Villa Primavera is a simple but pleasantly decorated traditional Greek house in Asomatos, Kos, 1,000 ft above the sea in a very quiet and secluded location away from the crowds. It has 3 unconnected twin bedrooms (each with ensuite shower room) kitchen, living/dining room and 2 terraces. All rooms have terracotta tiled floors, and the bedrooms large fitted wardrobes and wooden beamed ceilings. Very thick walls and large fans mean the bedrooms can be kept cool at night.
In front is a large grass area beyond which the hill drops away allowing a spectacular view from the house of the sea, Turkey and nearby islands. The house is situated beyond the end of the road.
Asomatos is a quiet traditional rural village with real Greek life and a centuries old church. In the area surrounding the house are hens, goats, birds, butterflies, trees producing wonderful figs and wild fennel. In the evenings there is a perfect view from the terraces of amazing sunsets followed by the gentle emergence in the dusk of the star-like lights of Turkey, and Pserimos and Kalymnos islands.
Kos is of great historical importance and interest. Apart from the famous Asklepion Hospital, where Hippocrates taught, there are many archaeological sites in the main town containing ruins and mosaics. Fishing boats and luxury yachts line the picturesque harbour, which is bordered by a C15th Crusader fortress. The market square boasts a museum. A minaret and Italianate buildings reflect the Turkish and Italian occupations.
Tigaki, its long white sandy beach and restaurants, are 12 minutes away by car. It has a sailing centre with Hoby Cats and Lasers.
Abundant spring water means that the island is unusually verdant. Known as the Market Garden of the Aegean, it produces high quality fruit and vegetables, and now has several vineyards. Two of them are on the slopes below the villages.
You will need to hire a car or scooters. These can be rented at Tigaki. Cars can also be rented online for collection at the airport. Direct flights go to Kos from England, Germany, Italy, Holland, Scandanavia and many other European countries.
I stayed here for one week in late Summer 2012. I went with my girlfriend and her parents and we had a lovely time.
As other reviewers have said, the views are spectacular, and it really is a special setting.
Local restaurants and beaches were all fab, and the weather was also great, which makes a change to England (what has happended to the UK weather??!!).
Highly recommended Villa and well priced too.
I went to this Villa with three friends and it was one of the most relaxing holidays we had ever had. The property is set high up on a hill overlooking the sea and the sunsets were spectacular. The rooms were clean and tidy and the two terraces were perfect after a hard days sightseeing.
The owner's agent on Kos was very helpful and answered all questions regarding eateries, bars etc.
I would definitely recommend this peaceful Villa to friends and family.
We wanted a quiet holiday in a traditional Greek setting and this is exactly what we found in this old Greek cottage. The facilities and amenities were as described but the views were even more spectacular than expected. We were so pleased to be away from the tourist trail with real, old-fashioned Greeks as neighbours – polite and happy with their goats and chickens.
There were lovely walks in the surrounding hills and the attractive village of Zia, only about 3 kms away, offered a rewarding variety of shops and restaurants. Obviousy a car is required to go further afield but we seldom needed ours. Thank you for a very peaceful step back in time.
We had a wonderful time at Villa Primavera. We were not sure what to expect before we arrived as one can never get a really clear idea of what a place is like from other people's descriptions, but we were not disappointed.
We were a party of four (though even if we had been six we would not have felt at all cramped - the villa is well equipped for 6) and loved the peaceful tranquility of the place, even though it's only 3 ks from Zia, the local town where there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. We would happily recommend this place.
I spend 2 weeks in August in Villa Primavera, with my girlfriend and other 2 couple, and it was wonderful.
The Villa is very basic and charateristic, immersed in a paceful and quite athmosphere and all the places around are really beautiful.
Above all the view from the Villa is amazing, and let you admire the sun going down on the sea every evening.
Above all we would like to thank Ole, he was always available and kind with us and his precious advices for visiting the island have been really helpfull and appreciated.
We 6 all agree on this! That's why we intent to come back over the next years.
This was my second visit to villa Primavera and I must say it was even better than the first. To be able to mix beaches, bars, restaurants with the amazing tranquillity of this mountain retreat makes for the ideal holiday. The stunning view from this property is something you never tire of, and probably the main reason we returned - the food and hospitality at the restaurant Oromedon in Zia comes a close second. Two very relaxing weeks, I think we will return again soon.
Several local houses here are owned by other Europeans who love the atmosphere and view. There is a charming, atmospheric taverna (Kazino) in the village, which first opened in 1906 and has many of the original features. Behind the village are pine forests with many walks. Nearby Zia is a popular tourist destination, with many shops selling local produce and gifts, and about 10 restaurants. Oromedon was named in 2010 by the leading food guide in Athens, Best Restaurant in Kos and one of the top 40 in Greece. The hill villages and surrounding area have classic Greek scenery and atmosphere. 25 minutes away is Tam Tam, a laid back bar and restaurant set amid palm trees overlooking a beach. It plays cool music and serves great food to a sophisticated crowd. We can recommend other such locations, and quiet beaches, unseen by mass market tourists, where you can experience the real Kos and simply relax.
Kos town, with its beautiful harbour, Crusader fortress, ancient ruins and many restaurants and bars, is 20 minutes away,and the ruins of the Asklepion hospital (C3rd BC.) are 15 minutes by a hill road with more panoramic views.
Other Activities. Hillside walks and climbing; visiting nearby old hill villages.
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Our rates are not subject to additional charges. A non refundable 30% deposit is required upon booking as we will then mark the booked period as unavailable on the site. Full booking terms and our bank details will be sent by email before a booking is made.
30% non-refundable deposit upon booking. The balance 6 weeks before arrival.