Villa Koukouvayia

Program spaces & capacities

Villa Koukouvayia | The villas' capacities

From May through September the phrase ‘Oh my god, what a beautiful day!” becomes unavoidably repeated without cliché, and it is hard to imagine the necessity of indoor activities.  Even in the odd case of anearly-/late-season shower, the protection of covered areas will serve.  If desired of course, indoor areas can handle a variety of activities—and if set in our Cretan winter, activities hosted beside a roaring fire provide an exclusive intimacy and charm—but for summer programming, the outdoor verandas, gardens and terraces listed below will reliably provide inspiring and effective programming space—with options to shade from (or bask in) the brilliant Cretan sun.

Programs: Current offers

Friday May 22nd to May 30th at Villa Koukouvayia Farms Retreat Center, Gulf of Kissamos, Crete

We are excited to join our good friend Audrey Paar and host her spring yoga and self-care retreat at Villa Koukouvayia Farms, our large seacoast villa set among the olive groves of beautiful western Crete. The program is limited to twelve participants (although participants can bring nonparticipating friends/partners, too) and will focus on Self-Care using an intimate mix of yoga, recreation, social time and individual reflections interwoven with good food and gorgeous vistas that will inspire and deepen your experience. So, join Audrey this May! This self-care retreat will prove a perfect 2020 path toward building deep friendships, rich memories, and a stronger you.

Encaustic painting

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From site to studio; Bringing en plein air work home

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Mediterranean Food & Fitness

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Villa Koukouvayia | Program hosting areas of the residences

With verandas, terraces & pool, yards, lawns and gardens, the accommodation can offer program hosting in constructed spaces, as well as in its beautiful outdoor spaces.  

  • Constructed program spaces
  • Garden & nature program spaces

Main House & Guest House Verandas

These verandas are wide, tiled, covered areas running along two sides of the Main and Guest Houses,and ideal for:

Outdoor Dining (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; up to 14 people)

Active Seminars (3 to 9 participants)

Breakout Meetings (2 groups of up to 8 participants each group)

Pool terraces & pool

These areas are open, tiled and stone terraces at two levels, with sunbeds, reclining chairs, plantings, and integrated benches that surround the villa’s small but very deep plunging pool and waterfall.  In sun for most of the day, these spaces are ideal for:

Active Seminars in cooler weather (10 to 15 participants)

Individual, informal or group recreation and activity

Evening Social Events (10 to 30 people)

Guest House Southeast Yoga Terrace

This is a large, 38m2 tiled terrace, exposed to sunshine after early morning, and in the shade from afternoon through evening.  Looking over the eastern valley and southern hills, this terrace is ideal for:

Active Seminars in the early day or late afternoon (3 to 6 participants)

Main House 2nd Floor Terrace

This is a large, tiled, 47m2 elevated terrace with dramatic views of sea and mountains.
Accessible by a spiral staircase from the verandas below, it is ideal for:

Active Seminars (3 to 9 participants.)

Sunset & Evening Social Events, Gatherings (5 to 25 participants.)

Main House Roof Terrace

This is a tiled, 32m2 terrace with spectacular views of sea, mountains and southern valleys.  Accessible by spiral staircase from the verandas below, surrounded by stone benches, and with a wet-bar, refrigerator and telescope, it is ideal for:

Active Seminars (2 to 5 participants.)

Sunset & Evening Social Events, Gatherings (5 to 20 people.)

Nighttime Stargazing

Northwest Garden-Theater

This is a level, grassy area at ground-level, bordered by the stone wall below the waterfall, the Garden Suite, and a low stone-wall between the space and olive groves.Uncovered but in deep shade until late morning and from about 3 hours before sunset, and with two elevated delivery platforms (a small terrace below the waterfall, and a natural, one-meter landscaped rise at the opposite end, the Garden Theater is ideal for:

Outdoor Dining (Breakfast or Dinner; up to 20 people.)

Performances & Presentations (Audiences up to 25 people.)

Active Seminars (e.g., Art Instruction, Yoga) or Meetings (5 to 15 participants.)

Guest House West Garden

This is a grassy,sheltered area behind the Guest House, bordered by flowers and deep olive groves at its sides. It is a quiet space ideal for:

Individual or small-group reflection, meditation.

Active Seminars (3 to 9 participants)

Breakout Meetings (1 group of up to 8 participants)

Northeast Owl Grove

This is a natural area at the foot of the site, removed from other activities at the villa, and surrounded by deep olive groves. It is a quiet space, ideal for:

Individual or small-group reflection, meditation.

Active Seminars (3 to 9 participants)

Breakout Meetings (1 group of up to 8 participants)

South Lawn

Along grassy area of 91m2 below the SE Yoga Terrace, rectangular and in shade early morning and from mid-afternoon, the South Lawn is ideal for:

Performances and Presentations (10 to 25 people)

Recreational activities such as volleyball, croquet, badminton.

Cultural, social & sports events

Event entertainment

The residences are suitable for group creative activities that need inspiring spaces.

Performances

The residences can host performances and many more cultural events.

Celebrations

The residences can host your social events & celebrations.

Yoga / Meditation

Definitely the ideal place for meditation & yoga programs, as the area is full of nature and tranquility.

Sports activities

The gardens & lawns are suitable for recreational activities such as volleyball, croquet & badminton.

Business & educational gatherings

Business meetings

There are many indoor & outdoor spaces in the residences, suitable for hosting business meetings. 

Presentations

Combine work with joy. Take advantage of the beautiful and spacious accommodation of the residences and make your presentations. 

Seminars

As the residences can host up to 25 persons, you could also schedule seminars in the accommodation.

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