Villa in Schinias, Marathon, Athens Attica, Greece - You Have The Feeling Of Being In A Far Away Aegean Island, While You Are So Close To Everything
I am Michael, the property manager and I will be glad to welcome you in the "Stone Castle Villa". I speak Greek and English.
Why Michael chose Marathonas
By the very moment you enter in the settlement where the Villa is located, you feel something clearly different. A great impression from the view of the sea and a feeling of calmness. You think you are somewhere very far, while you are less than an hour from Athens down town! So it combines the best of both worlds.
What makes this Villa unique
This is a very rare building. Its plot is overlooking the bay and the open sea, its inspired traditional architecture, the natural materials its built from and the way its furnished makes all the difference. They are creating a feeling of security, calmness, immediacy and relaxation. It is luxurious and has all amenities, but its definitely a country home, to help you change your usual daily surroundings. Besides, what is the different you experience, if you are in nature but in an urban environment? This is what you are supposing to change when you come close to nature! There is no visitor who came to this house and felt anything less than deeply impressed! You are invited to share and live this experience!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
allowed in external spaces
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Minimum occupancy 10 persons for high season and parts of medium season (please enquire)
Bookings in high season must start and finish on Saturdays, for more than a week bookings please make 2 weekly. For more than 2 weeks please inquire
Cancellation policy: if it is rented to others for same period for equal or more rent, payments done are returned, for less just difference is kept.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Amazing property, just what we needed.
The pictures do not do this place justice, it is amazing. We picked this villa as a present for my husband’s 60th birthday which also including having all 5 of our daughters, their partners and grandchildren and mum in law, one even coming from Canada. It was a brilliant place to have all 18 of us - 4 generations in total ranging from 18 months to 88 yrs!!! under the same roof. The different sections of the villa allowed everyone their own space but also a lovely gathering spot by the pool where we could enjoy each other’s company and watch the grandchildren getting to know each other in the pool. Michael was an amazing host and helped us out with suggestions of where to go and where to eat out. The only thing we would say is that you MUST have a car as it is quite a distance from anywhere. We had one as our mum is 88 - glad we did so spent time ferrying other family members to the beach etc. Even saying that we would highly recommend this villa it has everything you could possibly need and more.
Thank you so much Michael and your sister and her incredible team of cleaners. This was our once in a lifetime trip and we know we will be talking about it for many years to come.
Even better in Person-Fabulous
I love it when the place is even better in person! This was the case with the Stone Castle Villa has the most amazing view of the Aegean. The house is beautiful, and the host has thought of everything. Michael is a top notch host, exhibiting gracious hospitality which made us all so very comfortable. Our party of 10 loved it!
Perfect villa for family holiday
We were a group of 15, away for a family celebration. The villa was perfect. The two wings and guest house gave plenty of space for everyone to spread out while also having enough large communal areas for everyone to gather. The villa really is like a small stone castle, full of character and charm. Michael was very accommodating and went out of his way to make sure our stay was ejnoyable. He was easily contactable and was able to give great advice on what to do in the area and what would be open (we were away over Easter). If you want to get away as a group and spend time in a tranquil part of Greece then this villa is perfect.
A beautiful house with a great owner!
The villa is stunning - great sea views and incredibly spacious (we were a group of 21 staying in the villa and it didn't feel crowded). The villa is in a very quiet location and we never had any issues with making noise in the evening. It is located a short drive from a beach, which is very quiet but also has beach clubs with paddle boarding, volleyball etc. It is also easy to get into Athens and to other sites in the area. Michael was a fantastic host - he gave us lots of tips for restaurants and what to see in the area. He also had beers and snacks ready for our arrival and cooked us a delicious dinner one night! We would all 100% recommend staying at this villa.
really really nice
everything about stone castle villa was really good; the villa itself, the location, Michael (the owner) & the views. The Villa is only about 45 minutes from the airport but shares almost no immediate neighbours so really creates the feel that you have your own bit of the coastline to yourselves. The coastline itself presents a great location for running, with stunning views in either direction with plentiful opportunities for swimming and rock jumping.
There is a long and pretty beach not from the villa (can be walked to) which has a couple of beach bars/clubs. Would def recommend Karavi beach club which offers plentiful modern seating, good music, windsurfing/paddle boarding and volleyball (which if your group is large enough we'd definitely recommend).
Also if you are a cheese aficionado, you should definitely visit the Paradise restaurant which is between the beach and the villa, and to try their "fried hard cheese/saganaki", which is particularly special.
Finally Michael was a superb host and was incredibly attentive and accommodating leading up to and during our stay.
A fab holiday - made even better by a great host
Eleven shapenote singers (3 couples and 5 singles) had a great week in the Stone Castle Villa, just after the school holidays were over.
The Villa was immaculately cleaned prior to our arrival – Michael has furnished the place really tastefully (mostly with English fixtures and fittings by the looks of things). Space was the key to our choice of Stone Castle Villa, but it delivered much more than that – two brilliantly equipped kitchens and 3 or 4 spacious sitting rooms and reclining areas, including the pool surrounds. The lift was a bonus – given the amount of water and wine we managed to consume! Everybody who wanted their own bedroom was accommodated and Michael seems to be on a continual upgrade path with the beds and some of the other facilities. The accommodation would easily cope with a couple of sizeable families – where youngsters need their own space.
Apart from the ‘singers’ who had some great performances both in the villa and outside, the Villa was really well sited for access to Athens, as well as the Marathon area and some very attractive beaches nearby. We were very pleased to have a couple of cars for dropping people off at the nearest beach which is a couple of miles away, and for shopping/touristy trips.
The house is completely private on a sparsely-populated section of the coastline. The pool area is beautiful – including the charming cat, christened Homer, who had very sophisticated tastes (although he was feral, and ate anything including uncooked tomatoes!).
Highly recommended – the welcome and hospitality of Michael was exceptional – we were all homesick the moment we left. We’ll be back!
Sea by the cliffs 300 mts/320 yards from the villa,. Schinias beach 1800 mts/ 1950 yards from the villa is rated among the best of Athens beaches. Ideal for children, with sandy, shallow, crystal clear waters, mostly calm, with a cone forest in the back reaching to the waters edge and extends to 6km /3.8mi! You can find tavernas, quiet spots, social spots and the the trendiest beach and water sports clubs for socializing. Water ski, wake board, tubes, windsurfing, beach volley and many more.
Athens international airport El Venizelos, is 43km/26.9mi far. Piraeus sea port 59km/36.9mi. Rafina sea port 26km/16.3mi. National Motorway network 30km/18.8mi.
Sea (cliffs side) 300mts/320yds. Sea (sandy beach) 1800m/1925yds. Beach Cubs 5,5km/3.4mi.
Mini Market 300mts/320yds. Tavernas (nearest) 1800mts/1925yds. Marathon Village (banks, pharmacy, hair dresser, all shops, super market) 12km/7.5mi. Marathon Timvos (café, tavernas, super market) 9,5km/5.9mi , Nea Makri (big city) 16,5km/10mi
Schinias National Park 2km. Olympic Rowing & Canoeing centre 5,5km.
Nearest Bus Station 1800m. Nearest Metro Station 38km. Athens down town / Acropolis 50km.
Appart from the top class beach, the ecology interest of the NATURA 2000 Schinias National Park, the Archaeological sites of Marathon and Ramnous, you are only 1 hour away from the centre of Athens, with its world class monument Acropolis and the vast cultural and recreational possibilities this busy city has to offer.