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Luxury villa; enchanting views, pool

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 + Den, 3.5 Baths

Our villa is EOT certified # 0208K92000280001. Our guests can be assured that the services and accommodations we provide have been verified by the Greek Tourism organization.

Built on the hilltop of Schinias, overlooking the plain of Marathon Stargazer Villa has the unique advantage of great vistas, seclusion and beauty.

The villa’s architecture, befitting the history of the place, is a blend of neoclassical and modern, with Doric columns draping the villa. The large open living areas with cathedral ceilings, large windows and balconies allow the guest to enjoy the view from anywhere in the villa.

The numerous private balconies and special nooks provide privacy and peace. Perfect places for a good book, or a drink, or a morning cup of coffee, watching the sunrise.

All bedrooms and baths are built with maximum noise isolation, privacy focus and top of the line bedding. The master suite is a special apartment with its own sitting room, king size bed and luxury bathroom with Jacuzzi and large shower.

Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with the bar and cooking island, perfect for parties or cooking with lots of company.

A large washroom and washing machine and private patio for sun drying the clothes..

Family room equipped with satellite flat panel TV, PS2, Xbox 360 and many games and movies. Library with travel books. It can double as an additional bedroom with queen size convertible couch.

There is 350 sq m of living space in addition to over 250 sq m of balconies and porticos, large enough for dinners al fresco or dancing with the stars  .

The lower floor is an independent apartment with its own entrance and totally private. It is owner occupied when in the area. Else, it can also be made available for larger groups or if more privacy and space is needed.

There is a service elevator for suitcases and heavy groceries only.

The gas grill BBQ area is perched in the corner of the back yard on the top of the hill, with its fruit trees and rose garden.

The swimming pool is private and perfect

for an early morning swim, or late night dip.

Plenty of parking on the front of the villa.

Amenities include, soap and beach towels.

Chef, catering, photography, private tours, special events, booking hotels and help with other travel plans in Greece. Just Ask!

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More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, greek, Italian and Russian translator available
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Despina

Ok.. This photo is NOT taken in front of my home. However, I wanted to tell you I also love to travel and have done so all my life. Meeting people from all over the world is the highlight of my life, other than my 4 grand children!

I have found out that people who travel on their own, are adventurous, love change and challenge and want to learn about the Greek way of living, our culture and cuisine!

Despina purchased this villa in 2000

Why Despina chose Marathon

This is a luxury villa for folks who love great views, their comfort and privacy. It took us several years to decide whether we preferred being closer to the water, however the view and serenity of the place are unique. We chose to built on the top of the hill, enjoying the great vistas and still being within 3 minutes from the water. The best of both worlds.

What makes this villa unique

We are strategically located with a day's trip to several great archaeological places and the ports of Athens that get you to many islands. The airport is 50 minutes away and the closest city within 20 minutes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed staying in the beautiful home of toe of the mountain. The views were breathtaking! Our group of family that totaled 10 enjoyed al lthe space and decks. Our first trip to Greece and we loved ending our vacation in Marathon.

Thnank you
Jun 2013
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Marathon Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No additional unexpected guests allowed.
  • Pool safety is parents responsibility
  • Service elevator is used for suitcases only.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bidet integrated with toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 5 - shower , outdoor shower
  • All bathroom toiletries available. Shampoo and conditioner, toilette paper, towels, hair drier. Towels for both home and the beach.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress, high off the floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King size bed becomes extra long single beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Pillow top, mattress, en suite bathroom, private veranda
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa becomes queen size bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite,private sitting room, en suite master bath
  • King size beds (1) In master bedroom. Top of the line pillow top mattress, soft but orthopedic and high off the floor!, Queen size Beds (3) Top of the line pillow top mattress, soft but orthopedic and high off the floor! 3) Top of the line pillow top mattress, soft but orthopedic and high off the floor!, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two extra long single beds, can be configured as single king size bed., Baby Cribs (1) Two port-a-cribs are available for your baby's use. (1) Queen size sleep sofa in media room, Murphy Beds (2) Two single beds
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Chef and private tours can be arranged as well as catering.


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Luxury villa; enchanting views, pool
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 43 reviews

Greek Olympian experience

  • 5 of 5

Imagine being on top of the hill, feeling like being on top of the world, with a 360 degrees sea view from many terraces all around the villa watching what is happening down there and having the option to reach within minutes (true by car, as you need a car) most of the spots you can see. Isn't it an Olympian like experience?

We have been there as a large multi families, multi generations group and it felt like being a gang of Gods on top of the Olympus mountains. Lot of space, to socialize and to have privacy. All options opened from spending the whole day there - on the terrace, in/by the swimming pool, evening barbeque and late stargazing to exploring the surroundings.

The beach - almost 3 km by car - is an amazing send beach neighboring a protected pine forest, with few traditional Greek tavernas with basic and very tasty food. Clean water, child friendly. For good swimmers there is the option to go to a more rocky cost, with beautiful, a bit deeper water (even closer)

Organized beach, sports clubs a bit further - 15 min drive.

