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Villa
Lefokastro • NA • Greece

6 Guests   4 Bedrooms   3.0 Bathrooms   4 Car spaces 

Exchange types: Non-simultaneous
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Response rate: 100%

Our beautiful villa is situated in an ancient olive grove overlooking the serene turquoise waters of the Pagasitikos Bay. Ideally situated just off the main asphalt road on a picturesque dirt road between the villages of Lefokastro and Kalamos. This is a nature enthusiasts dream. Ancient pathways (now hiking trails) connecting the area villages can be reached from the property. It is approximately a 20-40 minute hike each direction to reach the villages, or 10 minutes by car. These smaller villages offer gorgeous, kid-friendly beaches for swimming and tasty fresh fish restaurants. The larger, full-service village of Argalasti is 12 minutes by car. Here you will find many shops, gas stations, health services and a lovely central square with tavernas and a weekly farmer's market. Reachable by car on a very scenic coastal road, the popular resort village of Affisos is only 15 minutes away. Whether you want to explore Pelion by car or by foot, this Villa is the perfect location for a very memorable home exchange. Our villa is equipped with air conditioning in the bedrooms and heating, so it is enjoyable all year around. We have solar powered hot water and underfloor radiant heating which is partially solar powered We take exchangers in July and August-- but we can only visit your place in the spring or fall. If you can not offer a non-simultaneous exchange for those times, please do not send a message. Please note: NO INTERNET is available. If you have a data plan on your phone, you should be able to pick up wi-fi however there are no land lines on our road making a hard wired internet connection impossible.

The space

The Wishflower Villa offers modern luxury in the old world charm of Pelion, Greece. Constructed for Cypriot-Americans using German know-how, our villa greets you with the comforts of home and the surroundings of paradise. Floor to ceiling windows offer unobstructed views from most rooms. The spacious open floor design allows the entire family to enjoy the Greek experience together. Satellite TV offers hundreds of programs in English, French, German and more! The highest quality furnishings and interior design abound. Fitted with beautiful marble throughout, and contemporary style, you will love the luxury that awaits you at the villa after a hard day at the beach or wherever your explorations take you. The outdoor patio and three large balconies offer plenty of ways to enjoy the fantastic surroundings. This luxury vacation villa is situated in a 7,000 sq. meter olive grove with approximately 150 trees, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Pagasitikos Bay. Ideally positioned between the villages of Lefokastro and Kalamos, this is the nature enthusiasts dream. Ancient pathways connecting the area villages can be reached from the property. It is approximately a 15 - 30 minute hike each direction to reach the villages, or 10 minutes by car. These smaller villages offer gorgeous, secluded swimming beaches with basic restaurant facilities in season. The larger, full service village of Argalasti is 12 minutes by car. Here you will find shops, petrol stations, health services and a lovely central square with tavernas and a weekly farmer's market. Whether you want to explore Pelion by car or by foot, the Wishflower Villa is the perfect location for a very memorable holiday experience. This uncommonly large, family villa is perfect for families or for couples traveling together. It is great for writers, hikers, hunters, bird watchers, nature lovers, painters and photographers. You will find four bedrooms which are all part of the main house. Two of the downstairs bedrooms have a connecting double bathroom and each room has its own door leading to an outside terrace. The third downstairs bedroom has its own bathroom ensuite. Even at ground level, these rooms have truly stunning views. There is a full bathroom on the main level. The villa has beds and linens to accommodate up to 8 people. The open floorplan is comprised of a living room with a fireplace, kitchen with an eat-in island and adjoining dinning room, all with spectacular views and a huge adjoining wrap around balcony. The kitchen is very modern and fully equipped. Please note that there is no access to the third level of the house.

Guest access

Please note that our villa is not handicap accessible. There is one flight of stairs to reach the main floor and more stairs to reach the bedrooms. Guests have access to two levels of the villa. We don't suggest small children because of all the marble stairs.

