Candili is rented on an exclusive basis as an entire estate.
Candili has evolved from the Noel-Baker family house and farm buildings, built around a courtyard. The converted Granary comprises bedrooms upstairs (all ensuite) and social rooms (dining, sitting and library) downstairs – or outside in the summer. A large hall in the converted hayloft is suitable for yoga, Tai Chi, meetings, dances and so on. The rooms are traditionally furnished. Some are arranged as apartments, making perfect accommodation for families who want separate and but a common hall. The bedrooms are independent enough to give individual privacy, but the shared veranda, reception rooms and gardens provide a sociable atmosphere and a sense of belonging to the Candili family. The vegetable garden produces much of the food; delicious traditional Greek home cookery prepared by Stavroula, the family’s cook. There is a fresh water plunge pool and a larger swimming pool down the hill, plenty of space for games like badminton or French cricket, table tennis, and a well equipped and bright pottery and art studio with wheels and kilns. Euboea (pronounced in Greek as Evvia) is a long narrow island connected to the mainland with a bridge at Halkis, the main town of the island. The Candili Estate lies in the valley of the river Cereus, between the mountains of Candili and Pyxaria, in the North of Euboea, about two hours drive North-West of Athens. The 10,000-acre estate is an area of spectacular natural beauty: mountains and hills forested with Aleppo pine and oak, rivers bordered by plane trees, olive groves and fertile valleys where maize and cotton are grown.
Candili sits on the edge of the village of Prokopi, so it takes a few minutes to walk down into the centre.
Formerly known as Achmetaga, Candili has been owned by the Noel and Noel-Baker family since 1832.
The estate was bought by Edward Noel, a relative of Lord Byron, the artist, poet, educationalist and prominent Philhellene. At the time when Euboea had not yet been liberated with the rest of Greece at independence, he was invited by Count Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece, to buy the estate on Euboea in order to encourage the Turks to leave the island. Encouraged by Lady Byron, his mentor and sponsor, his original plan was to start an agricultural school.
Politicians, writers, artists and other prominent figures have stayed here over the years, marking an illustrious historical record in the guest book. As the life of the estate has evolved, so its buildings have been converted to their present form and function.
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Village of Prokopi
church of St.John the Russian
Port of Mandoudi