WE WILL NOT ACCEPT BOOKINGS FROM ANYONE WHO BELIEVES
THAT RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE IS ACCEPTABLE.
take all reasonable steps to ensure everyone’s safety. We
that we are unable to welcome adult guests who have not been fully vaccinated
against Covid-19. To comply with national standards, negative PCR or
'rapid' tests (not self tests) are needed, please, for unvaccinated children.
Rapid tests can be arranged locally during working hours.
now proud to be truly carbon free! We use no oil, no gas, and we
have chosen a renewables-only tariff for our electricity supply. Our
geothermal energy installation will continue to ensure that everyone is
warm though the winter and cool through the summer.
to Villa Verde, our ecologically friendly seaside home near Athens.
We hope you’ll like what you see here and that you’ll want
visit Nea Makri to spend some time with us.
We have a "3 Key" quality certificate issued by the Greek
National Tourist Organisation, permit number 0208K123K0300001.
If you’re planning a
relaxing holiday or short break based on the coast near Athens, we hope
you’ll find what your looking for here at Villa Verde.
You might have in mind an Athens city break.
Why not consider basing yourselves an hour’s comfortable coach
ride away in the green and pleasant seaside town that’s Nea Makri?
We call it “Athens with a breath of fresh air”.
these pages you’ll find information about our town, our home, and us.
The Local Attractions page includes many links to sites with additional
designed and built Villa Verde in 2008-09, with some help from local
architects and builders. The
house is built to very high environmental standards.
Geothermal energy provides most of our heating and cooling needs.
Those needs are relatively small because the house is extremely
well insulated. Very large
solar panels provide hot water for personal use with geothermal back up
if there’s no sun. Water
from a well is used for the garden.
live upstairs whilst on the ground floor we have four self-contained
guest studios. Two of those
can be linked for family use.
again our rating on Booking.com has increased, from 9.4 then 9.6 over
the last few years. We will try but we believe that it's almost
impossible to improve on an overall score of 97% based on reviews from
29 guests, all of whom have different aspirati0ns.
been chosen as winners of the 2022 "Modern Apartments of the
Year" for the Attica (greater Athens) region of Greece by the UK's
Travel and Hospitality Awards. Please click
here for their press release.
years back, when TripAdvisor were more active, we
were also very proud to receive this certificate. Please see our Guests' Comments page for more details.
is from the Ukraine and Chris from England.
We came to Greece for work and business reasons in 1996.
When we decided to stop work we moved a short distance
away from the hustle and bustle of the Athens metropolis to live just
200 metres walk from the beach.
have travelled quite extensively around Greece, with and without friends
and family, so we’ve got to know the country well.
We are both very good with the Greek language.
We very much look forward to welcoming guests to share our ecologically
friendly villa and its garden.
One thing we must
mention is our cats. We have rescued more
abandoned cats and kittens than we had intended. They are not
allowed inside the guest studios and most of them will usually keep away from guests who don't want them close. If you love cats then it will be a big bonus for you. If you dislike cats
then, regrettably, you might prefer to stay somewhere
else. That said, cats are pretty much everywhere in Greece and
none of them are cleaner or better cared for than ours. We've
added a page to this site explaining more about our cat family.
Can We Offer You?
|High quality self-catering accommodation with hotel style service including thorough cleaning every day (extra cleaning on request).|
|Transfers to and from Athens International Airport, Rafina port, or Pallini metro and railway station, included in our rates, and help with your luggage.|
|A friendly base for a seaside holiday or a short break, with easy access to the city of Athens,
to other famous archaeological sites, to the islands of the Aegean Sea, and to Athens international airport.|
|A chance to relax without worrying about your carbon footprint by enjoying the comfortable room temperatures and hot water that are provided by our eco friendly renewable energy systems.|
|Continental breakfast (at extra cost), served on your private patio or in your
|Use of a local mobile phone (at extra cost).|
|Help in dealing with the locals for things like car and bicycle hire, ferry tickets, tours, or shopping.|
|Simple interpretation and translation between the Greek, English, Russian and Ukrainian languages.|
|Ideas on where else to go in Greece to best satisfy your own personal objectives, and advice on how to get there and back.|
|Help in putting together a detailed itinerary to make the most of your visit, for example trips to famous and fascinating ancient sites or time on the islands. Chris can usually arrange to accompany our guests on some trips
and to do the driving (at extra cost).|
|Out of the peak season when the weather is pretty much guaranteed, we share local weather forecasts to help our guests plan their time.|
|So that you don't waste journeys, we make phone calls to confirm opening times of archaeological sites and museums and to make sure that they are unaffected by manpower shortages or strikes.|