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A mediterranean art private villa

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Meet Villa Gioia

A unique traditional villa in Zakynthos island with a private garden and a romantic patio. Ideal for relaxation, giving a real insight into the authentic Greek lifestyle. If you are looking for peace and quiet as well as getting in touch with nature, look no further!
Surrounded by olive oil trees and blooming flowers, Villa Gioia offers you the opportunity to recharge your batteries and return home as a new person. This traditional private villa is an excellent choice for couples or families looking for a value for money accommodation in Zakynthos island.

Unique Accomodation

Feel the traditional Greek lifestyle

The villa is decorated with attention to detail and classic furnishings, folk art objects and embroideries. The combination of wood and stone exudes an intimate atmosphere that makes it a real home away from home. Spend your time to the fairy garden or head to the lovely beaches. The house consists of a large living room, a dining area, 2 bedrooms (one master bedroom with a king size double bed & one standard bedroom with two single beds), a bathroom, a wc and a fully equipped kitchen.
Villa Gioia is located in a really picturesque and friendly neighborhood. Just a short walk from the house (150m away), you will find the local mini market, the pharmacy, the bakery, the police station, a local grill restaurant and a tobacco store. Discover the small road just outside the villa that drives you to Alykes beach and experience the rural life of village people. Goats, mules , chickens , cows, horses and birds will make a different walking experience! Recharge yourself.
Private patio & garden

Private Patio & Garden

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Standard Bedroom

Standard Bedroom

Your satisfaction is our priority

At Villa Gioia, your rest experience will become unforgettable!

We welcome all our guests with a bottle of local wine and show them how every appliance works. We provide local maps and tourist guides and we make suggestions of the best places to visit in Zakynthos island depending on your preferences! While staying at our private villa, we will be anytime available and more than happy to answer to any questions you may have about your accomodation. Everything in Villa Gioia is especially provided to induce the absolute ambience of memorable and extraordinary experience.
Katastari is the largest village of Zakynthos located 17km north west of Zakynthos Town, sitting in the hills above the resorts of Alykes (2km away) and Alykanas (3Km away). It is a picturesque settlement surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It is built amphitheatrically aside the main road offering a fantastic view to the sea. The village preserves its traditional character and natural beauty. Alykes beach is one of the cleanest beaches (blue flagged) of the island mostly preferred for children and families.

Testimonials

Gorgeous & Charming Villa!

The name says it all- the house of joy! My boyfriend booked this property for my birthday and I was so happy he did! The house had it all- antique furnishings with stone wall on one side of the house, updated adorable decorations with modern appliances on the other side of the house. The space is huge! I happily cooked breakfasts in the kitchen with the windows open and breeze rolling through the house. I am leaving out the best part- the garden! The garden was beautiful- it had cute decorations and lights on the trees and candle lanterns hanging down. It was straight out of a fairy tale. Even better, when my boyfriend used the grill to cook dinner! Amazing place- and the hosts did everything they could to recommend places to go, including going over a map with us and giving us suggestions. They were great! Definitely recommend this place!!!!!!

Ryann - Tripadvisor, June 2015

Villa Gioia Zakynthos
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2016-02-08T19:53:45+00:00

Ryann - Tripadvisor, June 2015

The name says it all- the house of joy! My boyfriend booked this property for my birthday and I was so happy he did! The house had it all- antique furnishings with stone wall on one side of the house, updated adorable decorations with modern appliances on the other side of the house. The space…
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A great stay in Zakynthos!

The house looks exactly as shown in the pictures - even nicer. It has a tasteful furnishing and the garden is lovely. Katastari has been the perfect spot for our daily adventures (by car) due to its position of the island. Within a 15 minutes you can also walk to Alikés which has all facilities needed: restaurants, bars, bigger supermarket - and of course the beach. Nikos & Christina have been lovely hosts who take care of their guests and make sure that you have everything you need. Thanks Nikos & Christina for making our holidays a great stay!

Esther - Airbnb, June 2016

Villa Gioia Zakynthos
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2016-10-23T13:44:05+00:00

Esther - Airbnb, June 2016

The house looks exactly as shown in the pictures – even nicer. It has a tasteful furnishing and the garden is lovely. Katastari has been the perfect spot for our daily adventures (by car) due to its position of the island. Within a 15 minutes you can also walk to Alikés which has all facilities…
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Amazing villa with private garden!

