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Maria Foscarinis & Nathan Stoltzfus

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, greek

Waterfront top 2 floors in Kiveri with stunning views

16 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Argolida Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrm, 1.5 bath, 2 hours from Athens in Kiveri village across from Nafplio

Top 2 floors, well landscaped, five-storey beach-front house across Argolid Gulf from Nafplio, a beautiful ten-mile drive around the gulf. 112 steps to the beach below, 15 minutes from Astros 40 minutes from the ancient Epidavros theater or the sandy beaches of Tolo.

From the spacious veranda there are amazing views of the ancient Argos fort and the Palamidi of Nafplio, the island of Spetes, outlines of the Mycenae acropolis, the ruins of ancient Tiryns. Much of Greek mythology is set nearby.

The sound of waves against the shore is continuous and fine swimming is accessible by walking down a flight of steps. The stony beach has crystaline water and privacy, since it is hard to reach from public areas. The Tavernas of the village are a five-minute walk by a path along the water.

The house has wireless broadband. There is plenty of parking on the road in front of the house, which is built by a cliff so that the veranda in back is some 90 feet above the water while the apartment entry on the front side of the house is at road level.

Entertainment, Festivals, markets: Each of the towns in the area has summer events, from Astros around the gulf to Tolo. We have especially enjoyed going to the Argos theater, sliced out of rock to the west of the city during the peak of that city's dominance of the ‘known world’ around the 7th century BC. In recent summers the same productions by the national theater company that open in Epidavros have also been playing there, along with a variety of other pieces. Take your blackberry or iphone with downloaded text to follow along if you’d like. Both Argos and Nafplio have outdoor movie theaters that play films in English with Greek subtitles.

There are various outdoor markets. The Argos market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings near the central square is a picturesque opportunity to buy a huge range of items at a discount price, from clothing, to household wares, to Chanel perfumes (5 Euros for no. 5 marked originally at 85). There are one or two stands that sell “bio” or organic produce.

Telephone, internet, tv, cafes, supermarkets: We have a small tv, with antennae reception, and a dvd player. The house has high speed, secure wireless internet service. Blackberries, iPhones and IPads, as well as laptops (both Mac and PC) work well with our internet service. Kiveri has at least one cafe (Summer, along the water) with free WiFi, and Nafplion has a variety of cafes with free internet access, including Xenon and Noufara in the main square, and a number along the waterside.

In addition to the Village cafes and tavernas, and those in Nafplio, there are quite a few along the coastal road from Kiver to Naplio. In Miloi there are mainly souvalki tavernas; this is what the village is known for. Since we are not meat eaters, we can’t make recommendations there. More towards Nea Kios, there is a fish taverna right on the beach. The tables decked simply with table clothes are set on the sand with the water lapping at your feet; it’s tucked away, as if in a Fellini film, behind the fish market on the Nea Kios pier. Park your car and then take the narrow bridge near the Erasinos River leading from the road.

water --hot water and swimming, recreation: Hot water

There is a switch to turn the hot water on and off. It is in the electrical box to your left as you enter the apartment. It is the double switch in the middle row on the right. The “on” position is up and the “off” is down. A little red light will go on the water heater in the downstairs bathroom when the water heater us on. Give it about 10 minutes (or more) to heat the water, depending on how much hot water you expect to use. Be sure to turn it off when you leave.

The water directly below is very clear and clean and wonderful to swim in. It’s a rocky beach, and we find that it’s best to go in wearing swimming shoes made of fabric and/or plastic, easily purchased for a few Euros. You may find snorkeling worthwhile on one of the mornings when the water is calm

Much of Greek mythology occurred in nearby Nemea/ Argolid. A house from 2200 BC is two miles north in Lerna, where Hercules slayed the many-headed hydra. And the house is 1.5 hours from the Franchti cave, inhabited ca. 25,000 years.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maria Foscarinis & Nathan Stoltzfus (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, greek

About Maria Foscarinis & Nathan Stoltzfus

I am a public interest lawyer in Washington, D.C. and Greek-American; Nathan is an historian.

