Trikeri villas, for nature lovers 1

House - Entire home/apt · Agia Sofia, Agia Sofia, Trikeri island, Thessalia 37009, Greece
Lina Fanis
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In enchanting Pelion, the land of the Argonauts, in the sapphire waters of Pagasitikos Bay, lies the island of Palaio Trikeri.Motorized transport is forbidden there. The only “4x4” has ears.
Palaio Trikeri, for centuries the home of a small fishing community, with its Byzantine Monastery dominating the island, now offers a unique opportunity to visitors to taste the natural way of life on this virgin island.
The 4 autonomous houses of Trikeri Villas are on the seafront and built in the traditional Pelion style.
A few word about Trikeri island.
The island of Trikeri, in the south of Pagasitic gulf and at the tip of the Magnesia peninsula, is particularly beautiful and remains, architecturally at least, more or less unchanged since the beginning of the century. It is not much more than a mile across, and a less than a thirty minutes walk takes one across to the other side of the island. With a population of fewer than 100, it is so little known that it doesn't even get a mention in most guidebooks.
The island is free of any traffic (no roads, no cars) and transport is by foot, donkey or boat. There are plenty of olive trees, juniper, oleander and wild flowers. Its untouched bush land and crooked pathways, its numerous wildlife and the stunning sunsets provide the perfect environment to get away from it all. There are dozens of remote coves to be found around the entire coastline; Trikeri, Pithos and Ai Giannis are pebble, while Afetica, Ai Giorgis, Pithu and Agia Sophia are sandy and pebble. Following the coastal paths, it is possible to walk around the island in half a day.
The sleepy village -named Trikeri- has a couple of taverns and a mini market. There are very few visitors, even in the height of summer. The island is dominated by the Monastery of the Virgin Mary, which is a 15 minutes' walk from the quay and well worth the stroll. It has a small 18th-century church with an arcaded courtyard of cells, and an overgrown garden of orange trees and Madonna lilies. Guests are welcome to visit at certain times of the week.
The island’s only village “Agios Ioannis” has a couple of tavernas, cafe, bar and a mini market with all that you need. Rustic and simple, the village is a pretty place where the locals are incredibly hospitable and welcome newcomers.
The location is perfect for boat lovers as you can moor up for free. The island is within the Pagasitic gulf, so the waters are mostly exceptionally calm. The nearest point of mainland is 5 minute boat ride away. You can explore the beautiful mountains of the Pelion and visit the white sandy beaches of the Aegean on the other side. There are many interesting tours which are possible in a days drive, taking in the mountain villages. The Trikeri boat-taxi will collect you even late at night if you make arrangements before you leave.
Days are spent swimming, snorkeling, fishing, walking or relaxing with a good book.
Each house sleeps 2-4 people. It has one bedroom, living area (with 2 single beds), kitchen, bathroom with shower and is fully equipped.

Permit Number: 0726Κ10000190501

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Security Deposit: $140
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
  • For the price, this place could not be beat. It is close to the center and roomy enough for a short stay. There is no easy way to get internet access (and, if you succeed--which is by no means probable--then you have to pay for it). The second bed is a sordid little roll-out cot. Other than that, the apartment was faithfully described by its owner.

    I do have one reservation about recommending the apartment, though, even to travelers who are able to deal with the above-mentioned inconveniences. It is that the apartment seems to be a stressful burden to its owner. Lina seems to be very busy and harried, which compromises the quality of her interactions with her guests. We had to wait over an hour past the agreed meeting time to check into the apartment. After sitting on the stoop in the dark for twenty minutes, we called Lina, who suggested that we go to a cafe up the street with our suitcases and wait an additional hour. At the end of that hour, she had not called, so we went back to the apartment. She had arrived and was rushing about the apartment, still trying to get it presentable. It was passable, but not "clean" by the standards of most airbnb listings. We had to rewash every dish and glass before using it, because they had food and soap residue on them, and there were stains and animal hair on the sofa, for example.

    One could look beyond all of this, since Lina seemed well-intentioned, if overburdened and disorganized. However, after we checked out, Lina sent a tersely worded message decrying the condition in which we left the apartment. Admittedly, I did break a wineglass during the final clean-up, and I apologized for it right away. I did not sweep or mop because I could find no implements to do either (and I was not told of any during the very rushed check-in process). Since there is no washing machine, I could not clean the sheets or towels. Normally, I would have done all of these things, and I felt bad not doing them. However, I am not sure that, given the condition in which we found the apartment and the questionable treatment at check-in, it was quite fair of Lina to use such exaggerated language about how we left the apartment. Again, based on my short encounter with Lina, she seems like she means very well, but it also seems as though she might be too pressed for time to keep up on the work involved in renting a vacation apartment.

