Our family stay stayed at this magnificent home for a week for our daughter’s wedding at the nearby beach with the reception at the common pool area.... absolutely lovely! Michael was there to meet us and provide the home details. His welcome was so warm, inviting and made us feel like family.... coming home! His welcome will forever be one of those moments where you feel a real connection to the person, the culture and the country. The home itself if full of Greek character and grace. Exquisitely decorated and everything you need is there for a very memorable holiday. No words to fully express the beauty of the greece coastline and this magnificent home. Communication was immediate and Michael went above and beyond to ensure our stay was perfect providing wonderful places to eat, obtain necessities and beautiful places to visit. Views from virtually every area of the very spacious home were unbelievable. Very romantic with many areas to hide away and enjoy the serenity (from the family that joined for the entire honeymoon lol). While away from the hustle bustle of Athens, it was still close enough to the major sites for day trips though we did not want to leave this home. This was the perfect place and completely exceeded our expectations from the very moment we arrived. We have been fortunate with all of our HomeAway/Airbnb stays but Michael’s home and hospitality is by far the best we have ever encountered. Highly recommend you book now! We are planning another trip back to Michael’s home and we just got home yesterday! Thank you Michael for a perfect wedding and Greek holiday!!
Forever Grateful, Kathy
We enjoyed our vacation at the stone castle in the marathon of Greece. The castle is very suitable for hosting a group of families or friends. We were a group of 6 couples and all, without exception, enjoyed all the ingredients that make up a wonderful vacation.
The location is great and the view is amazing. The rooms are spacious and the public areas within the castle and the courtyard allow social activity and are designed to the smallest detail. The castle has everything that there is any chance of needing and decorative items that contribute to a wonderful home atmosphere.
Last but not least, the owner of this house is a pleasant and kind person who does everything possible to give a pleasant feeling and to give an answer to every question and request.
We strongly recommend to individual couples, for extended families and groups of friends to have a vacation in the Stone Castle.
I agree with previous reviews that the photos do not show how good this property is. The villa is spectacular and very spacious. The views cannot be beaten. Michael is the best host I have ever come across, keeping in touch to ensure that everything was ok and we didn't need anything, very quick to respond if we had a query and even happily arranging taxis for us if we wanted to go out.
Our group of 15 did not have a hire car and this was a mistake on our part. I would advise any future guests to hire a car.
I cannot recommend this property highly enough and I know that other members of our party have already recommended it to friends.
From the time that we first contacted the owner,Michael, the whole booking and holiday experience was excellent. He is helpful in every respect and only too willing to please to make your holiday just the best. The Villa was built during 1999 and required a very very small amount of tlc. Overall it was a brilliant home for our family of 16 and we didn't want for anything. The villa is as shown in the pictures and the sun set and sun rise everyday over the Agean was spectacular. The bright moon shon a path over the sea to the villa. Very Romantic.
You will need a car and suggest that you obtain it from Athens Airport. Find out the deposit excess before you book or you might have difficulty at collection. Photograph the car especially any damage before you leave. It will cost you if you don't.
Small shop near villa for essentials only. It is about a 40 minute drive to the nearest supermarkets.
The best beaches are about one and a half miles away and have tavernas and sun beds. The best beach is sandy and shallow for some distance out.
A visit to Athens is a must to visit The Acropolis. People stood on the same spot as you will some 5000 years BC. Gives you a bit of a strange feeling. The views over Athens are amazing. We drove part way to a metro station. The train will take you straight to the city centre. Michael will give you full details if you ask him.
Would I recommend this villa again ? Most certainly.
We had a wonderful stay.
The house is big comfortable and very clean.
Thank you very much Mr Michalis.