Villa Elea is a luxuriously remodeled traditional house with private pool and sweeping sea view in the island of Tinos, Greece. Situated in the village of Ktikados, a traditional protected settlement, the Villa enjoys the peace and quiet of the authentic island life. This spacious two-floor, 4-bedroom, naturally cooled villa can sleep up to 8 people.
Villa Elea is a spacious two-floor, 4-bedroom villa, located in the island of Tinos, Greece.
It is the perfect place to enjoy the brilliant Greek sun and cool Aegean breeze, lapping in the large, private 9x5m freshwater pool, relaxing on the sun beds, or sitting back under the shade of the comfortable outdoor lounges.
The view from Villa Elea is magnificent: bluest Aegean sea and sky from end to end, framed by the whitest houses of the village and the austere barren hills. Take in the stunning view over breakfast at the long table on the shaded ground floor patio; climb with your book into the cool of the seagazing nook at midday; or watch the colors of the sunset from the comfortable lounge at the first floor terrace.
Villa Elea can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people. There are two bedrooms with a view of the Aegean sea on the first floor, and two guest houses looking on to the garden, with their own bathrooms and separate entrances.
The entire Villa has been restored and remodeled with love and care, transforming a historic home into a luxurious retreat. Modern and practical living spaces, such as the fully equipped modern kitchen, marble bathrooms, and dining area with fireplace, have been carefully furnished and decorated with original artwork, antique furniture, and deluxe hand-carved marble details.
Enjoy the Greek sun
in the spacious private pool and comfortable outdoor lounges
Bathed in brilliant sunlight, our large, 9x5m freshwater pool with its crystal-clear blue water beckons you to dive right in. Relax on the sun beds, sip a refreshing drink at the pool mini-bar, or sit back under the shade of the poolside lounge. Enjoy your lunch at the shaded ground floor patio under the vivid color of the bougainvillea, then unwind under the shade of the comfortable first floor lounge while taking in the sweeping sea view.
Throughout the day, the scent of the Mediterranean will captivate you as you stroll through the organic garden, fragrant with figs, lemons, vines, lavender, flowers and local herbs, where you can enjoy the relaxing village quiet. Pick your own tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, grapes and apricots, and savor the delicious homegrown flavors. At night, sit back and gaze at the twinkling lights of Syros in the distance, with only the sounds of nature around you and a starry sky above.
Relax and unwind
in a comfortable space for eight people
Villa Elea can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people. The main Villa has two king-size-bed master bedrooms overlooking the Aegean sea on the first floor. Additionally, there are two guest houses looking on to the garden, with their own bathrooms and separate entrances: the Green guesthouse, with a queen-size double bed, and the Golden guesthouse, with two standard single beds.
The Villa buildings are spacious and kept naturally cool by 3-feet-wide stone walls that retain the cool temperature of the night winds to protect against the heat of the day. The massive walls are crowned by majestic "volta", the characteristic tall stonemasonry arches, that give the house its unmistakable personality.
Enjoy the most restful sleep you've had in a while: hop onto our premium mattresses, laid with crisp, 100% cotton percale sheets, and feel the gentle breeze from the state-of-the-art ceiling fans or airconditioning units. The peaceful village quiet will lull you into a refreshing sleep, so you can wake up well-rested and ready to savor your day in Tinos!
Feel right at home
everything you could need - and more
We would love for you to feel right at home here at Villa Elea, so we've tried to think of everything you might need. We hope our extensive list of amenities will bring you the comfort of a well-appointed home.
If you're a cooking enthusiast, you will enjoy preparing your meals in our modern, fully equipped kitchen. Our pantry is always stocked with basic supplies, and in our kitchen you will find a good selection of cookware, utensils, plus a complete dinner service. If cooking al fresco is more your thing, head out to our outdoors kitchenette, or enjoy cooking on our charcoal barbecue grill.
For your entertainment, there are two flat-screen TVs connected to home entertainment systems loaded with a large selection of films and music. Our Sonos sound system can wirelessly play music from your mobile devices, or stream online from internet radios. There is a wireless ADSL internet connection both indoors and outdoors, and a personal computer free for you to use. Pool toys and floats will appeal to children of all ages. Our board games range will satisfy preschoolers and adults alike, and our book selection covers many themes and languages.
When you're ready to explore the island, browse our guides and magazines for inspiration. Grab our beach bags, complete with beach mats and towels, fill the cooler with refreshments, and off you go!
If you need to recharge, enjoy your shower with our quality cosmetics, then wrap yourself in our fluffy cotton towels. For the most restful sleep, hop onto our premium mattresses, laid with crisp, 100% cotton percale sheets, and enjoy the gentle breeze from the state-of-the-art ceiling fans or airconditioning units.
We know it's hard having to travel with all the necessary equipment when you have children, so we have tried to muster all essential odds and ends to make sure you won't need to carry everything with you. There are baby and toddler essentials and children's dinnerware to make your stay easier, and our selection of pool toys, board games and children's films will keep the important little people in your life happily occupied.
The villa, including the pool and garden, is completely private and enclosed. You will have full access to all rooms and areas except the boiler room, the in-ground pool pump room, and the small shed in the garden where we keep our tools, for safety reasons.
Do help yourself to fruits, vegetables and herbs from the garden, but please consider leaving some for other guests to enjoy. Feel free to use items from the pantry, but try to replace them if possible.