Maria Foscarinis & Nathan Stoltzfus purchased this condo in 2006

Why Maria Foscarinis & Nathan Stoltzfus chose Argolida

My husband Nathan and I bought this property in 2006, after we were enchanted by the village and the amazing view from the veranda. We also love the surrounding area, which is full of cultural and historical attractions; the nearby town of Nafplion is also a charming place to visit. As a child I often spent summers in Greece and in this area.

What makes this condo unique

The most unique benefit is it is right on the water! You can hear the waves from the veranda and you can be on the beech and in the water simply by walking down a few steps. You can walk into the center of the village along a path running just above the water, with a lovely view as well. The village itself is charming and friendly, with welcoming shopkeepers and other locals.

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

Waterfront top 2 floors in Kiveri with stunning views
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Serene situation

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as portrayed in the photos and description. Idyllic waterfront location with glorious views across the bay in a dead straight line with Nafplio. We were early in the season so most of the local tavernas were closed, but it is only 12 km to Nafplio where there are many choices, including Christoforos where I had one of the best meals of our month in Greece (vegetarian).

Nik, the manager, was very friendly and helpful and communicated with us before and during our stay about whatever we wanted to know. We stayed for 4 nights and it was one of the most relaxing times of our holiday. Kiveri was a great base to visit other parts of the eastern Pelopponese and I would definitely recommend the apartment to anyone and hope to stay again myself.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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What a find!

  • 5 of 5

One of the most relaxing and fascinating locations to spend time in Greece. The location Kiveri is superb since it is close to a number of archaeological (Mycenae, Epidavros, Argos), historical (Nafplio (the first capital of Greece (with a variety of restaurants and shops)), and natural (paralia (beach) of Astros). Kiveri is a small village with a number of amenities (a well-known bakery, a very friendly all purpose market run by Stavros, cozy se side tavernas, and close to local farmers' markets). More importantly the apartment is situated above the pebble beach (an approximate easy hundred stair climb for those that do not mind the physical activity). One can spend the whole day at the beach swimming, snorkeling, or just taking in the sun. One of the most appealing aspects of the apartment is the veranda with its stunning view of the bay of Argos. You can literally spend the whole day looking at the view. It is like being on the deck of a boat touring the Aegean without necessarily moving. The remainder of the apartment is very comfortable with all the requisite amenities (kitchen, wi-fi, air conditioning, etc.). The upstairs with the two bedrooms is very cozy and comfortable. Nikos the manager is very friendly and available to help. We enthusiastically recommend this find whether you wish to relax and/or explore. For example, Nea Kios which is a fishing village very close to Kiveri has an interesting fish market where the locals go to shop and has genuine local fish restaurants. For those of you that decide to visit we wish you the best of time!

Kostas & Maria

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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5

Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

Everything is perfect on this appartment. Photos are accurate. I already recommend this property to my fried.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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GREEK HOLIDAYS

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much again for making your apartment available to us. It was very spacious, comfortable and well-maintained. We could prepare simple meals in the kitchen without problems. We think we overused the toaster ;) The Internet was fast, too, which helped us plan our trips and send photos to friends.

It's hard to find adequate words to praise the location, its scenery, views and the vicinity. The description and photos you provided were very accurate, too. Nikos, the manager, and many other people we met were all kind and helpful to us.

We had such wonderful two weeks of rest in Kiveri. Our two daughters were thrilled and they spend most of their time in water because the beach was just below. We enjoyed the shaded terrace, which was very spacious and offered truly stunning views. The weather was very hot, indeed, much hotter than what we are used to, but we did not come to Greece for rain and cold ;)

We also did a lot of sightseeing - we drove round the Peloponnese, visiting Tiryns, Argos, Astros, Nafplion, Tolo beaches, Acrocorinth, Athens, Mykene, Epidavros, Mystra, Monemvasia, Patra. All those places were spectacular - either because of their historical value or thanks to their "spirit of the place", or both. It was a tight schedule but we can now say without hesitation that Greece is really breathtaking and the reputation it has for its beauty is not exaggerated at all.

Do we really have to add that we strongly recommend this accommodation and this part of Greece?

Ewa and Norbert, Poland

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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The Kiveri views are magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

We are sitting by the fire on a rainy day enjoying the

view. A few fishing boats are still out in the gulf. Nafplio is

obscured in the mist. It is a serene scene.

We cannot thank you enough for the privilege of being here. Everything

you wrote in your notes has come to life for us. The bakery is more

special than you described. And I spent a few minutes with Stavros

this morning at the market discussing sausage and weather and wine.

We have had an opportunity to see a little of life in this village and

we are grateful. Everywhere we have gone the people have been gracious

and they have shared the best they have with us. I was a little

apprehensive that Americans would be regarded with some animosity

considering the current economic turmoil but the people here are too kind to

treat us with anything but respect.

This has been a memorable experience . Every place we have visited in

the Pelopponese was only a two hour or less drive from here. But

the little ruins at Lerna in nearby Myloi were as profound as anything we have

seen.

Your home here is a magical place. There should be a waiting list to rent your home in Kiveri. Thank you so much!

Bill and Edy Pounders.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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A great week

  • 5 of 5

Friend and I stayed for one week in late September. We had both visited the general area before but not Kiveri. Apartment was great; spacious lounge/kitchen area, quite well equipped, comfortable modern furniture, huge balcony with canopy and wonderful views and 2 loungers as well as the usual table/chairs for eating outside. Bathroom has excellent shower as well as WC/basin and there is a second bathroom with WC/basin only. Bedrooms are fine but a little small (especially the second one) with sloping ceilings. Owner's guide very useful both on village amenities and area attractions. We liked the local beach - a slow 10 minute walk along the seaside path accessed below the apartment. Good local bakery and small supermarkets in the village. We enjoyed trips to Nafplion including the castle, and down the coast to Leonidio. Ate well at Maistrali on the village waterfront. In late September, the area was very quiet which we liked; it seems to be primarily a place for Greeks to holiday rather than foreigners which again we liked. We would happily return.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Athens
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
on the path to the village
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nafplio
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nafplio
Nearest Motorway
5 Metres
on the road
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
four or five a short walk away
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
in Kalavryta (or Mainalo)
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
down the 115 steps outside the house
Car: recommended

Ancient Epidavros theater is 45 minutes drive, Ancient Argos theater and agricultural markets 15 minutes; thirty minutes to famous beaches and shopping of Tolo, 15 to Astros, two to three hours to Mani, 90 minutes to Tripoli and Athens, 10 minutes to Milos beaches, 15 minutes to Nea Kios beaches and mud packs, twenty minutes to Nafplio nshopping and restaurants, 90 minutes to Franchthi cave, a very important archaeological site with human habitation beginning ca 25,000 BC

Other Activities: full body mud packs, parasailing and boat rentals in nearby Nea Kios

Ski: The Kalavrita Ski Resort is one to two hours away.

for information see:

www.skiing-europe.net/gre_kalavrita.html

www.greeceindex.com/dir/detail/link-1200.html

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Rates & Availability

Kiveri Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer II
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$89
$558
$2,234
 
 
Fall I
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$78
$503
$2,011
 
 
Fall II
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$61
$391
$1,675
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$89
$558
$2,234
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee--weekly $56

30% Deposit Required upon booking to reserve property; balance due upon arrival. An additonal cleaning fee of 50 Euros will be added to the total rental rate for each week or part thereof.
Check out by 11:30 am except by agreement in advance; Check in time no sooner than 2 pm except by agreement in advance
Rental Rates are for parties of up to four persons (two adults and two children); larger parties will be considered at a higher rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Argolida Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , queen size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , fold out futon
  • We can consider allowing one or two additional to sleep on the double sleeper sofa downstairs for an additional fee if you plan to stay for a week or longer.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a wonderful bakery, Limberis, on the right as you leave the village from our place. There you can get fresh cheese, spinach, potato, sausage and other pies by the piece, and bread, paximadia (dried toast), including whole grain, all kinds of sweets, ice cream, milk, water and juices. In the mornings an African gray parrot named Koko is in his cage outside the bakery. The foot path into the village and its restaurants There is also a Fish Taverna with good food beautifully set along the path above the water, from the house to the village. To find it, take the stairs down to the beach to the immediate right as you leave the house. Proceed down (about 80 steps) until you find a walkway with a white railing on the right and geraniums and sea cucumbers on the left. You will reach the fish taverna in several hundred yards. Continue on the path to reach the village waterfront, where there are more Tavernas. We especially like Maistrali. We offer our own guide to the area.

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