable and we hope one day to return!
Breathtaking views! Great location!
Driving up the steep hills to the villa was an adventure well worth the magnificent views we were greeted by when we arrived at Diotati Villas. Lovely villa with 2 bedrooms, living area and private pool. We needed to request a hairdryer and toilet paper, however, and it seems the bedding did not fit the beds. We were only provided one top sheet on the bed, with no blankets. A large basket was waiting for us in the kitchenette with some snacks and basics, however, the kitchen was not that well equipped. We had only two cereal bowls for four people, and no bottle opener to enjoy our wine on the lovely patio...we had to go purchase one. All in all, very lovely location but needs improvement on amenities and housekeeping.
Activity and Interests
Nikiana is a pretty little coastal village on the east coast with an abundance of great fish tavernas located on the beachfront and on the picturesque harbor. There are handful of cafes and bars right on the beach, motorboat hire, mountain biking, a dinghy sailing and windsurfing center plus two yacht charter companies. At least 5 mini markets and bakeries can be found on the main road through the village plus a butcher and a pharmacy. The beach is shingle and is perfect for snorkeling.
Nikiana is an ideal location for those who wish to be close to everything and at the same time to enjoy a quiet and relaxing holiday in a truly Greek atmosphere.
Lefkas Town, 10 mins drive, is the main commercial center and has the best shopping facilities on the island. There is a quayside road south of the causeway entrance with a busy marina. The High Street runs through the center of town and is also known as the ‘Pazari’, this is the main street for shopping and cafes. A mid-morning coffee in the square is ideal for a break and a perfect opportunity to see the Lefkadians in ‘action’! The architecture has been mainly influenced by the Venetians and the post Byzantine traditions but also by the Turkish and the English. The houses in the main part of the town are two storey buildings, very closely packed, without yards or gardens and with narrow alleyways running between them. It is lovely to walk around the back streets of the town where you are also more likely to see the typical Lefkadian houses wrapped in brightly painted corrugated iron - a form of protection against earthquakes introduced by the English during their rule of the island.
Nidri, 10 mins drive, is the primary holiday resort on Lefkas. There are a variety of tavernas, restaurants and cafes here, also a handful of bars and a couple of nightclubs. The majority of shopping and tourist facilities are on the main street. On the seafront, known as the ‘Paralia’, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Pringiponissa islands - amongst which is Scorpios, owned by the Onassis family. Cruises and Ferryboats operate from here to Cephalonia and Ithaca.
Agios Nikitas, 20 mins drive, on the north-west tip of the island, is a pretty little village surrounded by fabulous beaches such as Pefkoulia, Kathisma and Kalamitsi. It has adequate tourist facilities, many tavernas, restaurants and a few shops. The nucleus of the village has been placed under preservation order, thus maintaining the traditional Ionian ambiance.
Vassiliki, 30 mins drive, in the south is a self-contained tourist resort with a full range of facilities. The harbor is lined with restaurants and cafes and the main street has a fair number of shops. Souvenir shopping is usually quite good here, there are lots of shops which specialize in casual wear and sports gear. Vassiliki is of particular interest to windsurf fans. Many sailing companies operate from here and you may hire windsurf boards and catamarans on a daily or hourly basis. Vassiliki has a ferry port operating a service to Cephalonia and Ithaca.
Agios Giannis – Milos – Gyra - Kastro
(10 mins drive) A length of approximately 12 kms of fine shingle beach beginning as Agios Giannis Beach which is dotted with tavernas and cafes. Further along is Milos Beach with kite surfing facilities, a couple of cafes and a restaurant. On the northern point is Gyra Beach favored by the locals with a small taverna right on the beach, sunbeds and a cafe. The stretch ends with Kastro Beach, completely virgin without any facilities. This stretch of beach is mostly very fine shingle and in some places sand.
Milos Beach – Agios Nikitas
(20 mins drive) To get to it you must go to Agios Nikitas and take a sea taxi operating a taxi service to and from Milos departing from the beach at the end of Agios Nikitas Main Street.
(approx. 1 hr drive). One of the most beautiful beaches on Lefkas. Fine shingle dotted with rock formations and a long stretch of pure white shingle beach. There are two small cafés down here and not much with regards to sun beds and beach facilities.
Porto Katsiki Beach
(approx. 1hr drive) Porto Katsiki, the best known beach, is today considered one of the most outstanding in the whole of Europe. This is a beach of exceptional beauty at the most southern tip of the island. A gorgeous shingle beach framed by high limestone cliffs and crystal-clear turquoise water. There are cafes and tavernas at the beach and sunbed facilities on the beach.
(approx. 1 hr drive). 296 or so, steps lead down to this stunning beach virginal fine shingle beach. One of the top beaches in the Ionian Sea this is a must for visitors to Lefkas island. As with Porto Katsiki it is a gorgeous beach framed by high limestone cliffs and crystal-clear turquoise water.
Further afield it is easy to visit Ancient Sites such as Nikopolis, the divine Acherontas springs and the Necromateion close to Parga.
From the Owner
“The property was built by our family parents and finished in 2008. When we first saw the site, we absolutely fell in love with the view and this "flying" sensation that it gives you when you gaze at the village of Nikiana, the sea and the mountains across, from above. The serenity of its environment and the unspoiled nature that surrounds it, constantly surprises us with its changes, colors, smells and sounds. The houses keep a vision of the typical Leucadian architecture, translated into comfortable, modern and luxurious Villas for our guests. Every detail, from the materials that were carefully chosen to match the area and traditions to the amenities and equipment, holds a personal touch, up to the most minor detail. Our family's love for antiques shows also in the furnishing, as you will see old and well restored furniture of wood that take you to some older times. The private pool that each of our Villa has, is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the amazing view and peacefulness. There is beauty inside and outside our Villas and for us, Diodati Villas complex it is a small jewel that we love dearly and continuously try to make even better!”
- Away From It All
- Holiday Complex
- Air Conditioning ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Video Games
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- Ocean View
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- water skiing
- 85 m²
- En Suite to Master Bedroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- En Suite to Twin Bedroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- WC - Toilet, Off lounge - The Washing Machine is located here
- All bedrooms have their own private bathroom plus there is an extra WC off the lounge area where there is also a washing machine for your use.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, En Suite Bathroom and Private Balcony with Sea View
- Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed, En Suite Bathroom - Cot available on request
- The Master Bedroom is on the first floor with a double bed, en suite bathroom and private balcony with sea views. The twin room is on the second floor with en suite bathroom.
- Barbecue ...
- 6 garden chairs
- COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES: • Orientation briefing upon arrival • Daily maid service (exterior spaces and some refreshes) • Linen and towels changes every third day, plus housekeeping • Private pool maintenance twice a week • Bathroom toiletries • WiFi • Ice cubes • Charchoal for BBQ (upon request). AT EXTRA COST: • Private chef services • Private motor boat hire, sailing boat hire, car hire • Pilates or Rolfing classes • Mountain herbal walks OTHER ACTIVITIES CLOSEBY: • Horse riding • Wind surfing, kite surfing (one of the best spots) • Swimming, snorkelling • Hiking, walking • Visit traditional settlements and old churches • Visit mainland Greece