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Villa10: Mother Natures grand design

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Mother Nature attracts the attention of almost everyone who stays at Villa10 Greece. Some embrace her immediately on arrival.  Some are distracted.

The villa’s architecture often grabs the limelight initially.
Grown up modernism  – calm, elegant, solid. No central design extravaganza, that will date, no outrageous ‘feature’ art.
Just simple lines with floor to ceiling windows that frame the landscaped gardens and beyond to the artistry of Mother Nature’s grand design.
Each window a living canvas of breathtaking views. 360 degrees of wrap around Mother Nature.
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Artisan producers at Porto Heli – Peloponnese

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The 2008 financial crisis in Greece drove many young people back to the countryside from Athens.
A welcome by-product of such desperate times has been the collaboration of young and old in rejuvenating family businesses. 

This applies particularly to farming and the production of food.
These new artisan’s are combining the traditional methods of their parents and grandparents with some modern twists.

There is also a new type of buyer in the marketplace.
Concern about over processed and chemically saturated food has created a meeting of minds between producer and consumer.

 

Honey Productions in Porto Heli - Peloponnese - Greece

Honey for example, is produced in significant quantities in Greece generally.  Like wine – the taste of honey changes from region to region.
The rural landscape around Kilada lends itself well to the production of honey.
When we buy honey @villa10greece, we want local honey.  From beehives we have passed as we go about our daily business.
One of our favorite producers open their doors, to visitors by appointment and it is an interesting experience.  @villa10greece’s GM can arrange appointments.

Visit Ermionis Apiary’s Website


Greek wine is another product that must be explored. – some of it is very very good.
Most vineyards are small and owner operated.  They do not produce enough to export internationally, but there is a strong healthy internal market.
And we here @villa10greece do our best to support it.
A visit to Kontovraki Vineyard a few kilometers from the villa is another must.
They produce the usual crowd pleasers in terms of grapes and blends.
In addition, they have revived an ancient local grape that produces a wine of fresh acidity, aromatic with a plethoric aftertaste…which basically means it is delicious.

Visit Ktima Kontovraki’s website

 

Both of these products are listed under “local products “ in the welcome package for our guests. 

Great news for Porto Heli and “Kilada Hills” investment.

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In November 1st of 2019, the Minister of Development and Investment, Mr. Adonis Georgiadis, signed the first Golf Course project construction permit of the strategic Kilada Hills investment project, located in the regional area of Argolis.

New Golf Resort in Porto Heli

The first key phase of the constructional work of this colossal tourism investment project called “Kilada Hills Golf Resort”, is due to start in the upcoming months. The construction area is located near Porto Heli.

This type of investment elevates Dolphin Capital area’s investment activity, improving the current ratio. This project is the first Strategic Tourism Investment in the wider providence of Greece. It achieves full licensing maturity with the issuance of a building permit.

 

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The Journey

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The journey to Villa 10….and by that, we mean the actual journey.

The transport options from Athens International Airport… land, sea and air.

To paraphrase that great Odet Adams song..  “doesn’t matter how you get here, just get here if you can”.

Athens  Airport is the Gateway to Greece for most travellers.  Whether arriving by private jet or by commercial airline it is an efficient and well operated airport with good connections to central Athens and the port of Piraeus.

For guests of Villa 10 these are the three main transfer options from the airport.

Most swish, is the helicopter option.  

Villa 10 shares a large helipad with a number of neighbours.

Helicopter Transfer to Villa 10

Fly from either Athens International Airport’s heliport or with Ifly from the heliport at the Peace and Friendship stadium in Piraeus.

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Easter Holidays in Villa 10 – Peloponnese

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For a taste of village life and a glimpse at the true spirit of the Greek people, join the Easter celebrations from the relaxed luxury of Villa 10.

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Near the Cave of Frachthi

Each of our local villages and nearby islands * invites one and all to an enchanting mix of religious rituals and inclusive social gatherings.  Candle lit processions are attended by the devout, the social and the DFA (Down From Athens) crowd.

Greek Easter - Luxury Holidays

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Spring Flowers in Porto Heli 2018

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Everyone should should visit the Peloponnese during Spring time at least once in their life! 

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Villa 10 nestled in the hills overlooking the small fishing village of Kilada, near Porto Helli, is the perfect place to witness Mother Nature’s spectacular spring ‘show’.  

Wave after wave of tiny flowers wash through the landscape tinting the hillsides, beachfronts and even the roadsides with an ever changing slideshow of colour.

The aroma of herbs and grasses under foot can entice even the reluctant hiker out for a country walk.

Spring in Porto Heli

Stroll from the villa down to the beach and walk past the tiny coves and beaches that lead to Lepitsa beach with its simple fish taverna and reconnect with Mother Nature.

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