|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The apartment Iris is on the upper floor of the main house. It has a surface of 48 m². In the gallery, there is place where 2 - 4 people can sleep. The light-flooded, lovely arranged apartment consist of a bedroom with double bed, comfortable living/dining room with completely equipped kitchenette, gallery with 2 single beds, bathroom with shower/WC, air conditioning and a approx. 20 m² balcony with awning and a dream-like view over the sea and the island of Poros. All the windows and the balcony doors have protection against insects.
The property is new, it has swimming pool (13 m long) and it is located on a 7 ha large olive grove: It has a charming hillside situation, on the top of Galatas. The location offers a breathtaking panorama over the island of Poros and the Aegean. This region is apart from the mass tourism, it offers ideal possibilities for a relaxing vacation and it has many natural and cultural attractions. The 4 bright, lovely arranged apartments have a surface of 35 to 80 m² and they consist of: bedroom, dining and living room with kitchenette, bathroom with shower and WC, balcony and terrace with sea view. In the apartments 2 up to maximum 5 people have a place to sleep, and there are separate entrances. The house is 600 m away from the fishermen port, which can be reached on foot in 15 minutes and by car in 3 minutes. If you want to go to the island Poros, there is a regular connection by boat (every 10 minutes, 70 cents). In Galatas or Poros you can rent cars, motor scooters or bikes.
Trips: Galatas is the starting point for day trips to Methana (sulphur bath), Epidavros (the antique theatre and Hypokration), the picturesque city Nafplion (the first capital of Greece), the medieval castles and other places of interest, the city of Argos, the antique Mycenae, Corinth with its antique towns and the channel which connects the Aegean with the Ionic Sea. Besides, you can visit the historical Mistras, surrounded by a charming landscape, Sparta, the Castle of Monemvasia, the antique cities of Olympia and Navarinon (Pylos), which are unique. Not far away from Galata there are the island of Aegina, Ydra and Spetses. Cycladen can be reached by charter ship.
Availability: You can contact us in Greece under the phone no. 0030 22980 43045 or by fax 0030 22980 43046. In Germany, you can contact us through the Stieglmeier family, under the phone no. 0049 911 3239420.
From our Guest Book: This is a real fluke! Fantastic location, wonderful house and very nice owners! Everything is lovely arranged. We spent wonderful and relaxing days here. The pool was the cherry on the cake. This is a dream-like place where we want to come back. (Patellis Family) We were curious to see what other people wrote about the house, and we share their opinion completely. We were very impressed by the welcoming and by your hospitality. The apartment in your house was absolutely wonderful. Thank you for the tips. The beautiful landscape, the overwhelming view from the terraces, the Mediterranean life made us forget the routine right away. Thank you so much for the 14 wonderful days! (Birgit and Peter). We were looking for a small vacation apartment, and we found a paradise here. This is a lovely arranged place with breathtaking view upon Poros and hospitable hosts. Everything is absolutely wonderful! (Fritsche Family)
The view from the villa "Seagullsview"on Poros and the sea is magnificent. Again and again we enjoyed that very much.
The apartment Zefyros, where we stayed with our grownup daughters was cosy and very clean and everything we need was available.
The owners Haris and Helga are very kind and they give us great hospitality. Also they give us several tips where to eat and what to visit in the environment.
Every day we enjoyed the pool with the sunbeds.
The village Galatas is about 10 minutes walking. You can cross the sea to Poros for only €1, in 5 minutes. The boat leaves every 10 minutes.
The vacation was wonderful and absolutely worthwhile to come back!
Best regards Gerald & Maria from The Netherlands.
We had a wonderful stay in Galatas: a beautiful house on the hill, on walking distance from Galatas and a ferry to Poros. And in the center of ancient Greece. The hospitality of Haris and Helga completes it all!
We were a family with two kids, we spent one wonderful week, perfect location to visit the area, volcan, beaches, grec monuments....
Very nice place with nice view with a good welcome from the owner.
We, a family of five, had the most wonderful visit! Helga and Haris are excellent hosts, showing care from first contact and immediately making us feel at home on arrival.
