Our real eco countryside house retreat -off grid and 100% solar- is on a private road. It has great views over olive groves to distant islands and is within easy driving distance of various sandy beaches & archeological sites. You will love our spacious place because of the ambience, tranquil atmosphere and its Finnish wood burning sauna. Perfect retreat for writers, nature lovers 15 min drive from Athens Metro /Airport /Lavrio Port/ Anavyssos Beach and 25 min from Poseidon Temple-Sounio
Our place which is situated on a private road is a 100% eco friendly solar powered house. We live totally off grid from the first day this house was built
Disponible para huéspedes
100 square meters ground floor studio with own parking.
Atención a los huéspedes
We can meet guests upon arrival at the Athens Airport or Lavrio Port for a fee- Since we live upstairs we can arrange breakfast consisting of local products - fresh bread, free range eggs and jams- prices start from 5 euro / person.
We can help with info regarding: archeological sites in the greater area of Lavrio, Vraona and Marathon, various beaches, cafe's, traditional greek tavernas We can provide help for bird watching spots around South Attica peninsula.
Explore fascinating world of olive oil and wine making. We can arrange for you to experience olive and grapes harvesting during early September to late November (depending on every years harvest period which can vary). Produce your own virgin olive oil with your friends. Visit one of the best olive oil facilities on Attica and do some olive oil sampling/ tasting together with an expert on the subject. Try different types of olive oil. Lear how to distinguish the different types of it. Hold it in your mouth for a while and suck in air through the corners of your mouth and then swallow it. If you feel a peppery tickle at the back of your throat then that it’s a sign of good olive oil. During September and October mini wine tours tasting can be arranged and also grapes hand picking harvesting or raki/ tsipouro distilling process (around November- December). The harvesting of wine grapes (Vintage) is one of the most crucial steps in the process of wine-making. The time of harvest ( you can participate in hand picking if you want ) is determined primarily by the ripeness of the grape as measured by sugar, acid and tannin levels with winemakers basing their decision to pick based on the style of wine they wish to produce. The weather can also shape the timetable of harvesting.
Otros aspectos destacables
Own transport is 100% needed. We provide: a mountain bike for adults and a small one for kids (courtesy of our guests Irene & Christian) .
Although our house is a solar powered eco house and totally off the grid a new fridge is provided in the apartment but without a freezer and for the same reason there is also NO air condition. Nevertheless guests are welcome to use our own freezer, since we live upstairs, and a ceiling fan is provided in the bedroom for the very hot days of the year.
We can provide Nespresso coffee for our guest - coffee capsules at cost prices.
In our place we use a central vacuum cleaner to keep the in-house living environment as clean as possible.
I'm English born of a German mother and have been living in Greece for 28 years. I therefore speak English, German and Greek. I live in the countryside with my husband who is a world music specialist and journalist. We love travelling and my husband has been all over the world including countries such as Japan, India, Brazil, Greenland and Iceland. I've been lucky enough to join him on many of his travels, the most memorable being road trips around the States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. We therefore love learning about other cultures and getting to know people from all over the world. We particularly enjoy Asian cuisine, good music, reading, watching a decent film and going to concerts. We feel privileged to live in such a beautiful rural area with our much adored dogs(x3) and cats(x2)! Looking forward to meeting you and making your trip as comfortable, interesting and pleasurable as possible.