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Fantastic house on the beach in the area of Koundouros

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Kea, also known as Tzia, is one of the closest islands to Athens. There are 3 to 4 ferry boats going to and from the Island every day. As there are few hotels on the island, mostly private homes are rented out in the summer months. Most of these homes are built from local stone, giving Kea its unique architecture. Kea a holiday to remember!

This charming house, is part of a small and private development ( 7 houses ), traditionally built with local-rusted colored stone, all located on the top of the rocky bay of Koundouros, surrounded by rich greenery. It is the heart of the very unique windmill scenery of Koundouros Bay. The house is ideal for two couples, or a family with two children who want tranquility and direct access to the sea, whilst having the possibility to explore the island’s history ( archeological museum, ancient temple ruins, ancient footpaths ) , hidden beaches and rich nature ( royal oak forest ). The house is walking distance from the pebble beach of the bay and from the crystal blue waters just below the house.

The property has been tastefully and stylishly decorated giving one a feeling of peace and tranquility. The living room, which has a large corner sofa and dining area open directly on to the terrace with its breathtaking view of the Aegean. Near the dining area is a fully equipped open-plan kitchen with all the amenities one might need. Leading off the living room is the master bedroom with a king size bed and an amazing sea view, a second bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom with a shower.

Outside the living room is a large terrace offering an amazing sea view. You can sit on one of the deck chairs and hear the waves gently breaking on the rocks below. Part of the terrace is covered by a pergola, covering the outdoor dining area and barbecue area. At the end of the terrace is a private access to the sea.

Amenities: Internet, air-conditioning, mosquito blinds, coffee filter machine, kettle, sandwich maker, refrigerator, oven, hobs, dishwasher, access to a washing machine, CD player, stereo, barbecue, parking.

Minimum stay 5 nights except for July and August where the minimum stay is 6 nights. No smoking is allowed in the house, pets are not allowed, no events or parties. Guests are kindly requested to turn off the air-conditioning units when they are not in the house. Guests are also kindly requested to respect "quiet time" from 2.30pm to 5.30pm and after 12 at night.

More Details

Property Manager
Maria Lemos
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kea in Kea Kithnos

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests are kindly requested to respect "quiet time" from 2.30pm to 5.30pm and after 12 at night. No loud music is allowed.
  • Guests are kindly respected to turn off the air-conditioning units when they are not in the house.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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Location

Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
koundouraki
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Korissia, Kea
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Koundouros
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Koundouraki
Car: recommended

Kea, also known as Tzia is one of the closest islands to mainland Athens. There are three to 4 ferry boats a day going to and from the island. Tzia, is not a tourist island, though recently it has become known. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday Kea is the Island for you.

Kea was an independent Islands with 4 kings (B.C.). Until about 300 years ago there were 95,000 inhabitants, now there are 1,800. As there are very few hotels, mostly private residents are rented out in the summer months. Kea has about 45 beaches, however, most are only accessible by boat.

Beaches- Koundouraki (to the south), Otzia (to the north), Gialiskari (to the west), Xyla (to the west) and Spathi (to the East), Pisses (to the south west), are all organized sandy beaches. At Koundouraki and Spathi they also have water sports. Of course there are many more beaches that you can go to by car (all sandy) Kalidonixi, Orco, Sikamia and the list goes on.

Walking trails - Kea also has about 13 to 15 well known ancient walking trails. Some for beginners and others for experiences trekkers.

Boats for hire - If you have a boat license you can rent a small speed boat and go to some of the inaccessible beaches (weather permitting). If you do not have a license there is a diving shop that has experienced captains that can take you round the island.

Scuba Diving - There is a professional scuba diving club, working out of Vourkari and Koudouros. Kea has some of the best known ship wrecks just off its shores. The Britannic, the sister ship of the Titanic is just off the coast of Kea (about 120 meters down). She is the biggest ship in the world that is down at the bottom of the sea in one piece. There are also some French, Spanish, British and Greek ships down. Kea also

has some nice reefs. So if you like diving, a great experience. Last year was the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Britannic, National Geographic, BBC and filming crews from all over the world came to Kea.

Ruins - A lot of Kea has ruins, as the island had 4 kings, each kingdom with its own currency. The kingdoms were in Korissia, Pisses, and Karthea. Karthea, on the south east side of the island was made a UNESCO world heritage site this summer (2017). Karthea was

discovered about 120 years ago, partially below the sea. Though a lot of the artifacts are missing, she is mostly intact. Karthea is considered the second Acropolis of Greece.

Local Products - Tzia is known for some great local products. The honey they produce, is I believe the best you can find anywhere. The local meat is also considered very good, they come from Athens to buy meat. The olive oil is also very good as are the jams and some of the local wines.

Roads - Not all the roads on Kea are concrete, this I believe adds to its charm and the idea of being on a island. So, if you want to reach some of the beaches, like Xyla and Spathi I suggest a 4 X 4.

Chora- Ioulida, is nestled in the hills, 12 minutes from the Port. Chora has narrow cobbled street, no cars are allowed inside the town. It has restaurants, cafes, some boutiques, bakers, mini-market, chemist, medical center,supermarket (3 minutes away), a wine bar, museum. the ancient castle (ruins) and the famous stone Lion (9 B.C.), just outside the town.

Korissia - the Port. The port has 2 bakeries, a supermarket, chemist, ice cream ship, pizza, bars,a fishmongers, a butchers, cafes, restaurants. At night they close the road and all the tables are laid right up to the end of the pier. You can even buy fresh fish straight from the local fishing trawlers and fresh vegetables off the back of a farmers truck.

Vourkari - The picturesque Marina. Vourkari is 2 minutes by car from the Port. Vourkari has some well known fish taverans,some bars, cafes and boutiques. You can find some fresh fish here or enjoy a meal of lobster spaghetti, a well known delicacy of one of the restaurants. Vourkari, like Korissia have quite a busy night life.

Otzia - the blue lagoon. Otzia is to the north of the island, about 7 minutes from the port. Otzia has two restaurants and is ideal for people with small children.

Koudouros - Koundouros is to the south of the island, it has 4 sandy beaches, the best known is Koundouraki. Koudouros does not have any shops, nearby 10 minutes by car is Pisses which has two restaurants and a well equipped mini-market. Koundouros has a bar and two restaurants as well as water-sports.

Sunsets - The west side of the island offers some spectacular sunsets, so get the camera ready.

Getting around the island -The island has 6 taxis, the drivers are all friendly and helpful. There are three rent-a-car shops on the island, but I suggest booking a car well in advance or you can bring one over on the ferry boat.

Kea a holiday to remember!!

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £349.58

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  • 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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