|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa Apoikia with a total floor area of 250m² (250sqm) is a one of a kind and offers an extraordinary setting for a dream vacation. The distinctive combination of breathtaking views, modern amenities, privacy, luxury and comfort makes this villa an exceptional vacation spot.
Villa Apoikia built on a hillside 400m above sea level, in a peaceful spot framed by the beautiful countryside on the north east side of the island of Andros. Due to the amazing location, you have panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, while hawks and eagles are hovering in the sky above.The view and the absolute privacy is what sets this property apart of any other on the island.
Some places blend so naturally with their surroundings that one has to assume they have been there for ever. This is the case with Villa Apoikia, where traditional local neo-classical design blends naturally with contemporary luxury.. Built in a private estate of 8.800m² less than a decade ago, the villa seems like one with nature that surrounds it and as if it was build 100 years ago in the tradition of the affluent village houses of Apoikia and Stenies, the houses of Sea Captains and Ship Owners that bear witness to the shipping past of the island.
The villa's outdoor space is very generous with its two outside sitting areas and a 2.500m² garden from where one can enjoy the picturesque views:
• A shaded terrace protected from the wind is appointed with charcoal barbecue and outdoor gas grill and a big white marble dining table that seats 10 people. This is perfect for a long Greek lunch or dinner and offers more spectacular views to the village of Apoikia.
• The covered front balcony with an amazing sea view is also an ideal place to sit, eat, relax and spend memorable moments.
• The garden of the house is an abundance of olive trees, fruit trees, bushes and flowering plants delighting the senses.
The property offers extreme privacy, impeccable grounds and it is constantly cooled by the Aegean breezes and bathed all day long by the world famous Cycladic sunlight, offering the very essence of Aegean island living. There is no need for air conditioning.
Villa Apoikia combines traditional architecture with the luxury of modern conveniences, elegance and comfort. You are offered many living levels with such visual excitement that you become a part of its spirit. The villa's interior is just as unique as its exterior. It embodies the minimal design with comfort at its best. From the kitchen, to dinning area, to the living room, to all bedrooms and bathrooms, the style, design and function are very consistent and harmonious. Design touches and spacious bedrooms and bathrooms create a balance underlined by the dramatic views of the Aegean from every corner of Villa’s grounds. Once you drive through the main gate, you know you are somewhere special.
The open plan has a dining area with an open kitchen and an impressive living room with a fire place and a traditional wooden ceiling that is really a piece of art that can keep your interest throughout your whole stay. In spite of great views and dramatic scenery outside, eyes are inevitably drawn to the wooden ceiling and there is no one who entered the house that was not impressed by the beauty of the ceiling.
All three bedrooms in the main floor are big, all of them are facing the sea with spectacular views, and all of them have balconies or terraces. Everything is bathed in light; these are bedrooms to linger in. The two bathrooms in the main floor are equipped with modern double sinks and walk-in showers.
The studio in the lower section of the main building is very spacious (75sqm) with direct access to the garden. It communicates with an internal staircase with the main floor and is independent with its modern bathroom.
All major rooms open to a patio, garden, balcony or terrace, where one can dine, sunbathe or lounge undisturbed. Besides the fireplace in the living room there is a very functional electrical heating in all rooms, making the house very comfortable even during the winter months.
Villa Apoikia is tastefully decorated with minimal design furniture, ecofriendly materials, earth tone coloring and floors from natural wood. Here attention has been paid to every detail. The lighting both in the day, but also at night seems almost magic, unexpected and dramatic and makes the house very cozy and romantic, the perfect stage for entertaining.
This is a house with intimate charm, elegance and style, without compromising the needs of a modern, contemporary home. It is a place where you can lounge and relax away from it all at a secluded location only 10 min car drive away from Chora Andros (the island’s Capital). Guests can also take their pick of the beach side taverns and restaurants near by.
There is a large choice of things to do :
• Exciting hiking: Villa Apoikia is ideally situated in the middle of a hiking trail, which leads from Chóra - Apíkia - Katakaléï - Vourkotí and back,one of the most beautiful hikes on the island of Andros, because of the marvellous trail between Chóra and Apíkia, the wonderful kalderími between Katakaléï and Vourkotí, the great location of Vourkotí and the fantastic views along the way. Therefore, this hike gets a maximum evaluation of ****.
[Updated by Raymond on May 14th, 2011 and by Dany Boute on April 16th, 2014.] (Source:http://www.cycladen.be/Chora%20Androu-VourkotiEngFrame.htm)
• Visit the Beach : There are several beaches just down the road (Yalia or PisoYalia) and some of the most beautiful beaches of the island are just a short drive from the property (Achla beach, Vori beach)
• Visit the picturesque villages of the island
• Visit the famous monasteries of the island
• Lounge in the outdoor cafes in the pedestrian main street of Chora and visit the town’s worldclass museums.
The Villa Apoikia is a place where one can live either indoors or outdoors, admiring the marvelous view while enjoying the songs of the cicadas and the humming of the bees, watching partridges, grouses, hawks and eagles hover over the hills under the blue Aegean sky.
This spectacular home offers the most sought afterluxury in our troubled times, i.e. TRANQUILITY, PEACE and SECLUSION.
