We are located at the town of Spata, in Attica, only 19km from the center of Athens. Spata is built near the ancient Greek city Erkhiá, birthplace of the historian and general Xenophon.
We own a traditional stone built Greek cottage erected in the middle of 4000 square meters of land. Our cottage is surrounded by a beautiful green garden filled with all short of trees and flowers; we have a private vine yard, a garden with organically grown vegetables, chicken that provide fresh eggs daily, geese, ducks, cats and dogs. Our cottage is located near the most popular shopping centers of Athens, near the Athens Zoo, and only a very short drive from beautiful beaches and 5 minutes from Athens Airport!
Our location is ideal for holiday all year round.
You can stay at our fully autonomous two-level apartment that is part of our cottage, and can host up to 8 people. The two levels communicate via an interior staircase, and they may function as two completely autonomous apartments, or as a single large apartment, by simply closing the staircase door.
The upper level has one bedroom, one closet room, one bathroom, one living room (with a pullout couch that can sleep two ppl), fireplace, wifi, TV, and a fully equipped kitchen (including a laundering machine). The bedroom of the upper floor has a romantic double bed and beautiful view to our gardens.
The lower level has one bedroom that has two single beds (joined), one closet room, one bathroom, one large living room (with a pullout couch that can sleep two ppl), fireplace, TV, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining room.
Outside, at our large green garden, we have a barbeque, hammocks, a variety of garden furniture you can relax on and a very large inflatable pool.
There is plenty of space to park your car, and it is possible to provide hospitality for your pet as well (only some pets,please ask first).
SHOPPING AND SERVICES IN OUR LOCATION:
Within a 5 minute drive from our cottage, you will find a large variety of Supermarkets, shops, gas stations, bakeries, pharmacies and playgrounds (free or with entrance fee). At Spata there is a small stadium here you may exercise (free), and we are ideally located for those who wish to visit the world famous McArthurGlen Athens shopping mall, the Smart Park shopping mall and the Attica Zoo.Within 5 minutes drive there is also Blanos Sports Park with bowling, ice skating, billiards, tennis court and playgrounds and also the Play Paintball Arena Spata! Within 20 minute drive from the cottage, there is Artemida (Loutsa) beach, one of the most famous in Attica, for surf, windsurfing and kitesurfing.There is also the Sanctuary of Artemis, one of the most important religious complexes of antiquity.
From 1-4 guests we could provide transportation, to and from the Airport (the day of your arrival and the day of your departure) , to and from the Metro station, at no charge.
Also to and from the Attica Zoo, the McArthurGlen and Smart Park shopping malls, for free.
Upon agreement we can provide daily transportation to the beaches of Bravron and Artemida. (with charge)
Bring you and pick you back from the beach of Artemida: 20 euro 1-4 persons, 40 euro 5-8 persons
For any transportation : Only upon daily agreement and daily programming ( We daily program toghether the time to bring you and the time to pick you back).
Buses near cottage: 304, 305, 316, 319
Metro station near cottage: Peania-Kantza
We will also provide you with a greek mobile phone.
Upon agreement, we can offer you daily breakfast (6 euro/person), and it consists of products we produce ourselves, such as fresh eggs from our chicken, marmalade, honey, fresh bread, tyropita, bougatsa with fresh cream and much more.
LUNCH AND DINNER:
Upon agreement, we can provide a week of Mediterranean diet based on Ultra-Premium olive oil of our own produce.
We can also provide daily a variety of the best traditional Greek recipes, prepared according to your requests. Thus, you will not need to worry about cooking during your holiday or spending a small fortune eating in restaurants.
Upon agreement, we can cook for you for Christmas day or for New Year's eve!
AMENITIES AND SERVICES:
Electric Kitchens (2)
Electric Fridges (2)
Coffee Machines (3)
Greek mobile phone
Large Inflatable Pool
Transportation (Airport, Metro)
Doctor (in-house 24 hours)
Hair dresser and Cleaning lady can be provided upon request for an additional charge.
