White Key was established 12 years ago, pioneering the way of the Greek luxury villa rental industry. It is run by native Greeks with multinational backgrounds, a fable for entertaining and fine food, an eternal sensitivity for children and finally, a true passion for quality and service.
Combined, our team speaks fluently a total of 6 languages and has lived and worked in more than 8 different countries around the world. Being fully devoted to offering premium villa experiences and being avid travelers ourselves, we understand the importance of making our guests instantly feel at home, while fulfilling in no time all of their expectations through our strong network of collaborating professionals we have established during the past decade.
Our office, a crème retro house tucked inside a manicured garden, is located in Athens and is our version of a small villa in the city. It perfectly combines privacy allowing us to work in quiet, with generous indoor and outdoor common areas where we all get together to exchange ideas and experiences regarding various villas and destinations, as well as to examine new properties or quality services that will enhance our guests’ experience. More often than not, we are discussing about food we have either prepared or tasted somewhere, while we treat each other with various delicacies we feel the need to share. Hosting and the art of enjoying congenial quality time with our friends lies at the core of us all and is an important character trait of every member in our team.
Over the years we have all worked together at White Key, we have not only grown into becoming one family, but we have also literally enlarged our own families, adding a total of 11 children to our everyday life. The highly sensitive, child-friendly perspective we have come to develop, has sharpened our senses regarding the nature of a child-friendly holiday has directly influenced our line of work enabling us to sincerely scan our properties based on the “child fun” and “family friendly” factor.
Our passion for creating exceptional villa experiences and our dedication to successfully combine outstanding accommodation with impeccable services, has rewarded us with consecutive recognition among Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Villa Rental Specialists for Greece, Travel + Leisure’s Best Villa Rental Agencies, our membership with UltraVilla, - The world’s leading luxury rental experts under one roof, as well as appraisal from a series of reputable Media and institutions in the field.
However, for us, our greatest achievement, are our loyal, returning guests, who summer after summer reward us with their trust to organize the precious quality time they spend with their family and friends.
Senior Villa Specialist
Dimitris, an MIT and INSEAD graduate, is the managing director and founding member of White Key. A global citizen, yet Greek at heart, he has lived and worked in three continents, adding to the team two decades of international business, real estate and hospitality experience, as well as a refined understanding for true quality and service. A calm perfectionist, always intrigued by new technologies and eternally enamored of fine food, he showcases his exemplary diplomatic skills by perfectly counterbalancing his dynamic female team.
Elena has studied Mass Communication and American Culture & Literature in Berlin and New York, where she has spent most of her life. Combining a German methodology with a New Yorker free-spirit and a Greek love for life, she has a fable for the spoken and written language, as well as for minimal aesthetics. Author of a book and a Communication Specialist for the past 15 years, she has worked for VIPs within the EU and various magazines in the food and wine sector. Enamored with the pulse and aesthetics of White Key, for the past 7 years she has been the company's soulful ventriloquist, shaping and lovingly maintaining its image and brand identity.
Anna, an Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne graduate, is a managing partner and founding member at White Key. With more than 15 years experience in international hotel management, hospitality and real estate consulting and an unparalleled passion for continuously refining the White Key Villa Experience, she is undeniably the luxury hospitality expert of the team. Resourceful and determined to always making things happen, at times, she seems inextricably intertwined with her mobile phone and computer, while she is always a source of inspiration and true wit for the rest of team.
Natasa is a graduate of the American College of Greece, while her true studies began with her travels around the world. Abandoning a career in shipping for the more adventurous cruise lines industry, she has canvassed the Mediterranean Sea for years, returning to her homeland as a travel specialist. A foodie deep down, charmed by the slow movement and the small marvels of the world, she is extremely fast-paced and efficient, knowing exactly how to creatively design a trip of a lifetime. For the past 7 years, her vibrant personality has been ingeniously enriching the team and our guests’ experience.
Villa Specialist/ Administration
Alexander A. Hadjandonis
WK Realty Director
Yiannis is an Electrical and Electronic Engineer with extensive studies in King’s College London, UCL and London School of Economics. After a 10-year career path in program and project management in the construction and telecommunications industry, he decided it was time to put his skills where his passion was shifting his professional focus to the fabulous world of travel, using his methodological mind and modus operandi for the meticulous planning and supervision of far more exciting and fulfilling projects: premium, unique vacation experiences in one of the world’s most beautiful countries. For the past few years, Yiannis’ “mathematic nature”, as well as his optimistic, easy-going personality, have been enriching our team, with his valuable, structured perspective and problem-solving passion.
With studies in Economics at the University of Athens and the conclusion of a Writing and Filmmaking School in Prague, Vicky initially set off her professional career in the world of television and visual media, while also living out her more athletic and adventurous side, working as a diving instructor at various watersports centers. An avid traveler in love with unique hospitality concepts, she decided to make her passions part of her professional life, splitting her time between the French Alps - in luxury chalets - during the winter and luxury villas in the Cycladic island of Paros during summer. Vicky joined White Key Villas as our Paros & Antiparos expert however, her sweet personality and her impeccable understanding of fine hospitality and customer service have crowned her as part of our permanent team.
Marianthi, holds a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management. Having gathered experience from various sectors in the luxury travel industry for the past five years, including private yachting and luxury hotels, she discovered her true calling to be in the unique villa sector. Hiding a dynamic personality behind her delicate looks, she is cheerful and perfectly organised and charms with her team spirit, while she is always eager to learn, participate and action!
Alexander holds a degree in Business Administration and Real Estate. Open-minded and inherently well-mannered, he has grown up in an international corporate environment in Lagos, Nigeria, attending international schools and enjoying a worldly upbringing. Travelling excessively from a young age on, Alexandros developed a passion for real estate and an inclination for entrepreneurship. He has since worked with Greece’s largest real estate agencies and has been involved in leading European property management projects. Having an expertise in the sector and an understanding for the beautiful things in life, for the past 5 years, he has been our real estate specialist for the high end market of summer residences in Greece.