“COMMUNION WITH NATURE IS WHAT THE SOUL NEEDS”
WELCOME TO THE DEVELEKOS PROPERTY!
We are located in the Southeastern part of the prefecture of Argolida in a quiet area with sea, olive groves and sun! As a beachfront property, we have an unobstructed view of the sea and the historic islands of Hydra, Dokos and Spetses, while all around us nature has blessed us with the countless olive groves wherein lies the main occupation of its residents.
The Develekos family has been involved in olive cultivation for over 4 generations. Indeed, the family’s love and passion for and dedication to this honored tree are what keep the quality of their olive oil at an excellent level with continuous distinctions at the university and international level.
A visitor to our estate will immediately feel a warm welcome and be able to relax in the comfort of our fully equipped and functional apartments. They will not only learn about our products but will also have the opportunity – for a small fee per person – to participate in daily tours of the property which is filled with olive groves and lemons and of our farm and which will end with the preparation of a meal with a delicious introduction to our products! So the combination of nature, the sea and our delightful flavors and, above all, our warm hospitality is what every visitor needs and what we offer in abundance!
All that is left to do is to experience it for yourself!
We are eagerly awaiting your visit!
The Develekos family
Information about our apartments:
Rooms to let – our 45 square-metre apartments are fully equipped and furnished with unrestricted sea views for a calm and relaxing vacation! More specifically, the apartments have an ample bedroom with a double bed, large closet and air conditioning, and a spacious bathroom with a shower. The open living area includes a kitchen with all the necessary appliances for the preparation of a meal, breakfast or a beverage, a dining area, a large refrigerator, a TV, a single bed and a sofa-bed. In fact, each apartment can accommodate up to 4 people.
Additionally, the apartments have a large balcony with a dining area and a clear view of the sea which is just 17m from our lodgings, with umbrellas and sun-loungers provided free of charge, free WiFi and parking.
The relationship of the Develekos family with the cultivation of olives has deep roots in time. It all started in 1875 when the ancestors of the family – originally from Valtetsi, Arcadia – moved to the area permanently. They bought land with olives, planted more olive trees and bought additional property until they came to own 1800 acres at which time they started to approach the cultivation of their olive trees systematically. It is from this point that the traditions of the production of our now award-winning olive oil started. If a visitor wishes, he or she will have the opportunity to participate in the process of harvesting the olives from October to the end of November and then to taste it directly and to purchase it at exceptional prices. In addition to our warm reception, our estate will also provide other produce and products, such as table olives, honey, lemons, pomegranates, olive oil soaps and cosmetic creams made with olive oil, as well as many seasonal produce such as fresh vegetables and fresh eggs from our farm! In fact, produce and products will be made available to visitors upon request if they wish to prepare their own meals.
Information regarding the general area and attractions:
The location of our property is suitable for day trips to the surrounding islands – with a distance of only 3km to the port of Metochi from which you can be transported to the cosmopolitan island of Hydras only; with a distance of 22km to the beautiful island of Poros; with a distance of 35 km to the stately island of Spetses; while the historic city of Nafplio is 70 km away and the ancient theater of Epidaurus is just 65km. For lovers of hiking and history, there is the Katafiki Gorge, a location of unparalleled beauty and, at one spot, there is a hole which, according to Greek Mythology, was the entrance to Hades from which Hercules took Cerberus and, into which, the god Pluto led Persephone the daughter of the goddess Demeter to the underworld.