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Thank you for taking the time to read about Villa Sxinias. Our seashore home is perfect for people who want to come to Greece, see the major sites of antiquity in the Athens area, and also rest and relax around our pool and in our sea. It makes for the perfect sea, sun and fun kind of holiday.

Our holiday vacation rental is a complete package. It includes Villa Sxinias, a large, beautiful, modern house located directly on the Aegean seashore with a private swimming pool for your relaxation and our optional van with driver to take you around our part of Greece. You will not find a better bargain in Greece. Our home is large and spacious with sea and island views through out. Our seashore location is very convenient to both downtown Athens and the airport.

• SEE ANCENT GREECE. Ancient Athens, Cape Sounion, Delphi, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidavors, Thermopylae, Evia Island, and Nafplion are fun and interesting day trips to enhance you holiday in Greece.

• ENJOY FUN IN THE SEA SUN AND SAND. The swimming pool is in the back yard, the Aegean Sea is only steps out the back gate, and Schinias Beach is only minutes away.
• HYDRA ISLAND VOYAGE. Take a day trip to the Island of Hydra, one of Greece’s best know and quaint islands.


Enjoy our neoclassical design with space, light, and privacy dominated by sea views and island vistas. Large comfortable bedrooms with sea side balconies. Palatial living area. Air Conditioned through out with individual room thermostats to meet each occupant’s personal comfort level in the heat of the summer and central heat to ward off the winter’s chill.

OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA With fireplace and sea side balconies, comfortable leather couches, dinning tables and chairs for twelve people, two story entrance atrium

PENTHOUSE BEDROOM AND BATHROOM SUITE: Large master bedroom with a king size bed and private terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea. (not available for groups receiving a small or medium group discount)

EAST BEDROOM AND BATHROOM SUITE: Seaside bedroom with queen size bed and private balcony with a seaside view.

NORTH BEDROOM AND BATHROOM SUITE: Garden side bedroom with queen size bed and private garden.

WEST BEDROOM: Seaside bedroom with two single beds and seaside balcony. Shares hall bathroom with South Bedroom.

SOUTH BEDROOM: Seaside bedroom with double bed and seaside balcony. Shares hall bathroom with West Bedroom.

GOURMET KITCHEN with sea view breakfast nook completely equipped with ceramic stove top, convection over, built-in fryer, built-in BBQ, microwave, triple sink, dish washer and other accessories needed for the perfect kitchen

BATHROOMS: 4 full bathrooms and one half bath

Delightful SWIMMING POOL overlooking the Aegean Sea and Evia Island. Pool side patios and gas BBQ

COMPUTER ACCESS with internet connection (dial up)

TELEPHONE service (mobile)

PERSONAL ITEMS: Linen, bath and beach towels, hair dryer, bath soap

ENCLOSED AREA: 4000 sq ft (370 sq m)

BALCONY AREA: 950 sq ft (88 sq m)

POOLSIDE PATIO AREA: 1615 sq ft (150 sq m)

CAREFREE TRANSPORTATION OPTION (Vehicle, driver, gasoline, parking, and tolls)



OUR HOME is a large (650 square meter, 7015 sq ft) single-family home having 5 levels located directly on the sea with a private swimming pool and an attached garage in the garage level below the swimming pool. It is not part of a townhouse, condominium or apartment complex nor does it share a common wall with another house. The 5 levels are a penthouse bedroom level, the bedroom level with four bedrooms, living level, swimming pool level with our pool side guest quarters, and the garage level. The house is nested in a hillside and each level except the penthouse bedroom has direct ground level access. We only rent to one group at a time.


OUR VACATION RENTAL is the penthouse, living, and bedroom levels of the house providing sleeping for up to 10 people in comfort and privacy (370 sq meters, 4000 square feet). We can supplement the total sleeping arrangements to 12 people, including children and infants.

The living level is an open plan design with a large living area, entertainment area, dining area, sitting room, large entrance foyer, two-story atrium, water closet, and a modern, American-style, gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook in a bay window overlooking the sea. Windows, glass doors, and balconies span the seaside of the house providing commanding views of the Aegean Sea and islands beyond. The kitchen is fully equipped with a ceramic stove top, built-in BBQ grill, built-in fryer, convection oven, triple sink, microwave, side by side refrigerator freezer, dishwasher, island, and a breakfast nook with bay windows overlooking the sea. The living level is air conditioned for your comfort.

The penthouse level has a large king size bed, marble vanity, large walk-in shower for two, sitting area, and a large roof-top terrace. Plenty of windows offering island and sea vistas. It is the perfect “private” get-away from family and friends. (sleeps two people)

The bedroom level has four, air conditioned, bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a laundry room providing comfortable sleeping for up to 8 people.

• The west bedroom suite has a queen-sized bed, private balcony, and a private in-suite bathroom with full body, walk-in shower. Its southern windows overlook the cove and Aegean Sea below the house. It also has a private balcony with a commanding sea view.

• The north bedroom has a queen-sized bed and a private, in-suite bathroom. It is located on the inland side of the house and has its own private garden and one patio area with a sea view.

• The two remaining bedrooms have beautiful sea views and share a large balcony and a hall bathroom. The south bedroom has a double bed and the west bedroom has two single beds. The balcony is large and oversees the swimming pool, Aegean Sea, and Evia Island.

• The laundry room is off the north bedroom and contains a clothes washer and dryer.

• Supplemental Sleeping for up to 2 people is available through two fold-away single beds that can be located in any of the bedrooms.


We do try to keep our rates as low as possible. Our weekly rent is based upon a group of less than six people. A 25 euro per day per person surcharge applies for larger groups.

The Community of Schinias (Sxinias) is one of Athens most exclusive seashore resorts. It is a planned community created as place for summer homes in a natural setting on the Aegean Sea but close enough to downtown Athens to allow homeowners to commute daily to their workplace. Commute times to the airport and downtown Athens are generally about an hour during weekday traffic using the expressways and controlled access highways. Surface streets take a bit longer to do. Thousands of people annually make the journey on foot taking about two and a half hours as they run along the route of the original Marathon Run. Downtown Athens (the Acropolis) is approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles) by road and the airport is approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the house by air but 55 KM (35 miles) by highway.

Schinias stretches several kilometers along a mountainous coast with about 60% of its land area set aside as “green areas” protected from development and the rest divided into 1000 lots for homes owned by private individuals. Only one commercial activity, a convenience store, is allowed within our community. The positive aspect of all this is that we have very little traffic on our streets and none of the night-time noises and turmoil associated with clubs, restaurants, and similar commercial activities that plague most of the Athens area. These benefits, however, make the distances from our house to supermarkets, restaurants, shops, bus stops, etc. such that you will need your own rental car or our CareFree Transportation Service.

The swimming pool level apartment, elevator, garage roof terrace and garage level are not part of a vacation rental and are reserved for the owner’s usage when they are in residence. The design of the house is such that the swimming pool apartment as well as access to it, is isolated from house proper during a rental to assure your visual and acoustical privacy. The elevator can be made available if any members of your group have difficulty with stairs. When the owners are in residence, the swimming pool and areas around the pool are shared with them.


Driving in Greece really isn’t that difficult. Hundreds of thousands of tourist do it all the time with no problems and you can too. Most road signs are in Greek and English. However, the driver, as always and no matter where, will miss out on most of the sites due to the demands of the road. So why not relax and enjoy your holiday in Greece. Let us do the driving for you. Enjoy your outings without worrying about a designated driver. Don’t worry about getting lost. Vacations are to get away from the stress of the workplace, so let us take on the stress of the Greek highways and the Athens traffic. For groups of six or less we can provide a vehicle with driver or for groups up to eight people we can provide a driver for your rental vehicle. Contact us for additional details.


1. Our current maximum rental capacity is 12 people. We can sleep up to ten people in beds (two per bed) and can add up to two portable single beds that will be located in one or two of the bedrooms. Please contact the owners if these arrangements do not suit your group's make up.

