|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Two dreamy stone made summerhouses with olive green woodwork, in the magnificent (and awarded) sandy bay of Ganema, in Serifos island.They are next to each other, can be separately rented or both together by two groups or families. Both are located just 350m away from the beach, in a complex of 5 houses built in 2010, local architectural line. Facing the sea it is an ideal place to stay and enjoy the magic of Greek waters, sun and meltemi wind. In both houses a big bamboo roofed balcony has all the great view, where you can dine or relax on a long chair or a swing and enjoy the sea view in the morning, the romantic sunset in the afternoon and the star bright moonlit sky at night. Accommodation: Each house has one bedroom with double bed (140 cm), one bedroom with two single beds, two bathrooms may comfortably host four persons. House 1 has a sofa bed in the salon which can sleep another 2 persons( total 6). House 2 can host a fifth person on a bunkbed in the singles bedroom (total 5). The bedrooms following traditional architectural forms are at the lowest level of the house have rather small windows so they stay cool almost during the whole summer. On the upper floor, a salon with a sofa facing the sea, next to the equipped kitchen. There are 2 bathrooms with shower in each house. A washing machine, dishwasher, 3G wifi, tv, dvd-cd player, toaster, coffee and espresso maker and air conditioning complete the utilities of both houses. House 1 has the extra of a BBQ. The houses are available April-October for seasonal or weekly stay. Note carefully the captions on the listed pictures noted as House1 and House2.
Serifos is one of the prettiest and still unspoiled islands of the Aegean full of sun and wind and many crystal blue sandy beaches, barren rocky scenery, a truly picturesque capital, a range of night life activities but all at very peaceful levels of tourism since it has traditionally been a family island. Ganema is the largest beach of Serifos 8kms from the port, on the south of the island, in between Koutalas bay and Vagia bay. The beach is unique in that it is made from big pebbles on the one side followed by sand and ending to thin sand covering any kind of beach you may have dreamed of. Serifos is just 2.5hs from Athens by Ferry still keeping its lively secluded atmosphere. The Port is just 8 km away from Ganema. A few yachts select this as a night stay. A very famous Greek ship owner has selected Ganema for his summerhouse too.
House1 is located at the left end of the complex offering a wider angle of view including a part towards the mainland. It has the extra of a hammock in the balcony with view towards the bay which is so relaxing.
House 2 is located in a more direct facing angle towards the centre of the bay and has a slightly bigger balcony than house1. It may host a 5th person adding a bunkbed at the singles bedroom. Moreover it has a lovely stone built bed at the coolest spot of the balcony offering absolute relaxation under the sound of crickets in the morning or the breaking waves at night. House 2 has also the privilege of a dishwasher.
I have owned and ran an advertising agency in Athens for many years. During my summer vacations, I ve sailed nearly all the Aegean with my sail boat trying to pick the best site for a dream summer house that would match my aesthetics and style. This dream came true a few years ago when we decided to buy 3 houses in Ganema Serifos. Two of them we decided to rent. I will usually be able to meet you at the port and show you the way to the house. I like to reveal some of the islands' well kept secret sights, beaches and tasteful delights.
Takis purchased this house in 2010
Serifos is a classy, rather family-island, away from wild tourism extremes but just 2.45hrs from Athens, the first boat stop from Piraeus port. Ganema has been my favorite beach being the largest (about 1km long) and one of the quietest beaches, pleasant at any weather condition, well and uniquely covered from strong northern winds typical during summer. The house is just a short, flat and pleasant walk, so near the beach, so you can enjoy the sun or a dive anytime of the day, being even alone early in the morning or enjoying the sunset in the afternoon.
The moment we saw the view from the balcony we said 'that's it!'. This will be our house! Usually there are other kids around in the neighboring houses our kids play with and share memorable summer experiences close to the sea nature. There are great trail walking routes for those who are more fit. We do organize a few guided walks in August. After crossing a few hills lead you to Chora. There is a small beach tavern that usually operates during summer, where own garden salads are served with great local specialties!... Ideal for lunch with a cool beer after the swim.Worth mentioning there is a bus stop to Chora right off the house complex.
Ganema is the best place in Serifos. The breathtaking sandy beach is just 350m away, crystal clear blue waters to swim. The view is magnificent from the large relaxing balcony, quiet and away from any noise. Still it's just 10 mins drive both from the port(Livadi) and Chora the mountain capital. Relaxing at my hammock or armchair, enjoying dinner under the bamboo roofed balcony is so cool and refreshing from the warm sun. A selection of lounge or even greek epic music is so relaxing. In case you get too hot there is air conditioning to cool you down. At night it all turns romantic listening to the sound of breaking sea waves and watching the starlight skies under candle lights... What more can you ask for? Its also worth considering that during summer if its not a heat wave, severe North winds strike all Aegean. Ganema and the house are best possibly protected, making this elsewhere nightmare sandstorm a pleasant breeze.
Any additional person over 4 will be have an extra charge of €10 per night
Si vous projetez un séjour dans les Cyclades pour faire la fête, évitez soigneusement Serifos qui est une Île qui a su "rester dans son jus".
Loin des resorts all inclusive et de toute forme de tourisme de masse, cette île est réservée aux âmes en quête de tranquillité, de bon goût et d'authenticité.
Je ne vais pas décrire l'île mais elle est pour le moins pittoresque.
La maison est située à un quart d'heure en voiture de la ville principale (le port) où se situent tous les commerces. Elle est exposée plein sud et les montagnes au nord lui procurent un abri contre les vents, parfois soutenus, que l'on rencontre en été dans cette région. La plage est la plus longue et la plus belle de l'île (je suis toutes allé les voir), mais comme très peu d'habitations se trouvent à Ganema, cette plage est quasiment déserte ! Le paradis des enfants.
