Two magnificent properties occupying a breathtaking hilltop location in the north of Zakynthos, Villas Emerald offer one of the most perfect settings imaginable for a truly relaxing, indulgent holiday. Thoughtfully designed and equipped to appeal equally to families, couples and small groups alike, these stunning villas take full advantage of their position and would be perfect for anyone looking for a unique venue to mark a celebratory occasion.
As idyllic locations go, it doesn’t get much better than this. Standing resplendent on the peak of a private hill, two beautifully designed identical villas enjoy truly breathtaking panoramic views across the sapphire blue Ionian Sea towards the neighbouring island of Kefalonia. Meticulously planned to make the most of their privileged position, these stunning properties have been built using traditional architectural methods, their ivory stone walls, pale terracotta roofs and cream timber fittings sitting comfortably in the unspoilt surrounding countryside.
A magnificent private pool takes centre stage within the grounds of each villa, the extensive terracing and stylish loungers providing numerous vantage points from which to savour the incomparable setting. In a curved stone wall incorporating seating for barbecue meals, a window has been cleverly carved out to frame the view, so you can gaze out over the islands beyond even as you eat.
When the sun goes down, soft patio lighting draws guests outside to relish the evening’s sea breezes, starlit sky and twinkling village lights beyond over a chilled aperitif. A sheltered outdoor dining area offers a delightful spot to linger over evening meals, or you may prefer to head inside to the spacious open plan lounge/dining room with its cosy fireplace, exposed timber ceiling and sparkling chandeliers.
The four bedrooms are light and airy, simply yet elegantly furnished, extended into the pristine bathrooms where ultra modern fittings, velvety soft towels and natural Korres skin products offer luxurious finishing touches. The comfort of guests is paramount, with beds sporting Media or Candia Strom deluxe mattresses and Siberian Goose pillows by Guy Laroche to ensure restful sleep.
The surrounding pine-clad hillsides and lush countryside is ideal for gentle hiking or bicycle rides, while from the nearby port town of Agios Nikolaos you can take a boat trip to the famous Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves. The island is known for its crystal clear, turquoise waters and gorgeous beaches, including the rarely crowded Makris Gialos and the natural health spa of Xigia.
There are plenty of local tavernas and restaurants close by, while a convenient food delivery service can supply the villas on request. Various excursions, and a range of beauty and massage services are available through villa staff while a daily maid service ensures the properties remain spotlessly clean throughout your stay.
With a play area and a selection of toys provided, a separate children’s pool and a play station console if you wish, these villas are perfectly suited to families with children of all ages, as well as those seeking a romantic retreat or a special place for a celebration. The two villas could also be booked together for a larger group.
- Spectacular hilltop location with uninterrupted sea views
- Magnificent pool and patio area
- Classically styled villas appointed to a high specification
- Located within beautiful, unspoilt countryside
- Close to gorgeous beaches and coastal villages
- Additional services available on request
- Completely private from each other but could be rented together for larger parties