We've been privileged to welcome guests from no less than 47
different countries (see bottom of page for details).
the beginning we advertised on the Homelidays site where they featured “testimonials” from guests they introduced
to us.They very carefully
controlled such comments to make it extremely difficult for us to get
others to submit false recommendations. “27 renters out of 27recommend this rental to a friend.”A
few years ago the company moved our listing to HomeAway who
proved to be totally inflexible and greedy.
After many disagreements they chose to remove our listing so, sorry, you
can no longer see those reviews on an independent site. They are,
though, reproduced below.
More recently we've also listed on Airbnb and on the TripAdvisor site where "100%
of guests would stay again."TripAdvisor awarded us a Certificate of Excellence. From
early 2017 we have also listed on Booking.com who reward us every year
with awards for excellent service, the latest being a customer
satisfaction score of no less than 97%, calculated from guest ratings of
six separate categories.
included all 140 reviews on this page.WE CONFIRM THAT EVERY SINGLE ONE IS GENUINE! There has been just one bad one, in Dutch, and it was factually
incorrect. There have been none that we might have been tempted
to edit out! Some reviews have been translated by Booking.com from
the guests' native languages.
very big thank you to all of our guests who took the time and trouble to submit
reviews, especially for their very kind words.
Booking.com – Anne from Norway – July
had a wonderful stay at Villa Verde and can highly recommend it!"
is very centrally located, close to the beach, restaurants and the
shopping area. The room was clean and had everything we needed during
our stay. What makes the place extra special are the wonderful hosts,
Chris and Silvia, who do everything they can to ensure that their guests
have a great stay! Transport to and from the airport, bike rental and
wine tasting, just to name a few. We will definitely be back!
Booking.com – Georgios from Belgium – June 2023
που πήγε για
Booking.com – Joachim from Germany – May
Verde can be recommended without reservation."
well maintained and clean property. Silvia and Chris are accommodating
Booking.com – John from USA – March 2023
place, attentive hosts, great location."
was just an amazing place! The hosts were incredible, provided a wine
tasting as well as so many other over the top services!! I can’t wait
to come back!
Booking.com – Oksana from Ukraine – February
place with Amazing people"
location, condition of the property is also good. Room is clean, warm,
with climate control, contains comfortable bed, fridge, stove, table,
chairs — everything you need and even more. Also, there is a patio,
which I thought is really great for breakfast or even can be used as a
work place :)
Airbnb – Sasha from Germany – September 2022
- 5 star
and Silvia are very hospitable and kind hosts, they really took care of
us , brought us fresh fruits every morning. Provided us with bikes and
other things which are not automatically expected from the hosts. We had
very nice conversations and very cozy atmosphere. The place is very
nice, hidden in the garden between trees and close to the beach. Thank
you very much!
Booking.com – George from Greece – August 2022
Greatvery clean and functional accommodation congratulations to Mrs.
Booking.com – Natalie from Russia – August 2022
welcoming home where yu feel comfortable"
hosts Chris and Silvia are very hospitable and responsible people.
Everything in the house is in perfect order and apartments, and kitchen
equipment and utensils, I was pleased with a comfortable bed with
pillows of different sizes (you could choose low or higher), a beautiful
view of flowering plants and an orchard. It was also important for me to
have a good air conditioner on hot August days. And the villa itself is
designed with great comfort for residents. And in the morning Chris
treated me to the freshest figs, thanks to him! Sylvia told and showed
where and how best to shop. Cute cats complemented the comfort of this
beautiful place, calm from the hustle and bustle. The fish tavern and
the sea are very close.
Booking.com – Irene from Greece – August 2022
stay was very pleasant and I felt well taken care of by hosts Chris and
location was perfect. It was very near to the centre of Nea Makri, yet
set in a quiet location. The hosts Chris and Sylvia couldn't have been
more helpful and accommodating. The studios are spotlessly clean and
cannot think of anything that could have been better.
Booking.com – Irina from Belgium – June 2022
like you were at your mother's house after a long time away. You are
expected to be greeted and lily."
is fine, we have never received such a service in three stars: wet
cleaning every day, comfort and hospitality were at the level of 6
stars. Thank you very much for your hospitality and cordiality.
Airbnb – Heather from USA – April 2022
- 4 star
and Silvia were lovely hosts, and the studio apartment met my needs
quite well for a week of rest and relaxation.
Booking.com – Aline from Germany – February 2022
apartment is in a quiet area, but still tavernas, bakers, supermarkets
and the beach are within walking distance. It is comfortable and very
clean, it is cleaned daily. But these are the landlords Chris and
Sylvia, who were very kind and helpful with advice and assistance for us
to enjoy our stay as best we could. Breakfast was optional daily. It is
a really delicious breakfast with fresh baguette bread, homemade jams,
honey and freshly squeezed orange juice as well as coffee and tea. Our
daughter's bed was very lovingly made with "Elsa", totally
sweet ߤ?. We look forward to a reunion.
Booking.com – Smaragda from Greece – January
ΤΟΠΟΘΕΣΙΑ - ΟΙ
ΗΤΑΝ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ
ΓΙΑ ΕΜΕΝΑ - ΟΛΑ
Airbnb – Iain from UK – January 2022
- 5 star
away and quite private but a few minutes from the beach, shops and
restaurants. Chris and Silvia are excellent hosts and very helpful.
Booking.com – Georgos from Greece – November
Booking.com – Stefan from Germany – October 2021
Booking.com – Elena from Russia – October 2021
accommodation next to the sea”
hospitable and caring hosts! House 5 minutes walk from the sea, there
are many taverns nearby. In 15 minutes drive there is a huge nature
reserve of pine trees with a beautiful sandy (wild) beach!
Booking.com – Aleks from Czech Republic – August
Airbnb – Rosella from Italy – August 2021
- 5 star
quite accomodation, with a wonderful garden, near the beach.friendly and
Booking.com – Sviatlana from Lithuania – August
you might wish for and more. There is literally nothing missing: you
have everything from all kind of utensils to repellents to salt, olive
oil and oregano to cook you food, to Greek wine you can buy directly
from the owner. Hospitality of Silvia and Chris is exceptional. We were
taken from the airport and brought to a car rental a couple of days
later by Chris, we were given advice on where to go to eat, to swim and
what places to visit in the area and beyond. Sandy beaches are further
away from the Villa, quite rocky ones are nearby. We had a small terrace
outside in the shade and a lot of cat visitors. We enjoyed our stay a
lot and are thinking of returning one day.
Booking.com – Mark from UK – August 2021
friendly and helpful owners. Excellent bathroom and air conditioning.
Owner picked us up and left us to the airport.
Booking.com – Guillaume from Netherlands –
on the ground floor with private terrace and access to the beautiful
green garden. Within walking distance of restaurants and the beach.
Owners very friendly and helpful (go to the supermarket!!)
Booking.com – Ewelina from Poland – August 2021
Booking.com – Eleftheria from Greece – August
Booking.com – Patricia from Netherlands – July
breakfast was fantastic the owner Chris and his wife Silvia ♪ are
great ♪ ♪ Nothing's too much ♪ ♪ Nowhere in
Greece ♪ It was great
Booking.com – Karin
from Austria – August 2020 - 96%
friendly hosts who take care of everything very touching. I have never
experienced this kind of thing before. There were fresh figs every
day... Very nice well-kept garden
Booking.com – Roeland from Belgium – August 2020
Booking.com – Galina from Lithuania – July 2020
– Liudmila from Russia – October 2019 - 100%
под рукой! И
все! Это был
и на рынок,
и еще в
под рукой! И
из котиков )))
– Tom from Denmark – October 2019 - 100%
– Inna from Finland – September 2019 - 100%
люди. И море
нам даже не
евро и вы в
– Liza from UK – September 2019 - 100%
clean facilities, with friendly and very helpful owner”
A lot of care
and thought had been taken to add the little touches, like pictures on
the wall of places nearby, loads of local info on the website and in a
folder on arrival and we had everything we needed in the kitchen bit.
Thanks for a fabulous stay.
– Ciuca from Romania – August 2019 - 100%
ingrijit, gazde amabile, atente la detalii, ne-au oferit posibilitatea
de a cunoaste vestigii si istoria locurilor, am socializat si am gasit
prieteni adevarati. Am plecat incantati!.
– Sergey from Poland – July 2019 - 100%
А так же
– Radbout from Netherlands – June 2019 - 79%
steenworp afstand. Athene binnen een uur. Heerlijke groene tuin met
terrasje bij de eigen kamer. Goed geisoleer pand. Airco aanwezig
maar niet eens nodig.
