Sailors' Serenity Villa

Sea View from Paros HillsideSailors' Serenity VillaVilla Front ViewVilla Front View 2Villa Veranda ViewVilla KitchenVilla Dining RoomUpstairs Bedroom onto VerandaUpstairs BathroomLiving RoomLiving Room stairs to KitchenDownstairs BathroomMaster BedroomBarbecue AreaLower Garden
Paros, Greek Islands, Greece

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 8
Per week €560 - €1,280
Type: Villa
Description of the Paros vacation villa rental
This self-catering villa has a modern kitchen with refrigerator and freezer, 4-burner stove and oven, double sink, dishwasher and micro-wave. Automatic coffee-maker, electric can opener, toaster, and a complete set of dishes, silverware, and cooking utensils will meet all of your kitchen needs. While not often needed, the villa has an air-conditioning/heating system. On the terrace outside the main entrance you will find a washing machine, and an outdoor barbecue on which you can try your hand at your own souvlaki. The villa is equipped with two bathrooms, one on each floor, both with showers. A large master bedroom on the bottom floor is set up for two persons, and with a Greek style sofa that converts to two twin beds, this room can accommodate 4. The adjoining living room, with satellite TV and entertainment center has another Greek style sofa, and can sleep an additional 2 persons. A spiral staircase connects to the dining room where 8-10 can comfortably dine at the table. Off of the kitchen upstairs is a second bedroom with 2 single beds. This bedroom opens up through double doors to the upstairs shaded veranda, equipped with a large dining table, deck chairs and loungers. The veranda provides a peaceful setting for watching the sun emerge over nearby Naxos, absorbing moonrises that reflect off the Aegean, and watching the fishing boats, sailboats and ferries as they ply their paths between the islands.

This modern, yet traditional Greek villa sits on a hill overlooking the Aegean sea and the nearby islands of Naxos, Ios, Amorgos, Skinoussa, and Iraklia. Located halfway between the large villages of Parikia and Naousa it has a quiet country setting with close access to all of the tourist attractions. Marble floors, graceful archways, white stucco walls with Aegean Blue trim immerse you in the Greek Cycladic island ambiance. Mature gardens of palm, flowers and fruit trees, bouganvillia covered stone walls and arches, combined with the view from the veranda and terraces, join to form the idyllic and serene setting that you are looking for on a Greek island getaway.

Theodore Sampson

Area Info
The villa is situated directly above Chrisi Akti, or Golden Beach, the best beach on the island of Paros. This beach is also the place to come for windsurfing. It has hosted Olympic and European championship competitions. You can rent the needed equipment at the Beach. The villa is located about 2 kilometers north of the village of Drios and 5 kilometers south of the villages of Marpissa and Piso Livadi. All of these villages have grocery stores, shops, excellent tavernas and friendly island people.

In the summer months, nightlife exists within these villages; in the shoulder seasons the tourist nightlife has already started in the main island villages of Naousa and Parikia. From the villa it is about 18 kilometers to Naousa, and 26 kilometers to Parikia. Both of these villages have the typical Cycladic island myriad of sinuous streets, designed to confuse the attacking pirates in ancient times. Today they make it nearly impossible for the tourists to retrace their steps to the one of many artisan shops where it was planned to purchase a vacation souvenir.

Paros is a major hub of inter-island traffic, which makes it the ideal location from which to make day-trips to nearby islands. By high-speed ferry it is a short journey to Mykinos, where a local ferry will transport you to Delos, the birthplace of the Greek gods. This is one of the best ancient historical sites in all of Greece, with many ruins of the temples built for the gods, along with remaining statues and intricate mosaic floors. Another trip by high-speed ferry will take you to Santorini, one of the most often visited of the Cycladic islands. With its impressive villages rising along the steep cliffs of the now dormant volcano, it offers spectacular views. The nearby island of Antiparos can be reached by a 15 minute local ferry ride, and the trip there to the caves located on the mountain top is worth it.

Hiking trails abound on the island of Paros, with many popular trails leading to still functioning monasteries, and to the island's mountain tops, where a cool mist is often hiding the peaks. Horseback riding tours can also be arranged.

For smaller children, a go-kart track is located between Parikia and Naousa, as well as a water slide facility.

If sailing is your thing, a number of sail boats are available for charter on the island of Paros. A large sailboat charter business is operated out of nearby Syros. When chartering a sailboat in Greece it is necessary to hold a Greek sailboat captain's license. Otherwise, you will have to engage a licensed pilot to accompany you on your excursion. This is probably a good thing, as the waters of the Cycladic islands are some of the most challenging in all the world when the summer Meltemi winds are blowing. A Cycladic sailing experience will allow you to better relate to the trials of Ulysses during the Odyssey.
Property Rates
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Jul 01 2013 Jul 31 2014 - - €1,120 - -
Aug 01 2013 Aug 31 2014 - - €1,280 - -
Sep 01 2013 Sep 30 2014 - - €960 - -
May 01 2014 May 31 2015 - - €720 - -
Jun 01 2014 Jun 30 2015 - - €960 - -
Oct 01 2014 Dec 31 2014 - - €560 - -
Jan 01 2015 Apr 30 2015 - - €560 - -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: Included in Rate
Deposits: 20% to Hold Reservation
Payment Options: Money Order, Cashier's Check
Other Fees: N/A
Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

We enjoyed the idyllic setting of this lovely villa, and had the family vacation of a lifetime on what must be the best island in all of Greece. This villa and the setting exceeded all of our expectations!

JoAnne Berry, California

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