About the property
- House1614 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 14 nights
Sleeps 10 (max. 8 adults). 4 Bedrooms. 3 Baths.
A little outside Volos, at the foot of Centaur Mountain, you come across a lovely, charming, and above all, peaceful little village: Ano Gatzea.
Just two kilometers from the seaside fishing village of Kato Gatzea are a few houses scattered across the mountainside, a church, a tavern, the Olive Museum, and the Old Station. This is Ano Gatzea.
In the olive orchard beside the church, a house from a previous century was brooding in silence, steeped in memories, waiting to be filled again with sounds, colors, images and emotions.
In 2007, it came into the hands of the younger members of the family that had owned it for all of a century. Amalia and Antigone fell in love with this house and its surroundings, and with zest and zeal they decided to bring the house back to life, while retaining its character and charm.
Gradually, it turned into a retreat for family vacations and a starting point for group excursions. Friends could relax, children could build memories of summer holidays, and the two women themselves had found a refuge, a place to escape from the crazy commotion of Athens.
Realizing their friends’ enthusiasm and the children’s delight, they felt they should share it with others. Thus came the idea of renting. This house should not remain empty on days that none of their family or friends were able to visit.
They christened it “Villa Amanti” from the first few letters of their names. Amanti, which in Italian means lovers: lovers of the past, the present, of life, of joy and happiness…
And they offer it to you, for your own unforgettable moments.
Whether you are a couple, a company of friends, a group, or a family with children, this is the ideal place, because the feeling you are left with after a few days in the house is that “there is plenty of room for everyone, with no overcrowding.”
Moments that people have experienced in the house and have become indelibly etched on their memory could become your own memories too:
Reading by the morning light on the balcony; cooking together in the kitchen; yoga on the lawn in the lower courtyard; endless conversations and Scrabble matches with good wine in front of the fireplace; dancing under the stars in the moonlight; feasts with guitars around the garden table, with the barbecue aglow and your hearts floating free.
All will find their own little nook.
How can you say no:
• to a traditional house, by both sea and mountain, remote but at the same time so close to Volos, from where you can set off to the picturesque villages of Pelion and their magical beaches, to the ski center, or the nearby islands?
• to a comfortable house, where you can go with your entire company, all year round, and do nothing but chat, play, and cook with your friends?
• to a charming house, for spending a romantic weekend, with endless relaxation and walks to the traditional taverns?
• to a beautiful house, for family vacations, where you can enjoy your coffee on the balcony without worrying about the children, while they play safely in the playground or have fun with the various board games that come with the house?
“We set the scene. Bring your cast and live your own script”
The house is fully equipped to cover all your daily needs:
A fully equipped kitchen, with fridge, gas hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, water boiler, toaster, coffee machine, mixer.
Full table service for 12 people and all the necessary cooking implements (saucepans, pressure cooker, frying pans, etc.)
Traditional ingredients for your breakfast and snacks: home-made jams, coffee, tea and herbs, honey, oil, and tomato sauce, all natural products of the region.
Three bathrooms with showers, hairdryer, and a welcome pack of fragrant care products by APIVITA, made from natural pure ingredients.
Washing machine, iron and ironing board.
Radiators in all rooms, air conditioning in all bedrooms.
Wood for the fire.
Children’s stroller (pushchair) and playpen (by agreement).
Children’s playground with swings, slide, and trampoline.
WiFi, color TVs in all rooms, DVD player in the children’s room and main sitting room, satellite link on the main TV, mini stereo.
Variety of CD's and DVDs.
Umbrellas for the rainy days.
• Ano Gatzea, Magnesia, 17.5 km from the city of Volos, where among other things you will find a bus station, a train station, a harbor, and a hospital.
• Closest airport: Nea Anchialos (42 km, 55 min).
• Two minutes from the main road, where there is a bakery and a mini market.
• The closest gas (petrol) station is 2.5 km away and the nearest ATM is 10 km away.
The house is cleaned and the sheets and towels are changed once per week.
