122-YEAR OLD ORIGINAL STONE HOUSE FROM THE NOVEL “ZORBA THE GREEK”

Thomas Weigle

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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122-YEAR OLD ORIGINAL STONE HOUSE FROM THE NOVEL “ZORBA THE GREEK”

Stoupa Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Great terrace, unique sea view & position, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4-6, top kitchen

Our house is situated in Greece, on the southern tip of the Peloponnese, that is, on its middle finger. It is the authentic house and surrounding area out of the story ' Zorba the greek'.

The story took place here in 1917.

'.The Original Zorbas House is located in the small hamlet of Prastova, above the village of Stoupa. The nearest larger city, Kalamata, is about one hour drive away and amongst other things has a fantastic weekly market and an important harbour. The area is called Mani and the region Messenia. Prastova irradiates an enchanted tranquillity, away from the hustle and bustle but at the same time only 1 km from the next village, Stoupa. The sandy beach of Kalogria, where the famous sirtaki dance from “Zorba the Greek” took place, is only a stone's throw away (2 minutes by car, 10 minutes walking). The Original Zorbas House has about 160 m² of living space (5 rooms) and is ideal for 4 to 6 persons. It is a closed ensemble with courtyard, terrace and balcony with amazing sea views and is situated about 300 m high.

Special features: The kitchen on the upper floor has direct access to the terrace. There is a transportable outside grill for the terrace. Open air barbecue with sea view!

There is a former cistern below the courtyard and the mountains and a small cypress forest behind the house, surrounded by bizarre rock formations. Towards the ocean, the view is over a group of huge eucalyptus trees. Very romantic!

In the garden, you will find a fantastic rock shower, situated between tree-high agaves and cactuses, with sea view, too! Pure Nature!

Thanks to the house's protected location, it is quiet and protected from the wind as well as shaded and cool in summer.

Together with the interesting atmosphere of the old stone house dating back to 1891 and the stories around the Original Zorbas House, the stylish ambience of the entire property offer ideal conditions for exceptional and relaxing holidays in Greece.

History: The national poet Nikos Kazantzakis from Crete operated a lignite mine from 1917 to 1918 in the hamlet of Prastova, above Kalogria, that is, Stoupa/Greece.

You can still visit the adits in direct neighbourhood of our house, from which the brown coal was extracted. It is one of the original locations of the story of Alexis Zorba. The “true Zorba story” took place in our house and was written down in the famous novel “Zorba the Greek” by Nikos Kazantzakis only in 1946.

In 1964, the novel was made into a film by Michael Cacoyannis, and is one of the biggest worldwide successes of all times, largely thanks to Anthony Quinn's brilliant acting skills and Mikis Theodorakis' famous soundtrack. Our house celebrated its 120th birthday on 24 May 2011. There is a link to our website.

Exceptional features: The house is situated right in front of a small cypress forest without neighbouring houses being overlooked. Sea views from everywhere, very quiet and unique. The house has a very good kitchen, which has direct access to the terrace. You can enjoy spectacular views of the sea and the nature from the terrace and the balcony. All rooms are equipped with first class windows and doors. Swing doors with mosquito nets and inserts included.

The house is ideally suited for bridal pairs (honeymoon!) Dreamlike weeks in a protected surrounding! All our guests, who want to have a beautiful evening with delicious greek or italian food and complete entertainment in our house, can order this extra.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Thomas Weigle (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks french, german, greek, english

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 22 traveler reviews

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122-year old original stone house from the novel “Zorba the Greek”
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
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122-year old original stone house from the novel “Zorba the Greek”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p774000
+49 09113930475
Stoupa Messinia
New York City
5

