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Come to Xyloporta and relax with friends
Juliet balcony overlooking the Ionian Sea
Spiral staircase to terrace with sea view
Autumn sunset at Xyloporta
Queen sized bedroom
Practical kitchen with three sinks
Polished concrete wetrooms
Yoga on the terrace at sunset
Paddleboards available for guests use
Fantastic venue for yoga retreats
Also a fabulous setting for painting courses
Enjoy painting on the shady terrace
Xyloporta from the air
Come to Xyloporta and relax with friends
Juliet balcony overlooking the Ionian Sea
Spiral staircase to terrace with sea view

Xyloporta, Zakynthos, Greece

Sleeps 2 - 15 7 Bedrooms 15 Dining

Charming cottages sleeping 15 with an infinity pool, for relaxing holidays and yoga retreats, on Zakynthos, Greece

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Xyloporta, Zakynthos, Greece, sleeps 2 - 15 in 7 bedrooms.

Xyloporta in the north of Zakynthos, sleeps up to 15 and is perfect for multigenerational family holidays or for 2 or 3 families coming together. We also accommodate yoga retreats, art workshops and groups of walkers, and it is excellent for parties and celebration.

There are beautiful walks into the hills and around the coast, cycling routes to explore and simple tavernas to enjoy. The nearest beach is about 7 minutes away by car (or a 30 minute walk) and the nearest restaurant a 10 minute walk. There is plenty to explore and visit (the local winery, beaches, walks over the hills, Cephalonia) so a car is essential.

Over 100 years old, renovated in 2016 and currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment, Xyloporta is unique in being one of the few traditional, rural properties on the island. It is a "hamlet" of small one-storey cottages allowing each guest their own entrance and terrace area. The property is secluded and peaceful, at the end of a quiet track and surrounded on 2 sides by olive groves and a landscaped garden area.  

The cottages have similar simple interiors but each one is individual in size and shape, and each has an en suite bathroom or wetroom. The family room has a child's bedroom off the main room so parents of a young child can be close by. There is WiFi, and air conditioning in the bedrooms.

Based broadly around the central courtyard shaded by plumbago and olive trees, the main living eating and cooking area is spacious with 2 very large windows that can be fully opened, allowing for the a cool breeze to blow through. The kitchen is open plan and designed for use by large parties. The indoor seating area is generous, based before a large fireplace ensuring this property works well in the spring and autumn as well as high summer. There are two dining areas outdoors, one beside the bbq and one overlooking the sea.

The large terrace is half-shaded by the pergola and beyond is the infinity-edged pool dropping into the olive groves below and a smaller, shaded pool for children, shallow enough for little ones to splash in safely. Both the pool terrace and the barbecue area can seat 15 at a large table.


Disabled Facilities

The rooms are all ground floor and one would work for a wheelchair user.


WiFi and good mobile reception.


Extra-large electric oven plus gas hob, 2 fridges, microwave, 3 sinks for vegetable preparation, a dishwasher and a water-purifying tap.

Dining Room

Open plan, shared indoor area can seat 15 or outdoors also seating 15. Indoors there is an open fireplace for chilly evenings.

Sitting Room

Open plan, indoors, 2 large sofas and 2 armchairs, various cushions, rugs and chairs. Contains a smart TV - accommodates Netflix.

TV and Music Facilities

Wireless speaker for streaming music via iPhone or similar. DVD player. Alexa.

Heating and Open Fires

Open fireplace in sitting area with wood supply outside.


5 twin or double occupancy, 1 double occupancy, 1 child's room off double/twin room. All rooms have en suite bathrooms; 2 with baths.


White Company bath and bed linen, provided by housekeeper and changed twice a week.


7 bathrooms en suite, 2 containing baths. All have showers. Open plan, wet room style decorated in polished concrete.

Children's Facilities

2 high chairs and 2 cots. Child-minding can be arranged.


Surrounded by olive groves and terracing, it looks over the sea and the hills behind. Barbecue, plenty of garden furniture. Infinity pool.

Swimming Pool

The pool is a large infinity edge pool with a little splash pool off it, for non-swimmers. It is unheated and uncovered.


There is parking outside Xyloporta in its own private space.


Smoking is allowed outside the property but with caution due to the risk of fires.

Booking Information

Changeover day is Saturday, we ask for a damage deposit of £800. The price is for the entirety of Xyloporta, with exclusive use.

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Xyloporta, Greece
Units can be rented separately in groups of 4. Rates available on enquiry.

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Please contact the owner for availability dates


On the Greek island of Zakynthos, overlooking the Ionian Sea. The google map location is 37.887943,20.701109. There is no address as such, however this coordinate pinpoints where Xyloporta is.

  • Zakynthos - about 43 km south. The nearest beach (Agios Nikolaos) is c5 minutes drive away or a 20 minute walk; as is the nearest shop. The closest taverna is a 10 minute walk from Xyloporta.
  • Agios Nikolaos mini-market.
  • Ex Animo - a local taverna set in olive groves. It is about a 10 minute brisk walk from Xyloporta downhill. A car is recommended for returning.
  • The only airport is Zakynthos International which is about 43 km from the house. Allow an hour when driving to it.
  • Buses leave from Agios Nikolaos infrequently and go to the main town of Zakynthos.

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