|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
*LICENCED BY THE GREEK MINISTRY OF TOURISM*
Quietly nestled above the rippling wavelets of the Aegean Sea, Aeolos Villa offers a unique retreat in one of the most splendid and environmentally protected locations of Attica, a breath away from the historic site of Marathon.
Indulge yourself in our picturesque home directly above the Aegean Sea. Enjoy the cool waters of our nearby sandy beach. Drink your chilled daiquiri and relax in our veranda with bird-eye, Santorini-like views.
- Free WiFi (bring your laptop!), satellite TV (50 inches screen!) and video, free loan of mobile phone upon arrival.
- Maid services once a week,
-Free transportation from and to the airport,
- And a dozen, little surprises that will make you feel like royalty.
The house is located inside Schinias National Park, northeast of Athens, only a 3 minutes drive to a sandy beach with pine forest, 2 minutes to rocky beach, 3 minutes to taverns, 15 minutes from historic site of Marathon, 60 minutes from International Airport, 55 Kilometers from downtown Athens.
-WHAT TO DO DURING OUR STAY? PLACES TO SEE
That is totally up to you. You could enjoy the sea and spend the day in oriental laziness, or you could try some of the various water activities (including water surfing and jet ski), offered in the crystal clear waters of Schinias Beach.
There is always the possibility of visiting nearby Marathon historic site, the archaeological site of Ramnous and the Marathon Museum, having Stavros as your personal guide.
You can spend the entire day in Athens, visiting Acropolis, the Archaeological Museum, picturesque Plaka with its numerous taverns, Lycabetus Hill for an overwhelming view of the city and so many more.
For short tours around Athens, there is the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, with its unique sunset, the Kutuki cave at mount Hymetus, the Temple of Artemis at Vravrona.
- WHERE DO WE DINE?
There are many fish and grilled meat taverns at 3 minutes drive from our house, where you can enjoy excellent food at the edge of the sea, feeling the soft sand under your bare feet. At Nea Makri you can dine in a vast variety of restaurants. You also have the possibility of ordering pizza delivered at home, or you can ask Rosa to cook for you her famous, irresistible moussaka!
Cinemas, beach bars and clubs at a 3-20 minute drive, or a quiet stroll along the little harbor of Nea Makri. That is, provided there is no full moon, because, in that case, you will most certainly prefer to enjoy your drink in our candle lit veranda.
- WHAT TO PACK
Only your bathing suits, clothing, personal items, sunscreen lotion and your DSLR! We’ll provide linen and towels, road maps, isothermal bags to keep your fruit cold, snorkeling gear for your dives. If you are trekking oriented, please bring a pair of sturdy shoes and a lot of anticipation!
We are a young couple in our 40s and still blooming. Rosa works as a translator and is fluent both in English and Italian. Stavros, after a B.Sc, an M.B.A. and a M.Sc. In Marketing at the Universities of Lancaster and UMIST in England, and 15 years of very active service as an export sales manager for some of the biggest wine companies in Greece, now spends more time with his family, owning a taxi service and providing his services as a tour and a trekking guide. We have a young daughter, Danae, age 13, who enjoys swimming in the gently sloping, shallow beach of Schinias, from mid April, up to (occasionally) beginning of December!
Remember us? You're favorite taxi clients, I'm sure!
Well, you were definitely our favorite taxi driver,and we want to thank you for all your help. It was really fun getting to know you and our trip was much richer from the time we spent with you. We meant it when we said that you are welcome to visit us in Colorado! We have great skiing! Hope you and your family are doing well. Tell Danai (sp?) hi from Annabelle! Thanks again.
Jann, Kraige, Meredith and Annabelle Kinney
Going to Greece was the fulfillment of a long-held dream. I cannot think of a better introduction to the country, its people and its culture than that we experienced through Rosa’s and Stavros’ warm hospitality and friendly guidance. Our stay at Aeolos was very comfortable, the views from the terrace were incredible, and the breakfasts were memorable. We ventured on three tours and were rewarded with exhilarating adventure, visits to the glorious antiquities of ancient Greece, and many indulgences in traditional Greek food and custom.
Not only will I recommend all this to anyone planning a vacation in Greece, I sincerely hope that I will return one day to this wonderful villa overlooking the Aegean.
From my first warm email exchange with Rosa to our last goodbye hugs, Rosa and Stavros were paramount to making our visit to their country extraordinary. Their command of both the English and Greek languages made our adventures seamless and communication a breeze. Stavros guided us to many of his favorite spots, several we would never have known about were it not for him. He even provided us with an expansive and very informative historical presentation prior to our visit to the Acropolis, which served to greatly enhance our overall experience there. Their lovely villa is well appointed, nicely furnished and very welcoming. When we weren't out exploring elsewhere we enjoyed relaxing at "home". A special delight was the afternoon that we took a neighborhood stroll to photograph local flora, fauna and architecture. We were accompanied on our walk by "Pretty Kitty" and "Cinnamon", the resident pets. Together they acted as mayoral ambassadors, with Cinnamon letting the neighborhood dogs know that we were "safe" strangers and that all was well. They stayed with us the entire afternoon of wandering. All of this made for a most wonderful "home away" experience for these pet lovers with pets left behind at home. Our total experience left us feeling that we have made lifelong new friends who we look forward to seeing again, whether it be in their country, or ours!!
