Cleaning services are available once a week. Additional services can be arranged as requested for 45 Euros a day (normally around 4-5 hours). We only ask that you let us know when you book so that we can have the staff ready for you. As we are determined to be an eco-friendly home, we use only non-toxic cleaners.
For some of you who are traveling from afar and are in need of basic groceries to tide you over for the day until you can do your own shopping, we will be happy to accommodate you. There is a charge of 45 Euros.
At the villa, we have a three ring binder full of information on the villa and the area, including maps. However, having traveled widely ourselves to many foreign places, we know what it means to be arriving, with a horrendous lack of sleep and exhausted in a country that does not speak your language! It all sounds Greek to you! Well, don't worry, when you have arrived at the villa and rested a bit, we will be happy to drive you around to show you the area and familiarize you quickly with some of the local spots you will find very useful (restaurants, banks, grocery stores, the beach etc.) If we are not there at the time, then our property manager will handle everything for you.
- Air Conditioning in all bedrooms and family room.
Ceiling fans in several bedrooms family room, sitting room and dinette area.
- Satellite TV
- Fully equipped Kitchen with Microwave, Convection Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils
- Linens, beach towels
- Washer & Dryer (winter only),
- Central Heating.
We have ADSL WIFI Internet access, so you can bring your laptop and enjoy the villa and the view while you access your world any time at any place. If you use SKYPE, you can certainly enjoy using it as you are used to doing at home. In case you do not have your laptop with you, we do have a dedicated desktop for your access to web mail. We just ask you to be diligent about the use of the Internet and access to restricted web sites. You need to let us know ahead of time if you need access to our system.
We provide you with Internet telephony (Voice over IP). You have unlimited International calling. We just want to caution you that sometimes the Internet is not that reliable!
We have a library of travel books and novels.
Since our grandchildren visit every summer, we have an assortment of Disney movies!
We have a selection of DVD's for most tastes both for children and adults that you can enjoy on a flat panel TV.
We have an assortment of beach chairs and umbrellas, beach towels, along with the various buckets, shovels etc. for the kids.
The best way to see Athens is to take the bus into the city and use it's excellent subway system. Three alternatives exist for visiting sites outside Athens such as Delphi, Epidavros, etc. The first alternative is organized day trip bus tours to these places. Their current fees vary from €50 to €100 Euros per person. The second is to hire a private tour which runs from €180 to €300 euros for the day dependent upon the distance. The third is to drive your self. Driving outside Athens is not difficult and easily done. For most groups, the private tours or rental car options are definitely more economical than an organized tour and are far more rewarding as you can stop or deviate when ever you wish.
We recommend our favorite private tour service by "Stavros". A high percentage of our guests have used his services with excellent feedback. Stavros and his lovely wife Rosa, speak English very well, and have traveled widely around the world themselves. They can recommend wonderfully day trips and trekking spots (their specialty). They can tailor your stay and activity based on your interests, length of time you want to spend, where and how often you want to stop. All you need is ask.
Stavros can drive his car or yours! Your choice!
Just write to Rosa