5 minute drive from the Athens Airport
5 minute drive from the McArthurGlen Athens shopping mall
5 minute drive from the Smart Park shopping mall
5 minute drive from the Attica Zoo
5 minute drive for the entrance of the Attica Highway
10 minute drive for the Metro stop of Peania-Kantza (direct commute to the center of Athens for only 1.40 euro)
20 minute drive from a variety of beaches in the Eastern Attica
20 minute drive from the Sanctuary of Artemis, in VravronaTripAdvisor property ID 2318937...Read more
Near center of Athens, 5 min from Athens Airport Athens, Mainland & the Saronic Islands, Greece
Additional Location Information
When you take your holidays at our Cottage, it feels like you are vacationing at the relaxing quiet Greek countryside, but in reality you are only 30 minutes from the heart of Athens, and 5 minutes from the top Shopping Malls of Greece. Our location provides excellent access to all the venues of Athens, and there is a direct Metro line that will take you directly to the Acropolis and our famous archeological museum. If you are looking for Sea and Sun, there are beautiful beaches only a short drive from us, and if you wish to go for a quick visit to a nearby island, the port of Rafina is extremely accommodating and very near.
More About This Location
City vacations, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest train station: Peania-Kantza metro station, 0.99 miles Nearest airport: El. Venizelos Athens, 1.99 miles Nearest ferry port: Rafina, 7.02 miles Car is not necessary
“A great base for exploring the greater Athens area.”
Left on 03/07/2015 for a stay in July 2014 | theob4Reviewed Mar 7, 2015Stayed Jul 2014
This was all we could have hoped for. We stayed almost a month and didn't get tired of the place at all --- and certainly enjoyed every minute we spent with Liana (Stella's mother and main hostess for our time) and Dimitris. We had great food prepared by Liana -- the 5 Euro breakfast is a meal for the day, and she made us several great dinners over the course of the month, each one a delight.
The space was great for our family of four and friends who stopped by for a couple of weeks. Liana took us to the metro at our convenience and it was an easy ride to any part of Athens. We walked from the cottage to the zoo (It's really good!) and to the malls just for a stroll on days we didn't go to Athens . Liana drove us to a nice beach about four times, and also to amazing ancient sites off the beaten path.
It was a great relaxing setting for our family, and we loved the family far more than the really fine accommodations. I cannot imagine anyone being less than completely satisfied. Friends are going there on our recommendation, and we are certain that they will have as good a time as we did.
This isn't even to mention the airport pickup, and every other assistance that Liana was eager to provide. Great, great, great!
I thought about adding photos, but the photos provided are completely accurate and I didn't have any that showed the place better.
Dear friends, it was a pleasure meet a family like yours, so adorable and so friendly!! Hope to see you again soon! Many many kisses to the girls, and thank you very much! We have a lovely time with you too!!! Liana and family.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“A wonderful stay in a lovely home with homely and gracious peopl”
Left on 10/31/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 31, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
We had a lovely time in the cottage. It provides more than what is said on the advert.It has a big garden and a spacious environment. Liana and family are lovely, kind and hospitable people. They love to have people around and as frequent travellers, this is the first place my family and i felt soo welcome. She makes lovely dishes and her cottage is cosy, big, clean and well equiped. Its a great place for children too and very close to amenities. Its highly recommended and we will be there again in the near future. I would love to use this opportunity to say a big thank you to liana,her husband, Dimitris and Stella for an unforgettable Holiday. You are all great people!!! God bless you all.
Left on 09/02/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 2, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
I've been at Steliana's cottage at June,me and my family,(3 adults and 2 kids).
The cottage is beautiful,very clean, and is impressive that is all decorate with original art.
The bedrooms have the romantic style of all the house.
The garden is simply amazing,and we have spent a great time, all day long!
The kids were swimming at the swimming pool and they had a great time!
All the family of Steliana's cottage is very pleasant and cheerful.
Liana,the host of the cottage,cooked for us many times, various greek dishes (i still remember her Musakà).She's an excellent cook!
The breakfast was great, with fresh eggs from the chickens,fresh bread made every day from Liana, and a lot of excellent products made in the cottage!Simply amazing(included in the price)
The house is in a strategic area, because is near the airport of athens,near the sea,near the metro station (Steliana's family took us to the station for free) and is near acropole of athens,where you can visit all the museums!
It's also near the attica Zoo,where my kids where excited to see all these animals.And is also near the biggest mall of athens.
We have a great time.
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