2. Our home is located in one of Athens' most prestigious areas, perfect for families and groups of friends to enjoy a delightful sea, sun, and fun Holiday in Greece. It is a residential neighborhood. For this reason we must decline requests to rent our home for wedding receptions, baptisms, movie shoots, etc. as these activities, if held by anyone other than the owner, are considered commercial activities and disallowed by the community.

3. Because of water conservation and disposal concerns, the jacuzzi tub in the penthouse bedroom suite is not available as part of a rental.

4. Like you, we too enjoy our holidays during the year. For this reason we do not accept bookings having an arrival or departure on 24, 25, or 31 December, 1 January, or the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday of the Greek Orthodox Easter Weekend. Rentals that span these days are more than welcomed.

5. Development at Schinias is at leisurely pace with around 250 houses built over the past 25 years. Approximately 10-15 homes are under construction at any one time through out the community. Currently one that is nearing completion is near us.

6. A rental car or our CareFree Transportation service is needed.

7. The owners have not made their plans for the upcoming year so for your planning purposes, please assume that the owners will be present during your rental. The owners, when in residence, reside in the pool side apartment and the swimming pool and pool side patio is shared.


Athens, Aegean Seashore Home, waterfront, private swimming pool. Walk out our back gate and dive into the crystal clear Aegean Sea.


Property type: Villa

Room details


5 bedrooms, sleeps 12

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 4: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 5: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
2 cots
Room for 10 in the dining area
Room for 10 in the living area
4 bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Central heating
Clothes drier
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Private garden
Sea view
Extra information (1. FREE loan of a cell phone during the stay 2. kitchen has built-in grill 4. WiFi 5. The Aegean Sea is just a few meters out our back gate.)


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Theme Park

Prices and availability

Last updated 27.10.2004

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Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Large group (9 to 12 people) All year Occupancy: more than 6 people £14.56 per additional person

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This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Downtown Athens, Acropolis, musumes, etc: 40km
  • swimming in the Aegean Sea: 1km
  • Marathon: 16.1km
  • Nea Makri: 20km


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25 out of 25 people recommend staying here
Stayed Saturday 11 September 2010
The villa was very beautiful and spacious. There were six of us (three married couples) and we had more than enough space if we wanted some private time. The interior and exterior were spotless. The kitchen was well appointed and the pool and outdoor area was well maintained. The view of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding area was exactly as described. All in all we were very satisfied!
Stayed Tuesday 24 August 2010
Excellent property. Stayed here after a cruise and just relaxed by the pool and down on the rocks by the sea. The villa is beautiful, the pool wonderful. Had a wonderful talk with Joe the owner as he joined us for an afternoon swim. Joes son-in-law Billy was terrific and even taught us a few new Greek words!! Worth the money. Would love to stay there again!
Stayed Thursday 02 April 2009
This was a beautiful house! The property was very clean and the pool gorgeous. The kitchen was completely equipped with good quality appliances and every possible amenity. The house is huge so any size group will be comfortable. The bedrooms are all good size, the master is very large. The view from any one of the balconys is amazing. Joe and Sophia were wonderful hosts and helped us with everything and anything we needed, even before we arrived. After we left the made sure we made it home. The area is beautiful, Joe and Sophia are great, and I would recommend this property to everyone!!!
Stayed Tuesday 20 November 2007
The villa was everything we expected and more. If you have a car great, if not definitely take advantage of the tours that are offered by the owners. I would surely return.
Stayed Saturday 13 October 2007
Absolutely beautiful home with beautiful views. Excellent kitchen and other amenities. The owner was very helpful with directions and area information. Large comfortable seating areas and bedrooms. Our 3 year old daughter also loved the pool and playing with all the puzzles.
Stayed Friday 21 September 2007
The Villa was spectacular with views of the Aegean Sea that were fabulous. The Bedrooms were spacious and accomodating. The owners were available but not intrusive and provided so much information that we felt completely at ease. If coming to Greece for the first time, we definitely recommend getting the driver and car that they can provide, this provides a worry free excursion of the various sites and cities that we visited.
Stayed Thursday 07 September 2006
We can't say enough good things about this villa. The house was beautiful and the view was amazing. We stayed with our two children and my parents and had more than enough room for everyone. (A+ kitchen) The owners were wonderful - they went beyond the call of duty to be helpful and gave many good sight-seeing tips. The beach was wonderful for the kids and not at all crowded. The drive to downtown Athens took us about an hour, but was not difficult. Would definitely recommend this villa!!!
Stayed Saturday 02 October 2004
The house in Schinias was very nice. It accomodated our family well. The kitchen was well equipped and had large work spaces, which particularly suited our family of cooks. The location, however, was inconvenient for our group, as we were interested in sight-seeing outside the immediate area where we were staying. We spent more time in our cars than we had anticipated. Also, accessability to the Aegean Sea was not as we had imagined. Negotiating the rocks to get in and out of the water was too daunting for us, although we did see swimmers who managed it. All in all, this was a wonderful vacation home, especially for those renters who choose to relax around the pool.
Stayed Saturday 02 October 2004
We absolutely enjoyed our stay at the villa and the help we received planning our vacation along with the hospitality of Joe & Sophia was very much appreciated. The villa is well appointed and very spacious. Best of all, the driver we booked through Joe, Billy, was amazing... Would highly recommend Villa Sxinias!
Stayed Saturday 02 October 2004
We enjoyed our time at Villa Sxinias immensely. Ten days was not enough. Joe and Sophia made us feel welcome and they were very helpful both before and even during our stay. This is a beautiful home and even though there were only 4 of use, it was certainly big enough for more. Having morning coffee on the balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea was one of my greatest pleasures. One thing potential renters should be aware of is that some of the major sites i.e. Delphi, Epidavros and Corinth are 2 1/2 hours away so some day trips can be quite long. That said, if you have Billy drive for you, you will learn lots about Greece while driving to the sites as well as being able to enjoy the beautiful Greece countryside. We were there in early May and the wildflowers were spectacular!
Stayed Saturday 02 October 2004
We had a fantastic time at the Sea Shore Villa. It is everything the advertisement says it is and more. We all have fabulous memories swimming in the infinity pool while viewing the Aegean Sea. The house decor and artwork was outstanding. The location allowed us to enjoy Greek village life in cafes and beach life. Jumping off marble rocks into the Aegean left unforgettable memories. Joe Ashley is a wonderful host and an onsite source of information. He was caring and interested in our safety and enjoyment. We highly recommend the Sea Shore Villa as a vacation destination extraordinaire.
The property is in an excellent location for someone staying longer than 1 week to relax, enjoy the ocean, hiking. You have to have a car in order to go to any restaurants, the beach or site seeing. Great place for a large family to enjoy. Owners are the nicest people you could ever meet and rent from. Billy drove us around everywhere and knew a lot about the history of Greece and the sites to see. I am going back but will stay longer than 1 week!
