We have just returned from a perfect week based at this beautiful villa. The ambiance, facilities, views, are all excellent. Our host Francis has managed the art of always being available, but out of sight, to perfection - not that anyone would mind his company, as he is a genuinely lovely guy with a wealth of local knowledge to share - if required. Our intention on booking the villa was to enjoy our daughter’s wedding, visit Athens central and the Riviera , but be based away from the hurly burly and retreat to rural Greece. All of this was comfortably achieved with the added , unenvisaged bonus of beautiful walking in the rolling hills right outside the villa. The 2.35 mile walk to the ‘top’ and the beautiful, tiny church, starting from the villa, provided the most stunning views of the peninsula and more moments to remember. An hour’s drive to parking in Athens central; 30 mins to the airport; 5/10 mins to the coast - this is an ideal base.
We comfortably dined 12 around the large table on the terrace overlooking the rolling hills of olive groves.
We are grateful to Francis for his patience in adapting to our booking requirements, his hospitality, and allowing us to share his lovely home. I do not say this lightly - everything was perfect.
First thing to say is that this property is extremely well appointed. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities and the standard of these, and indeed all fixtures, fittings and decor throughout the house, is top quality.
The views from the property are charming, and having one's own pool in such a delightful setting is a deal breaker!
Meals may be taken indoors, or, as we took the opportunity to do on every day of our stay, on the charming terrace by the swimming pool. The terrace houses a large artesan table beneath a pergola, which provides shade and therefore allows al fresco eating at any time of the day, allowing you to take in the views.
The hosts are charming and attentive. The standard of both service and food we received during our stay lived up to the decor and surroundings, by also being top quality.
Would I go there again?... in a heartbeat!
Highly recommended if you want a high quality venue, that is peaceful and relaxing, but still within easy reach of Athens.
This is the second time we have been back to Cotes Des Oliviers, and once again it did not disappoint. Not too far from the airport, we were sitting by the pool and relaxing before we knew it! The house is even more beautiful than we remembered . A lot of thought and effort has gone into the design and finish of this house, and we really did feel in the lap of luxury. The outside area is peaceful and pretty as we ate outside for every meal. The pool kept us cool throughout the day and it was lovely to feel a sense of privacy. Although we did a lot in our time spent here - day trip to Athens, walks in the nearby nature reserve, trips to the beach and nearby towns - our main focus for this holiday was to relax, and that is exactly what we did!! I would love to go back again!!
What a wonderful place, beautiful views, stunning decor must be amongst the best on the area. Can't wait to revisit
At approx. 30 minutes drive from the airport this villa was the ideal place for us to unwind and let us pamper with great meals. The silance is overwhelming and the views are stunning. After a day visiting Athens, we were glad to be back.
We are very happy to have found this pearl and will definately come back.