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A modern villa in a unique setting with stunning views. The real Greece.

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom house overlooking its own wooded valley with a charming beach below.

A beautiful villa that combines comfort with elegance and makes the most of its location: set into the side of a hill with a path through its own wooded gardens running down to a pretty pebble beach below. The 3 and a half acre (14 hectare) plot is extremely rare because it was planted forty years ago with every local species of plant imaginable. There are olives galore, a lemon grove, orange, fig, pomegranate, grapes and the full range of wild herbs. Feel free to help yourself! In the spring the wildflowers are breathtaking, we even have some rare orchids. From the house at the top of this valley there is no better view in the Peloponnese. Even the sun sets in precisely the right spot. The bay is perfect for both children and strong swimmers and, apart from August, you may well have the whole beach to yourselves. The building of Villa Artemis is told entertainingly in the best-selling book 'Blue Skies and Black Olives' by the broadcaster John Humphrys and his son Christopher.

Christopher, the owners' son, is British but lives in Greece. Although based in Athens, he often stays in the small cottage at the bottom of the property. He is happy to give advice on the local area, point out the best places to eat and generally make sure that your holiday is as enjoyable as possible. A fluent Greek speaker, he is always available on the phone to deal with any problems or questions. If people would like a few nights in Athens before or after staying at the villa he has a small apartment (sleeps 4) that he rents out. See property number 434689 here at Holiday Rentals.

More Details

Christopher Humphrys
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Trizinia in Trizina

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms (except for separate WC) are fully tiled in local marble. Bathroom 5, on the Lower Ground floor, is enormous and also has a washing machine.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • The bunk beds in bedroom 4 are full size, suitable for adults. The sofa bed is in the Lower Ground floor living room and is a double. We have tried to make this house as environmentally friendly as possible. There is rain water collection, solar and an eco-fireplace. Because of this we don't use air-conditioning. The bedrooms on the Upper level have ceiling fans and floor standing fans are available for the Lower Ground bedrooms. All windows have mosquito screens and shutters.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is on 3 levels: Upper (1st floor), Ground and Lower Ground. The Upper and Ground levels are connected by a staircase. The Lower Ground is a self-contained apartment with its own access, large kitchen, living room etc. It is perfectly light and is nice and cool in the summer. Bedrooms 1-4 are on the Upper level. The 3 doubles are all en-suite with private balconies. Bedrooms 5 and 6 are on the Lower Ground. One is en-suite, the other is opposite the big bathroom. A big table on one of the Ground level balconies seats 10 adults. There is a children's table as well. The villa was used last summer (2009) for the first time and was full of children of all ages. However, care must be taken around the swimming pool as there are no guard rails. The elderly or infirm may find the path down to the beach a bit steep but there is road access via the village. A cot and high chair are available for babies. There is no satellite TV but there are English language DVDs for adults and kids.


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A modern villa in a unique setting with stunning views. The real Greece.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Glorious view, lovely house, great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house in a beautiful location; comfortable, friendly, well kitted out. Warmly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely place!

  • 4 of 5

we were 2 couples and 3 young adults.we had a grate week ! the house was big enough , the view is unbelievable, the sea shore is very near by (4 minuets walk) ,the swimming pool is beautiful, and the location is perfect- we enjoyed Poros 15 min drive, Methana - 20, Epidavros 30 and more.

all of us stayed in the big house we did not use the lower independent unit. (which is less attractive by means of view and ambiance).


very week and unstable INTERNET service

few things in the house could use some maintenance .

Christopher was very available responsive and helpfull.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning views and deserted beach

  • 5 of 5

The most defining feature of this lovely house is the extraordinary views over Saronic Gulf. You can watch the sunset from the terrace or bedroom balconies, (glass of wine optional) and at night even spot the lights of the Epidavros ancient theatre across the bay. House very spacious - teens were put in the downstairs section.

