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Cosy studio in Olive Grove House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

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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.Please note that visitors must have a car and love animals, as we have Jack, our very friendly dog on the property.Jack is fantastic with children and is of minimal nuisance overall 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. The studio itself is ideal for a

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.Please note that visitors must have a car and love animals, as we have Jack, our very friendly dog on the property.Jack is fantastic with children and is of minimal nuisance overall 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. The studio itself is ideal for a a couple or two friends.The wooden panelling brings out a cosiness for relaxing holidays all year round. Near by are the secluded coves of Anavyssos, where the Aqua Divers Club (22910 53461, www.aquadiversclub.com) can help you to explore the wonderfully transparent sea. Nearby is one of Jacques Cousteau's old bases, the Calypso Hotel ),atmosphere and 1960s This is wine country, too: call ahead to arrange a visit to Anavyssos's innovative Katogi-Strofilia estate, famous for its boutique whites (22910 41650, www.katogi-strofilia.gr). 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.

Location description from owner

The East Attica Region

Depending on the wind and other variables some beaches are popular with windsurfers, mostly between Saronida and Anavissos. Anavissos has a long open beach and lots of fish tavernas and is a favorite place for Athenians during the weekends and especially on Sunday. There are a few small scattered beaches between Anavissos and Sounion. In Sounion there is a small beach below the temple with two tavernas , another alternative to going to the islands. What more could you want? A beach, ancient temple and 2 tavernas.Between Sounion and Lavrion are a number of tiny coves and beaches . The adventurous can continue on to Avlaki, Porto Rafti, Loutsa and Rafina, all pretty well built up now, all the way to the beaches of Nea Makri and Schinias(the best beach in my opinion-see daytrips.)

Anavyssos

Sounio, also known as Sounion, 7 klm from cottage, is located on the southernmost tip of the Attiki peninsula. There are two famous relics in the coastal city: the remains of a sanctuary dedicated to Athena and the celebrated Temple of Poseidon. Built in the 5th Century B.C., the Temple of Poseidon sits high on a bluff overlooking the Aegean Sea. According to mythology, the god Poseidon and the goddess Athena once fought to see who would rule Athens and the Acropolis upon which the Parthenon stands. To win the city over, Poseidon threw a spear at the ground and produced the spring at the Acropolis. However, Athena won the battle and the hearts of the people by giving them the olive tree. Poseidon was forced to look elsewhere for a temple to honor him. Since he was the god of the seas, the ancient people of Greece built a temple at the peak of a cliff in Sounio which overlooks the Aegean Sea. Even to this day, all ships wanting to pass through the Aegean must sail by Sounio and Poseidon's temple. The English poet, Lord Byron, visited Sounio in 1810. He was so moved by the temple's location and appearance, he carved his name onto one of the columns and included its descriptions in some of his poems. Below is just one example: "Place me on Sounion's marbled steep Where nothing save the waves and I May hear our mutual murmurs sweep There, swanlike, let me sing and die."

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Eleni P
Response rate:
83%
Calendar updated:
01 Aug 2016

Languages spoken: English


This House has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Mar 2013. Located in East Attica Region, the average weekly rate varies from £240 to £350.

The Owner has a response rate of 83% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 01 Aug 2016.

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