On the edge of the village of Zarka (Zarakes to non-locals) is a quiet valley set amongst the rolling and sometimes dramatic landscape of the southern region of the Greek island of Evia (Euboea in Greek).

Zarka Villas are a family owned & run resort. They are situated at the edge of the old village (Mahala) of Zarka, a valley of abandoned houses – all traditional style with stone walls and stone tiled roofs – which were left to crumble and provide shelter to sheep and goats. 


The valley retains a remarkable peacefulness and a gentle pace of life that resonates with the tinkling of sheep bells and the rustling of leaves from the breezes. Running north to south it is sheltered from the mainly easterly Aegean winds.

On the far side of the valley lies the new village of Zarka, a typical rural settlement consisting mainly of more recent homes, a small supermarket, a bakery, a pharmacy, butcher, post office, a cafe, a church and tavernas & bars. 

The Villas are situated on nine acres of hillside olive grove, a restored traditional stone house, 2 newer stone villas, a large circular meeting hall and a delightful swimming pool & in-ground hot tub. This gentle rural setting, offering all modern amenities, is the ideal location from which to explore the wonders of Southern Evia. 

The nearby towns of AliveriKarystos and Chalkida offer a wide variety of shopping opportunities, along with up-scale restaurants and night life. As they are all by the sea, stunning sunsets and other breath-taking views await you.

More info can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/zarkavillas/

Evia Retreats is both privileged and fortunate to be working with Zarka Villas and having the luxury to organise our retreats in their premises.