Villa in Kokkari, Samos, Greek Islands - In The Heart Of The Picturesque Village
About Matthew Card
My name is Matt Card, I am 48 years old and live in Kent. I work full time as a shift operator at Medway Power Station, which is a CCGT natural gas power station. I am married to Karen and we have 6 children. I am also a part time fire fighter for the Kent Fire and Rescue Service.
Matthew Card purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Matthew Card chose Kokkari
My Father purchased the property in 2004 and began renting it out in 2005 after extensive refurbishment and restoration. He had been traveling all over Greece since 1978 and eventually fell in love with Samos and in particular Kokkari, so decided to buy a property there. He sadly passed away in 2009 before he had a chance to retire and live in the house. It was left to my Sister and I and we have carried on renting for the past year or so. Kokkari is a very typical beautiful greek fishing village, with a lovely atmosphere and great tavernas. The surrounding area is also stunning especially up in the hills and mountains.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is in the centre of the village very close to the bakery, shops and tavernas. It is approximately 60 metres from the main town beach, were wind surfing is a very popular pass time. There are two smaller quieter beaches about 10 minutes walk away. The house is 25 minutes from Samos airport and 10 from Samos town, where you are able to catch a ferry to near by Turkey and visit Ephesus for the day.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Papa Joe's Kokkari
A lovely little place to stay and close to the beach and shops, restaurants. Nice and quiet although due to it's position in the little village streets was a bit hot, temps were over 30 when we arrived. Lots of breeze on the beach though. This is more like a home than an apartment with lots of equipment laid on, you don't need anything and Mariana, the housekeeper is very friendly and helpful. Beds a bit hard though but that's Greece! Would defo go back.
Thanks Kathie for the lovely honest review, we are so pleased you enjoyed Papa Joe’s House and Kokkari. Tell all your friends. Best wishes, Matt.
We ( 4 audits and a baby)stayed in Matt's house for two nights (wish we would stay longer). It is a wonderful Greek house with a soul located close to the beach and old town. Will definitely try to book it again when we return to Samos.
Thank you so very much Dmitrij. I like the house with a soul description, you are very kind and welcome back anytime, best wishes and kind regards, Matt.
Perfect villa, amazing location
The villa was everything we had expected and made travelling with two toddlers that bit easier. Would highly recommend staying here and really wish we could go back tomorrow! You are spoilt for choice with restaurants within minutes away from the villa and loved discovering the completely different vibe the harbour had. The owner is excellent at making sure you have all the information you need before you go and the housekeeper Marina is lovely.
Thanks very much for your kind words, I'm so glad that your enjoyed yourselves and had a good Kokkari experience. Warmest regards, Matt.
Wir hatten eine wundervolle Woche in Kokkari in diesem einfachen, aber schönen Haus in bester Lage (sehr zentral und trotzdem sehr ruhig). Besonders netter, aufmerksamer Kontakt mit der Agentur und auch vor Ort.
Vielen Dank für die Bewertung, es bedeutet uns so viel und macht alles lohnenswert.
Special interest holidays:
Samos is the birth place of Pythagaros.
60 metres from main Kokkari beach, 10 mins walk to 2 other beaches.
Samos airport is about 25 minutes drive by taxi, also accessible by bus.
Samos Town is about 10km away (10-15 mins), Pythagario is 20 mins away, Karlovasski is about 30 mins away.
Several internet cafes are available. Kokkari is famous for its windsurfing. Mountain bike hire is available. Lots of mini markets. Cash machines. Pharmacy is at the end of the street. 4x4 jeeps are essential for exploring the many mountain villages including Vourliotes & Manolates, which are very beautiful. There are many ancient Monasteries & Pythagoras' cave & tunnel. Wonderful choice of tavernas. Ferries from Samos Town can take you island hopping or to Kusadasi & Ephesus in Turkey.