SINCE 1832 Candili has been owned by the Noel and Noel-Baker family. The estate was bought by Edward Noel, a relative of Lord Byron, an artist, poet, educationalist and prominent Philhellene. At the time when the Euboea had not yet been liberated with the rest of Greece at independence, he was invited by Count Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece, to buy the estate on Euboea in order to encourage the Turks to leave the island. The Noel-Baker family has been there ever since. Politicians, writers, artists and prominent figures such as Virginia Woolf and Maria Callas have been their guests over the years As the life of the estate has evolved, so its buildings have been converted to their present form and function.