UNINTERRUPTED SEA, SUNSET AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS IN SECLUDED BAY OF PORTO BUFFALO

Iris Economou

Speaks spanish, greek, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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UNINTERRUPTED SEA, SUNSET AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS IN SECLUDED BAY OF PORTO BUFFALO

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Sleeps 4, 2 bedroom (2 bathroom) garden flat right on the water's edge

Old Olives garden flat, surrounded by 1.500 sq meters of garden with olive, almond, oleander, pine and fig trees and a 30m seafront, comprises 2 double bedrooms with patio doors leading to sheltered patio and garden, 2 bathrooms and a fully-equipped kitchen combined living area.To the front are two very old olive trees (500ys old) offering an idyllic shady place to sit and relax with uninterrupted sea, sunset and mountain views, surrounded by the tranquil sound of gently lapping water.

There is generous outside living space, sheltered patio with wooden dining table and chairs for 6, deck chairs, traditional Greek oven and barbecue, tree swing, outdoor shower, on site parking. Garden with cobble-stoned paths leading to the sea and shady patio under two old olive trees, overlooking the sea and tiny island beyond.

For further Information and Photos of Porto Buffalo and the surrounding area please visit our Website Link 'Porto Buffalo - A Hidden Gem' at the bottom of the page.

Secluded beach front with stone-paved platform/jetty for sitting/sunbathing (incl. beach umbrella and sun loungers), 2 canoes suitable for adults and children, easy access to safe, gently shelving pebble and sand sea floor.

Evia, Greece's second largest island after Crete, is an island of outstanding natural beauty that is worth experiencing. Undiscovered south Evia is characterized by the diversity of scenery and landscape: unspoilt countryside with majestic mountains and gorges that run through green valleys and meet remote beaches creating a coastline of cliffs, bays and coves, scattered with time-forgotten villages and several archaeological sites.

Evia island is easily accessible all year round via road bridge (Chalkida) or ferry crossings. The most popular and convenient route from Athens airport to Porto Buffalo (South Evia) is as follows:

Athens Airport - Agia Marina ferry-port: 35km (approx.1 hr. drive)

Ferry-crossing (Agia Marina - Nea Styra) : 45 mins

Nea Styra - Porto Buffalo: 28km (approx. 20 mins drive)

Total travel time: approx. 2hrs 15mins. Car hire essential.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Iris Economou (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 5 nights
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5
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Uninterrupted Sea, Sunset and Mountain Views in Secluded Bay of Porto Buffalo
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Uninterrupted Sea, Sunset and Mountain Views in Secluded Bay of Porto Buffalo
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5

Perfect garden apartment with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5
If you want to get away, really away and have no problems with a 15 min drive to the local store, this is an excellent location and you have to look no further.
Owner Iris makes sure all your wishes are taken care of: cleaning, fixing things and extensive welcome package, it is all there. The description is all true but when you are really there sitting in the garden and viewing another beautiful sunset, it’s even better than you imagined. We loved the barbecue place and if we ever come back, we will make sure that we know how to use the Greek style baking oven!
As mentioned in another review, the kitchen has everything you need, bedrooms and bathrooms are fine and outside there are plenty of extra’s available to enjoy your time; the hammocks, canoes, bikes etc.
The Tavern in Porto Boufalo is nearby (just a 5 minutes stroll down) and serves excellent fish dishes. Fish caught with the boats you’re looking at in the lovely outdoor sitting area with atmospheric lighting. Service is good and you feel welcome.
When you are exploring the countryside, you’re certainly not disappointed. There are several secluded beaches (at 30 mins drive) with the most lovely Taverns Greece has to offer. This is where you find the hospitality which is long gone in the popular tourist areas. Food is simple but tasteful and prices are low. We rented a Suzuki jeep and explored the Dimosaris gorge. A one hour drive through authentic rural Greek countryside ending in a beautiful little enclosed gorge. No signs, no shops, no tourists, just us having a good time.
So, yes, in any aspect this well hidden gem just 2 hours outside Athens is worth all it five stars!
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Evia Aegean Islands
Romania
5

Superb!

  • 5 of 5
In short, we absolutely loved everything about Old Olives. Iris was super friendly and efficient in all her dealings with us over the booking, and her family all sure we were well looked after during our stay. We were delighted to find, on arrival, that they had gone to the trouble of supplying us with fruit, vegetables, and olive oil - a very welcoming start. The apartment itself is cosy, well equipped and, importantly, has two full bathrooms. The kitchen has more utensils than we have at home, so cooking is easy. There is not a huge amount of space - perfectly adequate for four - but the outside area is so attractive that we only spent time inside for sleeping and cooking.
The outside dining area is excellent (bring mozzie spray for evenings) and the seating area overlooking the bay is superb. We sat there every day playing guitar, drinking wine or doing nothing but staring at the view…. It was great to have the canoes, too, and yes, the sea really is just twenty steps from the garden gate.
Care hire is vital for shopping and reaching sandy beaches. We would recommend bringing jellies or reef shoes as some of the waters around Evia have spiny urchins. But but do not let this put you off as the sea is crystal clear and beautiful for swimming and snorkelling – we just wore our reef shoes when appropriate.
Porto Buffalo is quiet. One taverna is open regularly, another one occasionally. We got into a routine of having lunch out each day at restaurants on the various beaches and eating in most evenings. Old Olives is a lovely spot for a relaxed evening meal and we could drink without worrying about driving home. There is also a restaurant with fab home cooking directly opposite the bakery in the village on the hill (Zarakes). The owners there, as well as the people in the bakery (yummy baklava) were exceptionally friendly, just like everybody else we met on Evia.
It is not an island with a thriving tourist industry, so you are made to feel very special when you visit there. We stayed a month and only heard English spoken once – apart from when people made the effort to communicate with us. A smattering of Greek – at least an understanding of menus – is useful, and every time we made an effort to communicate in Greek it seemed to go down well – and we usually got what we thought we had ordered! Finally, Evia is very affordable if you are on a budget. Best restaurant prices we have found anywhere in Greece.
A definite five stars. Thanks Iris!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Bristol
5

A beautiful apartment in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5
This apartment is an absolute gem. Inside it is attractive, comfortable and exceptionally well equipped, but it's the outside space that is such a great delight. Beyond the covered terrace is the most lovely garden with a number of different sitting places in the shade or sun. My favourite place was overlooking the gorgeous bay with its little island; at sunset the view was spectacular especially when lights started to come on across on the mainland. With easy access to the crystal clear water right at the end of the garden, with sun beds and a sunshade for relaxing and two canoes for fun, it was very hard to tear ourselves away. We explored several of the local beaches but felt that for swimming and relaxing, it was hard to beat Old Olives!

If you want to cook, the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. For eating out there are 3 tavernas a few minutes away. One, attached to some apartments on the other side of the bay, seemed a bit lacking in atmosphere; the second was tiny and unmarked so you could easily miss it, and when we tried to eat there they had run out of everything except kalamari! So we only ate at Akrogiali, where Stella was very welcoming and the food was good. However choice was limited, as you would expect from such a small place. Although there is no shop, the baker and the fruit and veg seller come round in their vans every day, and the shop 10 minutes away in Zarakes has most things you might need.

This property has been a family's summer home for many years and this is evident in the love and care with which it has been furnished and equipped. We met both Iris and parents, Jill and Yiorgo, who could not have been more friendly and helpful.

We would highly recommend this beautiful place to anyone who is looking for 'the real Greece' far away from organised tourism.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Sandwich, Kent, England
5

Perfect location for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5
Old Olives is the perfect property for a very quiet, relaxing holiday in a part of real Greece. The owners provided everything to make our holiday so comfortable. We were warmly welcomed and made to feel at home.There were three seating areas to choose from outside, all with fantastic views and the canoes were great fun. Inside the house was perfect- all necessary equipment in the kichen- more than we've ever seen before in Greek accommodation.
The location was stunning, simply the best on this side of the island and to have direct access to the water was fabulous.
I'd recommend this to anyone who really wanted to get away from it all and be relaxed straight away. Enjoy the warm evenings in the comfortable chairs under the wonderful old olives!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

Amazing view and lovely little village

  • 5 of 5
We, a Danish family of four with children age 3 and 5, spend a week in Old Olives in July 2014. The flat is rather small but well equipped - and who wants to spend time indoors with that terasse, garden and the direct access to the sea!! Sunbeds, umbrella and canooes are provided by the very sweet and friendly owner of the place. We didn't find any trouble svimming from the rocks even with small children. I wouldn't reckomend it though for smaller children as their are many different levels in the garden. The picture says it all, the view from the garden is amazing! The village is small and quiet but very charming, and the people are friendly and welcoming. For more lively evenings you can visit Nea Styra, a modern tourist town mainly with greek tourists, or Kimi, a beautiful larger mountain village with a traditional square next to the church with lots of cafes and people after sunset. Some nights we bought home cooked take away from Elenis taverna in Zarakes, where they also is a bakery and a supermarket. The two tavernas in Buffalo are also excelent. We would warmly reckomend Old Olives to anyone looking for a quiet holiday in authentic rural Greece.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Evia Aegean Islands
5

The perfect location for relaxing holidays

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic time at Old Olives. Everything is exactly like the photos show - beautiful landscape, a perfect garden with the ocean directly in front, a fully equipt appartment and a lovely Iris, which make sure, that you have everything what you need and help by every question to each time of the day. Useful advices for Shopping, beachs, restaurant and day trips makes the journey relaxed and easy. We will come back!
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Athens International Airport
Nearest Ferry
28 Kilometres
Nea Styra
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
beach
Nearest Barpub
9 Kilometres
Agios Dimitrios
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
3 fish & meat tavernas
Car: necessary

Old Olives villa is located in Porto Buffalo, a peaceful picturesque fishing village that remains refreshingly untouched despite its proximity to Athens. It is an ideal ‘get away’ place and yet a convenient base for easy day trips to explore south Evia's natural, cultural and historical diversity and experience authentic Greece.

Walk down the old cobble-stoned garden path and the sea is at your feet. You're just ten steps away (literally) from a rejuvenating quick dip anytime of the day or night and 2 minutes stroll down to the picturesque harbour with 3 tavernas.

Nearest amenities by car:

Zarakes village (5mins): mini-market, pharmacy, bakery, grocery, butchery, pizzeria, souvlaki shop, cafe.

Nea Styra (20 mins): petrol station, cash points, pharmacy, mini-markets, shops, cafes and tavernas.

Aliveri (20 mins): a bustling market town with all amenities - banks, supermarkets, post-office, medical centre, internet cafe, and international news-stand.

For further Information and Photos please visit our Website Link 'Porto Buffalo - A Hidden Gem' at the bottom of the page.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Evia Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 6
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
£480
 
 
Rate 7
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
£430
 
 
Rate 8
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
£350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Prices are for Old Olives garden flat per week in UK pounds.
All reservations must be guaranteed with a booking deposit of 30% upon confirmation, the balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival date. Long-term rentals available by negotiation. Payment can be made by bank transfer.
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Amenities

Amenities

Evia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Includes washing machine
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Cot or folding bed can be provided, if required.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Canoe
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
The property features a/c (cooling/heating) and double-glazed windows, therefore suitable for all year round use.
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