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Ioannis and Thalina
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About Ioannis and Thalina
I have studied civil ingineering in Aachen and i m now working in Athens as a consultant. My hobby is to give life to ruined houses. I like travelling and playing music (guitar, tzouras, oud)
Ioannis and Thalina purchased this Villa in 1900
Why Ioannis and Thalina chose Nea Stira
The house has its own story and aura, which calls you to experience it.
What makes this Villa unique
quiet neighbourhood, 200m away from the center of the village, ideal for families, for genuine holidays, many beaches and bays.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Authentic and unique property
A little gem far enough away from the mainstream international tourist attractions but still accessible with some planning. Rightly labelled the easternmost suburb of Athens, the island of Evia is a little known gem. Ioannis is an excellent host and went out of his way to make our stay pleasurable. The house is restored to a high standard although the steps to the pool are not for those with any mobility problems. The pool overlooks the road leading up to the main square from the port of Nea-Styra and used by goods vehicles/buses etc. This will change when the new by-pass is completed as it will divert through-traffic away from the village. Stira is a village with a charming square and great for a meal out as long as you do not expect a huge variety or international wine selections! Do try the coffee shop which has a poignant family history and is a little treasure. The local butcher provides excellent produce and cut quite the largest pork chops I have seen for a memorable barbeque. Fruit from the garden included succulent pomegranates, grapes, lemons and of course figs. As always in hot climates - beware of the ants and biting insects. The port town of Nea-Stira is easily accessible but be prepared for higher prices. Mini-markets have all of the essentials and for a more comprehensive start-of-the-holiday staples purchase, definitely head out to Karystos or even better, Chalcida where in the latter you find esoteric establishments like Lidl! Do plan your days out as journeys are measured in time not by miles - a car is absolutely essential. (One way ferry ticket from Ag marina to N. Styra is 24 Euro including 2 passengers). I suggest shelling out a little extra and hiring a manual transmission diesel engine with a good low end torque as the dirt tracks found everywhere away from the main roads are steep (circa 1:3 in places) and unleaded petrol varies between E1.50 and 1.75 / litre with diesel around 1.25/litre. Check out the less accessible beaches - south and east of Karystos are pretty much deserted out of high season. The north winds often blow force 5 - 7 so be prepared for choppy surfs - excellent for wind surfing but also comes with a strong undertow. Day trips to the gorge and the Dragon houses are recommended. All in, a charming holiday for those seeking rural Greece but as always, prepare thoroughly and do take a sat-nav to avoid the trauma of getting lost in the dark up some steep narrow dirt track miles from nowhere!
We had a fantastic stay at the house of Prince - truly unforgettable... we would definitely consider returning next year :) thank you jannis and thalina for our beautiful holiday
A nice vacation in a house full of history.
Me and my family of 7 people we had a wonderful holiday in this fantastic house. As if we lived in history. Owners are very friendly and helpful, especially the location of beaches and recreational areas. The house is equipped with everything necessary. We are grateful. It is absolutely necessary to have a car to get to know all beaches and beautiful places on the island. We recommend this location to our friends.
We spent 8 amazing days in this beautiful house with our four daughters. We had a wonderful time and we definitely want to return in the future.
The house is located in a peaceful little village with a charming main square and friendly locals. Our host was fantastic: quick to answer emails, extremely helpful and hospitable. He gave us detailed information on the best beaches, restaurants etc. He even prepared a delicious dinner for us in a traditional stone oven.
The house itself is equipped with all modern conveniences, we didn't miss a thing.
We tried almost all the beaches Jannis recommended, they were beautiful and not at all crowded.
A memorable holiday in a delightful house
This is a lovingly restored house on the edge of the delightful hill village of Styra. Six of us in our sixties rented this house from the charming owners Jannis and Thalina. The main house has been laid out as two apartments with a separate apartment across the courtyard. We used the house as a whole and used the upstairs kitchen. There is a mezzanine bedroom above the living room/ kitchen which we didn't use. The furniture consists of some lovely old family pieces which lends great character to the house.. Jannis & Thalina met us at the house and gave us a welcome drink . The following morning they arrived to meet the other couples accompanied by Jannis's father Spiros and bringing us flowers,eggs, wine and Tsipouro. Initial problems were sorted out and later they met us in Nea Styra which is the nearby town on the sea where we were given lots of information about the local area, beaches , resaturants etc.
On the holiday Monday a splendid lunch of kid goat was cooked for us in the wonderful stone oven in the courtyard and we were taken to a tradional village festival up above Styra where we were introduced to the local Mayor. We were treated royally.
We loved the village of Styra which has a bakery, a vegetable shop, two mini markets and a wonderful butcher which has a taverna which opens at the weekens. There is a very smart Kafenion also which serves excellent coffee and wonderful orange pie which Thalina told us we must taste. She was right! We found lots of lovely beaches which were not touristy but had tavernas and umbrellas. Jannis organised for three of us to join a walk down the Dimosaris Gorge which was a real highlight of our holiday. The local guides Mihaelis and Vassilis are charming and most knowledgeable.
The House of Prince is a luxurious gite in a rural setting but only five minutes from the sea.
Ein guter Ort, um eine schöne Zeit zu haben
Die Kommunikation mit den Gastgebern war von Anfang an sehr zuvorkommend und freundlich, Iannis war auch während unseres Aufenthalts für Fragen ansprechbar. Wir haben uns sehr willkommen gefühlt. Das Haus versprüht einen wunderbar rustikalen Charme, wir waren zu siebt und haben sehr genossen, sowohl im Innen- als auch im Außenbereich viel Platz zu haben. Der Pool wurde gut gepflegt und gereinigt und von uns gerne genutzt. Der Essplatz im Außenbereich erlaubt den Ausblick auf die Landschaft und ist weit genug von der Straße entfernt.
Das Dorf ist fußläufig erreichbar. Den persönlichen Tipps von Iannis für Ausflugsziele und Restaurants verdanken wir ein paar unvergessliche Urlausbmomente.
Unsere Empfehlung für Euböa-Reisende wäre, an einem der ersten Tage einen der größeren Orte aufzusuchen (wir waren in Karystos bei South Evia Tours) und dort Kartenmaterial und Informationen zur Insel zu besorgen. Euböa ist zumindest im September nicht touristisch überlaufen, wer die Landschaft genießen möchte und gerne mit den Menschen in Kontakt kommt, kann hier eine gute Zeit haben.
Styra is a fishing village and a favorite holiday resort for Athenians and foreign visitors on the Island of Evia - the second biggest island in Greece.
Styra is located close to Athens, at the most narrow part between the island and the mainland. This unspoiled corner of Greece has an idyllic Mediterranean landscape combining mountains and sea, countless beaches, unrivaled sunsets and is blessed with a very pleasant climate during the whole year.
Styra can be reached either by ferryboat from the tiny harbor of Agia Marina, or by the bridge from Chalkida. The easiest way, if you are not coming from the northern part of Greece, is to take the ferry from Agia Marina. The litle harbor of Agia Marina is located 35 km away from the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport of Athens, with several ferry boat routes
Actually there are two cities (villages), Nea (New) Styra and Ano (Up) Styra. The ferry reaches Nea Styra, a more modern tourist area with beautiful sunsets, beaches, hotels, cafes, shops, and bars. Ano Styra is a picturesque, virgin, genuine, untouched village, ideal for peaceful, relaxing, holidays.
The House of Prince is located in Ano Styra, just 200m before the square of the village.
Don’t miss visiting the Drakospita, the Acropolis of Styra, the great fountain, the folklore museurm of Kapsala.