Quite unlike any other building on the island of Capri, the much-photographed Villa Helios is the result of a curious mix of Arabesque and Art Nouveau architectural styles.
Snippets of history
What the camera-clicking tourist might not realize is that the exotic-looking Villa Helios just happens to be one of Capri's oldest hotels too.
Built in the early 1900's, Villa Helios was originally the property of a Swiss benefactress. The hotel is now managed by the San Costanzo Foundation: a non-profit organization which helps finance the San Giuseppe retirement home
Air conditioning, bathroom with tub or shower, flat screen television and lovely views: Villa Helios' fresh, uncluttered bedrooms have everything you need, and nothing you don't!
Rooms open out on to the large communal terrace. A number of rooms are suitable for the disabled.
Villa Helios grants special rates for groups of minimum 20 people (July and August weekends excluded)
Centrally located, incredibly peaceful and surprisingly economic: no wonder Villa Helios is such a popular place to stay!
Another reason to choose this holiday home? The chance to soak up the Italian sun on the magnificent sea view terrace.
Marina Piccola or Piazzetta?
Thanks to its central location, Villa Helios provides the perfect base from where to visit all of Capri's major tourist attractions, from Villa Jovis, the best conserved of Emperor Tiberius' island residences, to Marina Piccola and the beach with a view of the Faraglioni.
Stay at Villa Helios and you're within steps of the Piazzetta, the heart of the island's buzzing social life and the ideal spot for a sunset aperitif