The farm was originally set up by a family of entrepreneurs from Athens as a private getaway, somewhere they could escape the hectic pace of city life. They chose this particular location because they hailed from mountain villages in Greece’s northern region of Macedonia and were seeking a rustic natural environment that was not too far from Athens but shared enough similarities with their place of origin to rekindle and sustain fond memories of their family traditions and childhood.
‘Vasilikia’ takes its name from one of the virgin beech forests in the birthplace of the farm’s first settler, who chose the location outside the traditional village of Pavliani in 1984. Since then, the farm has undergone several phases of expansion and development.
For the past 30 years, family members have found the farm to be a romantic escape, a relaxing retreat and an ideal haven for developing their creativity. During this time, Vasilikia has come to reflect the impressions they received while travelling throughout North America, Central and Northern Europe, as well as Greece. The result is evident in the eclectic approach to architecture, interior/exterior layouts, and of course the decor, which features a collection of unique items from around the world.