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Cosy house in Athenian countryside

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

House in Olive Grove, near sandy beaches

A pleasant drive from the property is Cape Sounion where the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon (god of the sea in Greek Mythology) overlook the Aegean Sea.

Only a few miles further on is the port of Lavrion, a busy summertime port with ferries arriving and departing to nearby islands. This area is well known for its' eating houses, including some good fish restaurants.

The entire coastline from Athens to Sounio has numerous sandy beaches suitable for swimmers of all ages.

For convenience they will be provided a welcome basket with essentials, until access to the shops can be carried out.

Near by the secluded coves of Anavyssos, where the Aqua Divers Club (22910 53461, www.aquadiversclub.com) can help you to explore the wonderfully transparent sea. Nearby is one of Jacques Cousteau’s old bases,. This is wine country, too: call ahead to arrange a visit to Anavyssos’s innovative Katogi-Strofilia estate, famous for its boutique whites (22910 41650, www.katogi-strofilia.gr).

After Anavyssos, civilisation becomes thin on the ground. Thimari, with its free beaches, is named after the wild thyme that fills the air. By now, the city feels hundreds of miles away.

But at Attica’s southeastern tip lies one last reminder of Athens at the peak of its glory: the ruined Temple of Poseidon, an echo of the Parthenon teetering on the 200ft cliffs of Cape Sounion. For ancient Athenians, this was the last glimpse of home before they sailed into the Aegean, and they gathered here for regattas to keep the sea god on their side. The temple’s interior is roped off, but, with a zoom lens, you can see the names of former visitors, including Byron’s, chiselled into the columns, For all that, the view over the Saronic Gulf steals the show: sunsets draw coachloads of admirers, who occasionally burst into spontaneous applause.

More Details

Owner
Eleni Papafilopoulos
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Eleni Papafilopoulos

My name is Eleni and I am a Greek-Australian living in Athens. I am married with two adults sons who live in London and my main interests are travelling, music and movies. I love exploring new cultures through travelling the world and meeting people . I am known for my outgoing character and positive outlook and will be very happy to assist and recommend activities to make your stay in Greece as pleasant as possible. I hope to meet you soon. Happy holidays. Eleni

Amenities

Keratea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom contains an extra large shower area and storage space.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The main bedroom where the double bed is situated on the ground floor with a window looking out on to the garden and olive grove. The other bedroom accommodation is mezzanine floor looking down into the living area and has two attic type open windows.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Despite the fact I do not allow smoking within the house, there is ample outdoor space to smoke.

Reviews

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(4 traveler reviews)

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Cosy house in Athenian countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice to stay there. All what you need, clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our guests. We hope you will be back again sometimes in the future. We are very honoured to have given you wonderful memories of the Athenian Countryside.
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5

nice retreat, even for young people

  • 5 of 5

nice place to stay - days were sunny & beach walks in Anavissos bay area was great -

watching the windsurfers is a treat.

a short drive to Lavrio port for some night life

or romantic walks.

A drive into Glyfada is a must & you can always stop along the coast road

were there are some fantastic bars (eg.Lagonissi)

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marina, Thank you very much for your kind review! I am glad you had a nice time .
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5

legrena holiday

  • 5 of 5

wonderful accomodations - clean & spacious enough for

4 people.

quiet area,beach near by & Athens International Airport

approx 18 miles

i would recommend this holiday house

even in the winter months as the weather

is very mild in Greece.

great stop over to visit sounion & islands

that have ferry services from nearby town of

Lavrio.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kay!Thanks for your comments.
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5

WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I cannot thank Mr Palaiodimos enough for ensuring our stay was one of our most memorable holidays ever!

We were in need of a romantic getaway that would sooth our frayed nerves and inspire our sense of wonder. This time we thought we might stay somewhere with a reasonable driving distance to Athens but that actually felt like staying on an island. Sounion was the place!

We stayed six days in this beautiful home and were delighted as soon as we arrived. It was exactly as described and what we had hoped for! It was a spacious, modern, and well-maintained haven with a beautiful outdoor entertainment area. We took full advantage and some nights would sit under the stars sipping cocktails listening to the sea.

My husband has a keen interest in Ancient Greek and it was always his wish to visit Poseidon’s Temple. With only ten minutes away, he actually went four times! He was enthralled with the ancient archaeology, the breathtaking view, and the history of the place.

In the mornings we would go for ‘bush walks’ around the area and would find the natural beauty of the area restorative. The weather was so mild (hey it’s Greece!) my husband actually went for a swim down at Anivassos beach, while I enjoyed the peace and quiet and read my book.

We must also mention the delicious seafood five minutes away at the fish tavernas of the little village of Agio Konstandinos!

In short, this charming home was an absolute delight. What a find. We are definitely coming back in summer with our little daughter. Our close friends have already invited themselves!

Anna Roins

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both. It really is important for us to ensure guests have a great vacation Lampros and Eleni
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Athens International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Anavissos
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Port of Lavrio
Nearest Golf
24 Miles
Glyfada Golf Club
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Athens International Airport
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Athinon-Sounio
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ag.Konstantino village
Nearest Beach
3.8 Miles
Legrena
Car: recommended

The property is situated approximately 26 miles from the centre of Athens and 18 miles from the Athens International airport. When accessing the property from Athens the road follows the very scenic coastline passing through the well known suburbs of Palio Faliro, Glyfada, Voula and Varkiza. The scenery for the whole journey is superbly serene. Our route leaves the coast at Saronida or Ananvissos (leaving suburbia behind) and then winds its way up over the hills before entering the Athens wine growing area. One is now in a countryside environment void of noise.

.Lavrion is a small town on the south eastern side of Attica, 9 km from Olive Grove and 7 km from Sounion. This town was very important in the ancient times due to the mines of silver, one of the main sources of income for Athens. Silver was used for coin cutting and for the funding of the Athenian fleet.

The mines of Lavrion stopped working in the Roman times and they remained abandoned for many centuries. They started working again from the late 19th century till the mid 20th century. This time, Lavrion developed a lot and was connected by railway with the centre of Athens. Over the last years, the port of Lavrion has developed and in summer it serves ferries to many islands of Cyclades and Northern Aegean.

Greek Ferries to/from Lavrion

All year round there are ferries from Lavrio to Kea and Lavrio to Lemnos. In summer months, there are occasional ferries to islands of Cyclades, particularly ferries from Lavrio to Kythnos and Lavrio to Syros

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Rates & Availability

Keratea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$105
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$82
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $116.66

Terms and Conditions
Confirmation Policy
In order to confirm a reservation it's necessary that 30% of the total amount be prepaid by bank swift for pay pal. The balance amount has to be paid 1 month before arrival.
Cancellation Policy:
If cancellation occurs:
- 7 to 21 days prior to the confirmed arrival date 50% of the stay is charged.
- 1 to 6 days prior to the confirmed arrival date, 100% of th

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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