2008 Update

2008 Update

  • 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel
  • 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel
  • 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

Khronya Pola

Khronya Pola, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

A very Happy New Year from the Agni team, where here in Greece we have enjoyed an exceptionally mild Christmas - our pre-Christmas office party was held outside, around Villa Persephone's pool!

Khronya Pola, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

The last crumbs have been hoovered up by the local strays who thought that all their Christmases had come at once!

Khronya Pola, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

The Agni team members are all now back in the office - some had 'defected' to the UK for Christmas pud and New Year sales - and are preparing for the fast-approaching Summer. They are ready and pleased to deal with any enquiries you may have and to help you make your 2008 holiday choice and arrangements.

Corfu

Corfu is one of our most returned-to Islands and we are delighted to be able to offer new properties for you to consider:

Corfu, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

Villa Frosso is located in the village of Vlahatika above Kalami, and looks out over stunning views of the Bay of Kalami, across the channel to Albania. The view of Kalami, nestled between beautiful headlands, is dominated by the White House, where Lawrence Durrell lived in the years before WWII and wrote his beautiful memoir of Corfu called 'Prospero's Cell'. Villa Frosso, Kalami

Corfu, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

The northeast corner of Corfu is a perfect example of natural harmony, with mountain crags overlooking rolling, olive-clad hills and a series of serene bays and coves, some of them still only accessible by boat. Villa Kessar is located on one of these hills, just 2 kms from the delightful little harbour resort of St Stephanos and 3 kms from Avlaki, with its great crescent of white pebble beach and its excellent sailing centre. Villa Kessar

Paxos

Paxos, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

It would be impossible to find villas more desirably located than the three, all belonging to the same discerning owner, that are to be found right on the beachfront at Anassa, one kilometer north of Gaios. Villa Sivota and its neighbours are built on a private property that virtually merges with the gorgeous beach, where pristine white pebbles are bathed by water of the most dazzling colour. Paxos: Villa Sivota

Paxos, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel
Mongonissi Villas

Mongonissi lies about 5 kms south of Gaios, a ten-minute drive by car. It is a pretty wooded bay almost closed off by a small islet reached via a causeway. It is a favourite anchorage with yachtsmen, and popular with visitors for its beauty and for its lovely sandy beach - one of only two sandy beaches on Paxos. Swimming is safe and most enjoyable in these delightful surroundings. Dolphin Villas, Paxos

Kefalonia

Kefalonia, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel
Kefalonia: Anthys Beach

In high demand due to their proximity to the beach which is just 20 metres away, Anthy's Beach Apartments are modern and comfortable with private balconies and panoramic sea views. Fiscardo's centre is just a short stroll away. Anthy Kefalonia: Beach Apartments

Kefalonia, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

At the end of the winding road which snakes along the Assos peninsula is a selection of accommodation for summer visitors. On this narrow stretch it is possible to see the village, beach and small harbour to one side and the rugged coastal scenery of dramatic white rocks against cobalt sea from the other. Assos Beach Apartments, Kefalonia

New Agni Travel Office

2008 is a new year and we will have a new office!
Perched on the hillside, spread over two much-needed floors with a fabulous view of Nissaki Bay, stands the framework of the new Agni Travel office. Construction was halted between May and October to avoid noise disturbance to surrounding holidaymakers but things are moving on fast now! You will find the office on the right as you come up the north east coast immediately before the road sign for 'Banaratika' at Nissaki, about 100 metres before the Kaminaki petrol station.

New Agni Travel Office, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

As business has grown over the years, thanks to you - our valued customers, so has the need for more room to house the growing departments. With the additional space we will now all be able to swing a Greek cat round (fear not, it's just a figure of speech!) and hear ourselves think and speak - those of you who visited our smaller office nearby last summer will have appreciated the problem!

New Agni Travel Office, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

(Stella cannot wait to move into the new office!)

Stella will now have her own dedicated Sales office with her assistant Fotini (they're already debating which pin-ups will go on the walls...Stella favours Corfiot singer Sakis Rouvas, try googling him for a goggle), Ron will have lots more storage room for villa supplies and there will be plenty of extra space for Mary's Accounts, Rachel's R & D, Sofri's IT equipment and of course a plush pad for the boss Nathan who oversees everything. For you, the client, there will also be a nice 'room with a view' where you will be able to sit in comfort at your customer computer and view our property suggestions at your leisure...

Like the Olympics, we are confident that the new office will be ready for the summer! In the meantime, why not browse our 'virtual' office and allow us to tempt you with a summer holiday? Agni Travel

New Agni Travel Office, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

The view from Stella's office window!

