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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
At the foot of Mount Olympus, just by the sea of Thermaikos gulf, the Villa Platamonas awaits you all through the year to offer you unforgettable holidays.
A beautiful villa that combines comfort with elegance and makes the most of its location in front of the Aegean sea. There are olives trees galore, figs, pomegranates, grapes and the full range of wild herbs. Feel free to help yourself! In the spring the wildflowers are breathtaking.
From the villa there is no better view of the Aegean Sea, Mount Olympus and the Byzantine Castle where, during the summer, performances, music concerts and other cultural events take place within the frame of the Olympus Festival. Even the sun sets in precisely the right spot. The bay is perfect for both children and strong swimmers and, apart from June, July and August, you may well have the whole beach to yourselves.
The village of Platamonas is walking distance from Villa Platamonas and is considered one of the most known tourist resorts of the region. There are manyl stores, cafes and restaurants. It is suitable for family vacations but is also the ideal place for those that seek intense nightlife. The numerous little taverns on the picturesque bays and the beach bars and night-clubs on the road along the coast will satisfy even the most demanding visitor. It also has a harbour where you can anchor your craft.
The owners would be happy to give advice on the local area; point out the best places to eat and generally make sure that your holiday is as enjoyable as possible. They are always available on the phone to deal with any problems or questions.
The Villa is on 2 levels: Upper (1st floor) and Ground. The Upper and Ground levels are connected by a staircase. It is perfectly light and is nice and cool in the summer. Bedrooms 1-3 are on the Ground level. The 2 Kings have balconies leading out to the large patio area and the other bedroom is opposite the large family bathroom. All bedrooms have air conditioning, Cocomat beds and boast built in wardrobes and French windows overlooking the amazing views. The Upper level has an open plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room with fireplace and air conditioning that connects to a massive terrace where one can enjoy moments of relaxation with the family or a barbecue with friends in a magical atmosphere. The big terrace and patio are the highlights of the property from where a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea, Mount Olympus and the Byzantine Castle can be enjoyed to the full!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||50 meters|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Thessaloniki Macedonia Airport 120 km, Nearest railway: Thessaloniki - Neoi Poroi Station 124 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||4 Sofa beds, King Beds (2), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
About this location
The Pieria Region
Villa Platamonas is situated at the foot of Mount Olympus, the mountain of the twelve gods, at the very point where legendary mountain reflects its green mass in the deep blue Thermaikos gulf.
Platamonas is a seaside resort located in the region of Central Macedonia. The resort is regarded as one of the most important tourist destinations in Pieria with green landscapes, beautiful beaches and crystalline waters. No wonder this resort has turned into a remarkable destination. Platamonas may be a starting point for exploring the prefecture of Pieria, continental Greece and the Greek islands.
The most important attraction is the Venetian Castle. The resort has numerous restaurants, hotels and campgrounds. During the summer the number of tourists increases to 120,000. A large number of visitors come from Eastern Europe but also from Greece as the resort is also very popular for Greek tourists.
According to Greek tradition, its name originates either from the platan trees or from the broad sandy beaches, both of which can be found in the areas surrounding the resort.
Most people know the Pieria region and Mount Olympus from the Greek mythology. Others know about this place from the tourists that have visited it. Even so, most of the tourists that have visited the place agree: Pieria is even more beautiful and thrilling in reality.
Very few places in the world associate endless beaches with their golden sand and clean sea, the mountains full of history and natural beauty, tourism organization with excellent prices in such a pleasant way. All these are connected in an excellent local infrastructure of roads, highways and rail roads.
Few other places in the world are blessed with 70 miles of shore, home to such different kinds of holidays, from quiet family holidays to weekend breaks for those young and restless tourists. Few places indeed offer such diversity in terms of entertainment, recreation and cultural life, due to their geographical diversity, secular history and especially the hospitality, friendship, diligence and consistency of people in the region.
The center of the resort is very picturesque and modern. It is full of souvenir shops and supermarkets. The hustle and bustle of the resort is observed mainly in the evening hours, when it is cooler and tourists go sightseeing.
Nearby is the tallest mountain in Greece, the famous Mount Olympus.
Platamonas is connected to the cities of Katerini and Larissa through the bus and train transportation system. With its calm and laid back atmosphere, high vegetation, panoramic views, the Venetian castle and the traditional settlement of Palios Panteleimonas in the area, Platamonas makes an ideal destination for a short visit and a break from the city.
The settlement is approximately 7 km away from the traditional and scenic settlement of Palios Panteleimonas a popular destination for its stunning panoramic view and graphic restaurants.
The planned restoration of the old railway line, which is still to be seen running along the seafront, shows imagination and pride in the past.
Olympus, the legendary mountain where the ancient Greek mythology was born. The residence of the 12 Gods, the countless demigods and heroes, the Nymphs and the Muses. It is the highest and most sacred mountain of Greece. On the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, with its highest peak, Mitikas (2,917 m), Olympus is famous not only for its mystic character, but also for its rare flora and fauna, small rivers, waterfalls, caves and forests, its peaks and steep rocky slopes, its monasteries and churches, its shelters and taverns. According to the Greek mythology, here, the twelve Gods defeated the Titans and established their reign. They fed on ambrosia and nectar, which certifies the excellent quality of local products (plants and wine). The thunderbolts of the mountain were the weapons of Zeus. In ancient Dion, on the roots of Olympus, Olympian Zeus was worshiped. In the wider area, the legend of ancient, wonderful lyrist Orpheus floats in the air. For the sake of his beloved woman, Orpheus bewitched even Hades, but found an awful death by the Maenads. The slopes and peaks of Olympus are a centre of attraction for climbers from all over the world, while they hide dangers, surprises and intense emotions, and its tranquil forested side has zealous fans of all ages.
The Pierian Mountains also have many and rare beauties, traditional hamlets and the famous ski centre of Elatochori, with modern facilities and ski runs.
The imposing medieval Castle of Platamon that has been standing proud for 10 centuries, at the gate of Thermaic gulf. The former guardian of pirates now stands proud and watches the ships of the Aegean Sea.
The surrounding beaches on a coastline of more than 70 km (it has been noted as the “Greek or Olympic Riviera”), with a variety of coasts (fine sand, pebbles, pine trees, hydro biotopes) and warm and clear sea. They are surrounded by hamlets with excellent tourist infrastructures, cosmopolitan environment and exciting nightlife.
The stone-built hamlets of Old Skotina, Old Panteleimon, Old Poroi, Ampelakia and Litochoro.
The wineries of Rapsani and many other areas in the Wine Roads.
The hamlet of Ampelakia, on Kisavos, with the mansion houses and its Folk Museum.
The very notable archaeological area of Dion, the sacred town of Macedonians, dated in the 5th century B.C.
The Tempi valley with the famous river of Pinios flowing through it.
Agro-tourism facilities § Sanative drinkable waters (Red Water)
Forests with planes and chestnuts
The ancient towns of Vergina and Pella, capitals of powerful Macedonia, with royal tombs and many findings and monuments
The gigantic Rocks of Meteora, a global ecological phenomenon which is also an important monument of Orthodoxy.
Swimming, sunbathing, fishing, rowing and water sports,
Paragliding and other air sports,
Theatrical performances and concerts in the Castle of Platamon and Ancient Dion, within the framework of the Olympus Festival,
Visits to wineries,
Ski and snowboard,
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12 Nov 2013
"We'll be back !"
We visited Platamonas for a week of pure relaxation and we weren't disappointed. The Villa is a dream to look at and even better to stay at. The attention to detail is incredible, the view specta… More
19 Mar 2013
"An Amazing Area To Visit !"
We booked Villa Platamonas through the internet and although the pictures were beautiful we were not sure what to expect. The reality was even better! It's a paradise!! When we arrived, a basket of fruit and drinks were waiting for us and we found this a very polite gesture. The Villa is just 5 minutes from the town and the beach is even closer. The Villa has its privacy and it is in a very quiet place with spectacular views. Within a 5 minute distance you will find a super market, pharmacy, bakery and some nice and cheap traditional taverns. There are endless beaches close to the Villa and we tried most of them. We enjoyed the beach bars and the nightlife was absolutely fantastic! We are experienced travellers but we don't find places like that easily. The kitchen was fully equipped and the furniture brand new and very beautiful. The owners provided us with a list of useful information about where to visit and where and what to eat. Again, the views, the decoration, and the little details everywhere, the lovely comfortable bedrooms and linens, the taverns, the sights, beaches and nightlife as well as a very delightful owner, made our stay unforgettable! We are planning a return trip to Villa Platamonas very soon.
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