ER 102 - Holiday Rental - Papa Dimitrious' House - Limani

  • Type: Village house, 65m²
  • Accommodation: 4 rooms (1 bedrooms)
  • Location type:  Town, Village, Near the sea, Close to all amenities, Unspoilt, Historical sites close by, Rock bathing close by,
  • Suitable for:  Couples, Friends, Singles,
  • Changeover day:  Flexible,
  • Views:  partial sea view, village view,
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Rates: € 425.00 - € 625.00 per week

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Description

Papa Dimitrious' House is a 65m² ground floor only accommodation with one double bedroom and one large bathroom.  An ideal destination for those who want to experience a traditional Greek holiday, in a historic village house in Ermioni, which was once owned by Papa Dimitrious, the last Metropolitan bishop of Ermioni.  The present owners have carefully restored this house and maintained many of its authentic traditional Greek features. It is centrally located for all local amenities and central to all places of interest, including nearby beaches, islands and historical sites.

The accommodation comprises:

A large spacious Mediterranean garden, with garden furniture and BBQ.

  • The bedroom is very romantic and has a double Greek style bed.
  • Fully equipped kitchen.
  • In the dining/living area there is a large sofa bed, which can sleep an extra person.
  • Air-con in both main rooms.
  • Large spacious shower room, with WC and wash basin.
  • A washing machine is situated in a small room next to the main entrance door.

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, Places to visit, activities and more.
  • A car hire is advisable and parking is available outside the house.
  • Provisions will be left for guests upon arrival, including a comprehensive information pack, with maps.
  • A childs cot is available if necessary.
  • Occassionaly the owners might be upstairs, but guests will be advised if this was the case.
  • Visit the History and Folklore Museum in the old village.  Open all year every Saturday and Sundays during winter 17:00 - 19:00.  During summer the museum is open every evening 19:00 - 21:00.  Follow the signs from Limani port to the museum.
  • Ermioni has an internet cafe and Wi-Fi cafes.  In the old village, there is a library with a selection of European books and free Wi-Fi.
  • Don't miss the colourful weekly market which is packed with fresh local produce, fresh fish, clothes, shoes and many other handycrafts.  Thursday mornings only 07:30 - 12:30.
  • There is the annual Ermioni Music Festival which takes place during mid July to early August.  Held in the evenings at various venues around Ermioni.  Posters are usually displayed in shop windows or on electricity poles around the town.
  • If you wish to buy fresh fish, then there are fresh fish shops in Ermioni.  One is just 12m away, opposite the Limani war memoral.  Also, in the mornings, local fisherment sell their fresh catch on the Limani waterfront.  One fisherman is situated behind the taxi office and the other docks by Maria's taverna.

Don't just think about spending your holidays in Ermioni during the height of summer.  The winter months are perfect and 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:4 rooms (1 bedrooms)
Sleeps:2 1 double bed(s) 1 bed settees
Bathrooms:1 bathrooms (0 en-suite)
Internal: Independent kitchen, Independent dining area, Air-conditioning,

Notes about the accommodation:

The accommodation is all on the ground floor level of this historic house.

Facilities
Kitchen / Dining: Dishwasher, Washing machine, Combined fridge freezer, Microwave, Iron, Ironing board, Toaster, Coffee maker, Water kettle, 4 plate hob, Vacuum cleaning, Cleaning equipment, Cooker,
Other Facilities: Satellite TV, Music system, CD player,
Linen: All linen included in rental, Towels included in rental,
Outdoor
Facilities:Terrace,Patio,Mediterranean garden,Couch hammock,Seating,Tables,B-B-Q,
Parking:Parking adjacent

Notes about the outdoor facilities:

Very rare to find houses that offer a large Meditteranean garden.  Very spacious and has a garden hammock, BBQ and garden furniture. 

Location
Nearest Airport:Athens International airport:206 kms
Nearest Ferry Ports:Piraeus: 180kms - Patras: 240kms
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: 300m - Kranidi: 11kms (open 24 hrs)
Nearest Doctor:Ermioni: 10m - Kranidi: 10kms
Nearest Dentist:Ermioni: 90m - 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 - Mycenae: 116kms
Museums:Ermioni: 150m - Epidavros: 55kms - Nafplio: 78kms
Monasteries/churches:Churches of Taxiarches and Panaghia: 200m - 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 - 250 metres - Boat transfer from Mandrakia harbour
Swimming: Mandrakia and Bisti: - 400m and 600m
Rock climbing: Thermisia castle - Lizard rock: - 11kms
Watersports: Porto Heli: - 18kms
Rental Rates
Rental Period name Dates Dates Day rate Week rate Minimum stay
Low Season 1 Jan 2017 30 April 2017 € 65.00 € 425.00 4 Nights
Early Summer 1 May 2017 25 June 2017 € 525.00 7 Nights
High Summer 26 Jun 2017 10 September 2017 € 625.00 7 Nights
Late Summer 11 Sep 2017 27 November 2017 € 75.00 € 525.00 4 Nights


Notes on the Rental Rates

  • 30% 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.  
  • Water, electricity, air-con and central heating included in the rental rates.  
  • The house is strictly NON-SMOKING, but smokers are welcomed and will be requested to smoke outside.  
  • There will be many provisions available upon arrival for guests, including a fully comprehensive information pack, with 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 before the start of your holiday, unless otherwise agreed.  
  • The accommodation must be left clean and tidy upon departure.  
  • For an extra third person, there will be 50 Euro charge per person per week.  
  • No cleaning is conducted as the house is self sufficient, but if your require any cleaning, then there will be further charge.  Please check at time of booking.
     
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