Contemporary style villa with private infinity pool, fabulous views, luxurious decor and many artistic touches.
Contemporary style villa with private infinity pool, fabulous views, luxurious decor and many artistic touches.
Villa Apollon commands the ‘view of the gods’ from its hillside position above Salandi Bay right out across a seemingly infinite view of the sea. This contemporary style villa has been beautifully designed with huge glass windows, precise stone-work harmonising with softly-sculptured cement features combining the best of traditional and contemporary Greek building techniques.
The property is on three levels. The ground floor level has a light and airy open plan room with huge glass doors that slide back maximising on the sensational views. There is a living area, elegant dining area and very stylish and well-appointed kitchen. Decor and furnishings throughout are comfortable, modern and stylish with artistic touches that add colour and joy to the house.
On the upper level are two very comfortable bedrooms. The master bedroom has a super king-size bed (1m80 x 2m) and ensuite bathroom with shower. The 2nd bedroom is a double/twin bedroom (also super king-size if double) with its own ensuite bathroom with shower. Both rooms have floor to ceiling glass doors and from the bed guests can look right out over Salandi Bay. All bathrooms feature the technique of ‘tsimentagonia’ – or softly sculpted concrete – which has been used to great effect.
On the lowest level of the villa is a large bedroom with double bed and single bed. There is also a separate lounge/playroom on this level with TV, DVD and divan beds for 2 extra guests. In between these rooms is a bathroom with shower. These rooms have doors that lead out to a lovely patio and garden with a table and chairs.
Apollon is very well equipped with air-conditioning that can be controlled from every room; there are ceiling fans, a TV in each bedroom, TV and DVD in the playroom, dishwasher and washing machine as well as WIFI.
The grounds of Villa Apollon have been beautifully designed with lawns where children can play under the shade of large olive and carob trees. A meditative place to sit and take in the stillness and beauty of the surroundings is from the sculptured steps that rise from the house up into the hill and have a seemingly endless view over the pool and bay. There is a lovely outdoor dining area with large barbecue, and at the heart of the property is a stunning infinity swimming pool with sun loungers and large umbrella.
From the villa, a track leads down approx. 600m to a secluded cove with beach and crystal clear water. There is an excellent taverna on Salandi Bay about a 15 min walk away which is open daily during the main part of the season and at weekends at other times. The traditional village of Didima with shops and tavernas set in the hills above Salandi is about 10 mins drive away, and the pretty fishing village of Kilada is about 15 mins drive away.
The cosmopolitan marina town of Porto Heli is about 25kms distance where there is a larger variety of shops, supermarkets, tavernas and cafes. Porto Heli is also well-known for its watersports facilities which include water skiing, windsurfing and dinghy sailing. There are also boats for hire. For guests who enjoy historical and cultural excursions, the important archaeological sites of Epidavros, Mycenae and Ancient Corinth are all with easy driving distance as is the Venetian town of Nafplion. From Kosta harbour or Porto Heli, the island of Spetses with its upmarket restaurants, cafes and shops is just 10 mins across the bay by water taxi or Flying Dolphin.
For artistic and design-conscious guests seeking a tranquil place to unwind and relax after a long year, Apollon with its magnificent views and luxurious detailing is an ideal choice.
'The view of the gods' - Apollon commands a magnificent vantage point with panoramic sea views, infinity swimming pool and easy proximity to a secluded beach and excellent taverna. This is an ultra-stylish, modern villa that is perfect for the design-conscious guest.
Villa Apollon can be rented separately or with neighbouring villa - Artemis.
Prices below based on 6 guests. Two extra guests can be accommodated at Euro 30/night per person.
EOT licence: MHTE 1245K91000381801
Gallagher Family arrived 2 October 2021
We would like to thank everyone at Pretty Greek Villas and the owners of Villa Apollon for an incredible holiday. The service you have offered has been outstanding particularly during a very challenging time. We would certainly consider booking with you again. I have already been looking at villas on your site !
Ben & Family arrived 17 July 2021
We've had a wonderful week here.
