Here are letters we have received from just a few of our many satisfied customers.
From Mr and Mrs Michael and Shirley Ogdeli.
Buying a property at any time can be a difficult and frustrating experience, plus purchasing a home abroad with so many potential pitfalls, almost frightening.
Both my wife and I can honestly say that dealing with Adonis and George Vinieris has made the whole experience almost enjoyable.
We had complete confidence in their efficient and professional manner and the friendly way they explained each situation as it arose, it put us at ease.
The after sales service was perhaps the most important aspect of all, with any problems or concerns we might have had, being personally dealt with by the brothers.
It is a great privilege for us to recommend Vinieris Real estate agency to you.
From Lisa McCool & Steve Ojomoh.
Our experience of buying a property in Cephalonia has only been made possible with the dedicated assistance of Adonis & George. The Vinieris have been our 'life-line' whilst we have been based in the UK buying a property in Cephalonia.
They couldn't have been more willing and pleased to help us every step of the way! The brothers have definitely acted above and beyond the normal services of an estate agecy and have become good friends of ours.
We look forward , with pleasure, of doing more business with the Vinieris, but more importantly of becoming neighbours with their family.
From Colin and Kathryn Jones.
We would like to thank Adonis and George for all their help in the recent purchase of our apartment in Argostoli.
We had been looking for the right property for several months and Vinieris Real Estate regularly kept in touch answering all our questions until we found the right property.
Adonis arranged our viewings and helped us with the translations, he recommended a lawyer who was brilliant and explained Greek property law to us, making it easier to understand, as we had little knowledge of this at the time. We completed on our property within a week of viewing and everything went through smoothly and without any problems.
We still contact Adonis and he is always willing to help us with our endless questions - nothing is too much trouble for him.
We would certainly recommend Vinieris Real Estate to anyone who is currently looking to buy a property or land in Kefalonia, without any hesitation.
From Pat and Ron.
My wife and I decided to seek the help of Adonis and George when looking for property in Kefalonia in September 2003. We wandered into Adonis and George's office and were immediately struck by their friendliness and professionalism. Not only did they show us their property but gave us their advice on buying land in Kefalonia - something we had not thought about previously. Over the four visits we made to their lovely office in Argostoli, we were driven all over the area where George showed us several plots of land, we were given lots of their time to discuss our business with them and made to feel very welcome generally. By the time we had left Kefalonia at the end of our holiday we had found our plot of land, thanks to Adonis and George, and they also introduced us to a Lawyer who said she would act for us. We are pleased to tell you that this all culminated in us buying a piece of land at Kaligata near Argostoli in February 2004 thanks to our Lawyer and Vinieris Estate Agents acting so well on our behalf.
From Keith and Lynda Lloyd.
After making the decision to move to Kefalonia we looked for Real Estate Agents on the Internet and found the Vinieris Web Site and a plot of land with breathtaking views. We emailed Adonis Vinieris a few times and eventually paid a deposit to secure the land, as we were not due to visit Kefalonia for a few months.
On arrival we made arrangements to meet with Adonis Vinieris and see the land, we were delighted with it. The next meeting was with Adonis at his office in Argostoli to discuss the next stage, which was to obtain a tax number without which we could not purchase the land. Adonis’s brother George took us to the Tax office and helped us through the procedure. After this they helped us open a bank account, which is obviously very easy to do in the UK but not speaking Greek we would have had difficulties. They also found us a solicitor (to whom we gave power of attorney as we would not be on the island to complete the sale of the land) and an accountant and also took us to the notary office to sort out more paperwork.
They then arranged for us to meet with an Architect and discuss our requirements for the house, this we did and a few weeks after the holiday, we received some plan drawings.
It may seem a bit daunting to buy land and build a house but with the help and advice from Adonis and George the whole thing was a breeze. They both have a great deal of knowledge and professionalism and a good sense of humour. We were very grateful for their help and would thoroughly recommend them to anyone. On a final note a friend of my brother who is also looking to move to Kefalonia has recently approached us and we will certainly put him in touch with Adonis Vinieris.
From Martin And Angela Weatherhead.
There are many problems and risks to face when buying property abroad, but for us, this couldn't be further from the truth. We sought the help of Vinieris Real Estate and they provided a service which can only be described as exceptional.
Having laid down our criteria and, of course, our budget, we were taken to some of the most beautiful places on Kefalonia until we found our dream home.
This is not the end of the story however: the assistance went on to encompass the notary, law and lawyers, taxes fees and registrations until the deal was completed. It is now one year on but we still rely on the team for help with problems that crop up from time to time, and the courtesy and attention are always available.
We would recommend Vinieris Real Estate without hesitation and will be eternally grateful to them for making our Kefalonian dream a reality.
From Sue and Doug.
Having spent several weeks in Kefalonia last summer looking for a plot of land we eventually went into the office of Adonis and George Vinieris. We were made very welcome and it became part of our daily ritual to call in to check progress or just drink coffee and chat.
Adonis and George took us to see several plots of land until we found one we fell in love with. We made an offer and a couple of weeks later, with their help and advice, it was ours.
Adonis advised us how to get a Tax No. and open a bank account, he took us to the Architects office and assisted with the language barrier, arranged meetings with the Notary, Lawyer, etc.. Although they were extremely busy during August they always found the time to point us in the right direction.
