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122-Year Old Original Stone House from the Novel “Zorba the Greek”

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stoupa chateau / country house description

Our house is situated in Greece, on the southern tip of the Peloponnese, that is, on its middle finger. It is the authentic house and surrounding area out of the story ' Zorba the greek'.
The story took place here in 1917.
'.The Original Zorbas House is located in the small hamlet of Prastova, above the village of Stoupa. The nearest larger city, Kalamata, is about one hour drive away and amongst other things has a fantastic weekly market and an important harbour. The area is called Mani and the region Messenia. Prastova irradiates an enchanted tranquillity, away from the hustle and bustle but at the same time only 1 km from the next village, Stoupa. The sandy beach of Kalogria, where the famous sirtaki dance from “Zorba the Greek” took place, is only a stone's throw away (2 minutes by car, 10 minutes walking). The Original Zorbas House has about 160 m² of living space (5 rooms) and is ideal for 4 to 6 persons. It is a closed ensemble with courtyard, terrace and balcony with amazing sea views and is situated about 300 m high.


Special features: The kitchen on the upper floor has direct access to the terrace. There is a transportable outside grill for the terrace. Open air barbecue with sea view!
There is a former cistern below the courtyard and the mountains and a small cypress forest behind the house, surrounded by bizarre rock formations. Towards the ocean, the view is over a group of huge eucalyptus trees. Very romantic!
In the garden, you will find a fantastic rock shower, situated between tree-high agaves and cactuses, with sea view, too! Pure Nature!
Thanks to the house's protected location, it is quiet and protected from the wind as well as shaded and cool in summer.
Together with the interesting atmosphere of the old stone house dating back to 1891 and the stories around the Original Zorbas House, the stylish ambience of the entire property offer ideal conditions for exceptional and relaxing holidays in Greece.


History: The national poet Nikos Kazantzakis from Crete operated a lignite mine from 1917 to 1918 in the hamlet of Prastova, above Kalogria, that is, Stoupa/Greece.
You can still visit the adits in direct neighbourhood of our house, from which the brown coal was extracted. It is one of the original locations of the story of Alexis Zorba. The “true Zorba story” took place in our house and was written down in the famous novel “Zorba the Greek” by Nikos Kazantzakis only in 1946.
In 1964, the novel was made into a film by Michael Cacoyannis, and is one of the biggest worldwide successes of all times, largely thanks to Anthony Quinn's brilliant acting skills and Mikis Theodorakis' famous soundtrack. Our house celebrated its 120th birthday on 24 May 2011. There is a link to our website.


Exceptional features: The house is situated right in front of a small cypress forest without neighbouring houses being overlooked. Sea views from everywhere, very quiet and unique. The house has a very good kitchen, which has direct access to the terrace. You can enjoy spectacular views of the sea and the nature from the terrace and the balcony. All rooms are equipped with first class windows and doors. Swing doors with mosquito nets and inserts included.
The house is ideally suited for bridal pairs (honeymoon!) Dreamlike weeks in a protected surrounding! All our guests, who want to have a beautiful evening with delicious greek or italian food and complete entertainment in our house, can order this extra.

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 160 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 child bed

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom with open fireplace opening to the romantic courtyard. Bedroom with beautiful landscape view. All bedrooms are equipped with first class windows and doors including mosquito swing doors or windows....moreless

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: outdoor shower

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          • Bath house with comfortable shower, WC and views of the natural garden. Exterior shower in the garden next to large agaves and huge cactuses....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Smoking is only allowed on the terrace. Large parasol on the terrace. Terrace and courtyard cannot be overlooked. Hammock available. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Toys

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Waterfalls

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      Dining

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Mosquito Magnet
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • Kitchen
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Bicycles
                      • Binoculars
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Terrace
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

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                              Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €550

                              Apr 1 - May 15, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €700

                              May 16 - Jun 30, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €850

                              Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €950

                              Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €850

                              Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €550

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                              Last updated: 09/16/2014
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                              Location

                              35 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Kalamata
                              0.6 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Dimitris Kalogria
                              25 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Gythion
                              50 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Navarino Dunes
                              35 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Kalamata
                              0.6 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Dimitris Kalogria
                              0.7 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Kalogria

                              Car: Not Necessary

                               

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                              Speaks: english, french, german, greek

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                              Photos

                              • General view of the house with sea view

                                General view of the house with sea view

                              • Open fireplace

                                Open fireplace

                              • Studio with door to the balcony

                                Studio with door to the balcony

                              • Kitchen

                                Kitchen

                              • Bedroom with courtyard

                                Bedroom with courtyard

                              • General side view

                                General side view

                              • Bath house detail

                                Bath house detail

                              • Kalogria Beach, 800 m away

                                Kalogria Beach, 800 m away

                              €550 - €950 per week (EUR)
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                              2 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 09/16/14
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                              Speaks: english, french, german, greek
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