This year, my trip to Greece came up for my 29th birthday. My dream was to spend them in a unique place with a beautiful view of the water, with cicadas playing in the background and sunset view from the terrace. It would have been the best birthday gift to me!
I’ve written in the previous post that Lefkada is still not a touristic destination and the hotel infrastructure is a bit underdeveloped (although I consider it as an adventage rather than a disadventage). So it took me some time to find the place I’ve been dreaming on. However, as soon as I discovered Villa Harmony on Airbnb, I knew it was the place to be for my birthday.
Villa (precisly speaking: two twin villas) stand on a hill close to the Athani village. The buildings are surrounded by the olive trees, and the nearest house is around 200 meters away. Total privacy, perfect silence and tranquility.
When we finally reached it, literally my jaw dropped. The view was far more beautiful than on the AirBnB photos, the cicadas were singing gently, and I could smell cypresses. Greek idyll.
We rented the entire villa for ourselves. The neighbors haven’t been there for most of the time so I had a feeling we lived alone among the Greek hills.
The villa has its own swimming pool and sea view. I admit that it was the main reason that convinced me to rent it.
I have never had a pool only for myself and I’m telling you, this is more than great! My donut and pinaplee mattresses were also satisfied :p
The pool was brilliant, had no edges and nothing covered the phenomenal view of the green hills of Lefkada. We spent hours there – just sunbathing, swimming, reading books, and at the evening sipping wine and gazing at the stars.
The sky over Greece is one of the most beautiful for me. It is always so clean, and literally you can see billions of stars so clearly. I had a feeling I could have almost touched them.
Villa has been decorated in a traditional style, there are two bedrooms, a living room with huge kitchen and two wonderful terraces.
Of course, the villa is fully equipped, also with the kitchennette, so you can easily cook (though it’s pointless having all these wonderful Greek taverns around).
We prepared only breakfasts, but we ate dinners out every day in another tavern, just to test as many of the as it was possible : )
It’s necessary ti rent a car to get to the villa, because it is located on a steep slope and walking to any infrastructure would be rather uncomfortable. In the village of Athani there are 4 family restaurants, a small shop and a pastry shop, so all the basic stuff. For bigger shopping you have to go to Vassiliki or another town. The two most popular beaches – Porto Katsiki and Egremni are about 15 minutes drive. The location is ideal.
So much space by the pool was a perfect opportunity for doing workouts and yoga sessions at the sunrise and sunset. And it was a great pleasure to be able to practice in such place.
You know what? It’s great to have a birthday! : )
Read how to plan your trip to Lefkada —> Lefkada – Greek paradise far from the crowds
and about the best beaches —> The most beautiful beaches of Lefkada