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Charming 6 Bedroom Villa Located In The Heart Of Old Nafplio

Bedrooms 6
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

An original old house with a garden and great views of the Argolic gulf.

This is one of the few old houses in Greece. Old Nafplio itself is a unique historic quarter of modern Greece and is unique in its preservation of the old Veneitian architecture. Ours is one of the finest houses in Old Nafplio and one of the very few with a garden. You can sit in the garden under the shade of the orange trees and look out at the sea.

Despite its age the house is solid and well resourced. It was fully refurbished ten years ago and has modern pluming, wiring and utilities. It is air-conditioned throughout with the usual washer, dryer, fridge-freezer and television. Due to the ubiquity of wireless internet and the internet cafes so close in the square we don't keep an internet connection at the house, but it is free in a number of locations 100 yards away.

There are two double bedrooms and four single. You can easily sleep eight adults in the house and if you wish to can add a cot or two. There are two bathrooms, one with a bath and one with a shower.

The house is laid out over two floors with a connecting external staircase. The bedrooms are upstairs with one of the double bedrooms and the kitchen and living areas downstairs. Therefore it creates some additional privacy for parties with two separate families if required.

The garden is about 100 sqm and furnished with wooden tables and chairs. There is a hammock which you can rest in under the shade of the orange trees. This is a lovely area to rest, eat and socialize. You can be 100 yards away from the main square here and yet be in total peace and seclusion.

Once you decide you have had enough of relaxing in the charm of this old house, you have so many ways to spend your day. By foot you can walk to the local town beach, or 2 miles to the huge crescent sandy bay of Karathona.

The town itself is a treasure trove of bars, restaurants, shops and museums which you could easily spend a week or more exploring.

Then there are the cultural sights. Again by foot you can walk to all of the local churches and ruins, take a short boat ride to the castle in the bay, or even climb the alleged 999 steps to the top of the Palamidi castle on the hill behind the town.

By car you can drive to the old theatre at Epidavrous, the ruins at Tirinth, and down the coast to such other ports as Astros and Leonidi in the Argolida. Further inland the Peloponnese is a store of natural delights, with skiing and caves at Kalavrita and the wildernesses of the plateaus of Argolida taking you back centuries in time.

At home it is a sanctuary which you need not leave. On foot you can never get bored or run out of options. With a car, you are at the centre of one of Europe's great natural playgrounds. You can only enjoy yourself, whatever your mood, interests or resources.

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Member since: 2013
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19 May, 2018

About Benjamin

We are a family of an English man and a Greek woman, who gradually filled this house with five children. The romance of Nafplio is entwined with the romance of our marriage, family and lives. We were married in the church next to this house and have taken almost every holiday with our growing children in Nafplio.

This house is our home and we present it as such to our guests. We have shared our happiest moments there and wish you a glimpse of the same pleasures.

Benjamin purchased this villa in 2000

Why Benjamin chose Nafplion

We visited this house early in January 2000. It was shuttered, dark and dusty. We both knew we would buy it within moments of walking though the gate. Simply put it has a magic which is palpable. You can feel the special energy of the home on your arrival.

It has a unique position being so quiet and yet literally next to the main square, with views and a garden which are very rare in Old Nafplio.

It is a small reminder of the old Europe in a country which is mostly brand new. There is a pleasure here for those who value history and culture, but also the amenities of modern life. It is a perfect home for life and love.

What makes this villa unique

This is one of the few genuinely old homes in an historic quarter in Greece. It is also fully refurbished and modern in use. Very few houses in Old Nafplio have a garden and the view over the bay is lovely.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We listed this house since 2009 on a different website. Please see the reviews at https://www.rentalsystems.com/Advert.aspx?ref=60996&tab=3
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Nafplion in Argolis

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming 6 Bedroom Villa Located In The Heart Of Old Nafplio
average rating of 4.714286 based on 29 reviews

A lovely family house that makes one feel welcomed immediately. Good location with wonderful views.

  • 5 of 5

Overall we had a good stay. A problem with one toilet was addressed quickly. Nothing could be done about the cats in the neighbourhood so we had to be alert to nighttime visitors should we leave any doors open. That aside we were really content and plan to revisit Naphlio and hope to stay at the house again. Many thanks to the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wow! This large home is right in the center of town with an amazing view!!

  • 5 of 5

Both this lovely house and the town are postcard perfect. Our group of 6 adults was very happy staying at the property, but this place is also set up perfectly for children (swings in courtyard, crib in master, many toys). So charming and its nice to be able to do laundry while on vacation. Everything is walking distance. We were there in late July and the weather was unseasonably warm (100+ degrees when we were expecting high 80s) and the shady courtyard was a cool retreat. The property owners were very responsive and concerned with the comfort of their guests. They were easily contacted and very quickly had the air conditioning repaired after it failed during the heat wave. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

The house is everything the description and photos show and more.

Beautiful garden a great place for relaxing with a quiet drink.

Well set out kitchen and dining area suited our adult family perfectly with the added advantage of views across the rooftops to the sea.

Sleeping accomodation perfect for adults and children with more stunning views of the old town.

Restaurants, bars, sights to see and shopping all within a few minutes walk.

Nafplion is a beautiful town and a perfect location as the starting point for the discovery of all the histroical sites in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal house for a visit of the Peloponnese

  • 5 of 5

Friends and I have been staying at the house for two weeks now and will stay another week and a half. We all just love it. We are Americans in our 60's and 70's who enjoy having a well equipped kitchen for cooking when we choose or the ability to visit a large number of restaurants when we want to go out. We spend much of our "at home" time in the garden reading or chatting. We rented a car for the first week we were here and might again to visit other locations. While one cannot drive to the house, there is parking available within a couple of blocks. We also took a boat to Hydra and Spetses for the day as well as buses to Athens and other sights in the area. I would recommend this house to anyone who really wants a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A second wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5

Came back a second time after 7 months to this lovely house with its courtyard of lemons and oranges . Spring is a great time to visit the area with all the wild flowers and Nafplio was again a lovely place to wander around. The house was warm and comfortable and we were able to sit out in the garden to read and eat. Again a magical experience..... we will return!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A magical location and stay

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a wonderful fortnight holiday in this house which was even more special than the description. The courtyard garden filled with citrus, pomegranate, and bougainvillea with its view over the houses to the port is very unusual in the old town, and a wonderful place to escape the heat and eat and read in. The house is really traditional greek but with great beds, and every kind of modern equipment including wifi and bathrooms. Spare towels and bedding also available. On The day it rained all day, the sitting room was a comfortable retreat. The drawn thread work curtains and other items are lovely. It was beautifully clean. Swimming is a short walk and all the lovely walks around Nafplio are just on your doorstep. We came from the airport and visited all the historic sites on the buses and through walking, including into the hills, just hiring a car for mistras. Finding the house was not difficult and we were made very welcome. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
167 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
133 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

We fell in love with this house the moment we saw it. It has wonderful views but most of all a great sense of calm and warmth. We have spent lots of holidays with our family there going to the square for coffees, swimming in the nearby beaches, having delicious meals in town. In the evenings it is so nice just to sit in the garden and enjoy the fresh air and the orange trees or stroll by the see front with the Bourzi all lit up enjoy a drink in one of the many beautiful cafes, excellent place also for a nice breakfast by the seafront.

The town has great shopping and a wide selection of restaurants and cafes. There are two gorgeous castles in town one of them in the sea. From the house you can see the big castle on the hill all light up in the night. It is quite the site.

Of course by now we have our favourite restaurants that we are more than happy to share with you but most importantly the ice-cream shop own by our dear friend Marcelo and his sister Claudia. The best ice-cream in the world.

There are three beautifully made and well organised museums , a library and a Gallery with beautiful paintings from the Greek revolution. There is also a Harvard organised data base for old manuscripts well worth the visit.

Nearby is Tiryntha, Argos, Mykines and the famous old theatre Epidavros.

Once you are exhausted of the local culture, there are good beaches nearby, one with water-sports and facilities in the summer. You can rent cars, motorbikes, bicycles and even occasionally a sailing boat locally. It is a great base for sightseeing in the region.

Nafplio is a town that will stay in your heart for ever and our house will make this experience even so more warm and comfortable. Being situated in the heart of Old Nafplio you can walk anywhere and enjoy restful and stress free days.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Nafplion, Peloponnese

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Spring 18
1 May 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High 18
15 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Autumn 18
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 19
1 May 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High 19
15 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 19
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £218.51

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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