Villa Amorgos is situated at the top of a hill with an absolutely stunning view of the Temple of Poseidon to the south.
Without doubt, this is one of the best scenic locations we have ever enjoyed in a villa.
The villa itself is a three bedroom terraced home with an open plan kitchen and sitting area downstairs.
The downstairs has two large sliding doors that open out onto a large covered veranda. This has a dining table that allows you to enjoy the view during family meals, which is particularly atmospheric at night by candle and oil lamp light. just make sure you have plenty of mosquito repellant to go around.
This also opens out to the swimming pool, which although small, is large and deep enough for splashing about. The garden itself enjoys the sun from pretty much sunrise to sunset and does get pretty hot in the middle part of the day, so the pool is welcome.
Behind the pool is a large brick built barbecue station with pizza oven. This is perfect for attempting to cook your own souvlaki, sausages or steaks from the local butcher, as recommended by Zoi.
Thankfully, if it does get too hot, all three bedrooms have air conditioning so sleeping won’t be a problem.
A car is essential to getting around and about, and it is worth mentioning that the access road to Villa Amorgos is not for the faint hearted. It is certainly one of the steepest gradients I have encountered, but you get used to it pretty quickly.
The surrounding beaches are pleasant and sandy, and Lavrio, about 10 minutes drive away, has supermarkets, restaurants, banks, and a great fish market.
Getting to Villa Amorgos from Athens international Airport took just about 40 minutes, so it is very far, but getting into Athens itself takes a little longer.
Zoi, Marios and Yannis were fantastic hosts who really made us feel welcome. Although they stay about 40 minutes away, they were there to meet us and to say goodbye when we left. They were enthusiastic in making sure we knew to contact them for any assistance or advice, and a very nice touch was the house iPhone, preprogrammed with all their numbers and credit for calling local shops and restaurants.
We Really enjoyed our stay, and would absolutely consider returning.