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Overview

AMETHYST is a village house, in the heart of the village of Thanos, on the island of Limnos. We have renovated and decorated it in a style combining the simplicity of a village house with the comforts of a fine hotel. The metre thick walls, the pine floors, the exposed roof timbers, the stone fireplace, the white washed stone walls, are all typical of the local architecture. From the windows, and from the terrace the views sweep across the fields down to the beach and the sea. Inside you will find every home comfort. A small but fully equipped kitchen. A dining/living room with a large convivial table surrounded by ancient taverna chairs and a large sofa covered with soft multicoloured cushions facing the fireplace and shelves of books to browse through. Upstairs a large bedroom with a lounge area with flat screen TV, and a soft king-sized double bed, just like in a five star hotel. The bathroom is small but well equipped with a large tiled shower, and a washing machine. In short all the advantages of a cosy hotel hidden in the middle of a quiet Greek island village. The house is best suited for two people. But a foldaway sofa bed can accomodate two more people. (The sister house, Isatis, in the same style, is larger with two bedrooms). We always meet our guests on arrival at the airport or harbour. We will show you the way to the house and give you the "keys" to the island. The cupboards and fridge will be stocked with all the basics, and also some local specialities to taste. Our housekeeper ensures cleaning and laundry changes twice per week.



THANOS is a small mountainside village with magnificent views across country to the sea. It’s a pretty village, with surprises at each street corner for those who explore. It is quiet. Most of the streets are too narrow and steep to allow cars to pass. You will hear the church bells calling, the cocks crowing, and the lambs bleating in the surrounding fields. And at sunset you can hear a calm silence descend on the island. This is not a tourist venue, but a real Greek village. Your neighbours will be on one side Meni and her husband Odysseus, the local builder, and on the other side Mrs Kula, a retired seamstress. All of the villagers will welcome you with a simple sincere hospitality. The village has several little bars, the taverna run by Catherina, and several local shops. Down the hill, fifteen minutes walk across the fields is the beach…the best on the island.


LIMNOS is the eighth largest Greek island, but one of the least well known, rarely mentionned in the guide books. It sits near to the entrance of the Dardanelles, in the north east Aegean. The scenery is gentle. In winter and spring the island is green like Ireland, and covered with fattening sheep. In summer the cornfields are burnt gold by the sun. But all year round there is a quiet peaceful atmosphere that will beguile you. We went to the island for the first time twelve years ago and have returned every year since, like many other people that we have met, who have fallen in love with the simple beauty, the tranquil charm, and the gentle welcome. This is not, though, a desert island. There are sixteen thousand Limniots, many of whom live in the main town of Myrina which sits around a delightful harbour offering a big choice of tavernas and shops. This is Greece. You will hear other languages spoken, but the island has not been spoilt by mass tourism. History and legend offer places to visit. Europe’s oldest known town is on the island’s east coast. Haephestos was exiled here by Zeus. If you are looking for a quiet holiday of books, beaches, and gentle walks, then Limnos is for you. This is also an island of fisherman and farmers. The food is generally local, fresh, varied, simple, wholesome and excellent. The local wine is good too, and the beach side tavernas are ready to welcome you with a cheerful Yassas! Cheers!

Summary:

AMETHYST is a one bedroom village house, completely renovated to very high standards. Views sweep down to the sea, and across this peaceful, gentle island. It is the sister of two bedroomed ISATIS.

Facilities

Property type: Village house

Room details

Bedrooms:

1 bedroom, sleeps 2

Bedroom 1: 1 King size bed, En Suite

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in in the living room
Seats:
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Radio
TV Languages in English, German, French, Russian, Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Open fire
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Sea view
Extra information (AMETHYST is a small village house with magnificent views recently renovated to very high standards. Very cosy and comfortable furnishings are hidden within this quiet one bedroom village house. It is ideally suited for two people. A convertable sofa can be used eventually for chidren. The sister of AMETHYST is called ISATIS. The two houses are identical in style, but ISATIS is larger with two bedrooms, and en enclosed courtyard. It is ideally suited for four people, or a family with children.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Single Gender Group

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Fishing
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Swimming
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Shopping

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Arrival and departure days Whole weeks only Minimum stay (nights)
1st November 2014 to 31st October 2015 None set No 4

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 30th June 90 Days 10%
1st September to 31st December 90 Days 10%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 7 Days 10%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 30th April 28 Days 50%
1st January to 31st May 21 Days 30%
1st January to 31st December 21 Days 10%
1st October to 31st December 28 Days 50%
1st October to 31st December 21 Days 30%

Extras

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
EXTRA PERSONS SUPPLEMENT. Amethyst is ideally suited for two people, but a sofa bed is available in the downstairs living room to eventuelly welcome a third or fourth person. The extra persons supplement applies iper person regardless of age. All year N/A £7.28 per night

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Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 5km
  • Nearest bar: 0.2km
  • Nearest restaurant: 5km
  • Nearest supermarket: 2km
  • myrina harbour: 10km
  • thanos beach: 2km

Reviews

4 out of 4 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Saturday 01 September 2012
We loved the view from the front terrace and particularly appreciated the experience of being briefly part of authentic Limnian village life rather than staying in a more touristy location. The house had everything we needed it was clean and comfortable and we felt very well looked after. We hired bicycles to get to and from the beach and in the second week explored this beautiful and unspoilt island and some of its more remote beaches by Jeep. We returned home tanned and relaxed feeling that we had had a really good holiday!
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Stayed Wednesday 12 August 2009
The Amethyst House was delightful! Great location, impecably maintained, friendly and caring owners! Everything that you could want in a vacation rental property. The owners have thought out every detail making this property truely special! The only issue that we experienced was the inability to get the DVD to operate. Thank you so much Mark and Bonnie!
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Stayed Tuesday 15 January 2008
This little house is very well equipped and maintained. We were very comfortable, and at the same time in the heart of a quiet "unspoilt" village on this relatively undiscovered, but beutiful island. Our stay was out of season, but we enjoyed good weather and hospitality. Highly recommended to all who want a holiday "away from it all".
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Stayed Sunday 06 August 2006
The house is very comfortable, tastefully decorated, well-equipped and located on the hillside with a stunning view. Thannos, the village is a working village. It is charming. The people are welcoming. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the local taverna had wonderful food. We ate there every night but one. Each night the chef had some special creation of his turning on the spit. The island is great to explore. We walked to Myrina almost daily. This village has lots of shops and restaurants. But we were glad we were staying in quiet Amythest One.

Owner

About the owner
English born, after fifteen years in the travel trade I bought fifteen years ago a small hotel in France that we have renovated and developed into a high quality estblishment, part of the Chateaux et Hotels de France group. After ten years of holidays on Limnos we decided to buy a small house for ourselves, and have since bought two more that we are renovating to high standards for holiday accomodation.
Owner score 159
Calendar updated: 4 months ago
Last logged in: 17 days ago
Located in: Greece
Joined: May 2007