Ground floor apartment for 4 in attractive villa in an unspoilt seaside village with sandy beach and tavernas within walking distance. Ideal for family holidays and exploring mainland Greece
This apartment is located on the ground floor of a villa on the edge of a quiet seaside village about 7 mins walk from a sandy beach and the village centre. In the garden, which is shady and completely enclosed, you will find both a barbecue and play equipment for the use of our guests.
Come and discover an area of Greece popular with Greeks but largely untouched by foreign tourism and experience real Greek hospitality.
The "garden" bapartment:
Located on the ground floor of the villa, the accommodation consists of a very simply furnished self contained apartment approx. 42 sq.m. sleeping up to 5 people. This apartment has a twin bedroom, a bathroom with full bath with shower attachment and a large open plan living/ dining room with small double sofa bed and well equipped kitchen area. The bedroom has air-conditioning but the living room does not, although being on the ground floor it is normally quite cool. It offers direct access to the garden for al fresco meals! The views from this apartment are of the garden only. From the apartment there is direct access to the garden - great for breakfast al fresco!
The garden is fully enclosed and has extensive lawned areas as well as flower borders. There is plenty of shade from the olive and other trees and a barbeque for your use shared with other occupants ot the apartments. There are swings and a slide in the garden for the use of our younger guests and sometimes you may be lucky enough to see the wild tortoises which come into the garden.
The apartments are EOT approved MHTE 0726K123K03015-1
The Village and Surrounding Area + Getting there!
You will find a warm welcome in Amaliapolis where the Greek concept of filoxenia (hospitality towards strangers) is still adhered to. Amaliapolis is popular with holidaying Greek families in late July and August but has very few foreign tourists.
The beach is within walking distance of the villa and is sandy and gently sloping - making it very suitable for young children. There is a choice of cafes and tavernas, with excellent fish, some of which stay open all year. The main square is a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by and the fishing boats as they come and go.
The village also has two bakeries and two general stores, one of which also doubles as a butchers', and a pharmacy. It also has a childrens playground, 5-a-side football pitch and basketball court near the beach, with a beach volleyball court in summer. In the next village there is a larger supermarket (15 mins drive away).
You can experience the real Greece here, largely untouched by mass market tourism.
The Surrounding Area:
Beaches: as well as the village beach (walking distance), there are several other nice sandy beaches within a 30 minute drive of the villa. In summer there are daily boat trips to Skiathos from a nearby village.
Archaeology: the area of Magnesia is also rich in archaeological sites including Ancient Thebes, Prehistoric Dimini,Sesklo and Dimitras. Volos has an excellent archaeological museum.
Shopping: Volos, from whence Jason and the Argonauts are said to have set sail, is a bustling small city with a wide range of shops, restaurants and ferry links to nearby islands such as Skiathos, Alonissos and Skopelos.
Excursions: the Pelion Peninsula is also within driving distance with beautiful scenery, historic mountain villages and seaside resorts - a good day trip. In winter there is even a ski resort on the peninsula!
Further afield you can visit classical Delphi (approx.120km), the Byzantine monasteries of Meteora (approx.180km) or the Hellenistic/Roman site of ancient Dion (approx. 170km).
There are flights to Volos Airport (20km) April-October with Ryanair and Air Berlin and also Monarch or you can fly to Athens or Thessaloniki. Large choice of scheduled, budget (Easyjet and Aegean) or charter flights. Then drive, all motorway until the last 13km, or take a long distance bus to Almyros/Volos. We can arrange for a taxi to meet yor bus (extra charge payable locally).
Use of a hire car is recommended to make the most of this beautiful area but we can also arrange for the local taxi or minibus service to meet flights/ take you on excursions.
When to visit: Spring and early summer(April, May, June) are excellent times to explore Greece - the weather is generally sunny but it is not too hot, but warm enough to swim in May and June. In Springtime the hills are covered in beautiful wild flowers and there is plentiful birdlife if you are into ornithology!Likewise September and October are great months - the sea is still very warm after the summer but the air temperature is more pleasant after the July/August heat. The winter months can also offer clear, sunny days to lift the spirits.
Janice and Billy wrote: Just had to write to tell you what a wonderful, wonderful holiday we had in Amaliapolis. As I mentioned previously, we have been to Greece five times before - to islands never the mainland - so we know that the Greek people are special. I have to say though that nothing, nothing, could have prepared us for the kindness and generosity shown to us by the people in the village, we were totally bowled over by it.' Sue wrote: 'Your apartment at Amaliapolis is very nice and I was surprised at how much accommodation we had...The village is very pretty and friendly. We loved the little cafe/bar just past the main square, with its wonderful view of the little church on the island... We really enjoyed our stay and feel that the accommodation is very good value and in a very convenient location. Thank you for such good communication and directions prior to the holiday it made our journey planning and arrival very easy and trouble free.'
About the owner
I feel deeply privileged to have this beautiful house in a wonderful part of Greece and I would like to share that good fortune by inviting others to experience a holiday there. I have gone to the trouble of obtaining an EOT (Greek Tourist Organisation) licence to rent these apartments to show that I am serious about the comfort and safety of my guests and they have awarded me 3 'keys' , a level of licence which is quite hard for a small business like this to achieve. I have also done this because I believe in supporting the Greek economy and pay taxes on my earnings unlike many villa owners! Please come and stay and you will be enchanted with this area of Thessaly as we were on our first visit.
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