-THE VILLA (EXPRESS TOUR)
-The upper floor has three air-conditioned bedrooms with two bathrooms and a big balcony with spectacular sea view.
-The ground floor is a modern spacious (85sq.m) open space living room/dining room/kitchen opening to three large verandas. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped. The indoor dining table seats eight - even better, try the outdoor dining area on the back veranda, with its 10person table and fully functional built barbecue. Free coal is provided, all you have to do is bring the steaks and beer !
-Two more bedrooms and an extra bathroom (with shower) on the lower floor, make this house ideal for 2 families, or an extended group of friends.
--THE VILLA IN MORE DETAIL--
For your comfort, there is double glazing and mosquito screens on all windows and patio doors throughout the entire house.
The master bedroom is on the upper floor, has en suite bathroom with bathtub (and shower), a safe for your passports and valuables and a big front balcony with wonderful sea view.
(Don’t forget to try the balcony also at night, with drinks and soft music and the view of the moon reflected over a silver sea...)
The other two bedrooms on this floor share the second bathroom (with toilet and shower enclosure).
All the bedrooms on this floor are air conditioned and the floor is completed by the central spacious hallway, with a big closet which hides the washing machine and the linen/towels.
The ground floor is also air-conditioned, consists of a very large (85sq.m) modern open space with hallway, dining room, kitchen and twin (front and rear) living rooms. With indoor seating for 10, the two living rooms will never make you feel crowded. The ground floor opens to three big verandas, a side one, a shaded back veranda/dining area with barbeque, and a spacious front veranda with beautiful sea view.
In the front veranda, where you will probably spend many hours, you will find an extra table, two traditional sofas (seating for 6), and two beautiful recliners. There are also 4 “directors chairs” for extra seating.. It is shaded by three big umbrellas in the summer, so that you can open them individually (for example you can be sunbathing on the two reclined lounge chairs, while others next to you enjoy the shade).
The kitchen is equipped with toaster, blender, drinks mixer, drip coffee maker, juicer, fryer. (Oh, and naturally, dish washer, oven, 4-ring ceramic stove, microwave & two-door fridge).
There are four choices for where to enjoy your meals :
-On the black granite breakfast table (for four).
-On the front veranda (table and two 3-persons sofas plus chairs)
-In the dining room, (indoor dining table seats up to eight)
-On the back veranda with its 10person table and fully functional built barbecue.
The spacious living room has a fireplace, a stereo system (radio/tape/cd/mp3) and a 28” TV. Of course a video player is available, a DVD player, and a DTV tuner giving you access to about 15 national channels as well as Euronews, BBC World News, France-TV & Deutsche Welle. Broadband wireless internet is of course available, as well as a telephone line.
ALL TELEPHONE CALLS ARE FREE (unlimited local, plus up to 7 hours international). Also free, a local mobile phone (pay-as-you-go) to help you avoid roaming charges.
3-LOWER GROUND FLOOR-
The fourth and fifth bedrooms are situated on the lower ground floor. A baby crib can be set up in one of these bedrooms upon request. There is also a bathroom with toilet and shower. Finally, this floor can be separated from the rest of the house by a door on the stairway for privacy.
The villa is set in a totally enclosed 2000 sq.m. property. The land in front of the house has two beautiful pine trees, offering cool shade to the traditional wooden 2-person swing and the wooden 3 person garden sofa. The land behind the house is dotted with pistachio trees. The property is accessed from the road via a large sliding motorized garage door, operated by remote control, as well as a smaller pedestrian side door.
-THE LOCATION - ACTIVITIES - SIGHTSEEING
The picturesque town of Aegina with its multitude of bars, cafés and restaurants is just 2,5 km away from the house, approx.30 minutes of easy walking. (You can also rent bicycles in town). Alternatively, call a radio taxi to take you to the town, for a mere 4-5 euros.
The road which passes in front of the house runs along the seashore from the town of Aegina right to the tip of the island where the fishing village of Perdika is situated. The total distance is about 10kms of mostly level road dotted with small harbors, beaches, bars, cafés and seafront restaurants. You should definitely explore all of it !
Wherever you stop for swimming, refreshments or dining, you will enjoy a magnificent view of the islands of Agistri and Moni, and the Peloponese mountains reflected over a beautiful sea. From Perdika you can also take a small boat for a short hop to Moni island for swimming.
If you don’t feel like moving too far, swim right in front of the house. (You even have your very own beach umbrellas, recliners, chairs, beach towels & cooler).
Or walk just 100 meters to AQUA LOCA, a beautiful organized sandy beach with bamboo umbrellas and a fully licensed bar that also serves food. (Operates 15 June to 15 September). The water is warm and shallow, safe for toddlers and small children. The bar also operates at night, and you can enjoy your music and drinks right there on the sand, sitting or lying on the lounge chairs, with a beautiful moon reflected on the water right in front of you.
After having explored the town of Aegina and its antiquities, take a taxi, a bus or your rental car to the famous Aghios Nektarios church & monastery, and the ancient temple of Afaia Athina nearby. Continue towards Aghia Marina with its huge sandy beach and multitude of hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants and on your way back in the evening, be sure to take the road which runs along the northern shore of the island, giving you spectacular views of the Saronic gulf and the lights of Athens and Piraeus in the distance. You must give this excursion a full day.
Of course, if you prefer, there are guided tours of the island as well.
While in Aegina, you can also visit the small island of Agistri (about 3,5 nautical miles away) for a full day of swimming and exploring, or take a boat to the picturesque Poros island (only about one hour)
Another MUST DO if you are in Aegina in the summer, is to go to the open-air cinema for a movie. Once common in Greece, they have become more and more sparse in the last decades, but you can still find a choice of two or three in the town. Films are first rate and very recent. There is no stereo Dolby Digital 5 channel surround sound, but you sit in the open, every two chairs separated by a small round table, and you can watch the film while drinking your cold coke or orange juice or eating potato crisps, pistachios or even your souvlaki !
Last, but not least, indulge yourself in other activities Aegina has to offer, like snorkeling, diving (there is a diving center in Aegina), music and dancing bars (dozens) sailing school for children, sightseeing and bicycling.
Aegina is superbly suited for vacations of families. It is quiet enough for the older members, while having enough activities and nightlife for the younger ones to enjoy themselves.
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