Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Athenea apartment is located just five minutes' walk from the beaches of Empúries, on the outskirts of the town often referred to as one of Spain's best kept secrets, quiet and peaceful, it is only ten minutes walk from L'Escala's traditional old town.The apartment has easy access to all amenities, including the local market for bargain hunting, and many excellent restaurants for eating out.
A good sized 3 bed apartment, with one double, two twin bedrooms and two bathrooms Athenea is ideal for families or couples alike. Leading from the living room is a spacious balcony with table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco. This well furnished apartment also offers air conditioning a must during the summer months.
The apartment complex has a well kept community garden and pool, which has a shallow end perfect for the children.
A good location with all facilities and beaches close, also lots to see and do in the surrounding areas, a car is not essential, however the apartment does have a secure underground parking space if required. A good location with something to do for all ages locally or in the surrounding areas.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Empúries 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Girona 45 km, Nearest railway: Figueres / Flaçà 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
This apartment has a fully fitted kitchen that allows you the flexibility to dine in or out.
Bath and hand towels provided.
Cot and highchair available on request.
Beds are freshly made for your arrival.
|Further details outdoors|
Athenea apartments are well kept and located in Camp dels pillans area of L'Escala, short walk from Empuries beaches. There is a small local shop, selling fresh bread daily and other essentials.
Some great walks, cycling, with horse riding nearby.
Can be flexible on arrival and departure days.
Indoor towels provided however need to bring own beach towels.
Secure, private underground car park.
No pets allowed.
The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region
Catalunya is a region in nothern spain just south of the French boarder. The Costa Brava runs along the coast of this region with small and large coastal resorts all along. L'Escala is situated in the province of Girona. The capital of Girona offers a wide range of architecture and culture to investigate including the famous Arabic baths and Jewish quarter. The town of Figueras is only 25 mins away, famous for Salvador Dali, housing the museum of his works in the town centre.
The area enjoys a warm, gentle, Mediterranean climate, characterised by hot, dry summers and moderate winters, which explains why the beaches are a major part of the area´s attraction.
The area surrounding L'Escala provides ample opportunity for cycling, walking, visits to mountain areas or just relaxing.
Catalonia has two official languages, Catalan and Spanish. Most of the local population habitually speak Catalan, and all the population understand and can express themselves perfectly well in Spanish.
L'Escala town has a wide selection of restaurants to suit all tastes, with a traditional spanish feel. It is a former fishing village which is famous for the locally caught anchovies still sold today. Surrounded by beautiful blue flag beaches, with crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
A smaller holiday resort with limited hotels, more an area of private apartments and villas available for rent all year round.
Camp dels pillans is only a short walk from L'Escala centre and is close to the walkway along the beaches of St.Marti, allowing easy access to many beaches with different facilities to suit your tastes.
Places of interest to visit would include:
Roman Ruins at Empúries
Local beaches and old town
museum of Salt and Anchovies
Figueres and Dalí Museum
Girona City Centre. To name a few.
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24 Aug 2013
"Excellent Apartment and Holiday"
Myself and my other half took 3 teenagers here on holiday in August. We had a great holiday and the apartment was the perfect base for us all. Its superbly decorated and very clean with facilities suc… More
17 Aug 2013
"Better than expected"
We had a lovely time. The photos did not do the property justice. The atmosphere was lovely and close to supermarkets and beaches.… More
23 Oct 2012
"The perfect apartment, near to the beaches and the town"
The apartment is located adjacent to a main roundabout, which at first seems to be away from town and the beaches, however, we soon discovered that once we'd crossed the road by the roundabout, the beautiful beaches of L'escala were just a leisurely 10 minute walk away at most. The town itself is a similar distance and the the location of the apartment becomes a real bonus at the end of the day, allowing us that short distance away from the beaches and the town at the end of each evening. The apartment is very well presented, very tastefully furnished and extremely well maintained. The balcony faces the sunny side of the building, overlooking an equally well maintained outside swimming pool and lawn. There's a reasonably well stocked LIDL store just 5 minutes walk from the apartment and a larger super-store another 5 minutes away. The apartments were relatively peaceful in the evenings allowing us to enjoy the balcony area and relax at the end of each day. Barcelona is a 95 minute Express train journey away; the nearest station being at Flaca', a 15-20 minute taxi ride from L'escala.
We had a great week in this apartment and in the area of L'escala itself and I would recommend this as a holiday destination
26 Mar 2012
"Fabulous apartment in a lovely part of Spain - highly recommended"
This was our third time at the apartment which is spacious and well equipped and furnished. The apartment block and pool are also very clean and quiet. Lovely sunny balcony and parking included.
Some lovely beaches within walking distance and plenty of restaurants. Nearby town of L'escala and village of Saint Marti both within walking distance and nice atmosphere in the evenings.
Would go again. Lots to do and see in the wider area also.
21 Mar 2012
"A great Spanish experience"
I was joined by 4 fellow golfers and we stayed at Athenea 1 for 4 days. After a short trip from the airport it was easy to find the accommodation. They say that first impressions count. Well this is certainly true as a lot of thought had obviously gone into the layout of the apartments, the grounds and the centrally located swimming pool. The apartment was spacious, contemporary and very clean, which made it very relaxing. We played golf at Emporda, which has two fabulous golf courses. We were a pleasant walk from the town and beach and had no trouble finding decent places to eat. The food and wine was excellent as were the people. A very enjoyable break.
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