We have just returned from a perfect week based at this beautiful villa. The ambiance, facilities, views, are all excellent. Our host Francis has managed the art of always being available, but out of sight, to perfection - not that anyone would mind his company, as he is a genuinely lovely guy with a wealth of local knowledge to share - if required. Our intention on booking the villa was to enjoy our daughter’s wedding, visit Athens central and the Riviera , but be based away from the hurly burly and retreat to rural Greece. All of this was comfortably achieved with the added , unenvisaged bonus of beautiful walking in the rolling hills right outside the villa. The 2.35 mile walk to the ‘top’ and the beautiful, tiny church, starting from the villa, provided the most stunning views of the peninsula and more moments to remember. An hour’s drive to parking in Athens central; 30 mins to the airport; 5/10 mins to the coast - this is an ideal base.
We comfortably dined 12 around the large table on the terrace overlooking the rolling hills of olive groves.
We are grateful to Francis for his patience in adapting to our booking requirements, his hospitality, and allowing us to share his lovely home. I do not say this lightly - everything was perfect.
First thing to say is that this property is extremely well appointed. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities and the standard of these, and indeed all fixtures, fittings and decor throughout the house, is top quality.
The views from the property are charming, and having one's own pool in such a delightful setting is a deal breaker!
Meals may be taken indoors, or, as we took the opportunity to do on every day of our stay, on the charming terrace by the swimming pool. The terrace houses a large artesan table beneath a pergola, which provides shade and therefore allows al fresco eating at any time of the day, allowing you to take in the views.
The hosts are charming and attentive. The standard of both service and food we received during our stay lived up to the decor and surroundings, by also being top quality.
Would I go there again?... in a heartbeat!
Highly recommended if you want a high quality venue, that is peaceful and relaxing, but still within easy reach of Athens.
This is the second time we have been back to Cotes Des Oliviers, and once again it did not disappoint. Not too far from the airport, we were sitting by the pool and relaxing before we knew it! The house is even more beautiful than we remembered . A lot of thought and effort has gone into the design and finish of this house, and we really did feel in the lap of luxury. The outside area is peaceful and pretty as we ate outside for every meal. The pool kept us cool throughout the day and it was lovely to feel a sense of privacy. Although we did a lot in our time spent here - day trip to Athens, walks in the nearby nature reserve, trips to the beach and nearby towns - our main focus for this holiday was to relax, and that is exactly what we did!! I would love to go back again!!
What a wonderful place, beautiful views, stunning decor must be amongst the best on the area. Can't wait to revisit
At approx. 30 minutes drive from the airport this villa was the ideal place for us to unwind and let us pamper with great meals. The silance is overwhelming and the views are stunning. After a day visiting Athens, we were glad to be back.
We are very happy to have found this pearl and will definately come back.
We had a wonderful stay at Côtes des Oliviers. This luxurious villa is an absolute delight , it really is a hidden gem secluded in the beautiful Greek countryside but only about 50k from the the centre of Athens where we spent a day sightseeing and exploring the bustling streets of the capital, more than happy to return to our calm , peaceful surroundings in the evening !
Our hosts Francis and Anita were extremely accommodating , providing sumptuous breakfasts and delicious meals cooked from locally sourced fresh foods and vegetables from their organic garden. I will certainly be booking another stay in summer.
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Every attention to detail has been given to the design and layout of this spacious and luxurious villa,offering guests the perfect five star holiday experience.The British owners,who are fluent in several languages and are long term residents of Greece,like to share their vast knowledge regarding places of interest and Greek culture.They are both gourmet cooks, serving artistically presented,extremely tasty and varied culinary delights.The beautiful, fragrant garden,with its abundance of Mediterranean trees, plants and flowers, including bougainvillea, lavender and rosemary, has plenty of shaded areas and a pretty pool. It is the perfect retreat for the author,reader, artist,yoga enthusiast,family reunions, small events or anyone wanting to relax and unwind in complete privacy. Panoramic views across the countryside, vines and olive groves are experienced from all areas of the land. The interior of the residence is equally stunning, with it's tasteful, comfortable furniture, spacious rooms and roaring fire in colder weather.Within close proximity are beaches and coves for swimming, forested hills, a national park,which is ideal for hiking, quaint traditional tavernas, and the fishing port of Lavrion, with it's old silver mines,traditional fish market,where a variety of fresh fish and seafood is also cooked,cafeterias trendy bars and a picturesque harbour, from where boats regularly depart for the nearby island of Kea. Sunset, viewed through the columns of the local ancient temple of Poseidon,set high above the sea at Sounion, is an experience of a lifetime, transporting the visitor back to the wonder of the ancient Greeks and the mythological tales surrounding King Aegeus and Theseus. A journey to Athens along the coastal 'Riviera' is also breathtakingly beautiful and not to be missed.Hiring a car would be a good idea, although public transport is available on the coastal road.