Your HostsVatera Beach Hotel is owned by Family Ballis.
It was built and run by Barbara and George Ballis in 1989.
Barbara, born in New York, attended Antioch College where she got a degree in Biochemistry, worked at MIT in Biophysics.
George was a well known actor in Athens for over 20 years with the National Theatre, commercial theatre, movies and television.
They decided they had enough of city life in Athens and moved to Vatera to build and operate their hotel.
For many years the Hotel was managed and run by Barbara and George along with their kids. After Barbara’s passing in 2010, the business is run by George and his children Jennie and Takis.
Jennie got her BA in Media and Television Production in the United Kingdom and for several years worked in the TV industry in Athens, participating in the production of a number of successful TV series, music video clips and films. She is now operating the hotel with the rest of the family full time.
Takis received his BA and MA in International Relations, also in the United Kingdom. After completing his National service and working for a number of years in the insurance and financial services industry, he decided to return and operate the Hotel along his sister and Father.