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About us

OUR STORY

Founded by Christos Gkekas in 2011, BlueVillas is a Greek hospitality company specializing in luxury villa management and on-site operation services. We started with 15 villas and now, after 8 years of successful operation, we count over 350 handpicked luxury properties on the Greek islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Antiparos, and Crete, as well as other Greek island and mainland destinations.

Our impeccable villa collection and high-end services have quite drawn the attention of the international luxury scene and it is no wonder that we have been awarded the title “Best Serviced Villas in Europe” by the World Luxury Hotel Awards 4 years in a row (2016-2019).

Our hard work and faith in our values has set the perfect example for luxury travel and lifestyle management. We are picky when it comes to our partners, who must share the same standards as we do, so every guest can experience the vacation of their dreams. Our high-net-worth guests from all over the world can rest assured that they will explore genuine luxury, tailor-made planning, award-winning services, and the most lavish properties in Greece. Let us do what we do best, while you cherish the memories.

OUR VALUES

Quality and Expertise
We know that the most important element in luxury holidays is to match the quality our guests expect with the service provided. Quality assurance is one of the main pillars of our philosophy. Our villa expertise has led us to establish 150+ criteria, that allow a villa to be included in our collection. We are perfectionists and we love it.

Passion and Determination
Our guests are in the center of our luxury concept. We love a good challenge and we want to make every complex decision easy for you. We work with enthusiasm and professionalism to offer every guest the memories of a lifetime. Dedicated to being the best, we are always in search of innovative solutions.

Exclusivity and Personalization
Every guest receives a bespoke service based on their mood, style and taste. Each guest has a different summer to experience and we are here to make it exactly as they wish. Lifestyle management is our specialty. Our signature touch guarantees that the ideal concept is presented to our esteemed guests after having explored all options. We deliver luxury.

Performance and Responsibility
Luxury means never having to ask. We provide the most lavish villas in Greece, combined with bespoke services of unique quality, offered by our highly professional guest experience curators. We always respect the privacy of our guests and every service is carried out with strict confidentiality. Our deep knowledge of the luxury industry makes a vacation with us a journey full of endless experiences.

MISSION

Our mission is to shake up the luxury villa rental industry. We are committed to offering an undeniably premium collection of luxury villas in Greece, supported by operations and services similar to the standards of a 5-star hotel.

VISION

BlueVillas aspires to become the benchmark of the entire luxury villa market landscape of Greece for luxury vacation rentals.

BLUEVILLAS CONCEPTS

BlueVillas is dedicated to finding the best privately owned villas for your perfect luxury vacation rental in Greece. We only select villas that meet our carefully chosen 150+ criteria, and we visit them in person, so we know they are special and meet your high expectations of comfort, space, style, and luxury.

We love to make every choice easy for you. Since our collection is vast, we created 6 luxury concepts to help you match your mood and personal style with the villa of your dreams. Your vacation sure has a certain concept, and so does each one of our luxury villas. Explore them here!

Family/Friends Relaxation: Are you traveling with your family or friends? Book these villas to enjoy privacy and comfort with a large group. Whether with your buddies or family (or in a joint summer adventure), these villas can guarantee utmost convenience, offering multiple bedrooms and abundance of space. Most of our villas are kids friendly too.

Island Hoppers: This is one of our favorite categories. Island hoppers tend to stay on an island for a short time before hopping to the next one. The villas in this category vary in terms of bedrooms, so they can accommodate all types of groups. In their majority, they are located in central and popular locations.

Lifestyle Seekers: Do you want to see and be seen? Then, you’d better stay as close to the heart of action as it gets. A stone’s throw from these villas you’ll find the hot spots that movie stars, celebs and entrepreneurs are likely to be spotted.

Party Lovers: If you enjoy dancing the nights off even when at home, this is the concept for you; where champagne flows effortlessly and the music never stops. These properties are very close to famous beach bars and clubs, where the parties start early in the afternoon and don’t finish before dawn. Many of them can also host outdoor parties, and they are normally able to accommodate more than 8 guests.

Reunion Crew: Villas that are perfect to host a reunion party tend to be very large in size and in number of bedrooms. They are quite similar with some of the villas in the “Family/Friends relaxation” concept.

Romantic Honeymoon: Either you have just exchanged wedding vows, or you simply want to embark upon a romantic journey with your other half, these villas are ideal for you. They can sleep 2-4 guests, offer romantic views, and may be secluded.

Which BlueVillas concept speaks to your heart?

Meet the team

“When choosing the people on the BlueVillas Team, friendliness is number 1. Feeling like a family and making our guests feel at home is our main goal.”

Christos Gkekas

CEO & Founder

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Born in the U.S.A. and raised near the beautiful beaches in Nafplion, Greece, Christina Dedes holds an international identity. As a teenager, she worked as a receptionist at her hotel family business. Afterward, she helped people in need around Greece, working as social work. Finally acknowledging that she is meant to work in the hospitality industry, she returned to the hospitality industry after ten years. Helping and serving others is something she’s always loved to do, and it’s no different at Blue Villas. Hitting her five-year anniversary with BlueVillas, this multitasker is an admired Villa Consultant, Concierge, and, most recently, Villa Manager. When asked what she loves most about working for BlueVillas, she answered, “Meeting new people and hearing their stories is fascinating. Having just a few minutes to gain their trust over the phone or having to ask the right questions through an email can be difficult but is a challenge I always accept. It’s worth it when you see their expression when they walk into the villa I helped them pick out: smiles all around!”

