Olive Store Cottage
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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|
|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|
|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|
The Magnesia 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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4 Oct 2014
"Hoem from Home"
A wonderful place to stay and relax which really does feel like home being well furnished and decorated with lots of pictures on the walls, books and other home comforts. Chris & Katherine are the i… More
We really enjoyed meeting you and helping you discover a little bit more of Pelion from Olive Store Cottage. We hope you come and visit us again soon. Best wishes, Chris and Kathryn
20 Sep 2014
"Wonderful cottage, wonderful hosts, wonderful part of Greece"
We spent two wonderful weeks in Olive Store Cottage. The house is in a beautiful setting with sea views. The beautifully restored cottage is well-equipped and comfortable and provides a very relaxing … More
Thank you for you kind review. We very much enjoyed your company and our shared activities together. It is always great to meet new visitors who appreciate this wonderful area in the same way that we do. We look forward to welcoming you again if you decide to return in the future. Best wishes, Chris and Kathryn.
3 Sep 2014
This was our second visit to the cottage although we know the surrounding area very well. We were delighted with the changes the owners have made to the house in the intervening period - the addition… More
Thank you for your review. It is always great for us to welcome back returning guests and we are delighted you had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Generally our guests from the UK fly to Greece but it is interesting that you travel here by car and your stay with us is the final destination of a European road trip. What an adventure! We are happy to give visitors advice on planning their own road trips to Olive Store Cottage. We hope to see you here again next year. Best wishes, Chris and Kathryn
29 Aug 2014
"Fantastic house, natural beauty, great hospitality and insight into local community"
The south Pelion and Platanias area is Greece with a difference - all the sun and sea, but with addition of cool forests, running water, and an escape from the crush of the islands. You can go walkin… More
Thank you for your review. You have summed up the various charms and unique elements of Pelion beautifully. We are glad you captured the magic of the place. It was a real pleasure meeting you and your family and we hope you come and visit us again before too long. Best wishes
21 Aug 2014
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans ce petit coin de paradis.L'accueil par nos hôtes est fabuleux et chaleureux et la maison est très jolie,très confortable et super bien équipée.Nou… More
We are sorry not to reply in French but we thank you for helping us recall some of our French language from our school days. It was a real pleasure to have you and your family staying as guests in the cottage. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Best wishes Chris and Kathryn.
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.
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.
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