Modern bungalow in leafy Athens suburb on foothills of Mount Parnis
We live in a lovely timbered bungalow in a leafy suburb of northern Athens, overlooking central Athens and the sea to the south, pine-forested Mt Parnis to the north.
The house has beamed ceilings throughout. We had it built in 2002. It has two bedrooms, one full bathroom and one WC/shower. Air-conditioning throughout, a grand piano, plenty of character. The spacious living area is open plan, with living room, kitchen and dining area leading onto a verandah overlooking a copse of pine trees in a quarter of an acre of land, with seating and table. The house is in a wooded suburb, with almost exclusively newly built villas. There is parking for two cars in the garden.
Greece is blessed with too much sunshine, so when we occasionally have snow in winter (usually higher up), it is cause for great merriment in square and parks, and an excuse for neighbourly toings and froings with great pans of hot bean soup.
About the location
We are 45 mins from central Athens, by car and tube. The Attika Highway, joining the Peleponissus peninsula with Athens, the airport, the Olympic stadium, is 9 km from the house. You will need to hire a car here.
The Athens-Thessalonika Highway is 8 km away. The scenic drive over Dionysos mountain to the sea and the ancient town of Marathon takes about an hour. Other sandy beaches to the south are 40 mins by car.
We have a small shopping complex in the main square, 500m away. It includes a pharmacy, hairdressers, newsagents, general kiosk selling all essential goods, fresh milk and bread. Baker's, greengrocer's and butcher's are 1.5 km away. Larger supermarket is also 1.5k from the house. An ATM of the National Bank of Greece is 500m away.
Athens is modern, vibrant city full of ancient masterpieces. Walk round ancient ruins, museums, open markets, till you . Sit in open-air cafes looking up at the Acropolis. Visit the new Acropolis museum or the state of the art concert hall. Travel on the new metro with its marble stations, each with museum showcases full of artefacts. Experience unforgettable Greek hospitality, wonderful food in open-air tavernas. Swim from sandy beaches, walk on pine-clad mountains, or drive two hours out of town to one of Greece`s many ski resorts. Use my house as a base for day trips to the islands.
Type of swap
- Home Exchange
- Housesitting Offered
Conditions of exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- Pet Care Offered
- No small children
- Garage / Parking
- Washer / Drier
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Car recommended
Closest airport: Athens international
Nearest city: Athens
Property type: Bungalow
Location type: Suburban