The Stone Castle Villa is built in a plot overlooking the bay and the open Aegean sea, in a great 'castle like’ architectural design, respecting the local tradition, with stones from its own land and plenty low treated natural materials. This combination is creating strong impressions, immediacy with nature and feelings of deep calmness. It is furnished and equipped tastefully in a luxurious country and casual style, inviting you to unwind and enjoy like few places can do. You are definitely away from your usual surroundings and even the more luxurious ones. You are in a different and special place! Plenty of amenities are there so you miss nothing and make your vacation mostly memorable. And if you decide to leave from the Villa and its pool, there is an unparalleled list of options: diving of the cliffs to the sea, 6 km sandy beach with quite spots and the hottest beach bar and sea sports centres, archaeological sites, Natura national park (visit our site for more details).
Villa in Schinias, Marathon, Athens Attica, Greece - You Have The Feeling Of Being In A Far Away Aegean Island, While You Are So Close To Everything
I am Michael, the property manager and I will be glad to welcome you in the "Stone Castle Villa". I speak Greek and English.
Why Michael chose Marathon
By the very moment you enter in the settlement where the Villa is located, you feel something clearly different. A great impression from the view of the sea and a feeling of calmness. You think you are somewhere very far, while you are less than an hour from Athens down town! So it combines the best of both worlds.
What makes this Villa unique
This is a very rare building. Its plot is overlooking the bay and the open sea, its inspired traditional architecture, the natural materials its built from and the way its furnished makes all the difference. They are creating a feeling of security, calmness, immediacy and relaxation. It is luxurious and has all amenities, but its definitely a country home, to help you change your usual daily surroundings. Besides, what is the different you experience, if you are in nature but in an urban environment? This is what you are supposing to change when you come close to nature! There is no visitor who came to this house and felt anything less than deeply impressed! You are invited to share and live this experience!
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Perfect villa for family holiday
We were a group of 15, away for a family celebration. The villa was perfect. The two wings and guest house gave plenty of space for everyone to spread out while also having enough large communal areas for everyone to gather. The villa really is like a small stone castle, full of character and charm. Michael was very accommodating and went out of his way to make sure our stay was ejnoyable. He was easily contactable and was able to give great advice on what to do in the area and what would be open (we were away over Easter). If you want to get away as a group and spend time in a tranquil part of Greece then this villa is perfect.
A beautiful house with a great owner!
The villa is stunning - great sea views and incredibly spacious (we were a group of 21 staying in the villa and it didn't feel crowded). The villa is in a very quiet location and we never had any issues with making noise in the evening. It is located a short drive from a beach, which is very quiet but also has beach clubs with paddle boarding, volleyball etc. It is also easy to get into Athens and to other sites in the area. Michael was a fantastic host - he gave us lots of tips for restaurants and what to see in the area. He also had beers and snacks ready for our arrival and cooked us a delicious dinner one night! We would all 100% recommend staying at this villa.
really really nice
everything about stone castle villa was really good; the villa itself, the location, Michael (the owner) & the views. The Villa is only about 45 minutes from the airport but shares almost no immediate neighbours so really creates the feel that you have your own bit of the coastline to yourselves. The coastline itself presents a great location for running, with stunning views in either direction with plentiful opportunities for swimming and rock jumping.
There is a long and pretty beach not from the villa (can be walked to) which has a couple of beach bars/clubs. Would def recommend Karavi beach club which offers plentiful modern seating, good music, windsurfing/paddle boarding and volleyball (which if your group is large enough we'd definitely recommend).
Also if you are a cheese aficionado, you should definitely visit the Paradise restaurant which is between the beach and the villa, and to try their "fried hard cheese/saganaki", which is particularly special.
Finally Michael was a superb host and was incredibly attentive and accommodating leading up to and during our stay.
A fab holiday - made even better by a great host
Eleven shapenote singers (3 couples and 5 singles) had a great week in the Stone Castle Villa, just after the school holidays were over.
The Villa was immaculately cleaned prior to our arrival – Michael has furnished the place really tastefully (mostly with English fixtures and fittings by the looks of things). Space was the key to our choice of Stone Castle Villa, but it delivered much more than that – two brilliantly equipped kitchens and 3 or 4 spacious sitting rooms and reclining areas, including the pool surrounds. The lift was a bonus – given the amount of water and wine we managed to consume! Everybody who wanted their own bedroom was accommodated and Michael seems to be on a continual upgrade path with the beds and some of the other facilities. The accommodation would easily cope with a couple of sizeable families – where youngsters need their own space.
Apart from the ‘singers’ who had some great performances both in the villa and outside, the Villa was really well sited for access to Athens, as well as the Marathon area and some very attractive beaches nearby. We were very pleased to have a couple of cars for dropping people off at the nearest beach which is a couple of miles away, and for shopping/touristy trips.
The house is completely private on a sparsely-populated section of the coastline. The pool area is beautiful – including the charming cat, christened Homer, who had very sophisticated tastes (although he was feral, and ate anything including uncooked tomatoes!).
Highly recommended – the welcome and hospitality of Michael was exceptional – we were all homesick the moment we left. We’ll be back!
Fab week in fantastic property
We were a group of eleven 30 year olds staying at Stone Castle Villa and we absolutely loved it. The place has a real wow factor, with stunning views across the sea - sunrise is spectacular! And the location is great - not too far from the airport, 200 yards to walk to the sea, walkable/short drive to a sandy beach, convenience shop on the corner, 20 mins from a big supermarket. It's a very quiet area, making it very peaceful and tourist-free (it's not in a town, so not suitable if you want bars and restaurants a walk-able distance away). Also meant we could make as much noise as we wanted! The location also meant a constant breeze - so didn't feel too hot by the pool, despite the 35 degrees recorded. The owner, Michael, was brilliant and made our stay totally care-free by helping plan trips and answer any questions, but was very discreet and left us alone to enjoy the villa. Bear in mind that while the villa is extremely spacious, there are only 4 double rooms (worked for us as there were 4 couples and 3 sinlges who got a room each, plus a spare single room).
Beautiful house and even better owner
The property and the area is quite stunning in terms of view and privacy. The house can accommodate a large number of guests in that there are numerous bedrooms. Restaurants along the beach were very reasonable and the food was wonderful. But more than anything I wanted to note how the owner provides exceptional service. I was mistakenly charged 1150 euro for a 150 euro meal at a local restaurant. I did not notice this until it appeared on my credit card. Visa said since I signed the bill there was nothing they could do. Michael, the owner, contacted the owner of the restaurant (after I had left Greece and was back in the U.S.A.). He worked for an entire week to help me straighten the mess out and I received my refund later that week. I am absolutely sure this would not have happened if it were not for Michael working so diligently. Rest assured that any issue you have on your trip will be attended to by Michael who is a wonderful person.
I want to thank you for your nice comments about the house during your stay and for me, about my little assistance in the credit card issue. Maybe it needed a little effort from my side but I would not let you down where I can, so you have only nice memories from your holidays at our place.
You were great guests too. Best regards to all.
Sea by the cliffs 300 mts/320 yards from the villa,. Schinias beach 1800 mts/ 1950 yards from the villa is rated among the best of Athens beaches. Ideal for children, with sandy, shallow, crystal clear waters, mostly calm, with a cone forest in the back reaching to the waters edge and extends to 6km /3.8mi! You can find tavernas, quiet spots, social spots and the the trendiest beach and water sports clubs for socializing. Water ski, wake board, tubes, windsurfing, beach volley and many more.
Athens international airport El Venizelos, is 43km/26.9mi far. Piraeus sea port 59km/36.9mi. Rafina sea port 26km/16.3mi. National Motorway network 30km/18.8mi.
Sea (cliffs side) 300mts/320yds. Sea (sandy beach) 1800m/1925yds. Beach Cubs 5,5km/3.4mi.
Mini Market 300mts/320yds. Tavernas (nearest) 1800mts/1925yds. Marathon Village (banks, pharmacy, hair dresser, all shops, super market) 12km/7.5mi. Marathon Timvos (café, tavernas, super market) 9,5km/5.9mi , Nea Makri (big city) 16,5km/10mi
Schinias National Park 2km. Olympic Rowing & Canoeing centre 5,5km.
Nearest Bus Station 1800m. Nearest Metro Station 38km. Athens down town / Acropolis 50km.
Appart from the top class beach, the ecology interest of the NATURA 2000 Schinias National Park, the Archaeological sites of Marathon and Ramnous, you are only 1 hour away from the centre of Athens, with its world class monument Acropolis and the vast cultural and recreational possibilities this busy city has to offer.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Please contact owner. Changeover Day: mainly Saturday Notes on prices: The villa is rented to one group or family each time so you have privacy Prices are meant for up to 6 persons for North wing + the Guest house Occupying South wing is optional only for groups up to 11 persons Bookings in high season must start and finish on Saturdays, for more than a week bookings please make 2 weekly ones