Property spotlight / Greece

    Villa Daphne - Pelion - Greece

    Set amid landscaped gardens and one hectare of olive groves, with a beautiful swimming pool, Daphne Villa, is one of the most luxurious houses in the Pelion. If you are a fan of incredible views and quaint Greek villages nearly untouched by tourism, then this is the place to be.

    Villa Daphne has the most spectacular 360-degree views of the Pagasetic Gulf and the mountains behind. The house is only 5 minutes’ walk from a small beach for that early morning swim.

     

    The Lowdown

    • Perfect for

      Families with teens or groups of friends.

    • Need to know

      The Pelion region is quiet and laid back so be prepared for a lazy holiday – morning swims from the nearby beach, a coffee (or ouzo) with the local farmers in a village square and long lunches on the terrace with a 180 degree backdrop of the Pagasetic Gulf.

    • Insider tip

      Walk along the coast to a small village and have dinner at Martha’s taverna in Horto.

    The cool interior of the house is a welcome respite from hot Greek sun and is large enough to be a relaxing base for a family or group, with three double bedrooms (two ensuite) and one twin bedroom. The bedrooms are tastefully furnished with local fabrics, and are air-conditioned, with insect screens on the windows. The open-plan living area is spacious and minimalist in design with a large dining table, comfortable white linen sofas, an open fire and a luxury kitchen with every facility you might want, including a large fridge/freezer, double oven, dishwasher plus a separate laundry area.

    However, the outside area of the house is what makes it exceptional, with the spectacular and unsurpassed view from each of the outside terraces and the large, heated pool with outside shower. The dining table on the main front terrace seats 8, and from here you can enjoy the changing view at different times of day, from the clear light of the early morning, the magnificent sunset over the islands of the Pelion or moonlight shimmering on the water.

    And nearby, the fantastically unspoilt area of the Pelion is ready to be explored, with a quiet beach just 5 minutes’ walk away and along the coast, thickly forested hills and olive groves that roll down to meet pebbly coves, lapped by warm, transparent water. At the seaside village of Horto, join locals for a morning coffee or ouzo, or browse the market at Argalasti.

    “Simply slow your pace and breathe, life is very relaxing here.”

     

     

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