Gastheer heel vriendelijk maar net iets te nadrukkelijk aanwezig met
overigens goede tips over de omgeving
– Klaus from Germany – June 2019 - 92%
– Vlatko from North Macedonia – May 2019 - 100%
– Jerome from France – May 2019 - 100%
agréable moment dans un cadre calme avec un très bon rapport qualité
l'environnement et la gentillesse des hôtes. Toutes les commodités
sont a proximités et nous avons trouvés des petits commerces extras
sur les conseils de nos hôtes.
– Stefan from Bulgaria – April 2019 - 100%
– Liubov from Ukraine – April 2019 - 100%
garden, very clean and tidy place!!!”
– Aziza from Belgium – April 2019 - 100%
– Dieter from Germany – April 2019 - 75%
– Wolfgang from Germany – April 2019 - 100%
Appartement, schöner Garten mit Terrasse, bester Service: +++++TOP+++++”
– Doris from Italy – October 2018 - 96%
– Oxana from Russia – July 2018 - 96%
один из них -
15 минут до
для семей с
нас это не
– Nicolae from Romania – July 2018 - 92%
“Grecia, este fantastică!”
Mulțumim gazdelor pentru ospitalitate. Este o zonă
liniștită, plină de verdeață. La plajă
ajungeți în 4-5 min. Gazdele vorbesc engleza (Cris) și rusa,
ucraineana, un pic, româna (Silvia). Vă mulțumim!
– Oxana from Ukraine – July 2018 - 100%
– Markku from Finland – May 2018 - 96%
“Kiva loma mukavassa majoituspaikassa.”
Chris ja Silvia olivat avuliaita ja mukavia ihmisiä.
Tulopäivänä Silvia kyyditsi meitä kaupoilla ja samalla tuli pieni
esittelykierros Nea Makrin kaupungista. Myöhemmin viikolla Chris
ajelutti meitä katselemaan paikan eri nähtävyyksiä. Ja erittäin
– Eva from Sweden – May 2018 - 100%
– George from Germany – April 2018 - 100%
– Dmitrij from Romania – December 2017 - 75%
– Anonymous – November 2017 - 100%
– Ronaldo from Brazil – November 2017 - 100%
“Muito bem atendido, nota 10”
– Regina from Estonia – October 2017 - 100%
– Prasanna from India – October 2017 - 96%
“Excellent Property with Excellent host.”
Host was execellant.we enjoyed the stay. Nearby beach
is excellent.Good garden and pet cats.Property is at a distance of more
than 20 km from Athens (ATH) airport but property gives free Airport
shuttle so there is no problem.You must inform the host your flight
details before you arrival. I would love to go to the property again.
Nearby good seafood restaurants. Over all good for long stay from seven
to fifteen days.
TripAdvisor – Liza from USA – September 2017
The best thing about this place were
the hosts, Chris and Silvia! They were so accommodating and gracious!
The rooms were spacious and very clean. They had everything needed for a
stay, including kitchen implements. My husband and I enjoyed the
beautiful garden every morning, with visits from Sammy, one of the
several cats that live on the property. We spent our afternoons at the
beach, just minutes from the house. There are many local tavernas at
which we are, often enjoying the fresh local seafood. For a small fee,
Chris will pick you up and return you to the airport. He has a binder in
the room that is filled with information about the area. He will also
give you a tour of the local sites if you are interested. We are
considering sending our girls back for a stay because we so thoroughly
enjoyed our time at Villa Verde!
– Tatjana from Austria – September 2017 - 79%
Warmherzige , humorvolle und großzügige Villenbesitzern.
Legere familiäre Verhältnis . mehrere Lokale in der Umgebung
Bellende Hunde in der Umgebung,steinige Strände,zu
wenig oder kaputte Strand-schirme,keine Liegen.
– Svetlana from Russia – August 2017 - 100%
– Pete from Romania – August 2017 - 100%
Liniștea și oameni. Chris și Silvia sunt
fenomenali. Orice dorești se îndeplinește. Curățenie.
Verdeață. Multă. Aproape de mare. De localuri. Perfect.
Exista ceva peste superlativ? Dacă da este vila verde
Faptul ca nu mă pot muta acolo? Sau ca vacanta a fost prea scurta?
Sau ca -nu este vina proprietarului -pompierii nu te lasă să
– Philippe from Spain – October 2017 - 100%
– Luc from France – July 2017 - 83%
– Anonymous – July 2017 - 100%
TripAdvisor – Ed from Canada – July 2017
“A beautiful place to stay...”
Myself and my wife stayed at
the Villa Verde for a week in mid June. What a wonderful place it was.
Chris and Silvia are great hosts, and the apartments are cleaned every
day and kept spotlessly clean. The garden is beautiful and the house is
minutes from the beach. For a small fee Chris took us on a 6 hour tour
of all the interesting areas near by. There was cooking facilities in
the room which made it convenient to cook the occasional meal and then
eat outside on the patio. I highly recommend Villa Verde and the town of
Nea Makri. Thanks again Silvia and Chris.
– Aliaksandr from Belarus – June 2017 - 100%
– Yury from Belarus – July 2017
июле 2017 две
не только в
но и о
вам о самых
Неа Макри на
виллы, а в 15
за рощей с
для отдыха с
Афин и их
на этот раз
– Alexis from USA – June 2017 - 88%
“Not your typical Greek place, nice over all”
Clean, friendly, quiet, safe.
– Giuseppe from Italy – June 2017 - 96%
“Ottima posizione per soggiorno mare e per escursioni
I proprietari veramente gentili,
sempre pronti a soddisfare ogni bisogno. Camera pulita ogni giorno , con
tutto il necessario per la cucina.
– Maria from Greece – June 2017 - 100%
– Alla from Russia – June 2017
и еще всякие
а Крис по-английски
– John from the UK – April 2017 -
“Warm Welcome at Villa Verde, Nea Makri”
Our hosts, Chris and Silvia are the
nicest, most considerate people and they literally go out of their way
to make staying with them a positive experience. I had mentioned in an
email and when we arrived that I would go to the local bakery for
croissants on the first morning. Chris got there before me and brought
some back. As our first day was a Friday, Chris and Silvia invited us to
the weekly lunch they have with friends at the nearby Koralli
restaurant. Great food and good company! Although the villa is
self-catering Silvia told us that if we want a meal with Sea Bream or
similar she would cook the fish for us. Before confirming our booking by
email, the subject of cats was brought up as there are cats in the
gardens of the villa and this may be a problem if a potential guest has
an allergy. They were not an issue for us and did not intrude in any
way. Cat-lovers would be delighted! The villa is in a quiet cul-de-sac
within a few minutes walk of the beach where there are 3 restaurants; 10
minutes walk brings you to the marina where there are many more places
to eat or to the main road, Leof. Marathonas, where there are shops.
Kasimis is the bakery mentioned and besides the bread products they have
an impressive range of cakes, pastries and biscuits. All this is
detailed in the information pack provided at the villa, including a map
that shows you where they are. We will definitely return!
TripAdvisor – Sarah from Canada – April 2017
Villa verde proved to be an
excellent location from which to take day trips- Athens, Corinth,
Mycenae etc. It was spotlessly clean and has such a beautiful garden.
Our hosts were so helpful - they really went above and beyond in helping
us out and were the reason we had such a good time- Chris knows all the
local secrets and has great advice. We are travelling with our young
kids and they lent us beach toys and games etc. Lovely people! We will
– Olga from Belarus – July 2016
Неа Макри в
доме Криса и
минут мы уже
то что нам
что и где
рядом и там
пляжей. В 7-10
так что без
и не только,
Если все же
для отдыха с
Так же хочу
TripAdvisor – John from New Zealand – April 2016
“Great hosts, great place to stay”
We spent 3 wonderful weeks in
April at Villa Verde, as guests of Chris and Sylvia who made our stay
comfortable, trouble-free and very relaxing. They were always ready to
help and went far out of their way to ensure we had everything we
needed. It began with Chris picking us up at the airport and ended with
him driving us back there. In between he took us to the supermarket and
cash machine, the fantastic nearby pastry shop, printed ongoing airline
tickets and he and Sylvia invited us to the special Easter dinner at
their local restaurant. After I'd twice found the Marathon museum closed
I thought I'd missed out. But on our last morning he took the time to
drive me there and waited for more than an hour for me to explore it.
Meanwhile Sylvia was always there to make sure the apartment was
spotless and well equipped. The studio itself wasn't large but
comfortable and it was a pleasure to sit in the sunshine on the patio
beside Sylvia's beautiful garden. It made us feel we were staying with
friends rather than in a guest house.
I must add that Chris has an amazing knowledge of Greece that makes
planning trips around the ancient sites and places of interest totally
hassle-free. The bikes provided at the villa also allowed us to explore
the town, seafront and places like the Marathon tumulus. It's an easy
bus ride into Athens (on the way back we found it better to catch it at
the central bus terminus rather than further on at a Metro stop, because
it tended to be crowded by that stage). So it was a pleasure to come
back to Villa Verde after the crowds of Athens. Thanks, Chris and
Sylvia, for all the time and effort you took to make our Greek trip so
TripAdvisor – Ahsan from the UK – March 2016
“Excellent location and fantastic host”
The property is ideally located both
from the central Athens and the airport. We stayed nine days at Villa
Verde which is very close from the sea and all the amenities are stone
throw distance. We have traveled as a family about 25 countries around
the world so we always careful we pick up the right property. We hired a
car from the airport which is not essential because we wanted to visit
many places with our two young children aged 8 and 11 years old. We went
to central Athens which is about 45 minutes drive for acropolis museum,
acropolis etc. We also went Mateora and stayed one night and on the way
back we stopped in Delphi. We also visited Corinth castle, Corinth
Canal, Marathon museum, Marathon dam and many other places. Chris and
Sylvia are such an excellent hosts and we felt like from home to home.
Each individual studios has everything you can think of and we found
even toilet tissues, mineral water upon our arrival. We simply could not
ask anything more from them and we will be pleased to back in the
TripAdvisor – Richard from the USA – March 2016
“Great place, great host”
We stayed a week - the apartment was
clean, had a simple kitchen and herbs growing in the garden. Chris was
helpful. We'd stay there again if returning to Athens area. We had a car
- the seaside village and surrounding areas are best seen w/ a car. The
apt. is in easy walking distance to several restaurants, bakery and the
like - once a week there's a large local market, we bought local
Holiday Lettings – Eileen from
the Republic of Ireland – November 2015
We stayed in Villa Verde for two
weeks in November and it was excellent. Our host Chris (Sylvia was away)
could not do enough for us from collecting us from the airport, taking
us to get supplies the first night and giving us a whistle stop tour of
the town. He also was kind enough to take us on a tour of some of the
sights round Nea Makri including Marathon one day. To top an excellent
holiday he also dropped us to Athens airport at 5am for our early flight
home! Outstanding service. There was a folder in the apartment with up
to date details of public transport and ferries in the area. We were
very lucky with the weather with temperatures ranging from 18deg to
25deg incredible for November. We spent a lot of time relaxing in the
lovely garden reading. We ate our meals outside when it was warm enough.
The little kitchen area was well stocked with pots, pans, implements
making it a pleasure to cook which we did most days. There is an
excellent bakery and fruit & vegetable shop about 10 mins walk from
the apartment. Chris recommended some local restaurants and again his
help was invaluable. All in all excellent place for a relaxing holiday.
We will be returning The room was very comfortable with everything
finished to a high standard.
Airbnb – Medina from New Zealand –
this was my first time using air bnb
and both Sylvia and chris were perfect hosts they will go out of their
way for you to make sure not only your stay is pleaant but your time
spent in greece. I recommend this place its peaceful and clean I would
definitely come back to stay again if the time permits. thanks guys.
Holiday Lettings – Marie
from France – August 2015
"Great hosts, great place"
The place is a very well looked after and maintained villa,
with several studios for rent. They share a very nice lawn, and the
whole thing is about 100m from the nearest beach and 10mn walk distance
to the centre of Nea Makri, which boasts great tavernas and bars.
I highly recommand. The hosts are taking great care of the place,
looking after your needs, whilst being very discreet at the same time.
Holiday Lettings – Shaun
from the UK – July 2015
from the moment you arrive chris is there to meet you and show you
everything, in the appartment chris and sylvia have put together a very
large information booklet with maps and everything you need to know
about the area from the best local restaurants to post office and police
station if needed and if there is something not there just ask chris he
will gladly assist and show you everything you want to see you could not
wish for nicer hosts.
Secondly Sylvia keeps the most beautiful gardens around the place and i
always so friendly, she keeps the rooms so clean nothing is too much
trouble for her, chris and Sylvia together make the perfect hosts and I
would recommend them and the area to there place for if you want a worry
free holiday and we will definitely be going back next year.
Holiday Lettings – Peter
from the UK – June 2015
wonderful relaxing place to stay"
We recently spent a wonderful week staying with Chris
and Sylvie at Villa Verde. The studio was comfortable and immaculately
clean. Comfortable beds and adeqaute facilities. Apart from the local
dogs barking (which seems to be a feature of Greece) it was so peaceful.
A short, pleasant walk into town provides Cafes, Bars and the local
beach. We also found another lovely beach about a mile away from Nea
Makri. A car would be necssary for further exploration and there is
plenty to see. The village itself is a quiet place mostly used by
locals, except for weekends when the Athenians descend upon the place in
hordes. It was so nice to spend a week where we were virtually the only
tourists. Chris was unbelievably helpful, picking us up from the
airport, taking us to the supermarket and showing us around. Sylivie
tends the lovely garden, cleans every day and constantly worries about
the cats, to whom they have given a home. It really felt like Home from
home. We will be back !
My husband and I just spent a week at Villa Verde. I do
a lot of research before going on vacation to make sure that the
experience goes as well as it possibly can. The reviews of this place
were all positive and they were very accurate. This is by far the best
host that we have stayed with, and we travel frequently. This is not the
place for party animals, but if you want a restful vacation with very
nice and knowledgeable people who go out of their way to make your stay
pleasant, then you've found the right place.
Chris and Sylvia are very conscientious and Chris is a wealth of
information about the area. He speaks Greek and assists with everything
you need, from transportation from and to the airport to a tour of the
locality with a history lesson to boot. Sylvia checks in to make sure
that everything is to your liking and if there is something you need
that they don't have they will get it for you. Thank you Chris and
Sylvia for a great time and we will definitely be back.
Holiday Lettings –
Charlotte from the Netherlands – June 2015
de kamer is superklein en bevat 2 ijzeren bedden
met een paar stangen waarop een oude matras.
Alles is aanwezig zelfs nog een uitklaptafeltje en 2 stoelen en een
Goede doucheruimte en horren!
Buiten zitten is geen feest: teveel zon, te veel vliegen en vooral
Chris is superattent en Sylvia wast iedere dag de handdoeken uit(!)
Nea Makri is een ramp, veel te druk.
Alle huizen zijn
Veel restaurantjes, weinig gasten
Holiday Lettings – David
from Germany – May 2015
“Perfect location and amazing hosts!”
My girlfriend and I (in our mid 20's, from
Germany) stayed with Chris and Silvia for a week in May 2015, and it was
an absolutely amazing time. Their rooms are homely, spacious, clean and
astonishingly (!) well equipped, their truly green Villa Verde is well
located in Nea Makri very close to nice beaches and only about 3/4 of an
hour bus ride to Athens. Chris and Silvia are the perfect hosts,
welcoming and helpful, with lots of information on literally everything,
most importantly of course on what to do and where to go for great and
affordable food! Stupidly enough we had forgotten sunscreen - they lend
us some. We wanted to explore the region by bikes - they had some for
us. And so on. I find that, in order to make a vacation really good, it
is very important to have people/locals who have a lot of experience and
who know their way around and are willing to give you exactly the tips
and information you need to make it the holiday you want it to be. In
that respect, Chris and Silvia are just perfect and they made sure that
we had an amazing time in Greece. We do not yet know when, but we will
definitely come back!
Airbnb – Bernadett from Hungary –
Chris és Szilvia nagyon kedvesek
voltak, hamar reagáltak a foglalásunkra. Chris bevitt minket este a
reptérről és nagyon részletesen tájékoztatott a helyi látnivalókról.
A ház és a szoba tágas és átlagon felül tiszta, a kert gyönyörű.
A bicikli, amit kaptunk, hosszútávon nagyon kényelmetlen, de csak
ennyi negatívumot tudunk írni, a vendéglátás kiváló volt. A várost
és a partszakaszt leginkább főszezonban ajánlanánk.
