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What Oliver loves…
- The contrast bedtween the traditional style cosy villa with rustic features such as exposed beams and brickwork, with a stylish modern interior design - it creates a cosy yet practical home!
- The spacious yard accessible from the first floor, furnished with outside dining table, chairs and parasol, perfect for alfresco dining
- The decking area with sun loungers and private hot tub accessible from the ground floor. Overhanging trees offer shade and relative privacy
- Direct flights to Volos from the UK on Saturday and Wednesday in the season.
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Nestled on Mount Pelion, at the southeastern part of Thessaly in central Greece is Villa Lolcus, a delicately designed 19th-century dwelling that can accommodate 2-4 guests over two storeys. Clad in rustic stone and featuring a spacious private yard, hot tub, and spectacular views of the peninsula, Villa Iolcus is a beautifully appointed and stylish holiday home with modern facilities and a home-from-home atmosphere.
On the ground floor, guests will be greeted by the spacious double bedroom, which features a handsomely crafted king-size bed and sturdy chunky wooden furniture, affording plenty of storage space. The decor is kept fresh and light, with white walls and light wooden floors. There are pale silver voiles at the windows, and bed linen is crisp and white with throws and cushions in a light floral pattern, giving the whole room an authentic country cottage vibe. Delicate wall decals add a touch of colour in pretty shades of azure, pearl, and shell, and lamps in gold and cream add a touch of contemporary style.
The private bathroom, consisting of a deep bath and shower attachment facilities, is also on this floor and mimics the modern minimalist style of the bedroom with clean lines and a fresh colour palette. The suite and tiled walls are white, which contrasts with the intricately designed tiled floors in shades of grey, white and royal blue.
From the ground floor, guests have direct access to the luxurious private hot tub and decking area complete with sun loungers, ideal for a lazy morning dip while taking in the picturesque views of the mountainside. Surrounded by stunning olive groves and lush vegetation, providing some welcome shady spots, guests can enjoy relaxing in relative privacy.
On the first floor, guests will find the cosy and comfortable living area featuring a stylish modern fireplace, glass-topped coffee table, and flat-screen smart TV complete with Netflix. These modern touches are all beautifully juxtaposed with original features such as exposed ceiling beams and sprays of brickwork, giving a quaint rustic touch. The decor is modern with white walls and wooden floors, and soft furnishings in shades of soft grey, teal, and chocolate. The open plan room allows guests to move seamlessly from the plush three-seater sofa, which can be converted into a sofa bed to accommodate two more guests, into the dining and kitchen area which consists of a chunky wooden dining table which seats four, and a well-equipped kitchen. Amenities include gorgeous wooden-topped teal units, electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Espresso coffee maker, and sandwich toaster.
The first floor also houses a small yet stylish restroom consisting of a toilet and basin. The walls are decorated in a soft powder blue with taps and mirror in a burnished gold effect. From this floor, guests have access out into the spacious yard, which features an outside dining table and parasol for alfresco dining. Stone steps lead from here down to the decking area and hot tub.
What you should know…
- Villa Iolcus has one bedroom, accommodating 2 guests. A further 2 guests can be accommodated in the living area as the three-seater sofa can be converted into a double bed
- The yard and steps are cobbled stone and therefore may be uneven in places, so take care. There’s no handrail on the steps leading from the courtyard down to the decking/hot tub area
- The Villa and its grounds are surrounded by tall trees and lush vegetation, which provides shaded areas and some seclusion, although there are other properties on the mountain within fairly close proximity
Villa Lolcus is a restored 19th-century dwelling in the wonderful area of Pelion. It is the perfect home to accommodate two guests and two additional children.
- Kingsize bedroom with private bathroom
- Open-plan living and dining room with sofa bed
- Well equipped kitchen
- Private Jacuzzi (4x2.5m)
- Sun loungers
- Alfresco dining area
- Garden and lawn
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Sofa bed
- Smart TV
- DVD and CD player
- Iron and ironing board (on request)
- Safe box
- Baby cot and highchair (on request)
- Children's cutlery (on request)
- Board games
- Coffee (Nespresso, filter, Greek)
- Jacuzzi heating at extra cost
The soft slopes and easily accessible peaks make Mount Pelion a popular destination for lovers of hiking and mountain climbing. Beautiful during both the winter and summer months, Mount Pelion and the traditional villages nestled among it offers plenty for tourists to see and do. Situated at the foot of the mountain, Portaria is one of the most cosmopolitan villages of Pelion and is a popular holiday destination thanks to its vicinity to the sea and a skiing resort. This bustling village offers luxurious hotels and traditional hostels, restaurants and tavernas, coffee shops, bars, and shops selling souvenirs and traditional folk art items. Due to the location a car is essential.
For a truly cultural experience head to the village of Zagora, situated on the eastern slopes with a stunning view of the Aegean. Densely populated, Zagora consists of four districts all meeting around the square of Ag. Georgios, named after the adjacent church which is famous for its beautiful altarpiece. The square hosts the famous Public Library which houses many rare books and also has a reading room within its premises. While in Zagora pay a visit to Drakopoulou Mansion, home to the food preparation facilities of the Women’s Agrotourism Cooperative of Zagora. Here nature meets tradition with thriving orchards offering abundant citrus trees, which provide the ingredients of spoon sweets, marmalades and liqueurs, the recipes for which have been handed down for generations. Why not treat yourself and those back home with some traditional handmade delicacies while you are here?
Volos Airport (Nea Anchialos National Airport)
|Nearest Ferry Port||
Kato Gatzea Beach
Kato Gatzea Supermarket
Villa Lolcus is a small villa, most suited to a couple or small family group. There is only one double bedroom, although a cot is available on request should you have a very little one travelling with you. If you’re travelling with older children, the sofa on the first floor converts into a sofa bed, providing separate sleeping quarters. The outside areas are not 100% child-friendly due to the stone cobbles and steps, but with adequate supervision, they will be able to enjoy being outside with the rest of the family, where there is plenty of shade provided by the parasols and overhanging trees. Villa Iolcus has a selection of board games to entertain guests of all ages, and there is also a high chair and children’s cutlery available.
The Thessaly region is the perfect place for a family to experience Greece together, particularly if you have a passion for outdoor activities. There are plains and mountains to explore, offering breathtaking views, which can be enjoyed on foot, or by bike or horseback. While visiting the region don’t miss out on seeing Meteora, a rock formation that is home to one of the largest Eastern Orthodox Monasteries. There are tours available including a train tour, walking tour, and sunset tour, so there’ll be something for all the family to enjoy. No family holiday is complete without a trip to the beach and Thessaly is home to a number of them! Papa Nero Beach is incredibly popular with tourists thanks to its beautiful white sand and turquoise waters, as well as facilities such as beach bars, sunbeds and parasols, changing cabins, and canoes to rent. For a less crowded beach experience head to nearby Fakistra Beach, where scenes from the movie ‘Mamma Mia!’ were filmed. Here you’ll find rocky capes, turquoise waters, and the remains of an old tower to explore.
History loving families will find the area abundant with museums, including the Natural History Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Entomological Museum - which is a particular favourite with children. Housing a collection of over 35,000 different insects, many of which are considered rare or unusual, the museum is an ever-expanding work of preservation. The museum is populated most densely by butterflies, with more than 10,000 species, including the Thysania Agrippina, found only in South America and regarded as the world’s largest known butterfly thanks to its 40cm wingspan! Appointments to view the collection have to be booked in advance, but it’s well worth the effort to see this incredibly unique collection.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Cooling Jacuzzi
- Chef/Cook Available
- Transfers Available
- Chef/Cook Available
- Welcome Hamper Included
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||Credit card details may be requested as guarantee|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival.|
|Linen & towels included?||Bed linen, pool and bath towels are included in the rental price|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in rental price.|
|Internet access?||The property has complimentary Wi-fi connection. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed|
|Smoking Allowed?||Not permitted|
|Tax||Included in the rental price|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Baby cot and high chair are available at no extra cost, please request at booking time|
|Other 2||Jacuzzi can be heated at extra cost, please request at time of booking|
Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:
|Dec 10th 2023 - Dec 18th 2023||£1,101|
|Dec 18th 2023 - Jan 13th 2024||£1,308|
|Jan 13th 2024 - Mar 2nd 2024||£1,101|
|Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 9th 2024||£1,308|
|Mar 9th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024||£1,101|
|Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024||£1,308|
|Apr 20th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024||£1,101|
|Apr 26th 2024 - May 4th 2024||£1,308|
|May 4th 2024 - Jun 7th 2024||£1,101|
|Jun 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024||£1,308|
|Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024||£1,101|
|Oct 12th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024||£1,308|
|Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024||£1,101|
|Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 11th 2025||£1,308|
|Jan 11th 2025 - Mar 1st 2025||£1,101|
|Mar 1st 2025 - Mar 8th 2025||£1,308|
|Mar 8th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025||£1,101|
|Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025||£1,308|
|Apr 19th 2025 - Apr 25th 2025||£1,101|
|Apr 25th 2025 - May 3rd 2025||£1,308|
|May 3rd 2025 - Jun 6th 2025||£1,101|
|Jun 6th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025||£1,308|
Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:
|Dec 10th 2023 - Dec 18th 2023||€1,204|
|Dec 18th 2023 - Jan 13th 2024||€1,430|
|Jan 13th 2024 - Mar 2nd 2024||€1,204|
|Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 9th 2024||€1,430|
|Mar 9th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024||€1,204|
|Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024||€1,430|
|Apr 20th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024||€1,204|
|Apr 26th 2024 - May 4th 2024||€1,430|
|May 4th 2024 - Jun 7th 2024||€1,204|
|Jun 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024||€1,430|
|Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024||€1,204|
|Oct 12th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024||€1,430|
|Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024||€1,204|
|Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 11th 2025||€1,430|
|Jan 11th 2025 - Mar 1st 2025||€1,204|
|Mar 1st 2025 - Mar 8th 2025||€1,430|
|Mar 8th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025||€1,204|
|Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025||€1,430|
|Apr 19th 2025 - Apr 25th 2025||€1,204|
|Apr 25th 2025 - May 3rd 2025||€1,430|
|May 3rd 2025 - Jun 6th 2025||€1,204|
|Jun 6th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025||€1,430|
Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:
|Dec 10th 2023 - Dec 18th 2023||$1,298|
|Dec 18th 2023 - Jan 13th 2024||$1,541|
|Jan 13th 2024 - Mar 2nd 2024||$1,298|
|Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 9th 2024||$1,541|
|Mar 9th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024||$1,298|
|Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024||$1,541|
|Apr 20th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024||$1,298|
|Apr 26th 2024 - May 4th 2024||$1,541|
|May 4th 2024 - Jun 7th 2024||$1,298|
|Jun 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024||$1,541|
|Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024||$1,298|
|Oct 12th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024||$1,541|
|Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024||$1,298|
|Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 11th 2025||$1,541|
|Jan 11th 2025 - Mar 1st 2025||$1,298|
|Mar 1st 2025 - Mar 8th 2025||$1,541|
|Mar 8th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025||$1,298|
|Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025||$1,541|
|Apr 19th 2025 - Apr 25th 2025||$1,298|
|Apr 25th 2025 - May 3rd 2025||$1,541|
|May 3rd 2025 - Jun 6th 2025||$1,298|
|Jun 6th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025||$1,541|
Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
The villa is amazing! Absolutely gorgeous and very clean! The owners have a fantastic sense of design and comfort & surprised us with gifts of food. The pool was excellent and very clean. The setting was magic!
Amazing place and great host, the place is well equipped to the last detail. The jacuzzi outside is perfect and the location is great, just minutes from the beach but still quiet and calm. Will definitely come back!!
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