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VILLA ROKANES

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ABOUT

OUR STORY

Villa Rokanes is a 100-year-old restored  stone house in South Evia. Rokanes was a small living settlement until a few decades ago when it fell into complete disrepair. The Rokanes glass stone pool house represents the first home to be renovated, while respecting and proliferating local architecture, nature, and its history. Injecting passion, energy and love we created this unique retreat where we welcome you to revitalize yourself and experience the spirit of another era in a tranquil environment. Enjoy Evia’s verdant beauty with all your senses. Ideal for couples, families and small groups.

This is just the beginning of the story-there is much more waiting for you.

                                 Τι λένε για εμάς / Talk of the town (Radio interview)

ROOMS

OUR ROOMS

Rokanes glass stone pool house makes the most of its enviable views. Each of the rooms has picture windows framing the sea, the valley and nisos/island aigileia. The house has 2 bedrooms, sleeps five people and is ideal for families or friends up to 5 people.

OUR SERVICES

OUR SERVICES

Local Food Basket

 

Contact us before your arrival. Each basket is custom made for you. We have local honey, jams, sweets, tsipouro (greek alcoholic drink) and our extra virgin olive oil.

Garden/ Backyard

 

You can enjoy your breakfast and romantic dinners at the sunset at the wooden table on the stone terraces overlooking the pool or just spoil yourself with sunbathing on the sun loungers.

Pool

 

Escape the crowds, the buzz & heat of the city, by taking a plunge into our sapphire blue swimming pool.

GALLERY

GALLERY

NATURAL BEAUTY

PRE & POST RENOVATION

SEE & DO

SEE & DO
"Dryopes" – Art and Culture Workshop

Don’t miss visiting the Dryopes – Art and Culture Workshop at the fishing shelter of Nea Styra/new small harbour. At this local landmark you can enjoy various art exhibitions (photography, paintings, etc.), listen to atmospheric music and at the same time finish your visit by enjoying delicious local little bites/mezes with a glass of wine and ice cream.

"The Dragon Houses"
Cultural site

Within 10 minutes drive you can visit the dragon houses, which are prehistoric megalithic constructions, unique in the Mediterranean and you can climb within one hour to the gate of Armenon or Larmenon. The gate, that constitutes the emblem of Municipality of Styra, is an impressive megalithic construction made with Cyclopean Stones, while the remains of ancient cyclopean wall can be noted on the left and right side of it. The view from the top is more than rewarding after a 45min walking/climbing.

Evia Island
 

The island of Evia is the second largest in Greece, following Crete, is situated off the eastern coast of Central Greece and offers glorious mountain roads, challenging treks, large fertile valleys, many uncrowded beaches, crystal clear waters, an ideal and exceptional destination for people of all ages. Evia has only become known as a tourist destination for all seasons within the last several years. Evia has an unchanged natural environment totally unaffected by mass tourism. A place that remains genuine, authentic and traditional.

Grape Harvesting

 

Grape picking is the most pleasant collective agricultural activity and takes place at the end of August or beginning of September. The visitor of “Rokanes Villa” is welcome to participate in grape picking in order to experience the generosity of the greek land and the bond of the people to their land and its products.

The grapes residue is left to ferment and in October it is transferred to copper stills to be distilled and produce the famous “tsipouro”, a “remedy” for body and soul.

Hiking

 

Southern Evia represents a hikers’ dream. Add to your booking an organized tour to the Dimosaris or Charakas gorge and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience. 

Olive Gathering

 

The "Rokanes Villa" allows guests to help with the olive harvest as part of a trip during which they also experience the sights and way of life in the region. Visitors can, if they want to pick the olives using any of a number of age-old harvesting techniques, working for just one day or for a number of weeks in a row. Then they can help transfer the harvested olives to a traditional olive press and initiate themselves into the traditional art of extracting the precious oil. The guests who have helped are welcome to take some oil home in lieu of payment or maybe even fill up a couple of bottles.

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GUEST REVIEWS

This place was perfect - exactly what we were looking for and even better than the photos. It’s a gorgeous renovation in an idyllic setting with impressive views. There were some really thoughtful touches from the hosts of wine, eggs and fresh figs. We enjoyed every minute we spent at the villa, choosing to spend as much time as possible there, although there are some great local spots in Styra & New Styra for coffee / food and a couple of idyllic little beaches just 20mins away.

-Laura

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Contact

MORE INFO

Evia is only a 55 minute drive from Athens International Airport and accessible by bridge and several drive-on drive-off ferry boat services available at various access points.

The Rokanes glass stone pool house is located in South Evia just a 5-minute drive from the ferry boat port of Nea Styra which offers regular ferry boat service to Agia Marina on the Greek mainland.

The combination of traditional and contemporary architecture, the wide view to the sea, the tranquility and direct contact with the nature while providing comfort and security make this house a unique oasis to rest your mind, body and soul.

It consists of one double en suite bedroom, one room with two beds, a living room with an iconic 4m long glass window and a large comfortable corner couch combined with a fully equipped kitchen, a WC with shower on the ground floor and an outdoor shower with hot water.

There is also TV in the living room, Wi-Fi service, and children’s toys and books are also provided.

The home has privacy and free parking.

Outside, you can enjoy your breakfast and romantic dinners at the sunset at the wooden table on the stone terraces overlooking the pool or just spoil yourself with sunbathing on the sun loungers.

Rokanes glass stone pool house is looking forward to welcoming you and provide you with unprecedented memories to accompany you until next time.

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