The best thing about this place were the hosts, Chris and Silvia! They were so accommodating and gracious! The rooms were spacious and very clean. They had everything needed for a stay, including kitchen implements.
My husband and I enjoyed the beautiful garden every morning, with visits from Sammy, one of the several cats that live on the property. We spent our afternoons at the beach, just minutes from the house. There are many local tavernas at which we are, often enjoying the fresh local seafood.
For a small fee, Chris will pick you up and return you to the airport. He has a binder in the room that is filled with information about the area. He will also give you a tour of the local sites if you are interested.
We are considering sending our girls back for a stay because we so thoroughly enjoyed our time at Villa Verde!
Myself and my wife stayed at the Villa Verde for a week in mid June. What a wonderful place it was. Chris and Silvia are great hosts, and the apartments are cleaned every day and kept spotlessly clean. The garden is beautiful and the house is minutes from the beach. For a small fee Chris took us on a 6 hour tour of all the interesting areas near by. There was cooking facilities in the room which made it convenient to cook the occasional meal and then eat outside on the patio. I highly recommend Villa Verde and the town of Nea Makri. Thanks again Silvia and Chris.
Villa verde proved to be an excellent location from which to take day trips- Athens, Corinth, Mycenae etc. It was spotlessly clean and has such a beautiful garden. Our hosts were so helpful - they really went above and beyond in helping us out and were the reason we had such a good time- Chris knows all the local secrets and has great advice. We are travelling with our young kids and they lent us beach toys and games etc. Lovely people! We will be back!
We spent 3 wonderful weeks in April at Villa Verde, as guests of Chris and Sylvia who made our stay comfortable, trouble-free and very relaxing. They were always ready to help and went far out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. It began with Chris picking us up at the airport and ended with him driving us back there. In between he took us to the supermarket and cash machine, the fantastic nearby pastry shop, printed ongoing airline tickets and he and Sylvia invited us to the special Easter dinner at their local restaurant. After I'd twice found the Marathon museum closed I thought I'd missed out. But on our last morning he took the time to drive me there and waited for more than an hour for me to explore it. Meanwhile Sylvia was always there to make sure the apartment was spotless and well equipped. The studio itself wasn't large but comfortable and it was a pleasure to sit in the sunshine on the patio beside Sylvia's beautiful garden. It made us feel we were staying with friends rather than in a guest house.
I must add that Chris has an amazing knowledge of Greece that makes planning trips around the ancient sites and places of interest totally hassle-free. The bikes provided at the villa also allowed us to explore the town, seafront and places like the Marathon tumulus. It's an easy bus ride into Athens (on the way back we found it better to catch it at the central bus terminus rather than further on at a Metro stop, because it tended to be crowded by that stage). So it was a pleasure to come back to Villa Verde after the crowds of Athens. Thanks, Chris and Sylvia, for all the time and effort you took to make our Greek trip so worthwhile.
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We stayed a week - the apartment was clean, had a simple kitchen and herbs growing in the garden. Chris was helpful. We'd stay there again if returning to Athens area.
We had a car - the seaside village and surrounding areas are best seen w/ a car.
The apt. is in easy walking distance to several restaurants, bakery and the like - once a week there's a large local market, we bought local produce.