A specimen of unique architecture and beauty, furnished with rare monastic furniture and distinctive art pieces, Villa Galini, a unique Historic Villa, is located on the top of Galani Hill in Sithonia. A proud member of the Historic Hotels of Europe and of Yades Greek Historic Hotels, awarded by Condé Nast Traveller, this unparalleled residence was built in 1974 for Porto Carras founder and renowned Greek shipping magnate, John C. Carras. The distinguished Greek architect Kapsampelis, designer of the Villa, was inspired by the monastic architecture of Mount Athos.
Passionately restored, splendidly fitted with lovely antiques, rare artifacts and exposed beam ceilings, the 11 graciously appointed guestrooms and 13 suites of Villa Galini offer a real experience of the grandeur and affluence of the past. Unique details such as the bathrooms designed by frequent guest Salvador Dali, mosaic tiles of Yves St Laurent, the piano of the almost-resident Gina Bachauer evoke the splendour of past eras, while sumptuous contemporary amenities and comforts guarantee the idyllic relaxation.
Villa Galini, once a playground for international royalty, world famous artists and hearts of state, is an example of unique architecture and beauty, surrounded by magnificent pine, almond and citrus trees, boasting stunning vistas over the Aegean and the islands of Sporades.
Guests of Villa Galini wake up to the chirping of birds and enjoy breakfast savoring the big blue of the Toroneos Gulf. Lounge endlessly by the private pool, book their own beach among the 25 secluded coves of the resort or pick up the pace with countless water sports, tennis, beach volley, basketball, football, 5×5 soccer, cycling, trekking, horse riding and golf.
Pamper your self with a royal massage or just relax at the sauna and the Turkish bath. Indulge in the Jacuzzi, boasting the most amazing sunset views and sip a glass of champagne. Watch the sun go down with a gourmet dinner at your Byzantine era dining room and dress up for a big night out. Slide down to the casino and sample the Vegas – style nightlife.
A secluded garden terrace and the amazing setting around the pool dazzle above the Aegean. Here guests retain their privacy and host their own parties at the Villa’s elegant premises. Whether it is a gala dinner, a reception, or a cocktail party, everything is handled with grace, refinement, flawless service and a full range of contemporary conveniences.
Sithonia, the central “leg” of Chalkidiki peninsula, is a magical place of green forest and blue sea. The region offers the perfect combination of the distinctive Greek light, unspoiled landscapes, colours and fragrances. The glorious natural setting is complemented by sights and monuments of archaeological interest and the living religious traditions of its people, manifested in a host of feast days and other ceremonies and rituals.
The smell of pines and the sound of the waves, the silence of the secluded coves, the unparalleled view over the Aegean, the traditional architecture and the fresh fish are among the memories that you will carry along with you during winter. Discover the beautiful crystal-clear waters of Kohi Beach and enjoy the brightest sunset. Experience the exciting world of Casino Porto Carras. Relax and rejuvenate at the Thalassotherapy & SPA centers, the biggest in South-Eastern Europe. Take a walk around the biggest private marina of Northern Greece, discover the history of the largest organic vineyards in Greece and taste its awarded wine labels at Domaine Porto Carras. And finally live the ultimate culinary experience at the ‘Greek Gastronomy’ nights at the ‘Tsipouraki’ restaurant in Porto Carras Marina.
Famous guests: Queen Juliana of Holland, Salvador Dali, Yves St Laurent, the son of Aga Han, Gina Bachauer, Stavros Niarhos, Rudolf Nureyev, Francois Mitterrand, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Margot Fonteyn, Joan Baez, Fiona Von Thyssen, the Rockfellers, Prince Albert of Monaco, President Putin, Valery Giscard d’Estaing are only some of them.
Notes: No pets allowed, No smoking at the property
- Sauna & turkish bath
- Outdoor jacuzzi
- 13 suites
- 11 superior guestrooms
- 1 gate house (including 2 superior guestrooms)
- 24 en suite bathrooms
- 3 staff quarters
- Daily housekeeping
- Daily swimming pool cleaning
- Turndown service 2 times/week (fresh bed sheets & towels)
- Casino entrance
- Luxurious bath amenities
- Bathrobes & slippers
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- High chair
- Bicycles available
- Direct-dial phone in every room
- Central heating
- In-room safe deposit box
- Satellite TV
- Living rooms
- Dining room
- In-room mini bar
- Individual thermostat controller
- 24-hour in room dining
- Large terrace and balconies
- Flat screen TV (included in all rooms and lounge living area)
- DVD player
- Domaine Porto Carras – 1.5 Km
- Wine tasting Hall – 1.5 Km
- Porto Carras Grand Resort – 1.5 km
- Closest Beach – 1.5 km
- Parthenonas Village – 10km
- Porto Koufo – 20km
- Nikiti – 20km
- Ancient Olynthos – 52km
- Archaeological Museum of Polygyros – 60 km
- Ancient Stageira – Aristotle's birthplace – 75 km
- Petralona Cave – 90 km
- Mount Athos – 120km
- Airport – 110 km
- Thessaloniki – 120 km
Sithonia, Halkidiki, Greece