Aloha! We are D.J. and Travis, your hosts at Villa Katrin. We live in Honolulu Hawaii during the winter months, and in Evia Greece during the summer. We both have Greek heritage, with families from Athens, Kalamata and Crete. We have been traveling together to Greece for over 25 years. No matter where in the world we visit, we always seem to return to our beloved Greece. It is the place where we both feel immediately at home.
Because we reside on the opposite side of the planet for each half of the year, we have a kind of two-sided perspective. As residents of Hawaii, we have the ingrained Aloha Spirit of sharing and appreciation. Island dwellers naturally tend to look out for each other. This is true in Hawaii as well as Evia. As Greeks, we feel a deep connection to the ancient history and hospitality that define Greece.
In the fall of 2018 we made our first visit to Villa Katrin. Not only did we fall immediately in love with the home and the village, we knew that this special place could be shared with others in a way that honors the history of the land and the family that resides here. We are able to open the Villa for a limited number of months each summer to share this special home. Our wish is to provide an experience that provides the intimacy of a family home, but also the freedom of a small hotel.
Our goal is to provide travelers an experience not offered in many places. We want to give our guests the chance to slip into a foreign lifestyle for just a few days and to fall in love with this special place the way we did. We have a home where you can come to and truly feel you are somewhere else in time-- a unique experience-- not just another stay in a high end hotel or resort with elevators, and people everywhere.
We know that Food Vacations are popular and are gaining in interest as travelers are looking for something different. At Villa Katrin we provide the opportunity to learn how to cook some of the most incredible dishes on the planet— sampling the Cuisine of Greece.
We look forward to your stay.