We have put a lot of care and effort into Villa Elea to make sure you will have an unforgettable holiday. To make your stay as carefree as possible, we do our best to help with anything you need, both before and after your arrival - from travelling arrangements, to rental car bookings, to advice on the best beaches, you can ask us anything! When you're at the Villa, we are always available if you need help or information, but we'll stay out of your way and not intrude on your privacy unless you ask us to drop by.
On your arrival, there will be someone to drive you from the port to the village and help carry your luggage to the villa. We will be waiting to welcome you, show you around the house and answer any questions you might have. A cleaning crew will come twice weekly, unless otherwise arranged, to sweep and mop floors and change your linens and towels. The pool will be cleaned and tested for hygiene twice per week.
Please feel free to contact us any time with any questions you might have, by phone, sms or email. We will be happy to help, even if it's just to show you the way to a great taverna.
If you have any special requests, please don't hesitate to get in touch and we will try our best to accommodate them.
In order to make your stay with us more comfortable, we offer some extra services: food shopping, daily house and/or pool cleaning, housemaid, laundry, personal trainer, yoga instructor, hairdresser, babysitter, catering. If you are interested in any of the above, please contact us for details and a quote.
-- Pool area --
9x5 m freshwater pool (~30x17 ft)
poolside bar with fridge
cotton pool towels
-- Outdoors areas --
first floor shaded terrace with large lounge, 10-person dining table, and sweeping sea view
first floor outdoor kitchenette
first floor balcony
ground floor shaded eating area with 10-person dining table and sea view
ground floor olive tree patio
organic garden with flowers, vines, herbs, fig, lemon, quince, pomegranate and apricot trees
organic vegetable patch with tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and strawberries
-- Bedrooms & Bathrooms --
first floor Blue bedroom with king-sized double bed, sea view and ceiling fan
first floor Red bedroom with king-sized double bed, sea view and ceiling fan
first floor bathroom with jet shower cabin
ground floor Green guesthouse with queen-sized double bed, garden view, marble bathroom with hand-carved details and large shower, flat-screen TV and airconditioning unit
ground floor Golden guesthouse with two standard single beds, garden view, marble bathroom with hand-carved details and large shower, and airconditioning unit
ground floor guest bathroom with marble details
-- Indoors living spaces --
dining area with 10-person table, fireplace and flat-screen TV
office with personal computer
first floor lounge
impressive entrance hall
-- Tech & Entertainment --
free wireless ADSL WiFi connection both indoors and outdoors
Sonos sound system with internet streaming
universal phone chargers in all rooms
LCD TV with Media Center in main dining area
LCD TV with Media Center in Green guesthouse
Tinos maps and travel guides
selection of films and music
selection of books
pool toys and floats
board games for children and adults
beach mats and towels
beach cooler and ice packs
-- Kitchen & cooking --
fully equipped ground floor kitchen (fridge, stovetop, oven, toaster, kettle, espresso machine, filter coffee machine, complete dinner service for 10 people)
outdoor kitchenette (mini-fridge, stovetop, dinner service for 10 people)
cooking pots and utensils
serving bowls and platters
portable barbecue grill and kitchen trolley
charcoal and fire starters
extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper
pantry essentials (bottled water, flour, sugar, pasta, rice, canned tomatoes)
chopping boards and kitchen knives
kitchen towels and apron
ample cupboard space
-- Linens, Toiletries & Personal Care --
premium quality mattresses
100% cotton percale bedding
duvets and summer blankets
bamboo cotton towels
handmade hand soap
quality showergel, shampoo and conditioner
basket with personal care products
-- Children --
children's tableware (plates, small and big bowls, feeding spoons, spoons, forks)
moses basket with bedding
changing mat and covers
folding cot bed with bedding
potty and toilet training seat
pool toys and floats
board games for all ages
-- Essentials --
State-of-the-art ceiling fans (main Villa bedrooms)
Airconditioning (guest houses)
Solar water heater
Washing machine, laundry soap and softener
Drying rack and clothes pegs
Dishwasher and dishwasher tablets
Cleaning equipment and detergents
-- Safety --
Safety card with emergency numbers
Comprehensive first aid kit
In case there will be children staying with you, please note our pool is uniformly deep throughout: there is no shallow end as in most pools, there are large steps on one end that lead into the pool instead. This is perfect for adults as it's a pool you can comfortably swim in, but it might not be ideal for small children.
Our house is your house, so we would ask you to look after it as you would your own.
We're sorry, but no smoking or pets are allowed.
The neighbors are friendly and quiet, so please show the same courtesy and try to keep excessive noise down during the resting hours (15:00 to 17:00 and after midnight).
Hi, I'm Danae! My husband Michael and I are the hosts at Villa Elea.
Michael's father is an architect, specializing in restoring historic buildings. He happened by chance on the island of Tinos in the 70s, and immediately fell in love with it, so much so that he bought a house here not long later. Villa Elea has been his favorite project, a real labour of love, a traditional house slowly and meticulously restored and remodeled to what you see today. A lot of care and attention has gone into this house, and you will definitely feel this during your stay here.
Michael and I will do our best to make sure you have an unforgettable holiday in Tinos, and we are certain that if you get to know our island you will come to love it as much as we do. Please don't hesitate to ask me if you have any questions or requests, I'm here to help!