Secluded (160m2) villa containing 3 simply furnished self-catering apartments, ideal for family holidays on the Greek mainland near Volos. 2 apartments are on the top floor and are about 42sq metres each in size. They have balconies and sea views and when combined provide accommodation for 8 people. There is another 2 bedroom apartment for 4 on the first floor also with lovely views. This attractive holiday villa is on the edge of a quiet Greek seaside village about 7 mins walk from a sandy beach and the village centre. All renters have the use of the large, shady, enclosed garden surrounded by olive groves. Swim in the Pagasitic Gulf, explore the cotton growing plains of Thessaly, scenic Pelion and lively Volos with its ouzeries. Come and experience life in a beautiful Greek village much appreciated by Greek holiday makers but off the beaten tourist track. Several other nice sandy beaches are within easy driving distance and many archaeological sites.
EOT licence no. MHTE 0726K123K03015-1
The Village: In the village centre you will find a choice of cafes/bars and tavernas, with excellent fish, some of which stay open all year, all within walking distance of the villa. It also has two bakeries and two general stores. The beach is also within walking distance of the apartments and is sandy and gently sloping - making it very suitable for young children. There is also a children’s playground, 5-a-side football pitch and volleyball court next to the beach. There are 2 beach bars which also provide sun loungers for the price of a drink. In summer Amaliapolis is popular with holidaying Greek families who enjoy this unspoilt area of mainland Greece. You can experience the 'real' Greece here largely untouched by mass market tourism. Sit in the village square looking out over the sea and watch the world go by or relax at the villa enjoying the lovely views whilst your children play in the garden of this Greek vacation rental villa.
The Area: As well as the sandy village beach there are several good beaches within a 30 minute drive dotted around the west side of the Pagasitic Gulf. There are also delightful Greek mountain villages to explore with extensive forested areas for walking. You can also take a boat trip to the island of Skiathos with its famous sandy beaches from the nearby seaside village of Achillion. The area of Magnesia is rich in archaeological sites including Ancient Thebes, Prehistoric Dimini, Sesklo and Dimitras.
Volos is a bustling small city with a wide range of shops, restaurants and ferry links to the nearby islands of Skiathos, Alonissos and Skopelos (where Mama Mia was filmed).
The Pelion Peninsula is within driving distance with beautiful scenery - a good day trip. In winter there is even a ski resort on the peninsula! Explore the seaside villages of the Pagasitic Gulf or drive up into the mountains for breathtaking views.
Further afield: If you want to venture further afield both classical Delphi (approx 120km) and the Byzantine monasteries of Meteora (approx 180km) make fascinating excursions as does the lesser known but stunning archaeological site of Dion (approx 170km). It is also possible to visit Vegina and Pella near Thessaloniiki for those who are keen on archaeology.
Visit Amaliapolis in Spring and see the hillsides covered in beautiful wildflowers. Birdspotters also will see a variety of birdlife. Take advantage of the lower temperatures in May or June if you want to sight see as well as swim. The sea is still wonderfully warm in September and October and the day time temperatures not quite so hot as July and August. Even in the winter months the weather is often bright and sunny.
Although I currently live in the Uk I have a deep connection with Greece and feel incredibly privileged to own this villa.
This property offered my family very flexible accommodation which is easy to reach either from Athens or Thessaloniki. We were bowled over by the friendliness of the people in the village and this impression has been borne out by our experiences since we bought the villa.
We love the way this property is a little bit apart from the village so that it is quite private but it is also near enough that whenever we want anything we can just stroll to the village for a meal or to get something from the shops without having to get in the car and drive.