First floor: After entering the main door, you are in the upstairs hallway, situated in the center of the house, in its turn giving access on the left-hand side and straight ahead (see picture above) to a spacious 7X8 mtr, L-shaped living- and dining room. Here you find a large dining table and couches for 6-8 people, television, satellite. Optionally, a 2Mb wireless internet connection.
Ground Floor: Here you find the main entrance, leading into the hallway and a large in-house marble staircase to the first floor.
On your right hand, immediately after the main entrance door, you'll find a small extra bathroom with toilet, shower and wash-hand basin, coming in handy when returning from the beach. In the hallway, there is enough room to leave your beach umbrella, mattresses and other beach stuff.
Going up the stairs you'll arrive at the upstairs entrance of the main apartment, situated on the first floor.
The living room has access to the balcony and a magnificent view at the sea (Thermaikos Gulf), the beach, the village promenade and Mount Olympus.
The dining room is directly connected to the main kitchen of 3x3m. The kitchen, which has also access to the balcony, is equipped with an extra breakfast table for 4 people, a double kitchen sink in a 2,5m bench, a 2-door fridge/freezer, a microwave, small electric oven with grill, 3 cooking-plates, water cooker, coffee-machine, toaster, foodprocessor, fondue set and gourmet set. All utensils, cutlery, pots and pans are naturally available.
Back to the central hallway entering the appartment, at the right hand side there is a small corridor that gives way to the two large 2-bed bedrooms, both again with access to the balcony, each with aircondioning and a closet.
Since October 2011 we make good use of the Greek sun that shines abundantly here. At the same time we contribute to the preservation of our precious environment, lowering greenhouse gasses production.
For a quick overview of our results (and the many hours of sunshine) you can go here
You can log in, using our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and the password: "beachhouse".
Results are very encouraging and with a return of 15% per year per produced Kwh, an investment in solar power is certainly more rewarding that putting you money in the bank. After all the sun does not go bankrupt, as the banks did a few years ago.
Other things we did to minimize our (and your) energy footprint of the house and help conserving earth are: