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Seafront cottage with orchard and garden

Dirfies Messapies, Greece
  • Cottage2045 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12-13

Fully equipped, comfortable seafront cottage, 2 houses fully equipped in two levels, on 3 acres of land, planted with orchards, vines and flowers. A peaceful place in the countryside, ideal for families with children, groups of friends up to 13 guests in a comfortable way or anyone who wants a quiet base to explore Athens and Evia or just to relax. The main house is on a gentle rise, 50m from the sea, with panoramic views of the sea, the island opposite and the surrounding mountains. Just below ,almost at the grounds level the second house recently reconstructed with big windows around in each room. There are places to eat, swim, or go out at night nearby. The large cool & inviting verandas are an ideal place to spend time, watch the sunset, chat or play table tennis. In winter you can sit in front of a fire and watch the clouds over the water. On arrival you immediately feel a sense of relaxation, yet have easy access to any city activity or convenience. Just outside the garden gate is a rocky beach, ideal for private swimming in a clean environment, where the sun sets into the sea. Nearby is a sandy beach with umbrellas, volleyball, beach bars and a play area for children.


Dimitra Grous

Member Since 2011
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english, spanish, greek
Calendar last updated:
Mar 06, 2018
About Dimitra Grous

My name is Dimitra Grous and I live in Athens. I work in a newspaper which is called Athens Voice and I am also a teacher of Argentinean Tango. I grew up in Chalkis and Alykes was our holiday house. I still like going there, as well as my parents, so that I can feel close to the sea and the nature and take care of the cottage.

Dimitra Grous purchased this Cottage in 1980

Why Dimitra Grous chose Dirfies Messapies

The natural landscape with blue waters and the amazing sunset view. The garden area is the place to relax. fruits, vegetables, amacas, terraces, are there to make fill like holidays. 3000 square meters, a cozy house and our friendly smile will ensure a nice holiday for you

What makes this Cottage unique

Our cottage can accommodate bigger groups up to 12-13 persons with many bedrooms and bathrooms. It will give you the opportunity to spend good time with your friends reserving though privacy and comfortableness in a cheaper for you way.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, en suite bathroom
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, TV
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, attic, twin beds
      • Bedroom 4
        2 sleep sofa /futon, living area
      • Bedroom 5 2nd house
        1 double
      • Bedroom 7 2nd house
        1 sleep sofa /futon, living room
      • Bedroom 6 2nd house
        2 twin/ single
      • Acording to the number of quest we can open up the second house for you to fill comfortable. fully eqquiped almost at the level of the ground with bedroom bathroom living and windows around facing the cottages garden Each bedroom has closets and windows with nice views. Bedrooms 1 & 2 have ceiling fans, central heating. Bedroom 1 has air conditioning. Bed sheets and blankets will be provided.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, en suite bedroom 1
      • Bathroom 3 2nd house
        toilet, shower
      • Fully furnished bathrooms with sink, mirror, towel racks, hair drier, shower curtains and window. hot water all day long. Towels, soap, shampoo and toilet paper will be provided.

      Location Type

        • Beach
          Nice rocky quiet beach just in front the house.organized beach bars,massaze,cafe 10 minutes walk. non nudist-nudist beach an houre drive at famous Hiliadou many choises acording what you want
        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
          The sea is just in front of the door.
        • Downtown
          Nearest city is Halkida. 8 km long with a nice walk at the harbor, nice and fresh sea food, with an opening bridge at the city center and the crazy water tidal phenomenon,
        • Mountain
          Dirfi mountain
        • Rural
          Marathon temple, Delphoi temple, Eretria ruins, Thermopyles temple , Athens parthenon- museum, Athens museums all in a day trip with a car distance.
        • Town
          Halkida is the nearest. Athens , Lamia in a reasonable distance to visit by car
        • Village
          Drosia village just 2 km long will provide you everything you need to buy many villages around, Edipsos with the famous warm baths, and Steni with the outstanding tavernas and traditional food.
        • Waterfront
          Just in front of the house beautiful beach with a nice sunset ideal for swimming, fishing, walking, water sports. hearing the sound of the waves will ensure for a relaxing holiday


