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Ploes Villas - above sandy beach, unique Ionian Sea view, close to Anc. Olympia - Sun Villa

Bedrooms 2
Space 721 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

The Space

Ploes Villas comprises of 3 fully independent villas on a lush hillside mediterranean garden with a majestic view of the Ionian Sea, Zante and Kefalonia islands and right above the sandy Leventochori beach. Amazing sunsets meet total relaxation in an atmosphere of natural serenity and peace, day and night.

All villas meet the standards of and are officially licensed by the Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT) - License No.: 0415K91000454601.

Each villa measures 67 m2, accommodates 4 persons and includes 2 bedrooms, one with a queen size double bed (1.60x2.00m) and one with 2 single beds (0.90x2.00m), a bathroom with shower, a spacious living room unified with a well equipped kitchen as well as front and back outdoor terraces with pergolas. Single beds can be joined seamlessly to form a king size double bed (1.80x2.00m) upon request, thus accommodating a two couple stay.

Each kitchen is equipped with refridgerator, compact kitchen/oven, small electric chopper, toast maker, electric juicer, filter coffee maker, electric kettle and adequate flatware, glassware and dinnerware.

Living rooms have a fireplace and a 32'' flatpane LG LED TV, with USB and HDMI connectivity.

Each bedroom and living room are equipped with their own, separate A/C unit.

Interior spaces have been kept as simple and open as possible, and decorated with discreet but playful handmade objects, complemented with a light, modern touch in furniture.

The main space (living room & kitchen) is connected to the ample front terrace where you can enjoy a panoramic sea view, mesmerizing sunsets and candle-lit dinners, while both bedrooms are adjacent to the back terrace, ideal for afternoon book reading or coffee. Front terraces are equipped with a cozy sunbed that used to travel the world on board of a cruise ship, a large wooden table and 4 chairs.

Surrounding the 3 villas is a shared, common green open space, meticulously taken care of, planted with fragrant mediterranean herbs and fruit trees and covered with soft green grass, ideal for a children's playground.

Access to Leventochori beach is only 2 min. on foot through a downhill path (which might be a mild but worthwhile uphill exercise when returning from the beach).

Guest Access

The villas are fully independent, each one with its own main entrance, private terraces and facilities. The spacious surrounding space (garden & lawn) is shared, common and plenty for all visitors, as is access to the beach. The beach below the villas is shared with a small and quiet hotel and almost half of its length is unoccupied, free space. You will find it to be a very peaceful and uncrowded place.

Guests that arrive by car can reach Ploes Villas through basically 2 different ways:

• If you are travelling along the Olympia Odos Motorway (Α8/9 or E55/56) over Patras, you must turn right on the traffic lights before the entrance to Pyrgos, following the sign towards "Skourohorion", and from there on "Ploes Villas" signs will lead you along the way.

• If you are travelling along the Eastern Peloponnese Motorway (A8 or E65) pass through the city of Pyrgos, following the signs for Katakolo. After Agios Ioannis village mind a "Ploes Villas" sign on your right. From then on, follow the "Ploes Villas" signs.

Nearest airports are Araxos International Airport (GPA) at 63 km and Kalamata International Airport (KLX) at 120km. Both airports are connected with many European cities through regular charter flights during the summer season.

Athens is 300 km away. Patras with its port is 100 km away.

Interaction with Guests

Hospitality is our thing! Panos and Eftychia are continuously on site throughout the summer season, living in a small, independent house adjacent to the middle villa. They are always available and glad to assist you with any kind of recommendation, tips on sight-seeing or arrangement for activities in the surrounding area. And if you feel like it, they'll happily share a local delicacy with you over a glass of wine.

The Neighborhood

We are located between Skafidia and Leventochori villages. Picturesque Katakolo village and port, amazing Mercouri Estate Vineyards & Winery, 10th century B.C. medieval Skafidia Monastery, great kiteboarding spot Agios Ilias, the city of Pyrgos, are a breath away.