The trip from the airport itself was straightforward apart from the last turn to Metamorfosi which is easy to miss in the dark, and the drive itself is pretty steep and rocky, fine once you're used to it, but make sure you rent cars with reasonable clearance - we made all the passengers get out at the top of the hill.

We loved the walk down to the beach through the gardens of olive and lemon trees and are sure that the climb back up did us good! Pool fab as it is cool after the climb back up from the beach and large enough to swim in. The beach itself has crystal clear water, fairly shallow right out to a reef where we all snorkelled, beyond which there was deeper sea so perfect for children and the more adventurous swimmers. Amazingly there was hardly anyone on the beach even in mid August - apart from the odd fisherman, so it felt like our own private beach.

The beach taverna - good for local beer, ice-cream and nibbles - is a short walk just the next bay around, apart from this you have to drive to shops and restaurants. Local shop is about a 10 minute drive away - was very friendly with great feta and the basics.

Galatas and pretty Poros are a short drive away with a good supermarket and excellent butcher and lots of tavernas. We also visited Vathi for fish tavernas and the fantastic views from the volcano (definitely worth the walk), Epidavros, Napflio, Mycenae, the island of Hydra (a must do) and even ancient Corinth on way back to airport, an easy diversion.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, Rare Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful stay in this unique house-- a magical walk through the olive grove down to the water, delicious local food delivered for dinner, and the perfect jumping off place to explore Poros, Hydra, and countless other places. Our week was unseasonably hot-- no fault of the hosts!-- but we enjoyed the beach and sightseeing during the day. I would stay there again in a heartbeat, especially during a slightly cooler time. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amanda thank you for your kind words, I only wish I could have had time to come and meet you in person but I was too busy with the orchestra. I know you live far away, but if I fix the weather will you come back soon :) All the very best, Christopher
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so you want to go to "real greece" well here it is

  • 5 of 5

A village of 60 people,a beach that,s empty except in rush hour when the shepherd,his sheep and a couple of locals come to take the evening air.The house is huge bright and easy to be in.[dora does a full clean every week.] A vertiginous path joins the house to the sea.People with gammy legs ,dicky hearts or of an idle persuasion will need to drive down via the village.There,s a short drive to the shop that sells everything and a short walk to a beach bar in the next bay.Am i describing heaven?Did i mention safe snorkelling,the pool at the house,swallows and,sunsets?.The journey from Athens is easy driving.[2.5hrs]dont be alarmed by the final track to the villa.its worth it. It,s our great pleasure to review[and so remember] this brilliant place.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Everyone (including me) wants you back!!!
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Brilliant Family Holiday at Villa Artemis

  • 5 of 5

Two families and grandparents celebrating a 70th birthday - what a perfect setting. An ideal house either for relaxing by the pool or for a base to explore all the treats of the Peloponnese. Fabulous views over the bay with an almost private beach just below the house. Wonderfully peaceful but still within easy reach of everything you need. Spacious open plan ground floor ideal for large groups. Lots of bathrooms and balconies. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Athens International Airport
Car: necessary

There is no better base from which to explore the glorious heritage of the Peloponnese. Some of Greece's finest archaeological sites - including the ancient theater of Epidavros - are a short drive away. In the summer months you can even attend a concert there. The charming island of Poros with its busy harbour, winding cobbled streets and sandy beaches is also very close. The Methana peninsula is just across the bay. Here you can find some of the best (and cheapest!) fish tavernas in Greece along with magnificent mountain hiking. Methana is as unspoilt as it gets. For a more cosmopolitan feel try Nafplion with its rich history, superb castle and sophisticated cafes and shops. The islands of Aegina, Hydra and Spetses are all close enough for a day trip. This is the Greece of small towns and villages, glorious bays and beaches, wooded mountains and valley. There is a sense of timelessness here. This is the real Greece.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Trizinia, Greece Mainland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid season
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season
14 Jul 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

These prices refer to 12 people staying. We can sleep an additional 4 (16 in total) but there will be an extra charge. Please ask Christopher for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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