The contemporary Villa Sarakina is tucked away on the lovely Sarakina hillside among the lush trees and olives groves in the village of Pantokratora, close to the famous resort of Laganas on Zakynthos. It is just 5 minutes drive to the beach. With its hillside position, the villa boasts amazing views of the countryside, the valley below and out to the brilliant turquoise sea and Marathonisi Island in the distance. It is a fabulous, calm and tranquil location.
You will immediately relax at Villa Sarakina. Its magical blend of tranquility, calming design and decor and glorious views takes you away from all the stresses of everyday life. With two bedrooms this villa sleeps 4 guests though there is a comfortable sofa bed in the living area should you want to add another guest or 2.
Villa Sakarina is just minutes away from the buzzy resort of Laganas and only 15 minutes drive from the wonderful Zante Town. Laganas is a lively place with many shops, restaurants, clubs and bars as well as a vast, shimmering beach.
An elegant, calming colour scheme has been used throughout the villa and the open-plan design makes the most of the space. The living, dining and kitchen space is contemporary and has huge glass doors opening to the terrace which makes it incredibly light and airy. The kitchen is modern with attractive tiles.
Upstairs you will find the first double bedroom with a double bed and an immaculate bathroom. Stairs lead up to the attic bedroom with a huge bed which is made up of two singles, a dazzling ensuite shower room and a fabulous balcony.
Villa Sarakina enjoys a large outside garden and terrace with fabulous planting and views. You can take a dip in the lovely private pool or relax on the sun loungers admiring the beautiful countryside scenery. The blend of the mountains, green vegetation, brilliant blue sky and turquoise sea is wonderful. The free-standing barbecue is brilliant for alfresco dining.
- Open-plan living and dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar for two
- Double bedroom
- Family shower room
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and balcony access
- Swimming pool (4x8m; 0.60-1.60m depth)
- Sun loungers and parasols
- Poolside shower
- Alfresco dining area
- Shaded seating area
- Garden and lawn
- Satellite TV
- Safety box
- Electric stove with oven
- Coffee machine
- Iron and board
Villa Sarakina enjoys such an excellent location. It is a real plus point for the villa. You cannot beat having fabulous views and being amidst centuries-old olive groves and vineyards. Laganas has several mini-markets and plenty of entertainment on offer. There is a good choice of restaurants. It is so lovely to take a delicious meal while overlooking the sea. The main street of Laganas runs along the whole beachfront and continues to the neighbouring resort of Kalamaki to the east.
The beach is delightful with fine, silvery sand and sun loungers and parasols available as well as pedalos and boat trips to catch a glimpse of the protected Caretta turtles swimming around the bay. There are no other watersports allowed on the beach due to the turtles nesting. The sea and coast around Zakynthos is part of the National Marine Park. The rare Caretta turtles lay their eggs in the sands of Gerakas, Dafni, Kalamaki, Marathonisi and especially Sakania, east of Laganas.
The villa is only 8km from the island's buzzy capital, Zante Town. Most of the houses, shops and buildings are built in traditional Venetian style. They were rebuilt after the destructive earthquake of 1953. Solomos Square is bustling and lined with restaurants and bars and also the Byzantine Museum and Cultural Center.
Zante Town is known for its amazing nightlife. You can enjoy a game of tennis at the Zakynthos Tennis Association. Bochali is 2km from the centre of Zante Town. You will find yourself stopping every few minutes to take panoramic photographs of the pretty harbour, Argassi and the Bay of Laganas. The narrow, charming alleys are lined with old houses and traditional cafes and restaurants. You should try ‘frigania', a delicious local dessert. A little further up, you will arrive at the castle. Solomos Wines distillery is a great outing where wines can be tasted and bought cheaply.The cellars are beautiful and the wines delicious. There is also olive oil to taste.
One of the Orthodox pilgrimage sites, St Dionysios draws crowds during the year as it houses the relics of the island's patron saint. The church was built in 1926 with a three-sided basilica and inner arch. It was luckily left untouched by the 1953 earthquake.
Only 37 nautical miles from Zakynthos are the Strofades islets with a 15th century fortified monastery.
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A tranquil villa in Iznate, Nerja. Offering stunning sea views, a private pool and shaded areas you can enjoy a holiday in a peaceful location, where the Spanish live and tend their grapes, olives and almonds.