Bathed in the crimson of glorious summer sunsets and touched by the sea breeze of the Aegean, Heliades are an ideal location for your summer retreat. Perched atop the village harbor, Heliades offer unique vistas on the Bay of Molyvos and on Homer’s wine-dark sea beyond. At walking distance from the bustle of the town port and market and a few minutes stroll from the beach, four elegant two-bedroom townhomes and one single bedroom suite will become your welcoming home for the duration of your relaxing Greek vacation
A simple, functional design, fully in tune with the village’s traditional architecture, respects history and Molyvos’ age–old forms, while offering all the amenities of a modern home. Comfortable rooms and elegant-modern bathrooms offer private comfort, while spacious verandas, well-sized living rooms, and practical kitchens make Heliades the perfect spot for relaxed sociality.
Heliades was built in 2013-14 by the side of the original Krallis family home, which dates back to 1926. Molyvos’ traditional locally–sourced grey stone was employed throughout, harmoniously melding the new structure with the accents and hues of the village’s architecture. Under the beautiful grey stone, the highest standards of energy efficient building materials shield the five modern units from summer heat and winter cold, providing ideal conditions for recreation, rest, and reflection.
“During the past decade I have enjoyed regular summer holidays in Molivos and as guests of the Krallis family. For this reason I was very interested – and curious – to see and experience the new apartments their son Yiannis has built next to the traditional family home. Rather charmingly they are each named after the daughters of the sun god and I stayed in “Phoebe” with friends, for 15 days in June/July 2014. The complex has been thoughtfully planned and built to blend with the traditional (and protected) village architecture. Phoebe has delightful traditional accents in its interior décor while at the same time providing comfort and a high level of amenities, all topped by a truly magnificent view from the terrace. As a designer myself, I was also curious to see inside the remaining apartments and Mrs. Nana Krallis, who has been responsible for the interior design, kindly showed them to me. Each of the three other two-bedroom townhouses features their own particular style, as does the single bedroom unit that completes the complex. They all have their own charming characteristics, and are not only imaginative and well thought out but also individual. This is certainly what today’s holidaymakers are looking for. The location, near the fishing port and a short walk to the village center is excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending the Heliades complex to anyone considering a holiday in Molivos.”
“Unique setting over the port of Molyvos with 180 deg view of the sea plus a sunset right opposite the veranda. Top quality construction and interior decoration, equivalent to a private house rather than one to rent. High tech and energy efficient heating / cooling (for the environment conscious). Very friendly and cultivated owners with a history of many generations in Molyvos.”
“The house was hard to leave, really felt at home and comfortable. The general design and location of the house was also superb. Our host helped us not only with the housing but great advice on the island…..couldn’t have asked for anything more! Will definitely be back”