ER 101 - Holiday Rental - LemonTree House - Old Village

  • Type: Village house, 90m²
  • Accommodation: 5 rooms (2 bedrooms)
  • Location type:  Village, Near the sea, Quiet area, Churches close by, Close to all amenities, Unspoilt, Historical sites close by, Rock bathing close by,
  • Suitable for:  Young children, Elderly, Families, Couples, Friends, Singles,
  • Changeover day:  Flexible,
  • Views:  village view,
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Rates: € 490.00 - € 690.00 per week

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Description

LemonTree House is a mid-17thC Greek village house, ouzing with character and situated in the charming historic Old Village of Ermioni, which is within walking distance of all main and local amenities in Ermioni.  Very central to all places of interest, including beaches and historical sites which go unmentioned in many guidebooks.  It is a house full of history dating back several centuries and this gives it a delightful authentic feel.  The accommodation is situated on the ground floor only.  

The ground floor accommodation has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an additional 2 Greek style bed settees.  It is beautifully presented and well equipped, but its surrounding are also wonderful, especially if you want to get off the beaten track and experience the life of a real Greek community.  Being in the heart of the village and close to the sea, gives you every reason to come and stay here and enjoy a great holiday in an unspoilt part of Greece.  Being undiscovered by mass tourism, Ermioni is still very much a working community, whereby everything is open all year round.  The climate is great, even in winter.  The house is ideal for families, couples or friends.  

The accommodation offered is on the ground floor only of this historic house and includes many modern comforts: central heating, inverter air-conditioning, ample hot water, shuttered double-glazed windows with fly-screen netting.  The owners live upstairs and will make you feel very welcome and are available for any needs that might arise.

  • Two twin bedrooms with two shower rooms, one shower room is en-suite, and 2 single beds in each bedroom.  Both bedrooms have ample storage space in each, inverter air-conditioning, or ceiling fans.  An extra fold-up bed could be accommodated in one of the bedrooms for a fifth person.  A cot is available for an infant/baby if required.
  • The fully equipped dining kitchen has a full working cooker, a small fridge with small ice box, fitted cupboards, kettle, coffee maker and invertor air-conditioning.  2 Greek style bed/settees compliment this area, which can be used for relaxing, or a further one/two people could sleep on these.  Double glazed doors lead to a small private courtyard filled with flowers. 
  • Guests also have their own private entrance which leads into a large hallway, which has books for holiday reading.
  • A further larger courtyard is available for guests to use, but it is shared with the owners and a couple of friendly cats.
  • There is no washing machine, but the owners will do all personal laundry free of charge.
  • Wi-Fi is available free of charge.  

Being in a village gives you the opportunity of sampling everyday Greek village life, which can be wonderful.  Walk through the village and see some of the locals go about their everyday lives, who will great you with a welcome "Yassas".  Visit the local fruit shop, the village mini-market or the friendly butcher, who will always serve you with a smile.  Visit the two village churches which are really beautiful, or if time permitting, attend a service, or have the opportunity to participate in a religious festival.  The beauty of Ermioni is that it is a working Greek community, so most facilities are open throughout the year.  It has one of the best all year round climates, although during the summer months the temperatures are very high, hot and humid, yet the winters are mild and sunny, with clear blue skies. The other important factor is that little has changed in Ermioni over the last number of years, both in its appearance and in continuing to keep the local civic, historic and religious festivals and traditions alive, especially to the growing younger generation.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • If you wish to know more about Ermioni and what there is to see and do, then please do visit Ermioni and Places to visit, where you will find a wealth of information about Ermioni and the surrounding area.
  • A car hire is advisable.  Visit How to get to Ermioni for details on various travel options including car hire.
  • Provisions will be left for all guests upon arrival, including a comprehensive information pack, with maps.
  • The owners live upstairs in this village house and will be available for any needs that may arise. They will make you feel welcome. 

Don't just think about spending your holidays in Ermioni during the height of summer.  During the winter months, the weather is pleasantly warm and ideal for exploring.  Ermioni is still the unspoilt Greece!

More information about Ermioni:  www.ermioni.info/place-of-interest/ermioni

More information about the area:  www.ermioni.info/content/places-visit

More information about real estate:  www.ermioni.info/properties-for-sale 

About Ermioni

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Ermioni is situated in, and gives its name to, the whole Ermionida area in the South-East of the Argolida (Argolis) region, within the Peloponnese, mainland Greece.  There is little information written about Ermioni in the guide books, at most, a paragraph describing it as a small authentic fishing village, maybe worth a couple of hours of your time.  Yet it is a beautiful Greek coastal town, very central to many places of historical and cultural interest, surrounded by charming coves and beaches.  A magical place that once you have been and explored, will bring you back again and again. 
 
