Reviews and helpful tips from our lovely past visitors…

  • The absolute retreat

    I stayed at High Groves this past summer and it is quite possibly one of the most spiritual and beautiful places I have ever been. I have dozens of pictures and wish I could post for all to see. High Groves IS the absolute RETREAT.

    Jill Peterson, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Wonderful vacation

    Our family, six adults and six children under ten, spent two weeks at High Groves Estate this past June and July. The experience was exceptional. The house itself was beautiful, spacious, and comfortable, easily accommodating our large active group and the setting was magnificent. The staff including an outstanding hostess, who also served as our cook, the house keepers and the maintenance people made our stay pleasant, relaxing and trouble free. The house, and our clothing, were kept sparkling clean.

    The highlight for the children was a beautiful large swimming pool set below the Peloponnesian hills. They loved visiting the working farm and seeing the chickens, ducks, horses and other farm animals, as well as a 2000 year old olive tree. In the mornings we were often visited by goats and horses, who came up to the house to graze.

    The house is quite isolated, making for a quiet respite from the touring we did. It is an hour or so by car from numerous ancient sites including Mycenae, Ancient Epidavros, and Corinth to name a few. There is a village with a beach and some nice restaurants about fifteen minutes away.

    The listing and listing photos were accurate, if anything understated. The owner was very responsive and helpful in answering our questions, accommodating our special needs, and helping us to plan our stay in Greece. Our group is well traveled having spent significant amounts of time in places ranging from Rome to France to western rural China. Our trip to Greece was a highlight of our family’s travel experiences made so by High Groves Estate.

    Anonymous, submitted via VRBO website
  • My beautiful experience at High Groves

    To me, High Groves is “Holy Ground”—all 400 acres –sacred space. So hard to explain, meant only to embrace. How could anyone truly grasp the beauty, energy and spirituality of the sounds of bells worn by goats in the distant mountains; of being in a large pen of turkeys, roosters, hens, geese, ducks, bunnies; of going to the breathtaking sea view; of hugging an olive tree; of touching an olive, of eating a freshly picked clementine; of petting a horse; of being in the presence of a newborn colt… I could go on and on…Thank you so much…over and over again.

    Dorothy, USA
  • Spectacular Estate, wonderful setting

    High Groves is stunning; a large country estate, very isolated and peaceful… The main home is a wonderful stone structure with many amenities; the public spaces work well for a large group of guests. Sixteen (16) of us stayed for a week and used the villa as home to explore the Peloponnese. We had easy access to Epidavros, Nafplion, Mycenae, Corinth, then spent our final weekend on Spetses, upon the recommendation of the owner of High Groves. Demetrie and his brother, Basil, are wonderful hosts, always accessible by email and phone, if we had questions. We booked the estate nearly a year in advance and Demetrie was gracious in answering my questions and providing advice on places to see.

    The kitchen is superb for large groups as is the main dining room. The library, great room, spectacular patio overlooking the valley, the media room and the glorious swimming pool accommodated us in first-class fashion. We hired the wife of the estate foreman to cook two meals a day for us and she was exceptional, the best food we ate in our two weeks in Greece.

    Our group has stayed in villas in many parts of the world and I recommend this VERY highly for those who like to be isolated and pampered. You MUST have a car – no public transportation available.

    Dick, Ohio, USA
  • More than you may have expected

    Totally worth it! Stayed at the Estate this summer with a group. All the modern facilities together with natural surroundings and complete privacy make for a perfect vacation time. The staff and the owner are nice and helpful and maintain the property in good state. The sights around are astonishing and there are plenty of places to visit – historical and recreational. Look up for Stork restaurant, when you’re there. I definitely would come there again.

    Z, Moscow, Russia

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