Marnei Mare-Nicholas / Karlovassi
Marnei Mare consists of three villas; Villa Nicholas has 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. 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. Marnei Mare’s cluster of three beautiful private villas and the discreetly withdrawn reception cottage are set in a 40.000 m² orchard reaching from a lush pine forest down to the crystal clear Aegean Sea.
The villas’ stucco finish replicates the colours of the earth and the pebbles of the nearby beaches, while the traditional dry stone walls were built by local stone masons, creating a setting that is in perfect harmony with the natural environment. 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.
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. All linen and toweling is of the highest Frette quality and included in the price are all the services mentioned earlier, such as the daily maid service, organic produce, and security. 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.
The coast is riddled with secluded coves linking the property to Megalo Seitani, the island’s most gorgeous beach and a nature reserve. Inland, hiking trails wind through a lush, herb-scented landscape, with breathtaking views over the island and the sea. Swimming can also be an adventure, either by simply snorkeling around the coves, a fun and unique experience for guests, or exploring the water caves framing the nearby sand beach—ideal for a romantic swim or a family adventure.
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.
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
Bathrobes 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.