Two storey traditional house with stone walls and beamed ceilings throughout, providing an ideal setting for creation and relaxation. The stone-paved garden features Mediterranean plants, trees and herbs and offers unobstructed views of the valley and surrounding mountains.
The ground floor comprises a kitchen / dining area, spacious and cozy, with a dining table seating 6; an open-plan room (30m2) offering views to the garden and beyond, with a king-sized bed and a sitting area with music corner. The adjoining bathroom is large and well equipped. For more photos and a fuller presentation, google stoneretreat weebly, or click on the Stone Retreat Website link at the bottom of this page.
The upper floor consists of a large room (50m2) with vaulted beamed ceiling and fireplace, its 6 windows offering views in all directions. There is a sitting area with electric piano and home cinema as well as a sleeping corner with double bed. This rooms gives onto a terracotta surfaced terrace (35m2) which overlooks the garden and is ideal for al fresco dinners and star-gazing.
The property and surrounding area would appeal to artists, writers, history lovers, hikers and serious cyclists as well as to those who seek tranquility.
We, Yvette and Rogier from The Netherlands, stayed a week in this beautiful house and really enjoyed it.
If you like privacy and walking in the mountains, this house, seated in the sleepy but still-alive-village Vrousti, can be highly recommended.
The view over the mountains is great. The house looks old, but is recently built. The interior is just like the photos: with a great feeling for details. Very charming. Two wide terraces give you almost all day the possibility between sun or shadow. The fact that there isn't an airconditioner in the house isn't quite relevant: even during the heat wave we were confronted with (40 degrees Celcius) the thick walls kept the temperature inside to be okay.
Visiting the shops and taverns of Argos takes about 20 minutes driving, but the roads are very good, so this distance doesn't really matter. Reaching the beaches costs 30 minutes.
Argos has great bakeries (fournos) and confectioners (zacharoplastio), a Greek/Roman theatre and agora and lots of taverns.
You really also have to go to the picturesque Nafplio, the first capital of Greece; a nice Venetian city, with an incredible fortress, akropolis, cliffs, cactuses and many nice shops and restaurants. If you're there don't forget to stop at confectioner Dolce with its great icecreams, cakes, baklavas, chocolates, sweets etc. The best confectioner we have ever visited.
If you are interested in the Greek/European history you must visit Mycene, Corinth, Tyrens and Epidauros. The theatre of Epidauros (with a capacity for 13.000 spectators) has a nice agenda of performances. We don't speak Greek, but nevertheless it was a great impression to see an Aristophanes' comedy of more than 2000 years ago, played by the best Greek actors before an audience of 10.000 people, while the sun disappeared behind the mountains.
The owners are also very nice and friendly; they give many tips and are very helpful.
We fell in love with the little village of Vrousti while we were touring the Highlands of Argolida by car. What attracted us was the unspoilt aspect of it. Here was a hamlet of old stone houses mostly, with no modern interventions and no tourism. Not even a village shop or post office. The absolute quiet of the place charmed us. You feel that you are very close to nature and especially to the sounds of nature: the sounds of the bells from the goat herds, the bark of a sheepdog, the night sounds of owls hooting and foxes crying. The local people are simple folk, goat herders and cheese makers, and they lead peaceful, traditional lives. For us, it was the perfect place to escape from the noise and crowds of the city; a place to relax, to contemplate and to create.
Our house is located in Vrousti, a hamlet nestled in the mountains of Argolida, one of the most important centers of Ancient Greece. The significant archaeological sites of Nemea and Mycenae, the ancient theatres of Argos and Epidaurus are all within easy reach. An extensive network of mountain footpaths starts from the village and hikers will enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area while cyclists will delight in exploring the numerous mountain roads and paths. The Venetian town of Nafplion, located at the apex of the Argolic gulf, offers a counterpoint to the peaceful rhythms of Vrousti with its delightful shops, wide variety of restaurants and buzzing nightlife. The area boasts a wide variety of excellent beaches with facilities for most water-sports and points of departure for the renowned Argo-Saronic islands of Hydra, Spetses and Poros. Argos, the nearest main town, apart from its historical interest, covers all shopping needs and includes an extensive farmer’s market twice a week.
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Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
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Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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