Many years ago Mr John was travelling the world as a sailorman. His lovely wife Ms Sofia was raising their children while waiting for her husband to be back on the island. After retiring and collecting many experiences from all over the world, Mr John decided to bring something innovative to the island, something that could share his love with. And then the idea of creating a family hotel, has just developed! Back in the 1990 they built “Villa Giannakis”, one of the island’s first hotels, a place filled with pure love!



Success was built on the back of hard work. Mrs Sofia made breakfasts for all the guests, did the housekeeping and laundry, while she was also raising their two sons. Mr John worked from morning to night and invested all the profits back into business, making ‘Villa Giannakis” cozier for the guests. Personal touch and attention to detail resulted in a loyal clientele and a reputation that spread by word of mouth.

Twenty four years later, Christos- Sofia’s and John’s child- together with his wife Anastasia, took over the business together with their children. And then, “Aelia” was born! A cozy place where our guests are treated like our friends; friends who we would love to share a truly Greek experience with.