A very special 2-bed comfy maisonette, boasting exquisite sea views over the picturesque Porto Rafti bay. This rare gem of a holiday home is small, cozy and tucked away on a hill just above ‘Agios Spiridon’ beach with its bus terminal, cafes, shops and tavernas, only around a 15min walk. The famous beach of ‘Erotospilia’, a charming and well-cherished swimming destination for many Athenians, sitting on a scenic bay in an azure blue and leafy green landscape, is also less than 15 mins walk away.
This family holiday home was created and designed so that as a family, we could enjoy the larger part of our summer holidays (as well as those special winter time breaks by the fireplace!) in a beautiful and scenic rural setting with spectacular views over the bay and the mesmerizing sunset, while also being in proximity to Athens so that any one of us could pop over in a short drive, if there was a need to do so. The maisonette was therefore conceptualized and crafted with love and care, bearing in mind how we as a family could make the most of its spaces and with the aim of creating a relaxing and soothing getaway for us and our children. Boasting exquisite views over the Porto Rafti bay, offering the possibility of walking to a few very loved and cherished beaches and swimming in the deep blue Athenian Riviera sea, this special little nest was built to be a cozy retreat both for a couple and a family alike.
Entering the maisonette’s garden from the street where there is ample free parking if you need it, through the front gate, there is a green little garden with an outdoor sitting area where you could enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner, sip on a cocktail or a glass of wine, when the sun on the veranda is too warm and/or you are in the mood for a more ‘garden-feel’, cooler setting to relax in. A staircase then leads you up to the first floor, and to the front door of the maisonette. Another staircase leads one down to the front side of the garden, planted with local flowers and vegetation like lavenders, thyme, oregano and other rural flora. And looking out onto the bay and sea.
The interior of the maisonette was designed to make the most of its space, and is built in a unique architectural style. One enters into a very comfy small living room which boasts a very high and traditional beamed ceiling, a cozy sofa (which could also serve as a single bed for a 5th visitor), coffee tables, a flat screen TV and a fireplace. The living room looks out on to the balcony with its own sitting/dining table, with the breathtaking direct and uninterrupted views over the sea, the bay and the surrounding hills and sunset.
The modern fully equipped small open-plan kitchen is on the side of the living room, and a corridor leads to the bathroom and the first bedroom, equipped with a double sofa bed and looking out into the same balcony with the charming sea and bay views. A staircase on the corner of the living room leads upstairs, where the 2nd bedroom with its beamed ceiling has been designed in an ‘open-plan’ fashion too, offering a bird’s eye view of lovely living room below. This bedroom is a true cozy little nest for couples, with its own views towards the bay and sea from the window as well.
We have therefore worked hard to create the ideal ‘pied-a-terre’ in this lovey traditional holiday village and community that sits on the bay of Porto Rafti. Though just a short trip away from central Athens, the maisonette gives one the opportunity to enjoy all that the Attica countryside and Riviera has to offer - from traditional tavernas, to scenic walks and sun-filled swims to remember, plus the most relaxing and quiet sleeping sessions ever, and so much more! The name of ‘Porto Rafti’ bay literally means ‘Port of the Tailor’. Rumor has it that the name comes from a tailor that used to live on the picturesque little island that sits in the bay. It just gives the area even more of a feel from the past and enriches the feelings of excitement and nostalgia when vacationing in this beautiful rural community, rich in history and culture (there are various monuments and archaeological sites to visit in the area), that has served as the perfect getaway for Athenians and other visitors alike for more than a century.