Tucked away down a narrow lane the road ends and you enter a secret garden with no immediate neighbours.
By the private pool is an ideal holiday cottage. The sitting room, with a sofa bed for two, is light with windows that look across the pool and the garden.
The bedroom with double bed has patio windows which open onto a large terrace with table and chairs for 'al fresco' dining, which in turn spills out under the vines which are carpeted with grass.
The pool is just the right size for a turn or two in the evening to keep fit or for all day fun if you have nothing but splashing and keeping cool in mind.
There is a paved area to lounge on and lawns to relax on. There are no visible neighbours overlooking the cottage and the farm house but you can hear the goat bells as they come and go in the morning and evening from the village.
The kitchen is well equipped, with a fridge, oven, crockery and cutlery, toaster etc.
The town of Nafplion:
Nafplion is 4km from the village. Nafplion was the first capital of Greece and what attracts the visitor is the old town with its grand neoclassical houses, pedestrianised streets with bougainvillea cascading from the balconies, the waterfront and the cafes. Off the main square you'll find a pair of mosques, one of which is now used as a theatre, and above the town you'l see the medieval castle Palamidi.
Palamidi, atop the hill, overlooks all of Nafplion. You can climb this by its 999 steps or, if you want to take it easy, take the road around the back!
Bourzti is the name of the island fort in the bay and there are boat trips across running regularly (4 euros per person). On Saturdays and Wednesdays visit the farmer's market in Nafplio and enjoy the attractive 'town beach'.
The surrounding area: Argolida, the area in which Nafplio lays is rich in everything. The most well know archaeological sites are all within a hours drive, Mycenae, Agammemnon's 'bee hive' tomb, the ancient theatre of Epidavros, and the Cyclopean walls of Tiryns.
There is a large choice of beaches, including Tolo, with tavernas on the beach, boats for hire and waterskiing, or Kios where there is a kite surfing school.
There is also the Blue Flag awarded Karathona beach with is long stretch of sand and crystal clear waters.
Recent improvements to the road network make the area very accessible and within two hours of landing at the airport you could be sitting by the pool with a glass of wine in your hand... What more could you want?
We ask you not to smoke inside the cottage. If you choose to smoke outside please be aware that fires start easily in Greece and your cottage is amongst orange trees and dry grass. You will need to take care with your ash and cigarette ends.