Villa Arethousa is set in three acres in the lush central half of the Greek island of Evia. The secluded villa has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a private 12x6m pool with hydro massage jets, and offers spectacular views. It is highly accessible from Athens airport all year round and is only 800m from the nearest beach.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay5 - 7 nights
Villa near Nerotrivia, Island of Evia, Greek Islands - 90 minutes from Athens Airport, 800m from Beach
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Sep 2018
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
This is an exceptional property, with fine views and a peaceful location. It is equipped to a high standard and for a rural area it has a very good internet connection. I have rented several properties in Greece in recent years and this by far the best. Highly recommended.
The house is really wonderfull. The smmingpool and the garden are beautiful. It's a quiet place. The "private" beach is 10 minutes walk. The owner is very nice.
e recommend this place for a quiet and lovely holiday.
The french team
Living as Zeus in Mount Olympus
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks in Areshouse! We had it all: sunshine, thunderstorms, rain, which caused some magnificant effects into our views. Whatever the weather was, the villa was always cosy and gave us the feeling of being home (a very luxurious home). At sunny days we had a swim, maybe cold but a really proper swim. The house has many English tourist guides and books, so you do not have to bring your own!
We experienced some smaller issues (internet, shower), but they were immediately and effectively fixed. Many tourist attractions are reachable within a 2-hours drive. We fellt in love in the island of Evia: is feels very authentic, the people are charming and helpful and nature is stunning. The tavernas nearby offer good Greek food, reasonably priced and served with a big smile.
We really want to thank Ares, the owner, to gave us the opportunity of enjoying his beautiful villa! Also thanks to Dimitri of taking care of the practical things. For us it was definitely a big 5* holiday in every way!
One of the best villas ever!
This villa really is as good as it looks. It is spacious and very well equipped. Everything was very clean, including the good quality bed linen and towels. The villa is a few hundred metres down a good dirt track, off a quiet road between Nerotrivia and Dafni. The location is excellent, with superb views across the sea to the front, and to the mountains behind. There is hardly any traffic on the road, and much less on the track, so it was very quiet and peaceful. There is a long pebble beach at the bottom of the track, good for beach combing, and the water was very clean. The villa also has a large clean pool. The local village, Nerotrivia, is very small but has a baker, butcher and mini-market, although we tended to go to Politika a few kilometres further away, but with a lovely cake shop, two more bakers, and several tavernas at the beach (which again is pebbles. There are lots of good little Greek tavernas to eat at in North Evia - we didn't have a bad meal anywhere - although if you are in Chalkida and feel like a change, we had a really good Italian meal at In Bocca al Lupo (if I have the name right, anyway it's near the old bridge, right along the water front). Ares the owner of the villa was very helpful and prompt when we made our booking, and his associate Dimitris saw us to the villa, and was also very helpful. We only have good things to say - if you like Greece and you want a villa, Arethousa is excellent!
Our family of two boys and ourselves stayed at Villa Semele during early August. The villa was stunning set on the edge of a mountain. The villa was beautiful inside being furnished with high quality furniture and fittings. The best and most comfortable bed I've ever slept in abroad. I can't think of anything we needed whilst we were there that the villa didn't have. There were the basics in the cupboard so you didn't have to buy things like herbs or pasta straight away. Ares the owner was so helpful and you truly felt nothing was too much trouble.
The island is very quiet and totally unspoilt. We bought all our vegetables and fruit directly from the road side. The best feta cheese I've ever tasted! The local taverna in the village was fantastic with their own meat and produce. Probably the best greek food we have had.Very friendly also as were all the locals on the island.
We did spend a lot of time at the villa it was like having your own house. The evenings were spent often sitting star gazing and listening to the silence! The boys loved the pool and we always had to have a late night dip. The nearby beach was often deserted and we saw wild dolphin swimming one afternoon.
We did a couple of trips into the mountains to explore but mostly just chilled and enjoyed our spectacular surroundings.
This is the perfect place if you want to get away from it all with beautiful surroundings.
I am sitting looking at the rain out of window wishing I was sitting on the verandah looking at the sea in Evia.
The ultimate chill out!
The villa is beautiful, well equipped, with fantastic views of mountains and sea. The pool with hydrotherapy jets a real pleasure to use.
What makes this place so special is not only villa itself, but the friendliness of the local people, the excellent food in local tavernas as incredibly low prices, but above all Ares, who will do everything to make sure you enjoy your stay, even taking on our dodgy car hire company on our behalf!
The villa is beautifully clean, with a mid stay clean included. What was delightful was that there were so many staples left in the larder, we had no need to buy oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, rice, pasta, tea, coffee, etc, and we were escorted to a mini-market on the way to the villa, late at night, to find milk and bread for the morning.
The track down to the villa does take a bit of getting used to, it is probably good it was pitch dark when we first arrived, so we did not see the ruts until later! Hopefully the local council will eventually do something about it, I understand it is not for want of asking. Don't let this put you off, just part of local Greece!
Try Edipsos Thermal Spa for mezze, spa waters and massages, Nea Lampsakos for those Shirley Valentine moments watching the sun set over the water whilst being served great seafood, and Steni for a mountain village lunch - just watch out for the unmade up roads.
Or don't leave the villa at all, the temptation is just to lie back and enjoy the views!
800m to the nearest (pebbly and secluded) beach and a 15min drive to the superb beach of Dafni.
Athens Airport is 90min away. Car hire is essential.
Nerotrivia (taverna, shops) 3km, Halkida (capital of Evia) 29km, Athens Airport 130km
Evia, with a length of 175km, is the second largest Greek island, after Crete, but is relatively unspoilt by tourism. It has beautiful scenery and offers everything from secluded beaches to virtually unknown gorges, extensive pine forests to trekkable mountain ranges. Evia also has a rich heritage, including Archaic, Venetian and Ottoman periods. The gulf of Evia is generally acknowledged by Greeks to offer some of the best sea food and fish in all of Greece.
Booking Notes: All reservations must be guaranteed with an initial payment of 30% of the rent upon confirmation. Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. Changeover Day: Our preferred changeover day in high season is Saturday. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds sterling, unless otherwise stated.