Truly breathtaking views of sea, beach, castle and mountains. Secluded location, on private path but less than one min walk to Zaga beach. Large traditional style house, in two spacious separate apartments connected by external staircase. Only 10 mins walk to historic Koroni harbour with its colourful waterfront tavernas and shops. Large, private sun terrace set in a spacious garden with olive and lemon trees. Two huge living rooms with fully fitted kitchens. One first floor double bedroom with A/C, two twin bedded double rooms on lower floor with ceiling fans. Two bathroomsand two kitchens and wonderful balcony. House is reached by footpath with some steps, steep in parts so no passing traffic and magical tranquillity; just the sound of sea at night. Travel reasonably light as it is 400m to road and parking above at school or 200m flat walk along beach by beach bar, but the seclusion and proximity to beach and amenities are worth it. Not suitable for very young children.
House is v well stocked for all holiday needs, has books, maps, TV and DVDs, boules, body boards, sun umbrellas, loungers and indoor games.
Drainage: On no account can any paper, sanitary materials etc be put down the toilets. We are on natural drainage and if the pipes are blocked the current occupiers will be held responsible. So I`m afraid you will need to use the bins provided as with most of Greece.
Rubbish: Rubbish needs to be taken from the house and placed in the bins by beach bar about 150m or in the bins at top of path. Good idea to do daily as in hot weather it can encourage wildlife!
Open fire: Driftwood can be collected in cold weather for the open fire but please use guard provided at night.
Lauren is a features writer for British and European publications, currently based in Brussels.
Koroni is an unspoiled historic town with lovely Venetian houses lining a traditional harbour, a wonderful castle and fantastic views across to the Mani. Our house is on one of the most unspoilt, and idyllic beaches in the Mediterranean. A Natura 2000 site with nesting loggerhead turtles, white sand and a clear blue sea. The area lies on the edge of a national park with wonderful walks and spectacular views. Within an easy drive there are interesting old towns, castles and ancient sites such as Messine, Pylos, the Mani, Mystra and Methoni. Although totally secluded the house is 10 mins walk from charming town centre and nearest and only beach restaurant is 200m from house with good fresh food, bar and cold drinks, a small supermarket is about 400m away for basic supplies. In the summer months the turtles can be watched hatching and the volunteers helped. You can simply chill in house or use it as a base to explore this beautiful and historic region.
Other Activities: snorkeling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing