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Olive Store Cottage

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The Olive Store Cottage.

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Olive Store Cottage was originally built as a 'kalivi', a farm building for storing produce, sheltering animals and for the owners to live when working the land.

In 2005 it was carefully and lovingly restored as a simple but beautiful holiday cottage. It has two large double bedrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. A cosy living and dining room with log burning stove. There is a well equipped kitchen and family bathroom with shower on the ground floor. The upstairs bedroom has an ensuite toilet and washbasin. Outside a covered terrace to enjoy shady summer living and cool evenings.

The owners house is about 70 meters away, and they are on hand to help you enjoy your holiday. Altogether the property is set within 3 acres of gardens, olive grove, orchard and woodland. We overlook the Aegean Sea and in the distance the island of Evia.

At the head of a beautiful valley in the south of the Pelion peninsular, we are in a small hamlet called 'Randi' just 5 minutes by car from the sea side village and harbour of Platanias and from the 'hidden mountain village' of Promiri. This is a fabulous area, relatively undeveloped. It offers visitors excellent beaches, fabulous nature and wildlife. It is a popular area for hiking at any time of year except for the hottest months when the clear warm sea, quiet sandy beaches and wonderful harbourside tavernas will tempt you. In the winter there is a small friendly ski resort at Hania on Mount Pelion.

The owners are happy to help you plan hikes in Pelion and in summer to take you on their small (6 metre) traditional sailing boat 'Kaliope' to explore hidden beaches.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Platanias 4 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Athens, Thessaloniki, Volos
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

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Mainland Greece region

The Greek mainland is often overlooked as a holiday destination, but if you really want to discover the real Greece still unspoiled by mass tourism there are many amazing places for you to discover. The Pelion Peninsular is found about half way between the cities of Thessaloniki and Athens. Mount Pelion is steeped in history and mythology. Just off it's southen tip lie the Islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonnysos. When these beautiful islands are crowded in the summer time you can still enjoy Pelion without the crowds or inflated prices. With three distinctive coastlines it has a real island feel but with the advantage of easy access to the whole of mainland Greece.

The traditional unspoilt Greek holiday that you might think no longer exists is here waiting for you.


The beautiful Pelion peninsula is situated in the prefecture of Magnesia in Thessaly, Central Greece, and offers visitors memories and holidays that they will never forget.

Stunning scenery, luscious nature, great sandy beaches, crystal clear sea, the snow capped mountain, spring water falls, winding cobble-stoned paths, ... all images that will stay with you forever and be cherished whenever you think back to your time spent here in Pelion.

Scattered across the Peninsula are over 70 Pelion villages, all varying in size, from the famous mountainous villages of Tsagarada, Milies and Lafkos, to the beautiful coastal villages of Horto, Milina and Platanias. Pelion is full of magic and scenes of extreme beauty, and is the ideal destination to visit all year round.

During the summer there are many lovely beaches you can visit, with sparkling crystal clean waters and golden sand. The blue waters of the Pagasitic Gulf and Aegean Sea are simply superb, and are perfect for bathing, watersports and relaxation.

Pelion is also cooler than other parts of Greece during the summer, especially, the more mountainous villages.

During the winter, there is the famous ski center of Agriolefkes near the village of Hania, where as well as as offering friendly skiing and snowboarding facilities, you can just enjoy a walk in the snow where you have wonderful sea views across the Aegean sea and also the Pagasitic Gulf. 30 minutes away you can be in the lively coastal city and port of Volos for a real unique mainland Greece experience.

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Review 1-10 of 20

8 Aug 2014


"A ravishing return to Randi!"

This was our second trip to the Olive Store cottage and we have already booked our third! Our last trip was in the autumn, so it was lovely to return in the height of summer (late June/early July) an… More

Thank you for this great review of your second visit to Olive Store Cottage. Nothing gives us more pleasure than welcoming back guests who make regular visits, it means they love this place as much as we do. As you have described there is a great deal to do in Pelion and perhaps you should write a guide book! We look forward to seeing you here again soon. Best wishes Chris and Kathryn

4 Aug 2014


"we will come back"

It was our second stay at Olive Store Cottage; The guests are still so sympatic and helpful. They have some improvements in the house, like an outdoor shower : amazing experience for parents and child… More

Thank you for reviewing us again this year. The improvements we made in the winter have been successful, especially the en suite bathroom upstairs and the outside shower. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit. With best wishes, Chris and Kathryn

27 May 2014


"Springtime in Pelion"

Our second visit to Olive Store Cottage and having stayed last Autumn (October/November) when we enjoyed halcyon days with the beautiful autumnal colours and flowers, it took our breath away when we … More

Thank you for your kind review. Spring time is the most beautiful time to visit us and the display of wild flowers this year was spectactular. We really enjoyed your time here with us and hope to meet you again very soon at Olive Store Cottage.
Best wishes,
Chris and Kathryn

8 Mar 2014


"Peaceful. Nature. Privacy."

This magical place hidden in the forests and hills of Pelion. Beautiful nature, fresh air from the sea, sun. The house fantastic, once you've came in you feeling like you're at home. Kitchen… More

Thank you for your review. We really enjoyed welcoming our first visitor from Moscow and it was great meeting you both. We hope you can come back and visit us again soon. Best wishes Chris and Kathryn

6 Oct 2013


"Paradise in Pelion"

Olive Store cottage is perfecly placed for this glorious part of South Pelion. Platanias is a delightful village, with plenty of good restaurants and a couple of well-stocked small shops. The beach is… More

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure for us to meet you and to spend some time with you during your stay. We hope to meet you again sometime back at the Olive Store Cottage.

5 Oct 2013


"Perfection in the Pelion!"

My husband and I loved our stay at Chris and Kathryn's beautifully restored Olive Store Cottage, near Platanias in the South Pelion. If we could give it six stars instead of five we would!!! Ever… More

Thank you both for this kind review. September was the most perfect month this year and we enjoyed joining you for some walks and sailing too. If you visit again in the spring time it will give you a chance to experience the wonderful spring flowers and trees in blossom. Every season in Pelion has it's own magic, so we hope to see you here again next year.

27 Sep 2013


"A Perfect place to go in South Pelion"

We stay 15 days at the beautiful cottage of Chris and Kathryn perfectly located near Platanias in the middle of Olive trees and with a fantastic view on the see. We are regulars of summer rentals, It … More

Thank you your kind review. We had a lot of fun during the time we spent with you on our sailing adventures and our midnight full moon nature walk. I was very happy not to meet any wild boars face to face. If you get a chance to come and stay again sometime we will try and think up some more unusual activities for you and the boys.

16 Sep 2013


"The place to escape from it all."

Chris and Kathryn could not have been better hosts. They have built a wonderful cottage at the foot of their property where you can retreat from the world and yet explore the Pelion peninsula by foot… More

Thank you for your kind review. Living here sometimes feels like we have found our own paradise. There is something very unique about the South Pelion with it mixture of nature, mountain and coastline. Our pleasure is enhanced by meeting new visitors to this magical place and seeing them experience and discover it for the first time. We really enjoyed meeting you and sharing some time together. We hope you visit us again and use the Olive Store Cottage as your own retreat here in this quiet corner of the world.

13 Sep 2013


"Real holiday for people who like nature and privacy"

The lovely restored Olive Store Cottage was an excellent place for our two families with 4 children. It was easy to feel like home in the perfectly clean, very well equipped and tastefully furnished a… More

Thank you for your review. It makes us realise that what we wanted to create has been achieved. It was a great experience for us to meet your families and to join with you for a day on our boat adventure. We hope to see you again at the Olive Store Cottage sometime. With our best wishes, Chris and Kathryn.

1 Sep 2013



Our stay at the Olive Store Cottage will remain in our memories for ever. We were 6 persons in total (2 couples and 2 boys) and stayed there for two weeks. We really fell in love with the magic and au… More

Thank you for your review of your stay. We are delighted that you had such a great time. For us our small business renting out the cottage gives us a great pleasure. Meeting people from many different countries and cultures enriches our lives, so the enjoyment is shared by us as much as our visitors. We hope to see you again sometime. Our best wishes to all of you, Chris and Kathryn

Review 1-10 of 20

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