Latomia is a tranquil, spiritual setting with unobstructed breath-taking views of the Laconian gulf, the island of Elafonisos and the Mani Peninsula. The traditional stone, red-tile roof house with wooden beam ceilings is set in a gently sloped park-like garden and is within walking distance of a long sandy white beach with crystal-clear blue waters. The house is the upper house of three which can be rented either together or separately. House layout is a large open plan living room/bedroom with adjoining kitchen and bathroom with bathtub. Another bedroom is on the lower floor accessible by stairs on the outside of the house. The northern rock-faced boundary has four caves formed during the ice age. A tsobanakos bird perches on huge sculptured rocks as it sings to the rosy dawn. The emerging daylight colors the pink-white caper blossoms, silver green olive groves, yellow onion fields and purple wild thyme. With the setting sun, the turquoise sea darkens to red and owls echo as night falls to the rising moon. A truly magical place. a perfect location for an artist's retreat.
- House914 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 nights
Bedroom, lounge, full bath, kitchen with separate bedroom downstairs- AC & wifi
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jul 2018
About Greer Melidonis
George is an ex-history teacher who, with his father, had the dream to create a beautiful place in their home country of Greece. After finding the perfect property, they worked to transform three abandoned houses into a Greek country experience that others could share and enjoy. On a personal note, George is an avid traveler who has visited 32 countries and has lived on four continents. His hobbies include writing, surfing and spear fishing.
Greer Melidonis purchased this House in 2004
Why Greer Melidonis chose Voia
Pure magic! Even from its raw beginnings it was clear that this property offered peace, tranquility and a sense of history. The views and the amazing beaches close by made this our obvious choice in our search for our Greek country dream.
What makes this House unique
Amazing views, the sounds and smells of nature, great beaches, simple good country people and a connection to a history that stretches back to 3000bce, when this latomio was the heart of the largest Bronze Age city of the time.
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
greek nature around the house, quiet and discrete, everything „we“ needed for a perfect stay in Greece.
So glad you enjoyed your stay
"appartamento grande e mo...
"appartamento grande e molto comodo non perfettamente pulito, ma molto bello (soffitto con travi a vista) con due stanze da letto una con letto king size e un altra con letto doppio, cucina molto accogliente e attrezzata con forno, frigo grande e tavolo in legno con panche in legno. La casa è fornita di olio, sale, zucchero e spezie per cucinare. George che cura la struttura è molto ospitale gentile (abbiamo trovato in frigo con molta sorpresa acqua in bottiglia e due birre)inoltre ci ha invitato a una serata BBQ con altri ospiti dell''altra villetta. é disponibile una lavatrice ed è disponibile il detersivo (senza costi aggiuntivi).E'' necessario un auto per visitare monemvasia, neapoli e elafonissos(il traghetto parte da viglafia 1 km dalla struttura).
Siamo stati veramente moloto bene"
"Maison et propriétaire i...
"Maison et propriétaire impeccable!
Un grand merci à George pour sa gentillesse et ses disponibilités."
"Authentique et très bell...
"Authentique et très belle maison très bien située dans un domaine privé.Environnement idéal avec plages de sable à 1,5 kms, et proximité de la très belle île d'' Elafinasos aux plages somptueuses.Georges qui gère les locations est vraiment quelqu''un de très sympa qui répondra à toute demande.Ambiance très cool !
Pour nous c'' est l'' endoit le plus beau de la grèce."
"Nous avons été conquis p...
"Nous avons été conquis par la qualité de cette location, son charme, sans oublier le propriétaire, trés sympathique, de grande culture et d''une extrême gentillesse. Bref ce fût un séjour des plus agréable."
"Christos è insuperabile ...
"Christos è insuperabile per gentilezza e ospitalità. Belle le casette in pace col mondo !!! Forse consiglierei un pochino più di pulizia prima dell''arrivo degli ospiti. Nel raggio di pochi km mare fantastico ovunque non solo sull''isola di Elafonisson"
A private road (170m) links Latomia to public bus transport in the village of Viglafia which travels to Neapoli(15km). The main road between Neapoli and Sparta is(135kms), Athens (350 kms), Kalamata (158kms)or Patra (371kms). A sign to the right, on the main road from Sparta and about 10kms before Neapoli directs you to Viglafia and Elafonisos. Ferry boats transport from Ancona, Brindisi or Venice to Patra and from the island of Kythira to Neapoli. Both Kalamata and Kythira have airports. Daily flights are available from Athens to Kythira. Cheap flights are available from Easyjet.co.uk from London and other European cities to Athens. Aegean Airlines is offering a service to Kalamata. Renting a car from arrival airports is recommended and we could organise taxi from Athens airport for about 40 Euros per person if requested. Rail service is available from Athens airport to Corinth.
Latomia is part of an ancient quarry located near the property. Other historical sites nearby include the base of a pyramid, ancient tombs and carriage tracks in stone, trailing into the sea. Windsurfing on Pounta Beach is a significant attraction for many Europeans as is the wetland of Strongyli Limni behind it. The island of Elafonisos is a 10min ferry ride with famous beach of Simos. Excursions are possible to the byzantine fortress of Monemvasia; to Gythion, the ancient harbor of Sparta; to Mystras, the last bastion of medieval Greece and the Paleologos dynasty with its sacred murals, churches and Frank castle. Visit the famous city state of Sparta built in the shadow of Taygetos Mountain. The caves of Diros, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe are a two hour drive though the Mani peninsula and the smaller but equally stunning Caves of Kastania are only 20 kms away with a scenic drive and lovely nearby beach. The hiking footpaths of Maleas offer wonderful tracks ideal for walking between villages, open to adventure and discovery including the petrified forest at Agiou Nikolaou. Secluded beaches nearby offer privacy and enchantment. Rock climbing is also availabel to experienced climbers.
Downpayment 30%. AC, washing machine and wifi are free. Security deposit requested. Key pick up with owner. Discount depending on length of stay. Rate depending on the number of persons