Loek, Family & Friends arrived 10 July 2021
Dream Villas in the Peloponnese
Rented the villas Artemis and Apollon in July 2021 with 2 families through Pretty Greek Villas. In advance we received extensive information about our destination, including directions and all things worth knowing about the area. After the warm welcome and tour by owner Spiros and his wife Sophia, our (high) expectations turned out to be fully realized. Two dream villas, perfectly furnished on every point you can think of, with a lovely terrace, outdoor kitchen, garden, swimming pool and a view you can't get enough of. The refrigerator turned out to be filled with various bottles of water, beer and a bottle of wine. The fruit bowl was richly filled with delicious fruit, there was fresh bread and a nice bottle of olive oil from the region.
The quiet location of the villas ensured that we woke up every morning to the sound of the crickets. In the town of Didima, a 15-minute drive by car, we bought freshly baked bread at bakery Kostas every day. And in Kranadi, a 25-minute drive away, we found several larger supermarkets. The cozy and fashionable Porto Heli is about 35 minutes from the villas.
Several pebble beaches can be found in the immediate vicinity of the villas. In our opinion, the nicest beach was at the local Taverna Costa Bianca, where you can also eat well for a reasonable price.
We had an unforgettable week in both villas and we heartily recommend both the PGV travel organization and both villas. PGV and owner Spiros responded very quickly when we needed a doctor in the evening on one of the days. Spiros drove one of our children himself to the (24-hour) medical center in Kranidi where the doctor on duty ensured adequate treatment. When saying goodbye, Spiros and Sophia surprised us with a nice memory of the Villas.
Droom Villas in de Peloponnesos
Met 2 gezinnen in juli 2021 de villas Artemis en Apollon gehuurd via Pretty Greek Villas. Vooraf ontvingen we uitgebreide informatie over onze bestemming inclusief routebeschrijving en alle wetenswaardigheden over de omgeving. Na de hartelijke ontvangst en rondleiding door eigenaar Spiros en zijn vrouw Sophia bleken onze (hoge) verwachtingen volledig bewaarheid geworden. Twee droomvillaâ€™s, op werkelijk alle punten die je kan bedenken perfect ingericht, met een heerlijke terras, buitenkeuken, tuin, zwembad en een uitzicht waar je geen genoeg van kunt krijgen. De ijskast bleek gevuld te zijn met o.a. diverse flessen water, bier en een fles wijn. De fruitschaal was rijkelijk gevuld met heerlijk fruit, er was vers brood en een mooie fles met olijfolie uit de streek.
De rustige ligging van de villas zorgde er voor dat we elke ochtend wakker werden met het geluid van de krekels. In het, op een klein kwartier rijden met de auto, plaatsje Didima kochten we bij bakker Kostas dagelijks vers gebakken brood. En in Kranadi, op ruim 25 minuten rijden, vonden we diverse grotere supermarkten. Het gezellige en mondaine Porto Cheli ligt op ongeveer 35 minuten van de villaâ€™s.
In de directe omgeving van de villaâ€™s zijn diverse kiezelstranden te vinden. Het leukste strandje lag wat ons betreft bij de lokale Taverna Costa Bianca, waar je ook prima kan eten voor een redelijke prijs.
We hebben met elkaar een onvergetelijke week gehad in de beide villaâ€™s en bevelen zowel de reisorganisatie PGV als beide villasâ€™s van harte aan. PGV en eigenaar Spiros reageerden heel snel toen we op Ã©Ã©n van de dagen sâ€™avonds een dokter nodige hadden. Spiros reed Ã©Ã©n van onze kinderen zelf naar het (24 -uurs) medisch centrum in Kranidi waar de dienstdoende arts zorgde voor een adequate behandeling. Bij het afscheid verraste Spiros en Sophia ons nog met een leuke herinnering aan de Villas.
Alexia W. arrived 6 August 2020
Thank you for your email. We had a wonderful time in Villa Apollon! It was the perfect escape for us and hope to return soon!
Sarah F. arrived 27 July 2020
We would love to stay in touch. Itâ€™s been a pleasure dealing with your company and we very much admired your stance on not demanding the remainder of our payment until flights had started landing from the UK. On that alone we would have asked you to transfer our deposit to a property for next year. It was also very easy to organise the second villa from my brothers family in full confidence that you could locate a property nearby.
Our villa was really lovely, every aspect just perfect. It was fabulous and we shall use you again.
Judith D. arrived 14th Sept 2019
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Villa Apollon last week – the villa is charming and well equipped and Spiros and Sophia were delightful hosts. We truly did not want to leave!
