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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.


  • 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.


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


  • 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


  • Scuba diving
  • Golf
  • Water sports


  • 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)


Greece operates on GMT + 2 hours.

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. 

The Euro, divided into 100 Cents.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Electrical service is supplied at 220 volts/50 hertz. 


  • 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

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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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.


  • 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.)

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


  • 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.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.

  • 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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