About This Listing
At the coastal foothills of the legendary mount Olympus, the original kingdom of Zeus and the 12 Gods of Greek mythology, the Moskoff estate consists of a 50 acre forest landscape amid an unspoiled, pristine environment overlooking a quiet beach. The property at stake is 13 acres, including a 250 square meters Villa. The Villa's chalet style architecture designed by the Italian owner Amina Arrigoni Moskoff, the estate’s unique location right next to an excellently preserved medieval Castle and the Moskoff family history’s reputation as philanthropists, make this property a local landmark known to thousands of visitors.
The Villa itself is situated at the highest top of the estate on a small hill overlooking the Aegean sea. Its proximity -walking distance- from the beach is 3 minutes walking downhill amid the tall pines of the estate. From the northern side the Villa's living room, our guests have a spectacular unrestricted view to the medieval Castle of Platamon, a landmark of high archaeological beauty and significance that you can also reach within a 20 minute walking distance. Driving uphill by car, the Villa's distance from the national motorway is only 2 minutes and within 10 minutes you can reach the picturesque village of St. Panteleimonas in mount Olympus with its traditional architecture and peaceful mountain culture. The coastal village of Platamonas is also reached within a 4 minute drive and offers plenty of modern amenities and Greek traditional leisure facilities. The cosmopolitan city of Thessaloniki and its international airport are also reached within a 50 minute drive (the big cities of Katerini and Larissa are also accessible in about half an hour northbound and southbound respectively). In the same proximity, the archaeological sites of Dion and Vergina, offer to the visitor the two most important monuments of Ancient Macedonian history. Expedition to the top of Mount Olympus (2917 meters) offers a unique opportunity to experience this world class monument of natural heritage. Other must-see local excursions include a romantic cruise along river Penios while crossing the spectacular Tempi canyon and a visit to the Ampelakia village, with its distinguished local architecture and great history.
The Villa was built in 1969 with unrestricted view to the sea, the Platamon Castle & Mountain Olympus and offers a unique sense of privacy and serenity. It has 3 levels, one ground level, the first floor and a basement. The ground level consists of 3 bedrooms with bathroom, a spacious, luminous living room with fireplace & monastic decoration & furniture and a fully equipped kitchen. On the first floor there is a spacious attic with bedroom, fire place, walk-in closet, separate bathroom and excellent view. The Villa can accommodate 8 to 10 persons. The living room and entrance floor is made by black and white marble and the windows are furnished with wooden decoration and Oregon frames. The villa has a large veranda, surrounding all rooms on the ground level leading to the garden. The garden is mostly flat and child friendly and it also consists of two ponds, tall pines, cypresses and all kinds of forest trees & flowers. The kitchen is fully equiped and we offer on-call cleaning-service, gardener & house-keeper. There is walking distance proximity to beaches, supermarket and sea-side tavernas. Banks & bakery (1,2km), heath center at Litochoro (10km) and hospital at Katerini (30km). The garden also includes a small private Chapel that provides a unique setting for private Weddings or Christenings.
The Villa is available for rental from March to October with a minimum stay of 6 nights.
Other Things to Note
The Garden includes a small Chapel that provides a unique setting for private Weddings or Christenings!
We would like you to take care of the house and discuss any problem with the housekeeper. The housekeeper will be visiting the house during your stay and will be at your disposal for any requests. More detailed house rules will be shortly announced and will be announced to confirmed guests. Every day cleaning service at the price of 40Euro per day, service upon request.
De verhuurder en de nieuwe caretaker waren beide aanwezig om ons welkom te heten en alles uit te leggen.
Het is een groot huis op een domein, dus dat was zeer nuttig.
Het huis is nog meer bijzonder dan de foto's doen vermoeden. Locatie is super, vanaf elk terras een prachtig uitzicht en volledige privacy.
Via een eigen pad de heuvel af zit je met 2-3 min op het strand en bij een goed restaurant.
Met een wandeling via de oude spoorlijn, langs het strand of over de weg ben je met 15 min in het dorpje met divers supermarkten en restaurants. Een gezellige drukte waar we mn Grieken tegen kwamen. Veel mogelijkheden voor eenvoudige griekse maaltijden.
