The Olive House (EOT number 1892/14-4-14) is located on the island of Paros in the Cyclades. It is set into a hillside known locally as 'Maggano', approximately 5 km northeast of the seaside fishing village of Alyki. Built in 2005, the Olive House was designed as a classic island home with a modern flair. The home has stone floors inside and out and the furniture is a mixture of comfortable modern pieces and carefully chosen antiques. Light and airy, the house has an open floor plan with easy access from the verandas to the shared living spaces and bedrooms. With three bedrooms and three full baths, the Olive House sleeps six very comfortably. Cribs and toddler beds can be provided upon request. At most, the house can accommodate eight or nine guests – as additional sleeping space is available on the mattress-style sofas of the sunken living room.
The master suite offers a luxurious oversized bathroom with a soaking tub for two and breathtaking views of the sea. The house has a fully equipped modern kitchen and an indoor dining table to seat eight.
Alternatively, guests can enjoy the spectacular views while dining outside at vast marble tables overlooking the Aegean and the neighboring island of Antiparos.
I can't say anymore about Olive House than what others have said already except that it's all true! The best part for us and our family was the welcoming feeling of the house itself (and that was after Ramona took such good care to get us settled in). For a family with young children (we had 12 and 10 year old grandchildren), you couldn't ask for more. Kate, you thought of everything. The kids loved being in the house as well as playing on the vast and numerous patios off every room! We were so comfortable! The website photos, as gorgeous as they are, don't do it justice. The Olive House is awesome! Thanks for everything!
Our family has been spending time on the island for nearly 40 years.
Paros sits at the center of Greece's Cycladic islands in the Aegean sea. Its immediate neighbors include the islands of Syros and Mykonos to the north; Naxos to the east; Ios and Sikinos to the south; and Antiparos and Sifnos to the west. Also to the north is the archaeological site of Delos, one of the country's most historically significant. Paros is truly an island with something for everyone -- perfect for families with small children, older travelers, and honeymooners alike. Beyond the obvious delights of the sea and sun, visitors will discover rich historical treasures, a diversity of art galleries, and excellent locally produced food and wine.
Other Activities: Paros is internationally known for fantastic kitesurfing. Shopping.