About us

About us

Gerakas beach at Milos

Launched in 2013 by two friends and avid travelers – Violetta and Achilleas – Once Upon a Villa is a boutique rental agency that takes a holistic approach to making your stay in Greece more than one to remember.

Our luxury villas are the perfect setting for a private experience with extensive amenities and some of the most stunning views in the most beautiful destinations throughout Greece.

Attention to location, aesthetics and customized concierge services are what set us and our curated luxury villas apart.

Whether you’re planning the perfect celebration or seeking a relaxing retreat, Once Upon a Villa will help you discover the best of Greece, carefree.

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What We Offer

Curated Villa Portfolio

Our portfolio includes a range of hand-selected traditional and modern luxury villas in island and mainland destinations such as Mykonos, Paros, Antiparos, Sifnos, Patmos, Spetses and Porto Heli..

We are not a mass rental portal. We select villas according to our very own high standards. Knowing the owners personally, we inspect each villa closely beforehand, to ensure it fits our philosophy.


Tailored Experience


We stay at most properties for a few days to get the real experience each villa has to offer, so as to better match them with each customer’s personal style, needs and preferences.

We don’t just rent luxury villas. We are responsible for designing the perfect experience for our high-end travelers. We acknowledge their expectations and wishes, and provide a tailored experience to enjoying the very best of Greece has to offer.


Dedicated Concierge


We are a hands-on company and take pride in looking after every detail.  We offer our clients the highest level of expertise, flexibility and discretion to ensure that everything runs smoothly, as promised.

Our concierge services include gourmet dining arrangements, private aircraft and yacht cruises, event planning, yoga instruction, beauty treatments, child care, guided tours and security services, among others.


­­­Local Expertise


Each of our villas is located in destinations we personally know and love. Thus, we offer guests the very best of tailored information and services needed to make their private luxury experience an idyllic one.

Our hospitality service is based on solid relationships with villa owners, as well as a network of local high-quality service providers, experts and suppliers whose pleasure it is to make your stay perfect.