This lovely, secluded Villa is 2km from the center of Ancient Epidavros village, in the orange- and olive-producing region of Yalassi in the Peloponnese. It has a large tiled Roman style infinity pool, attractive garden and an uninterrupted view over the sea and village. Sun rise and sun sets from the front terraces are stunning, and on a clear day the Acropolis can be seen in the distance.
The villa is ideally suited for families. Clean and tidy with marble flooring throughout and on the front terrace, it sleeps a maximum of 9 (2 airconditioned double bedrooms with double bed + single overlooking the sea and with a large adjoining balcony, and a further airconditioned bedroom with 3 singles - which also has its own bathroom and kitchenette and is ideal for yougsters who desire some independence). The villa is offered self-catering, and has a well-equipped granite kitchen with island work area and all practical facilities such as microwave, large fridge/freezer, ceramic hob, dishwasher, washing machine, plus a second 5' freezer and a second 5' fridge. There is a dining table to seat 8 and a comfortable lounge area with good WiFi connectivity, an HDMI-ready LED TV (with Sky) and DVD player.
The garden has four terraces to provide a balance of sun and shade throughout the day. One terrace is walled and offers almost complete seclusion; another has a built-in stone barbecue and large dining area while two further teraces boast far-reaching sea views. The infinity pool provides a large sunbathing area with poolside shower.
There is parking for 2-3 cars under a shady trellis.
Locally, there are lovely walks and great beaches with clean sea water - and in the sea by the village there are ruins of the ancient town to be explored with snorkelling or diving equipment (there is a dive school in the village for those who are keen). There are good tavernas in the village and surrounding area, a well-stocked pharmacy, bakeries, several decent supermarkets and two petrol stations, along with a shady waterfront park with small children's fairground rides. Of course, the ancient theatre of Epidavros is spectacular and definitely worth the short journey to visit. International plays are held there in the summer months - and musical performances are held at a smaller sister theater in the village. For those looking for evening entertainments there are bars, a sports complex with football and basketball area, and tennis courts, plus a local disco venue on the outskirts of the village which opens in the summer. Ancient Epidavros is only about 100 miles from Athens and is not affected by large scale tourism.
The towns of Korinth, Naphlio and Mycenae are also worth a visit for those keen to explore further afield, and for those who want to visit Athens there are daily bus services. Korinth is about 45 minutes by car, while Athens center/airport is about 1.5 hours - all on good roads.
There are no hidden costs associated with the Villa - it is a superb choice for those who are searching for tranquility without loss of modernity and creature comforts. This is the ideal holiday place to 'zonk' out from all the daily stresses with a glass of wine as you watch the sun set over the sea and mountain!