An intimate retreat center perched in the heart of a Greek mountain village, above the bay of Karystos, Euboea - immerse yourself in island life just an hour away from Athens.
Villa Kasteli is a traditional mountain villa with panoramic sea and mountain views over the bay of Karystos and a medieval, Venetian castle. It's just an hour away from Athens by boat and also accessible by road. It is a magical place all year round, with snow in the winter and gorgeous flora and fauna. We have four double bedrooms with private bathrooms, an open plan living, dining and kitchen area with a fireplace. We have a covered terrace for outdoor dining and evening drinks overlooking the valley towards the sea, a multipurpose 100 square meter garden studio, stone pergola, swimming pool and terraced garden. Surrounded by olive groves, pomegranate and fig trees, the village is an authentic, rural environment, the peace punctuated by eagle cries and sheep bells.
At Villa Kasteli we recycle, repurpose as much as we can and are as plastic free as possible. We try and obtain all of our fresh food from our own garden and neighbours or local vendors. We compost all of our organic food waste to feed our garden, have bird feeders, nesting boxes and insect hotels. We also have a host of pollinator friendly plants and use no pesticides.
From Athens airport to Villa Kasteli total travel time 2 hours.
Villa Kasteli is situated in a small mountain village called Mekounida, above the town of Karystos. The drive from the port of Marmari to Villa Kasteli is 15 minutes. The boat ride from the port of Rafina to Marmari is 60 minutes. The drive from Athens International Airport to the port of Rafina is 20 minutes.
In case of bad weather or late arrival, it is possible to drive to Villa Kasteli which takes 3 hours.
Retreat Features and Activities
YogaPilatesMeditationWritingNatureArts & CreativityAdventure / SportFitness / Fitness TrainingHealth & WellnessHealingMindfulnessPersonal DevelopmentPranayamaSelf CateringWalking / Hiking