Christine and Nikos are just perfect and gave us a really clear guide on Zakynthos island. They provide us with a map and lots of other useful leaflets and guides. Villa Gioia is amazing, with a lovely garden where u can BBQ, walking around or just lie down on the couch and hang out. Me and my family had three amazing days in the house and really made the trip much easier and fun! Truly highly recommend the Villa Gioia to anyone who wants to have a special experience on the island!

Jingyi - Airbnb, June 2016

Villa Gioia Zakynthos
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2016-10-23T14:12:11+00:00

Jingyi - Airbnb, June 2016

Christine and Nikos are just perfect and gave us a really clear guide on Zakynthos island. They provide us with a map and lots of other useful leaflets and guides. Villa Gioia is amazing, with a lovely garden where u can BBQ, walking around or just lie down on the couch and hang out. Me and…
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Our second home in Zakynthos!

It is no wonder that Nikos & Christina are Super Hosts. From the first contact via email through a series of phone calls upon arrival in Greece, Nikos was always available and helpful. Part of our vacation involved celebrating our daughters birthday. Nikos made the day extra special. Starting with a call wishing her a happy birthday, to making dinner reservations for us and finally having a special desert served at the restaurant. As for Villa Gioia, the pictures do not do it justice. It is a beautiful home! The furnishings, the decor and of course the spectacular private garden are even more beautiful in person. It was a 15 min walk to the beautiful beach of Alykes where you can find many restaurants and nightlife. Furthermore, you can find quiet and peaceful spots when you want to unwind. We feel as if we have found our second home in Zakynthos island and can't see ourselves staying anywhere else!

Peter - Airbnb, July 2016

Villa Gioia Zakynthos
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2016-10-23T14:28:42+00:00

Peter - Airbnb, July 2016

It is no wonder that Nikos & Christina are Super Hosts. From the first contact via email through a series of phone calls upon arrival in Greece, Nikos was always available and helpful. Part of our vacation involved celebrating our daughters birthday. Nikos made the day extra special. Starting with a call wishing her a…
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Beautiful decorated villa in a great location with a wonderful private garden!

Villa Gioia is a perfect place to stay if you are spending time in Zakynthos. It is a beautiful decorated villa in a great location with a wonderful private garden. The pictures do not do the property justice. You have to be experienced! Our host was exceptional and we now feel like we have a home when we visit Zakynthos again.

Peter - TripAdvisor, August 2016

Villa Gioia Zakynthos
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2016-10-23T14:36:19+00:00

Peter - TripAdvisor, August 2016

Villa Gioia is a perfect place to stay if you are spending time in Zakynthos. It is a beautiful decorated villa in a great location with a wonderful private garden. The pictures do not do the property justice. You have to be experienced! Our host was exceptional and we now feel like we have a home…
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Fabulous location. Best stay in Greece!

As Aussie Greeks we are fussy about where we stay in Greece and the Villa Gioia exceeded expectations. Since the moment we arrived, we were looked after by Nikos and Christina and felt like we were at my mums village by the sea. The location is fabulous. Very close to the spa beach and other gorgeous beaches. Driving to main town of Zakynthos is only 20 min and we were happy to be out of the crowds and surrounded by beautiful gardens at the villa. Furthermore, we enjoyed using the herbs in the garden and eating in the courtyard. The villa is spacious and air conditioned and beautifully appointed. Finally, the best stay in Greece so far has been Villa Gioia in Zakyhthos.

AngeD - TripAdvisor, August 2016

Villa Gioia Zakynthos
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2016-10-23T14:47:39+00:00

AngeD - TripAdvisor, August 2016

As Aussie Greeks we are fussy about where we stay in Greece and the Villa Gioia exceeded expectations. Since the moment we arrived, we were looked after by Nikos and Christina and felt like we were at my mums village by the sea. The location is fabulous. Very close to the spa beach and other gorgeous beaches.…
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A perfect experience in Zakynthos!

Nikos and Christina welcomed us together when we arrived at Villa Gioia and showed us their wonderful apartment. There was everything we needed. All comforts, a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, an amazing private garden with a bbq corner: shortly EVERYTHING. Nikos gave us some precious tips for exploring the island and tasting some Greek specialties. We spent a beautiful, relaxing holiday at their place. We highly recommend the location and would love to come back in Zakynthos sooner or later. Thank you guys for everything!

