|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
This 42m2 flat is self contained and offers one twin bedroom with air conditioning, a bathroom with a full sized bath with shower attachment, an open plan living/ dining area with double sofa bed and well equipped kitchen facilities. Living room has a ceiling fan. Several balconies help to make the most of the wonderful sun with views of the sea and the olive clad hillsides. You are welcome to use the garden where you will find seating and 2 barbecues and also childrens' play equipment.
The Greek National Tourist Board has awarded this accommodation 3 keys (stars equivalent).
Secluded (160m2) villa containing 3 simply furnished self-catering apartments, ideal for family holidays on the Greek mainland near Volos. 2 apartments are on the top floor and are about 42sq metres each in size. They have balconies and sea views and when combined provide accommodation for 8 people. There is another 2 bedroom apartment for 4 on the first floor also with lovely views. This attractive holiday villa is on the edge of a quiet Greek seaside village about 7 mins walk from a sandy beach and the village centre. All renters have the use of the large, shady, enclosed garden surrounded by olive groves. Swim in the Pagasitic Gulf, explore the cotton growing plains of Thessaly, scenic Pelion and lively Volos with its ouzeries. Come and experience life in a beautiful Greek village much appreciated by Greek holiday makers but off the beaten tourist track. Several other nice sandy beaches are within easy driving distance and many archaeological sites. EOT licence no. MHTE 0726K123K03015-1
The Village: In the village centre you will find a choice of cafes/bars and tavernas, with excellent fish, some of which stay open all year, all within walking distance of the villa. It also has two bakeries and two general stores. The beach is also within walking distance of the apartments and is sandy and gently sloping - making it very suitable for young children. There is also a children’s playground, 5-a-side football pitch and volleyball court next to the beach. There are 2 beach bars which also provide sun loungers for the price of a drink. In summer Amaliapolis is popular with holidaying Greek families who enjoy this unspoilt area of mainland Greece. You can experience the 'real' Greece here largely untouched by mass market tourism. Sit in the village square looking out over the sea and watch the world go by or relax at the villa enjoying the lovely views whilst your children play in the garden of this Greek vacation rental villa.
The Area: As well as the sandy village beach there are several good beaches within a 30 minute drive dotted around the west side of the Pagasitic Gulf. There are also delightful Greek mountain villages to explore with extensive forested areas for walking. You can also take a boat trip to the island of Skiathos with its famous sandy beaches from the nearby seaside village of Achillion. The area of Magnesia is rich in archaeological sites including Ancient Thebes, Prehistoric Dimini, Sesklo and Dimitras.
Volos is a bustling small city with a wide range of shops, restaurants and ferry links to the nearby islands of Skiathos, Alonissos and Skopelos (where Mama Mia was filmed).
The Pelion Peninsula is within driving distance with beautiful scenery - a good day trip. In winter there is even a ski resort on the peninsula! Explore the seaside villages of the Pagasitic Gulf or drive up into the mountains for breathtaking views.
Further afield: If you want to venture further afield both classical Delphi (approx 120km) and the Byzantine monasteries of Meteora (approx 180km) make fascinating excursions as does the lesser known but stunning archaeological site of Dion (approx 170km). It is also possible to visit Vegina and Pella near Thessaloniiki for those who are keen on archaeology.
Visit Amaliapolis in Spring and see the hillsides covered in beautiful wildflowers. Birdspotters also will see a variety of birdlife. Take advantage of the lower temperatures in May or June if you want to sight see as well as swim. The sea is still wonderfully warm in September and October and the day time temperatures not quite so hot as July and August. Even in the winter months the weather is often bright and sunny.
Although I currently live in the Uk I have a deep connection with Greece and feel incredibly privileged to own this villa.
Christina purchased this apartment in 2001
This property offered my family very flexible accommodation which is easy to reach either from Athens or Thessaloniki. We were bowled over by the friendliness of the people in the village and this impression has been borne out by our experiences since we bought the villa.
We love the way this property is a little bit apart from the village so that it is quite private but it is also near enough that whenever we want anything we can just stroll to the village for a meal or to get something from the shops without having to get in the car and drive.
Janice and Billy wrote: Just had to write to tell you what a wonderful, wonderful holiday we had in Amaliapolis.
As I mentioned previously, we have been to Greece five times before - to islands never the mainland - so we know that the Greek people are special. I have to say though that nothing, nothing, could have prepared us for the kindness and generosity shown to us by the people in the village, we were totally bowled over by it.'
Sue wrote: 'Your apartment at Amaliapolis is very nice and I was surprised at how much accommodation we had, especially the lovely balconies.The village is very pretty and friendly. We loved the little cafe/bar just past the main square, with its wonderful view of the little church on the island... We really enjoyed our stay and feel that the accommodation is very good value and in a very convenient location. Thank you for such good communication and directions prior to the holiday it made our journey planning and arrival very easy and trouble free.'
25% payable on booking, balance due 6 weeks before occupancy.
Electricity, air-conditioning and weekly linen change included in price.
For long term rental during Oct-March period (over 3 weeks rental) discount available, amount depends on period of rental. Please contact owner.
We are a family of 5 who require non-smoking accommodations. This villa was large, comfortably furnished and emanating hospitality. The front yard is huge and perfect for the kids to run around in. It is a beautiful location, and the restaurants, beach and activities of Amaliapolis are minutes away. Definitely a quiet get-away for some relaxation time.
Beautiful place for holiday, especially with children!!! Apartment was more than great! People are very pleasant, ready to help...If You want to meet Greece this is right place to come :)
Nicely appointed apartment with all round balcony views on the edge of an unspoilt untouristy village, which has the benefit of a small but sandy beach ( perfect for small children) with beach taverna, a couple of decent fairly priced harbour tavernas , bars and minimarkets all within less than 10 minutes walk from the property. Seemingly remote it has easy access to the Greek equivalent M1 ( E 75) which gets you to a lot of good ancient sites and major cities like ( Lamia,Volos,Larissa) quickly.
A seaside rural location so the usual rural animal and human cacophony is to be expected.
Having some modern Greek helps as we met no-one there who spoke English fluently - marvellous!
If you enjoy off the beaten track locations this is highly recommended.
Struggle to disagree with anything in the listings for this place. The owner was a pleasure to work with & all the further info we had after booking was faultless. The house was spotless on our arrival, it is set off the quiet road into the village about 50m down a dirt track which wasnt a problem even for our tiny peugot rental car. there is a view from the 2nd floor terrace/balcony across the village rooftops out into the gulf & most days a nice breeze so great for evenings cool downs with a g& t after a day on the beach the village itself is a 3 min walk to a small bridge where left & a further 2 mins take you to shops (basic but enough) & a few tavernas or right & a further 2 mins takes you to the small beach with its 2 well appointed but not noisy bars which cater for your beach needs with sun beds drinks & snacks.
Night time in Amaliapolis doesnt really happen much before 9:30 & during our 2 weeks we ate at most tavernas at least twice (perhaps limited choices but great fresh food). Out & about the local towns, city (Volos), & small villages are all very rural but equally charming. One word of warning would be that we never saw another English person the whole time, so if you go expecting to find a copy of the sun a pint of carling & a full english breakfast you will be sadly dissapointed. On the other hand if you want to interact & perhaps try out your dodgy Greek I cant imagine a nicer place to go, everyone we met was friendly & always eager to help. The UK we came back to seemed a far more hectic place.....
Waking up with the sound of crickets and some chickens, taking a shower overlooking the olive trees, looking at the wild turtlles in the garden; we had the most relaxing time in Villa Christina. A most comfortable, clean, complete and perfectly maintained house with beautfiful terrasses in the authentic village Amaliapolis. Admitst olive trees the house is quiet, but close to everything; the beach, the taverna's and bars of the village. We found the house the perfect spot to explore the surroundings near the lively town of Volos.
Amaliapolis is small, but complete. By car the most relaxed and wide beach of Nies can be reached. It is a great beach for family's with children. Almyros, the town close to Amaliapolis is a most friendly and authentic place; we loved going to the small shops with friendly people. A trip to the amazing monastries of Meteora is also possible and absolutly worth the 2 hour drive.
Everything was perfect for a relaxing, pure Greek holliday. We will definitly return one day.
Owner had arranged a taxi to take us to our destination.
Arrived hot & tired to find a clean,spacious and cool apartment. Basic food & drink supplies had been left in the fridge-everything had been carefully thought through.The apartment was very clean and well equipped. (Bed linen and towels were changed during our stay) The villa is in a peaceful area surrounded by olive groves, plenty of parking spaces if needed. We enjoyed eating out on the balcony in the cool of the evening and mornings. Very few flies! An easy walk to a superb beach-we are keen swimmers and this was by far the safest and cleanest water we have ever been in.Amaliapolis village is beautiful -catering for holiday makers yet not at all 'touristy'
2 Beach bars both tastefully designed allow you to use sunbeds etc as long as you but a drink.At night the local tavernas on the sea front are typically greek and very accommodating.We found everyone so friendly even though our greek is extremely limited! There was a small supermarket and bakery all within walking distance.
We would highly recommend the villa for couples of all ages and it is also ideal for families. If you have a car you can travel further afield as we did and visit fascinating places such as Mount Olympus,the world heritage site at Meteora or numerous archaeological sites plus ferries to the islands. All these are listed in an information booklet in the apartment which was extremely useful and accurate.
After 2 glorious weeks our holiday had to end and we can honestly we had the best of times. A big thank you to the owner!
Amaliapolis is a picturesque seaside village situated on a large bay in the Pagasitic Gulf on the east coast of mainland Greece, 53km south of the lively university city of Volos from where Jason and the Argonauts set sail. It is roughly midway between Athens and Thessaloniki and so well situated for exploring mainland Greece, including the monasteries of Meteora, classical Delphi and other archaeological sites in Magnesia and beyond. There are flights to Volos Airport (22km) at Nea Anchialos March-October with Ryanair, Monarch Airlines, Air Berlin.The house is only 14 km. from the exit for E75 motorway to Athens and Thessaloniki so you can fly to either of these cities. The village itself is surrounded by olive groves and framed by hills - ideal for a wonderfully relaxing Greek seaside holiday. Further inland lie the cotton growing plains of Thessaly. Across the Gulf lies the Pelion Peninsula with skiing in winter and beautiful beaches, mountain villages and spectacular scenery
Other Activities: archaeological sites, day trips to Skiathos island