Amazing private traditional stone house in Mani

  • 5 of 5
This property is truly unique in the Stoupa area. I have travelled to this area for years because my wife's family is from one of the towns up in the maintains. We have stayed in a number of rental properties ranging from OK to excellent over the years. The 'Zorba' house stands out as the absolute best we have ever found. For starters, it is nestled into the bottom of the mountains in a little valley that provides unequaled serenity and privacy. The house is beautifully restored and updated - you can feel the care that has gone in to all the work. The photos don't fully do it justice! The 2 bedrooms downstairs are great and the sofa bed in the living room was also very comfortable. We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teenagers) and everyone had privacy and plenty of room. The little garden and outdoor shower are just exquisite. The whole atmosphere is so relaxing. The owners directions to a tiny swimming area walking distance away was fabulous. Kalogria beach in Stoupa is easily walkable and my favorite beach in the area. It has cold water springs along the edge and in the bay that make the water wonderfully clear and refreshing. Driving to Stoupa, Aigos Nikolas, or Kardamilli (where Before Midnight was filmed) is very easy. There are great beaches in all of these towns. Kardamilli has wonderful hiking and ruins to see as well. Aigos Nikolas is a fabulous little fishing village. The owners and their representative at the property were exceptionally responsive and helpful. The place was spotless when we arrived! If you want a totally relaxing and peaceful vacation but still be near to all the conveniences (Stoupa has everything) you might need then this is the place to be. You will not find a more private and magical spot!
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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122-year old original stone house from the novel “Zorba the Greek”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p774000
+49 09113930475
Stoupa Messinia
New York City
5

Amazing Private Paradise near Stoupa!!

  • 5 of 5
This property is truly unique in the Stoupa area. I have travelled to this area for years because my wife's family is from one of the towns up in the maintains. We have stayed in a number of rental properties ranging from OK to excellent over the years. The 'Zorba' house stands out as the absolute best we have ever found.

For starters, it is nestled into the bottom of the mountains in a little valley that provides unequaled serenity and privacy. The house is beautifully restored and updated - you can feel the care that has gone in to all the work. The photos don't fully do it justice! The 2 bedrooms downstairs are great and the sofa bed in the living room was also very comfortable. We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teenagers) and everyone had privacy and plenty of room.

The little garden and outdoor shower are just exquisite. The whole atmosphere is so relaxing. The owners directions to a tiny swimming area walking distance away was fabulous. Kalogria beach in Stoupa is easily walkable and my favorite beach in the area. It has cold water springs along the edge and in the bay that make the water wonderfully clear and refreshing.

Driving to Stoupa, Aigos Nikolas, or Kardamilli (where Before Midnight was filmed) is very easy. There are great beaches in all of these towns. Kardamilli has wonderful hiking and ruins to see as well. Aigos Nikolas is a fabulous little fishing village.

The owners and their representative at the property were exceptionally responsive and helpful. The place was spotless when we arrived!

If you want a totally relaxing and peaceful vacation but still be near to all the conveniences (Stoupa has everything) you might need then this is the place to be. You will not find a more private and magical spot!
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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122-year old original stone house from the novel “Zorba the Greek”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p774000
+49 09113930475
Stoupa Messinia
4

Charming character stone house in the Outer Mani

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our week in Zorbas House very much. The lovely private beach just a 15 minute walk away was a highlight as were the three villages in close proximity - Stoupa, Agios Nikolaos and Kardamyli. Kalamata is an hour away by car. The listing description was accurate and the house was clean and well maintained and the owners Katharina & Thomas were very friendly and helpful in providing information on the area when we contacted them. We have no hesitation in recommending Zorbas House to others who are seeking a secluded character house in the Outer Mani (off the main tourist trails)
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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122-year old original stone house from the novel “Zorba the Greek”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p774000
+49 09113930475
Stoupa Messinia
5

A perfect oasis !

