Villa, 5 + private sitting room, 3.5 baths+ (2 outdoor showers), pool
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I also love to travel and have done so all my life. Meeting people from all over the world is the highlight of my life, other than my 4 grand children! I have found out that people who travel on their own, are adventurous, love change and challenge and want to learn about the Greek way of living, our culture and cuisine!
Despina purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Despina chose Marathonas
This is a luxury villa for folks who love great views, their comfort and privacy. It took us several years to decide whether we preferred being closer to the water, however the view and serenity of the place are unique. We chose to built on the top of the hill, enjoying the great vistas and still being within 3 minutes from the water. The best of both worlds.
What makes this Villa unique
We are strategically located with a day's trip to several great archaeological places and the ports of Athens that get you to many islands. The airport is 50 minutes away and the closest city within 20 minutes.
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Sweeping views and amazing scenery. We were sad to leave and would love to come back one day. The beach is perfect for families, calm and clear water. You won’t be disappointed!
Greek hospitality at its best
From the moment we arrived Despina and Stavros were absolutely wonderful. From thoughtful initial supplies to helpful suggestions, great advice to assisting with a small medical emergency, they went the extra mile. Then..... there is the house! Fabulously designed to take advantage of the stunning location with wrap around balconies on both levels to enable views to die for. The kitchen is equipped perfectly. All the huge windows have electric screens and insect netting. The pool, while not Olympic, is large enough to do laps. The garden has a good selection of herbs which you are encouraged to include in your cooking and there are both open and shady areas. Breakfast on the rear terrace was bliss.
Close to hand are several typical Greek tavernas which provide very good fresh food at very low cost, while a few kms away are beach clubs and more tavernas.
We were just 2 olduns and 2 kids (31 and 35) but the house would be amazing for a larger group. I know it sounds like I am their agent but this really is a place to go to experience Greece, and I haven't even mentioned Stavros the taxi man/ Greek historian who is golden and doesn't charge enough!
Very big place with everything you’d want from a holiday and then there’s more.
Greek Olympian experience
Imagine being on top of the hill, feeling like being on top of the world, with a 360 degrees sea view from many terraces all around the villa watching what is happening down there and having the option to reach within minutes (true by car, as you need a car) most of the spots you can see. Isn't it an Olympian like experience?
We have been there as a large multi families, multi generations group and it felt like being a gang of Gods on top of the Olympus mountains. Lot of space, to socialize and to have privacy. All options opened from spending the whole day there - on the terrace, in/by the swimming pool, evening barbeque and late stargazing to exploring the surroundings.
The beach - almost 3 km by car - is an amazing send beach neighboring a protected pine forest, with few traditional Greek tavernas with basic and very tasty food. Clean water, child friendly. For good swimmers there is the option to go to a more rocky cost, with beautiful, a bit deeper water (even closer)
Organized beach, sports clubs a bit further - 15 min drive.
The villa is very comfortable and well organized , with large, beautiful rooms, fully equipped kitchen, terrace or balconies with see view for all bedrooms. All very clean.
The owners - fluent English speakers - are very nice and helpful. While around and easy reachable if needed, they are very discrete. You can expect nice welcome gesture such as fresh fruits from the real market place and some Greek sweets.
All together a perfect place for a group of friends/large family to enjoy being together without feeling it is a crowded place.
When leaving we all said that we think seriously to come back.
Last, not least - only 1 hour from the Athens airport/Athens downtown and it does not feel being close to the city. It is quite, not very busy, beautiful & clean sea.
Thank you Despina for a great experience!
Wow Ecaterina, thank you for your great review.. I never thought of mount Olympus.. Lol! You have all been excellent guests and very easy to get to know..
We would love to have you over again..
My regards to the folks.. Especially Giorgos Alexander.
Week in Schinias
Had a great stay. Views to die for, Sandy beach nearby, plenty of small tavernas to dine at. House is fully equipped and everything we needed. Tips on places and restaurants were spot on. Loved the new pool and enjoyed our late afternoons relaxing with that view. All furniture and especially the beds are very comfortable. Suggestions are you must have a car, be prepared for plenty of steps, and if coming from US change your money to euros either before you leave or in Athens. Would definitely recommend Stargazer Villa.
Incredible views and luxurious accommodations
The house lived up to its description. It is spacious and luxurious and the host and hostess made us feel welcome by stocking the refrigerator and cupboards with basic necessities such as coffee, tea, sugar, milk, water, and Greek delights such as yogurt, feta, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
There is no public transportation available so it is necessary to rent a car or hire a guide. We did both and couldn't have been happier.
Stavros Barbicas, who lives just down the road was the best guide one could have asked for. He is very knowledgeable not only about the sights to see, but about Greece's history, mythology, and also its current situation. Our days with him included not only trips but also enjoyable dinners at delightful tavernas - and usually lasted about 10 hours.
The villa is strategically located 30 minutes of the metro of Athens, within 30 minutes from the National Highway and 10-25 minutes to two ports which take you to multiple islands. There are many day trips one can take, eg. Corinth, Delphi, trekking in Evia, Myconos, Andros, Kea and several other islands.
Theme parks, such as the water park, scuba diving, the zoo, wineries, rope tree climbing, museums, night clubs are all within a 1 hour or less reach.
Our community is serene, beautiful, and tourist traps free. It is best suited for lovers of eco friendly environments, beautiful sandy beaches, rocky coast line with deep blue water, little taverns with great healthy Greek food and astounding views, the best kept secret of Attica.