|Minimum Stay||3 - 16 nights|
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Aleiki is perfect for those wanting a get-away-from-it-all holiday with plenty of things to do on your doorstep and a superbly equipped villa. Steps lead up to a secluded walled garden with an eating area under the shade of orange & Kumqat trees.The air is filled with the perfume of jasmine,lavender,honeysuckle and orange blossom in Spring and Summer. The path and patio are lit at night by solar lamps - a beautiful setting for dinner or drinks within earshot of the children's bedroom/s.The villa is spacious - the airy rooms have ample space for cot/s if needed, which we provide.The bedrooms have good separation with a landing and bathroom between them.The master bedroom has a balcony overlooking the village and the wide bay; both bedrooms have sea views.The kitchen looks out onto a pergola-covered terrace and the garden above; a lovely place to prepare meals. Grocery shops,Sophia's bakery,Niko's cafe and Andreas' taverna are within a couple of minutes walk.More at www.methonians.com
These lovingly-restored villas created in a 150 year old village house sit in secluded gardens with orange, lemon and olive trees, private patios and pergola-covered eating areas. The perfect Summer holiday rental, here you can enjoy all the romance of ' Real Greece' with up-to-date family friendly self-catering facilities. The rear bedrooms overlook the gardens and church, (beautifully-lit at night) whilst the view from the front bedrooms of village rooftops, the Ionian Sea and the island of Sapienza is equally romantic. The villas have bathrooms upstairs and second toilets downstairs; Aleiki has a bath, Phoebe a shower. Aleiki also has a bathroom with shower in the garden and Phoebe has a private outdoor shower. This makes life with sandy kids much more convenient.The comfortable living rooms with dvd, sofabeds, wooden floors, beamed ceilings and thick stone walls, perfect for escaping the midday heat, are easy to use as 3rd bedrooms if needed. The kitchens have beautiful granite surfaces, and are fully equipped. LOTS OF REVIEWS AND MORE PHOTOS AT OUR WEBSITE - ( website link is just before the reviews section below )
Getting There: Charter flights from several UK airports fly to Kalamata May-October. From 2013 Easyjet fly direct from Gatwick to Kalamata and Ryanair fly from Milan to Kalamata. Easyjet to Athens has cheap seats if you book early. The journey is spectacular through the Taigetos Mountains - which divide the territories of the ancient kings Agamemnon (Mycenae), Menelaos (Sparta) and Nestor (Pylos). The new motorway, lined with Oleander and Cypress trees makes for an easy and pretty drive of about 2 and a half hrs to the foot of the mountains. If you decide to hire a car there are good deals with independent Greek companies at Athens airport. As you cross the Corinth Canal to the Peleponnese, a stop to admire this feat of c.19th engineering is a must. Agamemnon's palace at Ancient Myceae is well worth the short detour. .Don't hesitate to email us for further details.
METHONIANS VILLAS website: Please click on the 'OWNERS WEBSITE' text ( at the end of the Facilities sectiona page below here). Lots more guest information, comments and photographs.
A deposit of 50 euro per person is required on arrival.
We have had a wonderful time here enjoying Methoni and Villa Aleiki. Our three children will remember this for a long time to come. Such a great set-up for three young children and great kindness from Nigel and Fiona. The only downside is letting the children know that dinner out every night at 9 pm will not go on forever !
We came here with so many places planned to visit with an agenda for every day and then Methoni worked its charm on us and we have just relaxed and fallen in love with the place. The Villa has been fantastic, perfect location and you feel like a true local.
We'd recommend going around Methoni Castle, Zanzibar Beach bar for lunch and seeing the sunset, Voidikilia beach and Koroni town with its views from the castle. Palio Historia restaurant is excellent and so is the bar opposite with Hercules (!) probably the best bar owner ever ! Get a Cappucino Freddo, relax and enjoy.
My wife and I enormously enjoyed our four weeks in Aleiki. We are both retired; our son and daughter, in their mid-twenties, joined us for a few days, and were as enthusiastic about the villa and about Methoni as we were.
The villa and garden had plenty of room for us, was well equipped and in good order. Nigel and Fiona were very helpful.
Between us we have had many holidays in Greece, mainly in islands, with a few on the mainland (I was in Kalamata and the Mani for a week rather a long time ago). Methoni was for us a real find. We arrived after the hottest weather (which was a plus for us), also after the tourist peak. Methoni is a delightful place – not at all over-touristified (and we would guess much the same even in July and August).
The villa is well placed for the beach (sandy), and for shops and tavernas/kafenions (of which we ate and drank in ten or a dozen – a great variety which we much enjoyed). Methoni castle is quite extraordinary.
We hired a car after ten days or so, but you don’t need one to get around Methoni.
We would certainly recommend the villa and Methoni to friends and family.
We had a wonderful stay in this lovely authentic Greek villa in a peaceful back street in beautiful Methoni. Fiona and Nigel made sure we were happy and were very helpful with local information. On their recommendation we found the fabulous waterfall at Shinnalaka, as well as Golden Bay and the stunning horseshoe bay of Voldokillia. Nigel and Fiona organised a hire car for us which was very reasonable and easy pickup and drop off. They left us some of their delicious olive oil too. The villa is comfortable and beautifully decorated with an efficient shower and 2 loos, always useful. The local church bells are a bit of a surprise but you do get used to them. Will look forward to returning sometime soon.
The house is fantastic, it has everything you need for living in a house. The interior has a unique style and the garden is really something special, perfect for calm ad peace. Since the house is next to the city main street you have all the shops at a 2 minute walk, and if wanted you can completely forget using the car.
Temperature as well as the view is perfect and you'll immediately notice the bells playing every hour.
The house owners are absolutely 2 wonderful people, kind, available and very pleasing to chat with. We also really enjoyed staying with the new arrival: a small and friendly cat.
Surely a place we'll never forget and a vacation of unique beauty.
We've stayed in the Villa Aleiki for one week and it was just great. The house is charming and very practical (there is two bathrooms, a micro-wave, a toaster, and much more than two plates and three glasses which is wonderful for a renting in Greece!), the garden is lovely and the owners very nice and ready to help. It's very close to the (small and charming) main street and the area is beautiful, especially the sandy beach of Voidokilia.