Villa Sunset of Katevati, Koundouros, Kea

Cycladic house hosted by Byron

  1. 8 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 4 baths
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This multi level villa built mainly in the local stone tradition, perched 150m above sea level, looking west towards Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon on the mainland, offers comfortable stays for up to eight persons with breathtaking vistas.

Many verandas and the shaded by a large pergola pool area ensure many corners for any time of the day. The separate 'guest-house' with two bedrooms and its own bathroom, TV, small fridge, kitchenette, air con and Wi-Fi repeater.
There is parking area

The space
All rooms are air-conditioned and a central heating for the winter season. No smoking is allowed indoors, its OK for outdoors. The multilevel set-up means that there are external and internal stairs. Although the kitchen is not large, is very well equipped for simple to gourmet cooking, includes a dishwasher, large refrigerator, ice maker, blender, 2 gas & 2 electric ranges with overhead hooded fan cum illumination, oven, filter and expresso coffee makers, toaster etc. Wi-Fi coverage is complete both indoors and outdoors via three repeater/extender stations.
The house is built on a 3,200 sq. meters of terraced property with unobstructed 180° view and automated irrigation system for the plants. A gardener, pool maintenance person visits twice a week. Extra cleaning arrangements can be made. The closest very neat LIGIA beach is just 800 meters away, while the two other main beaches, about a five to ten minute drive. KOUNDOURAKI [offers a Water Sports facility including a Dive Center, Bar and Umbrellas] while PORTO KOUNDOUROS, sheltered from the northerly winds [meltemi] is a main Blue Flag sandy beach with Bar and Restaurant, kids playground and open day and night. There are a number of restaurants in the area, as well as two mini-markets in nearby Pises village, within a 10 to 20 minutes drive.

Guests will definitely need to rent a car or minivan for their movements and to explore this history rich island, only 2-3 hours away from the Athens International Airport, reachable via an hour’s ferry boat ride from the Port of Lávrion.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Bay view
Marina view
Beach access
Free parking on premises
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
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Where you’ll be

Kokkinada, Kea, Cyclades, Greece

We have fallen in love with KATEVATI hill at first sight back in the early 90’s. The name means stepping down, and originates from an ancient cistern cave which has a long stone stairway, [the site can be visited by a 10 minuets walk to the north of our property], The 150 m. elevation offers breathtaking vistas while its westerly orientation redeems us with unique “tableau vivant” sunsets. Back in those days five friends decided to each build his own quaint summer house, thus conquering the hill on an exclusive basis. We were the pioneer developers of the area. Our not so distant neighbors in next village Kambi, includes Queen Salma of Morocco. The lovely and sheltered Koundouros Cove [aka Holy Port in ancient times], attracts an ever changing flock of yachts, from mundane sailing boats to super motor yachts of the very rich. Watching their anchoring maneuvers, silhouettes, or lighted masts and sterns at night, adds to the overall magic ambiance.
The entire Koundouros area has been benignly developed in the past 30 some years, almost exclusively using the local unpainted stone as the architectural style, thus structures are blending quite unobtrusively into the natural stone and dry Kean and Cycladic landscape. Affluent Athenians were the main investors during the pre-economic crisis of the post 2010 era. Nowadays the demographics are shifting, attracting new homeownership from France, Italy, Russia, Belgium and Germany. To boot, a lot of properties are offered for short-time rentals via platforms as Airbnb.
This vibrant mix together with the island’s natural beauty, pristine clean and warm blue Agean seas, superimposed with the rich history of Kea [aka Tetrapolis] spanning to prehistoric times, the antiquities to visit and a jewel of an Archeological Museum, can keep our guests happily occupied during their stay with us.

A bit of Kea Island History/Mythology.

Kea was once called the Water Island, Ydroussa, and it is believed that the name is connected to the water nymphs, that lived here according to mythology. Because it was such a pretty island, gods got jealous, and sent a lion to ravage the land. The nymphs fled, and as a consequence, the island dried out. The Keans then asked Apollo's son Aristaeus for help, and he built a temple to Zeus, who apart from being the highest god, also was the one who sent rain. This pleased him, and the nymphs and waters returned, giving Kea a fertile soil with good crops.
The island has been inhabited since Neolithic times. In the 13th century, the island was ruled by the Venetians, and 300 years later by the Turks. Meanwhile, Kea was often raided by pirates, and the locals suffered greatly. It is therefore not surprising that Kea was one of the first Greek islands to enroll in the War of Independence in 1821.
Chora (Ioulida): is the capital of the island. It is a 20 minutes drive from the villa. It is a picturesque town with narrow cobbled street (not accessible by cars), with restaurants, cafes, shops ATM's, chemists and more. The view from Chora over the Port of Korissia and the sea is spectacular. When sunset comes, find a cafe, have a glass of wine and be amazed!!!
Vourkari, Kea: The little harbor of Vourkari is a 30-35 minute drive from the house and a delightful place popular with the yachting crowd. Although there is no beach in Vourkari itself, the lovely sandy beach at Gialiskari with its recommended "EORA" beach restaurant/bar. Vourkari has quite a busy nightlife and there are several good fish restaurants and a couple of trendy bars. There is also a mini-market, a couple of arts and crafts shops and some boutiques.
Otzias Bay is only a 10 minute drive from Vourkari and the pretty island capital Ioullis is another 15-20 minutes scenic drive taking the back road, offering an opportunity to visit the landmark of the Ancient Lion of Kea. The Otzias Bay has a long stretched sandy beach with a lagoon section that makes it ideal for swimming for families with small children. The organized beaches of Spathi, are on the eastern side of the island.
Unlike other Cycladic destinations, Kea remains a quaint, low profile, rugged island, with few tourists, and an abundance of pristine beaches, beautiful blue-green waters, and ancient cobblestone marked foot-paths, bird-watching nature reserves, few hotels and mostly, privately owned houses.
Seasonally or permanently, to relax and enjoy, Kea boasts known names of the Greek and international jet-set in business, law, science, and art, as it appeals to the discerning visitor who seeks tranquility, authenticity and a genuinely Aegean environment.

More readings here: destinationkea_dot_com/en/the-island/history/ and here: destinationkea_dot_com/en/the-island/mythology/

Hosted by Byron

  1. Joined in December 2013
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Retired businessman from the IT sector. Classic car collector and active as a Co-Founder of the Classic Car Center of (Website hidden by Airbnb) Ex Board of Directors member of the Federation Hellenique des Vehicles Ancients and same for Greece's largest Antique Car Club-PHILPA. (Website hidden by Airbnb) Also President of the NGO 'Friends of Kea island Society'. My personal Blog is this: (Website hidden by Airbnb)
Retired businessman from the IT sector. Classic car collector and active as a Co-Founder of the Classic Car Center of (Website hidden by Airbnb) Ex Board of Directors member of the…


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