2bd,1.5ba,garden,sea view,500m to beach,wifi,parking,wheelchair acc,car advised.
- english, greek
I was born and raised in Greece and have spent most of my life in this beautiful country. Given that I have always lived near the sea, I love swimming and spending time at the beach reading a book or talking to friends. While my kids were still in Greece (they now live abroad), we used to spend every summer in the apartment we now offer through this website so we have learned to love this area and all the beauty and great activities it has to offer - its beaches and natural beauty are truly one of the best kept secrets of Athens for centuries. This apartment has been our summer home for years and we are delighted to have the opportunity to be your hosts and provide a unique holiday for you and your family
Why Fay chose Anavyssos
Luxuriously furnished top-floor all-season holiday apt, walking-distance-to-the-beach, in two-storey villa, on beautifully landscaped grounds. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment has wireless internet access, central heating, a/c, wooden floors, a fireplace, and beautiful covered terraces with panoramic views over the Saronic Gulf and the surrounding area. The villa sits on a hilltop, surrounded by lush gardens.The interior consists of two levels. The apt's southern terraces (photos) offer views of the sunset year round. The northern exposure features beautiful stonework. Parking always available just outside the villa. The energy of quiet area makes you feel very nice! You will love this area and all the beauty and great activities it has to offer - its beaches and natural beauty are truly one of the best kept secrets of Athens for centuries. A great location, near Temple of Poseidon (Sounio), and 'Lavriou,' an amphitheatre,the oldest theatre in Greece...over 3,000 years old, it is called Thoriko. Lavrio is also the nearest port (20min by car) to some Cyclades islands. Our villa is perfectly situated for those that wish to visit Athens and its monuments, but want also to combine their vacations with a seaside stay at a peaceful place. Enjoy a day city tour, visit Acropolis with its new museum and other archaeological sites, Benaki museum in Piraeus str, walk in the old city of Plaka and Psiri and dine in the area of Keramikos. The south suburbs of Athens are well known for their stylish cafes and their shopping roads but also for the famous lake of Vouliagmeni with natural hot healing waters in 15 min by car. After 15 min driving you can access the national highway leading to the rest of the country and visit Elefsina in Attica , Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio in Peloponese or Delphi with the ancient oracle.
What makes this Apartment unique
- On the top of the hill with panoramic views of the Athen's Riviera and near to a wide selection of wonderful beaches. - The energy of quiet area makes you feel very nice. - A lot of things to do, activities, sightseeing, bar, restaurants etc - Only 40 min by car from the centre of Athens and Acropolis 20 min form the magic area of Cape Sounion. - Definitely worth a day trip from our property to Ancient Mycenae or Ancient Epidaurus, or to Nafplio or to Ancient Delphi. - Unique building decorated with very beautiful stone surrounded by lash garden. - Perfect for couples and families.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
House Rules Please turn-off the air-conditions, central heating and the water heater when not in the apartment. Excess use of electricity/heating oil is not environmentally friendly and might cause an additional charge if done excessively. Please ask for best practices upon your arrival; Smoking in the apartment is strictly prohibited (allowed only in the balconies). An additional cleaning fee of Eur150 will be charged if the smell of smoke is detected in the premises upon departure; Please do not throw paper in the toilet. The apartment operates with a naturally filtered septic tank and paper or other similar products might cause blockage or overflow in the houses plumbing system; Garbage needs to be taken to the garbage collection area at the entrance of the village (go through the underpass of Sounio Ave towards the Agios Nikolaos beach and upon entry turn immediately left where you will find the dumpster area); Hosting major social events or parties require prior approval of the owner If anything happens to the furniture (e.g. spill, cut), please let us know as soon as possible; The neighbors and the building in general are quiet; please control noise levels.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Probably the best way to summarize the place is to let you know that that my wife and I are going back to Fay's place. Like it's owner, it is lovely.
Things to remember if you go:
a) it is definitely car country, I would not want to get around without one.
b) the walk up the hill is steep, but doable. We are in our 60's and we walked down and back from the local restaurant several times (mind you we still telemark ski).
c) use your cell phone to find the place. We tried to find the place in the dark without a cell phone. We will be dining out on the story for years.
d) the two CATs. They prefer the roasted chicken from store. They will eat regular cat food, but....
e) small rocky beach. go there. lots and lots of different fish make it great for snorkeling. At least bring masks and snorkels.
f) You can avoid driving in Athens by simply driving your car to the Elliniko metro station in Glyfada.
f) Fay (the owner) is very helpful (she helped us with a rental car).
Thanks again Fay!
The essentials: the knives are sharp; pots are good; range works, fridge is large (did not try the oven);shower works well; toilets flush; the main bedroom is fairly roomy & the bed is comfy; the small beds in adjacent room for kids would be good; clothes washer works well; microwave is good; WIFI worked consistently well; the place feels quite roomy due to the lay-out of the kitchen, living room and adjacent area.
We were really sad when we left.
Spacious and lovely apartment
Clean and spacious apartment with lovely comfortable furniture including super comfy beds! Fully equipped kitchen and all very clean. Fay was very helpful and accommodating and I would fully recommend this apartment to all my friends.
Great place for family and convenient
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Greece and encourage others to visit and this apartment is terrific. The apartment is conveniently located near many nice beaches both large and small. A couple of beaches are easily reached on foot. Grocery and other shopping is convenient and nearby. The location is also, Cape Sounion, and not too far from the airport, Glyfada area, and central Athens. The apartment is clean, very nice and more than adequate for a family. Everything in the flat worked and nothing was broken. The owner was accessible for the few questions we had. A car is recommended and nearly everyone speaks adequate English, if that is a concern.
Highly recommened vacation spot
As a party of four we stayed at the apartment for one week. The apartment was very clean and spacious easily able to handle our group. It was also nicely decorated and gave a relaxing feel. The porch and garden were extremely inviting and comfortable and was a great place for both dinner and breakfast. The kitchen contained all utensils for making any kind of food. As swimmers we found the local beaches sparkling clear and clean and accessible by foot. The owner Fay’s dining recommendations were excellent and not to be missed. The location was excellent for either going into Athens or visiting local sites. I would definitely recommend this apartment and would look forward to a return stay as soon possible.
I stayed at this property for almost 2 months and could not be more pleased. The pictures make this property look amazing, and they don't even do it justice. The views from the garden, living room, and bedroom are superb. Located in one of the nicest areas in Attica, you will not be disappointed. Safe secure parking is provided, with very friendly neighbours. Fay is always there to provide help and any requests are satisfied immediately. I would 100% recommend any of her properties as they are all finished to a very high standard and you will be assured the utmost comfort.
A lovely home for holiday in the sun
My wife and I spent a wonderful long weekend at this garden-level apartment and we recommend it highly. It is spotlessly clean, spacious and quiet, ideal for a hassle-free getaway. The weather was warm and sunny (we were there in October). The host was incredibly helpful - make sure to follow her tips regarding beaches and restaurants in the area. We look forward to returning!
This luxurious villa proves that there is no need to compromise between breath-taking views, walking distance to the beach, a short drive to cozy restaurants and vibrant nightlife, and proximity to Athens and to the airport. Ideally situated in the exclusive area of Agios Nikolaos, just 25 minutes from the airport and 45 minutes from the center of Athens, the villa overlooks one of the most beautiful parts of the 'Greek riviera.' By taking a 5-minute (downhill) walk from the front door, one can choose between sand and pebble beaches, and activities such as wind-surfing and water-skiing. Cozy local tavernas and seaside restaurants specializing in seafood abound along the coastline below the villa. The resort towns of Anavyssos and Saronida, with full-sized supermarkets, restaurants, and bars, are a 5-minute drive away.