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

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 160 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 child bed


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • 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


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


  • Balcony
  • 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

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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from 40 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 18 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay

Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay

Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay

Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay

Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
0.6 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Dimitris Kalogria
25 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Navarino Dunes
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Dimitris Kalogria
0.7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

In the surroundings of our holiday home, you will find plenty of beaches & small coves. The Caribbean-like sandy beach of Kalogria can be reached in 2 minutes (very suitable for children). The coastal landscape & the Taygetus mountain range (highest peak: 2407 m – mountain panorama!) are very impressive. One village is prettier than the next! Thanks to the special microclimate, there is a large variety of plants (for example Alpine cyclamen) & animals. (Nature reserves Gialova Lagoon). Enjoy swimming, hiking, boat trips (Dyros stalactite caves) or sightseeing (Sparta with Mystras, Olympia, Nauplio with Epidaurus, Gytheion, Monemvasia etc.). Both in Stoupa & in the neighbouring towns and villages, there are sufficient shopping facilities & several banks. There is fresh fish every morning at Babis' on Stoupa Beach, as well as fruits & vegetables at Litsa's. Wednesday & Saturday weekly market in Kalamata with oriental flair! International dance festival in Kalamata.


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Speaks: english, french, german, greek

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  • 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


  • 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

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122-year old original stone house from the novel “Zorba the Greek”

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