A warm welcome for all to "Efidatia": a charming cottage to best serve 2-4 people, with a stunning view of the sea! 75 s.m. of easily managed living space with 2 bathrooms. (Lower floor: open-plan kitchen, living room and one bathroom. Upper floor: 2 bedrooms and one bathroom). Located on the west side of Andros (Cycladic island), at the perfect spot to explore the island which is big, green, with interesting places to visit. Plentiful running waters can be enjoyed on hiking or cycling expeditions. Interesting traditional festivals attract locals and tourists. Art exhibitions at the Goulandris and Kidonieos galleries provide an artistic focus as one explores the main town of Hora. Archaeological museums, sites, Byzantine monasteries provide further 'things-to-do'. Last but not least, beautiful beaches with clear waters abound all around the island, thus providing ample choices for the devoted swimmer! The small picturesque villages and cities are very lively at night with diverse recreational possibilities (pool bars, an open-air cinema [a must!], tavernas, restaurants). Come enjoy an off-track Cycladic island which has rich history, rich environment and rich 'choices' for all!
Cottage with Stunning View in Peaceful Location in Aprovato, Andros, near Batsi town!
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Nov 2018
I live in Athens, Greece with my family. We have worked in many fields and are almost retirees. My favourite hobbies are 'patchwork' and digital photo books. I love travelling, dancing, taking photos, cooking and being with friends.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Owner chose Mpatsi
I bought this property as an investment. The cottage is compact, easily maintained and close to Athens. The location provides a wonderful sea view and glorious sunsets. I also love to watch the boats go by! The island itself is rich in history and rich in views. Beaches are clean and waters clear and I can swim in the protected gulfs even when Aegean gale winds blow hard. It's a family oriented island with touches of cosmopolitanism in certain places and beaches. I can have super vacations at Efidatia cottage in Andros!
What makes this Cottage unique
Even though the property is part of a complex of properties, one doesn't feel crowded since the cottage is the last one in the row. So, we feel part of a residential area but also just enough on our own to bring down tensions and enjoy the tranquility! Night is dark and quiet! Day is bright and happy! Many friends reside in Andros in the summer, so we have nice get-togethers, we go dancing to traditional festivals, or...we just swim and then sit-in enjoying the Aegean sea or the starry sky and a good book at the veranda! The veranda itself offers beautiful views all day long, in the morning and at night. Because of the location of the house one does not feel isolated since the towns of Batsi and Gavrion can be seen from the veranda and reached within 15-20 minutes by car.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
We are coming back, don't rent it! ;-)
Is the perfect holiday house for relaxing times in Andros.
We were 4 adults, 1 children, 2 babys and 1 dog and stayed 3 weeks. Although the house has 2 rooms, it was still comfortable to accomodate us all. The house is well equiped and offers a lot of info on exploring the island's secrets. The house looks exactly like the pictures and the view from the balcony is amazing (sees the west so you can also enjoy the sunsets).
Evi is a very good host, polite, kind, organised and discrete.
I would definitely recommend it!
P. S. Andros is magical.
delightful cottage with wonderful sea view
We stayed two and a half weeks on the beautiful island. It was a wonderful holiday in your house. Your friendly welcome, the house, the view of the sea, Andros and the very friendly people, the trails. We enjoyed everything very much.
Katy and Michael from Germany, October 2016
Thank you Katy and Michael! I am so glad that your vacation turned out as expected and even more! Thank you for choosing Greece, Andros and Efidatia! Keep well and come back!
We arrived in Athens after many months of travel, quite exhausted and depressed after a robbery in Barcelona. Evy brought us to Andros and her wonderful house, and we have been transformed! We were going to stay for a few days, and ended up staying for two weeks!
The house is absolutely charming--beautifully decorated, all in blue, with all the modern conveniences and in perfect condition. The view is breathtaking, down across a prehistoric archaeological site to the brilliant sea. Quiet and restorative.
Some points: no dishwasher, no WiFi (so get a portable WiFi device, as we did), shower only. We have now bought the house a microwave, so that is now available! You must rent a car to explore this island--several very reasonable options are available at the ferry landing in Gavrion. The island is remarkably well-stocked, with several towns, lots of restaurants, markets and shops, both in Batsi and Gavrion, and especially in Andros (Chora) on the other side of the island. We loved this island for being an authentic Greek place, not filled with tourist resorts and with lots of local products and attractions. Archaeological sites abound, along with stunning views and babbling brooks in fern glades (lots more water on this island than others).
