Asteria Villa, Meganisi island
About the home
"Asteria Villas" is a unique family estate. Located on a hill on the outskirts of Spartohori village, it enjoys magical views to the sea, hills and the village. It's a real hideaway from the bustle of modern life. Our private church and traditional big barbecue made of stone and wood give additional sense of stability of family values. New security system guarantees you an undisturbed privacy.
We are renting out the one unit: One-floor villa "Andromeda" is the biggest one (130 sq.m, 190 sq.m outside terrace, 70 sq.m pool). It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Our home is located in "Asteria" estate too. So we can take a personal family care about you and we are always ready for any help. We can also arrange for you any catering upon request. Our family has a private speed boat (10m, covered, two engines). It can be used both for transfer or cruises. It's the best solution for going around the island or visiting nearby islands within a day.
Such a trip used to be an unbelievable experience for families or honeymooners. We also have our private pontoon in Spilia Bay where you can park your boat free of charge.
Three bedroom villa have private sea-water mosaic pools, 2 bedroom villa has a sweet-water mosaic pool with the new technology equipment and chroma-therapy.
The villa is open all year round, they have individually controlled heating (by gas) and A/C system. All villas are baby & toddler friendly.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Rokka (Spilia), 1.5km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 15km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property, Boat available for guest use, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, Video player, CD player, Pool / Snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
Satellite TV (LCD flat screen). First-aid-kit with translation and advices. Info-kit from the owners. Double-glazed windows with anti-mosquito nets. Traditional wooden furniture in the kitchen and bedrooms, local hand-made embroidery. The kitchen is really fully equipped, it has more than 50 types of facilities.
Maid service 3 times per week, additional cleaning/linen & towels change are available upon request. We provide bath & beach towels, bathrobes & slippers (for adults), humper upon arrival (cleaning set for kitchen & laundry, Greek natural cosmetic in the bathroom, set for the beach, set for the private barbecue and many other things as well as for children). Also we provide wooden baby cot with coconut matras, baby bath, bibs, baby monitor, door slam stoppers, child-proof safety plugs, highchairs, quality plastic (melanine) plates, plastic glasses etc.
The smoking is permitted on outside balconies or terraces, not inside of the house. The ashtrays are provided.
Further details outdoors:
The pools (maximum depth 1.6m, minimum depth 0,80) are checked everyday by the owners, manual & automatic cleaning (robot). "Andromeda" villa has a sea-water pool with jacuzzi. Chroma-therapy (changing colors by night) is on a remote control, so you can choose any color you want and make your own program for it. "Aquarius" villa also has a sea-water pool with automatically controlled chroma-therapy. "Cassiopeia" villa has a sweet-water pool with 7.5 PH, colors can be chosen and programmed by us for you.
"Asteria" estate has extensive gardens maintained by the owners family. Everywhere you can see fruit trees, pine trees, bushes and flowers. Stone walls with flower pots create a homelike atmosphere. Big traditional barbecue, maid of wood & stone, awaits its guests. There is also a fridge and a musical center. This barbecue is suitable for private parties and can easy accommodate up to 30 guests. If you come to us in a company of friends, this barbecue will be provided for you free of charge.
The villa has also a private barbecue where you can prepare a delicious lunch or dinner.
Outside terraces of the villas are 130-210 sq.m big. All patios are covered by wooden pergolas. Outdoor furniture is maid of wood or of high quality plastic. We provide ashtrays and anti-mosquito candles for outside, anti-mosquito tablets for inside.
We can also arrange upon request fresh eggs from our own farm, local cheese or olive oil.
We have our own covered speed boat (10m long) for cruising around Meganisi and nearby islands. The programs are individual and very interesting. You can see a famous Skorpios (Onassis family island), to swim in its waters, later to find yourself inside of the cave (there are many of them around Meganisi) or to dine in one of the harbors in Ithaki or Kefallonia. We can also arrange a private picnic on a one of only-by-boat accessible beaches around the island. Private fishing trips or squids fishing (mainly in Autumn and Winter) can be arranged on request.
"Andromeda" Villa (3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms)
This villa is the biggest of "Asteria" (130 sq.m, outside terrace 190 sq.m, pool 70 sq.m) and is located above "Aquarius". It used to be the best-seller villa on the British Market since 2006 whilst we had a guarantee contract for it. Lately it became the best seller for the Russian and Greek markets. "Andromeda" is a one-floor house with vast rose and lavender gardens. It enjoys breathtaking views to the sea, our private church, Spartohori and the countryside. Suitable for 6-8 guests. The 7th or 8th guest can sleep on a big and comfortable sofa in the living room or on an extra bed in a bedroom. Entering the main door you will find a master bedroom with a double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cabin, a wooden kitchen and a big living room with a fire place. The sliding doors open to a large private terrace with a few sitting zones under wooden pergolas and a big mosaic salty-water private pool with jacuzzi and chromatherapy (with remote control). Both bedrooms have a direct access to the pool.
The third twin bedroom has a separate entrance door, en-suite bathroom with shower, mini-fridge, TV and has a direct access to the pool terrace too.
Early and Late booking special offers are available throughout the year. Please refer to us for details.
Arrival time is according to the agreement. We can arrange the check-in early in the morning or check-out late in the evening in case we have enough time to prepare the villa for you or for the next coming guests. 30% deposit is required upon confirmation of your booking. In case of a cancellation the deposit is non-refundable. We can provide a private boat transfer either from Nidri or Lefkas town or Ithaka or Kefallonia. We can also send you a taxi to pick you up from the airport of Preveza (Aktio) or Athens. Please contact us for details.
The Ionian Islands region
Meganisi is a green little authentic island which is located opposite of Skorpios - the private island of Onassis family at a distance of 4 nautical miles from Lefkada (Ionian Islands). The island is only 20 sq. km in size but its costal line exceeds 50 km. Meganisi is the biggest island of archipelago that is located between Lefkada and the greek mainland. That's why it's called "mega nisi" which means "big island" in Greek. Some other beautiful private islands such as Madouri, Skorpidi, Sparti and Thilia add more charm to your journey when you leave from the port of Nidri (Lefkada island) and head towards Vathy or Spilia (2 ports of the island) in Meganisi. Within easy reach you can find more traditional islands that are famous due to their natural beauty, unspoiled beaches and mysterious caves - Kastos, Kalamos and some other private islands such as Kithros, Atokos, Petalou and Arkoudi with their clean beaches and wild nature. Very close to Meganisi are located Ithaka and Kefalonia where you can go on board of a cruise ship departing from Nidri or by a ferry boat from Vassiliki (Lefkada) or by our own cruise boat "Asteria" (10 m long) from Spilia Bay or from Vathy.
Since ancient time Meganisi has been known as the island of sailors. According to the legend, its king Tafios was the sun of Poseidon. In Homer's Odyssey its written that Odyssey has left all his ships to the king of Meganisi which was then called "Asteris" (the island of the stars or emerging from the star).
There are many old windmills and dwells on the island. You can see them everywhere. Their view give to the local landscape more charm and authenticity. The new attraction of the island is a new road to Kefali (tail of the island). From there the view are just fantastic. You can see all the panorama of archipelago, the main land and even Ithaka and Kefallonia. If you are lucky to find a little path to the upper plato, then you will find yourself among the first houses in Meganisi. Here are located the remains of the little church dedicated to St. Grigorios.
Thanks for the new National Roads in the mainland opposite of the island, now you can visit many famous places within a day. For example, the trip to Meteora (famous monasteries up on the huge rocks) takes maximum 3 hours including the trip on a ferry boat to Nidri. The trip to Ioannina (the main town of Epirus with its beautiful lake and the island with its Palace of Pasas) needs about 2 hours. The trip to Mezovo (Zagorohoria) takes about 2.5 hours. So departing from the island by the first ferry (7.45 from Spilia), you can be back on the island with the last ferry departing from Nidri at 18.00 or later (according to the season).
The Meganisi / Spartohori area
Meganisi is a real resort. Local air, green surroundings, clean sea water and unspoiled ecology win hearts of any guest of the island. Everyone who once has spent here at least a few hours, returns back to Meganisi again and again. Not every island can praise itself for having such guests who have been coming back here for more than 20 years. Among them are many world celebrities as well as members of European Royal families who find here a real escape from the bustle of modern life and paparazzi.
Meganisi is an ideal holiday place for honeymooners and for those who seek romance and unspoiled nature, who want to relax in a hospitable traditional greek atmosphere and to taste the authentic way of leaving. At the same time, local bars, night club and tavernas will surprise you by their quality. The food is always fresh thanks to the local farmers and fishermen. The variety of the fish is really vast. You can't taste all of them even if you stay here for a month!
The island has 3 traditional vilages: Spartohori (the oldest one), Katomeri and Vathy. Under Spartohori is located Spilia Bay where you can moor your boat and a very good taverna on the beach. Vathy houses also a new marina with lots of parking space. Here are located most of the bars and tavernas of the island, it's the base of the local night life.
There are many bays and beaches around the island. Most of them have pebbles, some are mix of sand and pebbles, some are rocky. Many of them are accessible by boat only. Some are very well organized (Fanari, Rokka (Spilia) where you can find not only bars or tavernas but also sunbeds, umbrellas and even swings for children. There is really place for everybody. If you want to hide on a secluded beach, its possible even in August!