The pictures of the villa are very accurate. The views from all windows were breathtaking: morning/noon/night. We were greeted at the airport by Stavros who had arranged for rental car. A quick drive to the villa began our adventure. Both Stavros & Rosa made sure we settled in and even had stocked the kitchen with food. They were both at the ready to assist with whatever we desired. Stavros is well known to local restaurants & merchants who consistently went above & beyond to make our stay memorable. He arranged for a cruise to 3 islands, led us personally throughout Athens, and successfully conveyed his love for his culture & country. I have already recommended this property to my boss and would happily return again. We feel that we made friends for life!!
Stunning, absolutely stunning! This villa is tucked away in a beautiful, seaside community about 30 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Athens. The views of the Aegean are breathtaking from every room in the house and the house is positioned to take advantage of these views – complete with a covered terrace to sit in the morning and have your tea or coffee. The house itself is absolutely lovely – roomy and comfortable, not to mention warm and inviting. It is also clean and quiet with super comfy beds! You’ll never want to go home!
Everything we needed - and more - was generously provided. As if that isn’t enough, the real treasure of this home is the hosts, Stavros and Rosa. You’ll feel like a member of the family from the instant you set foot in the door. They’re both wonderfully warm and welcoming and will elevate your stay immeasurably. We didn’t have a single problem during our stay but if we had, Stavros and Rosa left several ways for us to reach them.
We also hired Stavros as our private tour guide for the days we were there and that was without question the best money we spent on our trip. Stavros’ knowledge of all things Greek is positively encyclopedic and he conveys his impressive learning in a way that leaves you utterly engrossed. Not only that, Stavros took us to several places that were off the beaten path and they were a tremendous addition to our visit. I now shudder to think of the things we’d have missed out on if we’d forged ahead on our own – including an outstanding walking tour in Plaka and a trip to Delphi.
We did a tremendous amount of walking while in Greece and thus worked up hearty appetites. Stavros had us covered there too! Whenever we went out to eat, he recommended delicious Greek dishes to us and not once were we disappointed. Every city should be so fortunate as to have someone like Stavros acting as a guide and ambassador. There really are not enough superlatives to describe how excellent he is – if you don’t book him, you’re really missing out. He takes a good trip and transforms it into something exceptional. I wholeheartedly recommend the combination of booking the villa and Stavros as your guide for the ultimate Greece experience.
Melanie and Sally
The House is a great place to feel at home, the view is outstanding and the fantastic Terrace was our favorite place to read, eat and enjoying the view and the sun. Everything was perfect and Rosa and Stavros are great hosts. We will come back for sure to enjoy the beaches, the delicious food and the lovely people again very soon.
We stayed for twelve days in this beautiful villa. The home was very clean and we had everything we needed at our disposal. The area was quiet and serene. Waking up in the morning to the beautiful sunrises and the nighttime sunsets was amazing. Looking out from the upper balcony there is a beautiful expanse of blue, blue sea. Some of the bluest and clearest waters we've ever seen.
We took an Athens tour with Stavros and were so happy we did. With all the knowledge he has of the area and Greek history he made it come alive and we were able to see and appreciate it so much more. I highly recommended taking one or more of his tours. We left wishing we had taken more with him, but we enjoyed staying in the villa so much we couldn't drag ourselves away.
Rosa and Stavros were wonderful. I can't say enough about these two people. We felt all our needs were met and then some. Stavros even went and got antibiotic cream, antiseptic bandwidths, and wraps when I was getting an infection from deep blisters I got in Rome from all the walking. He took us to the grocery store upon our arrival in Marathon for supplies and made sure we knew where it was located, as well as a lovely bakery and nearby restaurant with wonderful food. Rosa made sure we had everything we needed for laundry, cooking, and refreshments.
I could say so much more about the villa and these wonderful people, but I will leave it to you to find out for yourselves. You won't be disappointed!!!
55kms from downtown Athens, 3' min drive to a sandy beach.
How Do We Get There?
Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is 45 Kilometers away. You could take a series of buses, but that would be a time-consuming and complicated procedure. You could take a taxi, but that would cost approximately 50 euros. In any case, you will not have to bother. We will be there to pick you up when you arrive, ensuring a fast and safe journey to our home.
Other Activities: Shopping, parasailing, basketball court
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
15 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Oct 2015 - 17 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (EUR), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.