Alexis House

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Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved


Recommended Pool Villa/House Quirky Wellness
Heritage Collection
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite


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Alexis House offers you an alternative kind of holiday. Just imagine enjoying your very own hotel with fantastic concierge services, elegant, luxurious bedroom suites, daily housekeeping, an evening turndown service, delicious breakfasts, a gorgeous swimming pool and terrace, alfresco dining, access to your very own spa with a dry room for massages and facials, a traditional hammam and an indoor pool plus the services of a fantastic chef who will cook you as many amazing gourmet meals as you like. This is private villa living at its best with all the benefits of a hotel. Who wants to go on holiday to cook for themselves anyway!
Alexis House enjoys a fabulous location in the historic village of Eressos. The drive to Eressos on the south west of Lesvos is incredible. You pass goats, sheep, one of the world’s largest petrified forests, a magnificent valley and a dramatic mountain range. The road forks to the ancient village of Eressos and continues to Skala Eresou, a spiritual beach town brimming with restaurants, cafes, shops, boutiques, bars, yoga, massage and one of the best sandy beaches on the island.
Alexis House, once an ancient mansion, offers a fantastic combination of old style elegance and modern architecture. Lovingly restored, every very single detail has been cleverly considered to offer guests the most luxurious yet homely stay. This fabulous property offers magnificent views of the village, the Eressian valley, the mountains and the brilliant blue sea. You immediately relax knowing that staff are on hand to ensure that you experience the holiday of your dreams. Your bedroom suites offer superb ensuite bathrooms complete with fluffy towels and bathrobes, slippers and luxury toiletries.
Comprised of two buildings, Alexis House enjoys four beautifully finished bedroom suites. These are located in one building as well as a lounge and dining room. The other building is home to the luxurious spa. One of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor, the gorgeous Elpida Suite which sleeps up to three guests. The suite’s romantic, atmospheric bedroom offers many elements of the building’s history and boasts an incredibly high ceiling, a queen-size bed with a quality Serta hotel mattress and a lounge area with a daybed for one extra guest. Like all of the suites, guests enjoy a Nespresso coffee machine, water and tea making facilities so that you can relax in the privacy of your suite. The elegant soft tones of the room are complemented with gorgeous turquoise and coral colour pops. Television can be enjoyed with Netflix. The Sappho Suite on the first floor was the master suite of Eressos’ most important tower house in the 1850’s. It remains the master today with its magnificent views from the bedroom and lounge areas. It boasts huge, imposing windows which drown the suite in natural light. Its gold plated, acorn-themed, dramatic ceiling rose catches your eye, a reminder of the golden era of acorn trade in the 1800’s. Like the rest of Alexis House, the decor is immaculate in gorgeous, calming tones. The lounge area offers a day bed for an extra guest and refreshment facilities. You can listen to your favourite songtracks on the suite’s Sonos sound system, just as you can in the other suites. The ensuite shower room is immaculate. The brightest bedroom suite in Alexis House is The Niki Suite, with windows all around illuminating this beautifully finished space. It boasts a comfy kingsize bed, a beautiful ensuite bathroom and magnificent views over the Eressian valley, the sea and the swimming pool. The most cosy suite is the very elegant Maria Suite. It enjoys a very atmospheric living space with mountain views.
Guests staying at Alexis House enjoy wonderful hotel services such as laundry services and, of course, they just pop downstairs or next door to the beautiful dining room for their delicious breakfast.
The Hammam and Spa building is sensational. It boasts a welcoming living room with a fireplace, showers and changing rooms, a beautiful dry treatment room, an indoor pool and an astounding hot and wet hammam. The spa enjoys a fantastic reputation fusing eastern and western traditions to achieve the ultimate in rejuvenation and relaxation. Guests are very welcome to use the spa but need to pay for treatments. These are totally luxurious and indulgent. There is an option to book the spa exclusively for your stay, creating your exclusive wellness retreat, see our T&C's for pricing. You cannot fail to relax in this heavenly space with its delightful mood lighting and fabulous treats. You will receive complimentary refreshments and amenities including soaps, slippers and pestemal towels. The spa is open everyday from 11am until 9pm. You will return home a new person!
Alexis House also boasts a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool which is surrounded by loungers, the perfect spot for your holiday read. There are tables for alfresco dining and an elevated alfresco lounge area. The mountain and sea views are so dreamy!
The chef’s breakfast is included in the price of your stay, you chose from a menu and the ingredients are locally sourced. A private chef can be booked for approx Euro100 per day to cook the rest of your meals if you do not want to leave the villa. You will of course pay for the food. It is a wonderful arrangement where you have the choice of dining in-villa or enjoying the gourmet delights offered at restaurants around the island.

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What you should know…

  • The adjacent spa and hammam is open to the public, but has a separate access. Alexis House client are offered treatments with a 10% discount. The staff kitchen is also housed in this building. Alternatively you can book to have the spa building exclusively, see T&C's.
  • Guests staying will enjoy a daily housekeeping service, nightly turndown, room refreshments and delicious breakfasts. You can choose to pay for a private chef plus you can choose to dine alfresco or in the dining room


This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (locally owned)
  • Protects and conserves local Heritage

Property Features

Private Pool Indoor Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Spa/Massage Sauna/Steam Wine Cellar Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

The Villa

The House, has a Spa adjacent. This building houses a full kitchen, from which the staff  will prepare breakfast, and, if booked, the cook / chef will prepare meals. The house has 4 bedrooms over 2 floors each with its own en-suite shower room:

Ground Floor
- Elpida Suite:  sleeps 3, double bed, sofa bed, en-suite shower room
- Living Room, with TV / Dining Room & Kitchenette (Fridge, Dishwasher, toaster, juicer)

First Floor
- Sappho Suite: sleeps 3, double bed, chaise lounge (suitable for small child), en-suite shower room:
- Niki Room:  sleeps 2, en-suite shower room:
- Maria Room: sleeps  2, en-suite shower room:

Outdoor Spaces
- Outdoor Pool- freeform- 6.5m x 3.5m (20m²)
- Lounge Area
- Sunbeds
- Outdoor Dining Area

- Sonos Wireless Speakers in all Bedrooms
- Nespresso Coffee Machines in all Rooms
- 32″ TVs in Rooms, 42″ TVs in Suites, all with Netflix and Cosmote local TV
- Bathrobes, slippers, toiletries
- Desks in bedrooms
- Nespresso machine in all bedrooms

- Complimentary Daily a la carte Breakfast
- Self Service Hammam Access
- Maid Service twice daily (morning cleaning & evening turndown service)
- Safe deposit boxes in all rooms
- 2 highchairs, 2 cots

- Hammam Massage & Spa Treatments
- Yoga Lessons
- Airport Transfers
- Private Chef / Private Dining
- Island Tours
- Hiking
- Mountain Biking


About the surrounding area of Alexis House
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Paragliding Boat Trips
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Eressos is a fabulous Lesbos location. Alexis House sits proudly in the heart of this atmospheric village brimming with ancient houses and offering the most sensational views of the surrounding valley, mountains and the sea. Wander around the village seeing traditional life, children playing and taking in the traditional buildings of a hundred years ago.

Taxi or drive the 3km down the road to Skala which combines a beautiful sandy beach, amazing waterfront restaurants and a cool, spiritual community. To arrive at Eressos, you drive through a harsh, formidable landscape between mountains until you arrive at the lush green valley with the village at the top. Skala Eresou, the birthplace of the poetess Sapho, enjoys one of the island’s best Blue Flag beaches. The sand seems to go on for miles, and the water is crystal clear. Windsurfing, paddle boats, kayaks and fun inflatables are available. The streets close to the beach are closed to cars. The charming, atmospheric restaurants and cafes enjoy bamboo covered decks that extend out into the sand. Bike riding is popular in the resort, as well as horseback and donkey riding.

Close by, you will discover a delightful spring-fed lake full of turtles, frogs, fish, birds and storks. The valley is green and fertile with trails and paths that pass small farms, orchards, tiny churches, ancient ruins and much wildlife. The small harbour supplies the village with plenty of fresh fish, including shrimp, sardines, red mullet, tuna and swordfish. You will find lots of interesting art and sculptures in the shops and cafes as well as some seriously impressive graffiti art. On the other side of the harbour, you will find a rocky beach ideal for snorkelling. There are also archaeological sites, including the Cave of the Poetess Sapho and the ancient Church of St Andrew.
One of Lesvos’ most famous attractions is close to the villa, the Petrified Forest. The Petrified Forest is a rare natural site that was officially declared a natural monument in 1985. It was petrified because of the intense volcanic activity of the area. The Museum of the Petrified Forest was founded in 1994 to research, promote, display, preserve and protect the unique forest.
The beautiful island of Lesvos is awash with gorgeous scenery, medieval castles, ancient monuments, charming villages and plenty of museums. The most famous museum is The World of Ouzo Museum which is situated in Isidoros Arvanitis in a fabulous olive grove, just a few minutes from the village of Plomari. The distillery has been going for more than 120 years and exports its delicious ouzo to more than 30 countries around the world. Visitors can taste and buy the ouzo. Other fascinating museums include the Archaeological Museum of Mytilene, the Iakovidis Digital Museum and The Vranas Olive Press Museum in Kaloni. This is housed in a beautiful industrial building built by Nikolaos Vranas, the grandfather of the poet Odysseas Elytis.

