We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Springtime in Pelion”
other travellers have booked this property
The Olive Store Cottage.
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
The Olive Store Cottage.
With a private garden and 3 acres of olive groves in which to relax and explore. In autumn. Looking over the cottage and down the valley to the sea and the distant Island of Evia
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
48 reviews
The Olive Store Cottage.
With a private garden and 3 acres of olive groves in which to relax and explore.
In autumn. Looking over the cottage and down the valley to the sea and the distant Island of Evia
The living room, with log burner and dining and sitting area. These can be used as addtional beds.
The upstairs double bedroom with additional single bed. Stairs to living room and door to outside.
The downstairs double bedroom with additional single bed. With doors to Kitchen and outside terrace
View of cottage from the fruit orchard.
The fabulous nearby Mikro beach. A 10 minute walk from Platania by footpath or by boat in summer
A view overlooking the nearby village of Platanias and it's beach. The far beach is Mikro.
Winter Olive tree pruning, we have fabulous wild flowers from January through to May.
Looking up to the owners house. Use wi-fi on our outside covered terrace or share a glass of wine.
In the summer we can take you to explore some wonderful hidden beaches on our boat Kaliope.
Sailing with Kaliope and friends......
October at Mikro beach, what makes Pelion so special is that it is so uncrowded and unspoilt.
Our entrance gate. We are 5 minutes by car (4km) to Platanias and the same distance to Promyri.
Spring flowers on our land at Randi. The roof of the cottage can just be seen...
More wild flowers at the cottage..... (in April)
Sailing to Horto in early May...  anyone for a coffee, or a beer??
The old threshing floor is used for occasional concerts or events .Visitors are welcome to use it.
Pelion has a great ski centre, small and friendly but plenty of fun for a few days.
January sunshine, the garden is green and winter wild flowers are appearing.
It is 3km on the old stone path to Platanias or Promyri, beautiful views and wonderful nature.
A warm welcome awaits you whatever the season...  at Olive Store Cottage.
Dinghy sailing fun at Mikro beach.
We are happy to take visitors on our Topper Topaz dinghy for some informal sailing lessons....
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Magnesia Region, Thessaly

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 48 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
English first
French first
German first
Italian first
Any
English first
Verity B
Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Springtime in Pelion”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Our second visit to Olive Store Cottage and having stayed last Autumn (October/November) when we enjoyed halcyon days with the beautiful autumnal colours and flowers, it took our breath away when we arrived at the cottage in late April this year, to find it nestling in the most wonderful spring flowers, with oranges and lemons still on the trees amid a riot of colour and scent. A joy after leaving a rainy UK !

Kathryn & Chris are the best hosts-offering great suggestions of what to see and do and inviting you along to local events and amazing restaurants. We love the cottage (especially the addition of en suite facilities upstairs complete with Chris's unique outside shower) and it is the perfect base for a peaceful holiday from which to explore this unspoiled area of Greece.

We will be back -and when is the loyalty card being launched ? σας ευχαριστώ

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Sipping Wine on the outside terrace
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
5 Jun 2014
Thank you for your kind review. Spring time is the most beautiful time to visit us and the display of wild flowers this year was spectactular. We really enjoyed your time here with us and hope to meet you again very soon at Olive Store Cottage.
Best wishes,
Chris and Kathryn
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Anastasia...
Moscow, Russia
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Peaceful. Nature. Privacy.”
Reviewed 8 March 2014 for a stay in January 2014
2
people found this review helpful

This magical place hidden in the forests and hills of Pelion. Beautiful nature, fresh air from the sea, sun. The house fantastic, once you've came in you feeling like you're at home. Kitchen is fully equipped so you could cook everything you need.
This place great if you like walking, there are many walking paths in area.
Chis and Kathryn are great. They will tell you about all interesting places in area if you require. Or if you want just a quiet holiday they will leave you to your own, but will always be there if you need something.
A great holiday, and hope we'll come again.
Anastasia and Ivan.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
11 Mar 2014
Thank you for your review. We really enjoyed welcoming our first visitor from Moscow and it was great meeting you both. We hope you can come back and visit us again soon. Best wishes Chris and Kathryn
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sally L
Dorset, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Paradise in Pelion”
Reviewed 6 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
2
people found this review helpful

Olive Store cottage is perfecly placed for this glorious part of South Pelion. Platanias is a delightful village, with plenty of good restaurants and a couple of well-stocked small shops. The beach is clean and sandy, with wonderful swimming. Mikro beach is the most idyllic walk from Platanias through an Olive grove and along a cliff top to a huge, empty swathe of clean sand beach and a great, laid-back taverna.

The cottage has two comfortable bedrooms and well laid-out outside space. The owners, Chris and Kathryn, live about 200 metres away, but the cottage is completely private. But a stay at Olive Store wouldn't be the same without Chris and Kathryn's warmth and hospitality, whether it is advice on walking (or running) on the many local paths (many of which they have helped to restore) or a day trip out on their beautiful sailing boat, Kalliope or dipping into the rich and surprising local culture.

A joyous week - thank you!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Chris and Kathryn's hospitality
Liked least: Kitchen a little small
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
7 Oct 2013
Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure for us to meet you and to spend some time with you during your stay. We hope to meet you again sometime back at the Olive Store Cottage.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Davys-gir...
West Sussex
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfection in the Pelion!”
Reviewed 5 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
2
people found this review helpful

My husband and I loved our stay at Chris and Kathryn's beautifully restored Olive Store Cottage, near Platanias in the South Pelion. If we could give it six stars instead of five we would!!! Everything we needed was provided in this gorgeously restored and comfortable property, including a welcome pack of goodies, numerous books, maps, guidebooks, cd's/dvd's, games....but the area was so fantastic and the weather in late Sept/early Oct so amazing, that we were hardly ever in! Chris and Kathryn took us on several walks (including hikes on the kalderimi - the old stone donkey paths that link the villages of the Pelion) and were very knowledgeable about the area - these walks always finished with a tasty meal in a local taverna, or a dip at a quiet beach....and preferably both! They also took us out for a day on their super little boat, Kaliope, and as sailing 'virgins', we thoroughly enjoyed a chance to embrace a life on the ocean wave and sail to a deserted beach in Skiathos for swimming and sunning. Should you require seclusion they will leave you to your own devices, but it is a shame to miss out on one of the best aspects of this type of holiday - a chance to meet local Greek and foreign residents and feel like a part of the community, rather than a tourist. We loved Platanias seafront to wander along and Mikro Beach for glorious swimming and delicious food from the picture-book taverna. Also worth a visit are Milina and Chorta on the other side of the peninsula (but only a short drive with fantastic views), as you can watch the sunset from these villages - a comfy seat overlooking the crimson sea with a glass of wine at dusk has got to be one of life's greatest pleasures!
All in all, a perfect holiday and we long to return - we are already checking flights for next spring and looking forward to finding out if the Pelion and its attractions are as beautiful in the springtime.......I suspect we already know the answer, but we can't wait to double check!!! Thank you, Chris and Kathryn and see you soon!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The beautifully restored cottage, the unspoiled area of the South Pelion, excellent value food and drink, sandy beaches, friendly villages and helpful people, especially the Cottage owners.
Liked least: Coming home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
7 Oct 2013
Thank you both for this kind review. September was the most perfect month this year and we enjoyed joining you for some walks and sailing too. If you visit again in the spring time it will give you a chance to experience the wonderful spring flowers and trees in blossom. Every season in Pelion has it's own magic, so we hope to see you here again next year.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ulysse-bx...
Brussels
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Perfect place to go in South Pelion”
Reviewed 28 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
2
people found this review helpful

We stay 15 days at the beautiful cottage of Chris and Kathryn perfectly located near Platanias in the middle of Olive trees and with a fantastic view on the see. We are regulars of summer rentals, It is one of the most beautiful location where we have had the opportunity to go during our holidays in Greece.
The cottage is on two floors, with a lounge, a kitchen, a first bedroom and the bathroom on the ground floor, while a second large room is on the first floor . There is a very large and beautiful terrace where we ate all our meals. The garden is beautiful (there are fig trees everywhere) nice and ideal for relaxing after a long day . Chris also installed an acrobatic swing over a small river which is great (check out his Facebook site). Our two kids spent good time on it. It is much nicer to be in the cottage located in the hills 4 km from the sea, the evening temperatures are ideal. More in the morning it is possible to reach the beach of Platanias and Mikro ( beautiful ) walk from the cottage along a shady path through the forest . We took a little more than 45 minutes (with two children aged 8 and 10 years), it is really worth it, it is very beautiful and nice. Chris is very familiar and knows the paths , ask him also to visit the little church just above the cottage .

Chris and Kathryn are absolutely amazing. We spent two full days with them on their beautiful sailboat and they made us discover sublime places (like the Achilles cave ). They introduced us to sailing (we almost reached Evia, our children were more than happy ) . They also guided us an evening of full moon in the mountains, we keep unforgettable memories. It is also nice to spend evenings in Promiri ( not far at all ), we where there is a cheap and great restaurant on the beautiful central square . For those who like to eat fish , you can go at the restaurant on Mikro beach ( Dorade delicious ) . The southern region of Pelion is full of wonderful places. We visit the beaches of Potistika, Paltsi and Liri and in the other side (Volos Golf) Chorto and Milina are also very nice.

I highly recommend you to spend nice time with Chris and Kathryn , you will be blissfully happy and charmed by the owners and the region of south Pelion. Thanks again to Chris and Kathryn.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Fantastic cottage, perfectly located. Chris and Kathryn are so kind
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
7 Oct 2013
Thank you your kind review. We had a lot of fun during the time we spent with you on our sailing adventures and our midnight full moon nature walk. I was very happy not to meet any wild boars face to face. If you get a chance to come and stay again sometime we will try and think up some more unusual activities for you and the boys.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing