It has been nearly two weeks since we have left Kea/Tzia, and Greece, and we can still not take our mind away from the breathtaking views and sense of complete freedom - to move, to think, to dream, to be creative - that this house offers...
I won't spend any time describing the rooms and space more generally, the site and other reviews do a very good job at this. All I will say is that we have spent countless hours in the balcony (to the Aegean sea), staring at the magical natural painting opening up in front of us; the mesmerising contrast between the thirsty hills around us, the turquoise of the water in the scenic bay and luxurious houses around it, the blue sky interrupted only briefly every day by the glorious sunset...
There is a real sense of time stopping in this house. It fits so perfectly in its environment, with all the stone and wood around you, you are part of the scene.
And the kids, well they forgot the ipads and TV, and performed scenes from JK Rawling's latest Harry Potter in the balcony (hoe sphe won't claim copyright fees), and played the perfect hide and seek, coming in from one door, going out from another, stopping nowhere - the perfect contrast to the limitations of living in the big metropolis during the year. Koundouros beach, 3 min away by car, is the other location our kids loved. We hardly ever go to a place in Greece two summers in a row - there is so much to discover - and yet Koundours, with its rarely calm Aegean waters, perfect colours and wonderfully organised (but not touristic) beach, tempted us back, and we did not regret it for a moment.
To go back to our stone villa, I must add that the beauty of the place ceases to take you by surprise when you meet the hosts. The idyllic villa perfectly reflects their 'philoxenous' feelings; thanks for everything Mrs Susi and Mr Nikos, you were the perfect hosts and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
So it goes without saying this beautiful place comes highly recommended, to say the least.
Only thing I fear is that it will gradually become inaccessible if it becomes more well known, but so be it, more people would have the opportunity to experience this unique place.