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The property, operating under oficial license of Greek tourist administration, MHTE 1248Κ92000322401, is situated at “Mani” area “KALYVIA” village, overlooking “PAGANEA” Gulf, 500 meters away of the sea, with an excellent view combination of sea and mountain.
Overlooking the Gulf looks like a quiet and calm lake, as its opening cannot be seen from there.
“KALYVIA” is situated after “AGERANOS” village and follows the village of “SKOUTARI”. (For more information regarding surrounding area, beaches, taverns, amenities, places of interest, excursions, etc., please refer to the “essential information booklet”)
The house of 441.32 sq m is built on a plot of 5015.41 sq m and is in details as follows:
A- 275.75 sq m main house (prime)
243.68 Ground floor and 32.07 First floor.
B- 80 sq m garage with 2.7 meters height.
C- 77.12 sq m swimming pool, length 12.80m, width 5.45m, height from 2.70m to
The cottage is completed in 2006 and made of stone in a traditional architectural “MANI” style, has a castle and is fully furnished, with all modern and up to date facilities and.
1- Four en-suite bedrooms, all equipped with a private bath and w.c, cupboards, air conditioners for the bedrooms, and wall ventilators in the kitchen, dining and sitting room. The master bedroom in addition to the cupboards has a special open space wardrobe
2- W C, for visitors.
3- A large entrance hall.
4- A very large living room.
5- A big dinning room.
6- A big open and very functional kitchen, which has in the middle of the room cooking preparation food bench , a second sink and many cupboards in addition to a stuff storage place.
7- Complete electrical equipment, oven gas appliance with of high standards safety, installation for fridge, dishes laundry, absorber, French coffee machine microwave oven, toaster.
8- In the master bedroom, installation of a secret safety box for keeping valuables.
All equipment specially designed to traditional old fashion style.
9- Internal wooden staircase leading to the castle, where there is a balcony.
10-Internal staircase, leading to the in door garage at the basement.
11-A garage 80 sq.m. and 2.7 m. High, with telecommand, for 3-4 cars or alternatively 2 cars and a boat.
The house is fully equipped and furnished with furniture that matches with the traditional architecture of the house
The cottage area is wall protected made of dry built stone. There are two ways in and out, at the central gate of the cottage:
1- A tele-commanded two ply wooden gate for vehicles, which is as well controlled from the inside of the Villa.
2- A two ply smaller door for pedestrians, with an intercommunication system controlled from the inside of the Villa.
3- All outside spaces have stone built paths “KALDERIMI” and in particular are:
- Stone built road that leads from the main gate to the garage.
- A built stone open parking place for three to four cars.
- Built roads for pedestrians leading to the main door of the Villa.
4- Under a huge tree a natural sitting place is formed, to provide shade, during summer hot days.
5- The whole space is planted with flowers, bushes little trees, and at the back side of the cottage with fruitful trees.
6- There is proper lightening for the surrounding area, as well as, lightening pointing out the swimming pool space and the Villa.
Dimensions: Length 12.80m x 5.45m width, x 2.70heigh x 1.35 in the shallow water, not suitable for plunging or diving. It includes an extensive surrounding space equipped with speaker louder
The swimming pool is over floating, creating visible artificial waterfall, decorating
VERANDAS SITTING AND OPEN AIR PLACES.
1- Under a pergola there is a sitting place communicating with the dinning room and is expanded to the swimming pool area.
2- A sitting place at the back side of the villa, communicating with the kitchen provides shade during the hot days of summer. Includes a barbecue place and a clay built traditional wood operated oven.
3- Tap and lavatory.
4- A shelter tiled space for the storage of wood for the fireplace
5- There is stereo installation with surrounds in the sitting and dinning rooms terminating at the veranda the swimming pool area and the back side sitting and barbecue place.
6- Water supplies are found all over the surrounding place along with electricity supplies
7-stone parking place for three to four cars.
”Paralia Skoutariou” (ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΣΚΟΥΤΑΡΙ),
is the nearest and most lovely sandy beach, just 4 minutes by car. It is there where “Kalamakia” fish tavern is located by the beach.”
Follow the road to Skoutari village out of Kalivia. Turn left at the first road you meet on your left hand side. Follow the sign to “Kalamakia” parking. Park your car and walk on foot to the direction of the beach.
”Praralia “Kamares”, (ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΚΑΜΑΡΕΣ) is as
well, close to the house, not more than 5 minutes by car, a sandy beach extended to 1.5Km long. Visiting that beach it is recommended that you chose its upper end in “Kamares” village. Driving out of Kalivia, turn right, down the road to the sea. Continue driving till you meet on your right hand side, the old stone Bridge. Turn right to the direction of the bridge. (Do not use the bridge). At the sign to “Kamares”, turn again right and follow this road till its end. Park your car and after swimming, you can choose between two local taverns for lunch.
Paralia “Vathy”, (ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΒΑΘΥ) 8 minutes drive,
is a sandy beach near by hotel “Belle Helene”. Turn right driving out of the village to the direction of “Vathy /Ageranos/Kamares”. Follow the road down to the sea, continue till you meet at your right hand side the old stone bridge, (do not use the bridge). Turn right and follow the road to “Ageranos” village (without turning right to Kamares village). Once past “Ageranos” village, keep driving down the road. At your right is now “Belle Helene” hotel. Park your car, and pass through the hotel’s entrance to the beach.
”Paganea” (ΠΑΓΑΝΕΑ) seashore, is 2 to 3 minutes drive from the cottage. This is a small port for fish boats. Leaving the entrance of the villa turn left, following down the road.
At the first turn to the right. Keep driving down till you meet the sea. Beyond “Paganea” seashore, within a distance of 3 minutes drive, there are two more picturesque little gulfs, 5 minutes away from each other, very quiet and calm, out of the crowds, for only few admirers, ideal for those who seek tranquility and isolation.
Leaving the entrance of the villa turn left, following down the road. At the first roads cross keep driving straight ahead. Drive slowly since the road becomes narrow and difficult. Meeting the first choice to turn right drive till you meet the beach
”Petalea” (ΠΕΤΑΛΕΑ) beach: is located at “Mavrovouni bay”, is a sandy beach organized with umbrellas, chaise long, coffee and bar service at the beach, and a restaurant for those how want to have lunch after swimming.
Drive straight ahead out of Kalivia village. Follow the road without turning left or right, till you meet with the high way. Turn right with a direction to Gythion. At the end of this road, just in front of you the Saint Constantine’s Orthodox Church. Turn to the right. Keep driving till this road becomes quiet larger, with 2 lanes in each direction. Then drive slowly looking after a sign with direction to Gythio. Gythio is signed with two different directions. The one indicates straight forward drive, while the other direction indicates turn to the right. Follow the second choice, by turning right. Keep driving carefully since the road is an old one, and has quiet often turns right and left. When meeting the beginning of a straight road, turn right at the wooden sign indicating 'Petalea”. (Be careful so you will not miss the turn off the road). Keep driving to the sandy beach, where you park you car.
Vassili’s (Thalami): Fish tavern At Ageranos (ΑΓΕΡΑΝΟΣ) village. Mainly open all day. Grilled fresh fish, fried small fishes, squid, octopus e.t.c. Grilled meat, and traditional Greek oven, Italian pastas etc.
Gregory’s tavern: Located at 'Drossopigi'(ΔΡΟΣΟΠΗΓΗ) village, at the upper spot of a small mountain Open mainly at evening, A good inexpensive grilled food, some local dishes, eggs with “syglino” (Smoked pork or pork sausage with aromatic herbs such as thyme, or oregano, mint, e.t.c, stored in lard with orange peel), traditional Greek oven dishes, such as, mousaka, pastitsio stuffed vegetables, e.t.c.
Skoutari (ΣΚΟΥΤΑΡΙ) fish tavern (Kalamakia/ΚΑΛΑΜΑΚΙΑ): Located at the sand beach of Skoutari village serves inexpensive fish they catch with their own boat, and Greek dishes. It is a nice place for having lunch after a bath in the crystal clear sea waters, of the Skoutari-Paganea gulf. It is as well recommended for an evening drink, or meal.
Kotronas (ΚΟΤΡΩΝΑΣ) is a picturesque fishing port and small seaside resort on the edge of a bay. It is a lovely place by the sea, for a coffee or a drink. You even can have your dinner or lunch, at the fish tavern located on the main square of the village.
“Helias” tavern in Karvellas (Καρβελάς) village. Do not miss it Every Saturday serves baby spit- roast pork. Try as well “Makarounes” and “Siglino” with eggs, which are both tradional dishes of “Mani”.
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Nov 4 - Apr 1, 2015
7 night min stay
Apr 2 - Apr 20, 2015
7 night min stay
Apr 21 - May 31, 2015
7 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 19, 2015
7 night min stay
Jun 20 - Jul 16, 2015
7 night min stay
Jul 17 - Aug 25, 2015
7 night min stay
Aug 26 - Sep 18, 2015
7 night min stay
Sep 19 - Nov 3, 2015
7 night min stay
Nov 4 - Apr 1, 2016
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
1-Maximum free electricity consumption 100 kilo watt per week of stay.
. overcharge of 0.20 euro per watt will be charged if the above limit per week is exceeded
4-Check in time 15.00
5-Check out time 12.00 (noon)
-Adequate holiday insurance covering you and your group. This is a prerequisite in order to book with us
1-Advance payment 40%, or full payment if booking is within 8 weeks.
The remaining balance is to be paid not later than 8 weeks prior to arrival
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MANI HOUSE (Ktima Kriviana)
TOURIST ADMINISTRATION LICENSE
The unique Mani Peninsula (Μάνη, Mánē in Greek), also long known by its medieval name Maina or Maïna, is a geographical and cultural region in Greece. The peninsula forms a continuation of the Taygetos mountain range.
The terrain is mountainous and inaccessible. The name 'Mani' is thought to have originally meant 'dry' or 'treeless.'
. A tour of “Mani”
Mani stretches from Gythio to Cape Tainaro the mythical entrance to the underworld. It is a wild landscape and maybe nowhere in Greece does a region seem so close to its medieval past. It is a distinct place with ledgends and traditions, nothing similar all over the world. You will respect it, you will love it.
. Mistras, the Byzantine city-state
Mystras occupies a steep foothill on the northern slopes of Mt. Taygetos, 5Km NW of Sparti. The castle on the top of the hill was founded in 1249 by the Frankish leader William II de Villeharduin. The whole of Mystras is an open-air museum.
. Castle of Monemvasia
Monemvasia occupies a steep, rocky islet connected to the Laconian coast by a bridge. The settlement was founded in the 6th century A.D. by the inhabitants of Laconia. A second settlement was later founded on a lower level, and gradually developed into a town of significant strategic importance. After a short domination of the Popes, the area was captured by the Venetians in 1464. In 1540 it was occupied by the Turks and its decline became more evident. In 1690 it was given over to the Venetians and in 1715 was recaptured by the Turks.
. Diros Caves
The caves are among the most important natural sites in Greece and with great archaeological significance
A sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, the most famous games in history. The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical Antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The first Olympic Games were in honor of Zeus.Olympia among the main Greek sanctuariesThe sanctuary, known as the Altis, consists of an unordered arrangement of various buildings. Enclosed within the temenos (sacred enclosure) are the Temple of Hera (or Heraion/Heraeum) and Temple of Zeus, the Pelopion and the area of the altar, where the sacrifices were made. The hippodrome and later stadium were also to the east..
Epidaurus was not independent of Argos and not included in Argolis until the time of the Romans. With its supporting territory, it formed the small territory called Epidauria. Reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asclepius, the healer, Epidaurus was known for its sanctuary situated about five miles (8 km) from the town, as well as its theater, which is once again in use today. The cult of Asclepius at Epidaurus is attested in the 6th century BC, when the older hill-top sanctuary of Apollo Maleatas was no longer spacious enough.
