You will wander into the garden of Villa Koukla and understand that this is a lovely, getaway from it all retreat. With warm ambience from the beautiful stone terrace that stretches the length of the villa and the ancient olive trees, coupled with the breathtaking, panoramic views over the mountains and down towards the Bay of Keri, you will find yourself instantly relaxing. Villa Koukla is elevated on the hillside at Porto Koukla, a 5 minute drive from the busy resort of Lagunas. You can walk to the local taverna in 10 minutes which serves traditional Greek cuisine and is popular with the locals. Otherwise the seafont bars and restaurants of Agios Sostis are close by, as is the quaint Limni Keri harbour.
Villa Koukla has 3 bedrooms so is ideal for a family of 6 or a group of friends. Much of your time is bound to be spent outside. The green bay of Laganas, the island of Marathonisi and the crystal blue waters are mesmerising. You will want to be lounging on the sun beds indulging in the magnificent views or swimming in the lovely pool. As the sun goes down, you will enjoy the sunsets and feast under the beautiful branches of an olive tree using the brick barbecue.
Villa Koukla is an effortless mix of traditional and contemporary design, finished to a delightful, comfortable standard. The open-plan living space retains traditional charm with arched stone walls and a feature fireplace. The well-equipped, galley-style kitchen is open to the living space. One of the double bedrooms is downstairs with great views and a very striking, spacious shower room.
Upstairs you will find the remaining 2, atmospheric, bright and generous-sized double bedrooms. They are tasteful and complete with ensuite shower rooms. Every room in this villa has huge windows to make the most of the incredible views of the lush landscape, dazzling sea and Marathonisi Island beyond. The stone walls everywhere create a warm, inviting ambience. You will feel very comfortable here.
Villa Koukla is a traditionally-built stone house with great panoramic views. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, accommodating up to 6 guests.
- Open-plan living with sofa bed and dining area for six and patio access
- Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms
- Swimming pool (4x7m; 1.60m depth)
- Sun loungers and parasols
- Shaded dining area
- Built-in barbecue
- Garden and lawn
- Satellite TV
- Safety box
- Electric stove with oven
- Coffee machine
- Iron and board
Porto Koukla is small and peaceful with a few mini-markets and a popular taverna. Just 350m from the villa is Kaminia Beach in a beautiful, quiet and privileged point. Agios Sostis is a charming, traditional Greek village close by, between Laganas and Keri. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and was named after a 16th century church dedicated to Saint Sostis. The village has an attractive backdrop of the mountains with a delightful beach. Opposite lies the small island of Marathonisi, otherwise known as ‘Turtle Island'. There are some excellent bars and restaurants on the waterfront. You can hire a boat from Agios Sostis over to the island.
Limni Keri harbour is 10 minutes drive from the villa. Again it is an enchanting, small village which is on the side of Marathia Cape. It has a small pebble beach, shaded by lovely fragrant pines and local friendly taverns. Limni Keri is an ideal starting point to visit caves or the beaches of Marathia Cape. A few minutes away is the mountain village of Keri. The small streets are crammed with ancient houses. It feels like life has slowed down or stopped here.
In the other direction you will come to the very busy Lagunas resort with a thriving nightlife and great entertainment opportunities. The beach is protected due to the turtles nesting. It continues all the way along the coast to Kalamaki. Both of these resorts have many bars and restaurants although Kalamaki is more laid-back and more appealing to families. The fine, cashmere-soft sand is perfect, meeting warm, shallow water. There is a small waterpark in Kalamaki.
Vassilikos has 2 well-equipped beaches and every variety of watersports. The lush vegetation harmoniously combines with the sandy beaches to offer visitors excellent views. While it is a quiet resort, it does offer every convenience with many restaurants, bars and shops.
Alykes has a very authentic feel with intriguing salt flats, churches and a Byzantine art museum. You can rent bikes or even a horse and carriage! It is charming and lovely.
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