Discover the lovely northeast coast of Athens and the National Park of Schinias Marathon, the most important coastal ecosystem in Attica. Our fully furnished house is located at Kato Souli near the National Park of Schinias, the Pine forest and the beach. It consists of 1 bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower and a dining area for 6 which opens to a cozy space of a living room with fireplace. The house is set in a large garden and can comfortably sleep up to 2 people.
-Fresh sheets and towels are provided and the house is cleaned before each visit.
-You will have the privacy of the entire house and garden.
-Once a booking is made we will contact you with a confirmation email containing important information such as directions and check in instructions.
-Someone will always be there to welcome you at the house when you arrive.
-We would like also to inform you that Home Rentality provides transfer services, 7 days a week. Pick-up transportation is available upon arrangement and the payment is done directly to the driver. Feel free to contact us for further details.
Location & Attractions:
Schinias is found 49km northeast of Athens and is a seaside area where the beach can be easily accessed on foot. Here visitors have the option not only of staying by the beach but also going into Athens historic and multicultural center in order to see the sites. For many years now, it remains one of the most popular beaches in the suburbs of Athens, bathed by the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. This region is a well-known site, since it is the place where the famous battle of Marathon between the Greeks and the Persian army took place in 490 BC.
''The area of Schinias has changed remarkably since the 1920’s, due to human pressures.The first attempt to build the area began in 1923 when a land between the forest and the wetland was allocated to the refugees from the Asia Minor. A settlement was established named Kato Souli. Since the 1960’s the allotment has proceeded quickly. During the time Greece was claiming for the Olympic Games, the Committee suggests Schinias for the construction of the Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Center. The Committee votes for the semi-drained wetland to construct the lake. It must be taken into consideration the ecological value and importance of the area, it was the only place nearby Athens with so huge amount of fresh water. Finally the Ministry of Environment established the National Park of Schinias – Marathon in 2000, divided in 8 Zones of protection. The water coming to the wetland through Makaria spring increases the level of the water in the wetland and reduces its salinity with remarkably positive effects on the birdlife. Τhe conditions are really favorable for increase of biodiversity and the development of a lake ecosystem of ecological interest. The area includes a variety of habitats and wetlands which are unique for Attica and rare for Greece. In a relatively small area, the vegetation of sandy coasts, and the forest of P. pinea - P. halepensis, the vegetation of the wetlands (fresh and brackish waters) and the bushy vegetation of the surrounding hills coexist. *Park your car in parking lots and walk as much as possible in nature. The area will easily reveal the beauty and secrets if you come in contact with her and not through the windows of a vehicle.''
-The Lake Marathon, which is faced with a huge Pentelic marble dam, the same marble used to build the Parthenon. This lake used to be the unique water source of Athens until 1956.
-The Archaeological Museum of Marathon-The Run Museum
-The ruins of the Doric Temple of Nemesis (435 BC), goddess of retribution as well as the 6th century small temple of Themis , goddess of justice and law, are located nearby.