Named after one of the three Graces, famous for her splendour and beauty and this elegant property with its fabulous grounds, pool and entertainment facilities perfectly encapsulates that ancient ideal.
A perfect property for a large family gathering or group of friends meeting a wide range of needs in luxurious surroundings.
Villa Aglaia is a magnificent stone country house situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the northern coast of Zakynthos. The property is on three air-conditioned levels, and the decor throughout is one of muted tones and soft linens.
The ground floor level has a large and elegant living room with comfortable sofas and armchairs set around a beautiful fireplace, with SAT TV and DVD. To one side of the room is an indoor dining area. There are French windows leading out to the garden. To the left of this room is a 2nd masterbedroom with super king size bed (that can also be made up as twin beds) with ensuite bathroom with shower. A hallway with elaborate staircase separates the more formal living room to the ‘family’ area of the house. To the right of the hallway is a beautiful country-style kitchen which is fully equipped including a full-size SMEG fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and electric range oven and hob. Next to the kitchen is a lovely family room with two comfortable sofas overlooking the garden. From the kitchen, doors lead out onto the splendid Tuscan-style ‘Loggia’ with its outdoor living area situated around an outdoor fireplace, with al-fresco dining area with full size gas barbecue and authentic wood burning stove. The Loggia also has outside speakers suitable for i-pods and atmospheric mood lighting to complete the perfect entertainment space.
On the upper level of the house are four bedrooms: A superb master bedroom with ensuite bathroom featuring rain shower and double sinks. This room has its own large, private veranda; in addition there are three further bedrooms each with twin beds and each with its own ensuite bathroom with shower.
The lowest level of the house has its own spacious self-contained annexe with open plan living/dining area with kitchen and a twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom. On this lower level there is also a fantastic playroom with plenty of sofas for lounging as well as flat screen TV, a large library of over 200 DVDs, table tennis, Wii for the older kids, and a range of toys,books and jigsaws for the under 10’s. Two extra guests can also be accommodated in the playroom. There is also WIFI throughout the property.
Outside steps lead from this level directly up to the outdoor dining/living area situated under the Loggia. Although the property is very child-friendly with everything that children might need (high chairs, cots, changing mats, booster seats, pool alarms, games and toys can all be requested), it has also been designed as a dream holiday property for adults. Wide sweeping marble steps lead to the pool terrace which features a very large mosaic-lined pool (13.5m x 6m) with a fleet of comfortable sun-loungers, a heated jacuzzi for 10, marble top bar and many chill-out zones throughout the garden including a wonderful large day bed with linen drapes located among the pine trees. Hammocks and hanging chairs drift among the olive and almond trees scented by rosemary and lavender underfoot. Tree lights and Moroccan lanterns add atmosphere in the evenings. There is also a Boules court and other outdoor games for the more active. The surrounding gardens are large and even include a private olive grove and orchard.
For guests requiring high levels of security, there are security gates, integrated burglar alarm and room safes. There is also daily cleaning during July and August. In the other months of the season, there is three times weekly cleaning.
Villa Aglaia is located in one of the most breathtaking areas of the Ionian Islands. The northern coast of Zakythos is very unspoilt with beautiful stone houses nestled amongst ancient olive groves, with cypress and pine-forested mountains, and crystal-clear coves and beaches. The nearest tavernas and local beach are about 8 mins drive away as is the small port of Aghios Nikolas. There is also a private club with sailing, windsurfing, tennis court and spa facilities a short drive away. Shops and small supermarkets are about a 15 min drive away in Katastari and Volimes. Villa Aglaia is a perfect property for a large family gathering or group of friends looking for a luxurious property where a range of needs has to be met – from the youngest to the oldest, from the active to those seeking total rest – Aglaia with its superb facilities ensures that all guests will experience a truly memorable holiday that will last them through the long, winter months ahead.
40%1 - 30 April
£ 2500/week1 - 28 May
£ 3300/week29 May - 2 July
£ 4800/week3 July - 27 Aug
£ 7950/week28 Aug - 1 Oct
£ 3600/week2 - 29 October
BookedChange over day - flexible
Minimum 7 nights