ER 103 - Holiday Rental - ValleyView Cottage - Old Village

  • Type: Traditional apartment,
  • Accommodation: 6 rooms (2 bedrooms)
  • Location type:  Village, Near the sea, Quiet area, Churches close by, Close to all amenities,
  • Suitable for:  Families, Couples, Friends, Singles,
  • Changeover day:  Flexible,
  • Views:  village view, mountain view,
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Rates: € 600.00 - € 700.00 per week

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Description

Valley View Cottage is 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 places of interest, including beaches and historical sites, which go unmentioned in many guidebooks.  The accommodation offered is on the ground floor only, and offers a spacious terrace with far reaching views towards the valley of Katafyki gorge.   The cottage has two bedrooms, one twin with double bed, and the second is a single bedroom, with a single bed.  Opposite this single bedroom is a small shower room with WC and sink.  There is a sofa-bed in the large open-plan living/dining area, which can sleep another 2 persons if required.  The living area is open plan which includes the kitchen and the living dining area.  The cottage has recently been renovated, is clean and fresh, ready for the summer season.  A drive leads to an open car-parking area adjacent to the cottage, which will be available for all guests.  All utilities and linen included in the rental price.

Click on the following link on how to get to Ermioni:  www.ermioni.info/getting-to-ermioni

Being in a traditional village gives you the opportunity of sampling everyday Greek village life, which can be a wonderful experience. Walk through this charming village and watch some of the locals go about their everyday lives.  Many will great you with a welcome "Yassas" greeting.  Visit the local fruit shop, the village mini-market, or the friendly butcher, who will always serve you with a smile. Visit the two old village churches which are beautiful inside, attend a service or take the opportunity to participate in a religious festival. You will always be made welcome. 

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.  The town of Ermioni has been classed as an island town, unspoilt, undiscovered, magical.  Don't just think about spending your holidays in Ermioni during the height of summer.  The winter months are pleasantly warm and ideal for exploring. Ermoni 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:6 rooms (2 bedrooms)
Sleeps:3 1 double bed(s) 1 bed settees 1 single bed(s)
Bathrooms:1 bathrooms (0 en-suite)
Internal: Independent kitchen,

Notes about the accommodation:

Facilities
Kitchen / Dining: Washing machine, Combined fridge freezer, Coffee maker, Water kettle, 4 plate hob, Cooker,
Other Facilities: TV, Wi-fi, Games,
Linen: All linen included in rental, Towels included in rental,
Outdoor
Facilities:Terrace,Garden furniture,Parasol,Seating,Tables,B-B-Q,
Parking:Parking adjacent

Notes about the outdoor facilities:

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 10
Nearest Railway Station:Corinth: 106kms
Nearest Hospital:Nafplio: 78kms - Argos: 89kms
Nearest Health Centre:Ermioni: 450m - Kranidi: 11kms (open 24 hrs)
Nearest Doctor:Ermioni: 160m - Kranidi: 10kms
Nearest Dentist:Ermioni: 200m - 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: 120m - Epidavros: 55kms - Nafplio: 78kms - Argos: 89kms - Mycenae: 116kms
Monasteries/churches:Mon. of Agioi Anargyroi: 4.5kms - Churches of Taxiarches and Panaghia: 120m - Mon. of Avgou: 40kms
Cities:Nafplio: 78kms - Argos: 89kms - Corinth: 106kms - Athens: 195kms
Natural interests:Katafyki gorge: 5kms - Caves of Franchthi: 20kms - Didyma: 24kms - Methana volcano: 65kms
By Sea:Argo-Saronic islands of Spetses, Hydra and Poros
Activities in and around Ermioni
Scuba diving: Kapari Bay - Ermioni - 400m
Swimming: Bisti and along the Mandraki side of Ermioni - 450m
Rock climbing: Thermisia castle - Lizard rock - 11kms
Watersports: Porto Heli marina - 20kms
Rental Rates
Rental Period name Dates Dates Day rate Week rate Minimum stay
Spring 4 Mar 2017 28 April 2017 € 85.00 € 600.00 4 Nights
Early Summer 29 Apr 2017 23 June 2017 € 700.00 7 Nights
High Summer 24 Jun 2017 8 September 2017 € 700.00 7 Nights
Late Summer 9 Sep 2017 28 October 2017 € 650.00 7 Nights


Notes on the Rental Rates

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