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Maps
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Fireplace
                      one in each house
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      3 infra red heating panels at the main house wooden stove at the 2nd house + infrared heating panel
                    • Internet
                      internet adsl conection
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      a set in each house
                    • Living Room
                      2 seperate living rooms one at each house
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Air Conditioning
                      3 airconditions in the main house
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Mosquito Magnet
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking On Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                    • Thermos Bottle
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      a set in each house
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      at the 2nd house


                        • Kitchen
                          Each house with its own individual fully equipped kitchen and dining area.
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Espresso machine
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          A full set in each house
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          A set in each house
                        • Dishwasher
                          one in each house
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Microwave
                          One in each house
                        • Oven
                          One in each house
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          One in each house
                        • Stove
                          One in each house
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              2 separate dining areas one in each house 2 verandas with big tables and chairs to dine outdoor
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  a data projector also is provided
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Radio
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  tv set at both houses
                                • Video Library


                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      seta on top BIC KAYAK TOBAGO (extra cost)
                                    • Balcony
                                      wonderful veranda-balcony with an amazing sunset view
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Bicycles
                                      electric drive bicycle ( extra cost)
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      according to period fresh organic fruits and vegetables and herbs
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Chauffeur
                                            • Private Chef


                                                • museums
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • nude beach
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • There are veranda/porches surrounding the houses giving a large area for outdoor living in the summer. The front veranda is covered with vines and is leafty and cool nin the summer, and has tables and chairs and a porch swing. There is also another outdoor sitting area near the second house, which is shaded by mulberry trees. There is a freestanding a brick oven, which requires some special skill to cook with, but there is also a typical barbecue with a dedicated dining and cooking area with outdoor sink, table and chairs and even a toilet. There is a large fig tree near the house that provides large quantities of fresh figs in August. There are 2 friendly dogs are beeing kept at their place at the corner of the field.

                                                                  8 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Absolutely Fabulous

                                                                  Alex S.

                                                                  We spent 11 days in this perfectly charming house in May 2016. The house had everything that we needed, very well equipped, more than enough space, very comfortable, beautifully decorated in keeping with it's Greek history, fantastic views and impeccably clean. The only downside I can think of is that we didn't have long enough!

                                                                  One of the reasons we choose the house was for it's location in terms of accessibility to the beaches (lovely sandy beaches!), mountains and historical sites. We were not disappointed and found it an easy and enjoyable drive to all of the above. The local people were so lovely...wonderful staff in the bakery, most helpful pharmacist and nicest fruit seller with his always present ciggarette... we loved them all!

                                                                  The owner of the house Dimitra and her Dad Mr Marcos were so very nice and so very friendly and helpful from start to finish providing us with all the information that we needed. I would absolutely recommend this house to friends and relatives and anyone wishing to stay in a quiet location within easy reach of so many of the wonderful places with the most lovely hosts.

                                                                  The pictures on the website really don't give the place true justice it is even more beautiful in reality. The dogs are lovely and our daughter just fell in love with Kanellos :)

                                                                  We really enjoyed every moment of our stay and would very much like to return one day!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you very much for your lovely sayings...

                                                                  I was just wandering who exactly are you cause I don’t remember anybody staying in May...

                                                                  Thank you anyway... Dimitra

                                                                  Unique place for vacations !

                                                                  sari b.

                                                                  We made the arrangements to rent the house a year in advance. We wanted to organize our stay for two different consecutive situations: two weeks for our family (a total of 15 people including parents, children and grandchildren) and one week with friends (two couples and two singles). The house thoroughly fulfilled our expectations for both purposes. The property is warm, spacious, country-style and very well equipped. It is a sea front house located relatively close to the airport, far enough from crowded touristic places (about 10 Km away from Chalkis and 5 minutes from Drosia, two charming little villages). From the grape wine-covered front veranda, the scenery is just superb: it is splendid to have breakfast looking to the deep blue Mediterranean sea. The pleasant owners are available to comply requirements 24 hours a day.

                                                                  A beautiful estate!

                                                                  Fatima H.

                                                                  We rented this wonderful house for five weeks and loved it. The house and garden are spacious. The veranda just lovely. The garden offering lemons, lime, figs, almonds and different herbs. We invited friends from home to come stay with us which was accepted by the owners. Queries was handled fast and friendly. Easy to make contact by sms, facebook and email.

                                                                  The location was just perfect! A privet beach by the house, perfect for snorkling, other secluded beaches nearby or sunbeds and restaurants just 5 minutes away. Only an hour drive to Athens or 15min to Chalkida. Drosia offers restaurants, foodmarkets,cafés, butchers and a fishmarket.

                                                                  We also enjoyed taking trips across Evia and up in the mountains. Delphi was exceptionally beautiful.

                                                                  It was hard leaving, especially the two wonderful dogs who everybody came to love. We know you´'ll enjoy your stay here!

                                                                  The Swedes.

                                                                  spacious and cozy house right on the seashore

                                                                  Olga B.

                                                                  My family enjoyed staying at this place very much. The house is spacious, well-equipped. There is a wonderful garden, barbecue area, children's playground in a large area around the house. It is very quiet around. We decided not to go to public beaches, we swam right in front of the house. The bottom is rocky, but that's not a problem if you use aqua shoes. The water in the bay is very clear. The owners provided us with detailed information about places of interest around, and were always in touch and very attentive to our needs.

                                                                  So much more than just a holiday cottage

                                                                  Wannes V.

                                                                  If you want to spend your time far from the foreign crowds, this might be something for you. The moment you drive from the road along the rocky sea shore through the front gate, holiday feeling takes over. You will find yourself in a gorgeous garden with olive, palm and (delicious) fig trees, At the end of the lane, the lovely cottage (or rather two well equiped cottages) welcomes its guests.

                                                                  We stayed for a week in august with the whole family (seven adults, four young children) and had a wonderful time. We just loved dining and relaxing on the shady terraces (what a beautiful sunset!) and swimming and snorkeling in the sea directly in front of the cottage (with swimming shoes). The kids enjoyed the brand new playground, the dogs stayed in their cages and were not a concern at all.

                                                                  Far from the crowds does not mean in the middle of nowhere. Everything you might need you find in the village of Drosia (10 minutes driving distance). Some Greek highlights are within reach. Athens is one hour away, Delphi two (if you go, you should make a stop in the wonderful Hosios Loukas monastery). The isle of Evia is nearby, but bear in mind travelling the winding roads takes time.

                                                                  We want to thank the hosts for their hospitality and help. You were lovely.

                                                                  Great place to have a family vacation

                                                                  Nadezhda D.

                                                                  We visit this cottage second year in a row and we are planning to get there in 2016 as well. No matter do you want to spend some time with your friends or family, this is a great place to do that. The house is just great, it has all utilities that you need, location is fantastic, the beach is fabulous specially for small children. The price is right and Drosia is very nice location for quick one day trip to Athens, Delphi or to visit some islands. You can enjoy peace and quite of a village house and have some fun and see some new stuff at the same time.


                                                                  Dirfies Messapies, Greece

                                                                  Located 80 km from Athens (one hour by car), and about 8 km from Chalkida, the capital of Evia Island. The nearest village with shops, Drosia, is 2 km away. Ideal for day trips to Athens, exploring Chalkida and Evia, nature walks, hiking Mount Dirfis, discovering delightful Aegean beaches or just staying put and relaxing. Chalkida is a friendly lively city with 80,000 inhabitants, a seafront promenade with cafes and restaurants, in a scenic location where the island of Evia is connected to the mainland by 2 bridges. Chalkida is well known for fresh seafood. There are good public transport connections from Chalkida to Athens. Trains run hourly and buses every half an hour. A bus line passes the cottage every half an hour in the summer season, but a car is recommended for access to the house as it is in the countryside.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  $12 - $18
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Rates may change according to the number of persons after communicating. For longer stays there are discounts. Winter rates do not include heating expenses.

                                                                  8 Reviews
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