About This Listing
Located at the coastal foothills of Mount Olympus, this two storey country house is perfectly located for exploring the surrounding area.
The house owns a 600 sq.m garden with BBQ. There is parking space for three to four cars.
On the lower floor, which is approximately 50 sq. meters, there is a spacious living/dining room with sofa bed for two people and direct access to a covered patio. There is a bedroom with a big double bed. A kitchen, fully equipped with an electric oven, microwave oven, refrigerator with freezer and coffee machine. Also a bathroom with shower and toilet.
On top floor (attic) there is a bedroom with a double bed that accommodates 2 and a small living room with a sofa.
Start your day with a swim in the sea, 750m from the house, end up at the top of the mountain Olympus at 2917m!
In just 10min drive go for shopping to the closest city Katerini's market or watch a theatrical performance in the ancient theater of ancient Dion. A summer festival runs every year. Let me know when you visit and it will be my pleasure to update you with details and suggestions.
Interaction with Guests
On the arrival date I will be most happy to personally welcome you, show you around share all great tips and suggestions depending on the season of your visit.
The area is famous for its high quality local products: wine from local vineyards and fresh vegetables from my grandfather's garden.
The nearest mini market is close to the sandy beach just 700m. away.
An excellent fist taverna is 2 minutes walking from the house.
It is highly advisable that you rent to a car to enjoy your holidays in this area. Feel free to ask me information about the local car rental companies.
Unfortunately, the public transportation is not well developed in the region. 2km away there is a bus stop to Litochoro and Katerini every 30 minutes. The train station is 5km away.
Other Things to Note
Water is not for drinking, bottled provided. 9 litres/day.
George is very friendly and hospitable people. The house is clean and have well-equipped kitchen. Near the house is a nice tavern and near a very large and fairly clean beach.
Next to the house passes a small road. Some cars and tractor drive on this road. Sometimes it's noisy.
Easily accessible from the house in Thessaloniki, Meteora and Olympus. If you want swim and travel, this house is well stop.
Georgios was a great host. He sent good travel directions and met us at a nearby landmark to show us the way. The house was nicely presented, with fresh local fruit & produce to welcome us.
Georgios offered help and advice during our stay when asked (recommended tavernas to eat in, walks to try and places to visit), but did not interrupt our holiday.
The house is comfortable and friendly. It's an authentic farmhouse, in a little farming village, so expect water pumped up from a nearby spring and goats wandering along the road. (The upstairs bedrooms are in the low-ceilinged loft, up a spiral staircase, so not great for a family of 6-footers, or elderly arthritic joints, but we loved it.)
Front garden is enclosed and has shade from huge trees, so a good place for children to play, but not the green grass you may be used to in UK.
Location: it's an easy drive from Thessaloniki airport and in reach of many interesting day trips, history, culture, mountain walks, beaches of all kinds. Beaches: The nearest beach is 4 minutes easy stroll away, quiet and undeveloped, with beautiful clear water and golden sand. A younger child may be deterred by a narrow strip of seaweed but most will skip 2 strides over the seaweed to the clear gently sloping sandy sea beyond. Plus there is a choice of many other more developed beaches within 30 mins drive, if you want cafes, shops, music and general seaside fun.
Mount Olympos presides over the valley, a grand backdrop when you wake up, when you're swimming, when you're eating outside.