Spare bedding and towels are available if you wish to change them more often.
Services available for extra charge:
• More frequent house cleaning.
• Preparation of lunches or dinners with local products.
• Dry cleaning services.
• Guides – organization of excursions
• Transportation to and from Volos.
• Transportation to and from Nea Anchialos airport (Volos).
We recommend that you arrange your own means of transport for getting about.
Smoking is permitted in the common areas of the house.
Pets are allowed under certain conditions by agreement.
Not recommended for people with limited mobility.
Amalia & Antigoni Chatzipetrou
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- within a few hours
- English, Greek
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Amalia & Antigoni Chatzipetrou
Hi!! We are two sisters, Amalia and Antigoni. Amalia lives in Ano Gatzea and Antigoni lives in Athens. In 2007, Villa Amanti came into our hands, as a precious gift of our ancestors who lived between Greece and Egypt: in Agios Georgios and Ano Gatzea, in Cairo and Alexandria, to finally end up in Athens, the city that gave birth to us. We fell in love with this house and its surroundings, and with zest and zeal we decided to bring the house back to life, while retaining its character and charm. Gradually, it turned into a retreat for our family vacations and a starting point for group excursions. Our friends could relax, our children could build memories of summer holidays, and we have found a refuge, a place to escape from the crazy commotion of Athens. Realizing our friends’ enthusiasm and our children’s delight, we felt we should share it with others. Thus came the idea of renting. This house should not remain empty on days that none of our family or friends were able to visit. We christened it “Villa Amanti” from the first few letters of our names. Amanti, which in Italian means lovers: lovers of the past, the present, of life, of joy and happiness… And we offer it to you, for your own unforgettable moments.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Villa Amanti is great! we enjoyed it very much.
we were 2 families, 4 adults and 4 children. It was lot of fun for the children that played in the playground and had a lot of games and books. the view is beautiful and the balcony was the perfect place to sit in the evenings or during the afternoons.
The house is fully equipped with everything you might need on your vacation. it is clean and very good maintained.
Amalia, the hostess was very kind and helpful. she was always available to give us all the information we needed and to answer our needs and we used all her recommendations.
We highly recommend coming here.
So all the other reviewers are right this is a fantastic place to stay. My advice is, if it matches your specification then do not hesitate snap it up.
The Villa is as it appears in the pictures, it is a charming old stone house set on the side of a hill with the most amazing views.
What is good about it? First the welcome, despite several changes in our arrival time Amalia accommodated us and had the house in a beautiful sate for our arrival, she even did extra shopping for us in advance because the shops were closed. The house is so well stocked; from kitchen gadgets to beach and bath towels if you wanted it, it was there. No need for a rush round the shops to buy loo roll, tea or clothes pegs, they were all to hand. There were so many lovely touches like fresh herbs, books and toys for children and organic bathroom products. If you are travelling with children or by plane I would strongly advise that you check what they have as it may seriously lighten your luggage and make your life easier to find that stair gate / game of Othello / coffee maker is already there. The hosts are so good they will even get things in, we asked for hula hoops and they arrived! Everything was spotlessly cleaned and well maintained, inside and out, the lovely guest towels and sheets made everything feel touched with a little luxury. The location is great for beaches and there is taverna in a very short distance from the Villa where you can eat in the later half of every week. See the very bottom of the review for a few local tips. The house and garden is comfortable as it is set on a mountain it is not massive, yet despite that there are so many different places to stop, relax, read a book, admire the view drink coffee or beer, I don’t feel we did it justice in only 2 weeks.
What is bad about the house? Well the kitchen is a little small, but was never a problem for us, Greek mountain driving in the dark was a bit scary on arrival and it is hard enough to go home from holidays, going home from here was nearly impossible.
If this property is the right size and location for you - grab it before someone else does.
