1911 Country Retreat
From $549 / night
Description from the owner
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Type: Villa1911 Country Retreat
Description from the owner
1911, country retreat is devoted to carefree and cool lazy summer days, with a big saloon set next to the pool and barbecue area. The other end of 1911, country retreat is warm and comfortable with a fireplace and bedrooms above. There is a huge patio and full sized pool set amongst rolling hills in a private and secure area. Ideal for anybody looking for luxurious solitude.
There is additional accommodation for guests and staff. 1911, country retreat is ideal for all the year round living, with every modern convenience yet tastefully and comfortably furnished with expensive Greek antiques. Exposed beams, stone - flagged floors, antique brass ...Read more
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1911 Country Retreat
Galatas, Crete, Greece
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The island of Poros is located less than 30 miles from Athens. Poros is a small lush island with fascinating scenery on the southern rim of the Saronic gulf. Its close proximity with the north eastern shores of Peloponnese creates a unique scenery like the Norwegian fiords. Poros is accessible by sea. The 1911, country retreat is situated in the mainland right opposite of Poros island and is accessible either by car (rental or taxi) directly from the airport, or by boat to Poros and then taxi boat to cross over to the mainland. At 1911, country retreat everything is walking distance, accommodation, food, skiing, swimming pool and Jacuzzi all in one! Ideal for families with kids ( very protected area).
Distances: 1911 is only 4 kilometers from the village of Galatas (mainland Peloponnese, across Poros Island), meaning 8 minutes by car or 30 minutes walking. In the village of Galatas you can find everything you want: shops, tavernas, cafes, pubs, bars, banks with ATM, super-markets etc. Across Galatas is the island of Poros where you can find everything too. To reach Poros you take the boat taxi (24 hours working) paying only a ticket of 1,00 Euro.
Further details: There are many activities on Poros including: Water sports - skiing, canoeing, dinghy sailing, yacht chartering, paragliding, banana boat, jetski. The harbour is full of interesting shops and there is an abundance of small supermarkets, banks and bakeries selling freshly baked bread. A covered daily market selling meat fish and poultry is open till 1pm and there are many open stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables. The choice of restaurants is very good, all family owned and offering very friendly service. The local wine is organic and very well priced. Many cafes along the harbour have comfortable seating and a late night drink here can be enjoyed amongst the convivial atmosphere of the island.
There are many archaeological places of interest to visit.
The beaches are all sandy and have at least one taverna. Sunbeds and parasols are available for hire.
Poros has many beautiful beaches. Some of these are: Kanali, Askeli, Monastiri, Vagionia, Neorio, Love little Port, Perlia, Plaka, Alikes, Bourtzi.
On almost all the beaches there are facilities for wind surfing and other water sports
1911, country retreat is situated in the mainland right opposite of Poros island and is accessible either by car ( rental or taxi)directly from the airport, or by boat to Poros and then taxi boat to cross over to the mainland. At 1911, country retreat everything is walking distance, accommodation, food, swimming pool and jacuzzi all in one! Ideal for families with kids ( very protected area)!
By Sea: You have to book your flight to Athens. From the airport there is bus ( airport express Line X96) that takes straight to the port of Piraeus Cost: Three (3) Euro per person. Regular departures every 15 minutes. At the port of Piraeus there are regular daily hydrofoil boats called "Flying Dolphins" The trip to Poros is only one hour and the cost is twenty five (25) Euro per person. Children under 10 years old pay half price. Children under 4 years travel for free! After your arrival in Poros if you stay at Drepani Resort you need to take a little taxi boat to cross the channel and get to Galatas in the mainland. You find the little boats next to the hydrofoils. In Galatas you need to take a normal taxi to bring you in our Resort, we are only 4 kilometres away.
