Our house is located in the Aryreyka municipalty which is approximately 2 kilometres away from a small fishing village, called Kala Nera. The house is surrounded by olive trees and has got an property of about 2000 square meters. The next bigger city is called Volos which is 24 kilometres away. Volos is 220 kilometres southerly located of Thessaloniki. By car, the house is only three hours away from the 2 biggest airports in Greece (Thessaloniki or Athens).
The beautiful ambiance which is around the house is perfect for nature lovers and people who just want to relax.
Due to the large property of more than 2000 square meters, silence and rest can be guaranteed. The holiday house which is originally made of rock stones, has been renovated a few years ago. It is possible to get an impressive view on the gulf of volos, when entering the terrace which is made of natural stone.
On the ground floor there is a kitchen installed. When entering the second floor, there is a bedroom provided for 4 persons (one double bed, one bunk bed). The bath room which is not directly connected to the house is suited in a appropriate way and comes with hot water supply. However, in case of temperature drop, the house is provided with electronical heaters as well as one oven. In case of any difficult question, our friendly neighbour Michaelis is willing to help you out.
In the small fishing village Kala Nera, restaurants, tavernes as well as grocery stores can be found. As already mentioned above, Volos which is the next major city, can be reached by car in less than 25 minutes. There is also a bus connection to Volos. The city itself, has lots of shopping possibilites, cafes, restaurants and offers also a weekly market. Besides that, there are museums available and it is also possible to stroll around the beach. Next to Volos (Dimini and Sesklo), neolithic settlements can be found. In addition, Delphi and the meteora monasterias are reachable by car in a couple of hours. Recommandable is an excursion to one of the nordic Sporades (Skiathos, Skopeles). Delphins, wales and mediterranean monk seals can be observed in one of the sea national parks.
For a regional activity, the steam locomotive which runs from Lechonia to Millies is recommandable. The actual route goes through the Pelion mountain chain with various landscape and last 90 minutes. The Pelion mountain chain belongs to one of Greece' most beautiful areas and is still offside of mass tourism!
The Pelion peninsula has got an diverse landscape and partly desolated beaches with crystal clear water.
There are also hiking possibilties in the wooded areas. People that are interested in (collecting) herbs are going to have fun, because of the high floral biodiversity (i.e. Oregano, laurel, etc.).
The Pelion chain can be reached either by car/ship or by aircraft. Ferries are going from Italy (Ancona, Brindisi, Venice, Triest, Bari) and arriving in Igoumenitsa, Greece. When using the aircraft, almost every German airport is providing the destination Athens or Thessaloniki. Since 2008, there are direct connections available from Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf or Nuremburg to Volos. When prefering cheaper flights, RyanAir is offering a direct connection from Frankfurt-Hahn to Volos.
It is highly recommended to rent a car. Even though, there are good bus connections between the villages, the house is located on a mountain and carrying luggage up to the house can be a troublesome matter.
Please bring your own bedclotes, towels as well as dishtowels!
Brought foods, groceries or any other things have to be disposed when departing!
Please leave the house well-swept and cleaning of stove,fridge as well as all other used devices has to be done!
Future people will will thank you!!