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Aeolos Villa Overlooking the Sparkling Waters of the Aegean

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,885 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 BR + Loft, 2 BA, Sleeps 8


Quietly nestled above the rippling wavelets of the Aegean Sea, Aeolos Villa offers a unique retreat in one of the most splendid and environmentally protected locations of Attica, a breath away from the historic site of Marathon.

Indulge yourself in our picturesque home directly above the Aegean Sea. Enjoy the cool waters of our nearby sandy beach. Drink your chilled daiquiri and relax in our veranda with bird-eye, Santorini-like views.

Prices Including:

- Free WiFi (bring your laptop!), satellite TV (50 inches screen!) and video, free loan of mobile phone upon arrival.

- Maid services once a week,

- And a dozen, little surprises that will make you feel like royalty.


The house is located inside Schinias National Park, northeast of Athens, only a 3 minutes drive to a sandy beach with pine forest, 2 minutes to rocky beach, 3 minutes to taverns, 15 minutes from historic site of Marathon, 60 minutes from International Airport, 55 Kilometers from downtown Athens.


That is totally up to you. You could enjoy the sea and spend the day in oriental laziness, or you could try some of the various water activities (including water surfing and jet ski), offered in the crystal clear waters of Schinias Beach.

There is always the possibility of visiting nearby Marathon historic site, the archaeological site of Ramnous and the Marathon Museum, having Stavros as your personal guide.

You can spend the entire day in Athens, visiting Acropolis, the Archaeological Museum, picturesque Plaka with its numerous taverns, Lycabetus Hill for an overwhelming view of the city and so many more.

For short tours around Athens, there is the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, with its unique sunset, the Kutuki cave at mount Hymetus, the Temple of Artemis at Vravrona.


There are many fish and grilled meat taverns at 3 minutes drive from our house, where you can enjoy excellent food at the edge of the sea, feeling the soft sand under your bare feet. At Nea Makri you can dine in a vast variety of restaurants. You also have the possibility of ordering pizza delivered at home, or you can ask Rosa to cook for you her famous, irresistible moussaka!


Cinemas, beach bars and clubs at a 3-20 minute drive, or a quiet stroll along the little harbor of Nea Makri. That is, provided there is no full moon, because, in that case, you will most certainly prefer to enjoy your drink in our candle lit veranda.


Only your bathing suits, clothing, personal items, sunscreen lotion and your DSLR! We’ll provide linen and towels, road maps, isothermal bags to keep your fruit cold, snorkeling gear for your dives. If you are trekking oriented, please bring a pair of sturdy shoes and a lot of anticipation!

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian, greek, - Russian and Japanese interpreters available!
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Rosa

We are a young couple in our 50s and still blooming. Rosa works as a translator and is fluent both in English and Italian. Stavros, after a B.Sc, an M.B.A. and a M.Sc. In Marketing at the Universities of Lancaster and UMIST in England, and 15 years of very active service as an export sales manager for some of the biggest wine companies in Greece, now spends more time with his family, owning a taxi service and providing his services as a tour and a trekking guide. We have a young daughter, Danae, age 15, who enjoys swimming in the gently sloping, shallow beach of Schinias, from mid April, up to (occasionally) beginning of December!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Remember us? You're favorite taxi clients, I'm sure!

Well, you were definitely our favorite taxi driver,and we want to thank you for all your help. It was really fun getting to know you and our trip was much richer from the time we spent with you. We meant it when we said that you are welcome to visit us in Colorado! We have great skiing! Hope you and your family are doing well. Tell Danai (sp?) hi from Annabelle! Thanks again.

Jann, Kraige, Meredith and Annabelle Kinney
Aug 2006
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Marathon Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1885 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • We have a spacious bathroom with large bathtub and shower, a second bathroom with comfortable shower, plus an outdoors shower with H/C water, that our friends usually find very amusing! The house is fully equipped and you won't really need anything else, but your personal items and a lot of enthusiasm!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is the master bedroom that has a king size bed and a walk in closet, a second bedroom which has a wooden loft with a double size mattress (this is our daughter's room, and our friends' children usually consider the loft as the perfect place to hide, when they are visiting...), and a third bedroom (the room doubles as a study or a guest room) with a comfortable, double bed. All rooms have view to the sea. We have recently converted a basement room in a bedroom with two single beds and it's own en suite bathroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Aeolos Villa Overlooking the Sparkling Waters of the Aegean
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 57 reviews
Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Going to Greece was the fulfillment of a long-held dream. I cannot think of a better introduction to the country, its people and its culture than that we experienced through Rosa’s and Stavros’ warm hospitality and friendly guidance. Our stay at Aeolos was very comfortable, the views from the terrace were incredible, and the breakfasts were memorable. We ventured on three tours and were rewarded with exhilarating adventure, visits to the glorious antiquities of ancient Greece, and many indulgences in traditional Greek food and custom.

Not only will I recommend all this to anyone planning a vacation in Greece, I sincerely hope that I will return one day to this wonderful villa overlooking the Aegean.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2007
  • Stayed: October 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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The villa was wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

The property sits high up on a hillside with beautiful views of the sea and surrounding area. It was fully stocked including breakfast foods for the first few days. It's located close to nice restaurants and wonderful beaches. Stavros and Rosa are wonderful hosts. Their knowledge of the Country's sites and deep history are impressive and it really helped to make our trip a wonderful experience. We send a big "Thank You" to Stavros and Rosa for your hospitality and friendship!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful uplifting location and feeling like home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home Rosa, thank you for opening your home to us. Our three children completely enjoyed their rooms, the space, the fact that from the entire house you can see the sea. We enjoyed seating on the terrace, having breakfast in the warm sun and looking at the sparkling sea waters! We were very lucky and it was uexpectedly warm for the season which allowed us to swim in the sea, have meals in beautiful tavernas you have recommended us. We had the most beautiful Easter holiday and it felt like home, we are so grateful and we will come again!

We send you our warmest regards

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greek hospitality at its best

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a very pleasurable week in June 2016 at Aeolos after having to cancel our trip the previous summer due to a medical issue. Rosa and Stavros were kind enough to apply our payment for the cancelled trip towards our stay this summer. They very thoughtfully presented us with a wonderful cake (and wine) upon our arrival at the house. It was terrific and a very thoughtful gesture on their part.

Please take advantage of some of the many tours that Stavros offers. It is absolutely the best way to travel and see what you otherwise might completely miss. Stavros' knowledge of history is fairly encyclopedic, ,so you are definitely in the hands of someone who is very capable of giving the backstory about almost any aspect of Greek history. His tours are thorough, and you will work up quite an appetite during the course of the day. Fortunately, Stavros knows where to stop for lunch, and his recommendations were all spot-on. We had some very enjoyable and relaxed lunches during our touring.

On days when we were not touring, we spent very enjoyable afternoons at the beach just a short distance from the house. We found very few tourists at the beach, which is frequented mostly by Greeks. Despite this, we found it very easy to communicate with most everyone at local restaurants, grocery stores, etc. Many Greeks speak English with fluency.

All in all, we had a tremendous trip that was made all the better by our superlative hosts, Rosa and Stavros.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A haven of peace and tranquilty close to Athens

  • 5 of 5

We spent our wedding anniversary week at Aeolos to relax after the bustle of an Athens weekend and I can only say it was the perfect place to do nothing.

Views from the terraces overlooking the Aegean were actually better than shown on the website. Breakfast in the morning sun, listening to Rosa and Stavros's music selection was special each day. Truly home from home.

Rosa greeted us with a celebration cake and bottle of wine along with all the basics you will need for a week. The location is around 10-15 minutes away from Marathon town and beaches with a lovely selection of restaurants and small shops overlooking the sea. Quiet when we were there but I understand lively with locals in the summer.

Rosa and Stavros are the perfect hosts, warm friendly and welcoming as the Greeks are. The Villa is spotlessly clean and very comfortable for 6 people. You will need a car, you also need to book the Athens tour with Stavros if you are going there, he a mind of information and the best host. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Wonderful relaxing place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Stavros and Rosa were wonderful hosts and provided a great introduction to the Greek culture and area. Advice was spot on with regards to restaurants (especially Paradise and Greek eatery off of Monistiraki square) and advice about travel. We wish we would have had the means to take Stavros up on his touring offers, I am sure we would have thoroughly enjoyed our time wih them and profited greatly from their knowledge and hospitality. The home really has a wonderful view of the Aegean Sea and it felt like home (as they stated they wanted it to), very clean and well maintained, has a great amount of space, and provided what we needed to make meals on our own. They were always very quick to respond to any questions and were very accommodating. Recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Eleftherios Venizelos
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Rafina (and Aghia Marina, which is much closer)
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Car: necessary

55kms from downtown Athens, 3' min drive to a sandy beach.

How Do We Get There?

Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is 45 Kilometers away. You could take a series of buses, but that would be a time-consuming and complicated procedure. You could take a taxi, but that would cost approximately 50 euros. In any case, you will not have to bother. We will be there to pick you up when you arrive, ensuring a fast and safe journey to our home.

Other Activities: Shopping, parasailing, basketball court


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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