- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Are you looking for a self-catering and romantic holiday rental that offers the best of both worlds, to be close to everything Athens has to offer and still away from the bustle of the city? Do you want an elegant peaceful holiday retreat with the most incredible vistas of the Aegean coast line and the islands, while enjoying one of the most stunning Greek vacation villas you can find? Do you want the comforts of your home, air-conditioning, central heating, WiFi Internet access, washer and gas BBQ ? You have come to the right place!
Are there two of you or 6? We can accommodate you. We can rent you the two bedroom part of the villa with the ...Read more
Luxury vacation getaway, incredible sea views
Attica, Mainland & the Saronic Islands, Greece
Additional Location Information
No matter the language or how you spell it, Schinias is a beautiful beach bordering both suburban Athens and the Marathon Plains; the site of the Battle of Marathon and the birthplace of the "Marathon Run" and the Olympic rowing center. Fabulously secluded, we are located within an hour’s drive or ride to the down town of Athens, within 30 minutes from a couple of ports to the islands, 50 minutes from the international airport and 30 minutes from the major highways.
Schinias is an environmental park with three distinctive types of terrain. The inland Schinias plain is mostly wetlands and a stop over for migratory fowl during the winter. There are several observation towers and lovely walk paths perfect for the eager bird watcher. Spring and fall are great times for enjoying the wetlands.
The western part of Schinias is a large crescent beach of fine sand, a National Park beach with an umbrella pine forest providing shade down to the water's edge. Several water related resorts and taverns are located within the forest providing tasty foods, refreshing drinks, and a variety of water sports. This environment is perfect for families and people in general who want to relax and socialize. There is something for everybody! The Schinias beach is ranked among the top ten tourist attractions by Yahoo!
Small children love Schinias Beach, one of the most popular in the Athens area. Unlike many beaches in Greece, it is a fine sand beach. The water is clean, clear, and protected from large waves and sea currents. You can walk a long way before the water comes up to your waist, about a couple hundred meters for an adult. The kids love it! It is perfect for toddlers. They learn how to swim without being afraid of the water, by playing and wading in and out. This beach is just right down the hill from our villa. You can get there within 3 minutes drive.
The eastern part of Schinias (and our community) is mountainous and separated from the western part by a distinctive narrow peninsula dashing out to sea. The mountainside is the location of the planned community of "Themis" and is dotted with summer vacation villas. Only one road services the "gated" community of Themis. The community covers a 4 kilometer stretch of mountainside coastline varying from 1 to 3 kilometers in width. Homes are in clusters, separated by large open green areas, and cover about 25% of the area preserving the rural setting of our neighborhood.
A small convenience store is the only commercial enterprise in the community. However, it provides all the necessities from fresh bread every day, to fresh vegetables from the area farms, eggs, milk and beer and of course ouzo, among many other amenities.
We have barely any traffic on our streets and walks on them are a pleasure. This part of Schinias has rocky seashores with deep water, lovely coves and lots of privacy. The peninsula and mountainside seashore are protected from development but access for spectacular swimming, snorkeling, and diving is allowed.
A pedestrian only road provides one the pleasure of a long stroll along the sea shore enjoying the pleasure and serenity of the sea with solitude and peace.
We have a 360 view from the villa, enjoying the mountain range, the island far in the sea and the fabulous coast line.
We can provide you with carefree transportation to and from the airport, help you rent a car, or your own private driver at our convenience. Grocery delivery services. private chef, catering. just ask!
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations, Mountain nearby, Warm winter getaways
Nearest train station: 15
Nearest airport: 30
Nearest ferry port: 20
Car is recommended
Last updated on December 10, 2014
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- Washing Machine
- A/C or climate control
- Ceiling Fans
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Housekeeping Optional
- High chair
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Hair dryer
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Elevator access
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 6 Dining chairs
- 8 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - elevator access
- Wheelchair accessible - no