Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Kea
I rent my villa in the village of Koundouros on the island of Kea (less than two hours from Athens).
Overlooking the Bay of Koundouros (in my opinion, the most beautiful of the Cyclades) home since the mid-80s and was renovated in 2011 and 2012. It has 4 bedrooms, two large, one with en suite bathroom the other with its own small terrace. In addition to the first double bedroom is located on the ground floor a large room divided into a common room (or dining room), a kitchen and a living room (with sea view). On the first floor are the other three bedrooms (two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom), the second bathroom and another living room opening onto a balcony. The house is fully equipped (fridge, freezer, hob, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, wifi, iPod system, DVD player, air conditioning in every room), features a simple furniture and a upscale brand Cocomat bedding.
On the front of the house opens onto a terrace a wonderful view of the sea, and is extended by a pleasant garden. This terrace also has, under a pergola, a first outer area and a kitchen (barbecue and pizza oven).
The rear portion is in turn used by another terrace of 250 m² ending with infinity pool integrating also a perfect extension to the sea (hydro-massage and swim against the current in the pool). The terrace is partly covered by a large pergola, a bar and two other garden furniture and outdoor games for children (ping-pong and basketball).
Below the villa you will find the first track of Koundouros. Ideal for children, forming a natural pool almost always sheltered from the wind, a bar and restaurant was built there (Porto Koundouros you will find some pictures on their site). It is part of the twenty beaches Cyclades able to obtain the eco-label 'blue flag' (which sets standards for cleanliness and water quality).
The second small beach, a few hundred yards away, on the other hand has a small naval base and offering ski buoys.
For those who do not know the island of Kea, it is the first Cycladic island located one hour ferry ride from the port of Lavrio south of Attica.
Currently preserved from mass tourism, frequented mainly on weekends and August by the Athenians, there is condensed what Greece has much to offer tourists: beaches and many coves to water clear, villages in the shape of a postcard (see Vourkari, small marina and fishing, or Ioulis, the central village perched on the mountain), many taverns eat very well or simply pass the time the waterfront, cultural life punctuated by the summer festivals, a dense network of hiking trails in the countryside particularly pleasant spring or fall, ancient places to discover with the soul of an archaeologist ( Do not miss the walk to the site Karthea), some remains of Venetian architecture, churches dozens, a preserved rural life and local products, neither too much nor too little craft shops, a wilderness swept by wind (a large part of the east of the island is classified natural park), the magnificent views (on a clear day you can see from the heights of a large part of the Cyclades), and of course people particularly pleasant, total absence of crime and the sun half of the year. You will also avoid the worst: no big resorts where travelers will see their stay as the pool, chaise longue and their restaurant, not crowded and dirty beaches, no nightclubs crammed disseminating the unbearable music until morning ...
Who has the courage that is a base that can provide day trips to Athens and Attica. And who has an excellent opportunity departure port for cruises to the Cyclades or even to the Saronic.
For more information on Kea you can consult the Greek Travel guide online or the official website of the island of Kea.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible