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“Wonderful few days”
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The Olive Store Cottage.
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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
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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....
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Magnesia Region, Thessaly

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emily w
London
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful few days”
Reviewed 26 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Olive Store. Chris and Kathryn were extremely helpful and friendly. With top tips for good walks, beaches and tavernas. The walking was spectacular and we found some amazing secluded sandy beaches. One of the showers was outside and heated by solar. Showering under the stars or the wonderful scenery around you, just made our stay even more enjoyable. Our only disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer! There is so much more to discover of the South Pelion, we will be back!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
30 May 2015
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at Olive Store Cottage. Although you only had a few days here we are delighted that it was long enough to discover the relaxed quiet nature of South Pelion. We hope you do decide to visit us again soon, perhaps at the end of the summer season. It is a wonderful place for an Autumn and Winter break too with the advantage of low cost flights to Thessaloniki or Athens. We look forward to welcoming you again, best wishes Chris and Kathryn
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“Mamma Mia!”
Reviewed 17 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We had such a relaxing week. The location is so peaceful and the views outstanding. Endless beaches, crystal clear sea and fantastic walks very well signposted. Chris & Kathryn were great hosts with plenty of local knowledge and advice. Thank you so much.
We can't recommend it enough.

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Management Response
17 May 2015
It was a real pleasure to meet you both and for you to join us on a walk in Trikeri and sailing on Kaliope. We were delighted that you appreciated this beautiful unspoilt area as much as we do. Should you decide to visit again sometime we will be very happy to welcome you back to Olive Store Cottage.
Best wishes
Chris and Kathryn
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817Renee6...
Chania Town, Greece
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Exceeded all expectations !”
Reviewed 10 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

There are not many places where we have stayed that exceeded our expectations but Olive Store Cottage did........and our expectations were high ! Greek friends had told us how beautiful Pilion is so we were really looking forward to our visit, however nothing prepared us for the magical experience of sitting outside the cottage listening to the nightingales followed by the nightjars and a full moon !! Our other magical experience was our afternoon sailing with Kathryn and Chris ..

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 May 2015
We enjoyed welcoming you to Olive Store Cottage and your enthusiastic response to our fabulous area. It is such a lovely time of year with nature and wildlife at it's best. About the only thing you missed out on were dolphins when we were sailing, perhaps next time. Thank you for your kind review and we hope to be able to welcome you again some time. Best wishes, Chris and Kathryn
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Paul P
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Walk in the Greek countryside - British hosts speak Greek - solitude without isolation”
Reviewed 5 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The delightful Olive Store is set on a hill in the rural Pelion district, a safe distance from the touristy island of Skiathos. Its friendly and energetic owners are resident most of the year and are fully integrated into the community, speaking the language, clearing, mapping and signposting local walking and hiking paths, so they are well very qualified to help plan trips and meals at various local villages.

The waterfront at Platanias with its handful of tavernas to the left and right of the downhill road, and its few shops, is idyllic as is the neighbouring sandy beach at Mikro.

The cottage now sports a shower for users of the upstairs bedroom as well as the one downstairs. The kitchen is small but perfectly viable, though you will hardly want to spend your time cooking. The surrounding gardens and paths have been further enhanced.

Once you have got yourself here - following the useful driving instructions supplied by Chris and Katherine - you will probably wish you had booked a longer stay.
Already looking forward to our next visit!

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Liked best: Natural unspoilt beauty of area, information and help from hosts, friendly locals
Liked least: Entrance from the road could be indicated more clearly. Also, it's miles to the nearest bookshop!
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
7 May 2015
Thank you for your latest review of the cottage. It was a real pleasure to welcome you back in the spring time with the wild spring flowers at their best. We were glad you approved of the changes we had made since your last visit and you have given us a few ideas for the future too. We look forward to welcoming you again before too long, best wishes, Chris and Kathryn
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Nigel H
Heathfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Hoem from Home”
Reviewed 4 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

A wonderful place to stay and relax which really does feel like home being well furnished and decorated with lots of pictures on the walls, books and other home comforts. Chris & Katherine are the ideal hosts offering as much or as little help and assistance as you want and happy to take their time with trips on their boat 'Kalliope' and enjoying the fabulous scenery with walks on the Kalderimi paths with whose renovation they are heavily involved.
All in all thoroughly recommended without reservation.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: no dislikes
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Oct 2014
We really enjoyed meeting you and helping you discover a little bit more of Pelion from Olive Store Cottage. We hope you come and visit us again soon. Best wishes, Chris and Kathryn
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