Het huis gaf ons ondanks dat het begin april was voldoende kans om elke ochtend buiten te kunnen ontbijten en een paar dagen ook nog s'avonds kunnen buiten eten met het zicht op de besneeuwde Olpympus.
We hadden wat problemen met sommige apparaten, maar dit heeft de caretaker binnen de mogelijkheden proberen op te lossen.
Het huis is gedateerd en we begrepen van Heracles dat er dit jaar wordt gestart met opknappen.
Een mooiere plek kunnen wij ons niet indenken voor een vakantie aan de kust.
Our group spent a wonderful vacation in this year thanks to Heracles and villa Moskoff.
The villa, garden and forest looks absolutely amazing, and is perfect for families with kids, which took full advantage of it.
We took all our meals on terrace, which offer plenty of space for meal, relax and playing.
The beaches around villa are stony ones, not suitable for small kids, but there are plenty of other sandy beaches in Platamonas and Nei Peri.
Heracles, and communication with him was very pleasant, being in the top hosts offering useful information and precise details which saved us a lot of time to search the Internet or elsewhere.
In one evening, Mary cooked us a delicious and copious meal for very reasonable price
Overall, this was one of the most impressive vacation in Greece, the Platamonas arounds are full of various wonderful places, which can be visited in those not so sunny days from september.
We stayed at the villa for seven days in the end of August 2014. The weather was mild and very pleasant, and this period is probably the finest for visiting this part of Greece.
The villa is huge, with high ceilings and thick walls which keep the inside cool during the day, and there is no need of air conditioning, in fact you feel much better like this. Its owner Heracles has preserved the original style and spirit of the house, which we enjoyed very much.
The garden and the forest around it are fantastic. There is a large and very well maintained lawn next to the house, where you can walk and run barefoot and children can play outdoor games until late. There is a wide veranda that encircles the house from all sides, and it is the perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon looking at the sea or at the castle up above.
There is a number of beaches very close by, including an enormous sandy beach in Nei Pori which starts just 5 minutes drive to the south. There are also some very nice traditional villages with good tavernas in the hills behind the villa, like Lithohoro and Paleo Panteleimonas.
Our host Heracles was very nice and helpful. Mary, the housekeeper, was charming and made us feel at home.
Heracles is a very nice person who took care of everything we needed. He phoned us several times during our stay in order to make sure that everything was OK.
The housekeeper, Meria, is very nice too. She welcomed us when we arrived and explained everything about the house.
As you can see on the pictures, the site is amazing ! Very close to the beaches.
Ablauf im Vorfeld beispielhaft: Vermieter hat Informationen zum Haus, zur Region und zur Anfahrt gesendet.
Während des Aufenthalts war Gastgeber jederzeit erreichbar und bereit, bei Bedarf mit Rat und Tat zu (website hidden) komplett ausgestattet - Highlight ist die umlaufende Terrasse mit zahlreichen Sitzgelegenheiten. Traumhafte Ausblicke auf Meer und Hinterland. Trotzdem komplett vom nahen Umfeld abgeschirmt, dadurch Ruhe und Privatsphäre garantiert.
We had a great vacation at Villa Moskoff. Views from windows and terrace is wonderful. This is unique place. The house is good equipment and the garden is very big and beautiful. The fresh air from sea gives respite on hots days. Heracles is very pleasant and always helpful. We always could count on Mary too. She is very warm person. It was our best holiday. Thank you Heracles for everything.
We were a group of nine, three different generations, and we all had a wonderful vacation at villa Moskoff! Unique views from the veranda as well as from all the windows in the house are something we will remember for a long time. We enjoyed the fresh air, and sound of crickets and the sea at night. The kids had lots of room around the house to play. The house is spacious and charming, and we could all fit comfortably (six adults and three children). We visited a few beaches not far from the house, but preferred the one closest to the house. It is not sandy, but is quiet and water is crystal clear. Heracles was very kind and always quick and thorough in answering the questions we had, and Mary (the housekeeper) was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely like to come back for another vacation at villa Moskoff!
About the Host, Heracles
We intent to treat our guests with the traditional values of local hospitality and make them feel at home. We wish to offer many different options on how to organize their time in the Olympus riviera that will make them experience dream vacations.