Pictures and information on HomeAway/VRBO is correct and reliable. But reality is better, we got more than expected. Correspondence with owners have been easy with prompt replies to our questions.
We rented a car at the airport and had a 2 hrs drive to Galatas. Haris met up in the middle of the night in the village centre to guide us to the house.
We rented the Iris apartment which was fine for five persons, with three beds on upper floor. The apartment has a wonderful terrace with a view over Porous. Morning shade and afternoon sun. We enjoyed much of our time there as well as by the pool.
We got several tips for nearby excursions, i.e. the theatre of Epidavros, Methanon, with the vulcano and the fishing harbor Vathi. We visited Poros, both with and without the car. Poros is easily accessed in a few minutes by ferries from Galatas every 10 min. Favorite restaurant was the "Poseidon" on the west side of Poros. On the way back to Athens we stopped at Mycene. Galatas is a quiet village with some restaurants, cafes and two supermarkets.
Garden and house are very well maintained, very clean and and in excellent order. You can tell owners care! We can really recommend this property.
The apartment Iris was well equipped and comfortable. The location is perfect for a quiet holiday, with a pool giving magnificent views across to Poros. There is plenty to do and see; our favourites were Epidauros, the volcano on Methana(on which our host Haris guided us!),. and of course the lively sea front on Poros, 90 seconds away by water taxi.
What made this holiday so special was the welcoming manner and generosity of the owners, Helga and Haris. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
We will never forget our 18 days in Galatas and would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment to others.
Alex and Liz, Scotland
A perfect place to spend your holiday!!!! We spent 7 days here and had an absolute fabulous time. Haris and Helga were the most friendly hosts. Haris' help was invaluable in organizing our time. He had many useful tips on how we should spend our vacation or where to eat. On top of everything, Haris took care of our car trouble. The car we rented in Athens died as soon as we arrived in Galatas. He called the company right away and made sure that we had a replacement in 24 hours.
Haris and Helga have a beautiful property on the top of a hill with many Mediterranean trees, shrubs, and flowers. We couldn't stop admiring their skills in taking care of their garden. They have a pool with refreshingly cool water and gorgeous view of the island of Poros. Our apartment (Iris) was clean and very comfortable. And the view from the terrace (and the bedroom) was breathtaking!! By looking at adorable Poros, the bay, and the Methana Peninsula at various times of the day, we were convinced that this was a place for the Gods.
The ancient goddess Filoxenia (hospitality) plugged in, more or less even in bad times, in the heart of each Greek!
'... As we discovered your house on the Internet, we were extremely enthusiastic.
Cozy apartments and great views of the island of Poros, the surrounding countryside and the sea!
When we arrived in your house, our expectations were exceeded. The lovingly furnished apartments with everything you need to live, the cool water in the form of the pool next door and only then to the wonderful view of the picturesque island of Poros. Also not to forget the gorgeous designed garden and finally your warm hospitality. All in all: a dream vacation in a small paradise! We stayed in your beautiful home glorious days '
That was an excerpt from a numerous entries in our guestbook.
And our answer to our guests and who wants to be our guest:
We did our best to house and property, especially intended as our retirement home, to make for the enjoyment of peace and quiet.
The fate wanted us not to enjoy this alone, so we invite you to enjoy the house and the landscape with us!
The 4 bright, lovingly decorated apartments with a floor space from 40 to 80 square meters, consisting of bedroom, dining and living room with kitchenette, bathroom with shower and toilet, balcony or terrace all overlooking the sea and the island of Poros. The apartments sleeps 2 to max. 5 people have separate entrances.
The house is about 600 m (straight line) from the fishing port, 15 minutes away on foot and in 3 minutes reachable by car. To the island of Poros is a regular connection by boat every 10 minutes. In Galatas there is possbility for renting a Car and on Poros scooter or bicycle.
A number of excursions and visits, they can compete on your mood, always in conjunction with relaxing hours in Moewenblick-Seagullsview, make it a memorable and unique holiday!
Other Activities: water ski school, acquisition of an international sailing certificate