Founders Ileana von Hirsch and Evi Aidonopoulou offer a unique personal service to locate the perfect villa or yacht for your needs. Discover why they have so many repeat clients.
We think of ourselves as matchmakers – Somewhere out there is the perfect house, island or yacht for you, and we want to find it for you.The more you can tell us about what you like and don’t like, what your dream picture of Greece is, how you imagine spending your days and evenings, the better we can deploy our matchmaking skills.
We only work on a consultation basis - none of our villas are on our website. We ask you to brief us as fully as possible, we have a specially designed form to help you. We will send you a selection of villas we think you would like, and then refine the search according to your feedback.More about villas
Whether you want a sleek Superyacht with all the toys, a classic schooner, a Gulet to zig-zag between Greek islands and Turkish coastal sites, or a wooden caique for day trips moored near your villa, let us suggest one of our central agent's Piraeus- based yachts or our Turkish colleague's gulets, and help to design your dream itinerary.More about yachts
Some of our rental properties are also for sale, and renting is an ideal way to check out a house and an island if you are thinking of buying somewhere. Most Greek real estate transactions happen off the radar, so whether you are looking for a small plot land where you can build your own house, or large beachfront land with development potential, we can offer you our contacts and advice.
We regularly advise journalists from the Financial Times, Departures, Robb Report, Worth Magazine, Forbes, Globalista, the Sunday Times, Telegraph, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and other top quality publications, on rental trends, top tips and our latest recommendations.
Ileana lives in London, is married to a Bavarian, and comes from an old shipping family from the Greek island of Ithaca.
The difficulties of finding a good rental agent to help her rent out her own property on Ithaca (Villa Skinos) led her to start Five Star Greece with partner Evi Aidonopoulou in 2000. She has a wealth of international contacts and a deep knowledge of the rental market. She has been in the business for over 18 years, and speaks English, French, Italian, Greek and German. Ileana deals mainly with clients and firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a small and highly committed team who move between Athens, London and Brussels;
We are proud to have been asked to join the Bespoke Travel Club, a UK based, rigorously vetted consortium of small, brilliant travel experts who are all leaders in their special field. The aim is to serve our clients by freely referring them to the best providers of advice in areas other than our own. Please visit the website for details!www.thebespoketravelclub.com
Nasos Bampalis is part of the young and dynamic team at Magna Concierge, Aviation and Travel services. He has been looking after Five Star Greece clients for years and is just fantastic. Based in Athens, Nasos, Yannis and Miltos can book hotels, flights, tour guides, airport pick-ups, helicopters, rental cars for your villa, and most other things given enough notice. Nasos once went down to the port of Piraeus to hold up a packed ferry on the 15th August to give some clients of ours time to board after their plane was delayed. After that, any request is easy for him.
Nasos & Co. speak Greek and English.www.magna-concierge.gr
For all enquiries for top-end villas outside Greece, please contact our sister company - Carpe Diem Luxury Travel.
Literally our sister company as Marina and Ileana are sisters.www.carpediemtravel.co.uk