Hellenikon Idyllion for families
and individual travellers
The moon bevor the garden of Hellenikon Idyllion
Hellenikon Idyllion in Selianitika near
Egion at the northwest coast of Peloponnes is an ideal place to enjoy holidays for creativ
families and individual travellers who love nature and are interested in culture, because
of the central position in the heart of the antique Greece. It is easy to reach
by ferryboat from Italy, one hour and a half from Patras port, 2 hours from
Athen airport or 1 hour from Araxos airport.
Here you have the opportunity to go hiking (we worked out many routes), make trips to the mountains or visit archeological sites (for all this you donīt need a car). You can use our offer for courses in arts and music as well.
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The Musician Pavillon in the Garden
From left to right: a party in the garden; on the Island of Trisonia in front of Selianitika; seven year old Sophie Moser, 1. winner of a youth German competition; excursion near Selianitika; Zorbas dance on the boat.
Our beautiful garden with many fruit-trees and mediterranean plants, such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits, figs, kakis and olives, ten different sorts of grapes, is open for everyone. In our hollywoodswings you can relax and dream, for sportive people we set up table-tennis-tops.
As we do have Greek families in the Hellenikon Idyllion, we respect their traditional sleeping time from 2.30-5.30 p.m. and ask you not to make noise at that time of the day.
In the village there are opportunities for watersports. Bicycles and motorcycles can be rented. The neighboured restaurant offers free entrance to the swimmingpool for our guests. At the border of the village there are taverns with Greek music and discos. 2 open-air cinemas show films in English language. The sea promenade with its shady trees invites you to a walk together with Greeks without mass tourism. Every day there is another view to the opposite side of the Golfe of Korinth. The hilly landscape in the southern surrounding of Selianitika invites you for hiking as well as for excursions to pittoresque mountain villages and to breathtaking gorges, to bycantic monasteries and archaeological sites.
The beach (sand/gravel) seduces to swim and bath in the sea.
You have many opportunities to enjoy the evenings in our garden. For example cooking greek specialities in the stone oven, gathering around the fireplace to make music, discussions...., listening to our concerts or dancing acts. Video 3
Enjoying meals together
In case of families having children who are studying the Classical Greek language and would like to take part in the course in August: "Let us speek Classical Greek and philosophize together" (for further information see program 2007), we offer 10 % reduction for the family. If the children (pupils/ students) come by themselves, we offer free accomodation and they only have to pay for the course (2 weeks: 150.- Euro).
The opera Orfeus and Euridice in Garden of Hellenikon Idyllion with 50 muscians Video
The embassor of Austria and Prof.
Werner Schulze before the performance of his work "Anchibasi"
For more infos click History of Hellenikon Idyllion
What may families expect, who are spending their holidays at the same time as a choir or an orchestra? First they are invited to join the excursions to the antique places, they can listen to the rehearsals and concerts, perhaps children will be inspirated to learn an instrument. Sometimes there will be opportunities to play chambermusic together with the musicians. You can celebrate festivals or dancings and get into contact with interesting people. Besides there are 2 open-air cinemas, a discotheque in the village, possibilities for surfing, water-skiing or bicycling, which offer additional pleasures. Our neighboured restaurant offers a swimming pool .
typical greek specialities cooked in the the stone oven.
If you don't want to cook yourself, there are many
with a delicious and varying menu.
Greek dancing Video Dancing Sirtaki together with Andreas Drekis August 1990
Sirtaki with Andreas, Sept.2010
Day-excusions and wandering
to the Styx-spring in mountain Helmos 70 km from Selianitika
and to the Tsivlos mountainlace 10 km bevor the mounntain Helmos
Possibilities and concessions
To stay in Hellenikon Idyllion
with or without being a course participant and
in Hellenikon Idyllion, is possible for children
and families in a limited number, who are staying in holiday apartments in the
neighbourhood, and costs up from 50 Euro per week/per person.
For that our management is bringing all children together, so they can use the huge garden and the garden equipment for having fun together as well as playing table tennis and using the training and playing area for children.Also the visit of all original Greek Music- and Dancing Events as well as the visit of all concerts in the garden is included
If a member of the family is ready to help in the management-office for a fiew hours per day, there are special concessions.
Please click Conditions for collaboration
Hellenikon Idyllion is also very attractive in wintertime
In Hellenikon Idyllion greek music!! click Video 244 KB
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