Stefano - Airbnb, September 2016

Villa Gioia Zakynthos
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2016-10-23T14:52:15+00:00

Stefano - Airbnb, September 2016

Nikos and Christina welcomed us together when we arrived at Villa Gioia and showed us their wonderful apartment. There was everything we needed. All comforts, a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, an amazing private garden with a bbq corner: shortly EVERYTHING. Nikos gave us some precious tips for exploring the island and tasting some Greek specialties.…
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Our best vacation!

We spent two weeks in Villa Gioia. Must say that villa is beautiful, 100% matches with photo. Especially we liked garden with lemon and olive trees and blue and orange flowers. Villa inside is extremely nice designed. It is 1 km away from the sandy Alykes beach where we spent almost whole time. Sea is very clear and warm and perfect for kids also. We rented a car and visited Xigia beach (natural spa) which is some 5 km away. (one of the best location here). To get to Zakynthos city by car takes 20 min (16 km away). Hosts, Nikos and Christina are great! We had NO problems at all during our staying there. Wi-fi works perfect. I really recommend this place to everyone. All the best to Nikos and Christina. If we come to Zakynthos again we will for sure book Villa Gioia again.. Cheers..

Zoran - Airbnb, September 2015

Villa Gioia Zakynthos
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2016-03-17T23:09:55+00:00

Zoran - Airbnb, September 2015

We spent two weeks in Villa Gioia. Must say that villa is beautiful, 100% matches with photo. Especially we liked garden with lemon and olive trees and blue and orange flowers. Villa inside is extremely nice designed. It is 1 km away from the sandy Alykes beach where we spent almost whole time. Sea is…
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5 star experience!

If you want to stay in a remarkable place during your vacation — a calm, beautiful, romantic, cozy and elegant home — this is the place to stay in Zakynthos. We were highly impressed with pretty much everything, from interior decoration, to little lamps in the garden to towels and the entire experience. I am not exaggerating saying that our stay in Niko's place was by far one of the best places we've stayed for a vacation. HIGHLY recommended.

Vitaly Fr. - Tripadvisor, July 2015

Villa Gioia Zakynthos
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2016-02-08T19:42:08+00:00

Vitaly Fr. - Tripadvisor, July 2015

If you want to stay in a remarkable place during your vacation — a calm, beautiful, romantic, cozy and elegant home — this is the place to stay in Zakynthos. We were highly impressed with pretty much everything, from interior decoration, to little lamps in the garden to towels and the entire experience. I am not exaggerating…
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Highly recommended villa in Zakynthos!

We just came from Zakynthos and wanted to share the experience we had. We booked Gioia cottage which is a quiet & beautifully decorated with Mediterranean art villa. It has stone walls, fireplace , beautiful kitchen and also a patio and garden with outdoor shower. The owners Nikos and Christine kept in touch since we booked online until we got there which was really nice. When we arrived they put some music in the background and explained how everything around the house works. The location is perfect as is in the middle of the island so easy drive to the blue caves, navagio beach, xigia, kampi etc. All located to the north of the island, also 20 min away from Zakynthos town . Alykes and Alykanas is just about 2 km away from the villa. If you need local supermarket or a nice meal at paradosiako tavern or a decent selection of restaurants. We would recommend Villa Gioia to anyone who wants to relax after a day on the beach , we will be booking again next year!

Marcel & Jennifer - Homeaway, October 2015

Villa Gioia Zakynthos
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2016-02-08T19:20:05+00:00

Marcel & Jennifer - Homeaway, October 2015

We just came from Zakynthos and wanted to share the experience we had. We booked Gioia cottage which is a quiet & beautifully decorated with Mediterranean art villa. It has stone walls, fireplace , beautiful kitchen and also a patio and garden with outdoor shower. The owners Nikos and Christine kept in touch since we booked…
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Superior service!

Nikos and Christina provided us with superior service. Their home is perfect for any small family wishing to visit Zakynthos. It is very close to the Alykes part of the island, where you will find some of the best beaches on the island. The house is very clean and well kept and has everything one would need there. They even had a baby crib for our 9 month old son! We will stay there again and again and definitely recommend this place for any person visiting Zakynthos.

Thano - Airbnb, August 2015

Villa Gioia Zakynthos
5.0
2016-02-08T20:01:01+00:00

Thano - Airbnb, August 2015

Nikos and Christina provided us with superior service. Their home is perfect for any small family wishing to visit Zakynthos. It is very close to the Alykes part of the island, where you will find some of the best beaches on the island. The house is very clean and well kept and has everything one…
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