Tatyana made us feel very welcome, first through direct communications by email, then by notes and items left for us to use in the house. Tatyana's neighbour Veta who lives across the road was incredibly warm, attentive and supportive, allowing us access to the property (at 130am), cooking us a meal on the first day, and continuously checking and advising us as well as delivering a steady stream of Eggplant salad, olives, figs and other items, she even took us to the local market to buy some bargain foods.
The house is situated on a fairly busy thoroughfare within a national park - the scenery is beautiful with pine trees all around; the short walk through the woods to the beach is easy and the water was beautiful and clear, great for swimming or snorkelling.
We spent several days in Athens and also did some driving around to different ancient sites.
Everything was very clean and the garden immaculate, beds were comfortable and there was a great range of cooking utensils.
Although in some respects it was a shame not to have a TV to watch the Olympics, my children benefited by having less screen time!
I used the barbecue a few times, cooking with the freely available pine cones (another top tip from Veta and her husband)
There was lots of fascinating wildlife including little owls, green tree frogs, butterflies, tortoises (wild!), praying mantis as well as lots of different plants and flowers.