Ermioni (Ancient Hermione) can be divided into three sections.  The commercial Limani port and harbour is located on the Northern side, with the lively Mandrakia on the Southern side of the peninsula.  At the Eastern end of the town, is the archaeological pine-cladded forest area called the Bisti.  Here one can enjoy leisurely walks at any time of the day, as there is plenty of shade, and visit the 5th Cen. BC temple of Athena, and other ancient, Byzantine and medieval monuments.  You can also swim in the clear blue sea, from the rocky coves along the Southern side of the Bisti, which overlook the islands of Dokos and Hydra.  There are no beaches in Ermioni, apart from a very small stretch of sand close to the Bisti, where some local residents go to enjoy their swim.  The sea surrounds the town from three sides, giving the feel of being on an island, but without the possibility of being stranded in adverse weather conditions.  
 
Some books have refered to Ermioni as a seaside town of captivating beauty, this is a good description, as it still remains authentically Greek, charming, hospitable and friendly.  For the visitor to Ermioni, there are numerous amenities, from banks, post office, ATM machines, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, physiotherapist, tourist office where one can also hire cars, real estate offices if you wish to buy property, taxis, buses to Kranidi and Kosta, various shops, supermarkets, hairdressers, cafes, bars and tavernas.
 
There is a colourful weekly farmers market on Thursday mornings only, 07:30 - 13:00, selling assorted fresh fruit, fish and produce, various clothing, footwear, handicrafts and domestic household items. 
 
Ermioni is a working community, with just over 3,000 permanent residents, so most facilities are open throughout the year.  However, during winter, some tavernas do close for the olive harvesting season and re-open either in January or for the Orthodox Easter.  Ermioni has one of the best micro-climates in the whole region, with the summer months being hot and sunny, and the winter months being warm, mostly dry with clear blue skies, which makes it a perfect time to visit.
 
For most visitors, the Limani side is the first port of arrival to Ermioni, whether by road or by sea.  One will find small hotels, pensions, apartments and private traditional Greek houses to suit all tastes and budgets.   All will provide a warm and friendly service to any visitor, as well as the many tavernas, cafes and bars along the waterfront.  A hire-car is advisable to travel around, as Ermioni is an ideal base for exploring the many historical and cultural sites, towns and villages in the surrounding Ermionida and Argolida area.  Places to visit in the Out and about are Kilada, Fourni, Kranidi, Thermisia, Iliokastro, Loukaiti, Porto Heli, Kosta and Didyma, all of which are close by. However there are many Places to Visit  such as Nafplio (which was once the capital of Greece), Epidavros, Tiryns, Mycenae, Argos, Assini, Tolo, Galatas, Trizina, Methana, Ancient Corinth and the Corinth Canal.  Take the opportunity to explore the pre-historic cave at Franchthi and the caves at Didyma, go rock-climbing at Lizards Rock in Thermisia, cycling, hiking, walking, especially through the gorge of Katafyki, or just relax on the many nearby Beaches and swim in the crystal clear blue sea.  For anyone who is experienced in scuba-diving or someone who wishes to sample a beginner’s course, then Ermioni is classed as having the best International scuba-diving centre in the whole region.  The scuba-diving is from the small islet of Kapari, located opposite Mandrakia harbour in Kapari Bay.  You might wish to explore the near-by islands, then the Argo-Saronic islands of Hydra, Spetses and Poros are just a short boat ride away.  All three islands will offer you a different experience.  Methana with its spa and volcano, is not too far away for a day visit.
 
The town's war memorial, which is situated in front of the tourist office, is the main focal point of Limani.  From this point one can wander up to the Old Village of Ermioni, situated on the crest of the hill.  Explore some of the back streets and see the local people going about their everyday lives, of which many will greet you with a warm friendly "Yassas".  The old village has the Ermioni Museum of History and Folklore, an antique Toy Museum, the 9th Century Byzantine Metropolitan church of Taxiarches (Archangels), the original 1888 village school in front of the new village library and a small number of shops.  One street is called Melina Merkouri Street, named after the famous Greek actress, singer and cultural minister, whose grandfather once lived in Ermioni. 
 
Ermioni has a reputation for producing fine products, such as pomegranates (annual festival in October) citrus fruits and the well known local olive oil, which was recently voted one of the best in Greece.  From Didyma and the nearby mountain village of Iliokastro, there are some wonderful wines produced to accompany the local Greek cuisine.   
 
An important factor is that Ermioni has changed little over the years, both in its appearance and in continuing to keep the local civic, historic and religious festivals and traditions alive, especially to the growing younger generation.  If you get the opportunity to visit Ermioni in the Spring, then the Greek Orthodox Easter is a wonderful occassion to experience, the main Greek festival of the year. "We hope you get the chance to visit Ermioni soon".  
Accommodation
Rooms:5 rooms (2 bedrooms)
Sleeps:4 2 sofa bed(s) 4 single bed(s)
Bathrooms:2 bathrooms (1 en-suite)
Internal: Open plan dining kitchen area, Air-conditioning, Central heating,

Notes about the accommodation:

The accommodation sleeps 4 persons comfortably, but an extra 2 people can sleep on the bed settees in the dining kitchen area at an additional cost of 50 Euros per person per week.  The house is only 120 metres from the sea at Mandrakia and 350 metres from the main port at Limani.