My Wife, Daughter and I have just had a relaxing
12 night stay at Villa Verde. The owner Chris Feather and his wife
Silvia were fist class hosts and very attentive throughout our stay,
offering laundry service, transfers to/from airport and even cooking of
local bought fish (to avoid the lingering smells in our studio). We were
welcomed into the very clean accommodation with complimentary water and
wine along with sufficient cooking oil, coffee, sugar etc. The studios
(4 available), were very spacious with modern climate control with both
heating and air conditioning. The bathroom comprised a walk-in shower
and hand basin with never ending hot water and very important to me when
abroad, a toilet in which you can flush toilet tissue. The gardens of
the Villa are exceptional and full of a variety of colourful plants,
flowers, shrubs, bushes and small trees with plenty of space to sunbathe
or sit at the patio tables provided with shades - all well kept and
nurtured, predominantly by Silvia ;-) . We were supplied with a gate key
to facilitate 24/7 access to/from the secured grounds of the property.
Chris is very knowledgeable about the local area and kindly offered
transport to the local supermarket on the first day to 'stock the
larder' with heavy items, pointing out key shops and landmarks along the
way. The centre of Nea Makri is only about 800m - but far enough away so
as not to carry sounds of the active night life. 500-600m will get you
to a local bakery with dairy products located on the main high street
along with a myriad of quality shops - not your typical tourist tat.
Unfortunately I don't speak Greek but Chris, who is British also speaks
a number of languages and helped us with a few key words - I found using
Yassas as the first word of a sentence when I first spoke to anyone,
went down well with the locals. We were attending my Sons wedding with
other family members booked into the other suites so I was able to see
that the high standard of accommodation ran throughout all of the
property. Although we were focused on the wedding Chris kindly educated
us on a lot of the local history - I would say better than the paid
tourist guides. All in all a very enjoyable experience and I wouldn't
hesitate in recommending Villa Verde to everyone. Thanks Chris and
Holiday Lettings – Kristine
from the UK – February 2015
“clean, friendly and helpful!”
Owners were really nice, helpful and welcoming!
You can ask them anything, they really know a great deal about Greece!
Room was very clean and was cleaned everyday!
TripAdvisor – Bill from the USA – Dec 2014
“The perfect retreat/vacation”
A gift of Chris and Silvia is making you feel
welcome. Their attractive villa is located in a quiet, secure
neighborhood, and landscaped with a beautiful garden that Silvia
designed and maintains. Our room was spotless, well-appointed and
exceeded expectations for this two-week retreat/holiday. Chris and
Silvia truly do all anyone could ask for, making your stay comfortable
and giving assistance with your specific sightseeing interests. We
rented a car, however, in a few minutes just walking from the villa,
brings you to the sea, a variety of restaurants, local shopping and from
there you are able to catch a bus to all the popular tourist sites.
We are grateful to have met and stayed with Chris and Silvia at Villa
Verde, it was the perfect retreat/vacation.
TripAdvisor – Volker from Germany – Nov 2014
“Schöne Tage in der Nähe Athens”
Wir waren als Familie 6 Tage bei Chris in Nea Makri
zu Gast. Nach kurzemTrip vom nicht weit entfernten Flughafen begrüßte
uns Chris herzlich und gab uns die ersten Tipps zu den Supermärkten und
Restaurants in unmittelbarer Nähe. Auch in den nächsten Tagen war
Chris ein sehr herzlicher, aber nicht aufdringlicher Gastgeber. Er gab
uns wertvolle Tips für Ausflüge in die Umgebung, beschrieb uns die
beste Anreise für einen Tagestrip nach Athen und begleitete uns am
letzten Tag in die Taverne, um für uns beim Wirt etwas Besonderes zu
bestellen. Auch die Einheimischen bezeichnen ihn als Freund. Die Zimmer
sind sauber, ausreichend groß und es gibt einen schönen Garten, Parkmöglichkeiten
für den Mietwagen vor der Tür u.s.w. . Am vorletzten Tag bat mir Chris
an, den Online-Check-In vorzunehmen und die Bordkarten auszudrucken. Ein
absolut individueller und nicht erwarteter Support. Wir denken gerne an
die Tage in Griechenland und an die Herzlichkeit der Gastgeber und
Menschen vor Ort zurück. Sehr empfehlenswert.
TripAdvisor – Jo & Adrian from the UK – Nov
We have just returned from a two week holiday at
Villa Verde. I can highly recommend the Villa Verde to anyone wants a
true Greek experience while on holiday. The apartments are set in a
medium size town just over a hour from Athens. There is a lovely blue
flag beach at the far end of the town, and all the locals we meet were
very kind and friendly. Chris and Silvia were wonderful hosts, very
helpful, Chris helped us sort out a hire car, taking us to the airport
to pick it up. Silvia is a lovely lady, she keeps the apartments
spotless and is always smiling. Her garden is very pretty.
A visit to Athens is a must do, so much to see and easy to get to (with
instructions from Chris) on the local bus and metro.
We will be back!
TripAdvisor – Reina from the Netherlands – Oct
place and very friendly and helpful owners”
Nice appartments, cleaned every day, on the ground
floor of a beautiful villa, surrounded by a beautiful garden. In walking
distance of the beach and about an hour by bus and metro from the center
of Athens. The owners are very kind and helpful, which is very welcome
when you're travelling alone and don't have a car. They picked me up at
the airport, showed me the best places in town and even drove me to an
archaelogical site to go see; in other words, did more than enough to
make sure I had a convenient time!
Nea Makri is beautiful and an hour from Athens is ok, but with the last
bus back going at 10:30, I sometimes wished I had been a bit closer to
the center. So if you're looking to go out, you'll need to pay for a
taxi back, which will cost you at least 30 euros. Apart from that, this
place is superb!
TripAdvisor – Irina from Israel – Oct 2014
we enjoyed very much from
It was wonderful.
The hospitality of Chris and Silvia was outstanding
They helped us to organize our spending time
They ordered the journey to three islands and took care of all little
Chris helped me to get gluten free bread and took us to the market
They advised us the best local entertainments and beaches
The rooms are very clean and the location was very convenient
TripAdvisor – Eugen from the Czech Republic – Aug 2014
Booking a last-moment break can be stressful as we all know.
But Chris was really helpful and reassuring from the moment we contacted
him. The pleasant surprises continued when we arrived there, as the
villa looks every bit like in the pictures -- even better, if add up the
magnificent scent of the Villa Verde's amazing garden, full of
Mediterranean flowers and plants. The room was impeccable, modern,
cleverly designed and functional. The whole place was welcoming, and
Chris and Sylvia were always around ready to go the extra-mile to make
us feel better than at home.
There is wifi internet, but frankly, Chris himself can offer you insight
and advice much better and faster than the web. Our only regret was we
couldn't spend more time in Greece, and make use of the fantastic
hospitality offered by the Feathers. Thanks Chris, thanks Sylvia. We aim
to come back, but until then, we highly recommend this strategically
located place to anyone who wants a little of everything: close to the
wonders of Athens, in the proximity to several beaches (Schineas is
magnificent) and adjacent to the beautiful Nea Makri's cozy fishing
harbor, where fish tavernas and restaurants offer a splendid choice of
foods and drinks.
Our time at Villa Verde was better than I´ve ever imagined,
a green garden with flowers everywhere, a clean studio, nice landlords,
a local beach 600 footsteps from the house. Down at the harbour there´s
a sandier beach, but the local one is ok. The cats were loved by my
daughter, but if you leave them alone they´ll do the same, so there´s
no problem if you don´t like cats.
Everything that´s on the website is 100% true and both Chris and Sylvia
are very helpful with any questions or requests you might have.
Going to Athens on a daytrip is easy, buses are running every hour and
Villa Verde is located 500 meters from a busstop. But don´t forget the
wonderful muncipality of Marathon, Chris knows a lot of everything worth
knowing about that area, and we can´t thank him enough for bringing us
on a little tour around Marathon.
TripAdvisor – Christine from the UK – Jun 2014
“Fantastic Way to
I returned to Nea Makri
after 20 years and this time brought my partner to see the sights of
Athens and although the town has changed, it was still very familiar.
Chris and Sylvia have a beautiful home with fantastic gardens and went
out of their way to make our stay wonderful. Chris has an amazing wealth
of knowledge of the area which he is more than happy to share. We
thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend Villa Verde to anyone
thinking of visiting Athens.
TripAdvisor – Bill from the USA – May 2014
“Wonderful stay in Greece”
We stayed with Chris and Sylvia for 12 days
early in May and I cannot say enough about how great it was. We chose
Villa Verde to have a base from which to travel around the rest of
Greece without staying in Athens. It turned out to be the perfect
Chris and Sylvia are very friendly and helpful and the place was
beautiful and clean. Chris gave us wonderful advice about what we could
do, where we could go, and how to make arrangements. We left wanting to
stay longer and do more. Hope we get a chance to go back and stay there
TripAdvisor – Susan from the Netherlands – Apr 2014
“Hands down the best
stay we had during our vacation in Greece”
Chris and Silvia have nice and quiet studios in a quiet
location, and within 5 minutes walking distance of the bakery and 10
minutes to other shops in Nea Makri. It is near Athens, which is very
accessible by bus (bus stop at 5 minutes walking). The big advantage of
using the bus during weekdays is that you avoid the impossible Athens
traffic jams, and not being able to park your car. Within Athens, moving
around is easy with the underground.
