This top quality country cottage is quietly situated 7 minutes’ walk from the centre of Stavros in northern Ithaca, close to the village's small archaeological museum. The house offers privacy, comfort and charm in equal measure, and is very well equipped.
The ground floor comprises a spacious open-plan lounge with comfortable sofas, sat TV, dvd and cd player, safety deposit box, bathroom (bath, shower, hairdryer, washing machine) and modern country-style kitchen (dishwasher, full cooker and fridge). French windows open out to a covered terrace with a bench table overlooking the olive grove with views to the mountain.
Upstairs are two bedrooms – one twin, one double, each air-conditioned and with its own covered balcony boasting fine views over the trees to mountain and sea – and a second bathroom with shower/wc.
The house has light attractive décor and modern tasteful furnishings throughout.
The cottage is set in an olive grove and has a BBQ and a terraced dining area under the trees. Stavros, high above Polis Bay to the west and c 2kms inland from Frikes to the east, is a thriving village. Dominated by an imposing church, and remarkably well endowed with restaurants, cafés and small shops, it has a museum and even an ATM, and is a great base for walking. For beaches, Polis and Frikes are a 30 minute walk down the hill (but doubtless longer back). Unusually beach towels are provided.
We would normally include a car with such a location, but as Ithaca attracts so many walkers we have made car hire optional, albeit recommended.