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Olive Grove

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
1 night minimum
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Welcome to our cosy summer house located in a peaceful olive grove, perfect for beach-lovers looking for a quiet stay away from crowds and the city. Please note that visitors must have a car The property is located south of Athens in the hills overlooking the seaside town of Anavyssos, popular for its windsurfing and fish restaurants. A pleasant drive from the property is the famous Cape Sounio (15 min away) where the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon (God of the seas) overlook the Aegean Sea. Only a few miles further on is the busy summertime port town of Lavrion, with ferries to nearby islands. Lavrion is well known for its eating houses (fish restaurants, traditional greek cusine) and cafe/bars. The entire coastline from Athens to Sounio has numerous sandy beaches suitable for swimmer...Welcome to our cosy summer house located in a peaceful olive grove, perfect for beach-lovers looking for a quiet stay away from crowds and the city. Please note that visitors must have a car The property is located south of Athens in the hills overlooking the seaside town of Anavyssos, popular for its windsurfing and fish restaurants. A pleasant drive from the property is the famous Cape Sounio (15 min away) where the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon (God of the seas) overlook the Aegean Sea. Only a few miles further on is the busy summertime port town of Lavrion, with ferries to nearby islands. Lavrion is well known for its eating houses (fish restaurants, traditional greek cusine) and cafe/bars. The entire coastline from Athens to Sounio has numerous sandy beaches suitable for swimmers of all ages. Athens International Airport is located a 25 minute drive from the property. The house is found on a 150 acre olive grove, and has a modern pop-art interior design. Living space is split over a high-ceiling ground floor and a first floor which overlooks the ground floor. The bottom floor includes an open-plan kitchen/lounge room, a double bedroom and bathroom with a shower. The first floor has a bed and a fold-away couch/double bed. Near by the secluded coves of Anavyssos, where the Aqua Divers Club. can help you to explore the wonderfully transparent sea. Nearby is one of Jacques Cousteau's old bases, the Calypso Hotel .This is wine country, too: call ahead to arrange a visit to Anavyssos's innovative Katogi-Strofilia estate, famous for its boutique whites After Anavyssos, civilisation becomes thin on the ground. Thimari, with its free beaches, is named after the wild thyme that fills the air. By now, the city feels hundreds of miles away. But at Attica's southeastern tip lies one last reminder of Athens at the peak of its glory: the ruined Temple of Poseidon, an echo of the Parthenon teetering on the 200ft cliffs of Cape Sounion. For ancient Athenians, this was the last glimpse of home before they sailed into the Aegean, and they gathered here for regattas to keep the sea god on their side. The temple's interior is roped off, but, with a zoom lens, you can see the names of former visitors, including Byron's, chiselled into the columns, For all that, the view over the Saronic Gulf steals the show: sunsets draw coachloads of admirers, who occasionally burst into spontaneous applause. More
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About the Owner
Eleni P
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

Eleni is very friendly and experienced host,we felt very comftable in the house.She gave us tips on how to get around,Sounio Temple close by and Lavrio port with great taverns. The house has a stunning view,but best of all is a wooden deck in the...More

Date of stay: February 2016
1  Thank Anna A
elenipenny, VR Owner at Olive Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2016

Happy to hear you enjoyed Olive Grove,waiting to see you in June with cute dog Caspar.

Reviewed 4 November 2014

The Olive Grove was a beautiful place to stay. The quality of the accommodation was outstanding, well appointed and with attention to fine detail. It is an idyllic setting in the hills, peaceful and quiet but within easy reach of two towns with restaurants, bars,...More

Date of stay: October 2014
1  Thank Afhudson
Management response:Responded 11 November 2014

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you and the girls. Hope to see you all next time. Regards Eleni

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Reviewed 9 October 2014

I stayed here with my husband and 2 young children while visiting Athens for a week. The house was fully equipped with everything that we needed, beautifully decorated and in the loveliest setting with a large garden that my children had fun exploring. Olive Grove...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank GailF222
Management response:Responded 11 October 2014

Thank you for posting the review. It is so helpful to others to read what a former guest has to say.

Reviewed 10 September 2014

I stayed at Olive Grove with my partner and another couple when we visited Attica for the wedding of our friends. The hotels in the area had mixed reviews so we thought we'd try a holiday rental, and I'm so glad we did! Eleni was...More

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank Judy P
Management response:Responded 13 September 2014

Many thanks for your very kind words! I ‘m so glad that you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of all that the area has to offer. it was a pleasure having you and your positive attitude and care towards the house are very much...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Fireplace
Deck
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Would you recommend this holiday rental to someone who likes a lot of privacy?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
At the far Eastern end of the beach in Anavissos, is an area where scuba divers like to enter the sea. There are many interesting rock formations and underwater fishing is good Because there is a large protected area where many small fishing boats are anchored, this is an excellent spot to take some great photos. If you are artistically inclined, you could also sit ant sketch or even do some water color painting. Late afternoon is a good time when the light is low Close by is the famous Aqua Divers Club Aqua Divers Club in Greece, a PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort caters for both novice and certified scuba divers. The dive shop is located at the Calypso Hotel km 48.5 Athens – Souniou Avenue, a stone's throw from Athens, 25 minutes from El. Venizelos Airport and not far from the...
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