The watersports are available in a nearby Nidri (opposite of Meganisi). In the island you can only find little boats for rent.
There is a town hall tennis court on the island located in a very beautiful place with stunning views. It seems to be abandoned but the net is there as well as the court itself. So you can play on it free of charge. Basketball court (Vathy), volleyball (Fanari beach) and football court (close to Katomeri) are also available free of charge.
Children of any age can feel themselves totally save on the island. They can join locals on a very good football field. It will be a real experience for them! There are plenty of roads for bikes, you can walk on tarmac road through the mountains or through the local farms where you can see sheep, goats, aisles and even cows. When you drive in the night, you can see a fox crossing the road or an owl sitting in the middle of it. The nature and its fauna surprise everybody who come here. Children used to have their fishing experience straight on the beach because the fish can be found everywhere. Even when you swim, different fishes run under you or around you. We are not in Caribbean or in the Red sea, so the colors of the fish are not so bright. At the same time, the clean waters allow you to see different members of the underwater world including octopus.
Cruising around the island is a must for everybody. You will never be disappointed because you can visit numerous caves accessible only by boat, you can swim in any beach of your choice and to make a picnic with your family or a company of friends. You can hire a little boat for that (license is not required), to book a private cruise or to join one of the cruising ships departing from Nidri (Lefkas island, opposite of Meganisi).
Locals like humor and fun. Nowhere in Greece you can find such an interesting and joyful tradition of making a special pie ("pita") on the next day after your marriage when participants throw at each other mouthful of flour and finally make this pita together.
The traditional carnival, which is common in the Ionian islands, is also arranged in Meganisi annually. A procession of local people in national and fancy-dresses moves with dances and songs from Spartohori to Katomeri and further down to Vathy where the main doll of the carnival is burned in the sea.
Squids fishing that usually starts in November is a big fun and a new experience for everybody because of the way of fishing. Squids can be found only at depth 23-27m, so you must be only lucky to pick up one and even more lucky to avoid the black ink that it throws on you as soon as it appears above the sea surface.
How to get there
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Flight to Preveza (charter from your country). 40 km from Aktio airport to Nidri (Lefkas). Ferry boat a few times per day to Meganisi (Spilia Bay & Vathy harbors), 25 min trip. We can also collect you by our speed boat from the harbor of Perigiali or Nidri (extra charge).
Flight to Athens. About 400 km until Nidri (National Road, about 4 hours drive). From Nidri see description above.
Flight to Kefallonia (Argostoli). Ferry boat from Fiskardo (about 1 hour drive from the airport) to Nidri or Vassiliki in Lefkas. From Nidri see description above.
Flight to Corfu (Kerkyra). Ferry boat to Igoumenitza (1.5-2 hours). 140 km to Nidri. From Nidri see description above.
Activities near Meganisi
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
31 Mar 2013
We have just returned back home from «Asteria» where we used to go for several years. Our trips happened at different times of the year but always we had the best impressions! It's nice that the... more
27 Feb 2013
This is not my first visit to Meganissi. I have visited the island since 2007 and every time I stayed at Asteria Villas. And I would say more - I'm going to come back again and again because I love this estate and owners. The owners is the main reason why I like to come back again. Panaiotis, Helena and their daughter Sofia-Nina are very nice, friendly and welcoming people. They are always ready to help if you need it during your stay. You can definitely count on a piece of good advise :) The family speaks three languages - Greek, English and Russian.
The villas are good quality-to-price ratios. They are all well-furnished with good equipment. Service was provided on a very high level - all equipment worked, very clean and our requests were served very quickly. In addition, the estate has good location with nice view.
Following our recommendation my friend are coming to Asteria in September. I hope they will enjoy their stay at Asteria.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High Season||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||€ 2240||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle Season||1 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||€ 1540||-||-||1 Night|
|Low Season||1 Oct 12||1 Apr 13||€ 1260||-||-||1 Night|
|Middle Season||1 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||€ 1540||-||-||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High Season||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||€ 2800||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle Season||1 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||€ 2240||-||-||1 Night|
|Low Season||1 Oct 12||1 Apr 13||€ 1540||-||-||1 Night|
|Middle Season||1 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||€ 2240||-||-||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The above rates apply to the Villa Aquarius (3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms).
High season 2800 euro per week
Middle season 2240 euro per week
Low season 1540 euro per week
Villa Cassiopeia (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)
High season 2240 euro per week
Middle season 1540 euro per week
Low season 1260 euro per week
Villa Andromeda rates (3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleep 8)
High Season 4200 euro per week
Middle Season 3500 euro per week
Low Season 2800 euro per week
The deposit of 30% is required to secure your booking. The rest has to be covered on our bank account before arrival. We accept credit cards.Enquire now
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"Andromeda" is not available from 13/07 until 29/07.
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