About Us

Founders Ileana von Hirsch and Evi Aidonopoulou offer a unique personal service to locate the perfect villa or yacht for your needs. Discover why they have so many repeat clients.

We think of ourselves as matchmakers – Somewhere out there is the perfect house, island or yacht for you, and we want to find it for you.

The more you can tell us about what you like and don’t like, what your dream picture of Greece is, how you imagine spending your days and evenings, the better we can deploy our matchmaking skills.



We only work on a consultation basis - none of our villas are on our website. We ask you to brief us as fully as possible, we have a specially designed form to help you. We will send you a selection of villas we think you would like, and then refine the search according to your feedback.

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Whether you want a sleek Superyacht with all the toys, a classic schooner, a Gulet to zig-zag between Greek islands and Turkish coastal sites, or a wooden caique for day trips moored near your villa, let us suggest one of our central agent's Piraeus- based yachts or our Turkish colleague's gulets, and help to design your dream itinerary.

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Some of our rental properties are also for sale, and renting is an ideal way to check out a house and an island if you are thinking of buying somewhere. Most Greek real estate transactions happen off the radar, so whether you are looking for a small plot land where you can build your own house, or large beachfront land with development potential, we can offer you our contacts and advice.

One of the world's top superagents

We have been chosen every year by Conde Nast Traveler as top specialist for Greek villa rentals since 2006, and have been called one of the "World's top Superagents" by Centurion Magazine.

We regularly advise journalists from the Financial Times, Departures, Robb Report, Worth Magazine, Forbes, Globalista, the Sunday Times, Telegraph, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and other top quality publications, on rental trends, top tips and our latest recommendations.

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Ileana Von Hirsch


Ileana lives in London, is married to a Bavarian, and comes from an old shipping family from the Greek island of Ithaca.

The difficulties of finding a good rental agent to help her rent out her own property on Ithaca (Villa Skinos) led her to start Five Star Greece with partner Evi Aidonopoulou in 2000. She has a wealth of international contacts and a deep knowledge of the rental market. She has been in the business for over 18 years, and speaks English, French, Italian, Greek and German. Ileana deals mainly with clients and marketing.

t. +44(0)20 8422 4885
Julian Way, Julian Hill
Harrow on the Hill

Evi Aidonopoulou


From one of Athens' old-established families, and incredibly well connected in Greece, Evi worked as an interior designer in Greece for many years, and this expertise, combined with her knowledge of the islands gained from years of spending every summer sailing in the Greek islands in the 'Bagheera' gives her unrivalled insight and knowledge of the houses, yacht itineraries, and islands represented.

Evi lives in Athens, and speaks Greek, French, English, Italian and Spanish. Evi mainly deals with selecting properties and yachts, and owner liaison.

Tel./Fax +30 2295062679
Cell. +30 6945 553327
Mistra 8


Bespoke Travel Club

We are proud to have been asked to join the Bespoke Travel Club, a UK based, rigorously vetted consortium of small, brilliant travel experts who are all leaders in their special field. The aim is to serve our clients by freely referring them to the best providers of advice in areas other than our own. Please visit the website for details!


Magna Travel & Concierge

Nasos Bampalis is part of the young and dynamic team at Magna Concierge, Aviation and Travel services. He has been looking after Five Star Greece clients for years and is just fantastic. Based in Athens, Nasos, Yannis and Miltos can book hotels, flights, tour guides, airport pick-ups, helicopters, rental cars for your villa, and most other things given enough notice. Nasos once went down to the port of Piraeus to hold up a packed ferry on the 15th August to give some clients of ours time to board after their plane was delayed. After that, any request is easy for him.

Nasos & Co. speak Greek and English.

Tel: +30 210 960 5555

Carpe Diem Luxury Travel

For all enquiries for top-end villas outside Greece, please contact our sister company - Carpe Diem Luxury Travel.

Literally our sister company as Marina and Ileana are sisters.

Tel: +44 207 402 5330