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This area may have travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
Bedroom, lounge, full bath, kitchen with separate bedroom downstairs- AC & wifi
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Smoking allowed - smoking allowed outsidesmoking allowed outside
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter:
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.
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.