In Greek mythology, Galatea was a sea nymph loved by Polyphemus.
Galatea is one of 6 comfortable villas set privately on a hillside promontory above the sea just outside the port of Agios Nikolaos on Zakynthos’ north east coast.
Each villa has its own private terraces and gardens to ensure an individual feeling of privacy and independence. The grounds of each villa are divided by hillside terraces of olive trees, rows of grape vines and wild myrtle, pine and cypress trees.
Galatea's TV is linked to an underwater camera (situated close to the sea caves below the villa) for those who want to search for seals and starfish from their armchair.
Villa Galatea has traditional island interiors of stone and wood with high standards of modern comfort. Spacious rooms open out on to large terraces with powerful views along the coastline and across the sea to Kefalonia.
A stepped pathway leads down to the sea below where private kayaks are kept for exploring the nearby sea caves.
The villa is equipped with snorkelling equipment, fishing tackle and binoculars.
A welcome pack on arrival contains wine, olive oil, fresh fruit, seasonal vegetables, olives and herbs – all grown organically on the estate.
Private swimming pool with hydro massage section: 32 sq metres & depth 1.40 metres
Maid service & linen change once weekly (extra service provided on request)
Location: car hire recommended. The port of Agios Nikolaos is 2.5 kilometres and has a good selection of waterfront shops, tavernas, café bars and boat hire. A ferry departs twice daily (taking 1 hour) to Pessada on Kefalonia. To the other side of the port a coastal road leads to pretty beaches and seaside tavernas.
Accommodation: all on one level: open-plan sitting room (WiFi/satellite TV/DVD/CD player), dining area and kitchen (dishwasher/microwave); one double bedroom (air-con) and en suite shower room; one twin bedroom (air-con) and en suite shower room. Washing machine. Mosquito screens on windows. Elaborate barbecue area.