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About the Owners
We are Jean and Andrew Hoare. We are retired and, in 2007, we decided to buy a home for our retirement on the island of Kefalonia in Greece. We spend most of our life on the island, although we originate from the UK.
We soon found some beautiful land on which to build our new home. Being outside a town, Greek law required that we had to buy at least an acre to build on. We built two villas on the land, which are spaced well apart. We live in one and the other smaller one-bedroom villa, Villa Athena, was designed and built just for the purposes of holiday or vacation letting.
Our own villa is at a good distance from Athena, because we did not want to appear intrusive. However, we are at hand to answer our guests’ questions and to give advice if the need arises.
Over the ten years we have welcomed more than one hundred couples of varying ages. Some of them were honeymooners, other were celebrating a birthday or a wedding anniversary, but most just came for a "get away from it all" holiday. They could be as active or as relaxed as suited them.
"A perfect villa, amazing pool and wonderful view. A much needed break and the ideal place to relax." (C & K - June 2017)
"Our 2nd. visit to Villa Athena and as perfect as our first" (S & C - July 2017)
"Perfect holiday/honeymoon and destination for our idyllic wedding" (T & J - August 2017)
"Our 5th.visit to this lovely villa and we will be back next year! That says it all!" (M & J - September 2017)
"Wow! What a fabulous villa. Had a perfect week & weather fantastic! Already booked to return next year." (K & D - October 2017)
"It was fab!"