Our family had a wonderful stay at Villa Sxinias and enjoyed meeting Sophia, Joe and Billy. The setting is spectacular and the villa is immaculate. We had very young children which made things a bit challenging but everyone was friendly towards them. We had a rental car but hired Billy to take us to Delphi - we had become frustrated exploring the area without being able to read the street signs. He made sightseeing so much more relaxing and pleasant...I recommend you book him.
The house, grounds, sea view and pool were very nice. Bathrooms, lighting, bed sheets, towels, pillows need updating.
Great property - very clean and up to date. Had everything we needed and more. Couldnt ask for more, especially for the money. Only down side was the cold pool, but you cant control the weather. It was great to have Joe and Sophia on property to answer any questions that we had. They were very friendly and accommodating.
We stayed for 2 weeks at the end of August 2009. Great location, superb views, very clean, lovely owners. Highly recommended.
Beautiful place. Lovely atmosphere. Mr. Joe & Nana are wonderful hosts. The house is HUGE! A true slice of heaven. Thank you for a fantastic time. The kids absolutely loved the pool and seaside hikes/rock climbing adventures. Many thanks, The Campbell Family
Wonderful venue for a relaxing visit. As I emailed the owener, "What a great house to come home to after a long day of driving!" The only concern was that with 12 people, 3 baths didn't seem sufficient. Other than that, it was fantastic.
I don't have enough great things to say about this property. It was as beautiful as the pictures. So much so that we never wanted to leave and even venture out into the town! Joe and his wife were fabulous and always on hand to answer every question. It was comforting being in a foreign land and feeling like I had someone to guide me when needed. My whole family really enjoyed our stay at the villa. It was so much better than being in a cramped hotel and the price was well worth it.
This villa was wonderful. It is a beautiful home. We had plenty of living space for 6 adults and one baby. There is room for 2 more adults - this still would have been comfortable. The kitchen is large and functional - we prepared a few meals and used the barbecue. The owners were helpful and pleasant to talk to. Great value for large groups. The only drawback is the distance from Athens. You must have a car to leave the neighborhood to get to the main bus stop (about 10-15 minute drive away). We had cars, so this was not a problem and the owner makes this very clear.
This is a great property. The owners and our driver were knowledgeable of the area and did everything in their power to ensure we had a great time!
A beautiful location. Pool view of the sea was just perfect. Lots of space for everyone and plenty of hot water. Great people. Super holiday.
we had a wonderful time in Greece. The owners were there and extremely helpful in makng our week delightful.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this home. It was as beautiful as is displayed online. Everything was as described. We even enjoyed meeting and getting to know the owners, who were present during our rental. I would recommend this property to anyone. The views were spectacular and the home contained every amenity one could ask for.
The property was in an excellent location and the owners made us feel very comfortable. Villa renters service was problem free, as long as we get our deposit back!
6 other reviews
With Billy the driver, the trip was wonderful, the views spectacular, the pool was awesome and the owners very friendly. Made for a very memorable 50th birthday!
Dear Joe and SophiaWhat can l say!My family and l stayed in your beautiful home while visiting Greece and the only regret we have, was that we could'nt have stayed longer.It was more then we could have expected.The view from the house is breath taking.Over looking the mountains and sea while drinking that first cup of coffee in the morning just reminded me how lucky l was.I had to pinch myself to make sure it wasn't a dream.Also with that great kitchen with the view of the sea, made for wonderful candle light dinners who needed restaurants.My 13 year old daughter was thrilled to put on her bathing suit and dive into the pool that seemed to just be an extension of the sea below.If we return to Greece we know where we will be staying Thanks again for helping us make wonderful memories of our trip to Greece.Sydney,Sandy Jim Anonymous, Ottawa Ontario Canada
As we drove into your community, the view as fantastic. Your house and Schinias greatly exceeded our expectations. Swimming in the sea below the house was super. Great View, Great House, Great Time. Thanks for the supper vacation. Anonymous, New Orleans Louisiana
This was our first vacation rental over the internet. Needless to say, we were very apprehensive. Your detailed directions from the airport took us to your house with no problems at all. All I can say is WOW. Your house is much more than you described. We thoroughly enjoyed morning coffee and the sun rises over the islands outside the kitchen window and sitting by the fire at night. Like you said, we had plenty of privacy and the walks by the sea were fantastic. We really appreciated you letting us keep our excess luggage at your house when we went on our trip to Santorini and arranging for a taxi to take us to the ferry and pick us up when we returned. Thanks for helping us have a wonderful vacation. We hope to come again, but next time in the summer, so we can enjoy swims in your pool and in that little cove in the sea just outside our bedroom window. Anonymous, Fairfax Virginia
Hi…this is one of the group of Americans from Skopje who just stayed at your beautiful place on the seaside. Thanks again for letting us stay at your amazing home! We loved the place, the view, the sea, the surroundings, Athens…it was beautiful and a wonderful retreat for us! Thank you! Skopje
The warmth of Greece and its people are difficult to replicate and if you're looking for rest and relaxation, the Schinias Villa is the place to be. An idyllic setting and wonderful hosts made for a perfect vacation. Thank you Sophia and Joe! Sylvia and Rich, Rocky Point & Clifton Park NY


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Located in: Greece
Joined: October 2004