The rooms are great, Silvia's garden is like a small paradise, and great
restaurants are within walking distance.
The undisclosed secret is that Chris speaks several languages, including
Greek, and during his long time stay in the area, is like a walking
encyclopaedia. Not only was his advice about what is interesting
spot-on, he also enabled us to discover spots we would have missed
otherwise. He even helped us with phoning Greeks and acting as a
The bottom line is that not only you get a five star accommodation at a
great location, you also get a free guide who can really add value to
your stay. This makes the value for money you get unsurpassable.
Thanks very much Chris and Sylvia for making our stay so pleasant that
we stayed much longer than originally planned!
PS: this is the only place out of all our stays in Greece where wi-fi
worked fast and reliable.
HomeAway – Pavel from the Czech Republic – Apr 2014
"Would recommend to anyone"
designed house with nice garden. Very friendly owner took us from and to
the airport for a very reasonable price, also gave us a lot of good
advices. The place had also wi-fi, which wasnt advertised here, so it
was even better equipped.
HomeAway – Jane from the UK – Mar 2014
"Well looked after"
The listing description was accurate and the property was
clean and well maintained. The gardens were beautifully maintained with
a variety of plants and herbs. The owners could not have been more
helpful. Chris gave advice on travelling and places to visit while
Silvia cleaned the apartment every day, even putting out towels to dry
and putting washing up away. The sea was very close, the position of the
property was very quiet and the shops were a short walk away. It was
easy to get into Athens and there was a variety of ancient monuments
near by as well as the lovely beach at Schinias. We enjoyed our visits
to Kopali and Christos restaurants very much. We would recommend the
property to friends who want a studio apartment, having enjoyed our
HomeAway – Vanessa from the USA – Feb 2014
"Wonderful – will visit again"
My husband found this
beautiful rental and started to read the reviews. All the reviews for
this place has been wonderful! Experiencing the warm welcoming greeting
from Chris and his wife we were so comfortable. We were so excited going
to Greece for our first time during my birthday. We stated at this house
for a week that felt too short so we are going back in September. Chris
was extremely helpful even before we got there through email. He helped
us plan our trip to Athens and getting to see the important spots to us
in Greece. Our best experience so far with this website. Chris picked us
up at the airport as soon as we flew in and dropped us off. He has a
wonderful binder in the rooms that help knowing what is around the area
and how to get to Athens by bus (which is extremely easy!) Also,
resturant recommendations that they suggest is WONDERFUL! If you are
looking for a quite area that is close by bus to Athens and every cheap.
The beach is a matter of maybe a five minute walk from here. Personally,
I would recommand this place to anyone that does not really want to have
to plan too much ahead of time and needs the extra hand from someone
that is local on what to see and how to get there.
TripAdvisor – Natasja from the Netherlands – Dec 2013
"Excellent stay at a beautifull spot next to the
We stayed in a studio at Villa Verde for 3 nights. Chris and
Sylvia, the owners of the villa, are very hospitable and we feld like
home. The studio was very clean and had soms space, in contrast to the
moderate hotelrooms. We are people who like to be in the city of athens
for one day and furthermore be walking along the various beaches with a
lovely sea view. We were also very glad that Chris had the time to drive
us through the landscape and could show us some amazing sites as the
Palini cave, the archeological museum of Marathon, the lake of Marathon
and the beach of Schinias.
The villa is located on a peacefull place so we feld relaxed when we
flew back home. We have seen a lot and would recommend a stay at Chris
and Sylvia for everyone who likes to see te city of athens, but also
loves nature and culture.
I stayed at this lovely Villa with my young daughter. I
loved how safe the fenced in grounds were, a plus with a little one. The
house is beautifully built and modern with amazing gardens. So many
beautiful plants, roses, birds of paradise and more. A fig tree with
delicious fruit the owners shared. Tiny peppers and tomatoes growing
here and there, just lovely. The room was simple and accommodating with
all you need to cook in room meals. A small but lovely bathroom and lots
of closets and storage. The owners, a couple who live on the property
were charming and helpful. Sylvia cleaned the rooms daily and did an
exceptional job. Adding personal touches, a fresh cut rose now and then,
a gift of fresh figs sometimes. Chris was an endless font of information
on the area, the surroundings the local transportation to and from
points of interest. The only criticisms I might make are that the local
beaches are very rocky so bring swimming shoes for sure! you won't find
them locally. Also, the dogs on their lane bark, without fail, whenever
someone comes or goes from the Villa. This is an issue on most streets
in the area, not just there's. There are no Laundromats in the area so
be prepared to wash laundry by hand. Overall Villa Verd`e is a great
place to stay and Chris & Sylvia were great people to meet. They in
fact, introduced us to many lovely people during our stay. We also
especially enjoyed meeting their cats, my daughter still asks about
(Please understand that our cats are not allowed inside the
studios and they will not normally go near anyone who does not encourage
them – Chris & Silvia.)
TripAdvisor and Homelidays – Dana from Latvia – Sep/Oct
"Perfect holiday home! Felt like home!"
I visited Villa Verde with my family and I am very happy
about our stay. Rooms had everything You need. And even more! When we
arrived late at night - there was bottled water in fridge, fresh flowers
on table. Everything was always clean. Nice new towels, bedding. Every
day clean room. Beautiful garden space for dining. Owners made sure that
we feel like home and very welcome. Chris & Silvia can advise - best
restaurants, nicest beaches and interesting locations to see in all
Greece, not just in near surroundings. We made some nice road trips
based on their advice. I and my family are very happy of our holidays!
Thank a lot Chris & Silvia!
Homelidays – Clement from France – Sep 2013
"Un très bon séjour en
Nous avons été très bien
reçu par Sylvia et Chris. L'annonce est conforme. L'appartement dans
lequel nous étions était impeccable et le ménage réalisé tout les
hôtes étaient à nos petits soins pour toutes questions relatives à
notre séjour (visites, resto, plage, coutumes grecques, ...) Présent
dans notre studio un classeur avec pleins d'information sur le lieu et
les alentours (des livres sur les sites et villes alentours nous ont été
prêtés) Un très bon accueil qui donne envie de revenir en Grèce,
nous recommandons fortement cette location.
It was a great pleasure to stay in the Sylvia and Chris
home. The location is exactly as describe in the annoncement. The studio
is great, clean and very well furnished. Chris was here every time we
have a questions of any kind.
TripAdvisor – Beatrice from Germany – Aug/Sep 2013
"We are perfectly satisfied!"
Very good in everything: Cleaness, beautifull house and
garden, best organisation for trips, help in every questions...We are
TripAdvisor and Homelidays – Inna from Latvia – Aug 2013
"Nice villa and great owners"
"Villa Verde" is a delightful place, very
comfortable and quiet. The house has separated rooms with separate
entrances to enjoy privacy. Rooms, bathrooms, kitchenets are in a very
good condition, well-equipped and extremely clean. It's very nice to sit
in a small garden with manicured lawns and beautiful flowers. Chris and
Silvia are wonderfully hospitable hosts. They take a great care about
their guests and are very pleasant, helpful and easily available when
needed. Chris met us at the airport, drove us home and explained all the
details important for a traveller. In the room we found also a folder
with information, maps, bus schedules etc. Silvia does cleaning of rooms
and bathrooms everyday! They helped us in arranging excursions and
shopping. When we missed our plane Chris found the hotel for us. So
during all days in Nea Makri we felt at home, very safe and
comfortable.I should also say that prices are very reasonable for such
perfect accomodation. We enjoyed our holidays very much and would highly
recommend "Villa Verde" to any traveller.
TripAdvisor – Rob & Yvonne from The Netherlands –
"Place to be, don't look anywhere else"
We had a great time, Chris and Silvia are a very helpful,
friendly and warm couple. We gave them our rough plans for the holiday
and they came with loads of suggestions which help us plan our stay.
Chris picked us up from the airport and took around town for shopping on
the first day. Bike's are available from the house which is great to get
around town and find your way to the beaches. Room and facilities are
superb, first beach and restaurants are at walking distance.
Chris and Silvia, we would like to thank you again for all your help and
hospitality, you treat guests like family. Wish you all the best.
