4 individual villas with shared pool in vineyard and olive grove, near to beach and local villages
Situated within a tranquil olive grove and vineyard, these charming villas are an ideal holiday location. Fabulous sea and mountain views, a pool on-site and the beach nearby. What makes a holiday with us unique is that we can cater for your every need including breakfast or evening meals prepared by Maria with produce from the garden and local area if you want them. This property is perfect for relaxation and a true Greek experience. Sharing the garden with 3 other villas, each has its own space and feeling of privacy. Less than 1km from the nearest village and 5 mins stroll to the beach. There are plenty of outside areas around the pool, on the private balconies and in the barbeque area for exclusive use by our guests. The villas at the Iconpainter's Garden are unique. There you can have fresh fruit and vegetables every day from our orchard and garden and enjoy our own olives and oil. We aim to give you the perfect Greek holiday.
Details for holiday Villa Marathi (Sleeps 2/4. 1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom
The villa has spectacular views of the sea and mountains and is close to the pool. It sleeps 4 and has been designed with privacy in mind. Furnishings are stylish and practical.
The sitting room has a sofa bed (either a double or two singles which can form a double), Satelite TV, dvd and a wi-fi connection.
There is a well equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, kettle, cafetiere and a full set of crockery, pots and utensils.
The bedroom has a double or twin bed (depending on the villa).
The shower room has a big shower, WC and wash basin, large mirror and storage space.
The villa has a spacious balcony with a dining table chairs and deckchairs.
At the entrance, there is a porch in which guests can keep their beach or outdoor gear.
There is a sense of the traditional but with all the mod cons necessary to make your holiday perfect.
All bed linen and towels are provided and changed twice weekly.
There is a BBQ area, laundry facilities, library of maps and guide books and dvd
About the Owner
We first came to Koroni in 2002 and fell in love with this picturesque seaside village. We bought the beautiful old Venetian townhouse of the village iconpainter (hence the name) and restored and converted it into the Iconpainter's stylish studio apartments. (This is the property GR502). Three years later we found an irresistible olive grove and vineyard close to Peroulia beach with the most spectacular views towards Koroni and across the Messinian Gulf to the Taygetos mountains. Here we have created 4 detached villas with a swimming pool. (This is property GR501).
From the Owner
“In 2005 we found an irresistable olive grove and vineyard close to Peroulia beach with the most spectacular views towards Koroni and across the Messinian Gulf to the Taygetos mountains. Here we have created 4 detached villas with a swimming pool.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The Icon Painter's Villas are ideal for groups and family reunions. We can accommodate up to 16 people on the site, but in surroundings which offer everyone privacy when they want it! For more information please contact us by e-mail or visit the owners website.
Our special interest holidays include: A Spring walking week, Mediterranean food week and our unique Olive week. In future years we hope to run a painting week and photography week.Painting week. For more informatuion please contact us by e-mail or visit the owners website.
There are countless beaches around the villas. The nearest being Peroulia. It is 5 minutes walk through an olive grove and is clean, sandy, quiet and flat. Just perfect in fact! In Koroni there is the famous Zaga Beach, home of the Loga Turtle. This is more than 2 km of impossibly beautiful sand. Further afield (about 4km from Koroni) are Tsapi and Marathi. Down a winding road to a taverna at the bottom and the most unspoilt of sandy beaches. Finikounda is renowned for windsurfing (5km away).
Kalamata is the nearest airport at 30km away. It is about 35 minutes drive. Athens is about 3.5 hours drive through wonderful scenery. Flights currently come to Kalamata May to October and to Athens all year round. Ferries from Italy come in daily at Patras which is about 3 hours drive from us. For those not wishing to hire or bring a car, an excellent coach service connects Athens to Kalamata daily, an equally reliable train service links Patras to Kalamata. Car hire is not essential.
The village of Kombi is less than 1Km away and Harakopio is 2km away. Koroni is 4km away and there is a regular bus. Harakopio and Kombi have shops and small tavernas of good quality. Koroni has a bigger selection of shops and tavernas. Kalamata is the main town in the area (40km) by bus. It boasts some beautifully restored Venetian style buildings and many chic cafes and bars. There are many interesting places to see. Ancient Messini rivals Olympia in beauty, Mystras a Byzantine wonder.
From the villa, within a walk to Harakopio or Kombi, shops for all your needs are available. For a larger supermarket or a bank , you would have to go 4km into Koroni, described by ‘rough guide’ as ‘one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Greece’. There is a magnificent castle atop a promontory (once a Venetian Naval Fortress). Nestling beside the Castle is the unbelievably quaint ‘Timios Prodromos Convent" made up of a network of tiny intricate churches. The view from here over the sea leaves one speechless. For those who love sightseeing, a day trip can take you to the second Venetian Castle in Methoni and on to the picturesque port of Pylos. For those who like activity boat hire is available in Pylos and windsurfing lessons or equipment hire at Finikounda (8km away).
Further afield, for day trips away, Byzantine Mystras, a medieval town perched high on the mountains overlooking Sparta. Olympia and Ancient Messini are both wonderful examples of the ancient world. There is also the Temple of Epicurean Apollo standing within a fascinating landscape and said to have some of the most intact friezes surviving from ancient times. Nestor's Palace is a Mycenian Palace near Pylos and interesting for its' insight into ancient domestic life.
For those who love the outdoors, there is a walk in the Neda Valley where the river flows into the Ionian Sea. The valley has unusual rock formations and forms and extraordinary landscape. Within driving distance, are the Polylimnio falls, a secret paradise of small lakes and waterfalls hidden among olive groves and vineyards and finally, the Viros Gorge, a walk with stunning scenery, many churches and ruined ancient
villages along the way.
All of these places are either close by or within a normal day trip. For those not wanting too much in the way of activity, there are always the many beaches or even the comfort of the pool and your own balcony!
Please see the owners website (link below) for further information.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest|
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To book a villa at The Iconpainter's Garden contact us by telephone or email. We would require a 33% deposit to secure your booking. This is non-refundable and payable within 14 days of your booking request. Payment of the balance will be upon arrival in euros or by bank transfer no later than 28 days before your arrival.
There is no preferred changeover day. We are totally flexible with your travel arrangements. We can meet you at any pre-arranged destination nearby or pick you up from Kalamata bus or train station or at Kalamata airport. A small charge is made for this.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros for two people sharing. For four people there is an additional charge of 70 Euros per week to cover additional laundry and cleaning etc.
For longer lets or multiple villa bookings we can offer a discount. Please email us for more information
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Guests choosing to stay in this tranquil idyll have the benefits of being close to the beach and the village, but in peaceful countryside. At the villas they can also enjoy a wonderful dinner prepared by Maria and served by Michael on their own terrace or one of teh many tranquil seating areas in the olive grove.”
- Air Conditioning
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- near the sea
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The villas are designed with the environment in mind and made with local materials and high levels of insulation and good cross ventilation. They all have air conditioning in the sitting room and bedroom too. Hot water is provided by solar panels. There is a swimming pool which is for exclusive use of the 4 villas around it. Each villa has satellite TV and wi-fi. We aim to provide ‘something different’ for your holiday and to that end we can provide dinner and breakfast made from our own organic vegetables and produce and served at our own house in the olive grove. Guests can buy fresh produce from us every day in the form of fruit and vegetables, oil and olives, wine, preserves and freshly baked bread. We have an extensive lbrary of maps, guides and topical books. Whilst we welcome children at the Iconpainter's Villas, it is a place for tranquil relaxation. We ask that parents ensure that their children respect the privacy and peace of others. Outside: The villas sit in an olive grove shared with 3 other villas. There is lots of space and olive trees between the villas thus giving each a feeling of peace and privacy. All villas have uninterrupted sea and mountain views. There is a fantastic pool for exclusive use of the villas and around it are loungers and deckchairs to relax and sunbathe. The pool is 4m x 8m and is designed for relaxed bathing. It is not suitable for diving. Separate from the pool area, is a place to BBQ. The Garden has organically cultivated olive trees, a vineyard and many different fruit trees and guests can walk and explore.