Lesvos’ hot springs, health-inducing spas are dotted around the island. Many have been used for thousands of years for rheumatism, arthritis, gynaecological and dermatological ailments as well as kidney and gallstones, neurological ailments, bronchitis and sciatica. The main locations are Efthalia, Thermes and Gera. The island’s landscape is rugged with mountains and lush forests. If you visit the island in the spring, you will be rewarded with one of the most amazing displays of wildflowers and wild birds you will ever see. Lesvos is a major stop in the migration routes of European birds coming from Africa. Although there are many birdwatching spots around the island, the most famous is the salt lakes close to Kalloni, in the centre of the island. The island is renowned for its high-quality olive oil as well as its ouzo. Lesvos is sprinkled with many picturesque villages. The village of Molyvos is a must visit for its spectacular views of the Aegean Sea. An imposing medieval castle sits above the village where it used to protect the village from invasions. You can take some lovely boat excursions from Molyvos. The ancient walls of Molyvos were once besieged by Archilles himself. Other pretty villages include Mytilene, Agiossos and Skala Sikamias. The seaside town of Sigri is very popular, a remote outpost of Greek island tourism. Other attractions include the Castle of Mytilene, the Monastery of Saint Raphael, the Ipsilou Monastery, The Ancient Theatre of Lesvos and the Roman Aqueduct, which dates from the 3rd century AD. The Castle of Mytilene was originally built in medieval times but has undergone many transformations by the Genovese and the Turks.  
The 23 beaches of Lesvos are usually small pebbled bays, some totally secluded even in high season. The stunning Vatera Beach is as long as many of the Cyclades islands themselves. Vatera, Petra and Molyvos beaches offer excellent watersports and are organised with plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas. You could almost fit any of the Cyclades islands in the Bay of Kaloni.

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Nearest Airport Mitilini Airport


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Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Ferry Port Sigri


Nearest Beach Eresos


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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Alexis House is ideal for families but better for those with older children. Eressos is a atmospheric Greek village with 3 tavernas, a bakery and a few shops, 2 minutes walk from Alexis House.

3km away is Skala, perfect for beach days with its vast fine sands and warm, shallow water. Its sunsets are truly magical. Lesvos enjoys 23 beaches in all. Vatera Beach is 7 km long and offers brilliantly organised watersports and beach bars. Skala is also perfect for evening dining along the coast. The relaxed atmosphere is such you can move from beach to taverna without a change of clothes or dress up and return for dinner.

Families can enjoy horseback riding tours in Molyvos, exploring the forests of Lesvos and crossing picturesque bridges. There are some longer tours that end at secluded beaches and include picnic and river crossings. 

Cycling in Lesvos is also very popular. The island offers exciting cycling adventures with tours that cross the river on the way to Olympus, take you around Gera’s Bay or allow you to discover the watermills deep in the Petra ravine. 

Birdwatching in the Kalloni wetlands is another adventure perfect for young ones. Novices and experts alike enjoy seeing rare and wonderful birds and learning about Lesvos’ incredible ecosystem. Look out for the brilliant pink flamingoes!

The petrified forest of Lesvos is one of the two largest of its kind in the world. It is very well maintained and is a fascinating place to visit. There are superb hiking trails and it is a brilliant place for a picnic. 

Some of Lesvos’ festivals include activities for children of all ages. During the Lesvos Food Fest, children can join cooking classes making dishes with local ingredients. During the Arion International Guitar Festival in Molyvos, there are some fabulous musical and theatrical workshops for children. The Euphoria International Wellness Festival offers art games and family courses. 

It is easy to find some very tasty family meals and delicious local delicacies on the island. One of the special treats is Kaloni sardines. There is a huge array of meze dishes including stuffed zucchini flowers, local cheeses and the famous gkiouzlemedes which are small fried cheese pies. Children love them! For the sweet tooths in the family, there are plenty of sweets and the famous almond balkava. 



Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • No car required
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Pool
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Breakfast Included
  • Meal delivery service


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast Included
  • Property host
  • Meal delivery service

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit There is no security deposit, but should there be any damage or loss caused by you or your guests during your stay you will be liable for the cost
Arrival time 4pm onwards
Departure time 10am, or before
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, and daily light cleaning. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels. Linen and towels changed twice a week.
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay
Pets welcome? No
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Stay includes complimentary Self-Service Hammam & Indoor Pool access by appointment up to 1h per day. Traditional hammam - with a ketsea and soap massage lasting approx 1 hr can be booked at a cost of €30 per person. Other Spa services are available with a 10% discount on the usual price.
Minimum stay No minimum stay
Other 3 For exclusive use of the spa block including the living room with real fire there is an additional cost, this includes unlimited use of the hammam and indoor pool on a self service basis. Any spa treatments will be charged as extra with a 20% discount on public rates High Season: 22/07-24/09 €400 per night Mid Season: 10/06-21/07 €300 per night Low Season: 01/05-09/06 & 25/09-31/10 €250 per night

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Dec 30th 2023 £1,269 £1,903 £2,537 £3,171 £4,227
Dec 30th 2023 - Apr 28th 2024 £1,269 £1,903 £2,537 £3,171 £4,227
Apr 28th 2024 - Jun 7th 2024 £1,269 £1,903 £2,537 £3,171 £4,227
Jun 7th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 £1,586 £2,378 £3,171 £3,963 £5,284
Jul 19th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 £1,903 £2,854 £3,805 £4,756 £6,341
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 £1,586 £2,378 £3,171 £3,963 £5,284
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 £1,269 £1,903 £2,537 £3,171 £4,227
Dec 28th 2024 - Apr 27th 2025 £1,269 £1,903 £2,537 £3,171 £4,227
Apr 27th 2025 - Jun 6th 2025 £1,269 £1,903 £2,537 £3,171 £4,227
Jun 6th 2025 - Jun 11th 2025 £1,586 £2,378 £3,171 £3,963 £5,284

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Dec 30th 2023 €1,387 €2,081 €2,774 €3,467 €4,623
Dec 30th 2023 - Apr 28th 2024 €1,387 €2,081 €2,774 €3,467 €4,623
Apr 28th 2024 - Jun 7th 2024 €1,387 €2,081 €2,774 €3,467 €4,623
Jun 7th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 €1,734 €2,601 €3,467 €4,334 €5,779
Jul 19th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 €2,081 €3,121 €4,161 €5,201 €6,934
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 €1,734 €2,601 €3,467 €4,334 €5,779
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 €1,387 €2,081 €2,774 €3,467 €4,623
Dec 28th 2024 - Apr 27th 2025 €1,387 €2,081 €2,774 €3,467 €4,623
Apr 27th 2025 - Jun 6th 2025 €1,387 €2,081 €2,774 €3,467 €4,623
Jun 6th 2025 - Jun 11th 2025 €1,734 €2,601 €3,467 €4,334 €5,779

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Dec 30th 2023 $1,494 $2,241 $2,988 $3,735 $4,981
Dec 30th 2023 - Apr 28th 2024 $1,494 $2,241 $2,988 $3,735 $4,981
Apr 28th 2024 - Jun 7th 2024 $1,494 $2,241 $2,988 $3,735 $4,981
Jun 7th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 $1,868 $2,802 $3,736 $4,669 $6,226
Jul 19th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 $2,242 $3,362 $4,483 $5,603 $7,471
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 $1,868 $2,802 $3,736 $4,669 $6,226
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 $1,494 $2,241 $2,988 $3,735 $4,981
Dec 28th 2024 - Apr 27th 2025 $1,494 $2,241 $2,988 $3,735 $4,981
Apr 27th 2025 - Jun 6th 2025 $1,494 $2,241 $2,988 $3,735 $4,981
Jun 6th 2025 - Jun 11th 2025 $1,868 $2,802 $3,736 $4,669 $6,226

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Traditional Greece

    on 07/10/2022

    Stayed here for a short stay and loved the house, which has been sympathetically restored, and is very comfortable.
    The breakfasts were amazing and so tasty as local produce used. Do try the Fennel cupcakes, but actually try and have a different dish each days as it's very good.
    There are 3 tavernas in the square and they will deliver if you want, but we had booked a chef to cook at the house.
    We loved the turndown treats, and the toiletries were really lovely.
    Skala and it's beach and restaurants are a lovely place to spend a day and an evening too.
    Oh, and you must try the Hammam...just wow!

  • Luxurious

    on 31/01/2022

    The villa is located in Eressos village, right by the central square. Easily accessible, with lovely views, we were warmly welcomed by the very friendly staff and offered hot beverages. We also booked a spa and hammam experience, which was exceptionally calming and professional. The rooms are beautifully decorated and clean, and offered all necessary amenities, all of which were of great quality. From the reception, to the rooms, the bedsheets, to the spa, to even the shampoos and soaps, everything had a luxurious feel and smelled amazing! The breakfast was lovely and offered a variety of options, both sweet and savoury, while almost everything was made fresh upon request. Overall we we extremely satisfied with our weekend stay, a very pleasing getaway experience.

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