TripAdvisor – Maria from Sweden – Jul 2013
I'm so glad I found Villa Verde when I was looking for
accommodation for me, my son and my friend.
We landed late in the evening and was picked up by Chris - what a
The room was larger than we thought after seeing pictures on the web so
the extra bed for my son wasn't a problem at all. They didn't even
charge extra for putting it in.
There were grocerys in the fridge and fruits and veggies on a table so
we didn't have to worry about brekfast next morning. I'm a glutenfree -ovo-vegetarian
so I really appreciated it.
The room was functional and clean and Syliva cleaned it every day during
our 10 day stay.
Chris came by every morning for a litte chat and gave us tips about what
to do. He helped us with a lot of things, like giving us a ride to the
supermarket, providing us with win, helpedus to book a one day boat
Lots of thoughtful things that made our holiday memorable. The service
is personal and outstanding.
My son is still talking about Sylvias pancakes :)
TripAdvisor – Pierre from France – Jun 2013
"Un très bon séjour à la Villa Verde"
Nous sommes allés à la Villa Verde pour deux semaines et
nous avons beaucoup appréciés notre voyage. Chris et Silvia sont très
sympathiques et sont d'une grande aide dans la découverte de la grèce.
Endroit idéal pour visiter athènes (1H15 en transport en commun). Il
est également possible de visiter un grand nombres de sites/monument si
vous disposez d'une voiture de location (Nous sommes allés jusqu'a
delphes ou épidaure par exemple). Le studio était très bien, dans
un jardin magnifique. Merci Silvia & Chris
Homelidays – Jack from France – Jun 2013
Nous avons passé une semaine au calme chez Chris et sa
femme dans un logement propre et confortable , nous avons particulièrement
apprécié la disponibilité et la précision des renseignements donnés
par les propriétaires sur les différents sites à visiter, ce qui nous
a permis de découvrir des endroits non mentionnés dans les guides
touristiques ( vin y compris !!!) La localisation du logement est idéale
pour visiter Athènes et ses environs (entre 1h et 1h 30 en bus pour
I arrived in athens april 27th and Chris picked me up at the
airport...and after we'd arrived at his property, took me to a
restaurant nearby for a meal and a few beers. I really needed that after
23 hours of flight connections from Canada. I'd hired a motorcycle in
athens and he drove me there the next morning to pick it up. I was to
find he'd go the extra mile to help me out whenever required and I
definitely took advantage of his knowledge about sites I intended to
visit. After a week of riding across Greece and back I was glad to have
a nice quiet place to rest up and check out the local area. Nea Makri is
a small seaside town with an excellent beach and lots of little stores
and restaurants, as well as some very famous historical sites nearby.
It's also on the bus route to downtown athens which is an hour ride for
just 3 euros. The price for a room (including kitchenette) was very
reasonable and since the airport is just 20 minutes away, it's the main
reason I checked out this property to begin with. I'm very glad I did. I
was treated excellent by this couple and I forgot to mention Sylvia's
Homelidays – Cedric from France – Apr/May 2013
"Nous remercions Chris et Sylvia car nous a nous avons
eu un Séjour très agréable dans leurs magnifique maison. Toujours près
à vous aidez nous reviendrons à nea makri. Merci pour
votre accueil. À très bientot"
Homelidays – Cedric from France – Apr 2013
Merci à Sylvia et Chris pour leur accueil très sympatique.
Un ami à eux est venu nous chercher à l'aéroport. Sylvia nous a enmené au supermarché pour les
courses, nous a emmené chez le loueur de vélo. Chambre très
propre,lavée chaque jour par Sylvia. Possibilité de faire la cuisine
avec tous les ustensibles nécessaires, petite terrasse pour manger
dehors. Endroit très calme et reposant,
à 5 mn à pied des premières plages, restaurants et boulangerie
exceptionnelle. Accès très facile pour se rendre à Athènes
en bus puis le métro (environ 1h au total) pour 4,2 euros l'aller. Les
Grecs sont très accueillants. Prévoir la location de vélo qui est très
utile pour se déplacer. Nous avons été jusqu'a Marathon, les plages
de Schinias, le port de Rafina et l'ile d'Andros(en ferry, pour 32 euros
l'aller/retour) avec. Nous y reviendrons avec beaucoup de plaisir !
Merci encore Sylvia et Chris.
TripAdvisor – Kim from South Africa – Mar/Apr 2013
"Incredible "above and beyond"
I am English speaking and it was a daunting task going to
Greece.Chris and Sylvia are an ideal place to go to,because they are
fluent in English and Greek . So in situations where I needed
translation Chris was invaluable. I knew I would need some extra
assistance with airport pick-up and ferry pick up and drop-off. Chris
gave me a very reasonable all-inclusive price including accommodation
,breakfast and transfers.
He took me to the bus with detailed instructions on the first day. It is
not difficult to get to the athens city centre from Nea Makri. He also
took me to the grocery store on the first day. He helped me book my
ferry tickets too(took me to a travel agent). He also took me on a
sight-seeing trip of the highlights around Nea Makri on the final day
just out of the kindness of his heart, because he thought I should not
Everything was spotless .The breakfasts were beautifully presented. I
also had a bicycle at my disposal-which I used to cycle along the beach
road. The garden of Villa Verde is simply stunning.
So finally Chris and Sylvia simply could not have done more for me. They
made my holiday in Greece a glorious experience for which I will always
be grateful. They are so much more than simply accommodation(which is
phenomenal anyway) . They will help with transport and any travel
details that may need ironing out.. Chris is an efficient tour guide as
well. I recommend them completely wholeheartedly .
TripAdvisor – Smudge & Lenda from the Netherlands –
"Best holiday yet"
We stay at Villa Verde for 13 days, it was the best holiday
we have had so far.
Nothing is too much problem for Chris or Silvia, whether its explaining
to the taxi driver (In Greek) exactly where we needed to go,phoning up
bars to ensure they stock Jack Daniels (My drink), picking us up at the
airport etc etc.
The price was extremely cheap compared to other hotels in the area.A
self contained apartment that was cleaned daily (And Villa Verde has
modern north western toilets not the "traditional" Greek ones)
The location of Nea Makri is great to anyone who wants to visit the
historical sites in athens but still want to be within walking distance
of the beach.
We had a great time, we are going to stay again later in the year
Smudge and Lenda
TripAdvisor – Isabel from Venezuela – Dec 2012/Jan 2013
"Sea, english friends, close to athens"
I had a great time in Villa Verde, because
Silvia and Chris do the best they can in order to help their guests.
Greece is an incredible country but as my own, Venezuela, it really is
an advantage to have someone that really knows it as Chris is willing to
help you,with any problem or language need you may have. I stay over
christmas and New Year, but they make sure I didn´t feel lonely, that
speaks about them. Really good people.
following guests sent reviews to TripAdvisor for holidays in previous
Josta from Amsterdam – October 2012
very nice place to stay
we stayed here in
the apartment is well kept and clean. chris and olga were very nice and
helpful and they picked us up from the airport.
perfect location to combine beach / countryside and city trip to athens,
although a bit far from athens by bus (about 50 minutes).
all surrounding neighbors seem to have dogs, so a lot of barking in the
night and when you walk home.
from the UK- September 2012
excellent quality studios with superb hosts.
Look no further than
this, Villa Verde is 30 mins from athens airport, eating, drinking &
beaches are a 5 minute walk away. The accommodation is immaculate and
cleaned well each day day. A 25 minute bus ride takes you to the tube
station where the underground takes around 10 minutes into the City
where you must visit the Plaka area, Acropolis & Likavitos. There is
plenty of brochure info in each studio or Chris & Silvia are at hand
to give you help & advice in plentiful, they both speak some good
Greek too. The lawned gardens surrounded by carefully tended bushes
& shrubs make it a delight to return to after your day out, a beer,
sat in your chairs on your patio under your parasol is a nice way to
chill until you venture down the road to the tavernas & bars close
by for your evening meal. Wi Fi is there with no charge as is television
with endless channels. Chris could possibly pick you up from the airport
to bring you in. The port of Rafina is 15 minutes away by bus or car
where you can sail off to the islands on the ferries, eat at the
excellent fish tavernas or spend the day on the sandy beach where there
is lots of parking for those who take the car. Once you have been to
Villa Verde you will return for future holidays, our two visits this
year will make it 5 visits in 2 years, that says it all. The studios are
well kitted out with good furniture, plenty of storage, comfortable beds
and a well equipt kitchen area that has some really handy things in the
cabinet to get you started. l can think of no negatives at all for this
place and can't wait to get on the plane again.
Linda from the UK -
Excellent,Warm and Hospitable.
Our stay at Villa
Verde was like a home from home! The hosts, Chris and Silvia, were very
welcoming and looked after us very well, nothing was too much trouble.
The apartments were equipped with everything we needed and things we
hadn't even thought of. We have 2 small children and in the apartment
were toys for the beach and cuddly toys for them to play with. The
apartments were cleaned every day which was exceptional. The gardens
were beautiful and relaxing, ideal to sit and relax after a day out. We
would not hesitate to recommend a stay at Villa Verde and are looking
forward to our next visit.
Jan from Belgium
- November 2011 Unforgettable stay
Waiting for athens
marathon and enjoying a wonderful place with fantastic people.
Anny & Vasko
from Bulgaria - September 2011
Feathers` under blue sky
Can you imagine the
biggest town in Greece - Athens - with more than 6 000 000 citizents?
And can you imagine the most quiet place hidden a step away both from
the town and the sea? If you can`t, then you`ll have to visit it. If you
can - make sure I`m right. That is Villa Verde in Nea Makri - a seaside
quarter of athens.
If you want to be just a tourist - then be. If you want just to bathe in
the sun and sea - please, enjoy yourself.
Our advice is to spend some time with Chris - an Englishman that is a
wine and Greece expert one can trust. Believe us - we know it from our
own experience. The place is clean, spacious, taken good care of. We are
pretty sure that there other places like this by the sea. But Chris and
Silvia make their house unique. They make you feel their home your home.
Thank you for all that Silvia!
Thank you Chris!
P.S. We follow your opinion about the islands worth visiting and we find
you were very, very right.
Adrian from the UK -
Enjoyable holiday at
We spent a very
pleasant week at Villa Verde in august 2011.the accommodation layout was
well thought out and very comfortable.Everything was in good condition
and very clean.If we had any concerns then Chris and Silvia were happy
to help.They were also helpful regarding places to visit and restaurants
to visit.We were a short (5 minutes)walk to the sandy beach which had
most of the better bars and restaurants along it.It is difficult to say
what was the best feature as the rooms were very nice,the gardens
beautifully cared for and the location ideal.
Für alle mit der Lust Nicht- All- Inklusiven- Urlaub zu
machen ist ein echtes Snäpchen!
Günstig, bequem, sauber, sehr nette Gastgeber. Das Zimmer ist klasse
gewesen: hell, schön, groß genug für eine 3-Köpfige Familie, alles
neu und frisch gebaut. Dusche und Toilette ist auch drin plus eine
kleine Einbauküche mit dem Geschirr, das die Selbstkocher benutzen könnten,
Fernseher, Klimaanlage, eine Terrasse mit dem Sonnenschirm, Gartentisch
und paar Stuhle, nach anfrage ist auch Internet möglich. Wer auch
Restaurant gerne benutzt, gibt es toller auswahl. Fragen Sie nach. Nicht
weit weg vom Meer und Stadtpromenade, also ich schätze mal 300-400
Meter, trotzdem sehr ruhig. Man kann auch Stadtstrand benutzen. Mit
Kleinkindern zum Kinderstrand fahren ist auch möglich. Unbedingt mal
eineFährenreise zur Insel machen - ein wunderschönes Plätzchen!!! Die
Gastgeber waren so freundlich uns alles zu zeigen, ein Paar gute Tipps
zu geben und sogar uns mit eigenem auto vom Flughafen abzuholen und
the Homelidays reviews for our first three years follow.
rental Nea Makri n° 309961
from Homelidays members
Mr. K. A.
Mr. Robert S.
Miss Anna G.
Mr. jacques b.
Mrs. ELENA S.
Miss NOEMIE B.
Mr. Valmi T.
Mr. STEVEN O.
Mr. marc F.
Mr. Saar R.
Mr. Stuart R.
Mrs. luo x.
Mr. Thierry V.
Mrs. CELINE G.
Mr. William A.
Mrs. Mieke G.
Mrs. Giuseppina S.
Mr. Paul C.
on the testimonials
avons séjourné 10 jours à Néa Makri fin octobre. Le temps était
très beau et nous avons pu nous baigner tous les jours, les
plages sont à deux pas de la location. L''accueil du propriétaire
est très aimable, prêt à rendre service et à rendre agréable
le séjour. Chris nous a indiqué des suggestions d''excursions
aux alentours, nous a offert les tomates de son jardin. Il
est venu nous chercher à l''aéroport. Nea Makri est une ville
agréable à vivre et est une base pour visiter Athènes mais
aussi le Péloponnèse. Je
recommande vivement cette location et l''accueil réservé pas
son propriétaire. We had a great time at Chris and Sylvia''s
home. We were there at the end of October, the weather was very
fine, sunny and warm (around 23°) We could swim in the sea
every day of our stay. The owners were very kind and helpful
giving information and tips about the visits and monuments
around. Nea Makri is a quiet and good location to visit Athens
and also Peloponnese. I highly recommend this house and looking
forward coming back again. Thank you Chris and Sylvia for your
hospitality. Madame K. A. (France)"
A. - Member n°7047283 (France)
clean room as described in the advert. We couldn''t have asked
for a more pleasant stay or a more hospitable and kind hotel
owner. Would recommend Villa Verde to everyone, and would have
no hesitations in staying there again. Wonderful!"
S. - Member n°7656531 (United Kingdom)
and Sylvia are very hospitable hosts. Chris had not only picked
me up at the airport, but also helped to purchase foodstuffs and
brought me to the airport at the end of my stay. During 2 weeks
stay, Chris and Sylvia readily answered all of my questions
about local attractions, cafes, restaurants, trip to Athens, and
others, helped me to rent a bike at reasonable price. There was
a good fold with directions to various places of interest in my
apartment. Apartment was very comfortable with kitchen fully
equipped and there were even salt, sugar, oil, etc. I was
pleasantly surprised that, despite the fact that this was an
apartment, Sylvia cleaned it daily, so it''s a wonderful
combination: comfort suites and clean hotel room :o). Each
apartments has its own "patio": an umbrella, table,
chairs, drying. It is very comfortable and pleasant. Chris and
Sylvia even allowed to pick figs from their tree, which provided
feeling that you live as if in a separate house. Chris and
Sylvia helped me to plan my onward journey to Greece, helped
with good contact to apartments on the islands, and helped me
even remotely, communicating with me during travel through the
G. - Member n°7478820 (Russia)
très agréable, non loin d''Athènes. Les propriétaires sont
charmants et très attentionnés. Ils ont toukours une bonne
adresse à nous communiquer, avec un plan détaillé pour s''y
rendre. L''appartement est impeccable, tant au niveau propreté
qu''au niveau équipements. Adresse à recommander. Avec en
prime un jardin verdoyant et fleuri."
b. - Member n°5206778 (France)
séjour a été merveilleux. Le service est très bon. La villa
est magnifique, bien équipé. Une belle pelouse et le jardin
à proximité. Les
plages sont propres. Personnellement, je voudrais
prendre un vélo à louer pour voir plus de la nature. Deux fois
j''ai été à Athènes en bus, c''est pratique, et le musée de
accueillants.Ils nous ont donné beaucoup de bons conseils et
traités fruits du jardin. Il est très agréable.
stay was wonderful. Service is very good. The villa is
beautiful, well equipped. A beautiful lawn and flower garden.
Sea close. The beach is clean. I personally would like to take a
bicycle to see the beautiful view of nature. Twice I''ve been to
Athens by bus, it is convenient, and the museum at Marathon.
Hospitable hosts.They gave us good advice and treated fruit from
the garden. It was nice."
ELENA S. - Member n°7371482 (Russia)
"Villa verde est un lieu de vacance paisible, magnifique jardin,
idéalement bien situé. On peut se rendre à Athènes en bus
puis métro (environ 1 heure de trajet). Chris est très accueillant, n''hésite pas à nous aider, est venu
nous chercher à l''aéroport et nous a amené faire les courses
le 1er jour. Le ménage est réalisé tous les jours. On
peut se rendre à la plage à pieds en 5 minutes."
NOEMIE B. - Member n°7120404 (France)
"accueil amical de Chris et Silvia aux petits soins pour que
notre séjour soit agréable avant et pendant Logement adéquat
pour des vacances,propre, calme et confortable,nous avons profité
du jardin et de la mer pas loin. Situation
parfaite pour visiter Athenes par bus.tout etait bien. Enchantés par cette belle découverte à renouveler. "
MICHELE L. - Member n°7483224 (France)
conseil vivement cette adresse, Sylvia et Chris sont toujours
prets à vous rendre service, le ménage est fait tous les jours,
cadre calme et silencieux au milieu du beau jardin qu''
entretien quotidennement la maitresse des lieux. Le centre ville
se situe à 10-15 minutes à pieds, mais possibilité de louer
des vélos, ce qui est également agréable pour choisir sa
plage préféré. A visiter les musées de la ville de Marathon,
puisque celle-çi est Nea Makri font en fait partis de la meme
H. - Member n°7280165 (France)
"Appartamento pulito, silenzioso,
immerso nel verde, vicino al mare e ai servizi. Mezzi pubblici
vicini per Atene. Estremamente gentili i proprietari che
forniscono anche preziose informazioni."
Mr. Valmi T. - Member n°6330978
"Une résidence magnifique
très bien située, très propre. Vous pourrez aller à pied à
de nombreuses plages avec ou sans sable mais toujours avec une
eau très claire et peu de touristes.On peut se rendre aussi a
Athènes ou dans les îles en une journée. Chris et Silvia sont
d''excellent hôtes et font tout pour nous faciliter notre séjour
sur place(ménage tout les jours, accompagnement au port, de
nombreux conseil sur les choses a faire et à éviter et même
selon la saison quelques légumes du jardin offerts...).Résidence
Mr. STEVEN O. - Member n°4730627 (France)
"Nous avons été enchanté par l''accueil, Chris et Silvia
sont très disponibles et disposés à rendre service tout en étant
discrets. L''hébergement superbe, propre, agréable à tout
point de vue. Nous avons apprécié le ménage fait tous les
jours. L''environnement est parfait, la mer à 150m les
restaurants à 150m jusqu''à 1km à pied facile à faire dans
le cadre d''une balade."
Mr. marc F. - Member n°1483193
"Nous ne pouvons que
conseiller Villa Verde pour des vacances reposantes et ensoleillées.
Les propriétaires sont super gentils et attentionnés,
l''environnement est idéal (jardin verdoyant de la maison,
plages très proches, excursions citadines ou sur les îles).
Notre fille de 2 ans a pu gambader dans le jardin, patauger dans
sa piscine et prendre de nombreux bains de mer. Vraiment très agréable!"
Miss fabienne w. - Member n°5680407
very much enjoyed our stay in this property. The place was new
and clean. The owners are very hospital and friendly. They were
very helpful and kind. The surrounding is quiet and close to the
beach and the city Athens. We came for offroading and it was
full of offroad trails all around. It is the only place in
Greece where they allow you to throuw the toilet paper into the
toilet. We highly recommend this place."
Mr. Saar R. - Member n°4473904 (Czech
a family of three we were delighted with the friendliness,
cleanliness & hospitality given to us by the owners who
lived upstairs. Always willing to help & advise, but never
intrusive, their only thoughts were how to help us make our stay
a very memorable one. Lovely south facing beautifully kept
garden, walking distance of town, but frequent offers of lifts
or shopping for us. Quiet nights, comfortable beds. Easy access
by bus to Athens, so highly recommended for summer sun or winter
Mr. Stuart R. - Member n°5350236
and Silvia, the most generous owner of such charming house I've
ever seen. I think Villa Verde is the best choice for family
when you are going to Greece. At first, the fee is lower than
other apartments in Athens, especially including transfers from
and to Athens International Airport, which is so important to a
family with so many baggages and a little child. Second, though
the house is not very near the center of Athens, you should take
about one hour in the way by bus, so you can visit the really
different beautiful sceneries of Greece on road, it is really a
surprise pleasant. What's more,Villa Verde, the lovely house, is
so peaceful, flowers are everywhere. Chris gave us some fresh
fruits planted in this yard every morning. My little baby liked
the surroundings so much.Silvia made the house so clean, you can
smell the taste of the sun all the time. I liked the Mini
Kitchen very much. The speed of the internet is also good.
Sometimes, you feel that you are in your own home. At last,
Chris is also a good tourist guide. He is most enthusiastic and
thoughtful, prepared everything maybe useful to you, from the
timetable of the bus to the best restaurant of the town. He did
not only tell your the name of it, but also took you to the
location by car by himself, which moved us deeply. We really had
a good time in this house. If we have a chance to Greece again,
we hope we can live in Villa Verde once more. For it is not a
house, but two old friends who will be always ready to help
Mrs. luo x. - Member n°5253399
très agréable dans un logement neuf fonctionnel et confortable
(connexion internet disponible). Le jardin constitue un petit
havre de verdure où il est bien agréable de se détendre et de
prendre ses repas. Athènes
et les plages sont accessible sans voiture. Cerise sur le gâteau:
la gentillesse la disponibilité et l''efficacité de nos hôtes."
Mr. Thierry V. - Member n°4812838
propriétaires Chris et Sylvia sont des personnes formidables.
ils sont toujours là pour aider même pour faire des courses au
supermarché ils ont mobilisé leur voiture. il facilite la
communication car à eux deux ils maîtrise beaucoup de langues.
L'appartement est nétoyé tous les jours, les draps changés régulièrement.
En plus de l'état neuf des lieux, la connection internet est
parfaite et il y a plus de 500 chaines télés à disposition.
la maison est écologique avec la géothermie comme
climatisation et des panneaux photovoltaïques pour l'électricité.
en outre, on est entouré de verdure et d'arbres fruitiers comme
le figuier dont on se régalait tous les matins. en somme Nea
Makri est un lieu trés reposant entouré de plages dont l'eau
est trés propre et pas trop fréquentées et si vous résidez
chez Chris et Sylvia vous n'allez pas le regretter car ils sont
Mrs. CELINE G. - Member n°4945271
and Silvia have created both a lovely home and holiday
accomodation. A lot of thought has gone into this property and
results in providing a very comfortable and enjoyable place to
stay for would be visitors to Athens. Villa Verdi, Nea Makri,is
within easy reach of the airport and Athens City (we used the
buses) but the town itself offers lovely eating houses as well
as good local shops and little beaches all within a few minutes
walking distance as well as plenty of nearby interesting sites
to visit (Marathon for instance). We are looking to return to
Athens with friends, the self catering rooms are well suited for
us with all amenities, secure and your own privacy when you feel
you need it. We would look forward to returning to stay at this
nice villa again."
Mr. William A. - Member n°4733261
possible place to stay to visit Athens, Maraton, Sounio,... (and
with rented car in daytrips also Delphi, Mykene, ...) But also
perfect to relax and enjoy the Greek sea, restaurants,
hospitality, ... Super clean all the time. The house, furniture,
garden, ... : everything is brand new. Satellite TV &
internet free. Chris and Silvia always want to help : they
searched the solution to fix every problem while we're out on
the beach. Opening hours musea, garage for our car, ... Silvia
even washed once the dishes during our stay! We stayed only 2
nights during the start of our holiday because we planned a
roundtrip for all of Greece and payed everywhere in advance. Our
experience (don't make the same mistakes) : Many holiday-homes
on the main continent are not as good as this one (example :
mostly buildings from 1950-1960 with toilet paper in basket,
airco not working, price on email confirmed but no more valid,
only speaking Greek, ....). And too many days lost because of
moving everything from one to another location. If we could
replan our holiday we would stay 1 week in Nea Makri and visit
everything from there in daytrips."
Mrs. Mieke G. - Member n°4987149
"Suggerisco questa località per la grande disponibilità e cortesia
dei proprietari, per l''abitazione nuova ed ecologicamente
concepita, per la posizione di Nea Makri, alla giusta distanza
dalla congestionata Atene e su una costa non meno carica di
storia (vedi Maratona, Ramnunte, Brauron, Capo Sounio ecc.) La
cittadina è vivace e piena di locali, ma Villa Verde è in
posizione tranquilla e silenziosa. Chris e Silvia hanno il raro
dono di far sentire a casa i propri ospiti."
Mrs. Giuseppina S. - Member n°4764941
recommande vivement cette location. Elle est exceptionnellement
confortable: tout est neuf et d''excellente qualité dans une
maison écologique parfaitement conçue. Très bonne connexion
internet (câble éthernet). Les hôtes sont très sympathiques
et font tout pour faciliter le séjour (y compris si nécessaire
en assurant le transport aller et retour à l''aéroport). Il y
a une petite plage à proximité où l''eau est très claire (galets
mais avec passage sablonneux facile à trouver). Des autobus fréquents
assurent la liaison avec Athènes (terminus près du Musée archéologique
national). Bref, c''est un très bon choix pour visiter Athènes
tout en évitant la grande ville, en logeant confortablement
dans un cadre verdoyant et en profitant de la plage."
Mr. Paul C. - Member n°2880757
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