We absolutely loved this place, we would change nothing. The views, the gardens, the nature on your doorstep it’s all simply wonderful. We’ve been lucky enough to travel the world but the views from the villa rival anything we have seen, they are simply breathtaking.
Now it won’t suit everyone - if a few bugs in your outdoor kitchen bother you then go somewhere else. But for nature lovers it’s perfect and we certainly left a little bit of our heart behind with Michalakis the resident cat.
Hire a car and discover the island - the owners will recommend restaurants - take their advice and you will enjoy the best food and service the island has to offer.
We will be back ... in fact I may rebook right now :)
Don' t know if the words will be enough to describe the place.
Amazing place in the nature with incredible view on the ionian sea and island
located in the nature and the wineyards
The place is also not far from a cultural village (3 km) with all the restaurants and supermarket. No need to go in the busy touristic area.
Perfect accommodations : the studio and the mill are so well equiped. Nothing is missing. Fell like at home, even better !
The garden is like Eden with a beautiful swimming pool ; just the right size with amazing sea view…
We spent probably our best holidays ever over there.
The most important is also the people : the owners are so nice, friendly and helpful. Just for that reason we will be back !
We warmly recommend !!!
Which says it all! The views, the Mill, the studio, the grounds and the cat - his name is Michalakis and he's quite a little sweetheart. The Mill is indeed very excellent as is the location very private, very quiet and very unique! Thank you team Thomas, Yiannis and Michalakis for looking after us. Xxx
Wow! It is impossible to convey in words just how staggeringly gorgeous this property and in particular the view from it is! It is absolutely and utterly stunning. Every day for a week we had the great privilege to be able to enjoy it. We had sailed in our first week so it was super to be able to see so many of the various ports we had overnighted in from the comfort of our terrace and pool. I could go on and on - suffice to say that the view and the setting is just perfect.
The property itself has been renovated with great love, care and taste. The Mill has two bedrooms, the top one has 4 windows facing in all directions which gives a perfect breeze at night to keep you cool in addition to the ceiling fan. The bedrooms are full of gorgeous touches and ooze style.
The studio is gorgeous with amazing views and a lovely ensuite bathroom. Lots of space and again put together with beautiful touches.
The bathroom is in a separate building to the Mill but is beautifully done and only a few steps walk.
There are two kitchens (one In The Mill and the other outdoor) which are very well equipped. We ate outside every night - there is an excellent bbq.
Thomas and Yiannis are fabulous hosts. Very helpful in the prep / booking phase, fabulously welcoming when you get there and attentive yet discrete while you are there. They were quick to answer texts with requests for info / table bookings etc but otherwise left you alone with the perfect privacy that the Mill affords.
This property is perfect for two couples or for a family with teenage children. Karya is a few minutes drive away and has shops and bars and tavernas.
I can not recommend The Elegant Mill enough. Our whole family fell in love with the place. A beautiful infinity pool, stunning setting and so many different places to sit and admire the view. Totally wonderful.
I stayed at the Elegant Mill in early June and loved it from the moment we drove through the gates. Set on a hill in the centre of the island, near the delightful village of Karya, the Mill is an enchanted refuge. Breath taking views over the islands to the South and surrounded by lush green mediterranean vegetation, the Mill is an oasis of peace and serenity.
The beautifully restored Mill is perfect to sleep in, the thick walls keeping the air naturally cool, whilst the large, 'contemporary', living unit has panoramic, screened windows that share the amazing views over the islands and the bay dotted with sail boats.
A perfectly equipped outdoor kitchen provides a huge grill and a pizza oven. The guest's every need has been anticipated with care and excellent taste.
The gardens are a spacious and again a winning blend of simplicity and style, and a haven for butterflies and honeybees as well as providing lots of shady areas to relax. The infinity pool is generous, immaculately maintained and boasts stunning views over the islands.
Iannis and Thomas could not have been kinder or more thoughtful in meeting us and introducing us to their Mill, making sure all was in order, gifting us wine and fruit and generally making us feel at ease and at home.
Lefkada town is vibrant whist keeping a definitely local character and the various beaches on the island provide beautiful swimming.
Fantastic place to stay on Lefkada. Better than the fotos. Close to everywhere on the island. Most beautiful beaches reachable within 30 min drive. Amazing setting in the mountains with great views. Calm and cozy. Highly recommend.