Detached Villa in the Strofilia forest with access to an almost private beach
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About Leonidas Stroumpos
Highly educated at Athens,Southampton and Essex Universities in Maths Applied Statistics and Oper.Research,worked for insurance companies and retired from Olympic Airways,interested in travelling,driving,adventures,books,investments etc.
Leonidas Stroumpos purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Leonidas Stroumpos chose Ditiki Achaia
Half of Villa Dunes is the old monastery where the nun=kalogria used to stay and gave the name to the area,built in a field of 10.000 sq.m. with lots of lemon,orange,olive and other trees.In a unique environment surrounded by the Strofilia forest well known for the lakes,the dunes and the pine trees,is a birds habitat yet a historical place.It is also protected by NATURA and RAMSAR projects. Detached but also only 350 meters (8min) through the dunes to the 'blue flag' by EU sandy beach,offers a peaceful environment with all amenities (tavernas,beach parties,lakes in the forest,Araxos airport etc) in walking distance. There are many historical places around reachable by car or bus.Dimaion castle is only 2 kilometers away,Killini and from there to Zakynthos and Kefalonia islands is 20 minutes away, and above all, Ancient Olympia is only 30 minutes driving.Delphi is reachable by car or bus as a day excursion. Supermarkets,tavernas with local meat and fish,doctors and hospitals are in easily reachable distances from the villa that was totally renovated and furnished by the owner in 2011 to offer a relaxed and calm environment to the visitors.A/C,double glazed windows,ceiling fun,wi-fi,solar heating water,wood oven and bbq is offered while cleaning,bedsheets,towls and beach towels are offered weekly to make a comfortable stay.
What makes this Villa unique
The area is protected by NATURA and RAMSAR CONVENTION.Living in this particular area gives you the impression of staying in a unique environment that was naturally created for the last 5 centuries,it's unique to the Mediterranean area for the pine tree forest,the sandy beach,the dunes and the lakes.The villa particularly is a combination of two connected houses the older part being a monastery of 18th century and the other part a newer building.Built in a field of 10.000 sq.m. gives the feeling of calmness,quietness and it's the last house to the beach .
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Very nice place !
The house and the garden are very nice. Lots of flowers, and not so much mosquitoes and bugs.
The beach is just perfect, and Leonidas is sympathic and helpful.
Exceptional value and spaciousness for relaxed vacation.
I recommend this beautiful property for longer stays as it is far from the city but near a beautiful beach on the Ionian sea. Our host, Leonidas, was gracious and came to meet us
in the town of Lappa or so we could find the property with long curving driveway. We stayed
almost a week and wish we could have had longer.
Day trips by car to Olympia, Temple of Apollo, Patra, and island of Zakynthos from Killini were easily managed. Located in/near a huge national park the forest of umbrella trees and birds were interesting with a back drop of lovely small mountains.
Very good villa
Very clear and comfortable house. We were 11 persons (6 adults+5 children) and absolutely everyone is very pleased. Leonidas is friendly and responsive host. The garden is really big and lovely. Some beautiful sandy beaches, seawater is clear. For us it was very importance that there is very few tourists (at least in June). Olympia, Delphi, Sparta (80-150-250 km). I can highly recommend this villa for vacation or just relaxing by the sea. You will not regret.
Beautiful and clean house
The house is in reality like the pictures and description on this website. It is well equipped, well-maintained, modern and very nice furnished. It has a big and shady veranda as well. The house is situated in a large garden with a lot of trees. The owner was very friendly and showed us around. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the beautiful, natural and clean beach. We enjoyed our trip a lot! :)
Great Wild vacations
We enjoyed 2 weeks in this nice villa near by the dunes and the beach. It is perfect for people that are looking at staying in a wild and protected natural area ! Leonidas is a nice guy and was full of tips and always available to support in case needed.
The only point to improve is the water as their is not that much drinkable water in the area as well as in the house.
Thank you ! Hope to see you next year too and I promise the water problem will be solved !
Une belle maison authentique au milieu de la forêt dans une région authentique avec des plages de sable sauvages magnifiques. Un bel endroit pour se reposer et merci à Léonidas pour sa sympathie et sa réactivité à tout moment.
Ancient Olympia in 55 kilometers,
Delphi in 150 kilometers,
Dimaion ancient fortress at 3 kilometers,
Killini port and from there to Zakynthos and Kefalonia island on daily cruises,
many picturesque villages at Erymanthos mountain,
bird and animal watching in the Prokopos lake and the Strofilia forest,
excellent local wines,local fresh meat and fish at tavernas,
walking on the 9 kilometers forest across the beach with canteens and night beach-parties.
Patras port in 30 km and ferryboat to Italy.