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The house is situated right at the sea front only few meters above the sea level and has access to the beach. Right in front of the house there is the large seawater swimming pool, 20x10m and 4 meters at its deepest. The swimming pool area is fitted with all necessary facilities including umbrellas, furniture, shower, changing room etc.
It is a 2 level country house of 120 sqm area, that was built in the early 20th century and fully restored to the present condition. It is has been built out of stone and wood which makes it pittoresque. It is at an isolated location perfect to relax.
In the house there are 3 bedrooms. The first and the second bedroom have a double bed each. The third bedroom has two single beds. There is even a sofa bed at the living room. There are two bathrooms one on the upper level with a bathtub and the other on the lower level with a shower. The lower level has a living room and a fully equipped kitchen (oven, refrigerators, microwave, washing machine) which leads off the dinning area.
At the upper level there is one secluded balcony with open sea view. On the other side there is one secluded patio with an outdoor barbecue. There is also a large private outdoor pergola on the house at the front with unlimited sea view and it is ideal for dinning.
The house is fitted with Satellite TV, basic furniture, linen, towels etc ready for use.
There is even tennis court at the garden.
It takes less than 15 minutes to walk to the Ancient Temple of Poseidon, in Sounio.
The house is about 40 minutes away from the center of Athens, by car and about 20 minutes away from the Athens Airport.
I found this picture-perfect property while looking for alternatives to the time and expense of traveling to one of the islands. This place was exactly what I envisioned! Yes, that entire pool area is for the sole use of this property. We would sit poolside drinking coffee in the morning or wine in the evening, enjoying the sound of the waves on the rocks below. The pool is simply stunning at night, the surface like clear glass. The stars, the Aegean, ahhh...
There is a semi-private beach area just below the property that is accessed by a long flight of stairs. It's a rocky beach with tables, umbrellas, and a ladder into the water. It's a very pretty, protected spot that is great for swimming. Just be careful--sea urchins!
There were five in our party, my husband and I, and three teen boys. The three air-conditioned bedrooms (two with queens, one with two twins) had beds that were comfortable. There are two bathrooms. There is plenty of space for people to spread-out, so everyone had privacy should they want it. We prepared most of our meals on-site and found the kitchen to be outfitted better than any VRBO we've visited. We had every appliance we wanted and enough tableware for us to eat two meals without having to do dishes. We'd take our meals out on the patio to enjoy the gorgeous weather and views.
Families hoping to do laundry should note the washing machine is very small and clothes need to hang dry. I think this is typical? Just be aware this is NOT your huge front-loader.
Groceries, banking, dining, just about anything you might need is in the nearby town of Lavrio. We drove up to Athens twice, taking the longer route along the coastline. It's a beautiful drive! There are a couple nearby ruins to visit: Poseidon's Temple (south of the property) and the Thorikos Theater (north of Lavrio). The theater takes some work to find (it's not well-marked), but it's a wonderful site.
Perhaps the best part of this property was the hospitality of the owner, Alexandros. He greeted us warmly and shared the history of this old stone house and the surrounding area. When someone in our group stepped on a sea urchin, he came to the house and was ready to take us to a local urgent care facility. Instead his mother came to the house bearing supplies and advice on how to remove the spines on our own. This sort of attention goes above and beyond!
If you're looking for a private, quiet, Greece beach vacation, this is the perfect spot!
Accueil chaleureux avec un panier garni (vin, confiture, miel et cake maison!).
Coquette maison en pierre bien équipée et surtout une très grande piscine (eau de mer) et une très belle vue .
It was a fantastic holiday house for a very relaxing family holiday. The sea view from the garden, the pool area and from all 3 bedrooms is breath taking. There are plenty of space for a family of 4 persons, especially all the outdoor sitting areas (there are several) are equipped with good quality furniture and were clean. We are frequent travelers, but we have not very often seen a pool that is kept so clean as this one, and it is a very large pool. The garden is also well kept.
It is the first time we booked a private house for vacation through HomeAway. I am very satisfied with the system. The owner, Mr. ALEXANDROS ARAVANIS was very fast in responding to my inquiries and provided perfectly clear information. Upon our arrival, we felt immediately welcome and at ease. Freshly baked homemade cake, jams and honey and a bottle of wine were waiting for us as complementary gifts from the owner.
The owner has put so much attention to details, which made our vacation very comfortable and un-complicated. The villa is well equipped with a nice kitchen that has all kinds of modern equipments one can desire! Additionally, there were sufficient ingredients such as salt, pepper dishwashing tablets etc., so we did not need to buy everything in order to make simple meals. Each room is equipped with clean bed sheets and plenty of good quality towels, though the double beds are on the small side. The wifi system worked also very well.
Although the house gate is on the main road around Souion Cape and it was very easy to find, the house we stayed was below another house further away from the road. Therefore, it is very quiet throughout the day and night. There are several good restaurants with 5-10 minutes drive distance. We felt very save and un-disturbed with our privacy preserved throughout the whole week, although there is a care taker who ensured that the pool is clean every day.
We would highly recommend this house for couples, family or a small group.
Every window of the wonderful stone house is like a painting with marvelous view. The swimming pool is very large ,private and clean. The facilities of the house are well maintained and the owners helpful .I would absolutely recommend it to everyone ,family with kids or romantic couples.
The property is superb, clean and well maintained. The swimming pool is impressive and private to the house. The property is ~10 meters above the sea level with a splendid view to the sea and surroundings. The sea is accessible via stairs from the property. There is a small beach with stones [not sand], shared with the properties around.
The description and the pictures on the site are describing the property with accuracy!
The owners and the house keepers are very friendly and did everything they could to help. They provided relevant information about the surroundings.
The attractions around are: Athens [~50 minutes drive], Sounion national park [2 minutes drive, for car or 4*4 jeep], sea/beaches around, Lavrio port and shops, open market in Lavrio periodically.
I absolutely recommend the property.
If you want to have in all peace your dinner looking at the see while you children are splashing in the huge swimming pool, this is where to go. The pool his huge, sea is 20 steps away. The house itself is properly described and pictures show the reality. It is not extremely big, but the 120 SQM is very adequate for six people. And anyhow, when the sun is shining, who wants to sit inside. Wifi works fine (in case children are not in the pool, that seems to be important as well).
We had a great three days end of October and thinking when to come back.
1) In a 2 km distance from the residence , there is the fabulous temple of Poseidon. The temple of Poseidon at Sounion is one of the most important sanctuaries in Attica. Sporadic finds point to the conclusion that the site was inhabited in the prehistoric period. "Sounion Hiron" (temple of Sounion) is first mentioned in the Odyssey, as the place where Menelaos stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. The finds of the 7th century B.C. are numerous and proove the existence of organized cult on two points of the promontory: at the southern edge where the temenos of Poseidon was situated, and about 500 m. to the NE of it, where the sanctuary of Athena was established.
2) A couple kilometre away from the residence there is a perfect place for hiking, cycling or just admiring the greek nature. That is the Sounio National Park. The National Park of Sounio was founded in 1971. It lies on the southeastern edge of Attica, in the area which is commonly called Laureotiki and ends up at the cape of Sounio. It is comprised of about 4,000 hectares, of which the 500 are the nucleus of the park where the established order of conservation is absolute.
There is the pine forest of pinus halepensis which is the prevalent vegetation of the park was (and to a certain extent continues to be) the most extensive and well-preserved pine forest of eastern Attica. The overland section of the area is an example of a Mediterranean landscape.
3) Lavrion port is 10 km from Sounio area. Ferries to the cycladic islands depart daily from the port. So you can take the ferry for a daily trip to Kea or Kythnos island.
4) Car is not necessary but if you would like to explore the extended area it is recommended.
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