This unique and charming cottage with amazing garden often described as magical or paradise, is located within the grounds of the ancient Castle of Koroni and available for rent all year round, situated in the southern Peloponnese region of Greece. Suitable for a couple (though very small children can be accommodated), this is an ideal romantic getaway. Close and within a short walking distance of both town and spectacular, sandy beaches.
A large, beautifully planted, interesting garden wraps around the property, giving several terraces for outdoor dining etc.
The property comprises 1 large studio/living room with double bed, hand made furniture, air/con unit, large wardrobe and a fast broadband wifi connection. There is a dvd player with screen and a stereo system.
Leading off this room is a shower room, beautifully tiled with w.c. and hand basin, also leading off is a small fitted kitchen with all amenities, granite worktop and sink, cooker, dishes, pots and pans etc. step through the kitchen door and there is an outdoor kitchen, covered, with large fridge/freezer and double sink unit. A gate from the outside kitchen leads onto one of the dining terraces, surrounded by beautiful, fragrant flowers. Here you will find an outdoor shower and a washing machine in its own housing.
Wander round the paths of the garden and there are three other terraces for sitting, two of them shaded by olive trees and a grape vine.
The property sits in the grounds of the Ancient Castle and in the garden there are the original Castle walls. The Castle dates back to the 1200's in its present form though it sits on the site of a much older Mycenaean site.
Also within the grounds of the Castle can be found an old Monastery, these days inhabited by about 6 nuns who are very happy to show you around their lovely grounds with its scented gardens, they like to show you their handicrafts in their little gift shop and to offer you Turkish(Greek) Delight!
The cottage is detached and gated at the front, there are 6 other dwellings in the Castle grounds, also a cemetery and 2 churches.
A short walk down from the Castle, which sits above the town of Koroni takes you to the beautiful, sandy, 2.5 km long Zaga Beach, wonderful swimming, never crowded and home to nesting Loggerhead Turtles in the Summer months.
Head down from the cottage and a short 5 minute walk takes you into the charming, terraced town of Koroni, with all its amenities. The town is not dependent on tourism and is thriving all year long. There are two banks with ATM machines, 3 bakers, a fresh fish shop (fish can also be bought on the harbourside), a supermarket (a large one is on the road out of town), pharmacy, gift shops and many restaurants and coffee bars along the lovely harbourside.
There is a car rental place, taxis and buses too.
The town has several doctors, and a dentist.
If you are looking for a holiday off the Tourist Track then Koroni is the place, after August the beaches empty and you have them practically to yourself.....
In the Summer Months May - October Koroni hosts a wonderful Music Festival with up to two concerts a week, music from around the world to suit all tastes, tickets are easily affordable and available from a gift shop 'Aldebaran' in town.