Madalina M. arrived 31th Aug 2019
We had great time in Greece. It was first time for us in Peloponese.
We like to discover different part of Greece and because of this reason we chose Peloponese. It was a surprise for us. The house and the view were beautiful. I can say the house was one of the most beautiful we ever stayed in Greece. The hosts were very nice and helpful. In fact we communicate with Spiros in my language. This was a good surprise... We discovered Hydra . The most beautiful island we have ever seen. We also visited Napflio, Ermioni and Sparta.
But out holiday was beautiful and finished too soon...
For sure will come back....
Thank you very much for everything
Amanda B. arrived 24th Aug 2019
We loved our stay at Villa Apollon and Sophia and Spiros were just
delightful, what a wonderfully quiet and sun touristy part of Greece, so beautiful. Can't think of anything we didnt like at all!
Alan I. arrived 10th Aug 2019
We had a fantastic stay at Apollon, a truly wonderful holiday!!
Charlotte J. arrived 20th Oct 2018
We had an amazing week in the Peloponnese. The villa was sensational- probably one of the best we have ever stayed in- and lots of lovely gifts ( a cake, olive oil, tomatoes, pomegranates) from Sofia and Spiros on our arrival. It was very quiet- and Salanti Bay was one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. We swam every day (despite it being nearly November the sea was warm. The kids loved the pool too). The beaches are really exceptionally beautiful and deserted at this time of year. The weather was mixed but much warmer than England and we had three good days of sun. The taverna was shut- but the villa was so nice that we preferred to stay in and play games. It felt quite remote and Didyma was a bit underwhelming but everywhere else we went was fabulous: Epidaurus, Napoleon, Porto Heli. Even off season there was so much to do. But the Peloponnese remains one of the great unspoilt regions of Greece. We would definitely revisit this area and use Pretty Greek villas again. Everything from booking to car hire and information provided was great. And the standard of properties is exceptional. We had an amazing holiday and the villa was incredible. Thanks for
looking after us so well
Sue L. arrived 09th Sept 2018
Staying at Apollon was a wonderful experience. The view of course is outstanding and the quality and cleanliness of the villa itself was perfect. The welcome cake and goodies were such a homely and generous touch and much appreciated. I can't think of any way that the owners could improve our experience. The change of towels and bedding midweek was much appreciated.
Please do thank owners because they were absolutely great.
Looking forward to booking with Pretty Greek again in the future.
Amanda McL. arrived 25th Aug 2018
Many thanks for all your help with the arrangements for our holiday which is much appreciated. Thank you also for the information details about Villa Apollon and for your help in making our holiday at Villa Apollon such a success. It is a fabulous place.
Everything ran so smoothly from the moment we arrived in Athens airport to be met by Vassilis to our car delivery back to the airport at the end of the holiday. We loved our brief stay at the St George Lycabettus and appreciated your recommendation and also the delivery of our hire car to the hotel. Fiona had a very relaxed journey to the airport with Kostas.
Thank you to you all at Pretty Greek Villas for all your hard work behind the scenes and for making our holiday so relaxed and emjoyable.
With best wishes.
Mark L. arrived 18th Aug 2018
We so enjoyed our stay at the Villa Apollon and wished it could have been for longer..... next year maybe.!!!
We have been very impressed with your company and it has been a pleasure dealing with you. Also the family who owned the villa were lovely... please convey our thanks..
We will start looking forward to booking with you again...
Camilla Ch. arrived 11th Aug 2018
We loved staying at Villa Apollon because the views were stunning and the villa was clean, functional and air-conditioned ! Really lovely part of the Pelopennese and the people were all so very lovely at the nearby taverna and shops . It was a great experience overall !
The hosts/hostess - Sophie and Spiros were really helpful despite their lack of English and the food / water left for us were very much
appreciated especially after such a long day for us getting to the villa. Excellent Nespresso maching and one for making frothy milk. Outside dinning area was really nice and shaded. Very nice toiletries which was unexpected. The change over with cleaning in the middle of the week was great.
Especially with fresh towels and cleaning of the bathrooms. Excellent job!
