Location of Villa
The house is located in Greece and more specifically in Rafina, Athens. GREECE is a country in Southern Europe, at its crossroads with Asia and Africa. Greece is considered the cradle of western culture, the birthplace of democracy, as well as the Olympic Games. With its unique cultural heritage, Greece has a large tourist industry.
Regarding the climatic conditions of the region are among the mildest worldwide and with great sunshine (211 sunny days ).
Rafina is a small town of approximately 20,000 inhabitants, fully developed with a Port, the second most important port of Athens, which is a connection to all Cycladic Islands of the Aegean Sea (Andros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, and Ios) and the island of Evia.
It is 15 km / 9.3 mi away from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, with regular daily bus connection from the Port. The majority of residents live permanently in Rafina and some of them work in the center of Athens or in other areas near Rafina.
The city of Rafina has the social and economic structure of a small town and most shops are open on Sundays. Most residents know each other and there is a friendly and cozy atmosphere.
In the area of Rafina there are many beaches, for swimming and relaxing under the wonderful sun. All the beaches are open (free) and in most of them there are cafes and taverns that provide you with an organized beach service.
At 8 km / 5 mi or 10 minutes by car there is the closed motorway "Attiki Odos", which is connected to the 2 main motorways of the Country.
Through the motorway of Attiki Odos, you have the opportunity to travel in 30 minutes. to the Center of Athens (total route 25 km / 16 mi).
In the Center of Athens you will have the chance to visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the famous Acropolis Museum with very important Ancient findings such as statues and sculptures of ancient Greece, and then take a stroll along the narrow streets of Plaka, Psirri, Monastiraki or Thissio for food, drink and a lot of fun late at night.
The property is located in Rafina-Attica-Greece, a beautiful seaside suburb, half an hour away from the Historic Center of Athens. Rafina is on the North-Eastern side of Attica and is washed by the sea of Evoikos Gulf. The villa is built on a hill, 90 m higher than the sea level and overlooks it. It is located in a quiet environment and is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. The distance to the center of Rafina is 2.3 km / 1.4 mi or 5 minutes by car. One can also move on a bicycle.
Someone who stays in the villa can spend his free time with a lot of interesting activities:
If you are lovers of the sea and you wish to have a boat, there are at a distance of 10 minutes, max 20 minutes several yachting clubs, with the possibility of docking boats. There you can meet meritorious people who are members of these clubs. If you need to have your boat in a parking lot, there are many that are close to the yachting clubs and are helpful and specialized.
If you prefer water sports such as windsurfing, kite-surfing, snorkeling, diving , surfing there are several water sports schools and Surf clubs within 10 min. Due to climatic conditions, you can be engaged with water sports at least 11 months a year.
If you are a quieter person and you like the smell and the view of the sea, you can enjoy marvelous walks by the sea and if you are tired of walking, you can sit on a bench or in a café for a coffee or in a restaurant for seafood with wine or ouzo. Also, along with your company, you can enjoy fresh fish, caught the dawn of the same day in one of the taverns of Rafina or in nearby areas.
Both for children and adults, just 12 km / 7.5 mi from the villa, there is a well- organizes Kart track with European standards.
You can go horse-riding in one of the Equestrian Clubs located 30 minutes away from Rafina in the area of Marathon, Markopoulo or Koropi.
There are tennis courts and clubs 10 minutes away from home, with the opportunity to learn tennis with a teacher.
Sights and access from the property:
From the port of Rafina one can visit the Cycladic islands such as Andros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios and Santorini. There is also a daily ferry connection to the island of Evia.
In 30 minutes, by car you can go to the area of Historic Marathon to visit the battlefield and the Archaeological Museum. With your friends you can go to Marathon with bikes because the route is appropriate. When you arrive, you can take a swim at Schinias beach, with the unique protected pine forest.
Every year, the “Marathon” race is organized and you can participate.
Short getaways around the house:
In an hour's drive, you can enjoy the amazing sunset from the Temple of Poseidon, which is on the Cape of Sounio.
If you wish for more excursions, you can visit the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus in order to see many remarkable theatrical performances, Akrokorinthos, Delphi, at a distance of 200 Km / 124.3 mi.
Also at about the same distance you can visit the winter destinations and the ski resorts of Arachova, Kalavrita and the enchanting mountain of Menalos for winter sports such as skiing.
At a distance of 300 km / 186.4 mi is Ancient Olympia, with its famous Museum and the Archaeological Site, in which the ceremony of the Flame Touch is made, a basic prerequisite for the performance of the Olympic Games.
Other interesting sites and attractions you need to know, for the area where the property is located are:
The Chapel of St. Nicholas, above the port of Rafina.
St Ephraim’s Monastery and the Sanctuary of Egyptian Gods in N. Makri.
The Temple of Artemis and the Archaeological Site with its museum, in Vravrona-Attica.
The Attica Zoological Park, zoo, in Spata.
Some information about the exploitation of this property:
The property can be rented or sold using permanent residence in senior corporate executives, because many international and domestic companies have their headquarters in Athens and the surrounding area. For the children of the family there are the public schools of the city or the private schools in the wider region, which are of excellent grading. Many of these schools are English-speaking, German-speaking, and French-speaking and have school buses that take and return children to their home.
The above descriptions and information give great value to the property for a permanent residence throughout the year, tourist exploitation in the summer months, while the sale will yield more than the income from its acquisition.