Summer Garden Studio

– quiet village location in Charakopio

A charming self-contained, detached studio, complete with private walled-garden, in the quiet back streets of the traditional village of Charakopio, just 4 km from Koroni.

Less than 2 minutes walk to the village centre, it’s the perfect location for a couple, or a single traveler, looking for a relaxing break in an authentic Greek village – or an ideal base for an artist’s or writer’s retreat.

The studio offers views to a neighbouring olive grove, traditional village houses and hill-side villages in the distance.

the studio

The 30sq metre, detached studio, offers all you need for a relaxing holiday, with the added bonus of a private garden. You’ll sleep on a comfortable bed (which extends to a full king-size double), with a view through the glass door to the garden. [Note: suitable for a single person or a couple only.]

All doors and windows are fitted with mosquito/fly screens and there’s air conditioning, a ceiling fan plus  portable table-top fan for the summer months. For cooler months, there’s electric heaters and cosy duvets. There’s a clothes airer, iron and ironing mat for laundry. There’s a wicker arm chair and directional lamps for inside reading. 

the garden

You will have sole use of a 35m² private walled garden, planted with citrus trees and geraniums. The garden is the perfect place to enjoy your coffee, accompanied by birdsong in the cool of the morning… a lunchtime snack under the shade of the umbrella… or a sundowner relaxing on the banquettes under the bamboo pergola. If you enjoy cooking outdoors, there’s a BBQ, sink and worktop and plenty of space to make best use of the fresh local produce.

Despite being just 200m from the centre of the village, it’s extremely quiet and peaceful, with views to an olive grove to the rear, neighbouring village houses and the hills of Chrysokellaria in the distance.

the kitchenette

The kitchenette has everything you need to create and enjoy your meals. There’s a spacious refrigerator with a good size freezer compartment. There’s a 4-ring electric hob – without an oven, but we can supply a slow cooker if you would like one.

For coffee-making, you’ll find a cafetière, a briki and an espresso maker (on the hob type). There’s essential electrical appliances: kettle, toaster and toasted sandwich maker… and you’ll find plenty of crockery, cutlery, kitchen knives and general kitchen equipment. 

the bathroom

The compact bathroom is reminiscent of 1970’s Greece… the shower falls directly onto the floor and also over the toilet! Fortunately, toilet paper is protected by a waterproof holder. The floor drains well and dries quickly in the summer months.

There isn’t solar heating, but water is heated in about ten minutes by flicking a switch in the fuse box. We provide shampoo, soap and shower gel as well as a hair dryer. There’s also a clothes airer and pegs for drying any washing in the garden. A small window opens onto the garden.


  • Wifi (with good speed)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling & table fans
  • Door & window mosquito screens
  • Bath & hand towels / bathmat / cotton bed linen
  • Shampoo / shower gel / soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Clothing storage: dresser & hangers
  • Iron / ironing pad
  • Clothes drying rack
  • Fridge freezer
  • Electric hob
  • Pots, pans, bowls, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery etc
  • Hot water kettle
  • Cafetière / espresso maker (on hob type) / briki
  • Toaster & toasted sandwich maker
  • Cleaning products
  • Portable heaters (cooler months)
  • Duvet (cooler months)
  • Smoke alarm / fire extinguisher / first aid kit
  • Outdoor furniture / garden umbrella
  • Outdoor sink / outdoor lighting
  • Available on request: BBQ grill, local maps, extra pillows & bed covers

The studio was perfect for my stay in the area. Perfectly clean and beautifully furnished, it had everything I needed for a summer visit to explore this lovely part of Greece. Everywhere is so accessible, like being on an island, but not. It is only a short stroll to the village shops and cafes of Charakopio and the car park where I kept my hire car. Gill’s beautiful Art Studio in just down the road, selling works of art and souvenirs. I particularly enjoyed the private, walled garden in the evenings. Gill & Mick were lovely and very helpful in providing local info and recommendations. I would definitely stay here again.”

Jill, via AirBnB

We had a perfect couple of days at Gill and Mick’s studio; they were really friendly and helpful. The beautiful garden was perfect to relax.”

Lena, via AirBnB

Our stay at Gill and Mick’s studio was just great. The small apartment is cozy and it fits just perfect for a couple, you have everything you need also for an home meal. The private garden is the perfect spot to have a drink and chill out in the evening or for an afternoon siesta. The communication was perfect and Gill and Mick have been very friendly and helpful on everything. We really felt at home.”

Diego, via AirBnB

This studio is a hidden gem! I would love to book it again on a future trip to the area. Gill and Mick are incredible hosts, very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The studio is located in a quiet part of the town and it is close to taverns, coffee shop, bakeries and super market. The best part of the studio is its private garden where we spent most of our evenings. Highly recommended! Thank you Gill & Mick ~ “

Maria, via AirBnB

your hosts

Originally from the UK, Gill and Mick Tomlinson have been living and working in Charakopio for over 15 years.

Gill is an artist, whose work draws on her everyday surroundings, as well as past memories of the Greek islands, creating art that’s inspired by all the many facets of this beautiful region. In 2019 Gill and Mick opened The Art Studio in the centre of the village, which sells her original artwork as well as prints and gift items made from her art. Gill also runs art workshops from there. Amongst other endeavours, Mick does graphic design and works alongside Gill in her art business.

Their house is just opposite, and they are always on hand to give local information and help in any way they can, if needed – but they’ll always completely respect your privacy.

availability & booking request


details & prices 2022/2023

Out of season €35 November-March
Low season €49 April-May & October
Mid season €59 June & September
High season €69 July
Peak season €75 August

10% discount for 7 nights or more

  • The minimum booking period is for 4 nights.
  • These are typical daily rates, but may be subject to change.
  • Costs include cleaning and laundry.
  • For bookings of more than one week out of season, please contact us for a quote.
  • The studio sleeps maximum two people.
  • We don’t take children or pets.
  • Check in is any time after 3pm, check out is by 11:00am.
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