The Stargazer Villa is visually and atmospherically breathtaking, exceedingly comfortable and luxurious, and made truly the finest by the most pleasantly welcoming and accommodating hosts. My family and I spent ten days basking in the Schinias sun from the several charming balconies adorning the Villa, waking to gentle oceanic breezes flowing in through sheer dancing curtains, and enjoying home-cooked breakfasts made with fresh ingredients from local farms. The eight of us felt instantly at home (Perhaps more than in our own homes!) and found ourselves in the perfect space to enjoy time together and also to absorb beauty and relaxation in solitude.
Despina and Stavros consistently provided us with excellent advice on where to eat, which beaches to go to, and the most exciting things to see in Marathon, as well as many exceptional suggestions regarding day-long excursions into Marathon and cruises about the Greek islands. They truly made our vacation completely stress-free and fulfilling. Among my favorite memories of our trip lie ones of days spent on the beaches of Marathon: Sunbathing upon a coastline dotted with translucent colored pebbles, leisurely strolling between tavernas dotting the seaside, laughing and observing the countless smiling faces and playful games transpiring under the warm summer sun.
Days we spent exploring Greece with Stavros, who acted as a tour guide, local historian, transportation specialist, and Greek food critic were incredibly awe-inspiring and extremely rich in cultural and historical exploration. We could not have asked for a more knowledgeable tour guide, and thoroughly enjoyed Stavros’ company and wealth of information, as well as his patience and expert ability in conveying intricate historical occurrences so that the whole family was riveted and inspired. Not only did we tour imperial landmarks such as Delphi and the Acropolis, but were also introduced to the heartbeat of Greek culture in places such as a tiny bakery perched quaintly in the mountains. Stavros revealed his great wealth of knowledge consistently throughout our tours of Athens, Marathon, and in between.
This trip being the first time my family has been together in over ten years, I know we agree that we could not have chosen a better Villa for our reunion. The Stargazer lies in a pristine location, with gorgeous beaches and magnificent mountain views at its doorstep, and exciting night life and shopping conveniently just down the road in Marathon. This accommodation, along with its absolutely charming hosts and overall excellence was completely responsible for our amazing Greek vacation. The memories and experiences we brought home with us are truly priceless, and I would recommend this Villa a hundred times over to anyone looking to make the most of their traveling experience.
Cameo Garrison, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dear Despina & Stavros,
The week we spent in the penthouse of the Stargazer Villa was the best week of our lives! Everything was perfect from the hospitality to the luxurious furnishings, to the breathtaking views. Every minute was a dream! We will never forget our trip and really hope to make it back someday.
Scott & Dana Johnston, Universal City, Texas
Dearest Despina and Stavros (and Rosa and Stavros)
Where to begin?!?! At the beginning of our stay -what a delightful person to greet us upon arrival! Rosa's smile and sweet friendly voice -made us feel welcomed. Wow! When the doors opened -to walk into such a beautiful home -all of the space and furnishings to relax in for our 5 night stays. Except for the day we spent visiting Aegina, Poros and Hydra -every morning was spent w/a cup of coffee watching the sun rise on the balcony overlooking the beautiful Aegean Sea. The view will always remain in our dreams. Thank you for allowing us to spend the time in your lovely home as well as your beautiful community. Walking on the beach, eating at the Tavernas and listening to the locals chatting and greeting each other -have provided us w/many wonderful memories. The people of Greece are warm and friendly and welcomed us w/ open arms.
Rosa and Stavros are such a sweet and delightful couple. Rosa's smile and gentle eyes and Stavros sharing his knowledge of Greece with us. Stavros and Rosa are patient -we had so many questions.
Tim and I spent our 34th anniversary walking the beach, lunching at a very romantic corner at one of the tavernas. We even walked to the beach and back - upon arrival back at the villa we rested in the shade out on the patio with a Mythos -sharing memories of the day. In the evening the stars definitely surrounded the Villa -while we chatted into night.
We hope to return w/our daughters and their husbands in the near future and would very much like to stay once again at the 'Stargazer Villa'. We have had the good fortune of being able to visit a few other european countries but have not felt as relaxed as we did when we left. Thank you to all of you, Despina, Stavros, Rosa and Stavros, for a very wonderful vacation and the beautiful memories of Greece, to people and to country.
Saying goodbye is too final so for now we will say farewell...until we meet again!
Tim Trooien, Stillwater, Minn
The penthouse was definitely worth the upgrade.....obviously huge for only two of us....but worth it just to wake up to those amazingly beautiful sunrises! We lived on the balconies! You were so sweet and so helpful! And we ended up touring with Stavros for two days---one day by land and the second day on an island hopping cruise. He is wonderful and soooo knowledgeable! We will bring our family back very soon!!! Feel free to give my name and number to any potential future renters who have questions....we loved everything about the Villa and you!
Mary Williams, Chicago
Stargazer Villa was everything we hoped for and more. We appreciated your hospitality and enjoyed your friendship. Thank you for looking after us so well! We hope to visit again!
My family and I stayed at the Penthouse from July 31st to August 6th of 2009.
The villa and the view are amazing. The place is spacious especially for a family with nine members. The villa sits on the top of the mountain and overlooking a wonderful scene which includes a small peninsula, the Aegean Sea, and the marsh. It was relaxing and peaceful especially waking up to a beautiful sunrise and watching the amazing sunset. The place is away from the other tourists and busy spots. It is ideal for a family or romantic and relaxing get away; but at the same time, the main attractions such as the Acropolis and Delphi are within a reasonable distance.
The owners, Despina and Steve, were wonderful and very helpful which made our stay more enjoyable and pleasant. In addition, we had our own private tours with Stavros Barbicas who was very knowledgeable about Greece. He not only showed us the the main sites but also the local sites. He was extremely helpful and a wonderful guide.
Thank you Despina, Steve and Stavros for making a vacation memorable and enjoyable. Hope to be back and see you all soon.
Emilie Austria, California
Thank you so very much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home! After 6 weeks of traveling all over France and down through Italy and taking the 17-hour ferry over to Greece, we finally slowed down and truly relaxed for the past 2 weeks here at Stargazer Villa. It truly feels like home! Bill& I, not cooks by nature, really enjoyed making salads, pasta, breakfast, etc. in the open, spacious kitchen, then enjoying our meals at the table by the windows enjoying the spectacular view! Thanks for the many special personal touches such as: the welcoming basket, breakfast items left in the refrigerator for our first breakfast the following morning, plenty of paper goods and washing products, the conveniences of a washer and dryer, computer, phone line to the U.S., etc. We enjoyed the Acropolis in Athens, amazed by the drive to Delphi, Corinth, Nafplion, and Mycenae, but we really enjoyed the quiet solitude and beauty of the natural God-made surroundings of this lovely area.
Despina, it was always a joy talking with you by phone or exchanging e-mails. Would love to meet you and
Stavros one day. It was a delight to meet Rosa and Stavros. They were wonderful and very helpful during our stay.
Thanks again, and God bless you both for making it possible for us, and so many others, to have a special place like Stargazer Villa to come to and make memories that will last a lifetime.
All our love,
Marilyn & Bill
Marilyn Grisard, Longboat Key, Florida
We had an wonderful time at the Stargazer, and Despina and Stavros were AMAZING hosts! The view is even better than the pictures, the local beach and the tavernas were a welcome break from sightseeing in Athens, and the lower guest house space is huge and homey. I definitely recommend renting a car for future guests so that you can get around easily (which we had) and also hiring their neighbor (also named Stavros) for a private tour up to Delphi! It couldn't have been a better field trip for our family or euros well spent. Cape Sunion was also an easy hour or so from the Stargazer, which we found with the help of Stavros' directions on our own. I hope we can come back some day soon. You could spend months at the Stargazer and never get tired of the sights! I would love to stay in the upper penthouse next time...
Dana, Philadelphia, PA
We stayed at the villa in September 2002 for our honeymoon, it was amazing! A lifetime of memories :) We have never seen such a beautiful place since...so unique with that sense of freedom you experience when looking down towards the sea from the awesome terrace... We have never been welcomed so lovingly and kindly as by Despina and Stavros.
Thank you so much - it was truely a holiday we shall never forget!
Alessandro & Vicky, Woking, Surrey, UK
Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay in the most beautiful villa! All of our expectations were far exceeded from your wonderful hospitality, suggestions great conversations to the villa! What a view! Everything was perfect. Also a special thank you to George our taxi driver!
The Saddlers and the Neys
Despina and Stavros,
It was amazing staying at the Stargazer Villa. The veiw from every window in the house was amazing!!! It was fantastic waking up every morning lookig out at the Adriatic Sea. There was so much room in your house! 10 of my apartments could fit inside your home. It was AWSOME going to the beach every day.At Schinias it it was nice to swim on my own because the beach was so shallow and when you got hungry you could just go up on the beach to the Taverna/Tabepna and eat fried sardines and french fries and bread. Another cool thing was zig zaging up the mountain to your house. it was nice when we arrived and you welcomed us into your home and took us down to the beach .( And waking up at 4:00 in the morning to say goodbye to us when we left. )
I hope that I get to go back to the the Stargazer Villa!
Marah Birnbaum,10 yrs old
Marah Birnbaum, Brooklyn,NY USA
What a trully small world this really is... to find out that you only live 30 minutes from us in North Carolina! We have loved every minute spending in your lovely home at Stargazer Villa and seeing Greece! Stavros and Rosa did an amazing job of showing us sites and giving us good information! We had an amazing day on our Evia hike and realized we saw things that few Greeks have ever seen!
Thank you again for your gracious hospitality and for helping to make this a wonderful vacation!
North Carolina, USA
We had such a wonderful relaxing time here in your house. Thaks so much for everything you did for us! This house is as fascinating as you are. We enjoyed everything - the perfect view, the sun, the moon, the sea and expecially your kindness and hospitality.
Hope to see you again in future and best wishes!
As experienced travellers on ur first trip to Greece, we can't imagine a better "home away from home" than Stargazer Villa. For months back in our real home in the Pacific Northwest of the US, we went online over and over to view the villa's website. Our hopes for the villa were more than realized by the actuality. We are two families that travel together and the villa and its amazing location provided the opportunity to see and experience a rich area of Greece in depth as well as fun and satisfaction for all of us. Despina and Stavros are wonderful, generous hosts - never intrusive but always willing to provide advice about directions, restaurants and - msot importantly - swimming sites. We are amazed at their lives and expertise. Be sure to check out Stavros' books on the livign room shelf!
What a wonderful time we had at Stargazer! Our family, consisting of my wife and me, our son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, and our daughter, found the house to be well-suited for both family time and separate time. The high-speed internet and direct line to America certainly helped us keep in touch with the happenings of home. The property was well-furnished with every possible amenity and was very clean. We very much enjoyed Rosa and Stavros, who helped make our time in Greece very pleasant. Stavros was our guide for several days and was very knowledgeable about the area and its history. Rosa was very kind to us and kept us supplied with wonderful Greek desserts. Thanks for sharing your home with us.
The Gaskin Family
Carlos Gaskin, Tallahassee, FL
I had always dreamed of a family vacation on mainland Greece, and the minute I saw the Stargazer Villa's website, I knew I had found the perfect spot and hosts for our adventure. From the moment I contacted Despina and Stavros, they were most helpful and gracious in providing us with all the information and advice we needed for our trip. Their villa is absolutely fabulous with so many amenities and so comfortable and roomy for my husband and I and our three teenagers. The villa is so close to a very relaxing beach, and centrally located to visit many wonderful historic sites. Ten days in Greece was not near enough to enjoy it all. In their gorgeous villa with the incredible views, Despina and Stavros will treat you like family. I guarantee that a stay at Stargazer will be incomparable to practically any other vacation villa you have ever visited! Thank you Despina and Stavros for everything!!
Carol DeBerardinis, Chadds Ford, PA
We had a lovely time for our holiday in Greece. The villa was everything we expected and more. WHAT VIEWS!! We could not have asked for anything more.
Suzanne Diehn, Dalrington , UK
Thank-you to Despina and Stavros for their wonderful hospitality in their beautiful villa. The views of the ocean from the deck and from the large picture windows were absolutely gorgeous! Closeby are sandy beaches, hidden rock coves, tavernas with delicious Greek salads and cold beer.
The house is roomy and beautifully decorated. We stayed with our three teenagers and there was plenty of room to spread out. Despina and Stavros were very thoughtful giving us advice as to where to visit and good restaurants to try. They even invited us to join them for a lovely 4th of July barbeque. We have wonderful memories of our stay at their villa.
Betsy Flatbush, San Ramon, CA
Trying to find information on villas on the Greek mainland was about as painful an experience as pulling out your teeth with a pair of pliers, or it was until I found the Stargazer villa website. This was in a different class to anything I had found beforehand. It looked very professional, contained all the relevant information, and gave me a good feeling about the villa even before we had stayed there. And my instincts were proved correct following a fantastic 13 day stay. The villa and views are spectacular, the main beach is secluded and child friendly, and the owners are extremely hospitable. The comments in the guest book paint an accurate picture and I can only add to them by saying that it certainly has the 'wow' factor and I would recommend this place to anybody.
Robert Parkes, Kingston upon Thames, UK
We have spent 4 weeks at Stargazer in August 2007. We would spend 44 or 444 weeks there, the villa is so comfortable, spacious, well planned and beautiful, it feels like home right away. Despina and Stavros are by far the most gracious and kind hosts I have ever seen! One poet said: "You can see the big thing only from the big distance". Now than I'm back to United States I can see our vacation in Greece as it was - as one sunny, wonderful, happy day, one of the happiest days in my life.
Vera Root, Princeton, NJ
Renting this villa is the best way to experience Greece. The area is so relaxing and quiet, while the views are sensational. Despina will address your every need and make sure that your trip is perfectly planned. Don't forget to ask about Stavros and his tours! Both he and his wife were fantastic! We plan on recommending this to any of our friends and family visiting Greece!
Jim and Selena, Norfolk, VA
On our vacation here we had a wonderful time,
The Stargazer Villa is turly sublime.
And as our time here draws to an end,
These are the thoughts we wish to send.
Stavros and Despina are so dear,
They are warm and helpful and full of good cheer.
The magnificent vistas are splendid and restoring,
And bring us relaxation which never gets boring.
To see the sites both near and far,
You must allow Rosa and Stavros to take you in their car.
The greatest treat is the hike on Evia,
For good views, cool pools and food from Evanthea.
So as we depart our special Greek home,
We send you our warm wishes for wherever you roam.
Penny and John Loeb, Redwood City, CA
Ruth & Marty Mazner, Menlo Park, CA
Ruth Mazner, Menlo Park, CA
We have had so much fun here at your beautiful Stargazer villa. It is a great place and will always remain close to our hearts. Thank you so much for your hospitality. We enjoyed Greeece tremendously and learned so much about this beautiful county. Thank you for your help and advice.
Salt lake City, UT
I wanted to thank you again for an incredible week. Your hospitality was truly heartwarming. We had a wonderful time at your amazing villa. I can't even begin to describe the views. I didn't want to leave! I will have to start planning my next visit to Greece. You were right, one week is not enough time to see everything. If you ever visit southern California, please let me know.
Thank you again,
We would not have asked for nicer accommodations, more gracious hosts, or a better time. The Stargazer Villa made our first trip to Greece an unforgettable one and ensured taht we will be back!
Mission Viejo, CA, USA
"Emplacement exceptionnel.Cette villa est somptueuse, nous avons été charmé par la gentillesse des hôtes. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour."
Mr. H. Masson
"Absolutely one the best holiday of my life. Everything in the villa was perfect and what made it even better is the owner; she went out of her way to be a charming, gracious and generous hostess. THE BEST OF THE BEST."
Would you advise a friend to rent it ? Yes
Mr. Gull J.
Stargazer was a fantastic find! We spent a week there and enjoyed having a "home" of our own in Greece. It was a good base to travel from and removed from all the hustle and bustle of Athens. We enjoyed having the kitchen to cook meals if we didn't feel like heading out for dinner or were exhausted at the end of a day of sight-seeing. It was very nice to come in and be able to have room to relax and not be disturbed by others. I took advantage of the washer/dryer to wash clothes before I took off for the two weeks remaining of my vacation! It allowed me to have less luggage to carry.
We loved being up on the mountain and having a wonderful view. Our 3 kids liked having space unlike being in a hotel. It was also easy to get around and go travel to other areas. I'm glad we had a car. We could not have picked a better place and would love to come back again sometime. So much to see and do. Rosa and her husband were so helpful and friendly. They were great to work with. The VHS tapes were also good entertainment for our downtime with the kids. Thanks for opening up your home and letting so many other enjoy it. I have sent emails to all my friends and family in the states and told them "This is the place to stay in Greece".
We enjoyed our stay at the Stargazer Villa very much. The spectacular views made this place perfect. The easy access to stores and beaches also made the lcoation of the villa great. We loved the many cities and towns we were able to visit and we would gladly stay at the villa again..
The Stargazer was a wonderful get-away place. Our seven person event was a fabulous success. We felt like the place was just the way it was written about and we fell in love with the view. We were well looked after and taken care of with enough space to enjoy our vacation. Stavros and Rosa (neighbors and the villa upkeepers in off season) were just excellent in making us feel at home and welcome even though we probably seemed very dependent on them. The community store was not a long walk down the hill and was an enjoyable walk back up the hill. The fish taverns on the beach were a less than spectacular, therefore we suggest cooking in the more than adequate kitchen. For the short stay vacationers the suggested driver is wonderful to and from the airport and you do not need a car to rent. We opted for the 45 minute walk from the beach to the house. Long vacationers may want a car for personal enjoyment and to get from the super market, Athens, and other desired places. THE VIEW!!! The VIEW!!! The VIEW!!! The pictures do not even compare to what the eye could see in person. Thank you for a wonderful place to stay Stavros and Despina, you have done a wonderful job on keeping up the place."
The Stargazer villa was fantastic in so many ways! It was a delightful setting for our adult family's vacation. The natural beauty of the home's location overlooking the sea was enhanced by the warm hospitality of Rosa and Stavros who manage the property for Despina when Despina is back in the US with her grandchildren. After so much e-mail correspondence with Rosa in preparation for our family vacation, I felt as though I knew her before I even arrived at this spectacular villa. Rosa's husband Stavros met us at the airport and made our transition from travelers to vacationers as smooth as a trans-Atlantic trip can allow. He even took the time to stop by his favorite bakery to assist me in purchasing a freshly-baked loaf of bread. When we arrived at the villa, Rosa was there to welcome us and help us settle in for our week in Greece. She had purchased all of the food and wine that I had requested, and then arranged for us to meet later over wine and pizza to discuss our plans for traveling around Greece during the week with the help of her husband Stavros who operates a personalized tour company. If you go to Stargazer, you definitley want to engage Stavros as your personal guide. He has so much cultural and historical knowledge to share, while all the time making you feel at home in this country he so obviously loves. Rosa and Stavros introduced us to their favorite local tavernas and helped us overcome our lack of knowledge of the Greek language by introducing us to the taverna owners and helping us order from the menu that was filled with Greek delights such as lamb chope, Greek salad, calamari, and fresh fish. I can wholeheartedly recommend Stargazer as a fantastic villa for a vacation with your family or friends!
Ursula McCormick, Maryland
We had a wonderful time at the Stargazer on our trip. Greece was great. The view was incredible. What a wonderful way to wake up and drink coffee.
Many thanks for making our stay in Greece such a wonderful experience. Your Villa is beautiful with amazing views, and we feltmost welcome. Our children loved staying in the Villa, climbing the surrounding rocks and meeting with the locals.
We will certainly consider using your villa again on our next return to Greece.
Pat Lewis and Family
With many thanks, we loved Greece and loved coming "home" to the Stargazer..
Ken, Rose, Grace, Sam, Susanne, Joanne, Sarah, Natalie
How do I even start? It was a fairy tale come true. I searched for villa's in the area, and to my amazement, up pops Stargazervilla... it took my breath away!! After contacting the owners, who were very very quick to respond, Despina, I booked 6 days at their villa. I had some special requests, in order to make it perfect. Despina passed me onto the lady that takes care of the guests...Rosa... what can I say about Rosa? There are no keys on this keyboard to express myself. Upon communication with Rosa, she went about arranging for all my special requests. I provided her with this very long shopping list, and we chatted back and forth prior to my arrival ... When we arrived, the villa was more then I could have imagined! Breathtaking view, beautiful accomodations EXACTLY as shown on the website, yet one has to go there to really get the affect of this place. When we arrived, we were greeted by Rosa and we followed her, and when we stepped into the house, it was a fairytale come true..soft music playing, flowers all about, food and champagne as requested, balloons all around, a special cake from her on the table, with fruit, cheese, breads, chocolate, etc..all that I had asked for and more!! All was arranged perfectly all about, and all the special groceries carefully arranged inside the kitchen. The Stargazer villa was the best value I have ever seen...I stayed in Athens in a small hotel room for MORE then this large, romantic villa...I will never be the same after this visit and I will come back, that you can be sure of. Every need was met, every request was granted, and Rosa was totally an amazing woman during our stay..even calling to see if we needed anything since they were going into town. I'm in the food service business, and I pride myself in customer service..I must say, this far exceeded even my expectations !! and my heart will always have the vision of that view, out those big windows, sipping our coffee..amazing view, amazing villa, amazing price, amazing owners, and the amazing Rosa...I am so blessed to have found STARGAZERVILLA !!! I will return with my family in 2008 and it will be my surprise to take them here and watch their eyes bug out of their heads at the vision that lays before them. And I surely hope Rosa will be the one to greet me again..Bravo Stargazer..you are the top of the heap that is for sure! Thank you for the fairytale come true...
Meredith Davis, Pt. Townsend, WA
The Stargazer villa in Schinias was the most beautiful villa in Schinias.
Located on the top of the mountain with one of the most beautiful water views I have ever seen. Even though you feel a million miles away from the hussle of the city the villa is very close to private beaches, ports and Athens.
Despina is FABULOUS! Her hospitality and guidence while we were in Greece was second to none.
I can't put in to words the amazing time we had in Greece and how renting the Villa made us feel like we were home.
Thank you for everything you did for us while we were visiting. We have already told everyone we know about how amazing the villa was and that they MUST rent it if they ever travelled to Greece.
We will be back for a visit. Best wishes to you and your family. Thank you again for opening up your home and heart to us.
Lots of love,
Teveka, Brecon and Jenny.
Teveka Melanson, Salt Lake City, UT
From the moment we arrived in Schinias until we departed, one week later, we experienced first-hand all of the amazing Greek hospitality we had heard and read about. Stavros and Despina were exemplary hosts. Stavros took time to show us around Marathon in his personal vehicle, so we could get our bearings. He provided us with the history of the area, showed us where to pick up groceries, and recommended the best restaurants.
The Stargazer villa itself is absolutely amazing! The panoramic views from the living room are breathtaking. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and tastefully appointed. We spent several afternoons and evenings on the terraces enjoying ouzo and the cool sea breeze.
