Agios Andrianos Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Nestled in a traditional farming village outside the coastal town of Nafplion.
Tucked away down a narrow lane the road ends and you enter a secret garden with no immediate neighbours. In front of you is the old farm house, still in need of some renovation but nestled in the gardens, with orange groves behind it and pergolas with vines in front of it sits an ideal holiday cottage. The sitting room, with a sofa bed for two, is light with windows that look across the pool and the garden. The bedroom with double bed has patio windows which open onto a large terrace with table and chairs for 'al fresco' dining, which in turns spills out under the vines which are carpeted with grass. The pool is just the right size for a turn or two in the evening to keep fit or for all day fun if you have nothing but splashing and keeping cool in mind. There is a paved area to lounge on and lawns to loll about on. There are no visible neighbours that overlook the cottage and the farm house but you can hear the goat bells as they come and go in the morning and evening from the village.
The pool and gardens: Please note that we use a minimum of chemicals in the pool, and although we monitor the quality of the water closely, it may sometimes appear cloudy. But we prefer this to an excess of chlorine. Likewise we do not use chemicals like weedkiller in the garden. This gives a very natural and relaxed feel to your surroundings. The vines produce an abundance of grapes which you can pick straight of the branches when they are ripe and the very young peach tree boasted two peaches last year. We planted an apple tree this autumn so maybe we will also have apples in 2010.
No Smoking Inside.
Sorry, we ask you not to smoke inside the cottage. If you chose to smoke outside please be aware that fires start easily in Greece and your cottage is amongst orange trees and dry grass. You will need to take care with your ash and cigarette ends.
The town of Nafplion: Nafplion is 4km from your Agios Andrianos. Naflio was the first capital of Greece and what attracts the visitor is the old medieval and neoclassical city with marble pavings, wooden balconies, bougainvilleas that overflow from walled courtyards, springs, ancient fountains, the square of Constitution with the old Turkish baths (film and stage theater today) and coffee shops.
Palamidi, the castle atop the hill, overlooks all of Nauflio. You can climb this by it's 999 steps or, if you want to take it easy, take the road around the back! Bourzti is the name of the island fort in the bay and there are boat trips across running regularly (4 euros per person). On Saturdays and Wednesday there is the local produce market on one of the more major roads in Nafplio which has become quite a big market with cloths stalls and flower stalls and so. Naflio has a attractive 'town beach' which has a cafe and changing rooms
The surrounding area: Argolida, the area in which Nafplio lays is rich in everything. The most well know archaeological sites are all within a hours drive, Mycenae, Agommenom 'bee hive' tomb, Epidavros Amphitheater, the great Cyclopian wall of Tirins.
There are also a great variety of beaches. Some with all the pedalos, banana boats, glass bottomed boats and lilo. Others with Kite Surfing school and diving center. There also the Blue Flag award winning Carathona beach with is long stretch of sand and crystal clear waters.
This is an agricultural area rich orange and and olive groves. Recent improvement to the roads network has made the area very accessible and within two hours of landing at the airport you can be sitting sipping your ouzo gazing up at Palamidi basking up the sun. What more could you want.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible