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Villa Amanti, a charming old stone house in Pelion
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In Ano Gatzea , in the olive orchard beside the church, a house from a previous century was brooding in silence, steeped in memories, waiting to be filled again with sounds, colors, images and emotions.
In 2007, it came into the hands of the younger members of the family that had owned it for all of a century. Amalia and Antigone fell in love with this house and its surroundings, and with zest and zeal they decided to bring the house back to life, while retaining its character and charm.Gradually, it turned into a retreat for family vacations and a starting point for group excursions. Friends could relax, children could build memories of summer holidays, and the two women themselves had found a refuge, a place to escape from the crazy commotion of Athens.Realizing their friends' enthusiasm...In Ano Gatzea , in the olive orchard beside the church, a house from a previous century was brooding in silence, steeped in memories, waiting to be filled again with sounds, colors, images and emotions.
In 2007, it came into the hands of the younger members of the family that had owned it for all of a century. Amalia and Antigone fell in love with this house and its surroundings, and with zest and zeal they decided to bring the house back to life, while retaining its character and charm.Gradually, it turned into a retreat for family vacations and a starting point for group excursions. Friends could relax, children could build memories of summer holidays, and the two women themselves had found a refuge, a place to escape from the crazy commotion of Athens.Realizing their friends' enthusiasm and the children's delight, they felt they should share it with others.
Thus came the idea of renting. This house should not remain empty on days that none of their family or friends were able to visit.
They christened it “Villa Amanti” from the first few letters of their names. Amanti, which in Italian means lovers: lovers of the past, the present, of life, of joy and happiness…
And they offer it to you, for your own unforgettable moments.Whether you are a couple, a company of friends, a group, or a family with children, this is the ideal place, because the feeling you are left with after a few days in the house is that “there is plenty of room for everyone, with no overcrowding. Villa Amanti can accommodate up to 10 guests (max. 8 adults) in two bedrooms with double beds, one bedroom with two twin beds and one bedroom with two bunk beds.There are two bathrooms en suite for the bedrooms with the double beds and one shared bathroom for the bedrooms with the single beds and the bunk beds.
Moments that people have experienced in the house and have become indelibly etched on their memory could become your own memories too:Reading by the morning light on the balcony; cooking together in the kitchen; yoga on the lawn in the lower courtyard; endless conversations and Scrabble matches with good wine in front of the fireplace; dancing under the stars in the moonlight; feasts with guitars around the garden table, with the barbecue aglow and your hearts floating free.All will find their own little nook.
How can you say no:
•to a traditional house, by both sea and mountain, remote but at the same time so close to Volos, from where you can set off to the picturesque villages of Pelion and their magical beaches, to the ski center, or the nearby islands?
•to a comfortable house, where you can go with your entire company, all year round, and do nothing but chat, play, and cook with your friends?• to a charming house, for spending a romantic weekend, with endless relaxation and walks to the traditional taverns?
•to a beautiful house, for family vacations, where you can enjoy your coffee on the balcony without worrying about the children, while they play safely in the playground or have fun with the various board games that come with the house?
“We set the scene. Bring your cast and live your own script”
Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: MHTE 0726Κ91000407901More
Beautifully renovated and ornated stone house in a quiet village up the hill side, surrounded by olive trees, with fantastic views to the sea from the terrace, hospitality at its best. A place to come again and again.
Within the forest of mountain Pelion a nice stone house with old fashioned decoration. It is very nice to seat on the veranda and enjoy both the view to the mountain and the sea. The house is well equipped with all kinds of facilities
Villa Amanti is beautifully designed and maintained in every detail. The village is small and simple with great restaurant and just 10 minutes walk through olive groves to the tiny beach. Kato Gatzea is quiet and relaxed and with nice places for coffee and food....More
Date of stay: August 2016
Thank James C
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 16, 2015
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer Wales, United Kingdom
Had a wonderful time. More than enough kid's stuff to keep four kids busy for four full days. Very fun playground with a view. Antigoni et al also helped us by fetching our passports, which I had left in our Athens hotel room, and taking...More
Ano (Upper) Gatzea is a scenic settlement of central Pelion, built at an altitude of 100m and surrounded by olive grooves. It's a charming place ideal for walks and for reaching out nearby villages.
Start your walk from the outstanding church of Euagelistrias, a three aisled basilica of 1933 with an exceptional interior. Continue your visit to the village's old railway station and walk along the rail where the famous Pelion train Moutzouris travels. On the village outskirts, you will find the three bridges from where the train passes constructed by the Italian mechanic, Evaristo De Chirico.
At only 2.5 km from the village, you will find the impressive monastery of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity), near the homonymous settlement. It is build on top of a hill full of olive trees at an altitude of ...
How to get there
• Ano Gatzea, Magnesia is located 17.5 km from the city of Volos, where among other things you will find a bus station, a train station and a harbor,
• Closest airport: Nea Anchialos (42 km, 55 min).
We recommend that you arrange your own means of transport for getting about.
Services available for extra charge:
• Transportation to and from Volos.
• Transportation to and from Nea Anchialos airport (Volos).