The Olive Branch has a Licence from the Greek Tourist Board (MHTE 1471K10000396901), a Fire Certificate, Water Quality Certificate and Public Liability Insurance. It is set in 4000 sq m of olive grove and well stocked gardens full of flowers, herbs and fruit trees - to which you can help yourselves!.
The Olive Branch Villa is available for rental all year round - in the winter it is with central heating and I can assure you the views are as amazing in the Winter as they are in the Summer.... Clients arrive here from Rhodes/Athens and Bodrum which makes it easy to get to all year round.
We can also organise Greek Lessons, Yoga, Greek Home Cooking Courses, Greek Dancing Lessons, Hippocrates and Herbs as well as many other things you may be interested in - everything is possible - also in a variety of languages - just email us for more information.
The house is on 3 levels - on the ground floor there are 3 bedrooms - 3 doubles and a large bathroom with bath/shower,toilet. All bedrooms have access to the terrace that surrounds the house. On the first floor there are 2 bedrooms (1 with two single beds and one with double bed), shower room with toilet and spacious open plan kitchen/diner/living room leading on to main balcony with spectacular views down to the salt lakes and sea and over to the islands of Kalymnos and Pserimos. The sun sets over Kalymnos so the views of the sunset are incredible.
Stairs then lead up to the laundry area which leads to the roof terrace with Panoramic views - mountain as well as sea. Amazing sunsets and stargazing - a new edition this year is a telescope for all the star gazing enthusiasts!!!
We hope that you have anything you need here to include 24 hr internet WIFI, Cable TV - if there is anything else you may need let us know and we will see what we can do!!!
We try to have everything you may need in the house - there is a Picnic Basket and ice packs, 4 sunbeds, beach umbrellas, various beach toys for children to name but a few things.....
There are plenty of hosepipes around the garden too for outside showers!
The Olive Branch Villa is just 2 minutes walk away from the amazing Panorama Taverna - excellent food and wine and homely atmosphere - everyone that goes there ends up going back several times.....
WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO: The Olive Branch Villa is located in the centre of the island. If you hire a car (or bring your own) it is a great base. There is so much to do here - tours to the Sponge Divers Island of Kalymnos, the Volcano Nissyros, trips to Turkey, Greek Evening, sunset cruise, pinics with BBQ etc can all be booked at Tingaki. Diving is available from the harbour in Kos Town as well as Kardamena. Horse riding along the beach at sunset is available at the Salt Lakes - as well as daily rides.
Watersports are available on various parts of the island - Tingaki, Kardamena, Kefalos and Marmari. There are bananas, pedalos, windsurfing, jetski and paragliding to name but a few....
Private top of the range speed boat hire is also available (details on request). If you like cycling mountain bikes are also available to hire. If you like walking......there are too many walks to mention here. If you like going off road Kos is the place and views are amazing!
From the Olive Branch Villa there are also a lot of amazing walks!!!!
KOS IN GENERAL: Kos is a wonderful place - there is everything you can think of here. It takes about 3 days to drive around the island. There are beautiful beaches and bays at Kefalos as well as neolithic caves, the ruins of the Basilica of St Stephen and the monasteries of St John and Saint Theologos. Limnionas is an amazing little fishing harbour. Antimachia has an old traditional house, windmill and castle of the Knights of St John. Kardamena has the windfarm (amazing walk up and views), lovely beaches and watersports together with the ruins of the Temple of Appollon and also a traditional village museum on the harbour. (Kardamena also has great nightlife). Mastichari is a beautiful fishing village on the sea with lots of great fish tavernas and is where boats go across to Kalymnos. Marmari has nice beaches. Tingaki has a sandy beach and very shallow water - also a great nightlife together with traditional tavernas. Last but not least there is Kos Town which has everything from shops - tavernas - nightlife - ruins!!!
MOUNTAIN VILLAGES: 3 Minutes away from the Olive Grove are the traditional mountain villages of Evangelistria, Assomatos, Lagoudi and Zia. Zia is the main village with lots of shops selling traditional goods - hand made tablecloths, crocheted work, lace, herbs and oils. The views from up here are breathtaking. Lagoudi is a traditional village with one cafe nion (little cafe) run by Dionissia and Antonis - it is basic but truly Greek. The menu is limited but excellent - Dinonissia is the best cook in the world. If you are lucky, Antonis might play the 'violi' and sing - he also speaks Italian! Then there is Christina's Antique and Coffee shop... Walks up here are incredible - you will not believe the views.