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Stone Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views. EOT registered 0428K10000444201



Updated: 15-Jun-2016
Villa in Askos, Agios Nicolaos, Zakinthos - Secluded, Peaceful Location

An elegant traditional stone villa in the unspoiled northern mountains of Zakynthos, Paliostafitha is set in an acre and a half of land with splendid, uninterrupted views of the sweeping coastline of the Ionian Sea and the wooded valleys below the villa. The property is not overlooked and enjoys uninterrupted peace and quiet. The tiny port of Aghios Nicolaos with its tavernas and beach is only 5 minutes away. Outside there are large and airy wide terraces and shaded garden, beautiful and colourfully planted and now well established, and a stunningly situated infinity swimming pool. This superb villa is the perfect family house for relaxed, easy summer living. The villa, pool, gardens and view will ensure unforgettable memories for you, your family and friends.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband, Lance and I visited the island for the first time in 2013 and were completely captivated by the rural charm, amazing light and friendly people. We were so lucky to have the opportunity to buy Paliostafitha and are really looking forward to sharing it with our guests. As this will be our second home we are making it as comfortable and luxurious as possible with everything that we would want and we hope that you will enjoy the improvements that we have made. A full range of outdoor furniture offers the chance to sunbathe or read a book by the pool or swing in the hammock beneath the old olive trees. Alternatively, sink into the rattan chairs to enjoy a glass of wine. The choice is yours!

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a fantastic half term week and villa and weather were perfect for children. A wonderful first visit.
May 2015
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This is a gem. It is set up the hill from pretty little harbour and you have fabulous views from the terrace and even when you are swimming in the infinity pool. The pool is heated, which was a treat ... Others we met at other villas were not as lucky!

The house is well equipped but don't eat in too often as there are excellent tavernas by the harbour and along the coastline, which are reasonably priced. We were tempted to do a "Shirley Valentine" and stay forever. If you are looking for a villa in Zakinthos, look no further - you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is one fantastic holiday home. We love that it is fairly recently built but has the look of a traditional Greek farmhouse but with all mod cons (flyscreens, (almost) silent air-conditioning, ice machine fridge etc). We love it so much that we have now visited three times. Each time it is harder to tear ourselves away. The views are simply breath-taking and the air is so fresh you feel it is like a drink. It is in the more remote North part of the island where it is like time has stood still for the past 40 years. Locals are so friendly and restaurants still offer free local dishes, homemade desserts and drinks. Coming from London one forgets what real silence is like - only tinkling goat bells, the sound of the wind in the olive trees and the cry of a circling hunting bird. Life here is so relaxed. The only decisions are whether to stay at "home" and have a bbq or go to one of several very good and very cheap restaurants within a 10 minute drive. Many restaurants offer a collection service to and from their restaurant. Perhaps one of our favourites was the "Shirley Valentine" type beach-side restaurant La Storia down at the port or the charming home-cooking of the little cafe just above "secret beach" on the other side of the harbour. We love taking a boat trip out to the famous "blue caves" and swimming in private coves discovering hidden caves where the water is phosphorescent. Driving is a real pleasure with almost no other vehicles; the only concern is bumping into a goat herd! Time has stood still here - it is just a shame that the holidays don't go at the same pace! We cannot wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We visited the island for a short break during the summer of 2013 and heard that Paliostafitha was coming on to the market. The house and garden offered everything we were looking for and we are really excited about spending more time out there and offering our guests a memorable holiday in this charming part of the island. If you are seeking a lively clubbing night life this is not for you, but if you enjoy the wonderful variety of tavernas, relaxing by the pool or in the shaded garden and trips to Shipwreck Bay or the Blue Caves, this is the perfect base.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Zante at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Agios Nikolas at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Agios Nikolas at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Askos at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Agios Nikolas at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary


The little port of Aghios Nicolaos is just 5 mins drive away which has a beach. Alykes is further away but offers long beaches with lots of water sports. You can also take a boat trip that goes to the famous ship wreck bay, and also the blue caves. We can arrange boat hire, either self-drive or with a skipper.


Zakynthos airport and mainland ferry terminal is 40 mins drive away. Ferry to Cephalonia five min drive.


The village of Volimes is a 15 min drive away, which sells local pottery and lace items. The famous Peligoni club is 5 min drive away which has water sports and sailing. The port of Agios Nicolas with ferry to Cephalonia is 5 min away. The port has various tavenas and bars overlooking the port and beach, spectacular art bar, internet cafe etc. The beautifully positioned Windmill restaurant and stone park (animals and geology) are within walking distance.

Further Details:

Zakynthos town which is 50 mins drive away, is a thriving, charmingly chaotic place to visit, good shops, restaurants, churches and museums. The town has a good night life and outside cinema. You can explore the lush green mountains; spring is an especially pretty time to visit the island as all the wild flowers are blooming, the views are stunning. There are many varied tavernas but all with spectacular views to visit along the coast. You can also visit the turtle breeding sanctuaries or the famous Ship Wreck cove. Baby sitting is also available.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A 25% non returnable deposit on booking. The next 75% 8 weeks before departure. There is a £250 refundable damage deposit.

Changeover Day:
During July and August the change over day is Sunday. All other bookings are flexible.

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Updated: 15-Jun-2016
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From the Owner

Paliostafitha is blessed by the most amazing location, high enough to enjoy the cooling breezes with panoramic views of the sea and the island. It is five minutes away from the local fishing village and the Pelegoni club, and a short distance away from many local tavernas. The mature garden offers peace and solitude and is not overlooked. The house is spacious enough for large parties and the pool is well situated with fantastic views and shaded terraces nearby. It is heated and has a child-proof cover. The house has satellite internet, European lavatory plumbing, air-conditioning and mosquito blinds.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 240 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 with en-suite. Bedroom 3 with en-suite. Further 2 bathrooms, 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs with wet room showers and WC.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is downstairs, super kingsize bed, private terrace Other 3 bedrooms, upstairs Bedroom 2, kingsize bed and private terrace Bedroom 3 and 4 with twin beds and sea views All bedrooms have a/c, egyptian cotton sheets and insect window blinds.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Four double rooms, includes one super king size bed and one king size. All benefit from amazing views of the sea or garden. The bathrooms all have fully flushing lavatories which take paper! Outside: The infinity pool is 10x5m (please note it is not suitable for children without adult supervision). The pool has a hard cover (childproof) which extends the swimming season, also new for 2015 heating. Outside barbecue & table tennis; large shaded terraces with sun loungers and alfresco dining areas. A quiet area with a hammock and large rattan sunlounger under the shade of olive trees makes for perfect relaxation. The mature and extensive garden is beautifully landscaped and set among olive, almond and fig trees. Ample off road parking for several cars. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels (including beach towels) are provided on a weekly basis (more often if required). Mid-week clean is included. Cooking services can also be provided. Other: Large open terrace with dining table under shade with views of the sea and mountains. Spacious terraces lead to large infinity pool and all areas of the property. Shaded al fresco eating area, large built in bbq, outdoor table tennis, hammock etc

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