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Gorgeous Eco Friendly Seaside Athens Villa. Nothing Like the Beauty of Sxinas

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 3,340 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 16

Greek Tourism Board License #: 0208K91000272401 Villa Nefeli is just an AMAZING place to stay… seriously, it’s positively, beautiful architecture and sea views are breathtaking…. But that’s not all!….. Completed in May 2013, Villa Nefeli was constructed under the strict guidelines of a young, visionary engineer who’s main goal was to create, not only a spectacular villa on the sea, but one which was environmentally friendly. It is one of the few homes in Greece boasting internal, green climatization which utilizes the local’s natal elements of wind and bright, natural sunlight. The result was the creation of Villa Nefeli, rich with detail ranging from inlaid, indigenous solid, marble stones, individually named living areas rich in character and charm to an outdoor conservatory of over 75 herb plants native to Greece. Taking pride in his creation, the ambitious engineer adorned the impressive villa with artworks of fellow Greeks as well marvelous outdoor furniture constructed from drift wood which had washed up upon the nearby sandy shores of picturesque, Schinias beach.

It’s not just the villa which is spectacular, but the area of Schinias as well. This Athenian seaside neighborhood was the choice housing area for the US Rowing Team during the 2004 Athens Olympics as the Rowing venue is located in the area as well. Therefore, by staying here, you can make the most of your Greek vacation itinerary by combining the unique opportunity of conveniently being able to relax in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean sea while still being close enough to Athens city to explore the Acropolis and all the historical center of Athens has to offer.

So, if you are searching for a beautiful and unique, "home away from home" in the Athens area with spectacular views of the sea, close to an immaculate beach, enticing sea coves with clear, turquoise sparkling waters, with a private pool and spacious balconies for which to enjoy the breathtaking nature views Greece offers her visitors... then Villa Nefeli is the home for you!

*Organizing a trip to Greece or anywhere for that matter can be a nerve racking experience. There is no need to take on the whole “itinerary” project yourself! I have years of experience of residing in Athens and know the area of Schinias very, very well.. therefore, I can help you with any question you may have so please…do not hesitate to ask!


Beautiful Sea Views

6 Bedrooms

5 bathrooms

Private Pool

Fully Equipped Gym

Yoga Deck

large Aegean View Balconies

Roomy Terraces

BBQ and Outdoor Party Areas


Private Garage

120 meters (390 feet) from the Sea

50 minutes from Athens Airport

60 minutes from the Acropolis in Athens Historic Center

3 and ½ hours from Delphi, Myconos Island and Two hours from Korinth City.

More Details

Property Manager
David Lemon
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Greek
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

we had a great time in your house - thank you for the reminder to write you a review! Have you seen that you can find the villa via goodle maps now! So it will be much easier for your guests to find the place.

Villa Nefeli is a beatifully furnished and decorated accomodation. There is a lot of space, a big swimming pool, a sheltered barbecue area and various terraces, even one on the roof! The herbs that grow on the main terrace can be used for cooking and the barbecue for the perfect Mediterranean aroma. I very much liked the modern kitchen and that there are so many sitting areas - inside, on the terraces and in the barbecue area.

Athens and the airport are quite close, a day trip to the capital is no problem. For affordable groceries it is best to drive to Marathonas, around 14 kilometers away.

Thank you again for everything!

Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Marathon in Attica

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 3340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 3 Queen beds, 7 Twin beds, 1 Full bed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • museums
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Gorgeous Eco Friendly Seaside Athens Villa. Nothing Like the Beauty of Sxinas
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 28 reviews

Family vacation at Villa Nefeli

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I was first greeted by the owners of the Villa Nefeli when I arrived. I should note that the hour was 01:00 in the morning as my flight into Athens had been delayed. The owners had purchased a grilled chicken dinner for me at a wonderful nearby restaurant and presented it to me in the kitchen of this villa, they then proceeded to take me on a brief tour of the Villa. Their accommodating spirit throughout my rental exceeded my expectations. The home is well appointed with wonderful décor and stunning views. It is quiet throughout the day and night and sits in a charming neighborhood perched near the summit of one of the regions many mountains. It is extremely clean, and has a multitude of sitting areas which seemed to fit every individual’s mood and optimized the location of the sun at any given time during the day. My stay was almost one week and it went much too fast. I highly recommend this villa and most certainly will visit it again myself. I have traveled to many parts of the world and I must admit that this was one of my most memorable rental experiences.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Pytha Vacation Rentals
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And awesome villa in a quite area

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of friends who rented villa Nefeli for 8 days to have a retreat.

