House in Koroni, Peloponnese, Greece - Tranquile Location, 8 Minutes Walk To The Beach
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About Kiki Apostolidis
I am Kiki and I was born in Koroni, I spent all my childhood years in this area. As a child I used to study and look at the beautiful blue sea as a way to travel around the world. After graduating from high school I went to the USA at Temple University in Philadelphia to get an education. It was also the place where I met my husband. In the 2000 my husband and my children decided to built this log house to bond them together. A lot of personal work and care has been taken to every part of the house. From the hand made roof, floor, house walls to the hand made sofa and chairs. Almost everything is custom made and with a lot of love. We always appreciate having guests over at our home. Greek hospitality is not just a saying where I come from, its an action of heart.
Why Kiki Apostolidis chose Pylos-Nestoras
We bought the location at 1996. We liked the land because it was close to civilization, tavernas and beach, but it seemed that you were very far away from the crowds and the civilization. It is the ideal location to spend vacations be alone in nature with the wind, the birds, the bushes and the wildflowers. Later on a Log house was built to shelter our dreams. This was done in coordination of my husband and my children. It was a project to bond the family on a summer vacation time. Now the children leave all over the world and visit them few weeks per year.
What makes this Cabin unique
Staying in the property one gets this unique experience of being one with nature. It is a lovely house not too big not too small but very efficient. Staying inside the house or been outside of it, the view of the surroundings is the same and fantastic. Nothing stop your eyes from the horizon. Staying in the log house is an experience itself. The unique smell of the wood inside the house, the fresh air that comes from the windows, the birds chirping, the smell of the wild flowers, the stars at night that can be seen all year round. It is a place that one can really relax, away from telephones and wifi, tv.
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Please be extremely careful with any kind of fire ( THIS IS A HOUSE MADE OF WOOD)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful location, well-built cabin.
Pros: Views, wooden interior, wooden balcony, very quiet, excellent fly screens.
Cons: intermittent water supply (off for more than 12 hours once), low voltage solar supply - insufficient for a hairdryer or a fan, appalling track up to cabin, really suitable for a 4x4 vehicle only.
The Kryoneri beach is 900 meters away and it takes 8 minutes to walk down the hill and 12 minutes to walk up the hill! Of course one can take the car in order to go to this beach. You will love this small secluded beach with round pebbles and a cave to protect you from the high sun. Memi beach is next to Kryoneri beach and it is about 1.500 meters away from the house.You can enjoy walking along the beach all the way to the south part of koroni and have a meal or a drink at ZAGA beach Tavern.
The nearest airport is Kalamata airport which is about 45 km away and 45 minutes drive. Athens airport is 3 hours and 15 minutes drive. The Patras port is also 3 hours and 15 minutes drive. The car is not essential since the beach is within walking distance and 3 tavernas and a coffee shop are close by, but recommended if you like to visit the ancient sites and castles. We can arrange to do shopping in Koroni together if you do not have a car since the food market is 4 km away.
The distance to the town of Koroni is 4 km, where the there is the port, the post office, the banks, the food stores, the taverns, gift shops etc.
Koroni has a Venetian castle and inside the castle is the temple of Apollo, the monastery of Agios Ioannis, and some private houses. The views from Koroni castle are stunning. Methoni's castle is 25 km away. Pylos with two castles, a museum and a golf course is about 35 km away. The Voidokoilia lagoon is next to Pylos. The Ancient Messini is 60 km away.
The house is situated in a location that it is ideal for short walks or long walks in nature. The rolling hills are surrounding the property. There are a lot of various birds in the area, for bird watching. Some are local birds like egles, or immigrating birds in the spring and the autumn. There is also horseback riding paths and a horse to rent from a local lady. Windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, fishing, volley ball can all be organised in the local area. The area is unique for photography all year round.
If you are the travelling type, you can take numerous day trips. Travel the the nearby waterfalls in Haraugi 45 km,or the water falls in Neda river 2.30 hours. Mani is in the other side of the gulf that Koroni is situated and it takes 2.30 hours one way. The Methoni Castle 25 km away. The Pylos Paleokastro and Neokastro, the museum,the Voivokoilia Lagoon are less than an hour's drive. My favorite one is the Nestor' Palace in Englianos and the local museum in Hora 1 hour and 30 minutes away. The ancient Messini site with the museum is an hour and close to Kalamata airport. Kalamata has a population of 44.000 people. It is the capital of Messinia with the business district, castle, museum, water front, port and various restaurants and cafes. Ancient Olympia is 2 hours and 30 minutes away, Mystra is 2.15 minutes away.