The Hellenikon Idyllion in Selianitika/Egion


What is the Hellenikon Idyllion? There are many answers to that question: a holiday resort, a youth hostel, a leisure centre, a hotel, a skill centre, a place for exhibitions, performances and lectures, a place to practice, a music academy, a mini-university, a place for intercultural encounters. Every answer is right in a small part, but wrong in a larger part. So what is the Hellenikon Idyllion really?

It is the realization of the lifelong dream of the founder, owner and manager Andreas Drekis. Already as a young man he realized that every human being has the same goal in life: They want to be happy. But most people are mistaken in how they want to reach this goal. They think wealth, sway and prestige can make them happy. These paths rather lead people away from happiness. More important is the education of spiritual and intellectual abilities. The one who is open for beauty and harmony in the world, the one who is able to muse about the former scholars and philosophers, the one for whom the world becomes transparent for the divine will easier find to the true and unceasing spring of happiness.

Therefore Andreas Drekis invites us to come to the Hellenikon Idyllion, amongst an idyllic huge garden at the sea, like-minded people from all over the world, families, single travellers and creative groups, who all long for the same goal. The emphasis is on music and the recollection of the ancient Greek times’ treasures. The Hellenikon Idyllion offers suitable premises for rehearsals of singers and musicians of every kind, choirs and orchestras. The owner also arranges good opportunities for them to perform in public and therefore open the world of the muses to other people. Once a year a course, which is unique in the whole world, takes place, where young people from all over the world bring the language of the ancient Greeks back to life and freshly think about their pronounced views. All these groups and courses make an effort to enable intercultural friendship and mutual understanding.

Aren’t there other institutions with the same goals and results? The one that has been to the Hellenikon Idyllion for a while will say: No, definitely not! The Hellenikon Idyllion only exists in Selianitika and only in the person of Andreas Dreskis.

Helmut
Quack
Ancient Greek teacher at the Husum-Gymnasium
(guest and course instructor in the Hellenikon Idyllion for many years)

Address

Hellenikon Idyllion
Kyanis Aktis 20
25100 Selianitika/Egion
Greece

Manager
Andreas Drekis
Phone:  0030-26910-72488 
Fax: 0030-26910-72791
Email: hellenikon@idyllion.gr
Internet: www.idyllion.gρ

 

 

General   information
 HELLENIKON  IDYLLION

A holiday and meeting center for the culturally and artistically inclined
whe
re muses, nature and spirit
combine harmoniously and creatively.

Paradise = beach-garden-orchard
For the eyes, palate and spirit

Hellenikon Idyllion is situated directly on the beachfront in the typically Greek village of Selianitika - one of the quaintest villages on the north-west coast of the  Pelloponnes.The large (4000 m²) grounds contain beautiful flower beds, lots of roses, lots of trees, lovely vine-covered pergolas, an orchard and a vegetable garden. There are  villa apartments and bungalows for individuals and  families, as well as for groups of up to 100 peole - choirs, orchestras, drama troupes, school classes etc. - all are welcome!

For the eyes and palate...

 In the orchard there are orange, lemon,
grapefruit, fig, pomegranate and olive trees. Also grape vines. 

The smell of jasmine, roses and other flowers wafts
on to  the balconies and patios.

Cyclads are dotted around and  birds build their nests in the branches
 of the big silver poplars, which rustle in the wind and provide welcome  shade in summertime.

For the spirit...

All through the year we offer a sophisticated cultural and artistic program which includes courses

in various instruments, orchestra, chamber and choir music, singing, dancing, theatre, painting,
archaeology, antique Greek philosophy and literature as well as classical and modern Greek.

For rehearsals and concerts there is a grand piano (Schimmel) in a glass pavilion. Other rooms with pianos ,
cellos, contrabasses - even a set of drums -  are also at your disposal. In the garden you will  find both
 a covered and an open-air stage for concerts,  theatre productions and dance performances.

A library with journals, music and books with a cultural tenor adjoins a communal room with
a  television and a large fireplace for cosy winter evenings.

We are happy to help you  organize your concerts and performances and to combine them
with excursions to classical Greek sites if you so wish.

