Sunday December 10th, 2023
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Luxury Living Meets Seaside Bliss at Zakynthos’ Villa Athina

An earthly paradise on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, Villa Athina is an idyllic retreat tucked away in the hillside.

Ziyad El-Helbawy

Nestled within the captivating landscape of Zakynthos' eastern coast, just a stone's throw away from the charming village of Akrotiri, lies Villa Athina—a haven of tranquillity on the picturesque Grecian summer resort island. This two-storey residence is nestled on a private estate, surrounded by ancient olive groves and adorned with flourishing gardens, creating an idyllic retreat for discerning travellers.

Perched atop a gentle hill, Villa Athina offers breathtaking panoramic views that extend across the shimmering Ionian Sea, captivating the senses and inviting guests to lose themselves in the beauty of the island's azure waters and the endless horizons beyond.

The villa's design, both simple and elegant, seamlessly blends stone, grey, and wood tones with the natural landscape. Its large windows bathe the interiors in abundant natural light, showcasing picturesque vistas of the Ionian Sea. 

With four spacious and airy bedrooms, Villa Athina can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests. The neutral colour schemes of the rooms, coupled with modern furnishings, create an ambiance of serene living. Each bedroom offers enchanting views of the lush garden, captivating sea, or the inviting pool, enveloping guests in their own private sanctuary. Outside, the 40-square-metre pool beckons with its promise of refreshing dips and moments of relaxation.

A delight for gastronomes, Villa Athina presents the opportunity to savour meals alfresco on the covered outdoor terrace overlooking the sea. Here, guests can indulge in lively conversations while enjoying the local Mediterranean cuisine that showcases the freshest organic ingredients sourced from Zakynthos.

With the bustling Zante Town just a short drive away, and the Zakynthos International Airport a mere five minutes' distance, Villa Athina is a coveted sanctuary for those seeking respite amidst nature's grandeur.

Rates for this exclusive retreat start from EUR 725 per night, and reservations can be made at