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Villa Karapoliti

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Galatas | Bedrooms: 7 | Sleeps: 12

Rates: Rates available on request.

Enjoy spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea towards the island of Poros at one of our most popular properties. Relax in the lush gardens whilst being looked after by excellent full-time staff who are on hand to cook, clean and shop.

Located in the southern Peloponnese, this beautiful country house stands in 30 acres of private hillside, surrounded by olive and lemon trees. Designed specifically for summer living, Karapoliti is comprised of three buildings and is best suited to families with older children or a group of friends. The pool terrace is an ideal location to sit and watch the sunset or enjoy the 17x9m pool. The main house and pool house benefit from superb BOSE music systems and Wi-Fi broadband Internet and all bedrooms have air-conditioning. Pool heating makes this a perfect villa for mid season breaks. Galatas is a wonderfully traditional part of the Peloponnese, with a range of tavernas and shops along the waterfront, most with views of the picturesque island of Poros, which can be reached easily by shuttle boat.

VILLA ACCOMMODATION

  • Main House – Ground Floor:
    • Living/dining room with TV which opens to the outside dining area.
    • Kitchen for staff use.
    • King bedroom and two twin bedrooms all with en- suite bathrooms (bath with shower attachment).

  • Lower Ground Floor:
    • Twin and queen bedrooms each with en-suite shower rooms and accessed externally. The bedrooms have their own outdoor sitting area.

  • Shepherd’s House:
    • Master bedroom with en-suite shower room and terrace overlooking the sea.

  • Pool House – Ground Floor:
    • Living room, shower room and kitchenette.

  • Lower Ground Floor:
    • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and private terrace.

Notes

  • This property has a number of terraces with low walls and drops in the garden. Young children therefore require constant supervision in those areas.

SUGGESTED GENERAL ACTIVITIES

  • Take a boat across to the island of Poros (from Galatas)
  • Take a boat across to the island of Hydra (from Galatas)
  • Explore the ancient Acropolis with your own private guide. The site includes the famous Parthenon, the Acropolis Museum and the Theatre of Herodes Atticus
  • Take an excursion to Corinth to see the Temple of Apollo and the famous Corinth Canal

SUGGESTED SPORTING ACTIVITIES

  • Scuba diving
  • Golf
  • Water sports

SELECTION OF LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:

  • Athens, National Archeological Museum
  • Athens, Museum of Cycladic Art
  • Athens, Benáki Museum
  • Nafplion, Archaeological Museum (from Galatas)
  • Epidauros, Sanctuary of Asklepios (from Galatas)
  • Sounion, Temple of Poseidon (from Lagonisi)

 

TIME ZONE
Greece operates on GMT + 2 hours.

LANGUAGE
Modern Greek (as opposed to Ancient) is the national language of Greece. Vernacular speech contains many borrowings from foreign languages, including Italian, French, Turkish and English, so you may hear some familiar words in everyday speech. “Tourist Police” whose lapel badges picture a Union Jack or American flag speak English. In Greece, people whose work brings them into contact with visitors from overseas are generally excellent English speakers. 

CURRENCY
The Euro, divided into 100 Cents.

MONEY MATTERS
Travellers cheques can easily be converted into Euros; some larger stores will take them as payment. Smaller denominations are preferred. Major credit cards are widely accepted (though American Express less so) and ATM access is widespread.

TIPPING
Like most European countries, tipping in restaurants is common, with a recommended 10% on a discretionary basis according to service. Check that a service charge has not been added to your bill before deciding whether to tip. Taxi drivers do not usually expect a tip but it is common practice and considered polite to round up taxi fares.

WEATHER
Greece enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, occasionally wet winters. Summer temperatures can reach the upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and sun protection in the form of sun cream, a sun hat and lightweight clothing is recommended.

CLOTHING
Style is fairly casual throughout Greece though in more rural areas and during Easter more conservative dress may be observed, for example covered shoulders. Cathedrals, churches and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both sexes should cover their arms, legs and shoulders. Cotton and other light fabrics are comfortable choices for summertime as the heat can be extreme during summer months. You are advised to take lightweight light coloured items, including a sun hat to protect your skin from the affects of sun damage. Spring and autumn temperatures dictate light to medium-weight clothing selections and in winter you will need a pullover and a coat. When dining at better restaurants and for any special occasion during your journey, dress is more formal. For gentlemen, a “jacket and tie” standard is appropriate, with an equivalent standard of eveningwear for ladies. Bring comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

HEALTH
For up to date information on latest health and vaccination recommendations, please contact your doctor.

ELECTRICITY
Electrical service is supplied at 220 volts/50 hertz. 

VILLA LOCATION

  • Closest shops/restaurants: Galatas ten-minute drive
  • Nearest village/town: Galatas ten-minute drive
  • Other villages/towns close-by:  Hydra 30 minutes by Flying Dolphin hydrofoil
  • Nearest airport: Athens (airport) 60 minutes by Flying Dolphin hydrofoil plus 1 hour drive
  • Relevant distances: Poros island 200m by shuttle boat from Galatas, pebble beach 500m

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Availability Information

Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our Villa Only services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Cost of utilities including water, gas and electricity.
  • Arrival set of pool towels, household and bed linen.
  • Maid service 3 hours per day on 5 days a week (Mon-Fri).
  • Cook Service 6 days per week (excluding provisions).
  • Arrival dinner including groceries and wine (the housekeeper's speciality "lemon chicken").
  • Wi-Fi broadband internet.
  • Air-conditioning and heating system in all bedrooms.
  • Private swimming pool (17x9m).
  • Final Cleaning.

Extra Services

  • Extra maid service available on request at €15/hour.
  • Telephone as per consumption.
  • Pool Heating available on advance request at €200/week (to be paid locally). Max. temperature approx. 24 degrees (subject to weather conditions.)

  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • This property has a number of terraces with low walls and drops in the garden. Young children therefore require constant supervision in those areas.

VILLA EXPERIENCES

  • Enjoy a stroll in the two sister cities Galatas and Poros.
  • Visit the many small beaches along the coast.
  • Hire the available speedboat and explore the island of Poros.

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

  • Air Conditioning (Partial)
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Coffee Machine (Espresso)
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Fans Available
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
  • Jacuzzi (Private)
  • Phone
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool (Heating Available)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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