New: Additionally, we offer an extra free service to all chamber music friends who 
             wish to be independent and for whom the program is not sufficient:

Tell us which instrument you  play, as a professional or as an amateur, and your free dates.
We will pass on your wishes to people with the same aptitude so that a chamber music meeting can be arranged
which will provide the chance for a creative
cultural exchange as well as common pleasure.

Naturally, we offer the same service to all friends of dancing, theatre, singing, choir, painting; friends

of  gardening, hiking, literature, classical and modern Greek language,  philosophy and archeology. Let us know your interests, hobbies and free dates.
We will try
to find people of the same mind for you here.  

For families with children and for individuals

All our apartments and bungalows (separate kitchen) provide cooking facilities and a 'fridge.

Hellenikon Idyllion is a paradise for children with table tennis, lawns in the garden to play on and  many hollywood swings. 

The stone oven parties with Greek specialities, music and dancing, the concerts, the beach and the village Selianitika at one's doorstep offer a lot of fun and a  wonderful atmosphere. Aquatic  sports, films in English language,taverns and  restaurants with dancing are other enjoyable distractions.

The tropical and citrus fruit which can be consumed directly from the trees, the grapes from the vines and the vegetables and herbs from the biological garden
guarantee a tasty and  healthy diet.

In wintertime we offer walks and excursions -for groups and individuals- with well-prepared descriptions of routes and transfers.
The central position of Selianitika  makes it possible to get nearly everywhere by train, bus or ferry.

Combine recreation with nature and enjoy the relaxing and inspiring atmosphere of this cultural holiday site.

Get to know classical Greece by making day excursions to Olympia, Delphi, Ancient Corinth, Ithmia, Mycene, Epidurius  and
Athens and  walking tours in the surrounding areas.

Price Notice:

Lodging prices increase from Euro 90.- (increase from Euro 120.- during high season)
per person/ per week in bungalows and apartments with kitchenettes 

Further reductions on special sponsored projects   

Please have a look at the links below this page, where you can find
-an exact description of all apartments and bungalows of Hellenikon Idyllion incl. photos
-as well as for the houses outside Hellenikon Idyllion.

Telecommunication with ISDN is now possible.
There are 2 telephone lines available in each apartment. 
This is a special offer for all those who are long-time guests in Hellenikon Idyllion or who want
to combine holidays and work. 
 

Staying at the "Hellenikon Idyllion" without lodging is possible but limited, with an increase of Euro 50.- per person/ per week for the use of the large and idyllic garden with its fruit, flowers, grape-vines and close proximity to the sea. This also includes the use of  the rehearsal rooms and the taking part in the events of the house.

 

 

Hellenikon Idyllion and  Andreas Drekis,
  the  Founder and  Manager

After finishing at the humanistic gymnasium of Egion, he studied national economy at the University of Berne in Switzerland under the supervision of  Prof. Tuchtfeld. In 1968, while he was attending  the course  -"Ziele der Wirtschaftspolitik"  (goals of business policy) he wanted to create a new science with the aim of establishing a link among all sciences. 
The goal of this new science was to increase the quality of life -  which is not a measurable quantity. In 1990 he founded the Hellenikon Idyllion, in Selianitika, hoping that his garden close to the seaside could become the right place for people to share their spiritual and cultural experiences. 

Andreas Drekis 2011

 

 

 

 

 

Garden of Eden with Cultural Program

Excerpt of "The Glocke", a newspaper of Westfalen, 30th July, 1995.

...In all this Andreas Drekis has very distinct ideas of the category of his guests. Especially welcome are guests who have  creative and intellectual interests, as well as an interest in antique -greek culture and a love of nature. Daytrips to the antique-sites of  Delphi, Epidaurus, Mykene, Olympia, Korinth and others are possible. The guest should also be enthusiastic about Beauty and Truth. He does not think this way out of arrogance, but out of the deep wish to revive ideals, that are in danger of being  lost...

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             Hellenikon Idyllion, Andreas Drekis,  GR 25100 Selianitika/ Egion
phone. ++30 26910 72488    Fax ++30 26910  72791

mobil  0030 6972263356
Email: hellenikon@idyllion.gr
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