Adyton is one of the largest and most beautiful private country estates in Greece. Located 1 ½ hours by car, or 15 minutes by helicopter, from Athens, amid numerous prominent ancient sites, the estate is just a 15 minute drive from the twin seaside village of Ancient and Nea Epidaurus.
A 400 acre estate, approximately ? of which is mature orchards, vineyard and pastures, encircled by a lush private forest, has operated as a fruit orchard, vineyard and horse farming estate since the early 1970's. A bower of immense natural beauty, Adyton enjoys a distant view of the sea from one of its promontories, as well as exquisite mountain and agricultural views throughout
Adyton combines privacy and seclusion, with accessibility to the sea, to Athens and to many of Greece's most important ancient sites, including the Theatres and Asclepion of Epidaurus itself, as well as Mycenae, Tyrinth, Corinth, Argos, Nemea, and the Palamidi Castle and old town at Nauplion,
The 700 m2 stone Manor House is located on one of the hillsides, with commanding views of the valley and of distant mountain ranges. The main residence sleeps up to 25 people in nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The drawing room, dining room and VIP bedroom boast cathedral ceilings, with exposed beams. A massive marble fireplace presides over the Drawing Room, and an elegant stone fireplace accents the Library. The Main Residence also has a large home theatre, games room, wine cellar, and four-car garage, enjoys walled security, automatic gates, and comprehensive intruder alarm and surveillance camera systems.
Under-floor heating throughout the house provides cozy comfort all year round.
Extensive verandas and a covered Loggia overlook the entire valley, the flower and herb gardens and a stunning 15m x 7.5m heated swimming pool. The landscaping was conceived by a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Award winner, and adapted by an English landscape architect, noted for his work on the Victoria and Albert Museum gardens.
Three hundred meters from the Main Residence is a secondary 250 m2 all-stone Lodge House, including a separate 90 m2 flat. Cathedral ceilings with exposed beams cover the open-format Living, Dining and Kitchen areas. A large fireplace commands this space. The Lodge has three bedrooms, each with en-suite bath. The separate flat includes a large bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and kitchen. Heating is oil-fired and under-floor throughout. An additional 60 m2 fully heated stone Staff Cottage, with two bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen, is located nearby. The Lodge complex includes extensive verandas, panoramic views of the nearby village of Dimena, and a traditional outdoor bread oven and roasting pit. The estate's working barn is located near the Lodge House complex.
Separate stone stables and paddocks are at an appropriate distance from the residences and provide opportunity for horseback riding in the surrounding countryside and the endless bridle paths throughout the surrounding forests.
The estate is an operating olive and horse farm, whose orchards include Olive, Orange, Pistachio, Walnut, Hazelnut, plus miscellaneous Pecan, Almond, Fig and Apple and trees. The mature Vineyard has grapevines of the Roma, Hamburg, Espana and Roditis varieties, and recently produced a variety of tables wines.
The estate is endowed with abundant and extremely pure natural water resources.
Adyton is a world class private country estate, as well as a stunning agricultural and wildlife preserve. It is highly appropriate for those seeking natural beauty, privacy, accessibility and a defensible self-sustaining refuge.