Unique Ancient Olympia, Chlemoutsi medieval castle (Killini), Neda river waterfalls, and many more are within or less than an hour drive away.

Plenty of nightlife options are available at Katakolo village, Agios Andreas, Skafidia, Kourouta and more, all at a very close driving range.

Ask us for recommendations on local restaurants and taverns, as well as for info regarding all of the above!

Getting Around

Being located on a rural area, there is no public transport point close to the villas.

Taxi can be called anytime, upon prior notice.

Nearest car and motorcycle rental is in Katakolo village, we'll be happy to give you a lift there or arrange a vehicle delivery for you at our premises.

Nearest Bus Terminal with multiple daily connections to Athens and other major cities is in Pyrgos (12km).

Other Things to Note

Services Include:

• Cleaning and change of linen every three days

• Check-in time: 15.00 | Check-out time: 12.00 noon.

Late check-out subject to availability.

Discount provided for long stay (> 13 days) upon request.

Extra Guests (exceeding 4) unfortunately can not be accommodated currently, but we are working on it for the future!

Only exception is 1x extra child up to 2 years old, which is free of charge and sleeps on a child's crib, provided by us upon request.

More Details

Ploes Villas
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2018

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Skafidia in Elis

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 721 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Access to back terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Access to back terrace, single beds can form king size bed
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

No words could express the perfection of our stay!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we inquired to the moment we hugged good-bye, this family (property owners) exceeding all expectations of a perfect vacation. Being our first trip to Europe, and my dream come true to experience Greece, we required much direction and assistance. The owners were available at all times to answer questions before and during our visit. This family showered us with kindness, hospitality and courtesy. The accommodations were just as described, the land more beautiful than one could possibly imagine. The location of being at the Sea, yet minutes from the Mountains made it the perfect setting. I would recommend this spot to romantic couples wanting privacy and for families. This family assured we were happy, safe and even helped us repair a flat tire and assured we were taken care of at all times! We loved preparing our dinner to eat by the sea, we slept well with the comfortable bed, the Villa design was beautiful (Loved the windows!), and spacious. Swimming in the Ionian Sea and feeling nothing but soft sand under my feet, was a special treat! Walking the private beach under the Full Moon is a memory I will cherish forever. The 31/2 hour drive from Athens Airport was breath-taking! There are two routes and I would recommend driving both! TIP: if driving from Athens to Ploes Villas~ be prepared for tolls money (euros) before you leave Athens! One week was not enough, Ideally I would love to stay there at least two weeks to see more of the history and beauty of this area. Blessings of much gratitude to this family for sharing this sacred space. We hope to return in our life time.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pamela, We are so happy to hear we had a little hand in making your first time in Europe and Greece such a memorable experience! We really enjoyed having you here and we would love to see you again. You are always welcome! Love, Panos, Eftychia, Charalampos
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Sofia, Bulgaria

Perfect place, amazing view, very hospitable owner

  • 5 of 5

The villa we rented was extreamly good, very clean, cozy, very well maintained. It was equiped with all one could need for a relaxing holiday. The veiw from the veranda is amazing. Fantastic garden, the beach next to house is so close and well organized by the owners of the house, practically you feel like going on a private one.

The service the owners provided was excelent and their hospitability was incredible. They were available at any moment to solve any problem or to answer any question we could have.

Dear Panos and Eftihia,

Thank you for all the nice moments you gave us during our stay in Ploes villa. We hope we see each other again next year.


  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing and unforgettable stay at Ploes villa!

  • 5 of 5

We are a Canadian family with 3 young children and we spent the very first week of our 4-week trip to Greece in this great villa and setting (after spending a few days in Athens). We could not have chosen a better spot to relax: this is paradise! A beautiful villa with a private beach on the Ionian Sea with a view that we will never forget. Nor will we ever forget the owners, Panos and his kind wife, who greeted us and treated us all like we were family (home-made jam in the fridge, bread, pastries and fresh fruit in the morning, treats for the kids, etc.). We had the privilege of celebrating Panos' birthday the evening we arrived, along with their best friends. Greek food, Greek music, Greek hospitality at its best! We will never forget our evening under the stars with them. We had chosen this villa to be close to ancient Olympia and we could not have chosen better! Hopefully, we will be back one day. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone wishing to spend quality time in Greece with their own private beach ( the best and most beautiful beach we swam in during our month in Greece). It is truly an amazing spot! Thank you so much to both of you. Hugs and kisses from Canada.

