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You can leave the house wearing only your bathing suit and just cross the road to get to beach, from this spacious, serene cottage at the outskirts of charming Kyparissia.
With a vineyard at the front and an olive grove in the back, this traditional two-level cottage stands tall behind the promise of relaxing vacations, close to nature, ideal for families and/or couples. It offers seclusion, despite its proximity to the active center of a colorful city (3’ by car). It gives you a true feeling of the Greek countryside, notwithstanding its easy access by plane (60 km from Kalamata airport) or by road (a 2,5-hour drive from the Greek capital).
The front entrance is approached through a wide patio overlooking the estate and the calm beach in front of it. Constructed in the west direction, this area is ideal for enjoying a hearty Greek breakfast; the breathtaking sunset; or the starlit darkness of the night sky.
Sliding doors connect the patio to the living room and the adjoining dining hall, which are adorned by marble floors and a big fire place. Air-conditioning ascertains a pleasant stay even during the hottest summer days. Inside you can find a TV with a DVD player and a laptop with wireless Internet connection. The dining table, seating 6 people, can be replaced by a ping pong table that is available in the premises, which ensures hours of limitless fun for children and adults alike.
The next room is a sizable kitchen that is fully equipped with the necessary utensils, as well with as a dishwasher and a microwave over. A second patio overlooks the olive trees at the back yard and is ideal for having an afternoon coffee or tea. Two hammocks can be placed there, together with a barbecue.
Both on the ground and on the first floor, one can find two bedrooms and one bathroom. There is hot running water at the bathrooms, a washing machine and a hairdryer. Each bathroom has a toilet and a bathtub.
Sleeping arrangements go as follows:
First floor bedroom #1: 1 double bed
First floor bedroom #2: 2 single beds
Ground floor bedroom #1: 1 double bed
Ground floor bedroom #2: 2 single beds
Living room: 1 sofa bed, fitting one couple.
The view to the sea is spectacular from the two west-facing bedrooms. At the east-facing ones, the light breeze coming from the mountains also guarantees a peaceful and pleasant sleep. Linens are provided to all guests.
For any queries, I will be there to help out in the beginning of your stay, leaving you afterwards to enjoy the wonderful surroundings.
The house is great - from the location, so close to the beach (quite rocky and shoes needed but worth it), to the town with some wonderful food and nightlife, to all the space for 4 adults and 2 kids.
There are some great beaches close by and it is only an hour from olympia, well worth the drive.
Uo on the hill is a great street with lovely views and food :-)
We had a wonderful time, Mary is great to deal with, very responsive to any questions and just so lovely. We will definitely be back to the area and hope the house will be available in the future.
thanks so much
The listing is accurate about location, layout and amenities.
Very comfortable with lots of space and light.
Clean and well-maintained.
Very well-equipped kitchen; large with several work surfaces, and table and chairs.
Front balcony is also a generous size with table and chairs, and beautiful views of the sea, sunset and surroundings.
Mary was very welcoming, explained the house well and was easy to contact if we needed to.
Village only 5 minute drive with good shops.
Sea is 3 minute walk, often with decent waves for a really exhilarating swim.
I would definitely recommend this property.
What a wonderful place right by the sea with great views, nice breezes and welcoming touches like coffee, bread and jam, to get our stay started well. My children did not want to leave the ping pong table!
Kyparissia is situated on the Gulf of Kyparissia, a bay of the Ionian Sea. Τhere are many great places that you can visit both in Kyparissia and the surrounding countryside, where it seems that time has stopped. Everyday can bring a different adventure, with walks in the old town and its medieval castle; short drives to the turtle-breeding grounds of Kalo Nero, the long sandy Zacharo beach, the Neda river waterfalls and the Kaifas lake.
The ancient Greek town Cyparissia was already mentioned by Homer in his Iliad. Upon the narrow summit of the rocks later occupied by a castle built in the middle ages, stood the ancient acropolis. In ancient times the town probably possessed an artificial harbour, since traces of a mole may still be seen upon the sea-shore.
In the Middle Ages it was called Arkadía, a name which was transferred from the interior of the peninsula to this place upon the coast.
In 1460 Kyparissia came under Ottoman control, and remained so, with the exception of thirty years of Venetian rule, until the Greek War of Independence which began in 1821.
Some remains of ancient walls may be traced around the modern castle; and below the castle on the slope of the hill, near the church of Saint George, are some fragments of columns. On the south side of the town, close to the sea-shore, a fine stream rushes out of the rock and flows into the sea; and a little above is a basin with a spring of water, near which are some stones belonging to an ancient structure. This is the ancient fountain sacred to Dionysus, which Pausanias perceived near the entrance of the city, on the road from Pylus.
Day trip suggestions
Ancient Olympia (60 km)
Olympia Greece was the site of the ancient Olympic Games, which were celebrated every four years. It was a sanctuary with buildings associated with games and the worship of the gods. Olympia was a national shrine of the Greeks and contained many treasures of Greek art, such as temples, monuments, altars, theaters, statues, and votive offerings of brass and marble. The Archaeological Museum of Olympia, one of the most important museums in Greece, presents the long history of the most celebrated sanctuary of antiquity, the sanctuary of Zeus, father of both gods and men, where the Olympic games were born.
Methoni (64 km)
On the SE Messinia, at the first leg of the Peloponnese peninsula, you will find picturesque Methoni overlooking the Ionian Sea and the island comlex of Oinousses. Thanks to their strategic position, they have been important trade and marine centres. But for the very same reason, they have always been coveted by the powerful of the times.
Built by the Venetians in the early 13th century on a rocky promontory, the castle is among the largest ones in the Mediterranean. You’ll be astonished at the bridge stone of 14 arches which connects the castle to the shore instead of the timber one that used to stand in its place before the Venetians ever got there. The celebrated symbol of Venice, the lion of St Marc, dominates the gate of the castle where immured reliefs, emblems, blazons, inscriptions, the huge gates –especially the main gate, above the moat – and the relics of two Ottoman bathhouses have survived.
Pylos (53 km)
The town of Pylos, one of the most attractive coastal villages in Greece was the site of the Battle of Navarino. The town has a central square down by the waterfront and two castles; one on each side of the bay. Nearby is the Mycenean Palace of Nestor.
Voidokoilia beach (41 km)
The most renowned beach in Messenia and one of the most exquisite beaches in whole Greece! The beach took its name from the word “Voufras”, which means “where the oxen live”.
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