My husband Cliff and I first visited Evia in 2001 and found a Greece that we remembered from the 1970's! Although only a couple of hours from Athens, life on Evia is unhurried. It is easy to relax watching the ferries, sipping a coffee or ouzo. We fell in love with our hillside house set in a colourful garden although it needed some work! Within the year it was completely renovated. There is plenty of space. Downstairs is the kitchen, bathroom, dining room and sitting room area with an Apertiki for beach equipment. an exterior Apertiki houses the washing machine and garden tools. From the garden the stairs lead up to the balcony which runs round 3 sides of the house giving spectacular views of the bay and the sunset. Inside there are 2 bedrooms and another sitting room with a DVD player, and lots of books. There is also a shower/wc and a cupboard room where linens and games are kept.
Only 150m to a quiet beach (busier in July and August), a crystal clear sea with wonderful swimming and snorkelling.
The village is 5 minutes by car and can provide for all your needs with supermarkets, butchers, bakers and tavernas etc.
At home in England my daughter and I run a social company that gets children involved in growing cooking and eating. We have a fruit and vegetable garden and try to grow as much of our food needs as possible.