Holiday Home in Nerotrivia, Greek Islands - Secluded But Only 90 Minutes From Athens Airport And 700m From Nearest Beach
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Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Everything about this rental was perfect from start to finish. Ares was very easy to deal with and booking was simple. The directions and accompanying details sent prior to the trip were very informative and concise. The house is beautiful and has a lovely ‘flow’,. We loved that we could access the terrace from every room. The design and furnishings are extremely comfortable with all amenities provided for a comfortable stay. The area was just what we wanted for a relaxing week, quiet and peaceful with a fabulous view. We loved it so much we barely left for the whole week! Thoroughly recommended
Everything about this rental was perfect from start to finish. Ares was very easy to deal with and booking was simple. The directions and accompanying details sent prior to the trip were very informative and concise. The house is beautiful and has a lovely ‘flow’,. We loved that we could access the terrace from every room. The design and furnishings are extremely comfortable with all amenities provided for a comfortable stay. The area was just what we wanted for a relaxing week, quiet and peaceful with a fabulous view. We loved it so much we barely left for the whole week! Thoroughly recommended.
Perfect holiday in a perfect house
First of all Ares is a great host who really took care of us. There is a manual that informed us about everything we hat to know about our arrival, shopping, sightseeing and of course about the house. We arrived late in the evening and were a bit afraid driving the narrow mountain roads in the dark. The house was worth it! You have a stunning view across the land, the sea and the mountains around Evia. We wanted to discover some places on the island but almost spent our time "at home", in this beautiful stone cottage with it's well equipped kitchen, huge terrace, wood furniture, cozy beds and open fireplace. The pool was cold but always very clean, the sight was overwhelming day by day, the walk to the sea was a good fitness challenge everyday and worth the sweat and when it's daytime the drive to the house is even half frightening. We'd love to come back, it was an absolute relaxing and beautiful stay! Thank you Ares!
Beautiful villa, gorgeous views
We had an amazing week at the beautiful Villa Semele. Ares has created a really beautiful retreat in a wonderful spot - we really didn't want to leave.
The villa is in quite a remote spot, in lovely countryside, but it's only about an hour and a half from Athens, so it's not difficult to reach. There are friendly, inexpensive tavernas just a few minutes' drive away in Nerotrivia and Politika, and the pretty pebbly beach at Dafni is perfect. The water is clear and shallow, and on a weekday you'll probably have the place to yourself.
Ares gave us a very warm welcome and was always easy to get in touch with. The villa is gorgeous and very well equipped. We usually like to do lots of exploring on holiday but we found we didn't want to leave the villa that much because it was so nice. Swimming in the pool while looking out at the countryside is just lovely, and the terraced area with its big table is perfect for enjoying being outside, with shade from the heat of the sun.
Thank you Ares for a brilliant week. We are very sad to be back at work!
Total peace and quiet - with glorious views
There were two of us, so we had lots of space - the cottage can easily accommodate four people. We wanted peace and quiet, and we certainly got it. The cottage is quite isolated - there are a few houses dotted around, but one is hardly aware of them. It is surrounded by open country, with glorious views of the mountains and the sea, with the mainland beyond. The landscape is enchanting, constantly changing with the weather and time of day.
Internally the layout of the house is very simple and practical. The stone construction gives it a very safe and solid feel, and we appreciated the attention to detail in the fittings and furnishings. The kitchen is very well equipped. The bedrooms and living room all open out onto the terrace, which therefore becomes the focal point (in summer - perhaps in winter the open fireplace would serve this purpose). The terrace in turn overlooks the pool, which we used all the time because it was so convenient, although the delightful little beach is only a short way away. There is a lovely beach taverna with excellent fresh fish about 15 minutes' drive away.
The owner visited to make sure we were comfortable, and he could not have done more to ensure we had everything we needed.
There is a village with some basic shops and a very good taverna a short drive away; a few minutes further there is a bigger village with several grocers and other shops and a choice of restaurants.
A great plus is that, despite being so remote and on an island, it is easy to get to from Athens airport. A car is essential both to get there and to get around. However we also enjoyed some pleasant walks, and there are opportunities for really long walks for the more energetic.
A few random tips: there is no cash machine or filling station in the village, so best to arrive prepared.
I would certainly go back again to this truly delightful place, and very strongly recommend it.
700m to the nearest beach (pebbly, secluded) and a 15 min drive to the lovely beach of Dafni.
Athens Airport is 90 minutes away. Car hire is essential.
Nerotrivia (nearest taverna, shops) 3km, Halkida (capital of Evia), 29km, Athens Airport 130km.
Evia, with a length of 175km, is the second largest Greek island, after Crete, but is relatively unspoilt by tourism. It has beautiful scenery and offers everything from secluded beaches to virtually unknown gorges, extensive pine All reservations must be guaranteed with an initial payment of 30% of the rent upon confirmation. Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.forests to trekkable mountain ranges. Evia also has a rich heritage, including Archaic, Venetian and Ottoman periods. The gulf of Evia is generally acknowledged by Greeks to offer some of the best sea food and fish in all of Greece.