Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Have you ever wished you could experience the real Greece? Here in Ayia Kyriaki you will be in a little cottage that is in easy access of beaches, the port, Monemvasia and the rest of the Peloponnese.
This is a house for someone who wants to live in a village and experience the sounds and life of a Greek village. You'll see farmers taking their goats up and down the mountain. You'll also enjoy the sights of the ladies of the village chattering together on their verandas and walking down to the church together to light a candle.
The cottage has two main rooms, one with a double bed and the other with a single bed and a pull out sofa bed and folding single beds and 2 arm chairs. The bathroom has a bath and shower. We have mains water and a tank to store water incase of water cuts in the summer months. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, fridge/freezer and table/chairs and crockery and cutlery for 6. The veranda is the best place to relax in the warmer days. There are plenty of outdoor tables and chairs and a greek style bbq. The garden has a lemon, orange and fig trees where you can help yourself to the fruits. There are large bowls for handwashing and plenty of lines for drying. There is an internet cafe in the small Fishing harbour and most of the bars in Monemvasia offer free WI-FI if you bring your own laptop. There are fans for the summer months, and heaters for the winters. We have also just installed AC for the heatwaves! There are beaches all along the coast, and the closest is a secluded bay 10 minutes walk from the house. At Pori beach you will find a nice taverna with tables under trees offering delicious greek food. You can also swim at Kokoula, a protected bay within the sea with massive rocks to jump off. My family have owned this cottage for 30 years and love it and hope you will enjoy your stay.
The best time to come to Greece is during the months of May, June and September and October. July and August is extremely hot . The winter months can be quite pleasant with mild temperatures!
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ayia Kyriaki village cove 250 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.05 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Athens|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors||
The cottage has a large veranda and a large rustic garden with olive, lemon, orange and fig trees. There are 3 varieties of grapes growing. Help yourself to the fruit.
Although it takes 4 - 5 hours to get here, once you are here you will find a perfect retreat to relax, read, write or just think. Delicious fresh fruits and vegetables locally grown are available to prepare your own meals or enjoy eating out at one of the many tavernas along the fishing harbour. Once here you will not want to leave! Previous guest have all enjoyed their stay.
We have backgammon, cards, scrabble as well as a library of books to use during your stay!
The Peloponnese region
The Peloponnese hangs like a large leaf from the stem of the Corinthian Isthmus, the Peloponnese has also been called Morea, which means mulberry leaf.
This slight botanical variance is nothing compared to the bewildering variety of imposing ruins, situated in equally varied and beautiful scenery—massive mountains covered with low evergreen, oak, and pines surround coastal valleys and loom above rocky shores and sandy beaches.
The perfect time to visit is between October to November and April to July. August tends to be very hot.
Avia Kyriaki is situated 1.5km from Monemvasia and is home to a farming community who have lived in the area for over 200 years. The area is popular with the Greeks and a few European tourists.
The area offers great mountain walks where you can collect wild mountain tea, oregano and sage. There are many beaches, both sandy and pebbly. Pori beach has some of the most beautiful stones in the world and has a beach bar in the summer. It is also fun to swim off the rocks at Kokoula across the causeway towards Monemvasia.
The rock of Monemvasia has a causeway to approach it. For centuries Monemvasia has been a shelter from siege. First inhabited by people from around Lakonia in the 6th century AD seeking refuge from Arab, Slav and Frankish invaders, Monemvasia flourished under the Byzantines, but was later occupied in turn by the Venetians and the Turks until Greek independence in 1821.
Today Monemvasia has several tavernas and bars to enjoy excellent local food and wine. It is also home to artists and many churches and about 150 people live there.
In the port you will find tavernas, shops, bars, internet cafe, bank with cash point, Lakakis supermarket, green grocer, butcher, doctors surgery police station, car/bike hire and travel agents. Every Saturday a fruit and vegetable market comes to the port.
Through out the year Festivals are celebrated in the Churches in Monemvasia.