What is Merraki? A Modern Greek word, derived from the Turkish "Merak"
Merakk(n)i: Doing something with soul, creativity or lovewhen you put "something of yourself" into what you're doing whatever it may be
The most beautiful thing about hospitality is that once the guest arrives you know immediately whether we have done a good job. You notice it in a smile, in a sincere thank you or simply in their facial expression. It is incredibly rewarding to know that our guests feel that they made the right choice, that they loved their stay, sometimes they book to return before they depart!
Hospitality is never boring. Each stay holds a new challenge; it is different and varied. Personalization is key. Getting to know each guest and their preferences helps turn their experience to an exceptional one. When you put your heart and soul into something, the outcome can’t be anything less than special. And that’s how we have built our Ithaki House and our reputation the last 6 years… I have put so much of my soul into making Ithaki a dream holiday home.
Everyone says…“ Ithaki House is…Tis Christina’s to Merakki”.
I am very proud to know that we are not one of the many accommodation options out there. Our guests do not say… “we stayed in an amazing Airbnb”. Our customers say… “we stayed in an amazing holiday home, Ithaki House, in the idyllic village of Meladeia and we were looked after by Christina & Simos; before we left, we booked to go again next year…We highly recommend it!”
I have met the most fascinating people and have made so many friends. Not just guests but also locals that support us and we support them. It feels so good to visit a restaurant or any establishment and be told…oh we know Ithaki House, we had your guests over a few days back! Thank you so much for supporting us!
It should not have been a surprise when I was asked to help others who wanted to get into the hospitality business. I will always be thankful for the opportunity to do more of what I love.
“Ithaki has given you a marvelous journey. Without her I wouldn’t have set out.
Wise I have become, so full of experiences….”
“..with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbors you’re seeing for the first time;”
A logical question yes…what next!?…. To be honest, I have no idea!
I do not have a business plan…I do not have a focus project list, I do not have a price list…
I am open to projects, within the hospitality industry, THAT AIM TO OFFER MORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO STAY!
Do you have such a project in mind? Wonderful! Are we a match? Maybe!
What can we do together? What’s your vision? Let’s brainstorm!
LET’S TALK! – CHRISTINA +35799496071!
Our HideAway village house is set around a pretty courtyard filled with jasmine, roses and passion flower, for our guest’s private use, and has incredible views over the carob roses and vines to the sea. Lasa has a magical stary sky, sit out in the courtyard with a glass of local wine to star gaze and then drift away in an antique 4 poster bed. Throw open the shutters to wonderful mountain views. There are wonderful walks through winding lanes leading down through the carobs, past goat herders and olive groves to a tiny prayer house or hidden lake. The en-suite 4 poster room is en-suite and for the summer this beautiful home has A/C, although it’s not often needed with the gentle breeze as Lasa is over 600m above sea level. In the winter enjoy cozy nights by the two wood burning fireplaces. The HideAway is a dog friendly holiday home
It is perfectly located for enjoying the beautiful beaches in Latsi, exploring the wine routes, the traditional weaving in Fyti, the Venetian bridges in the area and the Cedar Valley & monasteries. For more information and/or to book click here
I met Georgia in October 2020.
She had a stunning home in the beautiful village of Lofou, in need of renovation. She wanted to turn into a short term rental. It was literally an empty canvas and she did not know where to start. A mutual friend brought us together, and we did not look back since! We put a great team together, the house was renovated specifically for short term holidays. But with keeping the style and tradition. We defined the ideal customer, the pricing strategy, enlisted it on the OTAs, created a website.
Georgia is now fully in control and learning the ropes!
More info about myLofou on mylofou.com, we highly recommend to book a stay here!