PGV team was very helpful and flexible when I first booked the
villa and with queries, so please keep that liaison up even after we have paid for the villa. Local suggestions of which towns to visit was
Liesbeth L. arrived 4th Aug 2018
The house is superb and the warm welcome with cake and attentions in the fridge was very much appriciated.
The swimming pool was great, the outdoor kitchen with BBQ was used very often and is also real added value to the house.
thanks a lot
Sophie D. arrived 14th July 2018
We enjoyed our stay very much.
Thank you for the excellent service!
Geoff C. arrived 7th July 2018
Just wanted to say that, having arrived yesterday, Villa Apollon is
Jennifer I. arrived 16th June 2018
We had a wonderful time at Villa Appolon in June. The house and
setting were spectacular. Everything was perfect!
Sarah Pr. arrived 4th June 2018
We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Apollon and we thought it was a
very high standard. The rooms and bathrooms were extremely clean and comfortable and the outside area with lovely swimming pool was wonderful.
Thank you very much for organising the holiday and please pass on our thanks to Spiros.
Victoria L. B. arrived 28th May 2018
We had a great time. Excellent accommodation and wonderful views.
Please thank the owners for accommodating the two extra people. We all had a memorable time.
Sam M. arrived 15th May 2018
Thanks again for everything you have done for us, particularly with helping and agreeing another holiday after I was ill and had to cancel the first one! This truly was a fabulously relaxing break.
Felix R. arrived 8th Oct 2017
We are back in France after our Greek holiday.
We had a great time.
Felix and Sue.
Adam Br. arrived 24th Sept 2017
Our stay at Apollon was really lovely indeed, we will certainly return in future. The overall experience was overwhelmingly positive. Sofia and Spiros were magnificent hosts and Apollon was better than I had hoped, more spacious than appears on pictures and really well stocked and furnished. Further, to provide Sounds of the Sea for our departure day (due to a late flight from Athens) when there was no obligation to do so was generous and kind beyond expectation.
The communication between PGV and myself and information provided prior to arrival was also very good. Many thanks for a great holiday.
& Ursula, Quinn, David, Jane, Faith, Mike
Yvonne H. K. arrived 10th Sept 2017
We had a fabulous week at Villa Apollon - it all worked very well and
Spiros was a star - very responsive and helpful. Villa was just right for the 6 of us.
Martin P. S. arrived 19th Aug 2017
Just a quick email to let you know that we had a fabulous time at
Villa Apollon. Tanks for all your help in arranging it.
Ruudje D. arrived 5th Aug 2017
Also on behalf of my wife Ruudje we thank you for our pleasant stay atthe villa at Costa Bianca last August.
Remco & Ruudje
Kate Gl. arrived 22th July 2017
Our ten days staying at Villa Apollon can only be described as idyllic. Situated near the top of a hill the view is breathtaking -
looking out over a bright blue sea and misty mountains with the charming harbour of Kilada just visible in the distance. The villa itself is absolutely fabulous - very modern but traditional at the same time. Everything works beautifully, from the powerful showers to the air-conditioning and the very well equipped kitchen. The house is full of light and feels spacious - there was plenty of room for us and our four children - aged 10 to 17. The infinity pool was an endless source of entertainment and pleasure- especially when it lit up for nighttime swimming! The outdoor eating and cooking area was fully utilised though we didnt get round to using the outdoor cinema screen!!
At first the area seemed very quiet but we soon realised what a
wonderful base it was for exploring. We had a day out on the gorgeous island of Hydra (jumping of the high rocks by the beautiful harbour is highly recommended) and then on Spetses (very pretty, though very busy in July) - the ferry for both was only half hours drive away and the ferry rides not much longer. Porto Heli was only twenty minuets away with its supermarkets and water sports, nearby Krandini has a lovely selection of smaller food shops and bars, Kilada has lots of tavernas and the amazing ancient amphitheatre of Epidavros provided culture! Just visible from the villa (lit up at night) is a huge cave where neolithic remains have been found - well worth a visit, even teenagers were impressed!
But really we didn t need to venture far from the villa because at
the bottom of the hill are a whole succession of beautiful white pebbled beaches, mostly deserted! It only takes ten minuets to walk to them and we spent many happy hours swimming in the crystal clear water, snorkelling and watching hundreds of amazing fish, as well as shell collecting. When we tired of our own company we walked to the tavern (a twenty minute walk from the villa) which has its own beautiful beach with a jetty and umbrellas and which serves fantastic local food.
