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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 359350
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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|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Check in time:||12:00|
|Check out time:||12:00|
|Nearest beach||Anavissos-Legrena 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|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|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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).
Just outsisde of Lavrio, going toward the electrical power plant, you will see on the north slope of a hill beside the highway going to Athens, 'Lavriou,' an amphitheatre. This is the oldest theatre in Greece...over 3,000 years old. It is called Thoriko.
The tunnels and shafts dug to reach the layers of minerals in the ancient mines, created massive amounts of debris near the mine entrances. It is possible, to this day, to find a large variety of minerals quite easily. Despite the highly developed metallurgical techniques in the factories, the remnants of which are very well preserved in Lavrion , the Ancient Greeks could not take out all the silver from the ore and after smelting used to dump the slag into the sea. The sea water, which contained minerals penetrated into the slag for thousands of years and reacted with other trace elements. This chemical reaction resulted in the growth of perfect crystals of various minerals , some of which are very rare and exist only in Lavrion. In the winter, when the heavy seas deposit these crystals on the beaches, many collectors come to Lavrion to find them.
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
Close by is the famous Aqua Divers Club
Aqua Divers Club in Greece, a PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort caters for both novice and certified scuba divers. The dive shop is located at the Calypso Hotel km 48.5 Athens – Souniou Avenue, a stone's throw from Athens, 25 minutes from El. Venizelos Airport and not far from the famous temple of Poseidon, situated at Cap Sounio.
The dive shop offers scuba divers and snorkellers a comprehensive selection of PADI scuba diving courses with all the necessary multi media equipment for scuba teaching/training purposes, daily boat and shore fun dives, and scuba/snorkelling equipment for rental or sale. It is one of the few dive shops in the Attica region with its feet or fins almost touching the water, so easy access to the sea for both novice and certified scuba divers.
The Calypso Hotel, where the dive shop is situated, was established during the 1960's and was one of the bases utilized by Jacques Cousteau during his visits to Greece. Following in his father's footsteps, Jean Michel, his son, stayed at this hotel during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. So the Calypso Hotel has a long association with the history of scuba diving.
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