Christina Dedes

Reservations & Villa Manager

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Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Christos Gkekas holds a diploma in mechanical engineering. However, from a young age, Christos always dedicated his summers to help out with his family hotel in Northern Greece. After years of working for 5-star luxury hotels in Mykonos and later as a sales executive in travel agencies, Christos and a friend came up with the idea of BlueVillas, wanting to put their knowledge and expertise to use. In 2011, BlueVillas was born. Initially, they started with only 12 villas in Santorini. The next year they added 8 more in Santorini and 10 in Mykonos. Although they first started with accommodation only, they soon learned that bespoke and personal service is important in the hospitality industry. Thus, the development of a dedicated, well-trained, and on-site BlueVillas concierge team on each island quickly arose. Within the next few years, Christos desires a growth in their handpicked villa collection. Additionally, he hopes to increase the number of villas that are privately owned and fully controlled by BlueVillas in order to ensure high standard services for each and every stay.

Dimitris Karageorgos

Villa Consultant

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Born and raised in Athens, Dimitris Karageorgos was fascinated by luxury tourism since childhood. As a student, he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Aegean University and already showed an inclination to the Tourism industry through his Thesis. Immediately after that, he continued his studies to receive his Master of Science in Tourism Planning, Management, and Policy. After that he began his career as a back-office agent in B2B operations and later on as a Sales Manager for a number of properties in Greece and Turkey, one of them being a member of the S.L.H. As a Sales Manager within a big international award-winning management company he actively managed and took part in the decision-making for a number of properties throughout Greece and abroad, providing him with a good deal of experience. Intrigued by the innovative concept of BlueVillas, the care and attention shown to the guests and the focus on detail, he joined the team with aspiration, confident that he will put his knowledge and experience to good use, all for the benefit of BlueVillas’ guests.

Amanda Adorni

Santorini Head Concierge & Business Development

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Amanda Adorni comes from an English and Italian background and has lived all over the world in places, such as New York, Mexico, London, and Rome. She also has the ability to speak multiple languages, including Italian, English, Spanish, and a little-bit of Greek. Growing up working at her father’s restaurant, hospitality came second nature to her. The thought of a job in guest relations deemed perfect for her. After having lived in Santorini for a few years, Amanda has become an expert on the island. Thus, it was no surprise when BlueVillas hired her as the concierge for guests in Santorini in the summer of 2015. With such a background, BlueVillas feels lucky to have added Amanda to the team. Describing her experience as a BlueVillas concierge during the summer, she said, “It is a pleasure to share what I know about Santorini with BlueVillas guests so they can really discover the island. It is also a pleasure to give guests a feeling of security while they are here, that I am there for them if they need me. I like to play a part in making BlueVillas guests have a holiday that will stay in their hearts forever. You can't be a good concierge if you do not truly love people and the place you are in.”

Nikos Nezeritis

Head Chef


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Born-and-bred in Greece, Nikos Nezeritis has loved cooking for as long as his memory holds true. He has worked as a chef in hotels, catering businesses, and restaurants - that is until BlueVillas scooped him up for themselves. Since then, he is the man behind the BlueVillas gastronomy concept. Every year, he creates the chef team around him after he communicates the company values to the new members and teaches them the unique BlueVillas concept and service. When he cooks, he prefers Greek and Mediterranean dishes - or rather anything he can cook with pure and biological ingredients. "Health and creativity is what matters the most", as he says. “After cooking in my kitchen all day, it’s a very nice feeling to serve the guests and watch them be impressed with my creations. And, the incredible view from the villas just completes the entire experience!”.

Calliope Paparitsidi

Mykonos Concierge & Event Coordinator

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A Pandeion University of Athens graduate, Calliope holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management. Abandoning her career in the Ministry of Culture in 2013, guided by her passion for communication, traveling and the natural desire in human interaction, she decided to set off her professional career in the luxury tourism industry. Born in Mykonos, which considers being the ultimate Greek destination for luxury tourism, gave her the chance to infiltrate and discover her love in customer care services while operating in her familiar and beloved land. Calliope developed her passion for real estate and Luxury villa rentals, while she has been working in the Travel industry for the past 5 years, with prominent agencies having experience in the high-end market. Consequently, her expertise in the sector, the understanding of fine hospitality, which is led by our major priority on serving happily BlueVillas clientele and her personal perspective as a local synthesizes a promising participation in our company.

Angeliki Nikolopoulou

Graphic Designer

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Born and raised in Athens, Angeliki Nikolopoulou discovered her passion for traveling and design very early. She pursued her dream to become a graphic designer and designed a travel magazine for Greek islands as her first job. This was the first spark for her love for tourism, where she ended after spending a great amount of time in publications and the fashion industry next to recognizable brands and professionals in the field. Luxury hospitality was a very intriguing field of her creative mind. Her experience and forward thinking made her part of the BlueVillas team. Her motto is “Everything is aesthetics”, which she tries to apply in her everyday life. Her inspiration comes from classical music and frequent visits to fancy exhibitions and talking with artists.

Kostas Plisiotis

Content Writer

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A language enthusiast, Kostas Plisiotis holds a BA and MA in English Language and Translation Studies and is a PhD Candidate at Aston University in the UK. He has worked as a translator, proofreader, educator and content writer and he specializes in travel and tourism communication. He believes in the power of language in conveying the most intricate human feelings and strives to find the best words to describe the BlueVillas luxury concept to our guests. He loves reading literature in Greek, English and Spanish and he’s a writer himself. If you love our villa descriptions, drop us a line to read some of Kostas’ exclusive work!

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