Marnei Mare-Katerina / Karlovassi
Marnei Mare consists of three luxury holiday villas on Samos; Villa Nicholas and Stelios have 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Villa Katerina has 4 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms and one guest bathroom. The hospitality concept at Marnei Mare is a unique blend of the best elements of traditional Greek hospitality, the discreet service and attention to detail of a luxury hotel, and the intimacy of a private villa in a stunningly beautiful setting on the north western coast of the island of Samos near Karlovassi.
Without compromising privacy, due to its unique location, Marnei Mare creates a refuge of tranquility and wellness. From dawn, when the sun rises from behind the mountains, to dusk, when the sun slowly sinks into the sea, this organic, eco conscious environment delights with its calming atmosphere, and rejuvenating energy. The orchard itself overlooks Megalo Seitani beach, a designated conservation area for rare fauna and flora.
Apart from the villas, the orchard includes an olive grove, a vegetable garden, a vineyard with a variety of grapes, aromatic herb gardens, colourful flowers and luscious fruit trees, all grown and tended according to strict organic guidelines.In this scenery, guests can choose to either relax on their villa’s verandas, swim and snorkel at the property’s two private coves, lounge by the pool taking in the views and being pampered, or set-off on excursions, whether to nearby Karlovassi with its nightlife and restaurants or, by sea or road, to a multitude of coastal or inland destinations which offer a broad variety of activities and pastimes.
Villa Katerina is carefully designed and equipped as would be a luxury private family vacation home. The villa is light and sunny, and thoughtfully decorated with a blend of local and European objects and fabrics, and furnished with comfortable and modern sofas and beddings. The bedrooms are cool and spacious; offer distinctive views while maintaining privacy, and have Greek marble-finished en-suite bathrooms.
The fully equipped open-plan kitchen is separated by a counter with stools from the adjacent dining area, offering unobstructed sea views. Comfortable sun beds on the coves and by the pool are ideal for lounging long past sunset. The pool bar serves juices and drinks, while hammocks set under shade trees are ideal for an afternoon siesta after lunch to the lullabies of cicadas and the sea lapping the shore. At night, stretch out anywhere for some stargazing, with the naked eye or one of the telescopes provided in each villa for guests’ use: be prepared to make a wish on a shooting star.
At Marnei Mare we will also be more than happy to help with all advance arrangements for more complex and important events such as weddings and wedding receptions, corporate retreats, family reunions, birthday celebrations etc. Many of these events can be held in the multi-function, outdoor-pillared area in the gardens which is also available for talks, meditation, and exercise. Beyond Marnei Mare, a short walk to Potami beach, a lively and tasteful beach bar/restaurant known as Hippy’s, makes an ideal mingling-spot with the locals and other visitors of the island, and a famous place to try exceptional cocktails and local fusion food, from morning to lunch time, and sunset and beyond.
The villas are light, sunny and include fully equipped kitchens, marbled baths and showers, indoor and outdoor seating and dinning areas, outdoor shower and barbecue, satellite TV, internet, DVD, CD, telephone and fax service.
Fully equipped open kitchen
Terracotta-tiled front verandas
Overflow swimming pool
Comfortable sun beds
Laundry and dry cleaning
Prices & Service
Towels, beach and pool towels
ADSL internet connection
Bathrobe and slippers
ADSL internet connection
This service is based on a week-long stay and services may be tailored to your exact requirements during the booking process. Exact services included with each booking will be listed on the Booking Confirmation.
45 km from the Samos International airport
5 min drive from Karlovassi
5 min drive from port Short walk to Potami beach
Samos is the most visited island of the North-Eastern Aegean Islands, keeping nevertheless its beauty and calm places. Samos is a particularly green island which has kept a big part of its impressively green forests. It is an island with unique natural beauties which combines history and tradition with it. Samian wines have won prestigious international and domestic awards. Samos is also known for its folk art and produces beautiful pottery, ceramics, rugs, bags made of goat wool and woven fabrics with beautiful designs and colours and which are made on local looms. On the northeast side of the island of Samos is the capital. Built amphitheatrically along the perimeter of a large bay, next to the harbour, it pleasantly predisposes the visitor with its Aegean colour, its neoclassical coastal zone and the beautiful beaches that surround it.
Samos is close to Asia Minor and is only separated from Turkey by the narrow strait of Mykali. From the north coast of the island you can see Turkey opposite. Samos is one of the larger Greek islands. The island is mountainous: there are two large mountain ranges, the Kerkis (1437 metres) and the Ambelos (1150 metres). From the latter you have a good view of Agios Konstandinos and the surrounding area. The island is very bushy, especially the north coast is lush with vegetation: trees alternating with vineyards. Samos has beaches in abundance - Karlovasi, Samos, Megalo Saitani and Mikro Saitani to name but a few. They are mostly in sheltered bays, which breaks the swell and the water warms up faster in spring. In the "hinterland" of the island is perfect for hiking. The island of Samos, like almost all Greek islands, has many interesting churches, monasteries and chapels.