Notes

The Wishflower Villa is located in the closest thing to paradise on earth! We have a 300 degree, spectacular view-- of the sea, the hills and breathtaking nature. Pelion is off the beaten path and allows you to truly get away from it all, decompress and relax! The Pelion peninsula offers many unique opportunities to explore the charming mountain villages as well as the quaint and picturesque fishing communities. You will feel as if you have stepped back in time as you admire the lush, green vegetation and old fashion lifestyle of the locals. Every season brings new and colorful wildflowers and blossoms of every sort. In a short 20 minute drive you can travel from the calm, placid waters of the Pagasitikos Bay up over the mountains to the often wild and agitated sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea. Villages here are in close proximity to one another and an easy drive to have coffee on the platia in one village, a seaside lunch with tasty fresh fish and inexpensive local wine in another village and treating yourself to a few glasses of ouzo as you watch the spectacular sunset in yet another village. Cruising the Bay by boat, exploring the land on foot or driving from one village to the next all offer amazing experiences hard to find anywhere else. We have an extensive library (in English) of regional guides, maps, cook books, Greek history and mythology as well as information on local plants and trees. We make these references available to you during your visit to help you better understand and explore this amazing corner of Greece.


Features
Air conditioning
Cupboard/drawers
Fireplace
Hair dryer
Heating
Iron
Washer
TV
Towels
Bed sheets
Soap
Toilet paper
First aid kit

Travel styles
Adventure
Romantic
Sport and leisure
Foodie
Relaxing
Village
Mountains
Beach
Water
Remote
Culture
Hiking

House rules
No smoking
Pets not allowed
Unsuitable for infants under 2
Unsuitable for children ages 2-12

Neighbourhood

Pelion is considered the secret hideaway of the Greeks. It does not feel touristy, but you can still find all of the amenities you would want. Many of the small beaches are deserted and you will have them all to yourself! To reach our villa, you must travel for about two miles or 3.5 km on a dirt road. There are only a few other houses on the entire road, and none that you can see from the house. Every corner of Greece is filled with amazing cultural and historical significance. Pelion is no different. Known as the land of the Centaurs and renowned for Jason and the Argonauts, Pelion played an integral part of Greek Mythology. A mere 15 minutes away you can experience the beauty and serenity of a restored 12th century monastery called Moni Paou. In the city of Volos you can visit two different archaeological digs or browse the Museum of Volos featuring many antiquities from the area. An easy day trip and one not to miss are the famous hanging Monasteries of Meteora. You will be astounded at the ingenuity of the ancient Greek monks!

Getting around

Most people will fly into Thessaloniki (SKG) which is the closest airport and rent a car from there. Thessaloniki is about 3.5 hour drive, Athens is approximately 5 hour drive. If you visit during the wet season (approx. Oct-Jan) you should consider renting a 4x4 as the house is located on a dirt road.


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Kiley
Lefokastro, Greece
As empty nesters with the luxury of working anyplace with an internet connection, we are ready to explore all corners of this beautiful planet! The ideal exchange will probably be about two to three weeks, but everything is negotiable. Most of the time it will only be two of us traveling, but if we get lucky our two grown sons might join us, or maybe even our parents or siblings. For us the ideal exchange would be to spend time in an apartment in a city center where we can walk everywhere, visit interesting restaurants and museums and maybe even take in a theater or musical performance. We do love off-the-beaten-path type of places, but since that's what our villa is like, we tend to prefer the opposite for an exchange. We prefer second home, non-simultaneous exchanges. You are more than welcome to spend the hot summer during school holidays enjoying the sea and sand in Greece, however we generally will want to come to your place sometime in the spring or fall. We cannot travel in July or August, so please do not send requests for simultaneous exchanges at that time. We do not rent our villa, so if we are not there, it is available to our exchangers. We will have our house professionally cleaned before your arrival and would like to exchange with others who do the same. We love UNESCO World Heritage sites and cities and hope to experience many of them!

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