Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the questions previous prospective guests have asked of us. If you have any questions not listed here, please contact us via our enquiry page or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where is the Marathon Star villa located?
The villa is located within the planned residential area of "Dikaston & Eisageleon " on Schinias Beach. Schinias Beach is within the township of Marathon 50 km from Athens. Our villa is on the top of one of the hills of the area. The whole area of Schinias is a National Environmental Park as well as a European Union Environmental Preserve.
How do I get to the Marathon Star villa?
We send an info pack to all of our guests with explicit driving instructions from your arrival point in Athens International Airport and GPS coordinates.
How far is the Marathon Star villa from the airport?
The distance to the airport is approximately 50 kilometers and the driving time is between 50-60 minutes depending on traffic.
How far is the Marathon Star villa from the sea ?
There is a rocky and a sandy beach below the villa. The rocky beach has deep waters, it offers privacy and of course you can put a chair or towel to sit there. The sandy beach is ideal for children, with sandy, shallow, crystal clear waters, mostly calm, with a cone forest in the back reaching to the water's edge and extends to 5km It takes 3 minutes drive to reach both beaches.
Where is the closest grocery store?
There is an 18hr Mini Market in 1500 m. You can find at reasonable prices, foods , fresh vegetables from the area farms, spirits, cigarettes et.c. There are also Supermarkets in the area in 5-10 Km
Where are the nearest restaurants?
The nearest 7 tavernas are in Schinias Beach (3Km) and Kato Souli village (5 Km).. Another option is fish tavernas in Paralia Marathona (7km) and tavernas restaurants and bars in Nea Makri (15 km). Marathon Village (10km) : banks, pharmacy, hairdresser, all shops, supermarkets .
Is the Marathon Star villa air-conditioned?
Normally in the summer due to the location of the villa, there is a constant breeze creating a nice temperature. All bedrooms, though, have autonomous air- condition unit, to satisfy those guests who would rather use air-conditioning
Do we need to bring towels/sheets/Hair driers etc with us for our stay?
You do not need to bring these sort of items for your stay at Marathon Star villa. Think of it as another home away from your home.
Do you provide detergent/washing liquid etc.?
No, previous guests may have left some supplies, which you are free to make use of, but if there is none, then these items can be purchased inexpensively from the nearby supermarkets.
I'm arriving late, do you provide toiletries for our first night?
Yes, we provide a small bar of soap and toilet tissue for each bathroom enough to get you started. You will need to provide your own shampoo, shower gel etc.
What is the earliest time I can arrive at the Marathon Star villa?
4pm. This provides enough time for our cleaners to prepare the property for your arrival
What time must I leave the Marathon Star villa?
10 am. Although if we do not have guests arriving that afternoon, this is something that we can negotiate.
What do you provide for a baby?
We provide baby cots and high chairs. We also provide a small amount of bedding for the crib/cot but most guests do bring a small blanket of their own baby bedding.
Do you provide Internet access?
Yes, we provide free of charge a wireless (and wired) connection for guests who wish to bring their own laptop. We also provide a PC for guests use.
Who do we contact if we need help with the Marathon Star villa?
We do look after the Marathon Star villa personally. We provide a contact phone number for our guests’ assistance.
What is not included in the Marathon Star villa's rental rates?
Excessive use of utilities namely electricity and water. Heating, grocery pack and mid term clean are available at an extra charge.
Will Marathon Star villa be clean when we arrive?
Yes, at the end of your stay our cleaners do pop in to make sure everything is correct. But we do ask that all guests keep it clean and tidy when you leave.
Why do you ask for a Security Deposit?
The security deposit is to cover any mishaps, breaks , excessive use of utilities or neglect that may occur while you our guests are staying. The Security deposit is returned within 8 days of your departure so long as there are no problems found.
How do I secure a booking for the Marathon Star villa?
Please contact us via email/telephone to confirm that we have your dates available and then we require a booking deposit ( 25% of the rental) and our booking contract completing and sending to us. The booking deposit is non-refundable.
How can I pay for the Marathon Star villa?
We accept wire transfer into our bank account.
When do I pay the balance?
We require the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to your arrival at Marathon Star villa.
When do I receive detailed instruction for the location of the Marathon Star villa?
We send an info pack aimed to arrive at your home address 2 weeks prior to your departure for a Marathon Star villa, which contains all the necessary details for directions.