Designed by a local architect and constructed in 1995 to the owners' specifications, Villa Keona enjoys superb views over Karystos Bay towards the Island of Kea.
Two miles from the traditional fishing port of Karystos, this Greek villa is located on the outskirts of a tiny village called Aetos, which has six tavernas and a small supermarket.
The villa is equipped with satellite television and a CD/cassette player. The patio and furniture is shaded by a pergola. Sunloungers are provided. Oil-fired central heating ensure the house remains comfortable throughout the year.
Here you are free to experience the real Greece on an island that has successfully avoided the over-commercialisation so often found elsewhere.
Charming tavernas coffee shops and bars cater more for the local populace than for tourists, who still tend to be few and far between. As in other parts of the world, the best value for money is obtained by eating and drinking with the locals. That certainly applies in Karystos (where there are few other options in any event).
Fishing boats land their catches at this small working port where you will find two large well-stocked supermarkets, two banks which take all your credit/debit cards and a post office.
Flora and fauna are shown in their greatest beauty by the local sunshine, especially at dawn and as the sun goes down.
Evia does not belong to any specific island group. The north, around Halkida resembles Skiathos and the Sporades group. To the south it becomes more like the Cyclades group, which stretch from the tip of Evia to Andros and on to Santorini.
Neighbouring islands are accessible from a number of Evia's ferry ports. A hydrofoil links picturesque Kimis to the Sporades group. Seasonal hydrofoils also sail from Karystos to Mykonos and Andros and there are more sailings from Rafina. Hire cars are now available from Karystos, as well as Athens Airport. Whilst far from essential, they are certainly the best way to explore further afield on this historic and beautiful island. Bicycles and mopeds can be hired locally.
Putting their feet up and enjoying total relaxation has proved equally popular with many of our clients.
The New Athens international airport is now situated outside the town of Spata, about 20 minutes from the ferry port of Rafina. Transfers from the airport to Rafina can be either by hire car, taxi (approximately £7/$10US) or the new bus service. The buses depart every 40 minutes from early morning to late evening and cost about £1.80/$2.50US.
At the port of Rafina the two ferries, the Marmari Express and the Evia Star, depart for the Port of Marmari on Evia. The journey takes 55 minutes.
The island can be reached by road, thanks to the suspension bridge now linking to the mainland at Halkida and there is also an inexpensive bus service between Karystos and central Athens.
Special Offer - any booking of two weeks taken in April, October or November will cost £600 instead of the full price of £900.
A 10% discount will be given to any bookings for weeks in 2008 confirmed with a deposit before 28th February 2008.
April - £450 per week
May - £500 per week
June - £600 per week
July and August - £650 per week
September - £600 per week
October and November - £450 per week
December to 31 March - £300 per week
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