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from spending a week at the beautiful Zorbas House . This property is a peaceful oasis ,full of character and history .It is surrounded by cypress and eucalyptus trees.At night, one can here the distant calling of the owls of Pallas Athena.It has a number of sheltered sitting areas from which one can admire the countryside,sunsets and views to the sea. The famous beach of Kalogria is a short distance away .Katerina and Thomas were wonderful,caring hosts . The house itself was clean, and well maintained. The kitchen was very well supplied ,there was also a washer and dryer for our laundry.The neighboring villages of Stoupa and Kardamyli Had wonderful restaurants and areas to explore.
Our favourite moments were sitting on the west facing small balcony admiring the evening sunset over the bay ,enjoying the peace of the property. We hope to return to our paradise found!
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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122-year old original stone house from the novel “Zorba the Greek”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p774000
+49 09113930475
Stoupa Messinia
5

A Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5
It was a joy to find a true slice of Greece.
This charming & beautiful villa is steeped in history and character. Although completely private behind the gated courtyards it is still only a short pretty walk along an off road track to two fine sandy beaches backed by a good range of tavernas.
Fantastic views from the villa and courtyards during the day and the total black & starry sky at night in complete solitude apart from the cicadas and owls.
We cannot think of anything negative to say about the villa, town, beaches, surroundings or owners.
Thank you Katharina & Thomas for a delightful and restful stay in this unique and memorable piece of paradise and we hope the baby tortoise found her way home.
Jenny and Steve W
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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122-year old original stone house from the novel “Zorba the Greek”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p774000
+49 09113930475
Stoupa Messinia
5

A magical place

  • 5 of 5
We rarely visit the same place twice, but this house is so special we wanted to stay here again, and loved it just as much. It's close to lively and charming towns, but is a wonderfully tranquil and secluded place to retreat to, hidden away, surrounded by magnificent trees. Instant calm! The house is very atmospheric, as well as being very well-designed and well-equipped; its living room is a fabulous space, the full width of the house. There are beautiful views, particularly in the early evening light. It's easy to reach from the nearest airport, Kalamata, and from it you can visit many spectacular classical and medieval sites very easily within a day.Thoroughly recommended.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Kalamata
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Gythion
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Kalamata
Nearest Beach
0.7 Kilometres
Kalogria
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Kilometres
Dimitris Kalogria
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Navarino Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Kilometres
Dimitris Kalogria
Car: not necessary

In the surroundings of our holiday home, you will find plenty of beaches & small coves. The Caribbean-like sandy beach of Kalogria can be reached in 2 minutes (very suitable for children). The coastal landscape & the Taygetus mountain range (highest peak: 2407 m – mountain panorama!) are very impressive. One village is prettier than the next! Thanks to the special microclimate, there is a large variety of plants (for example Alpine cyclamen) & animals. (Nature reserves Gialova Lagoon). Enjoy swimming, hiking, boat trips (Dyros stalactite caves) or sightseeing (Sparta with Mystras, Olympia, Nauplio with Epidaurus, Gytheion, Monemvasia etc.). Both in Stoupa & in the neighbouring towns and villages, there are sufficient shopping facilities & several banks. There is fresh fish every morning at Babis' on Stoupa Beach, as well as fruits & vegetables at Litsa's. Wednesday & Saturday weekly market in Kalamata with oriental flair! International dance festival in Kalamata.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Stoupa Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Hochsaison
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€950
 
 
Nachsaison
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€850
 
 
Wintersaison
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
Wintersaison
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
Nebensaison
Apr 1 2015 - May 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
€700
 
 
Vorsaison
May 17 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€850
 
 
Hauptsaison
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€950
 
 
Nachsaison
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
€850
 
 
Wintersaison
Nov 2 2015 - Dec 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Das Haus kann auch monatlich gemietet werden. Fragen Sie nach Preisnachlässen.
Alle Preise inklusive Endreinigungspauschale
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Amenities

Amenities

Stoupa Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Bottled Water
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom with open fireplace opening to the romantic courtyard. Bedroom with beautiful landscape view. All bedrooms are equipped with first class windows and doors including mosquito swing doors or windows.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Terrace
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
Smoking is only allowed on the terrace. Large parasol on the terrace. Terrace and courtyard cannot be overlooked. Hammock available.
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