Spacious, airy, larger-than-average self-catering apartment on Lesbos. Fully-fitted kitchen/bathroom. Pool, yoga deck, beautiful grounds and views of sea and mountain. Secluded beach. Perfect for holistic, healthy retreats and bespoke holidays.
Koxilia is situated at the back of the building which boasts amazing views of farmland and the russet-red hills. This self-catering studio apartment sleeps up to three adults and offers open-plan living. A modern kitchen is fully fitted and equipped with all utensils, crockery and lots of storage space, whilst the tiled bathroom contains a shower, basin and toilet. There is a hairdryer and all apartments have their own outside area with a table and chairs.
This is a spectacular property built on a cliff top. It boasts panoramic views of both sea and mountain and some of the most spectacular sunrises, sunsets and shooting star displays to be found in the northern hemisphere.
Although the traditional fishing village of Tavari with its lovely selection of local tavernas and bars is only a fifteen minute walk away, the property itself offers seclusion. There is however, a tiny and charming family-run beach taverna, open during the months of July and August, serving a tantalising selection of home-cooked Greek fare and drinks, with music and dancing for those who are game. The experience of listening to traditional Greek bazouki music while eating kalamari and horiatiki salata (village salad) at a table set upon beach sand is not to be missed!
For those wishing to escape the stresses and demands of modern life, this is the spot. Its unique atmosphere and unity with the rugged Greek island landscape allows even the most committed urbanite the opportunity to rediscover what it means to simply be. Leave the rat race behind and let the elements reclaim your senses.
Sit back in the warmth and watch the light play while a herd of goats picks its lazy way down the steep mountainside, the soft sound of the bells carrying on the breeze.
Take in the arresting scents of wild basil and oregano during the day and nichtolouthia (night flowers) in the evening. And allow yourself to relax totally as you watch the sunset give way to the moon rising over the cliff tops. Then gaze with wonder at the night sky for a view unrestricted by light pollution.
Guests are always welcome to use the 120 square metre deck for pursuits such as yoga, meditation and physical training. It has a hard wood floor covering so can be used for any purpose. However, it does need regular clearning so we do recommend bringing exercise mats to work on. Situated at the edge of the cliff top overlooking the sea, this facility has awe-inspiring panoramic views. Imagine saluting the sunrise here! A music system is also available for your use and there is nothing quite like the soft sound of laid-back tunes carrying on the breeze. And, given the beautiful evenings at Podaras, the deck has also been known host the odd party!
In addition to the tables and chairs outside the apartment, there is a large covered seating area available to all guests who wish to share a meal, hold a meeting or simply sit back and take in the views during the day and enjoy a quiet drink or a chat in the evening.
And let's not forget the pool! Located at the very edge of the cliff, it boasts spectacular scenery and the perfect place to wind down. A shower, sun loungers and umbrellas are also available for your use.
As the hot days give way to warm evenings, it is the building itself at The property that takes centre stage. Its atmospheric lighting and imposing angles make this a truly stunning location! Why not simply sit in the cool of the evening looking at the moon and stars while taking in the gentle night sounds: cicadas; the occasional bark of the local dogs; the croaking of the frogs; the gentle lapping of waves on the shore. It is truly an unforgettable experience!
Food and Shopping
This accommodation is predominantly self-catering with the nearest mini-supermarkets being located in Tavari, a 15 minute walk away along the spectacular coastal road. For information about local shopping facilities, please click here. Please also note that Eleni and Nico who own and run the local beach taverna (open in July and August) will gladly provide a wide range of delicious and inexpensive homemade dishes (many vegetarian), to eat in or take-away.
Linen and Laundry
Bed linen, bathroom towels, a pool towel and a beach towel are provided for each guest. If you require any further items, please just ask as we are happy to help. Guests will be notified on arrival of laundry days and are asked to leave items to be washed outside their apartments for collection.
There is plenty of parking at The property but, for the comfort of other guests, we would ask that car drivers keep the side of the building and the upper parking level free. Instead, please leave any rented cars to the rear on the gravelled area.
Interaction with guests
There will always be someone available to our guests with any queries, whether on the property itself, or in a very near location. Just contact us by phone (which will be available to you after booking with airbnb) or through the airbnb website and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We respect our guests privacy at all times.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
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I'm Niki and I'm the daughter of the proprietors (Barbara and Steve) of Aegean Blue, Podaras, Lesvos, Greece.
Aegean Blue is hosted by the Michaelides family - especially my beautiful sister Christina. Christina provides Yoga Instruction - private, groups and retreats, Dance and fitness training/ tuition, English Language and Literature tuition, Copywriting and editing and Industry edits, on the island of Lesvos.
If you're booking through Airbnb I'll be your first port of call and if I'm unavailable Christina will be available for any questions you might have.
The Michaelides family thank you for any enquiries and are delighted that you are considering our beautiful property. We hope to see you soon as it truly is a magical place and we wish you all the best!