I grew up in Athens and I studied mechanical engineering in Germany (Karlsruhe). I live and work in Athens
Chronis Stavrinos purchased this villa in 2005
My wife and I travelled in Andros for many years. We bought this piece of land many years ago and we decided to build our holiday house less than a decade ago with much love and with respect to the surrounding nature and to the local neo-classical tradition of the wealthy houses of the nearby villages.
The whole decoration was made from my wife with an excellent result.
My dream is in the future to live the whole year in this house in Andros which offers the combination of breathtaking views, modern amenities, privacy, luxury and comfort.
The combination of breathtaking views, modern amenities, privacy, luxury and comfort makes this villa an exceptional holiday spot
My turn to thank you and your wife for the excellent welcome we got and for the time we spent in your wonderful house in Andros. I told some friend of mine to keep your contact details.
I will write on Abritel our satisfaction to stay in your house and the quality of the relation with the owners.
We will be for sure very happy to be back with the nice weather we miss in Andros for more time.
If you have some request from France do not hesitate to give my phone number to explain the quality of your house.
WE HAD A WONDERFULL HOLIDAY IN A DREAM HOUSE, ISOLATED AND QUIET, WITH A SPLENDID VIEW OF THE SEA
For the first time ever, our entire family -- six adults and two children, three generations -- gathered in Greece this summer for a week's vacation. Villa Apoikia was the perfect place for us, comfortable and quiet, with incredible views and a variety of hikes, just a few miles from Andros town and our favorite beach. The home is architecturally impressive and beautifully set up for guests, with a safe garden for the children to play in, adequate cooking facilities, and very gracious hosts. Villa Apoikia has our highest recommendation.
We rented the villa for a week for 9 persons and we enjoyed it thoroughly! The villa is beautifully decorated in cozy country style - the pictures do not do it justice! The description of the villa is very accurate - it has three bedrooms on the ground floor and one suite on a lower floor which still has full natural lighting. The kitchen was well stocked with all the equipment we needed including espresso maker, microwave, etc. We had a lovely BBQ outside on the patio - you could choose from gas or charcoal grill.
The owners, Chronis & Kali, are wonderful and very helpful - they gave us advice on restaurants, attractions, etc.
The villa is secluded on a mountain on its own - so if you enjoy peace and quiet - this is the place to go. It has a lovely garden and wonderful views of the nearby villages and sea.
For us, the location was also excellent because it was close enough to go to Chora in a 10 minutes and the lovely beach of Piso Gialia. We enjoyed the walk to the waterfall in Pithora - just in Apoikia village. We also enjoyed a visit to the cave - FOROS - in Alladinou. The island is windy though! The villa needs no A/C as it is always cool especially at night!
We highly recommend this villa for anyone that wants an luxury accommodation at affordable rates. I would recommend the option of including wifi possibility as an optional extra feature.
Thanks again Chronis & Kali!
We spent a week in this splendid house, welcome by the owner as Family coming for vacation.
So many things to say, first we arrived in a great area, with a nice view all around and in front of the sea. Then we get in this splendid house designed with taste and delicacy.
Every room is specific with bathroom where you can spend a lot of time !
I really felt the same way I feel home, walking in the garden done and worked as a diamond.
PS: I have no link with the owner :-) but really appreciate the way he welcome us in Greece.
My opinion is Yes you can rent without any trouble with house.
Andros, the most northerly of the Greek Cyclades islands, is known for its lush vegetation, distinctive historic architecture and stone-terraced hillsides. The 144-square-mile island is green and mountainous with pretty, secluded bays on the east and larger, more developed beaches and resort towns on the west. Andros is located in the Cyclades and its about 2.5 h from Athens Airport (port of Rafina). The villa is a situated 400 m above the sea level with a panoramic sea view. Andros is the greenest among all the Cycladic islands. Andros is also famous for its numerous springs.Close by are numerous beaches and other settlements connected by a network of footpaths. Just 4 km by car is the Andros capital (Chora). Chóra (sometimes also called Andros), on the east side of the island, is really a whole world of difference. This town is very picturesque,
Situated on a protruding rock, between the beaches of Nimborió and Parapórti. The long, central street, with marble pavement is a pedestrian area. It runs between beautiful, large houses and along a couple of pleasant squares with peaceful restaurants and many zacharoplastía (pastry shops). This street goes all the way to the summit of the protruding rock, with remnants of the Venetian kástro, established in 1207 by Marino Dandolo. Especially in spring and autumn Chóra is a haven of peace. The town boasts of imposing Neoclassic architecture, museums of international fame, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Archaeological Museum. There is also a Naval Museum since Andros has a great maritime tradition. The town also features a number of restaurants, bars, nightlife and a delightful outdoor cinema. The island offers many local tavernas offering delicious traditional food, various monuments, Byzantine monasteries and churches, and superb natural environment. It is a green island, with a lot of water, many beaches and emerald blue sea. Added to that, a visitor can combine the worldliness or tranquility of the nearby sea with the wildlife of the mountain.Whoever wishes to know the authentic Andros, they need do no more than hike the trails.
Andros is truly a trekkers paradise more information see: http://www.cycladen.be/AndrosEng.htm. Andros has long been known to the selected few for its off season hiking trips and Villa Apoikia is ideally situated for such holidays.
You can reach Gavrio, the main port of the island, by a boat from Rafina (distance 37 n.m.). The trip takes 2 hours (1 hour by a fast ship). There is a frequent service, which intensifies during summer
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$558|
A security deposit of 500€ is required, which will be refunded.