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"Stone Castle Villa" panoramic sea view, in sandy beach, near Athens

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths2
Space 5,700 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

An excellent place, full of character, to enjoy the best Greece offers: sea and countryside + Acropolis and Athens city center, all from a most convenient base.

It is located in a place looking like a far Aegean island, feeling like you are away from it all. You can't believe this place is only 50 km from down town Athens!

Acropolis, a World Class monument, its famous new museum, all major archaeological sites, the picturesque old Plaka and the modern city are at a little more than an hours reach, along with numerous cultural and recreational possibilities.

Schinias in Marathon where villa is located, is a top rated beach of Athens, boasting more than 6 km of sandy beach, with crystal clear and mostly calm waters, and a rare cone forest reaching to the water edge!

The Villa itself, is a rare example of traditional architecture, built with stones from its own land, in an inspired 'castle like' design.

The intended abudant use of natural and low treated materials, like stone, wood and iron, create a feeling of immediacy, comfort and inner relaxation in a way that few places can do.

It is tastefully decorated in a country but luxurious manner, with antiques, hand crafted wooden and iron furniture, that invite you to unwind in casualness comfort and style.

The house is built in the gated settlement of Judges & Attorneys.

It is positioned on the cliffs, 50 meters above the sea, providing privacy, and great views to the picturesque bay underneath and the Aegean sea.

Schinias, belongs to the municipality of Marathon, where the famous ancient battle took place and where the world renowned Marathon run originates.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks english, greek
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Michael

With an inherent affection to Architecture, tradition and aesthetics, owners were set to make their dream vacation villa.

Michael purchased this villa in 1996

Why Michael chose Marathon

One of the joys of travelling abroad is to experience different places and feel the local culture.

Architecture and tradition are important cultural parts of a country's culture, especially for travellers. So, having the opportunity to stay in a Villa which is a rare example of the vanishing local architectural forms, building materials, and inspired design, is an important advantage for many travellers. Universal and plain identity buidings, that you can be in any place in the world will add litlle to your Greek experience.

What makes this villa unique

The Villa is located in a quite settlement, overlooking the sea and next to a 'top rated' sandy beach of 6km long with a rare cone forest in it's back reaching the water edge.

You nave the option to enjoy the sea and nature as you wish as there are busy or isolated spots to choose from.

Small villages or bigger cities and a lot of archaeological interest places are within easy reach for you to visit and spend your holidays interestingly.

Besides, the city centre of Athens, is within an hours reach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

By any standard this is a very special house. The view, the layout, the tranquility are all features which make this a terrific place to be. The bedrooms are cool, breezy and all have an en-suite bathroom. All the towels and sheets were crisp and clean and the hosts had prepared a lovely welcome present of a huge fruit basket and assorted other items. The house has direct lift access from the multi car parking area to the pool and house. Waking up here is an event in itself as the house faces the sun which rises above the sea providing a perfectly zen way to wake up. We found this a superb house to stay in. The kitchen has every amenity possible to make your stay comfortable and the hosts were really charming, communicative and helpful. The house is situated 3 minutes drive away from a long stretch of beach which has numerous restaurants and beach clubs where we had some of the best fish we've had in Greece. It is also sufficiently near yet distant from the beach to allow you to have either complete tranquility or some buzzy beach activities depending on your preference that day. In all, a truly lovely and relaxing big house. Literally cannot think of a single negative
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Marathon, Greece

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Not available for groups with majority aged under 25
  • Minimum occupancy 10 persons for high season, around Easter/Christmas, and parts of medium season
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , en suite
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath with shower , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , en suite
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • North wing Master bedroom - 1 large double bed , en suite toilet
    North wing bedroom #4 - 2 single bed
    South wing Master bedroom - 1 large double bed , en suite bathroom
    South wing bedroom #2 - 2 single bed , en suite toilet
    South wing bedroom #3 - 2 single bed , en suite toilet
    South wing's dressing room - 2 single bed , can be used as independent bedroom
    Guest house - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , independent room with kitchenette and bathroom
    North wing bedroom # 2 - 1 single bed , one single bed
    North wing bedroom # 3 - 2 single bed , can be fitted with a double bed upon request
  • Queen size Beds (4) 1 in the master bedroom & 1 in the guesthouse, Twin or Single Beds (3) 1 single + 2 singles with an additional roll away single in each, Baby Cribs (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 sofa beds in the guesthouse ( in same room with one double queen bed)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.96875 based on 43 reviews

Fantastic Experience!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of thirteen adults stayed here in early May and although the photos of the property make it appear to be spacious and lovely, you cannot really appreciate it until you see it. Itbis a rambling, multilevel "castle" built by the owner and was over seven years in the making. It is stunning!

It was very well equipped with all appliances and dinnerware in the two full kitchens (and huge charcoal bbq space) and we prepared many meals and not once were we unable to find an appropriate bowl, pot, pan or utensil.

The views from the huge patio, logia, pool area are gorgeous.

Last, but nowhere nearly least was the truly exceptional attention the owner/manager lavished on us. Michael is the most responsive, considerate owner that we have ever dealt with and we have done many of these kinds of trips in Europe (15 and counting). He made our stay at Stone Castle Villa wonderful. He is a prince.


  • Review Submitted: 16/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great and quiet villa with terrific views

  • 5 of 5

We spent the thanksgiving week for our family of 12 at the Stone Castle Villa. It is a very well maintained villa with great views of Aegean Sea. There were plenty of rooms and villa is very well designed. Since we were there November, it was cooler and we didn't use swimming pool. But it looked clean and well maintained.

Michael is an amazing host. He made our stay very comfortable and was able to respond to our requests via email very quickly.

One thing to keep in mind is that this on the see near Marathon. So it is about an hour from Athens by car. If you have not arranged for transportation or don't have a car, it is going to be very difficult. We had tour arranged by H.P. Tours so we didn't have any transportation issues.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is outstanding, sunrises over the sea are breath taking, access to Athens very conven.

  • 5 of 5

The experience has been unparalleled in my travels, the facility, the location, and the host Michael are World Class. We hope to return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magic stay at Stone Castle Villa

  • 5 of 5

At first we were going to celebrate my partner on his 60s birthday but since we had been together for a long time without being married we decided to do both. So searching around on internet we found Stone Castle Villa and begun to make plans.

When we arrived at the house on the 19th we were very excited…and we was nearly blown away of how big the house was and how really warm and cozy it felt. Since we were 14 people we had the whole house and it was magic to live together for a week in the same place, bathing in the pool, going down to the cliffs from the house and snorkel. And in the evenings we cooked food together in food groups.

On the day of the marriage we got help, thanks to Michael’s advice, from with the food, drinks, arrangements and serving staff so that all could just enjoy and celebrate. Everything went really smooth and we got married on the patio, next to the pool with lovely flower arrangements from the florist.

This is one of the most happy holidays I ever had, not only for that I had all my family around me, or that I got married or that my husband turned 60, but the house itself welcomed and embraced us in the most magnificent way.

Last but not the least I really have to praise Michael who really took a lot of his own time to advise us before our stay and continued doing so during the week, he really is passionate about his house and the surroundings. We can from bottom of our hart recommend a stay in his Stone Castle Villa

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property. The building has great charm. The views are fantastic: Breathtaking sunrises in the morning reflecting on the water and spectacular moonlit scenes at night.

Fantastic Greek hospitality. Thank you Michael.

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You will be "King of the Castle" here

  • 5 of 5

Please refer to Trip Advisor as full review already submitted

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Kilometres
Athens International airport El. Venizelos
Nearest Barpub
9.5 Kilometres
Marathon Timvos Village
Nearest Ferry
26 Kilometres
Rafina sea ferry
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Glyfada Golf club
Nearest Train
41 Kilometres
Aghia Paraskevi METRO station
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Ahtens - Thessaloniki National road
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Kilometres
Schinias beach
Nearest Ski
175 Kilometres
Parnassos center
Nearest Beach
1.8 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Marathon, Greece

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season
1 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Medium season
16 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Low season
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Medium season
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
High season
1 Jun 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

South wing Use (weekly)* AU$548.21
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$783.16

*Rates are based for North wing and Guest house, to occupy and South wing is optional below 11 persons .
The villa is rented to only one group each time so you have privacy.
For high season 13 person occupancy is the minimum charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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