Facilities
Kitchen / Dining: Combined fridge freezer, Iron, Ironing board, Coffee maker, Water kettle, 4 plate hob, Cooker,
Other Facilities: Wi-fi, Books, Cleaning services available,
Linen: All linen included in rental, Towels included in rental, Beach towels available,
Outdoor
Facilities:Patio,Courtyard,Parasol,Seating,Tables,
Parking:Parking close-by

Notes about the outdoor facilities:

  • Even though cars do travel through the small village streets and park by the houses, unless you are an experienced driver, we do not recommend this.  Ample parking space is available close by, next to the Panaghia church in the old village, or on the Mandrakia harbour side, which is less than two mins. walk away.  Also, car parking is available at the Limania harbour front, which is about 5 mins. walk away. 
  • In the courtyards there are garden chairs, tables, flowers and candles.  If you wish to water the plants, then that would be very much appreciated. The small private courtyard is small, but the larger courtyard is also available, but we have to use the gate as our exit/entrance, as we live upstairs and need to use the exterior stone steps.  

Location
Nearest Airport:Athens International airport: 206kms
Nearest Ferry Ports:Piraeus: 180kms - Patras: 240kms (via the Corinth Canal junction)
Nearest Motorway Junction:Corinth Canal: 100kms - Jct Exit 8 and 10
Nearest Railway Station:Corinth: 106kms
Nearest Hospital:Nafplio: 78kms - Argos 89kms
Nearest Health Centre:Ermioni: 600m - Kranidi: 11kms (open 24 hrs)
Nearest Doctor:Ermioni: within walking distance - Kranidi: 10kms
Nearest Dentist:Ermioni: within walking distance - Kranidi: 10kms
Getting Around
Car hire advisable:Yes
Beaches:Dardiza: 4.5kms - Kouverta: 6.5kms - Lepitsa: 13kms - Hinitsa: 22kms
Historical sites:Epidavros: 55kms - Nafplio: 78kms - Tiryns: 81kms - Argos: 89kms - Isthmia: 98kms - Mycenae: 116kms
Museums:Ermioni: 30m - Epidavros: 55kms - Nafplio: 78kms - Argos: 89kms - Isthmia: 98kms - Mycenae: 116kms
Monasteries/churches:Churches of Taxiarches and Panaghia: 40m - Mon. of Agioi Anargyri: 4.5kms - Mon. of Avgou: 40kms
Cities:Nafplio: 78kms - Argos: 89kms - Corinth: 106kms - Athens: 195kms
Natural interests:Katafyki gorge: 5kms - Cave of Franchthi: 20kms - Didyma: 24kms - Methana volcano: 65kms
By Sea:Argo-Saronic islands of Hydra, Spetses and Poros
Activities in and around Ermioni
Scuba diving: Kapari island, Ermioni - 250m - Boat transfer from the Mandrakia harbour
Swimming: Mandrakia and Bisti - 300m and 600m
Rock climbing: Thermisia castle - Lizard rock - 11kms
Watersports: Porto Heli resort - 20kms
Rental Rates
Rental Period name Dates Dates Day rate Week rate Minimum stay
Spring 4 Mar 2017 28 April 2017 € 70.00 € 490.00 4 Nights
Early Summer 29 Apr 2017 23 June 2017 € 590.00 7 Nights
High Summer 24 Jun 2017 8 September 2017 € 690.00 7 Nights
Late Summer 9 Sep 2017 28 October 2017 € 85.00 € 590.00 4 Nights


Notes on the Rental Rates

  • 25% deposit is required on all bookings, with final balance paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.  Cancellation policy in place.  Payment in full required for bookings made less than 2 months prior to arrival. UK guests may pay by UK sterling, or by bank transfers.  Payments in Euros only by bank transfers for all European/worldwideguests.
  • No security deposit is requested, however charges will incur in the event of damage to property or key losses. Damage to property will be determined by the overall cost of repair, or replacement. 100 Euros will be applicable for key loss, as locks will have to be replaced.
  • Plenty of flexibility with check in/out except on changeover days during high season, then the following is applicable: CHECK IN at 18:00 CHECK OUT at 10:00.  During communications with the owners, guests will be advised as to the time of arrival and departure. This is only applicable during the high summer season.
  • All breakages must be paid for, however the owners do understand that accidents do happen.  Cost will be assessed at the time of incident.  
  • All linen and towels, including beach towels are included in the rental rates and are changed regularly.  Cleaning is completed only in the middle of a 2 week stay.  Towels changed every other day.  Water, electricity, air-con and central heating included in the rental rates. Personal laundry will be done free of charge, but not ironing.  For the cooler months, continental quilts are available.
  • THE HOUSE IS STRICTLY NON-SMOKING - but smokers are welcome and will be requested to smoke outside
  • There will be many provisions available upon arrival for guests, including a fully comprehensive information pack, which has guides, maps, places of interest and much more.  
  • If you require any special provisions for your stay, please contact us well in advance, so that we can cater for your needs.  Any additional costs incurred will have to be paid befroe the start of you holiday, unless otherwise agreed.
  • The accommodation must be left clean and tidy upon departure.
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