Welcome to Ellwed Talks – the first podcast about destination weddings in Greece!
My name is Sanya, the founder of Ellwed magazine and I will be your host today. Join me in this new episode where we talk with Sharon from the Exclusive Luxury holidays in Lefkada.
Sharon moved to the picturesque Lefkada from Holland where she started her own business offering a 24 hours VIP luxury service during your stay on the Ionian Coast.
Specialising in Lefkas, the Ionian paradise of all seven Ionian Islands, Whatever your needs, wants or desires their aim is to deliver a first class service experience so you can relax and enjoy the luxurious beauty of the Ionian Islands!!
Sharon will take care of all your needs and desires from luxury villa rentals or hotels, special transportation, car rental, yacht charter, yoga and massage experience, private villa chef, guided tours and bespoke private tours and much more, to create your perfect luxury, Lefkas experience.
In this episode we talk about her story and all about your trip to Lefkada. As well as this year’s tourism season after the pandemic. And now, let’s tune in!
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Why do you think Greece is a great holiday destination?
Greece has got everything, paradise beaches, beautiful nature, history, good food and great night life.
Tell us a bit about your story!
I’m half Dutch half Greek have lived my whole life in Holland and 2 years ago I decided to move to Lefkada. I was coming here my whole life, but when I moved here I saw that the island has lots of potential so I decided to set up my own company. And so, I offer private guided tours and there I can tell the people all the things about the history of the island and show them all the pretty places.
My speciality, I would say, is that I speak five different languages. I prefer to have personal conversation with my clients to find out exactly what they are looking for and what their wishes are.
People who choose a villa holiday, do because they are looking for extra comfort. It’s important to understand what they want, a view, location, and bedrooms for everyone, cooking facilities, good space for children.
For example a group of friends is better in a villa near a resort with cafes and restaurants, easy beach access, than up on top of a mountain where every trip needs a car journey.
Whereas a honeymoon couple, maybe they want peace and privacy and no neighbouring villas!
What inspires you in your business and daily life?
I have a lot of motivation because I am in the place where I have wanted to live my whole life.
Right now I live in Lefkada old town near the main square and I love the atmosphere in the morning. I can walk to get coffee and take my laptop and sit in the marina. The scenery inspires me every day!
Which is you favourite location for a destination wedding in Greece and why?
Favourite place for destination weddings, is definitely Lefkada. Because I can tell my guests all about the pretty villas and beautiful areas for them to stay.
I totally recommend a villa for the couple and the bride preparation on the wedding day. Firstly you have more space than a hotel room. You need space for bridesmaids and mothers, hair stylist and makeup artist! Modern villa designs have plenty of natural light which is important when getting ready. The neutral decor of most villas is good for photography and of course there are amazing views from the outside area.
For your honeymoon I think Greece is a great destination! A villa gives you privacy, a luxury treat for your special trip and I would recommend Lefkada or Parga.
Tell us a bit more about what you are currently working on?
I’m currently working on extending my company to another Ionian island. Recently I started a cooperation with a villa in Parga and want to extend to Zakynthos.
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