Chateau / Country House, 9 Bedrooms, 9.5 Baths, (Sleeps 20+)
- english, french, greek
About Demetrie Comnas
Demetrie is a retired banking executive, having spent 25 years in Corporate Finance with the Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) in New York and London. He is currently a Senior Partner of The Principia Group, a London based management consulting firm that specializes in strategy execution. He is also the Founding Partner of The UpSkill Group, a consortium of professional development firms that specializes in corporate finance, risk management, investment banking and consultative selling. He and his wife, Ann, live in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Demetrie Comnas purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1970
Why Demetrie Comnas chose Epidavros
Perfect for families and groups on retreat, lots to see and do both on the estate and nearby, luxury and simplicity with real privacy, close to the sea, ancient ruins, nearby accessible islands and much more.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
This is a speacial place for restoring one's health, sense of well-being, vitality, tranquility, imagination, creativity, strength, patience and faith.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
The farm animals fascinate adults and kids alike
Max guests:25 (sleeps up to 25 adults)
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
perfect family holiday villa
Beautifully situated with great views. Large rooms including large kitchen completely equipped for serving large numbers of guests(we were 22).Big swimming pool in pleasant surroundings. Excellent service from housekeeper/caretaker/cook Monika who dealt with any problems immediately.
Luxury villa perfect for family holiday
We loved staying at this beautiful place for a relaxing holiday. The house feels new and very well maintained with the pool being the highlight of course.
We absolutely enjoyed having the wonderful Monica and Alina cooking for us for the entire stay which was a great treat and made our vacation a real holiday (the moussaka is highly recommended!).
The villa is very secluded in the heart of a huge estate so it takes a good 10 minutes on a bumpy dirt road to leave the place and another 10 minutes drive to the nearest village but the Hellas beach is well worth the drive.
We highly recommend the place and would definitely love to go back!
A truly spectacular villa with all the amenities one could wish for in a wonderful location. We were very happy here. Monika and her assistant who did the cooking for us were especially good.
Luxory and privacy
This is indeed a magnificent property amidst a large, well-kept estate. You see only mountains and olives in a 360 panoramic vista. The house is big, the rooms are large, the decor pleasant, the furnishing comfortable, the large pool fantastic for swimming and playing. We were a large group: 8 children (5-11 years) and 11 adults and we diodn't feel at all cramped and we all had plenty of privacy as well as opportunity to be all together.
Access to the property is a short drive on a narrow mountain road and within 10-15 minutes you can be in Ancient Epidavros for boating, swimming, shopping etc. But who wants to leave, actually? On the estate you can go for walks and find magnificent vistas over the bay and islands; you can watch farm animals and you can relax in the privacy of the house and the pool. And at night the sky sparkles and you can see the Milky Way. MIld, warm nights, with a little breeze to cool off the heat of the day -- and not mosquitoes or other bugs to bother. Skinny dipping in the pool at dawn or at night. Pure delight.
We did a few excursions -- Mycanae and Nafplion are very close and well worth a visit. Seeing a show int eh Ancient theatre of Epidavros is also a lifetime experience. Boating is of course a must if you are near the sea in Greece! And we had a fantastic day out on a boat to uninhabited islands and beaches with a great bbq lunch with Yakoumis Yachting from Ancient Epidavros port.
We received excellent instructions for arrival from Athens airport from Demetrie. All of use arrived without any hassle -- in four different groups, some after dark, quite late.
One of the best things was Monika, the housekeeper. She is fantastic. Cheerful, an excellent cook, a fountain of knowledge about everything you might need and extremely willing and helpful. We celebrated my 60th birthday there with a dinner -- with 4 more adults joining -- and Monika and her assistant made the most beautiful arrangement / dinner table and cooked up a veritable feast: lamb, chicken, vegetables, mustard potato, salad, and God knows what else. All wonderfully tasty and traditional Greek. She also prepared breakfast (with delicious fresh orange juice from local orchids which the kids announced to be their favourite appetizer) and dinner every day with leftovers for lunch. It was fantastic to have a week without having to do much in the kitchen! In short, do NOT hesitate to book Monika's services. You won't regret it! 5+ stars overall.
Simply put, this property and staff are absolutely amazing and are in a gorgeous setting! We stayed as a large family group - 5 adult couples and 7 children traveling from 3 different countries - and could not have had a better experience. We hired sweet Monikka (the cook) which was an excellent choice as she did all our grocery shopping as well as making breakfast and dinner each day. The food was very tasty! The house is spacious and clean with a large outdoor stone patio that we pretty much lived on while we were there! The pool is larger than it appears in pictures and everyone enjoyed it each evening after our days' adventures. We all had rental cars and traveled to local sites each day for brief explorations. We especially enjoyed trips to Nafplia (hiking the old fortress), Tolo beach (great beach for kids), and the boat cruise to 2 local islands from Tolo. The house is WAY out in the country and we felt completely safe during our time. The owner responded quickly to any questions and was very easy to work with - we would definitely stay here again! It was a delight!
A week with friends.
Amazing property with spectacular views. Very well maintained, with everything you need. I would definitely go back to the house.
Bring your own horse to board and ride the extensive estate trails, several of Greece's most important ancient sites are nearby, as well as numerous castles, monasteries and gorgeous beaches. Some well-known Greek islands are easily accessible by water taxi.