Une taverne se trouve à 500m et sert de très bonnes salades jusqu'à la nuit tombée (mais ils ne parlent pas très bien anglais...)
La vue est unique, la baie est sublime, quelle que soit l'heure de la journée ou de la nuit. La terrasse est d'évidence l'élément central de la maison, le lieu de vie permanent, et il est très dur de la quitter.
L'équipement de la maison est très fonctionnel, il ne lui manque rien.
Ses hôtes sont charmants, discrets mais attentionnés, de bon conseil et aiment les bonnes choses de la vie.
Que vous dire de plus si ce n'est que c'est dans cette maison que j'ai passé mes plus belles vacances en famille (2 enfants de 8 et 11 ans).
Quelques conseils pratiques :
- il y a plus de monde en août. La seconde quinzaine de juillet était un choix idéal
- une voiture est absolument nécessaire (à moins d'avoir 20 ans et d'aller faire ses courses en ville par le bus...)
- si vous avez le choix entre les deux maisons, privilégiez la 1 (plus lumineuse)
Takis, merci pour tout. Mes amitiés à Micca
PS : Wish you were here
Nice house beautiful terrace with excellent view.well equipped. Very nice owners who are very helpful.
Overall very pleasant stay !
Der September ist für die Insel Serifos eine späte Jahreszeit. Man hat den Eindruck, dass der Tourismus die Insel Ende August verlassen hat. Nur noch wenige Segler und Wanderer sind in dieser Jahreszeit auf der Insel. Miete man das Haus von Takis in dieser Jahreszeit erlebt man absolute Ruhe und Erholung, da dann auch die Nachbarn nicht mehr vor Ort sind und man den Strand (zirka 700/800 Meter Länge) dann bis auf wenige Ausnahmen für sich hat. Wir hatten bis auf zwei halbe Tage unentwegt Sonnenschein.
Spektakulär ist die Terasse und deren Aussicht. Die Nachmittagssonne und die Abenddämmerung sind wunderschön. Das Haus ist sehr gut ausgerüstet und mit viel Geschmack eingerichtet. Die Fahrt zu den Ortschaften ist kurz und man findet dort Tavernen mit gutem griechischen Essen und für ausserordentlich freundlicher Bedienung.
Wie gesagt, September ist nichts für Menschen die feiern möchten und ihr Glück an vollen Stränden suchen, wer aber Erholung und Ruhe sucht ist hier bestens aufgehoben und wird das Dream House von Takis mit Wehmut verlassen.
Lovely house with all facilities in a quiet area. Great terrace with a fantastic view on the bay. Easy access to a nice sandy beach. We enjoyed a lot this place and loved this authentic island !
Staying at Takis' beautiful house in Ganema Bay for 11 days was simply incredible. There are so many things that made the stay special I don't know where to begin. First, the view from the balcony is superb and I cannot recall having as nice a view anywhere I have ever stayed. The house is on the south side of Serifos Island which is sheltered from the northern winds and the area has the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen, even in Greece. Ganema Bay, which is a short walk down from the house, is calm, shady and perfect for small children. Vagia beach, which is just a few minutes down the road, in my opinion, was even more spectacular and ranks as probably one of the best beaches I have ever visited. Further down the road is Psili Amos, voted one of the best beaches in Europe and my wife's personal favorite.
The house is very tastefully decorated and has all the amenities you need, including good hot water, air condition, kitchen supplies and utensils, tv with dvd player. But it is the balcony that is the star of the show, the vibe during each period of day, whether morning, noon or night, is serene, beautiful and perfectly relaxing. Dining on the balcony with family is wonderful.
Serifos is a gorgeous little island. Besides the beaches, the Chora is stunning and has some stylish and excellent tavernas in the main square, especially Sou Stratou. The port town of Livadi has a number of good restaurants, including Meli cafe, which was a great hangout for us and our kids for breakfast or a post-dinner ice cream (and World Cup watching). Be sure to get fresh Bougatsa pastries in the morning from the local bakery near the rental car company.
Despite all this, what really sets this house apart from everywhere else I have stayed is the fact that Takis' is an exemplary host. He was responsive and did everything possible to make our stay as wonderful as possible. He showed us a couple of secrets to the island that blew us away (I won't give them away). He provided toys for our kids to play with, even snorkelled and found a beautiful starfish for them. He could not have been a better host. Thanks Takis for making our stay even more special!
Takis and his wife were incredible and this is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing beach holiday. We asked for a travel cot as we are a couple with a young child and on arrival not only did they have a cot, as well as all the baby toys we could ask for, but they had also bought lots of kid friendly beach toys and even a pop up beach tent to protect our little one from the sun. Leading up to our trip Takis was also very quick to reply to all of your questions and was very helpful (really above and beyond what we had expected). The location of the house is phenomenal. We have come to believe Ganema bay is easily one of the best beaches on the island (with a great tavern in easy walking distance) and it was the perfect place for a relaxing holiday with mornings spent on the porch overlooking the ocean, days on the beach and then evenings with a cold beer back on the porch (with the little one we are a bit tied to the house). The accommodations were faultless with everything we needed to make ourselves at home. While there are so many islands to see we have already decided we will be repeat customers.
Ganema is the largest bay of Serifos looking south to the Aegean about 1km long, adjacent to Vagia bay and Koutalas bay. It is about 8kms from the port can be reached by paved road by car (15mins) or local bus. A small fine tavern operates in the summer by the beach and one at 400m distance from the house . The bay is the best protected by northern summer winds. Famous Greek ship owner has selected Ganema for his summer house. Serifos is one of the rising Cyclades islands. It is still ideal for relaxation as you can still find many sandy beaches and a powerful but rather family friendly night-life. Check out these pic links: