I stayed at this villa for a yoga retreat and I had a wonderful time. The place itself is spacious and clean - the view overlooking the mountains and ocean are truly breathtaking. Our host, Spyros, was very accomodating and a pleasantly helpful tour guide! I absolutely loved my stay here.
Just spent a few incredible days here: the villa itself is even more impressive than the pictures....but the views of the sea, the rugged location on a hill, the peaceful isolation, and the star-studded night sky capture one's heart and imagination. The perfect getaway for a family or group of friends.....
We stayed at Marathon Blue for an extended weekend and it was truly amazing. The house is modern and stylish and features stunning 360 degree sea views. A small quiet beach is reachable in 15 minutes by foot just down the hill, with crystal clear turquoise water. Sypros, the property owner, offered restaurant recommendations and was available at any time to ensure our stay is perfect. Thank you very much for the amazing days in Greece.
Marathon Blue is a stunning residence set atop a hill in a nature reserve, close enough for Athens, but far enough away from the crowds heading for the Islands. It is a hop skip and a jump away from the ancient sites of Marathon just 5 mins to the nearest beach and 15 mins to the bustling seaside resort of Nea Makri and the Port of Rafina beyond.
I went in search of peace and relaxation in the form of a short yoga break which Spyros kindly arranged for us. From the first morning, waking up to watch the sun rise from the other side of the hill and azure seas sparkling in the distance got the day off to a prefect start.
The yoga break was tailored to our needs and was led by the wonderful Martha who coaxed and encouraged us to push beyond what we thought we were capable of. The yoga was outdoors either poolside or roof terrace with the stunning backdrop of mountains and sea. Christina was on hand to offer shiatsu or aromatherapy massages at the end of the day. The programme was very flexible to meet our needs.
Whilst the house is ultra high tech and modern, no expense has been spared, yet is still homely and comfortable. Every room has its own bathroom and offers views of the mountains and the sea with a beautiful outdoor garden and floor to ceiling patio doors.
Spyros was the perfect host. He has travelled extensively and has also lived in the area for over 40 years. He is the man who knows the local history and can also recommend places to eat, where to visit and where you can buy local artisan products.
We had some amazing meals with him and he was kind enough to extend his hospitality to us.
Ask him to show you the hidden beaches and the best places to visit.
There are so many things to see that it would be impossible to do all of these in a single visit, but is the perfect excuse to come back again and again.
We came for a yoga break to relax and recharge. The villa is as stunning as the photos, the views are out of this world and all we heard when waking up were the birds and a gentle breeze.
As we wanted to combine relaxation and activity, Spyros arranged yoga classes with Martha, an amazing yoga and pilates teacher. The program was shaped around our needs ... sometimes once a day, sometimes twice, by the pool or on the rooftop with 360 degree views, relaxing or demanding and we even got a taste of aerial yoga! I loved the combination of affordable luxury and high quality teaching - good workouts yet not too serious, followed by amazing massages with Cristina, which, again, were arranged through Spyros to fit with our plans.
Apart from yoga, Spyros introduced us to local cuisine, foods and sights, whether archeological or nature, where to buy the freshest fish, local honey or feta and even ice cream. Our experience couldn't have been better - the perfect mix of relaxation & activity in a stunning setting.