About the home
Apartment Koroni Sleeps 4 people it has 1 double bedroom and one twin bedroom, it has a kitchen dining room and a very large balcony which has a table and seating.
The kitchen has a quiet Bosch fridge, a simple Cooker with Grill,Oven and Hotplates and of course, we have a kettle.
Hot water for the shower is provided by an electric heater which heats in 10 minutes and provides ample hot water for the shower and the sinks, there is also a shower outside to get rid of all the sand from the beach. Saintfridays has as large private water tanks so we don't run out of water in the summer.
Air-conditioning Unit in Dining Area
Fans in bedrooms.
Easyjet now fly to Kalamata in peak season from Gatwick.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Gargarou, 500m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Staffed Property, Sea view|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
We provide linen and towels for the house but do ask guests to bring their own beach towels.
This year we are offering you the opportunity of dinner on your terrace. Book your dinner in the morning and it will be delivered to your villa - ask about charges. We can also deliver bread every morning.
If you arrive late we'll leave the key in the door for you to let yourself in. We don't have the internet but we pop out to the the cafes at the beach and in Koroni to use the free wi-fi there and recommend that you do too. The mobile phone signals are very good in the area so Kindle users can get a good enough signal to buy a new book and check their email from the terrace.
Further details outdoors:
The best exterior facility we have is the Sea and the olive groves and friendly local villages which serve fresh vegetables and fruit that you can taste We chose not to have a swimming pool so that Saintfridays is quiet and peaceful.
The beach is so close that we chose not to have a swimming pool, they tend to be not that clean and noisy, ok when you're in them but not so when you're not. Gargarou means to clean with water, fresh water springs bubble up under the sea water. All the locals use our nearest beach, where there is a spring fed fresh water shower. Catch up on the gossip early in the morning with the old people from the village swimming and chatting in the water in their hats and a little after midday the younger people and the families come down. (A short walk along the beach the sand widens out, and this is where the Europeans tend to go. There are a couple of tavernas along there, selling food, cold drinks and ice-creams - plus if you take your laptop you get a pretty decent signal in the free wi-fi provided there.
If you like sailing - tell us in advance and we will help you book a day out with Aneka our dutch friend who charges 50 euros per person per day including lunch for unforgettable days out. She gets everyone involved and before the day is out you've joined the sailing fraternity. If you are an experienced sailor let Aneka know and she will let you take as much responsibility as you like.
Please email us for confirmation of availability and booking. Or call us on 0044( 0) 1603 767701, or call or text on 0044 (0) 7901102722. There is a 25% deposit on booking via Paypal and the balance is payable a month before the start of holiday.
We do not charge extra for use of the air conditioning but we do ask guests to use it responsibly. ( i.e. off when they are out.)
We have laundry facilities that guests may use for a small charge.
We have books in the villas so help yourself or swap them.
The Peloponnese region
We are at the bottom of the Peloponnese, on the Messinian peninsular, a peninsular, off a peninsular which is at the bottom of the Balkan peninsular. You can almost go no further south in mainland Europe. But the Peloponnese is a huge under visited area with the world famous ancient sites at Olympia, Sparta, Argos, Mycenae, Nestors Palace, as well the slightly less ancient Messene and even less old but no less impressive as the final end of the Roman Empire at Mystras.
And the area is bathed in that legendary light and sunshine, desserted beaches, a warm, old fashioned welcome and great food come. And yet the whole of the Peloponnese, a much larger land area, gets only about 10% of the tourists that either Crete or Cyprus normally expect. So it is quiet. It doesn't do English beer and all day breakfasts and not many people speak English.
So saintfridays is located in Messenia, in the heart of this ancient region, surrounded by sites from Mycenaean, Roman, Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman periods and yet it has few visitors. For history buffs, walkers, beach lovers, the area is a treasure of peace, calm and anchronism; explore or rexation, explore and rexation but take a hat, some water and some high factor sun cream.
The Koroni / Charakopio area
Koroni is a village built around the donkey, up and down steps, in and out of tiny narrow alleyways, in and around its castle and its many churches. It is built on its own little peninsular, off the Messinian peninsular and into the gulf facing the Mani. It's strategic location has meant that every army that has occupied Greece has left its mark in the town and in the castle.
Most recently the Germans left some precarious looking cracks in the most Easterly facing turret, having filled it with unwanted explosives and blew it up before leaving the town and the country in 1944. The town has two very different beach areas, one in the north and one in the south. Visiting it, Rough Guides claims, is one of the 40 things not to miss in Greece.
There are restaurants and bars and a lot of people speak English here. Charakopio is much more a locals village, not many people speak English here but you can eat and drink well and cheaper than in Koroni (or almost anywhere else in Greece) and its a real village, an agricultural village and in ancient times an industrial village because it was here that they made the pots, many of which were to litter Monte Testaccio in Rome, the great clay pots for transporting olive oil around the Mediterranean and to all of the known world.
How to get there
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Fly to Kalamata Airport (open May to October 40km) which is 45 minutes drive or we can arrange a taxi for you. Athens Airport 250km & a surprising easy and scenic three and half hour drive ( the motorway is much improved, this is where much of the Euro millions went).
The port or airport in Patras is approx 150km away, but a 4 hour drive because there is no, or little motorway. Car or moped hire is perhaps advised as the villas are in a remote beach location, but also to fully enjoy the local sites and surroundings. Easyjet now fly to Kalamata in peak season from Gatwick. Aegean Fly from Heathrow to Athens and from Athens to Kalamata Aegean Fly from Heathrow to Thessaloniki and from Thessaloniki to Kalamata British Airways Fly to Athens and Thessaloniki Ryanair fly from Stansted to Patras.
Activities near Koroni
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||1 Oct 12||1 Apr 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||1 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Night|
|Peak Season||1 Jul 13||2 Sep 13||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|September||2 Sep 13||30 Sep 13||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices include 9% Tourist Tax
Fully Registered and Licensed with EOT - Greek Tourist Board
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