building philosophy

The villa is in classic Peloponnese style, designed as a roomy three bedroom house which sleeps six. The philosophy behind this was that living space is more important than sleeping space. The Architect of Villa Aura is the very well respected Matina Kavourinu.

This large exquisite property with a floor space of 248 m² should be viewed to be able to ascertain its position and beauty.

position of the Villa

The position of the Villa is such that it looks straight over the sea in front and the mountain on the side. There are no buildings in front of the villa obstructing the view.

materials used

Villa Aura has aluminium double glazed windows and sliding doors, all with mosquito netting. On the outside, all windows and sliding doors have aluminium shutters, closed from within. All floors are marble floors. On the balconies the same colour marble has been laid but this was specially treated so as to be anti slip. There are TV and TV points in all rooms as well as on the balcony. The fireplace is made from "Acropolis" (indicating the rarity) white marble. The staircase is from high quality white marble. The banister upstairs is of high quality white quality white marble. The Villa is completely “Legal” which means that everything conforms to the drawings and permissions granted previously.

dining and kitchen area

The open plan air-conditioned sitting dining and kitchen area create a pleasant atmosphere. The kitchen is state of the art and fully equipped. The work surfaces are of 3 cm Norwegian granite and the splash backs of the same colour but in 2 cm.

Built-in Kitchen Equipment
6' (2 m.) upright two door Bosch fridge freezer
Whirlpool fan oven
Whirlpool dishwasher
Whirlpool microwave
Neff T187 ceramic hob 80 x 52 cm unit with hood and fan exhaust system
Double stainless steel sinks with mixer tap have been set into the granite

office area, bedroom and bathroom

The large landing / office area upstairs gives access to the air conditioned bedrooms and the bathroom. The bathroom has a galvanised bath, a ceramic toilet and bidet. The washbasins (his and hers) are set in marble and has a large wall mirror in front. From the bedrooms (in bed) there is a good view over the sea and at night Piraeus / Athens / Aegina can be seen. There is a landing cupboard and cupboards in each bedroom as well as the bathroom.

Garden / land

Villa Aura stands in 4.200 sq.m. of land with 50 oil producing olive trees and sufficient orange, lemon and mandarin trees. The garden has an underground automatic water sprinkling system for the lawn as well as for the plants and trees. There is a total of 15 stations automatically controlled through the "Irritrol 15" computerised control system. In the garden there are many specimen trees/shrubs like Catalpa Bignonioides, Rhus, Lebanon Cedar, Paeonia Lutea Var. LudlowII (tree peony), Camellia, Wisteria (white), etc. Bougainvillea is of course everywhere around. In the garden there are some 30 expensive earthenware pots from Crete filled with plants. There is even a large ornamental rock with the shape and features of a Brown Bear in the garden. There is a special walled section for kitchen gardening fans.

The land has 50 oil producing olive trees and annually one can obtain some 200-350 litres of high quality oil. When harvested, this can be sold to the local olive oil factory. A litre of good quality oil sells for approx. 5 Euro per litre. In this "orchard" there are water pipes present and once a months the sprinkler system waters the trees for approx. 3 hours. The orchard has been "walled off" with stone work along three sides.