By land: Again you book your flight to Athens. From the airport you take the ATTICA ROAD towards Korinth/ Eleusina.You pass the first Toll Station and continue with direction Epidaurus. You take the EXIT B' for Epidaurus and the road leads you to the left with direction Methana, Galatas, Poros. Ten kilometres after the village Kalloni you arrive to Galatas. As you enter to the village of Galatas you will see the local stadium of football in your left hand and there you turn right where you go straight ahaid for 300 meters (passing 2 crossroads) you turn left in the climbing road and you continue straight ahead for another 3 kilometers. In the next crossroad you turn right and you continue for 300 meters until you will see the small orthodox church of Panagitsa in your left hand. You continue straight ahead until you find a u turn where you turn left. You continue for another 300 meters until you find another crossroad where you turn left in the climbing road across the mountain. You continue for 500 meters and you turn right in the paved alleyway that leads to our parking area at 1911, country retreat.
The magic of Poros...
The pass of Poros is magical surrounded by pine trees, olive trees and lemon trees. The beauty of this place has impressed and has been praised by prominent literary people such as the nobelist Giorgos Seferis, Kosmas Politis, Kostis Palamas, Ioulia Dragoumi and the American writer Henry Miller. Many of the houses of Poros are samples of the neoclassical architecture. One can distinguish the Deimezi building made of grey and red stone and Grivas' shop, with its wide doors and the very beautiful interior decoration. Villa Galini, among the most beautiful houses of Poros, has hosted great personalities of the Arts and Literature.
The monastery is surrounded by tall and strong walls, without any openings. There is only the central gate and the loopholes. At the rectangular precinct, there is the temple, the catholic and the family tomb of Tombazis, Apostolis and the Admiral from Hydra Miaoulis. In general, the construction is a sample of island monastery architecture. The temple is simple without many wall paintings. The precious wooden-curved icon, which was made in Kappadokia of Asia Minor in the 17th C, together with the wooden-curved iconostasis and the imposing bishop throne, are of great interest. The temple is a Basilica type with a dome and a tower - like bell - tower.
Walking towards northeastern we reach the Temple of Posidon. Few remains are felt today from the Doric Temple (6th century) made of blue limestone with 34 columns. This place was a sacred asylum for fugitives and castaways. 5 kilometers towards the North there are the ruins of the Russian Dockyard. There in 1834 warehouses and bakeries were built for the supply of the Russian fleet sailing in the Aegean. The Russians kept this property until the 1900s. since 1989, with a Ministerial decision, the Russian Dockyard has been announced as a historical monument due to its great architectural and historical interest.
The ancient Trizina is known as the homeland of Thiseas and it is one of the most interesting places in Poros. All the archeological finds from ancient Trizina are located in the archeological Museum. Continuing your way, a distance of about 3 kilometer from Trizina there is a place called "Vasiliki Tafi" (The Royal cemetery). This area has great interest because of the archaeological finds of the Mycenaean period. Walking towards northwestern we reach "Diavologefiro" which is an abrupt area in Poros but famous for its wild beauty. The visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural environment.
The area is full of blooming flowers and trees. Here the river flows furiously through a deep canyon.
Another worth visiting area is the "Lemon Forest". Lemon trees grow wild in Mediterranean climates and can be easily recognized by their tangy smell of fresh. It is ideal for romantic nice long walks as the sound of the running water is wonderfully soothing. Opposite "Aliki" and more specifically at the eastern of the port there is a small island called Bourtzi with a small castle built in 1827 in order to protect the port. The visitors will have the opportunity to see the castle's thick, tall walls that still exist.
Methana is a volcanic peninsula in the north - east of Peloponnese in Saronicos Bay. Its location, beautifull beaches, hot water springs, the volcano and the mild climate make Methana an attractive destination for holidays snd wekkend trips. The hot water springs offer the visitor cure, relaxation and invigoration.
Attractions worth visiting:
The volcanic crater near Cameni Chora village, which is one of the 30 craters to be found in the peninsula. The volcano erupted around 250BC. The lake "pigeon cave" which ends in three chambers covered with water.
The following peninsula beaches with clear water and lots of fresh fish: Nisaki, Akti Karastamati, Agios Nikolaos, Limniona, Agios Giorgis, Taktikoupoli, Metamorfosi, Kalloni.
The ruins of the citadel of ancient Methana near Vathy, the ancient Baths and quite a number of stone-built churches of historical interest. Trekking in the peninsula mountains - for example the turtle route (4 hour duration).
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Mountain nearby, Rural retreats