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Traditional island cottage , private and tranquil, lots to do and see nearby.

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

The cottage is of traditional stone, a compact layout on one storey; tastefully renovated and modernised throughout, this year. There is a fully equipped kitchen (with fridge, microwave, cooker top, kettle and complete sets of pans etc); a comfortable sitting room with a television monitor and DVD player, a washing machine, 2 air-con units and wifi. The 2 bedrooms both have double beds (with the option of a 3rd under the raised bed) and are separated by a brand new bathroom. Ideal for families or 2 couples. Double doors lead out off one bedroom to an enclosed, south-facing, very private courtyard with BBQ, fruit trees and an ample al fresco dining area. Above is a large, wooden, raised decking with views of the pine-forested hills. The courtyard can also be accessed from a main gate at the front of the cottage. A haven of private tranquility and yet within a 2 to 10 minute walk of everything (restaurants, cafes, a well-stocked mini-market, bakery, bike rental, a beach, the port, walking trails).

Agistri is a tiny, green gem of an island (5km long), undiscovered by mass tourism it offers an authentic Greek island experience at the same time as being accessible to major sites such as the Acropolis and the theatre of Epidavros. There are also organised trips to neighbouring islands or you can take a quick 10 min boat ride to the larger island of Aegina opposite.

Agistri itself has much to offer; sandy beaches, rocky coves, snorkelling and swimming in spectacularly crystal blue waters, hidden swim-holes and even a shipwreck with scuba diving trips for all levels. The pine forests completely cover the island and are carpeted with flowers in spring and autumn; during hot summers they offer cool shade for the biking/hiking trails.

Skala and Megalochori are both ports on the east coast, 1.5km apart. The former for the Car ferries, the latter for the (faster foot passenger) Flying Dolphins (Piraeus- Agistri takes 55minutes).

There is only one road which connects the 3 villages on the island as well as one which follows the beach between Skala and Megalochori - a very pleasant walk or bike-ride if you fancy an evening of buzzing cafes and bars, more choices of restaurants and souvenir shops.

Scooter or bicycle rentals are cheap and a great way to explore the island. There is also a local bus and taxis for getting around.

More Details

Owner
Greg and Gretl Kleponis
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, German, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Greg and Gretl Kleponis

Greg and I live in Ancient Corinth, on mainland Greece (an hour's drive from Piraeus port). We are both retired and recently discovered this gem of an island. We have spent the last few months renovating and modernising this cottage which we ourselves, and friends and family regularly use.

Greg and Gretl Kleponis purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Greg and Gretl Kleponis chose Angistri

We chose to buy this cottage because it is the perfect size - compact, yet offers all that is needed. It is a charming, stone cottage in a truly authentic Greek village. It has wonderfully private and quiet outdoor spaces. We also love the fact that we can walk everywhere. Finally, it is the wooded hills - views of them and walking in them which caught our hearts. Agistri means 'fisherman's hook' and was apparently named so because once visited, you are hooked.

What makes this cottage unique

Tranquil, yet very close to livelier nightlife (in Skala) and major attractions are easily visited on day-trips.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Angistri in Nisi

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:30 / Check-out: 13:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , brand new bathroom between the 2 bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , large ceiling to floor fitted wardrobe down one whole wall
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa opens into a double bed under the raised double
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This small island is perfect for hiking and biking - even in the summer. It also has amazingly crystal clear water for swimming and snorkelling. There is a shipwreck of the south coast and licenced, organised scuba diving for all levels. Organised boat trips also take in the neighbouring islands. The most famous ancient sites such as the Acropolis and Theatre of Epidavrus are only an hour away.

Reviews

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Traditional island cottage , private and tranquil, lots to do and see nearby.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic could of stayed there forever will definitely be back

Cottage has everything you could possibly need our granddaughter loved the raised bed

Amazing garden and we had beautiful weather for October

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Fantastic little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Have been visiting Agistri for many years and was lovely to return especially finding this little gem of a cottage to stay in. The cottage offers everything you need for your stay, BBQ, full kitchen facilities, a beautiful courtyard which is fantastic for enjoying the beautiful weather and eating breakfast. The upper deck offers some great views and is a fab sun trap. Would recommend to anyone looking to make a home away from home. Hope to return next year, thanks Greg and Gretl 😊

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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5

Excellent. Delivered what it promised.

  • 5 of 5

We came just off season, which was great because we needed somewhere quiet to write but somewhere that had just enough infrastructure to make eating in or eating out possible. The cottage and its facilities made our stay perfect for this. We could shop locally or walk down to the harbour to eat. Or walk to the next village for more choice. The house is well equipped, the beds are comfortable and the outside spaces are well thought out.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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4

Lovely quaint house in the perfect island location

  • 4 of 5

Our little family of three had a lovely stay in the cottage. It really has been beautifully done up and is in the perfect location for everything: beach, supermarket, bakery and so on. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay on the island. My husband in particular loved the "spitaki" barbecue outside!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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5

Comfortable, cozy cottage with quick access to everything. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the island and the cottage. The price was affordable. We had only sunshine for 7 days, and we came home happy.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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5

Brilliant! I would highly recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Greg and Gretls villa was better than we could have ever expected! The villa and surrounding area was lovely, all the beaches on the island are beautiful and everyone was extremely friendly to us. Greg and Gretl couldn't have been better hosts they were extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the island - I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Athens airport
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Fotis Taverna
Nearest Ferry
250 Metres
Megalachori Port
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Piraeus
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
At tiki Odos
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Fotis
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Kalavryta
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Megalochori beach
Car: not necessary

Fotis Taverna is the nearest, but there is also an excellent restaurant overlooking the port, 125 metres away, called The Mandraki. Other bars, cafes and restaurants line the beach front, all within a 5 minute walk.

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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