It was a great experience, albeit nerve wracking at times. We have great admiration for the way they handle their business, and wish them great success in their future growth and would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
We will be back there in a couple of weeks when the work will commence on our Villa when we are looking forward to catching up with Adonis and George again.
From Carole and David Horley.
If you are interested in property for sale or rent, or the purchase of land on the beautiful island of Kefalonia, you should look no further than Vinieris Real Estate. They handled the purchase of our property for us with the utmost efficiency, they put us at ease, and we were made to feel like friends from our first meeting. They have a first class knowledge of all aspects of Kefalonia, which only comes from people who were born there and care about their clients and the island. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
From Pam and Mike Stanton (previously of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight).
From our very first meeting with Adonis and George Vinieris we Knew we had chosen the winning team.
They were so courteous and friendly, immediately making us feel at ease with their excellent English, putting us to shame because we knew only a few words of their language. They instil confidence with their calm efficiency, setting a standard one can call truly professional.
Having successfully led us through all the intricacies of purchasing abroad they followed through with their after sales service which is second to none!
We cannot recommend highly enough Adonis and George; with their assistants Isobel and Nicolette they make an excellent team with whom we are proud to be associated.
From Claire Norfield and John Davies
“We have always both loved Greece, and found the island of Kefalonia offered everything we could want with unique beautiful surroundings, friendly people and a rich historical and cultural heritage.We viewed several potential sites with Adonis, the owner of Vinieris Real Estate and decided to buy two off-plan villas, one in the village of Kalligata and one in Kourkoumelata. We were invlolved in the whole process of the building, from the design stage, through to adding our own identity by choosing all of the fixtures and fittings for the villas - colour schemes, floor and bathroom tiles, kitchen units, wardrobes and shutter colours.The Vinieris team sent regular photos of the development of the build and we feel that the essence of the successful completion was the relationship we established with Adonis and George Vinieris and all of their team. We want to expand our portfolio of properties in Kefalonia further now, and we have already bought another plot of land in the village of Lakithra where we plan to build another villa."
From David & Elaine
"Having visited Kefalonia in June 2006, we viewed numerous building plots and chose the type of Villa we liked. By May 2007 we took our first holiday in our superb brand new villa with pool. The standard of build quality is excellent and George & Adonis advice along the way was invaluable. Our whole experience has been problem free due to Adonis & George and all of their team especially Isobel who was always at the end of the phone to help with any queries we had. We look forward to spending a lot more time on the beautiful island of Kefalonia and look forward to being neighbours and friends with Adonis & George in Lakithra."
From Angela and Ian McClintock
"From our initial tentative enquiries in the summer of 2005, through the legal and planning phases to the finishing touches, George and Adonis and their team consistently delivered a thoroughly professional service.
George and Adonis have a genuine desire to make the whole process as free from hassle and stress as possible for their clients – their integrity and commitment ensures they achieve this.
Our villa was constructed over the winter of 2005/06 - we had a one week visit in October, before the foundations were dug, and another in the following May as the build neared completion, however regular communication, including weekly photographic updates ensured we always felt fully informed and involved as the build progressed.
We are extremely pleased with our ‘home’ in Kefalonia, and would have no hesitation in recommending the Vinieris experience to other potential clients".
From Vincent and Denise O’Brien, Villa Kallliste
Villa Kalliste, meaning villa ‘most beautiful’ was completed by Vinieris Property Developers in June 2012. Working to the tightest of deadlines, Vinieris completed our, 4 bedroom luxury villa and our separate guest house complete with swimming pool and jacuzzi and the large pergola entertainment complex) all in under 15 months. The project management by Adonis Vinieris was first class and his attention to detail and willingness to meet our many, demanding specifications was outstanding. Adonis and George’s team of skilled, reliable, friendly, fun and talented tradesmen met and exceeded our expectations. You hear of many horror stories regarding building your ‘dream home ’in Greece. Don’t be put off realising your dream! If you want the best result you must go to the best and that in our opinion, is Vinieris. Thank you to all concerned. Villa Kalliste, Kleismata, Kefalonia. Greece. April 2013.
From Gil and David Green
"From the first time we entered Vinieris’ office with enough money in the bank for a small piece of land and a big dream of one day having a home built on it, everyone in the company helped and guided us on our quest.
Their professional approach to all aspects of the build, both external and internal has resulted in our dream becoming a reality and our new home is now ready for us to move in.
So if your dreams are large or small you could not do better than step into Vinieris’ office and start the process of making your dream a reality ”.
From Caroline Cane
"Deciding to buy a property In Greece in these challenging times involves careful consideration. You need to have a dream that is sustaining & powerful but also ultimately pragmatic.
Once you have set your sights on the achingly beautiful island of Kefalonia, you can be sure that in George, Adonis, Paul & Maria you will find the support & knowledge to help you achieve your dream, find exactly the right property for you & the patience to guide you throughout the buying process. If, like me, you are lucky enough to find real friendship here too, you will count yourself fortunate beyond imagining!
For myself, I was doubly lucky because the villa I set my sights on was actually built by the Vinieris team which gives me the added confidence of a seriously well built house. I am looking forward enormously to spending much of my future on this gorgeous island and can't wait to return in the Spring!
Paul, my special thanks to you; you have turned one of life's most potentially stressful undertakings into 'a walk in the park'