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New Destinations

We have spent much of last summer researching and visiting new destinations to offer you for 2008. Our studies have sent us far and wide - over the border to Italy for something different as well as to new Greek islands closer to home. We now believe we have something for everyone and present a taster of our new offerings below:

Tuscany

Tuscany, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

Just across the Adriatic Sea from Corfu lies the boot of Italy and the lure of more Mediterranean marvels. No wonder then that we started exploring further afield, found our way into Tuscany and were captivated by the wonderful scenery there - soft rolling hills, tall cypress trees and vast vineyards interspersed with outstanding yet complementary style properties full of character.

Tuscany, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

We decided to bring them to you and the result is our new Tuscany programme - a combination of fabulous private villas with and without pools, beautifully restored manoirs and more modern apartments. To begin with we have focused on that very special Tuscan area which lies between the art centre of Florence and picturesque Siena known as Chianti. Famed for its excellent wine, the same superlatives can be transferred to the region's mouthwatering cuisine and picture book landscape.

Why not delve into our Tuscany pages to have a look for yourself? Agni Travel: Italy

Tuscany, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

Poggiale is a beautiful farmhouse with plenty of character, entirely restored with great care and taste. It is set in the Chianti hills that dominate the Arno valley with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside: Tuscany: Poggiale

Tuscany, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

Santantimo was built in the early 16th century as an ancient oratory. In 1876 it underwent its first transformation into a farmhouse and only today, thanks to a skilful restoration project that brought the structure back to its original beauty, a country residence has been created. Tuscany: Santantimo

Santorini

Santorini, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

Modern-day Santorini is just a small part of the original island which blew up in a massive eruption around 1600 BCE leaving only the outer crater that we see today. Since then, thankfully, the volcano has remained dormant and the island welcomes its visitors with a smart and well-maintained port, dominated by the cruise ships disgorging passengers for a short stopover. A longer stay though is needed to appreciate the island's delights - the spectacular views from 300 m high Fira town (which many access by local donkey), the dramatic landscape and incredible sunsets of magical Ioa, and the impressive archaeological site at Akrotiri.

Santorini, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel
Santorini: Stay in A Cave!

Filotera Caves in Santorini is a small hotel in the traditional village of Oia. Filotera offers you the unique opportunity to stay in a cave! Filotera Villas

Santorini, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

Santorini, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel
Santorini: Thera Mare Hotel

The Thera Mare nestles under the volcanic remains of the mystical serene island of Santorini. Breathtaking beauty, pristine beaches, majestic mountains and cobalt blue skies, cast your cares away by indulging in the local wines, and you are set for a truly unforgettable experience. Santorini: Thera Mare Hotel

Leros

Looking for a destination, far from city life and its driving rhythms? Leros, off the tourist trail, offers quiet beaches and relaxing scenery.

Leros, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel
Leros: Stay in a Windmill

Anemos Windmills are set on the hillside above Pandeli harbour on the road leading up to the castle and command spectacular views of the harbour below: Anemos Windmills, Leros

Leros, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel
Leros: Stay in a Castle

Castle Vigla is situated in five prime acres of quiet, amphitheatrical landscaped gardens. It is set on a low hill overlooking a private bay with incredibly crystal blue water: Castle Vigla, Leros

Kalymnos

Kalymnos, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel

Kalymnos, one of the Dodecanese islands of the Aegean, is very mountaineous with impressive rock crags, deep caves and an abundance of aromatic plants such as sage, thyme and oregano. Known as the 'sponge-diver's island' due to its past main industry and wealth-producing source, the island has recently gained an airport which makes it now more easily accessible.

The island's capital is the vibrant little town and harbour of Pothia which has some beautiful architecture with lovely monasteries overlooking the cliffs. North and south of Kalymnos are picturesque beaches of shingle and sand as well as isolated coves to discover by boat. Dining on Kalymnos is an absolute treat and the quality of food is evident - fresh fish, accompanied by local specialities and 'mezze' make every meal a memorable one.

Kalymnos, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel
Kalymnos: The Quietest Beach

Themelina Apartments are six apartments in the quiet village of Emporios, Kalymnos, Dodecanese and just 70 metres from the sea front and nearby tavernas. Kalymnos: Themelina Apartments

Kalymnos, 2008 Update, Newsletters, Agni Travel
Telendos: an island without cars!

The island of Telendos, just 5 mins ferry from Kalymnos, is a step back in time, with no cars, the island is simply a delight: Telendos: Pandelis Apartments

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