We will definitely be back, and we can definitely recommend Efidatia!
Thank you E&G for an excellent and to the point description!
I am really glad that the island did pull you into its beauty and you that you looked really like different people when I saw you again! Come back and travel safely!
Efidatia Cottage is what it says it is. It's comfortable, extremely well-equipped and has a lovely verandah with fantastic views over the Aegean. We were not disturbed by neighbours or road noise. The local town Batsi has lots of good places to eat, and you can get to many different beaches by car. The owner is very helpful and welcoming. All in all, Efidatia Cottage does not disappoint.
Wonderful house in a great location!
A modern, well equipped house with a magical view over the sea and hills. Many books and leaflets showing beaches, things to do and walks. We liked being out of town, but only a short drive away. Excellent value and a very helpful owner.
Lovely Villa on Andros
We really enjoyed our stay at Efidatia. Evy is a wonderful host and arranged for a guided arrival to the beautiful house overlooking the sea, with a delicious dinner awaiting. The house is gorgeous, well appointed, clean, and private. A car is necessary, and exploring up the hill from the house you will find delightful natural springs for fresh drinking water and a wonderfully situated taverna with magnificent views. Sunsets from Efidatia's terrace are splendid, too. We were so relaxed after our time exploring Andros and returning to the villa. Many thanks to Evy for sharing this amazing place.
Heartfelt thanks Nancy!
I am really glad your vacation in Efidatia fullfilled its purpose, ie to relax and unwind!
I so enjoyed discussing issues with you!! A true international connection of people!
I hope to see you again in my beautiful country!
Special interest holidays:
A Cookery course "Introduction to Greek cuisine" can be arranged upon request! Special Greek dishes will be prepared in the cottage's kitchen, ingredients will be explained and the results will be served for a nice meal at home! The recipes will be handed out. Menus will be decided beforehand according to your preferences!
The closest beaches are Ag. Marina, Anerounda, Batsi, Chrisi Ammos, Agios Petros, Perrakis, Halkolimniona, etc . They are about 10'-15' drive from the cottage. Ag. Marina can also be reached on foot (about 20'-30' going downhill, an exercise to walk back uphill!).
These are sand and small pebble beaches with cool crystal-clear blue waters sheltered from most winds. The island has lots of other beaches (Vitali, Gialia, Fellos, Ateni, Ahla) to suit all preferences. Information can be provided.
Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport is the nearest airport. It is approximately a 30' drive to Rafina port where the boat for Andros can be taken (taxi to Rafina approximately 25-30 Euros). Ferries sail every day at various times. (Approximately 19 Euros one-way per person and 42 euros one-way per private car). A car rental is strongly recommended if one wants to fully appreciate this beautiful island (20-40 Euros per day). This can be done on the island and help can be provided.
Eleftherios Venizelos airport to Rafina port: 14,8 km (about 30 min.)
Rafina port to Gavrion port on Andros island: 77,6 km or 41,9 nautical miles (about 2 hours)
Gavrion port to Batsi town: 5,7 km (about 10 min.)
Batsi town to "Efidatia" cottage (about 10 min.)
Batsi town to Hora Androu town: 25,2 km (about 40 min.)
The closest town is Batsi with lots of taverns, restaurants, bars, crepe eateries, ice-cream parlors. There are supermarkets, butcher's and produce shops, a pharmacy and some shops ( tourist products, clothes stores, jewelry). The same holds for Gavrion port ( banks, internet cafes, open-air market every day with local produce and fish market, shops). Hora Androu has the most of everything (bank branches, posh shops, museums, galleries, libraries, internet cafe, cafeterias, bistros). Hiking/Cycling can be very rewarding in Andros (hiking guides available). Windsurfing is also available at Agios Petros' beach.
Booking Notes: Upon booking 25% of total payment and the rest on arrival. Cancellation refunds: 100% refund up to 8 weeks before arrival. 4 weeks before 50% refund. 2 weeks before no refund. November 1 through May 31 guests: a heating surcharge of 30 euros per week. Changeover Day: flexible, arrival and departure times as well.