Nice family house with 2 bedrooms, living room, yard, large balcony, parking, looking at the forests of the northern part of Evia island.
Do you feel tired and would you like to have a quiet holiday, under the bright Mediterranean sun? But you don't like the noisy Greek nights that you find generally close to beaches? Then this house is the perfect place for you!
Our house is in a small village (apr. 300 inhabitants) called Dafni (Mantanika) and 6 km close to the beautiful town of Limni (Elymnio) and it's beaches. The village is very small, only apr. 300 inhabitants. It is situated on a high point of the Dafni-Kechries valley, with a very good general temperature, rarely going as high as near the beaches. The house itself is on the highest point of the vest part of the village, so there is enough air also on hot summer days. Nights can be very pleasant, with all the woods around.
The village is in a very good strategical point, 6 km from the vest coast and 20 from the nearest beach of the eastern coast, so you can choose each day to visit another gulf in the area.
The entire region of North Evia is characterized of a glorious historical past and deposits of great civilizations. Oreous, Istiea, Edipsos, Elimnio, Orovie (Rovies), Kirinthos, Artemisio, Kineo etc. are names of ancient cities that had developed great cultural activity in all of the historical periods, and of areas associated with the mythology or with determinant moments of the Greek history.
The modern cultural image of N. Evia has been improved considerably under the influence of the Greek refuges of Asia Minor since 1922. Prokopi, Farakla, Kirinthos, N. Pirgos, Taxiarhis, Kastaniotissa, N. Sinassos, these are the most important refugee settlements of N. Evia and the starting point of the wave of progress which was the characteristic of the past century.
The ideal combination of the verdurous woody mountainous environment with the beaches of superlative beauty, is what makes the northern part of Evia different from the other touristic areas of Greece.
Description of our house:
Our cosy house is apr. 75 sq.m., it includes 3 rooms. The main bedroom has a double bed, and a door-window on the balcony, the smaller bedroom has a single bed, and the living room has a sofa. We can also offer cot for 1 or 2 extra persons, but we do not want to rent the house for more than 6 people.
The house is one of the best equipped in the area, it includes vessels for cooking, electric fireplace and oven, refrigerator, coffee-filter, toast preparator, roaster, dish wahing machine, washing machine. It has cable TV, and plenty of books to read, mostlyin Hungarian language, some in Romanian and very few in English. Maybe you bring us some books, that you don't want, for our next quests! ;)
In front of the house there is a long balcony with chairs and table, offering a fantastic view in the valley. From here you can go to a yard, part of which is the entrance for the car. Your car can be parked in a shadowed area of the yard.
We offer free wi-fi internet.
We do not ask deposit and no extra cost, except the price on site. We are a Greek-Hungarian/Romanian family so communication can be done in 4 languages: Greek, English, Romanian and Hungarian.
There is plenty of parking place in front of the house.
The village is a very quiet one, except some of the Sundays, when eventually weddings are held in the central taverna.
What the house do not include:
- air conditioning.
Smoking is not allowed inside the house. Cleaning and change of sheets, towels every 4 day if requested.
You can find a little shop at 50 m. Mobile vegetable-, fruit-, fish sellers at least twice a day, bigger shops you can find in Limni (6 km) or Mantoudi (15 km). They are are open even in the afternoon. In the village there are also two traditional taverns, a traditional Greek coffee-house and a fuel station. In Limni you will find everything you need, doctors, teachers, banks, taverns. 3 times a day the bus to Athens stops in the village.
For swimming you can choose among the coasts of Aegean sea or Evian gulf. The nearest beach however, is the pebbled and crystal clear watered beach of Kochili, situated near the small town of Limni, aproximatelly 6 km from the house.
In Limni you can find also a nice beach called "The old factory" (Palio ergostasio), situated in front of a very old factory. There are several swimming possibilities further along the Evian gulf, and not far away from the house, beaches in Chronia, 9 km, beaches of Rovies, 15, Hlia 20 km, and tha famous Loutra Edipso 30 km. These are the thermal waters from where Herkules gained his super power. The best thing anyone can do, is to visit each day another place.
In the same way, on Aegean coast, beaches of Agia Anna (20 km from the house), Vasilika 30 km, Ellinika 40 km, Pefki 50 km are waiting to be discovered by the traveler.
You can make the round trip of North Evia, a very nice trip to do, visiting also the Monastery of David and the natural park of Drimonas, with the small waterfall.
About our village:
The old name of the village was Mantanika, which probably originates from the word "mantani", meaning factory working with flowing water. The distance between it and the sea is 6 km. The nearest small town is Limni, and the nearest beach is Kochili, near Limni. The village could be characterized as a junction between the western and the eastern coast of the island, establishing thus, ideal conditions for anyone to spend his vacation in a quiet place, combining swimming in the sea with long walks in the green forests near the village. In the hills near Dafni is the small fountain called Erotocritos - named after the legendary knight who passed here, at the medieval village called Ligdia. Dafni along with Kechries, and Murtia (each situated apr. 3 km from Dafni) during the times of Turkish occupation was a Kara-Ali's estate. After the liberation it was signed to the hands of resolution fighter Angelos Tombazis, and later, due to a decision of the Greek Government in 1925 it was assigned to the landless farmers of the area.
You can not access our garage, and cellar.
We can offer you help to organize your trips around the island, or to other histoprical sites that can be accessed in a one day trip.
Because we have a garden, with a lot of trees and plants, we will be outside every evening to take care of them, so we hope this will not bother you. We also will clean the yard. All outside labours must be done early in the evening, when it is not to hot anymore.
We would like quests who will take care of our house and are not noisy.
I am a mid-aged Hungarian woman living for 27 years in Greece. I also speak very well Greek, Romanian and English. I have a nice family. We all love nature and animals, traditions, popular art, dances and we want simple life, but with good quality, with nice people around us. We like guests who are like us, they like to take walks, to go swimming on different beaches, and they travel round around to discover beautiful North Evia. We are happy to help them!