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Butterflies Villas
The abundance of Zakynthos

It is the lush pine forests and the towering chalky cliffs that rise out of the electric blue Ionian sea, the world-renowned sandy beaches and small pebbled coves in every hue of green and blue, and the allure of a past influenced by the Venetians, Byzantines, French, and the English.

But above and beyond all this, it is the innate musicality of the local dialect and the peoples’ love of summer festivals, singing and dancing, the heavy, fertile soils, and the dozens of native grape varieties that produce the intensely flavoured Verdea wine, the taste of the treasured zakynthian currants paired with the creamy Prentza cheese, the multitude of ecosystems where impressive and rare creatures find shelter and thrive.

From wildlife sanctuaries, intimate coves, and sleepy stone villages to an up-and-coming dining scene and rich-with-life coastal towns, Zakynthos merits a summer spent unearthing all its wonders.
Our history in hospitality - Butterflies Zante Villas & Spa

Our history in hospitality

There are many fascinating stories about the emblematic terracotta-tile roofed house that stands next to the three newly-developed Butterflies villas. This one-of-a-kind house was built in the 1970s as the summer residence of Eleftherios Mouzakis—founder of ‘Butterfly’ threads and “one of the most successful and well-respected Greek industrialists”—and has hosted over the years many prominent guests—local and international businesspeople and politicians.

Having mastered the art of hospitality, Eleftheria Mouzakis took over her late husband’s estate and went on to meticulously restore the 4-acre plot, adding three independent villas and turning their gardens into a serene masterpiece of modern landscape design. Set among ornamental trees, medicinal and aromatic plants, and colourful flowers, just inland from Tsilivi beach on the east coast, Butterflies Villas were designed as a new take on luxury island accommodation.

Staying here can feel a little like your very own five-star hotel - the services are constantly tailored to satisfy your every need, and there is a wide range of activities and experiences for you to indulge in. The interiors of the villas are deliberately simple and immediately soothing, and all bedrooms have a private bathroom. Outside, you have your private pool, plus plenty of quiet chill-out areas to soak up the sun or hide away in the shade. And if you tire of the pool, take the path to reach the sandy beach.
Our gardens were conceived and designed as a contemporary interpretation of a Mediterranean courtyard garden; citrus trees, ornamental grasses, and borders filled with aromatic plants, their fragrance carried by the soft, warm breeze; intimate courtyards cooled by the tinkle of water, and narrow paths leading to the balmy, sunlit shore lining the azure blue Ionian sea.
Spa & Wellness
We created a small onsite spa to offer our guests a place of beauty, relaxation, and holistic comfort. Our beauty therapists and wellness experts provide a wide range of relaxing massages, nurturing body and facial treatments, and salon services, all perfectly tailored to your needs. The Eleftheria Spa treatments are available for individual reservations, as part of a combined experience, or for wedding parties.
With a diverse history and architecture influenced by the Byzantines, Venetians, French, and English, sleepy stone villages poking out of pine forests, coastlines tumbling to the turquoise sea, and one of the most important nature reserves in Greece, Zakynthos offers no shortage of things to do. While even an entire summer seems barely enough time to take in a fraction of this breathtaking island, our list of highlights is a good place for the discerning traveller to start.
Concierge & Experiences
Our charming and accommodating house manager will happily assist you with all arrangements throughout your stay in our villas. You can enjoy your time in Zakynthos while we organise whatever you need, from airport transfers to unique dining experiences. Whether you want to relax with a stress-reducing Thai massage or spend a day scuba-diving and wildlife watching, our house manager will cover you to the last detail.