Scenic country villa in a private olive grove, Akrata, Achaïa, Peloponnese | Property for sale | Savills
170 sq m
Asking price €415,000

Scenic country villa in a private olive groveAkrata, Achaïa, Peloponnese

    Key features

    • 170 sqm villa in a land plot of 2,200 sqm
    • 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
    • 360° panoramic views
    • Olive grove, garden
    • Easy access to the seashore

    Unique architect’s villa featuring a breathtaking 360° panoramic view across the Corinthian Gulf and the surrounding mountains.

    About this property

    • The property of 2,200 sq.m. is closed off to the road with a discreet wall and automatic gate and completely fenced in. One reaches the villa over 100 meters of stone-paved driveway running in the middle of 4 rows of 90 year old olive trees. The altogether 37 olive trees have been organically tended and offer a private olive oil harvest. The grounds around the house are landscaped with walls and jardinières and planted with Mediterranean plants and flowers. The far end of the grounds offers a sun terrace with an outstanding view of the Corinthian Gulf (this area could be converted into an infinity pool, if desired).

      The villa itself was built in 2003 (surface 170 sqm) in a modern interpretation of classical Greek architecture – taking inspiration from ancient temples as well as typical island houses combined with materials typical for the Peloponnese region (red tiled roofs). Ascending to the house over the stone-paved walkway, in front of it is a large terrace facing South for the winter season.

      One enters the villa’s main level with its spacious open living and dining area (app. 50 sq.m.) with cathedral ceiling, integrated fully equipped kitchen, elegant, secluded fire place, balcony and broad sunset terrace. Interior decorating is in Scandinavian style with Greek country elements including high-end made-to-measure wood frame windows with protective shutters.

      The bedroom level is four steps above on the mountain side, featuring 2 bedrooms both with cathedral ceiling, built-in closets, air-conditioning and their own private terraces with mountain and sea view. Next to them is a bathroom with bathtub and storage closet above. An open staircase leads to a roof top terrace (above the kitchen area) which offers an exceptional view to the mountains and sea to the East. (If desired, this terrace could be converted into an additional bedroom or study)

      The garden level has its own separate entrance with a terrace going into a living and dining room with a library corner and integrated, fully equipped guest kitchen. Three steps lead to one bedroom and a full bathroom with shower. The ground level also features a garage (automatic door) with a closed off central heating (oil) room. Hot water supply with electric boiler as well as solar powered. High-speed internet access and satellite TV also are available.

    Local information

    • The villa is located in Aigeira, above the suburb of Marmara, approx. 3 km from the sea featuring an indestructible and exceptionally beautiful panoramic vista across the Corinthian Gulf with Mount Parnassos near Delphi as well as the surrounding mountains of the Peloponnese. The landscape in the former province of Achaia offers a spell-binding symbiosis of deep blue sea and majestic mountains. Within Greece this is an ideal location between the capital of Athens and the port city of Patras, the country’s third largest.

    • The small town of Aigeira –as twin-towns with Akrata – features the best of both worlds: relaxed country and sea-side living perfectly connected to nearby metropolitan life via new highway A8 or as of 2020 with the regional train (Proastiakos) directly from Athens airport in less than 2 hours. The towns feature all necessary daily amenities, shops and restaurants as well as one of the best beaches on the entire Corinthian Gulf. Aigiera has no mass tourism; instead vibrant local life since it is not a holiday community, but has a socially active population all year round. There is a renowned wine festival and a regional wine week, in the summer concerts and other cultural events in the local ancient theater or carnival parades in spring.

    • Geographically it is the perfect location for exploring all major archaeological sites on mainland Greece (Delphi, Olympia, Epidauros, Mycene, Mistra, Corinth, etc.) – most of them as day trips. In the coming years, with the bi-centennial of the Modern Greek state (1821-1832) which has its roots here, the region is bound to experience a surge in interest and recognition.

    Additional information

    • 3 km from the seashore

    • 5 km from Akrata

    • 67 km from Patra

    • 140 km from Athens

    • 170 km from Athens international airport