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Newly renovated traditional farmhouse overlooking the sea, WIFI, 400 olive trees

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Pyrgos - The Olive Farm

Secluded, 2 bedroom villa with air-conditioning and stunning views

Newly renovated self-catering villa surrounded by olive trees, set in the foothill of the Lapithas Mountains, overlooking the sea. This is a beautifully furnished traditional farmhouse, offering ideal rural holidays for families, romantic breaks or for nature lovers. The air-conditioned, open-plan sitting-room/ kitchen makes up fully half the house (a generous 100 m² in total) with 2 double bedrooms and bathroom (complete with bath and shower). The kitchen is equipped with electric fan oven, dishwasher and washing machine. A wide veranda runs the entire length of the house, giving plenty of sun as well as shade. The garden completely surrounds the house, and is fully maintained for you. The house is set in a working olive farm of 400 trees, with neighboring olive-groves stretching for kilometres in either direction. We are approx. 1000 m from the village of Kato Samiko, 3000 m from the beach, and mountain walks start at the front door, with hundreds of km of forest tracks.

[EOT Greek Tourist Board Registration Number (MHTE: 0415K92000468501]

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a superb holiday here at The Olive Farm, It has been very relaxing and Charles, Ellie, and especially Lexi have been so friendly and helpful - thank you so much!We have eaten very well hereour favourite places have been: Ta Pefka, Doufas, and the taverna on the beach at Lakovatos - all increadibly well-priced and the owner of Ta Pefka was particullarly, was so friendly. We also had a very good lunch at Sto Kioupi in Dimitsana in the mountains. The local beach is very good as is the beach at Kakovatos. The supermarket and bakery are good in Zacharo. All in all, a great week!
Jul 2013
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Newly renovated traditional farmhouse overlooking the sea, WIFI, 400 olive trees
average rating of 4.882353 based on 23 reviews

Olive farm stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the olive farm. It was exactly as we expected, and clean and very well equipped. Charles, Eleanor and Lexi (and their menagerie) were very welcoming as hosts, and extremely forthcoming with help and information, without ever being intrusive. A splendid, if slightly remote, location - the ancient sites of Olympia and Messini are within striking distance, and there are fantastic beaches nearby. There's also the bonus of constant butterfly visitors to the verandah! We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Superb hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks at the Olive Farm, which is the perfect place to enjoy real peace and quiet - unless you mind bees humming, chickens cackling or crickets chirring. It was the kind of holiday when my wife and I were 'all on our own' as much as we wanted, but were still able to rely on help and advice from the very friendly and likeable owners when this was needed. The owners live 50 yards from the property, but this did not spoil the feel of 'being on our own' in lovely Greek nature. The property is spaceous, well-maintained and provides plenty of books (books galore and many DvDs), but also various board & card games. The front garden below the veranda offers many flowers - a real treat to the eyes. The location is ideal for both the typical beach holiday and for tours into the mountains: it is only a few minutes by car to the long, sandy coastline, where we saw only very few people (in fact, our next 'beach neighbours' were 200 or 300 yards away from us, so we felt like having our own private beach). In the mountains, we did fascinating day trips to waterfalls, canyons, and monasteries - the owners gave us brilliant tips on where to go and what to see and there is also a folder in the property with details about each trip. In a nutshell, it was just the kind of holiday we had dreamt of and we are already planning to return to this romantic place.

We want to thank the owners, Eleanore and Charles, for their hospitality and kindness and do hope to see them again next summer!

Marianne & Adalbert, Germany

P.S.: When our rental car had a flat tyre and we had no equipment on board to change wheels, Charles came in no time - yes, on a Sunday! - to Zacharo, where we were stranded, and got us out of this calamity. This was just gallant, 'Sir Charles', we will always owe you! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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'My family and other animals'

  • 5 of 5

If you've read the book by Gerald Durell you can live the reality. The Hoilden-White family are delightful, The house is comfortable with lots of atmosphere and great views set in an unspoilt part of Greece within easy reach of a wonderful beach.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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A place of tranquillity

  • 4 of 5

I loved watching the sun set over the Mediterranean. Across the bay the lights come on like a glistening necklace around the shores of the island of Zakynthos. The surrounding olive groves whisper peace and say, we have been here for centuries and we welcome you. Within easy drives there are gorgeous, almost empty beaches. I hope to come again - and again - Deo volente.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Fantastic house with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Great base from which to explore the region, a short drive from an enormous beach and the wonders of Olympia and there's even an ancient acropolis that you can walk to from the house. The Olive Farm has everything you need for a perfect stay - it's spacious and fitted out to a very high standard. Brilliant owners who are there to advise on local restaurants etc. Free dog isn't mentioned in the brochure nor were the pigs, cats, chickens who all put a shift to make you happy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

We would heartily recommend The Olive Farm to anyone - we had the most wonderful time there. The house has everything one would need to feel comfortable and at home. Upon our arrival Charles, Ellie and Lexi provided us with bottles of cold water, olive oil and some basic food which were highly appreciated. They were very friendly and helpful during our stay and managed to make us feel at home. The covered veranda is spacious with lots of flowers and fantastic view to the sea and sunset. We spent many hours there relaxing and enjoying the view.

We spent 2 weeks there with our 2 boys (6 years old and 16 months old) who loved the house and veranda as well as the olive trees area around the house. There is very beautiful beach within 5-10 min drive (having both "organized" and "wild" sections), and Ancient Olympia is only 30 mins drive away. All the info, provided from the owners, was very useful and easy to follow.

The Kato Samiko area is very beautiful and the diversity of nature is really amazing - you have mountains, sea, endless sandy beach, beach flowers, lake, wild and cultivated greenery, citrus and olive trees. We had a wonderful vacation and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Kalamata / Araxos
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3000 Metres
Car: necessary

Decidedly un-touristy, the area around Kato Samiko is one of the best-kept secrets of the Peloponnesus. The beach is vast, stretching out over 100 km in an unbroken curve of golden sand, backed by sand dunes and pine forest, without any major developments or resorts-you can normally find your own private stretch of beach without difficulty. Ancient sites include Olympia (25 km), The Temple at Vassai (30 km), the hot springs and spa at Kaiafas (3 km), as well as a wealth of smaller archaeological sites including our own Acropolis, just 2 km away. Shop at local markets in Zacharo (12 km) or Krestena (8 km), or the city of Pyrgos (25 km). Mountain walks and superb cycling and mountain-biking routes abound, and island-hopping day-trips to Zakinthos or Kefalonia from Kylini (50 km) for those who wish to see more than just the Peloponnesus. Virtually all the main archaeological sites of Greece are reachable by car, with the new bridge across the Gulf of Corinth making even Delphi accessible.


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Prices for this holiday villa in Pyrgos, Ilia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2013
1 Mar - 30 Jun
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2013
1 Jul - 30 Sep
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pyrgos in Peloponnese

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 singles optional
  • Master bedroom has double bed and large built-in wardrobe. The second bedroom 2 single beds (can be increased to 3, at your request). Double sofa-bed available for the sitting room.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Note for elderly/ infirm: The house is all on one level and presents no problems to those with mobility issues. However, please note that the land surrounding the house has terraced olive groves, on the side of a steep hill. If you have difficulties with steep slopes or steps, please ask for more information.

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