    June 2014
  • It was great staying at Lina's apartment ... the location is Super ... it really cant get any better, the tram station is right infront of the house .. one stop and you are in the center, u can still walk it in 10 mins max ... the apartment is 5 mins away on foot from Plaka (best place in Athens) ...

    As for the apartment, it is clean and very cosy .. Lina is so helpful and would get out of way to help you out and is always reachable for your inquiries.

    i would definitely stay there in my future visit to Athens.

    May 2014
  • Lina's apartment has a great location, we didn't have to use tram or metro not even once. The neighborhood was very beautiful, with grocery store very near and tram station just across the street. We found it very safe and didn't have any problems walking to apartment after midnight.
    Apartment is very spacious and fully equipped. We found it pretty comfortable, although the beds were not perfect.
    I would recommend this apartment to young people, and would definitely return here when I visit Athens again. Thanks Lina :)

    May 2014
  • We had a warm welcome from Dimitra and Leonidas with a nice treat. The house was clean and spacious and literally everything we could need was there. Especially great with two little ones with us. We spend nice hours on the veranda and in the big garden and enjoyed playing pool with the older kids as well.
    The house only had a cigarette smell but with 2 or 3 days blowing fresh air through the house this smell was gone.
    Dimitra and Leonidas were very helpful and even showed us around in the area which was very helpful for an even better stay.
    We had some nice dinners in a village Nea Makri close to Marathon. But we were mainly focussed on visiting Athens which was a 50 min drive and 20 min metro to reach the Acropolis city heart. So yes we enjoyed visiting Greece and this house a lot.

    May 2014
  • Ok what is the important when you visit somewhere? Location! Location because you want to be far from things and always have to use public transport. Location cause you want to be in a safe place. Well Lina's flat is perfectly placed, 10 mins walk from the center 10 mins walk from the airport bus. 2 mins walk from the Olympic stadium and 2 mins from the Zeus temple.

    The flat had all that is required in the kitchen and also some TV channels in English for those nights you have no more legs(Athens is very hilly) Lina, was waiting for us on time, with a smile, made us very welcome and explained things in perfect English. Five stars!

    April 2014
  • This flat is well situated, 2 minutes walking from the metro station Dafni (red line, 10 minutes away from the center of Athens). There are many shops, restaurant and coffee around and also a supermarket.
    As for the flat, it is very nicely decorated with lot of taste. The pictures are pretty much accurate, exception made of the bathroom which is actually smaller than expected but it was ok though. The flat is at the last floor of the building, therefore the terrace provides you with a very nice view on the lycabetus mount.
    The building is pretty new, the elevator also.
    The flat being quite close to a main street, it may seem noisy when windows are opened.
    The main issue I have about my stay was that I was surprised to find out adhesive scotch around most of the drawers and cupboards of the flat. In the kitchen, the cutlery, the plates and glasses were laying on the work plan outside the cupboards. In the bedroom, clothes couldn't be hung because no closet was open and empty. That was the main issue in my stay because otherwise everything was quite perfect with the flat. The contact with the host was warm and efficient, we even had a nice surprise of getting biscuits and a home made cake during the stay.
    I would warmly recommend this place.

    March 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 103 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 129 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • The apartment was great. A well equiped new kitchen, a good bed, a washingmachine, a big balcony, a very nice view (6th floor) and always a hot shower. There are nice details in the apartment, like old wooden doors and carpets. Lina and ms. Panagoti are very friendly and helpfull. The apartment is near Dafni metrostation. By metro you can reach in 4-5 stops the centre of Athens and you are at Monasteraki/Plaka, Acropolis, Acropolis-museum, Roman Agora, Syntagma, Omonia en National Museum.
    The on the website mentioned bus X97 to the airport didn't operate when I was there. That's no problem because there are other possible connections between the apartment and the airport (metro/train, metro/bus, taxi or transfer arranged by Lina).
    A great place to stay!

    February 2014
  • The flat is very well located. Lina is very kind and very helpful. Closed too the flat you have a small shop to buy everything, where the guy speak well english! Also a good bakery! In the flat, you have everything you need. Thank you so much Lina!

    October 2013
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It all started as the story of the founders of airbnb. At first we rented our apartment just for the extra money. Then after a few months, some relatives asked as if we can manage their property. We accepted and day by day our company grew. Now we manage properties for other people. We love our country very much and despite the economical crisis, we know that millions of people standing besides us Greeks and visiting our country for their vacation. If you choose to be our guest in one of all properties we manage we will try to make you feel like home. This is the most important thing for us. To make other people leave their vacation as they were Greeks.
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