3 bedrooms , 3 bathrooms , short drive to beaches , tavernas and shops as
David J Nicholas
- English, French
About David J Nicholas
Having enjoyed living in Athens for eight years , we were anxious to keep a foothold in Greece when we returned to the UK . Andros in particular appealed to us because it is relatively easy to reach from the mainland and its tourism is low key unlike some of the larger islands like Corfu or Rhodes . However if we feel like a change of scenery or activities the nearby islands of Tinos , Syros and Mykonos are easily reached . We bought the house simply as a family home and we let it only when my wife and I or our family are not claiming it.
David J Nicholas purchased this House in 1988
Why David J Nicholas chose South Aegean
It is calm , comfortable and characterful .
No smoking in the house .
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Get away from it all with panoramic sea views on beautiful Andros
We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful property on the beautiful Greek island of Andros. This is a traditional old stone home high up on a hillside a few kilometres of the island's main 'resort' of Batsi. I say 'resort' as it is still really quite low key and mainly attracts Greek holidaymakers/second home owners from Athens. The house has the most extraordinary panoramic sea views west towards other islands. You could sit on the terrace all day if there wasn't so much to explore on the island! Inside, there is a well-equipped kitchen then a cosy living room leading to two good sized bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms. There is another bathroom next to the kitchen and next to this some fairly steep steps lead up to a third bedroom which we didn't use, connecting to a small roof terrace. The decor is traditional and the whole place is set is mature gardens and is very private. I'd say not suitable for toddlers as the garden is terraced and there is a small reservoir pool, but for our six-year-old twins it was perfect and they loved it. Andros itself is a great island for a peaceful family holiday. If you want it, there are a few beaches with beach bars and music to accompany your sunbathing, but we found it much more fun to search out some of the more secluded beaches on the east coast. You'll need a car to get to the house and to explore, it's quite a big island and the main town on the other side of Andros is well worth a couple of trips. There is a good taverna within a kilometre of the house and lots of choice down around Batsi plus an adequate supermarket for self catering. There are loads of walking trails on the island, and plenty of nature, and one of the lovely aspects is the many mountain springs dotted around the villages, where you can fill up your water bottle with cool spring water. All in all a great spot for a peaceful get away from it all break on an island not so well known outside Greece.
Vue exceptionnelle, maison très agréable
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour en famille sur Andros.
La maison est très agréable. Elle a une vue exceptionnelle, on pourrait rester des heures à contempler le paysage et la mer.
C'est un lieu idéal pour se mettre au vert et profiter de la douceur et de la beauté des cyclades.
A noter que la maison est situé dans les hauteurs pas très loin de Batsi, une ville balnéaire agréable.
Very nice house, tastefully furnished, wonderful terrace, amazing view and sunset
perfect for a family or a group of friends (three bedrooms and three bathrooms).
The landlord, David, although he was not there, was very caring and his friend Penny, on the island, incredibly friendly and helpful.
The island is ringed with excellent sandy beaches. The nearest ones are about 15 mins drive away and have sun loungers/ parasols and a beach bar or a nearby taverna. There are numerous scenic walks recently well signposted and detailed in a descriptive book .( copy in the house ) ) plus a sprinkling of monasteries to explore.
Direct flights to Athens airport with BA, Aegean Airways , EasyJet or Ryanair . Bus or taxi to Rafina port (35 mins), ferry to Gavrion, Andros (2 hours ) where guests are met by an English friend and , after collecting a hire car, are shown up to the house.
The nearest centre for shops and eating places is Batsi, about 6kms from the house. The capital of the island, also called Andros, a 20kms drive away, has been largely untouched by tourism and hosts an annual exhibition of internationally renowned artists. A number of Greek shipowners have their holiday retreats in the adjacent villages.
The local supermarkets now cater for most north European tastes. There is no shortage of tavernas and cafés with one of the island's best tavernas being within walking distance of the house. Although there are three island marinas, there is relatively little local sailing. Wind surfing is becoming more popular and wind surf schools have been established between Batsi and Gavrion. There are ATMs in Batsi, Gavrion, Korthi and Andros. and banks in Gavrion and Andros town .With few package tours, most tourists are Greek or returning independent overseas travellers.