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
Whether you are converting a property to a short term/vacation rental or need to give your existing property an update, I will guide you in creating an ideal space for your guests with amenities that will make it stand out from the competition!
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Crafted exclusively for our valued guests, this guide is tailored to ensure their stay with us is seamless and enjoyable. Past guests have found this resource incredibly helpful in planning their stay and have often shared glowing reviews as a result. We will email this guide to them upon booking. We can create one for you or you can do it on touchstay yourselves!
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Embarking on this journey into hospitality was born out of necessity; it was our means to transform our cherished dream of a holiday home into a reality. The need for our property to sustain itself financially pushed us into this realm. However, little did I know that fate had something extraordinary in store for me.
It was love at first sight when I laid eyes on this property, a moment etched in my memory: 29 November 2016. Accompanied by my Dad, we ventured to view a house for sale in Meladeia, a quaint village of just 20 inhabitants near my father’s birthplace. Meladeia holds a special place in my heart, as it’s close to my own childhood haven, Steni, where I spent blissful summers with my ‘yiayia’ (grandmother).
Welcoming guests into our home has become an immensely fulfilling experience. Our journey in hospitality has become a destiny I wholeheartedly embrace.
Through dedicated efforts in marketing, social media, and the power of word-of-mouth, I have meticulously crafted a long-term image for Ithaki House. Each post, every interaction, and every recommendation shared has contributed to building a reputation that stands the test of time. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to do what I love and receive such heartfelt response.
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. But I was very surprised when I was asked to present my journey to the hospitality industry in the BNB Conference in Athens in April 2022!
If you care to read my block about this click here.
If you would like a copy of my presentation click here
Thank you for reading all this! I hope we will work together !
“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;”