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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Welcome to our cosy summer house located in a peaceful olive grove, perfect for beach-lovers looking for a quiet stay away from crowds and the city.
Please note that visitors must have a car
The property is located south of Athens in the hills overlooking the seaside town of Anavyssos, popular for its windsurfing and fish restaurants. A pleasant drive from the property is the famous Cape Sounio (15 min away) where the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon (God of the seas) overlook the Aegean Sea. Only a few miles further on is the busy summertime port town of Lavrion, with ferries to nearby islands. Lavrion is well known for its eating houses (fish restaurants, traditional greek cusine) and cafe/bars.
The entire coastline from Athens to Sounio has numerous sandy beaches suitable for swimmers of all ages. Athens International Airport is located a 25 minute drive from the property.
The house is found on a 150 acre olive grove, and has a modern pop-art interior design. Living space is split over a high-ceiling ground floor and a first floor which overlooks the ground floor. The bottom floor includes an open-plan kitchen/lounge room, a double bedroom and bathroom with a shower. The first floor has a bed and a fold-away couch/double bed.
Near by the secluded coves of Anavyssos, where the Aqua Divers Club. can help you to explore the wonderfully transparent sea. Nearby is one of Jacques Cousteau's old bases, the Calypso Hotel .This is wine country, too: call ahead to arrange a visit to Anavyssos's innovative Katogi-Strofilia estate, famous for its boutique whites
After Anavyssos, civilisation becomes thin on the ground. Thimari, with its free beaches, is named after the wild thyme that fills the air. By now, the city feels hundreds of miles away.
But at Attica's southeastern tip lies one last reminder of Athens at the peak of its glory: the ruined Temple of Poseidon, an echo of the Parthenon teetering on the 200ft cliffs of Cape Sounion. For ancient Athenians, this was the last glimpse of home before they sailed into the Aegean, and they gathered here for regattas to keep the sea god on their side. The temple's interior is roped off, but, with a zoom lens, you can see the names of former visitors, including Byron's, chiselled into the columns, For all that, the view over the Saronic Gulf steals the show: sunsets draw coachloads of admirers, who occasionally burst into spontaneous applause.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Anavissos-Legrena 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Athens International Airport 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The East Attica Region
Athens and Attica in general have the most important archaeological monuments (Acropolis, Odeion of Herodes Atticus, Olymbion, Roman Market, Panathinaiko Stadium or Kallimarmaro, The Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, etc). In the capital you will admire many imposing neoclassic buildings, true ornaments of the city (The Greek Parliament, Athens Academy and University, etc). Don't miss visiting the museums hosting unique treasures of our cultural inheritance (Archaeological Museum, Military Museum, Byzantine Museum, etc).
At the far Eastern end of the beach in Anavissos, is an area where scuba divers like to enter the sea. There are many interesting rock formations and underwater fishing is good
Because there is a large protected area where many small fishing boats are anchored, this is an excellent spot to take some great photos. If you are artistically inclined, you could also sit ant sketch or even do some water color painting. Late afternoon is a good time when the light is low.
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3 Nov 2014
"The perfect retreat"
The Olive Grove was a beautiful place to stay. The quality of the accommodation was outstanding, well appointed and with attention to fine detail. It is an idyllic setting in the hills, peaceful and q… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you and the girls. Hope to see you all next time. Regards Eleni
8 Oct 2014
"Beautiful Accommodation in a Stunning Setting"
I stayed here with my husband and 2 young children while visiting Athens for a week. The house was fully equipped with everything that we needed, beautifully decorated and in the loveliest setting wit… More
Thank you for posting the review. It is so helpful to others to read what a former guest has to say.
10 Sep 2014
"Fantastic place for a holiday"
I stayed at Olive Grove with my partner and another couple when we visited Attica for the wedding of our friends. The hotels in the area had mixed reviews so we thought we'd try a holiday rental,… More
Many thanks for your very kind words! I 'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of all that the area has to offer. it was a pleasure having you and your positive attitude and care towards the house are very much appreciated. Hope you get to visit again soon!
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