Akrothea

THE IONIAN ISLANDS

Spartochori, Meganissi

  • 10 Sleeps
  • 5  Bedrooms
  • 5  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

A supremely privileged position, panoramic infinity pool and private sea access... Akrothea is irresistible.

One of the most luxurious properties in the Ionian Islands, Akrothea combines a perfect location, transfixing views, acres of space, style, attention to detail and a pleasing dilemma: whether to swim in the infinity pool or in the sea from the private beach at the bottom of the garden!

“Akrothea was fantastic, with absolutely everything we needed. The views and outdoor seating area and pool were even better than expected! We had two delicious meals at the villa, and the cleaners who came in daily were lovely. We felt very well looked after! ” HF, UK, May 2019

Akrothea in the press:
First Living, April 2018
Evening Standard, 7th June 2017

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  10
  • Bedrooms  5
  • Double beds  2
  • Twins  1
  • Flexible doubles/twins  1
  • Single beds  1
  • Bathrooms  5
  • ... of which en suite  4
  • Daily maid service ¹
  • Cook 
  • Breakfast preparation 
  • Garden gate beach/sea access 
  • Infinity pool (LxW in metres) ² 12x5
  • Air conditioning 
  • Open fireplace 
  • Safe 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher ³
  • Microwave oven 
  • iPod docking station 
  • TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Stereo 
  • Satellite Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Outdoor kitchen 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Table tennis 
  • Yoga mats 
  • Mountain bikes 
  • Shopping service 
  • Transfers 
  • Babysitter 
  • Sea views 
  • Easy walk to beach/sea access 
  • Walking distance to restaurant(s) 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ 6 times a week (every day except Fridays)
² with a single depth of 1.5m
³ indoor and outdoor
there is a taverna about a 20-minute walk away

 

Inside: mirroring the size of the 10-acre grounds outside, and communicating with them seamlessly, the interiors of Akrothea are spacious, bright and beautifully appointed. The central, single-storey part of the villa is home to a large, luminous, triple-size, open-concept living and dining area and kitchen. Access to the surrounding terraces is provided by three wide, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that make the most of the amazing sea and coastal views. Beautiful furnishings, sink-in sofas and a large dining table make the reception areas both welcoming and comfortable, while the fully equipped kitchen has been conceived so as to allow cooks to enjoy the wonderful sea views while chopping and stirring! At either end of the central part of the villa are the two sleeping areas, each organised over two floors: to one end, off the living area, is a large double bedroom containing a mezzanine level with twin beds (suitable for children) and an en-suite shower room. A flight of stairs leads downstairs to one double-twin bedroom and one twin bedroom, both of which have en-suite shower rooms. To the other end, accessed from the gorgeous dining area, a few steps lead up to a single room with adjacent shower room, and then, via a flight of stairs, to the master double suite, complete with en-suite bathroom with tub and shower attachment and a superb panoramic terrace overlooking the pool and the sea. The other bedrooms also have direct access to terraces and all have fantastic sea views.

Outside: with 400m of private coastline and around 10 acres of gardens, terraces and al fresco areas to explore, not to mention the transfixing views of the sea and the neighbouring island of Lefkada, a stay at Akrothea comes with total privacy, peace and quiet and plenty of space for everyone. Immediately outside the indoor living area is a covered and fully furnished lounge area offering shady coolness and superb views over the sea. A few steps lead down to the infinity pool suspended above the sea down below. To one side of the house is a well-equipped outdoor kitchen and dining area, served by with a large gas barbecue. Exploring the colourful gardens one soon comes across the steps whose destination is Akrothea's private sea access and the turquoise waters beyond...

 

Think About

Akrothea features a fantastic infinity pool, offering swimmers stunning views while in the pool. There is quite a large drop off the infinity side so we recommend children are supervised at all times. Please refer to our general safety page if you would like more information about infinity pools.

The extensive gardens of Akrothea have a few natural drops and younger children should always be supervised by an adult when exploring the grounds.

EOT Licence No. 0831K10TK8211001
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