39 STEPS FROM THE SEA
A family owned house exclusively used for rental. It can be rented alone or in combination with our property listed under “139 steps from the sea” which is very close to it. Built during the 60’s it has been recently refurbished but it still maintains its simple character. This house is a real retreat on the second biggest, yet undiscovered, greek island of Evia. It is 150 km from Athens( by car + ferry boat) or 210 km (by car, crossing the Chalkis bridge) .It is situated on the slope of a small hill, it is surrounded by almond, fig and olive trees and has a wonderful view from its 40 sq.m. balcony. It is 50 meters away from the sea. There are no discos, restaurants or coffee shops around, the beach is sandy and very quiet. It is 13 km away from Aidipsos, a famous spa city known from antiquity. During your stay, you can visit the Thermae Sylla Spa ((website hidden) ) considered by Conde Nast Traveller England as one of the top Medical Spas in the World and try different types of treatments. The village Gialtra, where you can find most of the basic shops , is on the top of the hill, within walking distance (10 to 15 minutes).
The house itself is 70 sq.m., it is furnished with taste but has no particular amenities. It is the ideal place for people who want to live in simplicity for some time and enjoy nature, hiking (the place is surrounded by forests), swimming (the sea is very safe, as it is a small gulf) or surfing. Since we have decided to opt for an alternative way of life during our vacations, there is no television, but there is internet connection for you to stay -if you choose to do so- in contact with civilisation.. A car is necessary! The house is composed of a living room with view to the gulf, a small equipped kitchen , a bathroom with a shower and a bedroom with two beds. The living room has a fire place, a pull -out sofa bed plus one bed. There are screens at all the windows and a ventilator in the bedroom.
There is also a shady back porch where you can take your breakfast.
Communication languages: English, French, Italian, Greek
** If you are planning to spent some time in Athens, you can visit our listings on airbnb "Take a walk on the Acroplis side" and "Stylish apartment- Heart of Athens"
it was a unique experience for us and our children. The house is fully equipped and very comfy, communicating very positive emotions and making us feel like home. The view from the terrace is marvelous and the beach is clean and our children had lots of fun!
Our host, Roula, is very polite, friendly and helpful!
All in all, an excellent choice for quite, family holidays.
Simply excellent host and an calm amazing home. We spent our first short holiday with the baby and found the accommodation serene practical and lovely.
All amenities needed, loved the two outdoor seating corners and the view.
We had the time to visit the island and enjoy some of it's beauties but loved our downtime at home as well. Personal touches and a gracious host made it all extra special. Will be back soon !
We loved every second of our stay in Roulas house in Gialtra.
Spent hours at the huge terrace - just couldn't get enough of the beautiful view: Sunrise, morning sun, afternoon relaxing, dinner, stargazing - perfect for everything.
Evia is a beautiful island and late April/early May was a wonderful time to visit - wild flowers everywhere, sunny mild weather, fresh swims and hardly any tourists. The beach is all yours.
And Roula is an incredible host. She gave us all the information we needed and lots of extra tips on what to see, where to buy the best bread and the freshest fish, the local specialities etc. Her hospitality and good advice made a great holiday even better.
We can't wait to come back!
Cercavamo un luogo tranquillo, senza turisti rumorosi e soprattutto bello! La vista da questa casa e' incomparabile e comunica un gran senso di pace.
La casa e' accogliente ed arredata con gusto, esattamente come descritto dalle fotografie, con confortevoli spazi all'aperto.
Nel paese vicino,oltre alla scelta di ristorantini, vi e' una spiaggia con sorgenti di acqua calda termale, che si mischiano con l'acqua di (website hidden) e' la possibilita' di fare escursioni.
Ma il bonus della casa e' la sua proprietaria , Roula, molto disponibile e prodiga di consigli e suggerimenti utilissimi, fara' di tutto per aiutarvi a organizzare la vostra vacanza al meglio.
E....parla un italiano perfetto!
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