Renee, Patrick, Laurent, Beatrice and Penelope

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Renee, Patrick, Laurent, Beatrice and Penelope, Thank you so much for your kind words! We were so happy to meet you and have you here, and you will all be dearly missed! (Well, you know we will always have a soft spot for little Penelope :) ). It would honestly be a pleasure for us to have you back here anytime in the future and a share a great time again! Take care Love and kisses from sunny Skafidia Panos, Eftichia
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Erg goed

  • 5 of 5

Fantastisch uitzicht, mooi huisje. Op 3 minuten lopen naar privé strand met ligstoelen en parasol. Bij huisje kan je vortballen met uitzicht naar eiland Zakyntos. Eigenaren ontzettend vriendelijk en lief, organiseerden zelfs een barbeque. Kinderen kregen cadeau. Eigenaren zijn niet opdringerig. Voor ons krijgen de eigenaren en het huisje een 10!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tolles Ferienhaus mit traumhafter Aussicht

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben zwei Wochen in diesem tollen Ferienhaus verbracht.

Beschreibung und Fotos des Ferienhauses sind absolut zutreffend!

Die traumhafte Aussicht von unserer Terrasse hat uns immer wieder beeindruckt. Garten und Außenanlagen sind sehr gepflegt und mit Liebe zum Detail gestaltet.

Zum Strand gelangt man schnell über einen Weg mit etwa 90 Stufen.

Meer und Strand sind sehr sauber. Der flach abfallende Sandstrand ist auch für kleinere Kinder gut geeignet. Für jede Villa steht ein großer Sonnenschirm mit Liegen zur Verfügung. Der Strand wird auch vom benachbarten Hotel genutzt, ist aber niemals überlaufen! Der Hotelbetrieb war in keiner Weise störend.

Ein sehr großer Supermarkt am Stadtrand von Pyrgos ist mit dem Auto in etwa 10 Minuten zu erreichen. Kleine Supermärkte sind auch in den Nachbarorten vorhanden.

Im Umkreis von wenigen Autominuten gab es mehrere empfehlenswerte Tavernen.

Nach Olympia fährt man etwa eine knappe halbe Stunde.

Die Vermieter Panos und Eftichia waren äußerst zuvorkommend und standen als Ansprechpartner immer zur Verfügung. Mehrfach wurden wir mit kleinen Aufmerksamkeiten wie Selbstgebackenem oder Obst und Gemüse aus dem Garten verwöhnt.

An unserem letzten Abend wurden wir zu einem Fest mit Freunden und Verwandten der Vermieter eingeladen und haben den geselligen Abend bei Gesang und leckerem Essen sehr genossen.

Danke für alles, wir kommen wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Antje und Sebastian, Vielen Dank für eure netten Worte und für die genaue Bewertung! Bei uns seid ihr immer willkommen und wir sind froh euch hier jederzeit wieder zu haben! Liebe Grüße aus der sonnigen Skafidia, Panos, Eftichia
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Archaeological Museum at Ancient Olympia
The Archaeological Museum of one of the most historic archaeological sites in the world: Anc...
Hike through the forest to the refreshing waterfalls !
Chlemoutsi medieval Castle
Nearest Airport
63 Kilometres
Araxos International Airport (GPA)
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Sol y Mar Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Patras Port
Nearest Golf
110 Kilometres
Pilos (Costa Navarino Golf Course)
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Katakolo (train to Ancient Olympia)
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Kilometres
Olympia Odos Motorway (Α8/9 or E55/56)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
"Machi's Tavern", Skourochori village
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Leventochori beach (on site)
Car: recommended