Villa Aethra includes a house with a large open plan kitchen lounge area on the ground floor and a Master Bedroom and a Twin Bedroomon the upper floor, each with en suite bathroom and private balcony with a spectacular view down the valley to the village of Nikiana and the sea beyond. The lower floor has a comfortable seating area with a sofa that can be pulled out into a double bed if needed. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the mod cons you would need on your holiday and there is a WC on the lower floor with a washing machine.
Villa Aethra also includes an apartment at pool level which is very spacious with a Bedroom with a four poster bed and en suite bathroom and a large open plan playroom lounge-kitchen area with a double sofa bed or twin beds on request. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you would need on your holiday such as full cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, juicer etc.
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
Breathtaking.....the drive up is definitely worth it
Sam, Dave & Boys
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 8 people. Any extra person over 8 is charged 10€ per person, per night.
(4 traveller reviews)
Breathtaking.....the drive up is definitely worth it
From the minute you drive through the gates you are in heaven. We were greeted by Laura the cleaner, shortly after Dioni's Mum also greeted us. The villa was immaculate and cleaned to a high standard. The views are breathtaking I could just all day watching the boats. We have teenage boys and even they loved it, obviously the free wifi helped! You will definitely need a car as very high up the steep mountain but worth it. We made full use of the downstairs apartment whilst having evening BBQs. Well equipped with everything you need. Can not recommended this villa enough. Laura speaks very little English, but couldn't do enough even bought buns in the morning. Loved it and would definitely go back.
Sam, Dave & Boys
Relaxing, amazing views, nice staff
We were 2 families with our children (all under the age of 5). The owners happily provided baby-cots for us and everything else we needed throughout our stay! Very clean, elegant Villa and surrounding spaces. We refilled our batteries in that beautiful place. The view is something we wish we could take with us back home! But we will be back!
Amazing stay in a spectacular location!
Diodati Villas is a boutique hotel located in a secluded hill, not far from the main town of Lefks. The location is superb, with breathtaking views of the island and across the bay, giving lots of privacy, and at the same time enough proximity to action. The hotel is small and simply perfect, decorated with a lot of personal care and style, and the private swimming pool was a special addition to our stay. The rooms are very clean and tidy, and have a very comfortable feel. The hotel is family run, and the service personal, courteous and wonderful. We were looked after at every moment, and we were made to feel like at (a luxurious) home. I travel in Greece every year and have stayed in countless hotels, but Diodate Villas was well beyond my expectations. I would recommend this hotel wholeheartedly to anyone waning to have a private, beautiful, truly Greek holiday!
The Loveliest Place in Lefkada
We visited Diodati Villas in early September. We were a group of 8 friends (4 couples) and we decided to book villa Aethra for our vacations this year! I had been there last year too so I knew the place was ideal for a large group! All the villas have got amazing sea views and its elevated location gives you the feeling that you will fly above the olive trees down to the water! All rooms are spacious and clean and our private pool with the sun beds and surrounding private space were ideal! Also during the night there is no better setting for a BBQ or having your mojito (with fresh mint directly from the garden) by the pool and underneath the stars!
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 ...
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- MP3 Dock
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Video Games
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Private Chef
- 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
- 160 m²
- En Suite to Master Bedroom - Bath with Shower
- En Suite to Twin Bedroom - Shower Enclosure
- WC in Villa - Toilet, On ground floor of villa
- En Suite to Double Bedroom - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
- Each bedroom has its own en suite private bathroom and there are two more off the lounge both in the villa and in the apartment
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed, Twin Bedroom in villa with private balcony
- Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Large Double in villa with en suite bathroom and balcony.
- Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Double Bedroom in Apartment
- Twin Beds - 2 Single Bed, Twin Beds in apartment
- Sofa Bed in Villa - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double Sofa Bed in Lounge area in Villa
- Master Bedroom with en suite bathroom plus a Twin Bedroom with en suite bathroom on the upper floor. Each bedroom has its own private balcony and there is a long balcony running along the front of the lower floor where one can enjoy the spectacular view down the valley to the village of Nikiana and all the way out to the Ionian Sea and beyond to the mainland. The lower floor has a comfortable seating area with a sofa that can be pulled out into a double bed if needed. Aethra Apartment is directly below the villa with its own private entrance. The apartment is very spacious with one Master Bedroom with a four poster bed and en suite bathroom and a very large open plan lounge-kitchen area with a double sofa bed or twin beds on request.
- Barbecue ...
- 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