We have been renting Holiday properties for 12 years and have never been as impressed with a house or owner as we were with this house.
The location is perfect if you want a base away from Athens - but close enough to be able to visit the sights.
We took the Metro into the centre to see the sights but drove in the following evening to see it lit up at night.
The house is not big but beautifully furnished. The garden is fab with lots of places to catch the sun or the shade during the day.
Supermarket is 200m (Carrefour)
Stunning selection of beaches within a 10 min drive - the coastline is lovely - and a good selection of restaurants in the town.
However best part of the visit was the welcome and hospitality of the owners - they really went above and beyond the call - we were blown away by their friendliness, enthusiasm and love & knowledge of their country.
I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
House is located in Vari, on road with many restaurants and shops, we saw them while approaching the place. But place itself is quiet, in 200 meters from major facilities.
We arrived about midnight, leaving that afternoon from Alonissos, and Makis (host) met us on the street when we missed his house.
From the very beginning it was like a fairy tale. First night I thought house was not large, in the morning I understood it was very cozy and had everything.
Sitting room with 2 great sofas, fireplace and satellite TV, dining room with big table, fully equipped kitchen (it has a lot of tableware, china, utensils, everything we could imagine), fridge full of food on arrival, 3 cozy bedrooms, nice wooden stairs, big balcony. Everything is well designed, stylish. I would say a good designer made this.
We travelled with my parents, daughter 1.7 yo, and my brother, 5 adults and kid. So this house just fitted us. They even bought a crib for our daughter.
On our arrival Xenia's (Makis' wife) very good cake waited for us, plus fruit, kitchen was full of tea, coffee, greek honey, home made olive oil, wine, home made liqueurs, spirits, muesli etc... It was amazing!
Garden is large and cozy, with sofas, dining table, grill, it has even washer (was not in property's list), many trees and flowers, and even live turtle!
So it's just a house of our dreams.
Last saturday of our stay Xenia cooked a greek dinner, and it was a right thing in right time!
In short, Makis and Xenia are just great people.
As for location, with our car we got to Varkiza's beach in 5 minutes, to Athens' center in 30 minutes.
For drawback: bikers at nights.
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