The villa is very comfortable and well organized , with large, beautiful rooms, fully equipped kitchen, terrace or balconies with see view for all bedrooms. All very clean.

The owners - fluent English speakers - are very nice and helpful. While around and easy reachable if needed, they are very discrete. You can expect nice welcome gesture such as fresh fruits from the real market place and some Greek sweets.

All together a perfect place for a group of friends/large family to enjoy being together without feeling it is a crowded place.

When leaving we all said that we think seriously to come back.

Last, not least - only 1 hour from the Athens airport/Athens downtown and it does not feel being close to the city. It is quite, not very busy, beautiful & clean sea.

Thank you Despina for a great experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Ecaterina, thank you for your great review.. I never thought of mount Olympus.. Lol! You have all been excellent guests and very easy to get to know.. We would love to have you over again.. My regards to the folks.. Especially Giorgos Alexander. Regards Despina
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Southlake Texas

Week in Schinias

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay. Views to die for, Sandy beach nearby, plenty of small tavernas to dine at. House is fully equipped and everything we needed. Tips on places and restaurants were spot on. Loved the new pool and enjoyed our late afternoons relaxing with that view. All furniture and especially the beds are very comfortable. Suggestions are you must have a car, be prepared for plenty of steps, and if coming from US change your money to euros either before you leave or in Athens. Would definitely recommend Stargazer Villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible views and luxurious accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The house lived up to its description. It is spacious and luxurious and the host and hostess made us feel welcome by stocking the refrigerator and cupboards with basic necessities such as coffee, tea, sugar, milk, water, and Greek delights such as yogurt, feta, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

There is no public transportation available so it is necessary to rent a car or hire a guide. We did both and couldn't have been happier.

Stavros Barbicas, who lives just down the road was the best guide one could have asked for. He is very knowledgeable not only about the sights to see, but about Greece's history, mythology, and also its current situation. Our days with him included not only trips but also enjoyable dinners at delightful tavernas - and usually lasted about 10 hours.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellevue, WA, USA

No other place like this one

  • 5 of 5

The view alone was worth 5 stars. It's on the top of the hill with a 360 degree view, and it is absolutely breathtaking. The home is beautiful, comfortable and has all of the amenities you would need. The beach down the road is perfect with gently lapping waves and shallow waters (especially great for little kids and senior citizens) and there is a lovely place to get a coffee, hot feta dip, and hand cut french fries right on the beach. And for the more adventurous, there is also a cove nearby where you can dive off of the rocks and go snorkeling. We left Stargazer Villa with great memories that our family will keep with us for a long time. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home and a wonderful trip

  • 5 of 5

My week at Stargazer Villa and my time in Schinias Beach was thoroughly relaxing and wonderful. The house has everything you need including a well-equipped kitchen. The views are spectacular, and a trip down the hill to the beach for a daily swim is a must. You do need a car. There you can claim your spot at the local taverna and have a delicious meal of local fish, wine, salad, etc. It's easy to get into Athens for the day either by bus or car and tour the sites, getting back to Schinias by dinnertime. All-in-all, just what I needed to unwind. And Despina and Stavros are the best hosts!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Wow. There were 10 women sharing this gorgeous space. It was such a beautiful villa with a lot of room without get in each others way. Despina ensured that all our needs were met and assisted us with supplies and referral to her amazing tour guides - Rosa and Stavros. It was difficult to leave as we had become accustomed to feeling very spoilt. The views were majestic and I highly recommend this accommodation to friend or families.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
International airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Several sports clubs in the area
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Agia Marina to Evia.
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Marathonas Ave
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Several tavernas
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Water ski
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Nearest Point of Interest
Stargazer villa
Nearest Point of Interest
Schinias sandy beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Schinias rocky coast
Nearest Point of Interest
This cove is the best kept secret!
Nearest Point of Interest
Very private swimming location
Nearest Point of Interest
Scuba diving anybody?
Nearest Point of Interest
Schinias Ecological Park
Nearest Point of Interest
My favorite tavernas
Nearest Point of Interest
Schinias Rowing center
Car: recommended

The villa is strategically located 30 minutes of the metro of Athens, within 30 minutes from the National Highway and 10-25 minutes to two ports which take you to multiple islands. There are many day trips one can take, eg. Corinth, Delphi, trekking in Evia, Myconos, Andros, Kea and several other islands.

Theme parks, such as the water park, scuba diving, the zoo, wineries, rope tree climbing, museums, night clubs are all within a 1 hour or less reach.

Our community is serene, beautiful, and tourist traps free. It is best suited for lovers of eco friendly environments, beautiful sandy beaches, rocky coast line with deep blue water, little taverns with great healthy Greek food and astounding views, the best kept secret of Attica.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Prices reflect 4/5 bedroom 3 1/2 baths
Guest house available - 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, inquire about pricing

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.