The owners were outstandingly helpful. We asked owners to organize meals for the entire duration of our stay. When we arrived the property was perfectly clean and the dinner was already waiting for us. Overall, everything was prepared so well, that we felt like we were at home. The swimming pool was chill (November) and clean, we even managed to swim a bit there. The view from the villa is amazing!

A couple of words about the villa and the area: it is situated in a quiet place surrounded by other villas. The whole area is basically a serpentine road around several hilltops and villas all around. There is one small shop if you need to buy something in 3-4km. Larger shops are in nearby towns Nea Makri and Marathonas, however, a car for transportation is necessary (Uber is not accessible there, all the drivers are quite far). In our case, all the services were provided by the owners. The internet was stable enough, but if you have a lot of devices - would be better to purchase a couple of additional mobile wi-fi modems.

We spent a great time at the villa if you are looking for a secluded and cozy place - this is it.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Eco Friendly Seaside Athens Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning villa in a lovely, very quiet location. We stayed for a week from 29th October 2017 to 05th November 2017 and it was perfect. It is the ideal place for a quiet get away. If you are looking for 'Full English' breakfasts, Irish bars, Karaoke and party nightlife on your doorstep, then this is not for you - stick to some Villas in the city etc. But if you want stunning views in a peaceful, residential setting, yet only 10-15 minutes drive from the main town of Marathonas and Rafina (Ferry terminal to other islands) then you can't get much better than this. The villa itself is huge, very well equipped and immaculately clean. We were four families 15 members including children this is absolutely brilliant. Nice and clean swimming pools very much clean, spacious bed rooms and massive living rooms all well equipped. Gym room BBQ etc. We have all enjoyed the trip very much. If you have a car or people carrier for larger families then this beautiful Villa is an ideal accommodation for you. I have to mention that the owners of this villa are very friendly and very helpful. We cannot forget this one of our dream holiday in Europe. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Villa with high standard on a privat location

  • 5 of 5

The Villa have high standard and plenty of places to relax independent of if you like the sun or the shade.

The environment is relaxed and perfect for a big family or group.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday Nightmare

  • 1 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very unhelpful.

The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.

I was somewhat unhappy with the location.

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Not what we were led to believe by the description on the website. The view from the balcony was looking down onto another property being built by the owner. For the price that we paid for the villa, it was disgraceful. It was a holiday on a building site. The location was nice and the views from the villa of the sea was good, except for the building site in front and the concrete wall on the left side of the villa. We've stayed in many other villas but never encountered any problems before. This was THE ultimate holiday nightmare. The property manager Nikos was very unhelpful. The vacation rental was clean but the sofas and cushions stank of dampness. We stayed for fourteen days and the entire villa and bedding was changed once on a Sunday and that took Gouli nearly five hours!! Gouli and cleaner let themselves in with their own set of keys rather than to ring bell to be let in. I was not satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Pools not cleaned because we dared to complain to Nikos about the constant noise from the builder's. Builder's walking in across the pool area unannounced invading our privacy Overall, I do not recommend villa Nefeli

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is not difficult to see that with the great reviews that I receive from our very satisfied guests each year-- consistently, that Savita’s unsubstantiated claims of very poor service, unacceptable living conditions and bad location is very inconsistent with beauty, cleanliness and attention to detail that I and my staff pride ourselves on. They actually boarder on slander. With that being said there are always 3 sides of every story and I am, in no way dismissing all of her complaints. However, the couple reasonable complaints she did have were addressed promptly and her family was offered lunch on behalf of myself and my wife, as a sincere token of our gratitude. Our generous offer was quickly declined. Despite all my efforts to help and appease my guest, it seemed that she was not going to be satisfied. Upon vacating the premises, they deliberately destroyed personal property and wrote a bad message to my wife and I. I understand that in the hospitality industry there can always be problems. My goal is always to address any issues effectively, make the guest happy and comfortable. I know that I did everything in my power to achieve a satisfactory outcome. I enjoy opening my house to guests who I know will appreciate its beauty and location. I am very proud of my villa, my service and my accommodations. I hope all who read my reviews, good and bad alike will consider the review in its full context and just realize that there are people out there who will never be happy and will take advantage of any situation. I invite anyone to come see for yourselves, what a gorgeous villa this is and what real “Greek” hospitality is all about. Respectfully,
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great place for vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Good access to the villa from the airport and the obliging manager of the house made the start of the trip very nice. Great pool and cool pool area made it a fantastic place to go

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Pytha Vacation Rentals
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