Kiparissi Villa is a spacious new villa, set in its own private grounds with large verandas on 2 sides and 2 large balconies off the bedrooms, with magnificent 180 degree views of the sea and islands. Inside is a living room with a modern fully equipped kitchen, with fridge, freezer, washing machine, dish washer, electric oven, ceramic hob, electric iron and ironing board, toaster, juicer, coffee percolator, food processor, etc. There is a dining area with a pine extending table and five matching chairs. There are two large sofas and a pine coffee table, book cases with satelite TV, DVD player and CD player , including a library and CD/DVD selection. There is a cloakroom with toilet hand basin and shaver point and washing machine. Upstairs are 2 double bedrooms with fitted robes, dressing table and stool and large balconys with superb 180 degree views of the sea, a shower room with basin, shaver point, WC and shower. All rooms have air conditioning. Outside there are 2 glass topped tables with 6 chairs for al fresco dining, 2 lounger chairs and 2 sunbeds and a conversation set. In the shade of an Olive tree is a bench and table , a place to watch the magnificent sunsets. There is adequate space to play Quoits, Boules and ball games. There is a hot tub spa and above ground small swimming pool and an outside shower. We also have both a gas and a charcoal barbecue. The drive from the gates leads to a parking area for several cars and a covered pergola for parking 2 cars in the shade. The grounds are surrounded by a 1.5 meter high security fence and lockable ornamental gates. Our villa is situated on a quiet country road between Kamaria and Evangelismos on a hill overlooking the sea. The quaint, seaside village of Finicounda is 3 kilometres away lying in a beautiful bay and has very good tavernas, bars, cafes, restaurant, cash machine and shops in addition to 3 beautiful sand beaches. Other amenities such as Banks, Cash Machines, Fish Market , Butchers, Chemist, Post Office and other shops are available in Methoni a ten minute drive along the coast from our villa. Methoni has a magnificent castle dating back to 300BC and more recently occupied by the Venetians to protect their trade routes, well worth visiting. The road inland from our villa passes through Evangelismos and several other traditional Greek villages en-route to Pylos the regional capital. There are spectacular views from our villa of the surrounding Olive groves and the sea and the three off-shore islands. One could sit on the balcony and watch the Sun go down, what bliss! There are many beautiful beaches all round the coast of the Peloponnosis, most with golden sand. Many beaches are served by well established Tavernas with free use of sunbeds often with showers and changing facilities. Destino has swimming pool, café/ bar and superb changing rooms and it is only a short drive along the coast road from the villa. Zanzibar offers similar fabulous facilities without swimming pool. Reputably, Voidokilia is Greece's most beautiful beach, it surrounds a superb circular bay with soft white sand and shallow, warm water. It is backed by sand dunes behind which lies a large fresh water lagoon which is a wildlife preserve. There is a good car park at the end of the beach. The best approach is via Giolova, travel time from Kiparissi Villa is about 45 minutes this is a very popular beach, particularly with locals and can be busy in season and at weekends. There are many interesting places to visit within a short drive. Polymnia, which means many lakes, is a series of pools and waterfalls on a stream which flows through a valley and a gorge. It is easy to find on the road from Pylos to Kalamata and is well signposted with a large car park at the top of the gorge and a steep walk down to the stream. From there you can make your way along the stream on a good footpath passing several waterfalls and pools until reaching the largest of the falls and a crystal clear pool of aquamarine water. Many people choose to dive in to its cool refreshing water. Ancient Messini Is an ancient Greek site developed by the Romans and under preservation and restoration. The site of the ancient town is huge and would need several hours to explore its treasures, travel time from our villa is about one hour. Methoni is a pretty harbourside small town with a variety of shops, banks etc. there is a good sandy beach with an excellent taverna right on the sands which serves the most mouth watering fish dishes, well worth a visit. There is also a superb traditional Greek restaurant Palia Istoria, which means Old History, Janis and Lily will welcome you. The castle originates from about 300 BC and was occupied by the Venetians to protect their trade routes, it is extraordinarily huge and in good repair Many of the original features are still there to see and it will be well worth an hour or two to wander around its walls. Its position is stunning jutting out into the sea with its ancient lighthouse. The only city is Kalamata which has all the shops and facilities you may expect of a large city including a marina, port and modern hospital. Kalamata is about an hours drive over the mountains to our villa. It is not a place of beauty but a busy ,thriving, cosmopolitan city, however, there is a long sandy beach lined with cafes and popular with local Greek families and a new marina beside the port and of course the nearest Airport.
Large living room, kitchen and toilet, upstairs 2 beds and shower room
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- Dec 30, 2018
About JOHN LYNAS
We currently live in a small village in Dorset having moved from Devon, Our house is a converted barn, John is a retired teacher and Sheila is a Human Resources Manager in the Engineering industry. Our hobby is cruising in our yacht which we keep on a buoy in Portsmouth Harbour.We bought Kiparissi Villa as our future retirement home.
JOHN LYNAS purchased this Villa in 2013
Why JOHN LYNAS chose Pilos Nestor
Our Villa is on a hilltop overlooking the sea, we fell in love with the peace and quiet and the magnificent views from the balcony. Finicounda is a charming quaint harbourside village which is a delight to visit and only three kilometres down the hill. The villa is surrounded by Olive groves and farm land. and is close to a country road which goes down the hill to the beach three kilometres away
What makes this Villa unique
The house is spacious and very well equipped with two double bedrooms and a single foldaway bed. We have a modern fitted kitchen, the grounds are spacious giving us space , privacy and security but the crowning glory is the fantastic views all round.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Excellent base in the Peloponnese
This is a very comfortable and relaxing base to explore a lovely part of Greece. The house has everything you will need to relax, is situated in a peaceful village a 5 min drive from the coast and the small resort of Finikounda. Finikounda has plenty of restaurants and bars as well as a couple of lovely beaches. The area has more greeks than tourists of other nationalities (only a few English and germans) and is the better for that.
The house has lots of space for sunbathing, reading or lounging around - it has a pool of sorts but with so many lovely beaches nearby, this isn't an issue.
A car is essential and allows you to get to great places like Pylos, Methoni, Gialova etc.
Kalamata is a relatively small airport which works efficiently. Plenty of car hire options there too.
Communication with the owner was excellent.
To be recommended.
Our Guest had some problems with the swimming pool which we are addressing. We hope to have a new pool by summer 2019, Greek planning authorities willing!
Superbe séjour en Messénie
Nous avons été enchanté de notre séjour dans cette location qui correspond en tout point aux informations fournies directement sur ce site et complétées par les propriétaire.
Cette villa est dotée de tous le confort souhaitable et l'ensemble des objets présents (CD, DVD, Livres, etc...) et mis à disposition apportent une touche vivant appréciable.
Nous n'avons pas eu l'occasion de voir Eleni (qui est une prestataire en charge de l'entretien de la villa) mais elle s'est avérée très réactive pour nous fournir une réponse à nos sms.
Il est à noter que les informations fournies avant le départ sont très complètes et que nous n'avons eu que 2 questions complémentaires à lui poser sur l'ensemble de notre séjour.
Le lieu s'est avéré très calme et une automobile étant indispensable on peut trouver très facilement des plages selon ses goûts.
Getting there:- Flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick, Manchester , Vienna, Milan ,Germany, Sweden, Netherlands and France All these flights are from May November, Flights to Athens are all year round. Athens is a three and a half hour drive or an excellent inexpensive coach ride, Kalamata is one hour from our villa. The best route is to turn right out of the airport on route 82 following signs to Messini, pass through Messini taking the road to Pylos, at the large round-a-bout drive round the squre in Pylos where there are extensive road works and go up the hill on the road to Methoni, route 9. Go over the pass to Methoni turnjng left at the football ground, sign post Finicounda, approahing Finicounda down the hill turn left opposite Paradise Resort Hotel signpost, Kamaria and Evangelismos.Go through Kamaria, after 1.5 kilometers turn right sign board Abelia Luxury villas, turn into the first gate on the right. Our house keeper will greet you.