Stavros and Despina answered any questions we had about navigating through Greece. One day, we decided to drive to Olympia. I highly recommend doing this, if you have the time. On our way to Olympia, we took the main roads. On the way back, we took the mountain road. If you have the nerves for driving on crooked narrow mountain roads, I would definitely take advantage of the mountain road. We passed through several picturesque villages, and were able to take some amazing photos.
When we decided to spend a day in Athens, Stavros recommended Stavros the taxi driver. I am very glad we hired Stavros the taxi driver. He did a great job taking us around Athens. The restaurant he suggested for lunch was delightful. The food was fresh, delicious, and most important – affordable!
Thank you Stavros and Despina! We will definitely come back for another visit, and I will make sure to tell everyone about your wonderful home and hospitality!
Tamara Ware, Columbus, OH
Staying at the Stargazer Villa was everything we hoped it would be and more. The Villa was beautiful inside and out. we had phenominal views looking out over the water. Stavros was very helpful in showing us around the area for things to see, where to buy food, or get a good meal. He helped us plan our agenda by giving excellent advise on which archeological sites, islands, cities, etc. we should see. If you stay at Stargazer Villa take a little time to talk to Stavros about Greek hisory, culture and politics, he is very knowledgable in these areas. I feel a significant portion of the success of our trip was due to the spacious accomodations of the Villa( which was great for our family of 5) and the hospitality of Stavros.
Michael Ellis, St. Petersburg, FL
What a wonderful time we had at your villa and you could not have been more helpful. the view was spectacular and the weather was great. Thank you for all your help and Go Dawgs.
Doug Trotter, Tucker,Ga. USA
We would like to tell the world about "Stargazer" Villa and how fortunate we were to find it. The panoramic views from the Villa's balcony/patio are breathtaking. It has the most fantastic sunrises and at night the lights of the coastal communities are beautiful. Stargazer Villa comes with the most accommodating and interesting hosts Stavros & Despina. Their caring for us began with my calling Despina from Athen's Airport to advise of our arrival and continued until our departure. Directions to the Villa were easy to follow. Stravros introduced us to Marathon by taking us to the local grocery store, suggesting foods and wine which we might like to try. He also found us a wonderful guide who took our party of four on a full day of sightseeing. As we told Stavros we would rate Stargazer Villa a 10+. This is an experience we would one day love to repeat.
Sandra&Doug MacDonald, Perth, Ontario
Carol&Bob MacDonald, Ottawa, Ontario
Janice&George Rutherford, Perth, Ontario
Sandra & Doug MacDonald, Perth, Ontario Canada
The surprise was completed by the inside: a large living room designed in an Greek classical style yet modern and very comfortable with an open concept kitchen. Stepping out on the beautiful and large terrace we had an awesome picture. Thousand of small lights bordering the land in front of us complemented by the beautiful sky lit by thousands of stars. Although tired, we had enough time to look at the modern and full kitchen with all the utilities from fridge to microwave, before heading to the bedrooms: large, comfortable, with A/C, inviting to a well-deserved and much needed rest.
Nothing could have prepared us for the morning. Through the three large windows in the living room, a breathtaking view was lying at our feet. Literally, from the top of the hill we could see the famous Mediterranean Sea with its unique blue waters. Everything was quiet and serene.
To sum it up it was a wonderful holiday. We were able to get to know the ancient, historic Greece and modern one enjoying all the facilities of modern world in an idyllic setting. The top of the hill position made us think that this is how people in Olympus lived. Enjoying a glass of retzina (Greek wine, very good) on the terrace in the evening after a full day was a real pleasure."
Leon and Danielle
Our repeated vacation experiences at the Stargazer villa are wonderful beyond words - breathtaking views, magnificent sunrises and sunsets, easy access to magnificent historical and archeological sites - in a word - a beautiful home and location- you have to experience it!
Laura, Raleigh, NC
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Stargazer Villa. The view, the atmosphere, the entire experience was so magical, so incredibly unique! And the owners could not have been more accomodating and welcoming. I highly recommend this as a perfect vacation home rental for those who want to experience a truly relaxing and momentous getaway!
Phaedra, Apex, NC