Dodona

Peloponnese

This spacious property is set in private grounds with stunning views right across the Gulf of Corinth to Ancient Delphi. It is ideal for families with small children since it has a large, fenced swimming pool. Traditional village and Blue Flag beach are within easy distance.

Large villa with guest house ideal for families with small children with fenced pool, panoramic sea views and walking distance to traditional village

Villa Dodona is a large property set on a hillside surrounded by olive groves with a dramatic backdrop of the surrounding mountains and with sweeping views over the sea. The property comprises a four bedroom villa with a spacious guest house sleeping 2-4 guests on the lowest level.

The property is on three levels. The ground floor level has a very spacious L-shaped open plan living room with large dining area. Comfortable sofas and armchairs are positioned around an open fire-place. There are artistic touches throughout with some beautifully chosen objets d’art that blend perfectly with the homely atmosphere. Two large doors lead from this open plan space to a large, airy veranda with spacious outdoor dining area for 10 that has views right across the Gulf. A few steps down from the veranda is a very pleasant shady garden with coffee table and chairs set out under an old olive tree.

From the living room, there is a separate kitchen which is well equipped for preparing family meals. Doors lead from the kitchen out to a side garden where the barbecue is situated. On this floor, there is also a guest bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and WC. This bedroom also has its own private sea-facing balcony.

On the upper level are three bedrooms: The very spacious master bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom with shower and WC, and a large balcony overlooking the sea. There is a third double bedroom with separate bathroom with shower and WC. This bedroom also has its own private sea-facing balcony. The fourth bedroom has two single beds and a separate bathroom with shower and WC. This bedroom has views over the surrounding mountains.

From the kitchen garden, steps lead down to the lowest level of the villa where the guest house is situated. The entrance leads into a playroom with doors going through to a large open plan living room with two comfortable divan sofas that can be used as two single beds. At the far end of the living room is a kitchenette for preparing meals and a dining table for 4. Doors lead out from the living area to a patio overlooking the garden and pool. There is a double bedroom and en-suite bathroom with shower.

The property has a long 'kitchen' garden to one side of the villa where the barbecue area is situated. To the other side of the property and accessible from the main veranda is the second shady garden. A gate and steps lead down to the swimming pool terrace which is entirely fenced making it an ideal property for families with young children. The pool is very large (11m x 5m) with four steps into the shallow end making it ideal for children and older people to get in and out of the pool easily. There is an elegant teak deck with sun loungers and a large umbrella surrounded by lushly planted gardens.

Villa Dodona is very well located being only 500m to the nearest tavernas – the last 80 metres is an incline so guests may like to take their car to the village. This village is renowned for its excellent grilled meat tavernas in particular and Greeks will come from miles around to sample the tasty cuisine. There is also a very nice bar perched on the hillside with a bird’s eye view right over the sea.

The local Beach (Pounta), has the coveted ‘Blue Flag’ denoting the cleanest beaches of Europe, is just 2-3 mins by car or around 20-25 mins by foot. Villa Dodona is located in a traditional farming area of Greece where fruit and vegetables are cultivated in abundance.

The local town of Diakopto has some excellent shops selling local produce including meat, fish, fruit and vegetables much of which is organically produced or fished locally.

This is an area rich in culture and history - the archaeological sites of Delphi, Corinth, Mycenae and Epidavros can be visited as day trips and there are many surrounding towns and villages of interest to visit including some very picturesque mountain villages untouched by time. Kalavryta Ski Centre is about 40 mins from the villa along a spectacular road that cuts straight through a gorge. Along the seashore, there are plenty of good beaches with some excellent beach –cafes and tavernas selling freshly caught fish.

Villa Dodona would suit families or a group of friends looking for a comfortable villa to experience a more authentic side of Greek summer living with places of historical and cultural interest close by.

Please note: Prices from 18th July - 4th Sept are based on up to 12 guests and include the guest house.* For all other months, the prices are based on 8 guests - for use of the guest house, please enquire. 

Facilities

Private pool
BBQ
Wifi
AC
Walkable to taverna
Sea View
Baby Cot
High Chair
Laundry
Dishwasher
DVD Player
TV
Tennis

Prices

Sleeps 12
Deposit 40%
1 - 18 May £ 1260/week
19 May - 8 June£ 1670/week
9 - 28 June£ 1950/week
29 June - 12 July£ 2200/week
13 - 20 July*£ 2850/week
20 July - 25 Aug*£ 3200/week
25 -31 Aug*£ 2850/week
1 - 13 Sept£ 1950/week
14 - 29 September£ 1470/week
30 Sept - 4 Nov£ 1260/week
Rest of year £ 0/week

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Available
Booked
Change over day - Saturday in July/August, otherwise flexible
Minimum 7 nights

Reviews

Mark Taylor arrived 07/07/2013
 
We had a really fabulous stay at Dodona again this year - we love the space and the pool and the local Tavernas (character and value).  Thank you for arranging this for us. And we are already thinking about next year.
 
Thank you for your continued help with our holidays - we feel very lucky to have found you and Pretty Greek Villas to help us.
 
With kind regards
Mark

Marc Gigon arrived 11/08/2013
 
dear Vanessa,
 
I enjoyed a lot our stay in Greece and you have been a key element in the success of the vacation
 
1- the houses we rented were very properly selected by you. they were great for holidays. I do mention this point as, in the past, we rented houses in Italy with an agency that did not have the proper selection of the houses and it was disappointing
 
2- we have enjoyed the help of Anna and Marie Louise to organize the holidays (book the taxi to Piraeus, rental of a car, advices of places to go) and it was great to get their very valuable help
 
cordialement
 
Marc gigon

Afra Turner arrived 21/07/2013
 
Dear Vanessa
 
I am very happy to share our experience of your company and the villa we stayed at.
 
From the beginning to the end we experienced a very warm and professional service from all at prettygreekvillas. Everyone seemed happy to help whether via email when in separate countries or mobile when we were actually in Greece. Travelling with two familes and 5 children ranging from 6-14 years we felt totally confident in arriving at the villa with the least hassle and this is exactly what happened. The owners met us at the meeting point and took us to the Villa. They were wonderfully friendly and made us feel right at home instantly. They had even bought us the basics and refused to be reimbursed which we couldnt believe. All mod cons were installed at the villa and the house was accessible for all ages, fantastically clean and modern without loosing the Greek feel and the pool was the childrens favourite place to be with comfortable reclining pool chairs and beautifully landscaped gardens.
 
I would definetely book with you again and encourage anyone looking for a good Greek holiday to use you.
 
Thank you very much
 
Afra

Simon Currie arrived 04/08/2013
 
Dear Vanessa
 
Thank you for your email.
 
We did enjoy our stay at Villa Dodona.  The property was comfortable, 
spacious and well-appointed as well as being picturesque.  It also had an excellent barbeque!
 
Kind regards
 
Simon

Sarah Fleming arrived 03/07/2014
 
Dear Vickie
 
We had a wonderful stay a Villa Dodona, which is a beautiful house filled with personal touches. The view from the terrace and the swimming pool are particularly good.
 
The surrounding area is fantastic with plenty to see and do.
 
Kind regards
 
Sarah Hamilton Fleming

Reineke Mutters arrived 30/04/2016
 
Dear Vickie,
 
We had a lovely time at the villa.
 
Kind regards,
Reineke

Joe Beecroft arrived 04/06/2016
 
Hi Vickie,
 
Thank you for the email.
 
We had a brilliant time, the only regret being that we didn't explore a little more instead just relaxing in the beautiful villa. 
Anyway, we had a great time and please pass our thanks on to the owners who have a stunning villa and really well looked after.
They were also very patient with us as it took us nearly 5 hours to get to the Villa. 
 
All in all it was a beautiful place, lovely standard and we all had a relaxing stay.
 
Many Thanks,
 
Joe

Aija Karlsberga arrived 18/06/2016
 
Dear Vickie,
 
Thank you. Villa was perrfect, and we had wonderfull holidays in Greece. The only shortcomming perhaps was the heat, but we have survived. 
 
Best regards,
Aija Karlsberga