ATHENS, BEACH AREA LUXURY COUNTRY VILLA built in 2007. This spacious villa has color-coordinated interiors, all new electrical appliances, furniture, beds, quality bedding and towels and air conditioning. Set in an olive grove with country and mountain views, with a private garden, it is just two minutes walk from shopping, restaurants, cafes, banks and other facilities in the nearby village, and ten minutes drive from Athens international airport, seven minutes from the Athens Riviera coast with numerous beaches and sand or pebble coves as well as access to a world famous nearby resort hotel, the Lagonissi Grand Resort. A yacht and fishing boat marina with waterfront fish and Italian restaurants and cafes is 13 km away as is another popular Athenian resort with busy cafe and nightlife. ideally located for sightseeing, either local historic sites and buildings dating back over centuries and millenia among the vineyards and fields surrounding the village of Kalyvia Thorikou where Villa laurel is located, or further out where travelers can and must visit the Acropolis, its New Museum and other world renowned Athens museums. Villa Laurel is located for easy access to a wealth of sights and things to do, and is above all a haven to relax in a country setting among vineyards, fields and small farms with an attentive American and British educated host, there if and when needed, who lives in another villa on a separate plot on the estate. The villa has many vernadas, a breakfast terrace, garden furniture and total privacy among a laurel, pine, multi coloured oleander bushes, and other Mediterranean plants and trees. The roomy interior, with its sealed oak floors, cool white walls, and cheerful bedrooms and modern bathrooms was designed and built top provide a perfect vacation no matter what the visitor wants, beach life, nearby island hopping, sightseeing, small beaches or large organised resort beaches, walks, visits to monasteries and convents int eh nearby hills, a visit a totally unspoiled village nearby, just 4 km away in the hills, with its charming narrow streets and small houses resembling the Andalusian White Villages. For culinary experiences there are the best charcoal grill meat restaurants in Kalyvia, famed for their lamb chops, T-Boen steaks and large salads, nearby fast food restaurants offer souvlaki, chicken and salads as well as a variety of sandwiches, while local wine producers supply the tavernas and visitors through their retail stores in the village. Local yoghurt and cheeses are available and worth trying. Further along the coast there are many fish and traditional tavernas, and for international cuisine the traveler will find Polynesian, Chinese, Italian and pastries to delight the palate.
Villa Laurel is ideally located for access to the whole Athens/Attiki peninsula - a rented car is the best way to get about. Buses run from the village to the city and to other locations and there is a metro station a ten minute drive from the villa. The metro, built for the Olympics of 2004, is one of the best in the world, while several of its stations display ancient artifacts and finds from the excavations of the tunnels and stations. The metro takes 35 minutes form Koropi station to Central Athens and two minutes more to the New Acropolis Museum station, at the foot of the Parthenon. A hundred things to do, and Villa Laurel, with its quiet country location lets you choose what you want to do for that unforgettable Greek vacation!!