Even after the introduction of Christianity and the silencing of the oracles, the sanctuary at Epidauros was still known as late as the mid 5th century, although as a Christian healing center.
The prosperity brought by the Asklepieion enabled Epidaurus to construct civic monuments too: the huge theatre that delighted Pausanias for its symmetry and beauty, which is used once again for dramatic performances, the ceremonial Hestiatoreion (banqueting hall), baths and a palaestra. The theater was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th century BC. The original 34 rows were extended in Roman times by another 21 rows. As is usual for Greek theatres (and as opposed to Roman ones), the view on a lush landscape behind the skênê is an integral part of the theatre itself and is not to be obscured. It seats up to 15,000 people.
The theatre is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or skênê to all 15,000 spectators, regardless of their seating (see Ref., in Greek). Famously, tour guides have their groups scattered in the stands and show them how they can easily hear the sound of a match struck at center-stage. A 2007 study by Nico F. Declercq and Cindy Dekeyser of the Georgia Institute of Technology indicates that the astonishing acoustic properties are the result of the advanced design: The rows of limestone seats filter out low-frequency sounds, such as the murmur of the crowd, and amplify high-frequency sounds from the stage.
.Picturesques Greek villages with local taverns and delicious local food
. Plenty of beaches with crystal clear waters
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: -Cypriot origin -Born in Cairo - Egypt, -Athens, University faculty of Economics -Banking finance and investment -Living in Athens
Why the Owner Chose Gythion:
Mani House-Ktima Kriviana, Peloponnese, Greece. Located in a gorgeous setting in the South of the Peloponnese, this wonderful property has been finished to an incredibly high standard and offers luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests. The views from the pool terrace are sweeping over a beautiful bay, a situation that induces a state of perfect relaxation. Comfortable and beautiful, perfect for those seeking a luxurious and private villa as a base to explore the magic of Mani. The stone features blend well with a clean and modern interior where comfort has never been neglected. The property is fine and noble, offering a high level of practicality and featuring all modern conveniences including a sound system that can be diverted to many different areas of the house. Relaxing by the pool and dining under the stars whilst listening to ones favourite CD. The colours are simple, creams and stone, with a flagged floor than runs throughout. The shutters are painted in pale pistachio and bright magenta has been introduced throughout the soft furnishings and dining chairs which gives a shock of brilliance to the color scheme. Large French style doors lead from every area to the pool terrace which offers a perfect place to relax for every part of the day. Sun loungers surrounding the pool, shaded areas to dine and a huge oak tree to give shade whilst playing a game of chess or backgammon, or simply enjoying the evening breeze over a good book and a glass of wine. The Mani House is located in a large piece of land which has been planted with colourful indigenous plants, shrubs and trees. The stone paths, steps and walkways meander through the property and below is an area beneath an old oak tree which gives the most wonderful shade in the heat of the day which draws up a cool breeze from the sea below. The property is very well located in terms of accessing the beach and tavernas, shops and cafes which are all a short drive away. The Mani House is really exceptional
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
-This beautiful Villa is located at the coast of Mani, 500 m from the sea. Overlooking Paganea-Gulf it offers excellent views on the Mediterranean and the mountains. -The unique unspoiled traditional village is offering the perfect place for relaxation, in harmony with a splendid view of Paganea gulf -Traditional architecture and warm colors emphacise the villa's special atmosphere, where guests straight away feel at ease. -Relax away from the noise of the city -Swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Mani's peninsula sea. -Taste local cuisine. -Visit ancient Greek and Byzantine monuments. -Enjoy traditional Greek hospitality.
Under the Front side pergola
Master double bedroom
Left wing side of the villa
Under the Front side pergola
Fish tavern by the sea 'Skoutari' beach
Limeni village. Fish tavern by the sea
'Vathia's' traditional village towers
Ship wreck at 'Selinitsa' beach
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