Spacious stone villa for the trully sophisticated traveller, strategic location
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 10
A wonderful, traditional and peacefull villa
We spent a week at mid-August in Meli traditional house in Dragano, Lefkada, and we had a wonderful time. Elena and her sister were really kind and wonderful hosts, giving us the idea of the feeling and love they have for their house. The villa is really a traditional one, with stone walls all around and nice wood roofs inside. The terrace has a spectacular view on the nature of this wild part of the island, and the table in the garden gives the opportunity for lovely breakfast and dinner times. The kitchen is large and very well equipped, the rooms upstairs are very large, each with its bathroom, and nicely furnished. Dragano is a really peaceful place and not-touristy village in the island, not far from very nice beaches but even a quiet coin of the island, that we recommend for those looking for relaxing holidays.
Best place for family re-unions!
We are two brothers living with our families at different countries and we chose to spend some time together at Meli, what a brilliant choice it proved to be! When we arrived we were amazed by this house’s unique decoration, the feel of Greece’s local tradition. We were a large group but there was so much space that we all managed to enjoy our own privacy when we were not family-bonding altogether. The villa is fully equipped and our younger kids appreciated all extra amenities the owners provided us to keep them busy. Elena, Argy and George made us feel at home and provided plenty of useful information even before we got there. Lefkada is a wonderful island and we very much enjoyed the beaches nearby Meli. We will definitely come back and for sure recommend this wonderful house to our friends!
Perfect place for a holiday
We spend a lovely time at the villa. The place is with perfect location to go around the island and return to a relaxing place to rest! Gialos Beach, Porto Katsiki, Kathisma – have visited them all. To rent a boat and go surfing – it takes only abt 15 minutes to reach Vasiliki. The house is sparkling clean and has good selection of required amenities! The owner was there to assist us as we needed and has been a great guide for the island! Highly recommended! Thank you, Elena, for the great hospitality! Your directions and pre-advise of ideas of things to do in the area and Lefkada in general helped us spend a great time!
Magnific place & island
Meli is exactly as you can see it on the website, a very nice house with beautiful architecture. Elena (the owner) ask us before arrival what can she do for us so the stay will be as expected. She prepared us toys for the children. She surprised us with an welcome pack that included fruits and coffee and things to eat as breakfast, although this was not specified. Also we found 4 MTB bikes and helmets.
The terrace is very very beautiful.
Meli house is close to the most beautiful beaches - Porto Katsiki and Egremni. If you are a wind surfer Vasiliki is not too far.
Before arriving we receive an email with important details about how to reach Meli, nice places we can eat and beaches descriptions. It was very useful.
We loved the holiday and for sure we'll return to Meli!
Genuinely Greek, cosy and comfortable
There is some magic around the place which is authentically Greek and old, modern and cosy at the same time. The location is great, far from the noise and fuss of regular tourist destinations. The house is clean, spacious and well-decorated. The garden is magnificent, with the most remarkable roses I have ever seen in a private house. Perfect place for families with children. And, most importantly, the hosts are extremely hospitable, warm and responsive to the guests' needs.
Breathtaking sandy beaches are closeby (Gialos, Porto Katsiki, Egremni & Kathisma). With just a few homes, a taverna providing home-made local delicacies and beautiful surroundings of fields and mountains, the village of Dragano offers a private escape to an uncommercialized and unspoiled region of the island. Endless choices exist for communication with nature & countryside exploration (mountain bikes provided) as well as familiarization with local culture & history (festivals, local life activities). The closest minimarket as well as a selection of restaurants are within just 1.5kms at Athani village. All kinds of amenities such as bars, restaurants, ATM, medical center, super market can be found at Vasiliki (12Kms), also known as a windsurfer's paradise.
Excursions to smaller islands around Lefkada such as Onassis's Scorpios, to Kefallonia & Ithaca. Athani, at 1.6kms, is the closest village to Dragano offering minimarket supplies and a selection of tavernas with romantic views to sea & sunset.
Other Activities: Sailing, Scuba diving, Sea Kayaking, Private boat hire
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About Elena Katopodi
I got a MSc in the UK and lived in London for more than 12 years. My husband has an MBA from the US and lived in NY for more than 20 years. We have traveled around the world a lot, visited more than 60 countries, and as travelers ourselves we have gathered very useful experiences which we believe are a great help in our efforts to provide you with a pleasant stay.
Why Elena Katopodi chose Dragano
I inherited it from my father who inherited it from his father and so on....
What makes this Villa unique
The feel of tradition, the smell of the wood beams, the generocity in space, the totally relaxing countryside views, the nature's silent sounds along with those of the birds, the rooster, the donkey...