Nestled in a traditional farming village outside the coastal town of Nafplion.
- english, french, greek
About Property Manager
We bought the farm house, then a ruin, in 2004, and set about transforming it and the garden. The guest house, where you will be staying, was built in 2005, and we've planted trees and vines around it to make it shady, cool and private. We live part of the year in Greece now, and the rest of the time in the UK.
Property Manager purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Property Manager chose Nafplion
Its so quiet and peaceful, with no immediate neighbours, but everything is close at hand - the town of Nafplio, beaches, or Athens, if you want a day trip to see the Acropolis, for example.
What makes this Cottage unique
Private garden, private pool, off road parking...
Pool / Spa
No smoking - Smoking outside only please...Smoking outside only please...
Max guests: 4
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
I must admit when I booked the property I thought the pictures could not live up to the reality! Completely wrong as it was better than the pictures.
Alex met us in the village which is only a 2 minute walk. He could not do more for us. Pool was lovely and well maintained. It was a great location as only 2 minutes from the shops and a 10 minutes drive to Nafplio. Would love to come back.
Maura and her family were charming and respectful of the place. You'll be welcome back any time!!
I was so glad that I chose to stay here rather than in the town of Nafplio. It offered seclusion and privacy, along with a taste of a more authentic Greece; and it is within easy reach of all the historical sites I wanted to visit and of a couple of beaches where I would swim at the end of the day. Alex could not have been more helpful, or more respectful of my privacy. The cottage is beautifully planned and decorated, with some interesting artwork on the walls. I found the bed a little too firm ... but that’s a matter of taste.
It was a pleasure having you stay!
The kitties are all growing up, and causing mischief...
We booked the house for two weeks. My wife, step-daughter and I had a great time. We were given all the help and advice we needed prior to arriving and were met outside the village and taken to the property when we arrived.
The main house is next door but we were able to enjoy privacy and peace in the pool, on the patio and in the house. A lovely touch was a bottle of wine to greet us along with tea and coffee.
The air conditioning helped keep us cool and the clean pool was great for dipping in and out of. Despite the presence of mosquitos (bring strong repellent for the evenings) we were able to enjoy the sun on the loungers, eat dinner under the grape vines and cook our own meals.
We had hired a car and so were only 10 minutes from Nafplio which has everything you need. There were shops in the village but we used Lidl! It is a great location for visiting Argos, Corinth, Epidavros, Mycenae and other historical sights but there are also great sandy beaches within 20 mins drive at Tolo and Karanatha.
Make sure to go to Nafplio after dark when everyone comes out and the restaurants and shops are buzzing.
The holiday was everything we had hoped for and the place is just as described. Alex was helpful and there when needed but allowed us our own space.
Good value and we would recommend it to others.
I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for taking the time to write a review.
Echt een heerlijke vakantiewoning
Als je op zoek bent naar een echt rustige vakantie met mogelijkheden om wat meer drukte zelf op te zoeken, dan is dit huis een uitstekende keuze. Dit huis is van alle noodzakelijke gemakken voorzien en ligt in een achteraf straatje in het centrum van het kleine dorp Agios Andrianos. Een typisch Grieks dorpje waar verder geen toerist komt. Als je drie keer het dagelijkse wandelingetje naar de bakker hebt gemaakt kennen de dorpelingen je en wordt je vriendelijk gegroet en nieuwsgierig aangesproken. Nafplio, een hele fijne Griekse stad ligt op 5 km afstand. Daar is alle ruimte om leuke tavernes te vinden met lekker eten en veelal live muziek. Ook zijn er in de nabije omgeving ruim voldoende bezienswaardigheden. Ook leuke, drukke en minder drukke stranden zijn opkortte rijafstand te vinden.
Het is zalig om een hele dag met een goed boek bij het huis te vertoeven of na een drukke dag nog even lekker van het zwembad gebruik te maken. Het zwembad is niet al te groot, maar ruim voldoende om tijdens een hete dag lekker in af te koelen.
Als je, zoals wij, het geluk hebt dat de woning voor het huis niet bewoont is, heb je in en rond heg huis alle privacy die je je maar kunt wensen.
Kortom een ideale plek voor een fantastische vakantie.
De beschikking over een auto is echter wel noodzakelijk.
Wij komen hier zeker nog terug!!!
The property was very clean and well equiped. Though in a village, it was very tucked away with a rural feel. The village had a bakery, chemist and several other shops and tavernas within 2 minutes walk. The owners were very kind and helpful, even bringing over toys for the children when it rained one afternoon. We miss having breakfast in pease on the patio while the children swam in the pool!
Nafplio is within approx 4km and is a thoroughly enchanting town with lots of restaurants to choose from. It has 2 great beaches with very clear water. One of them was sandy and shallow for quite a long way out so was perfect for the children.
The town of Tolo was nearby which runs a day cruise to some of the Greek islands which was fabulous. The length of time spent on the boat was compensated for by seeing dolphins swimming alongside the boat.
The house is well situated for visiting archeological sites. Epidavros and Mycenae are close enough for a visit in the morning leaving time for a swim in the late afternoon. Mistras is roughly a 2 hour drive through beautiful mountainous countryside and is well worth the trip if you like wandering around ruins.
This is definitely the real Greece and in May wasn't overrun with tourists. I cannot speak highly enough of this holiday. We would love to come again and have no hesitation in reccomending it to others.
The real greece
If you want to visit the real greece then this a the place to go.
Excellent accomodation, beautiful area, friendly owners.
This charming cottage is in a small traditional village in the bay of Argolida. The sound of goat bells drift from the surrounding fields and the village square boast two cafes bursting with local farmers, satisfied that their sons have safely taken over the day to day running of the orange and olives groves. It is the unspoilt, traditional side of Greece. 5 km away is the old town of Nafplion with its narrow streets, marble paved square and choice of tavernas along the sea front. This old capital of Greece has something of interesting from the top of the hill top castle of Palamidi down to the island fort (Bourtzi) in the bay. Also within a short drive from the cottage is the blue flag bay of Carathona, the famous ancient palace of Mycenae , the great walls of Tiryns, the amphitheatre of Epidavros, an unusual cave church, an ancient Greek pyramid (!), a kite surfing school, pony and carriage rides, cliff edge walks, street markets, curiosity shops, in short, something for everyone.