Local tips: You can walk to the shops and 2 beaches by turning down the hill after the taverna past the goats. Hold to the path to get to the small local beach but pull off a little to the left following the red paint marks to get to the bakers and the Rivera resort and beach. The closest beach is super for swimming and has a changing cubicle and beach shower, b
Ola Kala (the greek OK)
Really nice holydays in this confortable house with a beautiful view and everything you need. Great situation near a small beach but in the coolness of the mountain. Amazing welcome, two really nice sisters ! Thank you again ;)
Upon arriving in the village of Ana gatzea, located on the outstandingly beautiful peninsula of Pelion, we are immediately taken by its´ genuine charm. Just a few minutes by foot to the nearest beach, surrounded by a breathtaking scenery of olive groves climbing the hills it really is something special. There is so much different things you can do on the peninsula. You can take a stroll through the beautiful olive groves, sunbathe, swim in the crystal clear water of the sea, visit local villages and cultural landmarks, eat at the local tavernas etc. The Villa Amanti is located in the middle of the village with an outstanding view of the olive groves and the sea. It is a classic northern greek villa, restored to modern standards with a perfect sense of balance between old charm and modern convenience. All bedrooms are lovely furnished and are fully equipped with top notch en suite bathrooms and up to date air conditioning systems. The kitchen and living room have a distinct greek charm to them, at the same time meeting all the demands of a modern day family. The pearl of the house is the garden - there are just so many fantastic places to enjoy the view, a good book, a meal or just the company of friends and family. Another thing that was special with Villa Amanti was that the owners, Antigoni and Amalia were the perfect hosts, you could ask them anything and they would always try to help out (and always succeeded). The cleaning service was also perfect and left no complaints whatsoever. We would definately recommend a stay at Villa Amanti. We were there for a month and it was, for us, the perfect base for travelling around and discovering Pelion and other parts of northern Greece.
Great location, beautiful house, wonderful hosts
We spent an Easter weekend at Villa Amanti with three children and three adults. Antigoni and Amalia provided us with a wonderfully warm welcome and took care of us with a great sense of hospitality throughout our stay. This will not be our last stay in Villa Amanti!
The villa itself is located in a small, quiet village, with a restaurant a few meters away. It is spacious, beautifully kept and furnished with great taste, and was absolutely immaculate on arrival. Amalia even organized food stocks for our first day (a bank holiday), incl. coffee, jams, bread, milk etc.. We could not have wished for a warmer welcome.
Villa Amanti has great rooms inside - our kids loved the bunk beds, toys etc., we loved the sitting area and fire place - and more than enough space outside, incl. a separate space with football area, swings etc. for the children. More than anything, though, it is a great base for exploration of wonderful Pilion, incl. the railway, the mountain villages and the many beaches. A recommendation for anyone who wants to discover this beautiful area.
EXCELLENT, FULLY EQUIPPED HOUSE FOR FAMILIES
We are a group of 11 people (3 families with childern). The house was far better than what we saw advertised on the Internet site. Great,quiet location with excellent view and parking space just outside the house, 10-30 mins. drive from the more touristic areas.All rooms had this personal touch that makes you feel at home. You don't need to bring anything from home because it has everything from hair dryer,washing machine to wine,homemade bread,spaghetti sauce, jam and lots of delicacies. THE BEST PART OF THE HOUSE WAS THE CHILDREN'S BEDROOM WITH THE BUNK BEDS (WHICH EASILY ACCOMMODATED 5 CHILDREN OF 7-16 yrs). THE ROOM OFFERED ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL TASTES AND AGES : T.V, PLAYSTATION + PSP GAMES, DRAWING SETS WITH PENCILS, BOARD GAMES AND BOOKS (EVEN FOR THE GROWN-UPS),PUZZLES, DVD PLAYER.THANKS 'VILLA AMANTI' (AND OWNERS)!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review for our villa. We really appreciate it and we are very happy to know that you and your family enjoyed your Christmas vacations in Villa Amanti. Having our own children, we know very well that if parents want to relax and enjoy themselves, their children should be entertained and satisfied. That's why we try to offer this to the families who visit us.
Looking forward to see you again soon
Amalia & Antigoni