The tavern staff were so welcoming, we had great fun chatting to the very friendly locals. Spiros and Sophia were wonderful hosts, they were so helpful with everything and Sophia provided a delicious cake on our arrival together with a kitchen full of essentials (like wine and tonic and lemons!) At the end of our ten days we felt like we had had a truly wonderful holiday and we were very sad to say goodbye.
Thank you once again for all your help in giving us such a great ten days,
Emily St. arrived 8th July 2017
We had a lovely time at Apollon. It is a very special villa in a beautiful place. It is hard to think of anything that could be improved. The hosts were very welcoming and we loved the two cakes she baked for us. That was a great touch. The house was beautifully appointed and very clean and the pool is beautiful. It would have been great to have a toaster in the house. We loved our stay there and we would certainly recommend you to friends of ours and we will also consider using you again ourselves in the future.
Tara Th. arrived 30th June 2017
We absolutely loved our villa and the holiday as a whole.
Many thanks for all your help.
Joel C. arrived 22th June 2017
Sofia and Spiros were ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!, We were treated like family from the moment we arrived. The house was awesome and we cannot say enough great things about our experience.
Charlotte H. arrived 8th June 2017
A huge thank you to yourselves and Sofia from Apollon. Apollon is the most beautiful and comfortable place we have ever had the privilege to stay at. The view was breathtaking and the place is completely away from it all, so other than the bread man coming around we never even heard a car, it is so peaceful and relaxing. There was plenty nearby to explore and we had a few lovely trips out to local places and the islands, but it was very hard to tear oneself away from the beauty and comfort of the place. The villa itself is exceptional, from the overall simple clean design to the beautiful personal finishing touches, everything has been thought of and finished with love, making it so comfortable, we really didn't want to go home (which we normally do!). Other than the obvious view and salt water pool, a few other things we miss are the wonderful fluffy soft thick bathroom towels, lovely crisp sheets, the Siberian goose down pillows and definitely not forgetting the delicious home made
cake for our little boy and olive oil and wine for us! The place is
truly idyllic and a huge thank you to Sofia and her husband for all the
love she/they have clearly put into this place, it has definitely been
our best ever family holiday (which I was not expecting with a 4 yr old
and 4 month old) and we certainly hope to be able to return. Thank you again, this is a very special place indeed and we had a truly wonderful holiday.
We would highly recommend yourselves and Apollon or Artemis villa to anyone. Thank you so very much, truly idyllic.
Charlotte S. arrived 17th May 2017
We had a lovely time. The villa is absolutely stunning, they
have thought of everything, it was so well equipped! We will definitely use Pretty Greek Villas again, the process and information given throughout booking and for our arrival and the local area was great. Thank you.
Jennifer Q. arrived 13th Sept 2016
We were at Apollon in mid September and we were very impressed with the villa and the owner. Everything we needed was there and more! We were left fruit,wine and oil as well as milk bread. It was very clean.
The owner Sofia was charming.
The villa really lived up to its description.
Alison S. arrived 28th Aug 2016
We had a really excellent holiday and would very much like to use your services again.
Judit T. arrived 11th Aug 2016
We had a wonderful vacation! The villa was great, more beautiful than in the picture very stylish and with all the things that one need for a family vacation.
The view is magnificent! Sofia was a generous host with all the grocery she brought to the villa.
We will love to use your services again in the future.
Thank you very much!
Catherine Sh. arrived 16th July 2016
We had a truly amazing stay at Villa Apollon.
It is one of the most beautiful places that we have ever been to. Please pass on our thanks to the owners.
Chris H. arrived 3th July 2016
The Apollon villa was lovely and very well appointed. The area was a bit of a drive from Athens but the route directions were very good.
We will definitely recommend your site and Apollon in the future.
Alena St. arrived 8th Aug 2015
Thank you very much, our stay at Apollon Villa was realy wonderful!
Thank you very much with kind regards
Anna A. arrived 17th July 2015
Thank you for your letter. Our stay was wonderful. The house is great and Sofia( the owner) is very kind and professional.
If we ever decide to spend another vacation in Greece we will definitely use you again (if you have property available.)
Thank you for organizing this vacation for us!