Athens 4 bedroom beach area luxury country villa

From $233 / night

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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
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Villa Laurel - a rare treat

On the vacation market for the first time in 2014 this quiet and luxurious airconditioned luxury villa completed in 2007 stands behind an electronic gate in an olive grove next to ancient vineyards just 250m outside the small historic wine growing village of Kalyvia, the administrative capital of Lagonissi, the famed resort of the Athens Riviera coast with its dozens of sand and pebble beaches, private coves and crystal clear blue waters less than a 10 minute drive from the villa. The villa has its own secluded garden and access, while the owner's villa is set back in the property to give both houses total pr...Read more


Athens 4 bedroom beach area luxury country villa
Kalyvia Thorikou, Mainland & the Saronic Islands, Greece

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Just a 10 minute drive from the Athens Riviera coast with miles of free public beaches, scenic coves and organised beaches Villa laurel is located in a small olive grove in a rural setting but just 300 meters walk from the attractive small wine and olive growing village with 1,000 year old Byzantine churches to be discovered among vineyards and fields, while the village itself, with modern shops and banks, tavernas and cafes located on the square around the imposing Church of the Virgin Mary offers shopping, with two supermarkets, a well known bakery with a wide variety of pastries and bread baked in a wood fired brick oven , local wine producers outlets, a prize winning pastry shop, well stocked kiosks that close late at night and of course Kalyvia's known throughout Greece charcoal grill tavernas that offer succulent lamb chops, T-Bone steaks and huge salads at very reasonable prices. A free municipal bus takes visitors to the beach at Lagonissi - the heart of the millionaire mansion area where beaches are free and showers and shade umbrellas are provided on some beaches by the municipality of Kalyvia. Tennis, a large pool and other facilities are available at Markopoulo, a neighbouring small town five minutes drive away. There are numerous sites to visit and of course the Acropolis and Athens Museums are accessible by car in about 40 minutes and by bus from Kalyvia's several bus stops, one just 300 metres from Villa Laurel. Villa Laurel is located on the edge of the Mesoghia plain that has been cultivated with vines and olives for millenia while at the nearby Olympic equestrian Center a settlement os Neolithic houses and other items from 6.000 years ago were recently discovered. There are centuries old olive trees to be seen just near the villa, and the country location itself is ideal for a quiet stay, with easy access to shops nearby and of course for those wanting night life there are numerous large and small nightspots along the sea road into Athens where Athensians and visitors stay until the late hours honouring a tradition of Greek night life with bouzouki clubs, discos and bars and of course an enormous range of eateries form fast food and souvlaki shops to elegant 5 star restaurants to be found just by asking. All in all Villa laurel is ideally located for access to sightseeing, shopping, beaches, walks, mountain excursions and for sports and night activities. day trips to nearby islands are also recommended from marinas and ports within 30 minutes to 1 hour away. A wide variety of buses serves the Athens area as does the modern metro network just 10 minutes drive away near the airport.. for luxury services and beach facilities, 5 star restaurants and pools one can visit the famed Grand Resort Hotel of lagonissi where entrance fees are charged and prices are according to the resort hotel's facilities an international reputation. For more economic solutions, the wonderful free beaches along the Lagonissi beach area and the Kalyvia Municipal Kiosk, a small restaurant, cafe and bar right on the water offer fish, salads and sweets, coffees and drinks at very reasonable prices.
Villa Laurel has its own off street parking behind the electronic gate entrance to the property. Parking in the modern village square and the surrounding narrow streets with their cottages and traditional houses is plentiful. Taxis can be summoned by phone and excursions also organised.
Villa Laurel is an independent luxury villa, self-contained, with its own garden and complete privacy behind tall hedges of laurel, oleander and pine tree varieties, while the parking area under some olive trees is shared with the owner's villa which is set back on the small estate to give privacy and independence to Villa Laurel..
Your largest asset you will find is your host, a well known writer and former media personality who has been interviewed by CNN, NBC, the History Channel, CBS and most of the world's major media. Friendly and coming from a family with close bonds to tourism, Alexis knows guests requirements and has done everything to make sure Villa Laurel with its brand new equipment and fittings (2014) can offer that balance between easy elegance, comfort, relaxation and convenience plus space. His recent bestseller "Cretans -Stories of a Beach" describes his first tourist venture and experiences with locals and tourists some years ago with a villa he built on a cove on Crete. Your discreet host will be available should you need anything during your stay.

Busy night and seafront cafe life is to be enjoyed fifteen minutes drive to the east at the busy cosmopolitan Greek resort of Porto Rafti, the traditional nearby getaway of Athenian society from the Sixties, and now a busy resort location. Fish restaurants are at the scenic Avlaki the fishing boat and small yacht marina on the other side of the bay from Porto Rafti will be a memorable visit and easy access entertainment destination. You can combine your stay at Villa Laurel with a few days at the "My Blue" luxury top review rated cave houses owned and run by the owner's niece at Santorini island in the stunning and world famous picture postcard location of Oia (Ia). There can be no better vacation!

More About This Location

Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats

What's Nearby

Golf course within 30 minute drive

Nearest beach: Lagonissi, 4 miles
Nearest shops, 1 miles

Getting There

Nearest ferry port: Lavrio, 15 miles
Nearest train station: Koropi, 5 miles
Nearest airport: Athens Venizelos, 5 miles
Car is recommended


Last updated on July 29, 2014
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Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR)

DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
Mid Season Sept/May/June
$324$2,265$10,5113 Nights
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
Low Season
$233$1,631$6,5243 Nights
All other dates
$375$2,628$10,5113 Nights
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Rental fees

  • Damage deposit | $129

Additional notes from the owner

On the market for the first time.
For winter guests - please note that winters are mild and usually sunny in the Athens- Attiki area, but some periods can be quite cold when central heating is required by tenants. The supplement is charged only to those clients who opt to have the villa heated in winter during their stay. The supplement is charged on a weekly basis. No other heating, except for oil fired central heating, is provided (e.g. A/C unit heating).


  • Fireplace
  • Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Central heating
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron
  • Towels Provided
  • A/C or climate control
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Linens Provided
  • Corporate bookings allowed
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
  • Telephone
Property Features
  • Mountain Views
  • Secure parking space
  • Parking
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Stove or Oven
  • Kettle
  • Stereo or CD player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
  • Garden
  • 8 Dining chairs
  • 11 Lounge chairs
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - yes
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - no
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 3400 square feet

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