|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
You can reach the house through the stone paved streets of the old town in 5 min distance from the port (150m stone street and 25 steps). It sits on the top of the hill of the old harbour. From the front porch you can see the sea, the town of Korissia, Vourkari and Ioulida the beautiful capital of the island climbed in the centre of Kea towards the north east. The house was built by stone about eighty years ago and it is restored with care so that it keeps the feeling of its old use. At the same time it provides all the comforts of a modern house and it is easy and relaxing to live in. Because of the thick stone walls and the traditionally made roof covered by soil the house is very well insulated and also it is very well ventilated with openings in the front and back. This makes a/c unnecessary during even the hottest days of summer. Nevertheless stand up fans are provided.
Kea's capital town Ioulida is one of the four ancient settlements of island (Ioulida, Korissia, Pisses, Karthea). Health centre, pharmacy banks and helicodrome operate on the island. There are traits of life and civilisation in Kea dating back to the pre-historic period and the Age of Bronze. In Ioulida's archaeological museum one can admire objects from pre-historic housing settlements, as well as distinguished collections from the archaic up to the Roman period.
Kea remains a quite , low profile, rugged island, with few tourists, and an abundance of pristine beaches, beautiful blue-green waters and ancient cobblestone marked foot-paths, bird-watching nature reserves, few hotels and mostly privately owned houses. Kea boasts known names of Greek and international jet-set business, law, science and art as it appeals to the discerning visitor who seeks tranquillity , authenticity and a genuinely Aegean environment.
I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful holiday I had and how much I loved staying in your house. What a perfect location.
I hired a car and was able to see lots of the island and to go on many walks. There were so many wild flowers and birds and the scenery was truly stunning.
It was also very kind of you to meet me and take me to Sounion and I enjoyed meeting you and your family.
We spent two weeks of Septeber at the beautiful Traditional Stoned House in Kea. The perfect location on top of Korissia with great view at the sea was more we had expected! The Island of Kea is amazing, there is a beautiful hill town and historic ruins to explore as well as several nice swimming coves.We will definitely will come back !
Beautiful Place to stay in Kea.
House is very traditional with very nice view and terrace.
Everything was very clean and well equipped.
Pagona is a very friendly and helpful host.
We had a really lovely week in Kea. The house is situated at the top of the village so everything you need is on the doorstep. The house has been lovingly restored with lots of original features that give it real character. It is very well equipped and was spotless when we arrived. The beautiful whitewashed terrace at the front of the house was a perfect spot to sit and read, eat our evening meal on the nights we stayed in or just sit and take in the beautiful view. When we arrived the steps up to the house were a challenge after a full day travelling but we quickly acclimatised and they are well worth the effort due to the views you get being situated so high up in the village.
The village of Kea was lovely, plenty of restaurants with good food and everyone was very friendly. The bus didn't seem to run all week but we managed to find taxis so that wasn't a problem. There is a very well stocked supermarket and at least two very good bakeries in the village.
Pagona, who looked after our booking couldn't have been friendlier and answered any questions I had within a few hours.
This house is perfect if you want a relaxing, peaceful holiday but it would also be perfect as a base for exploring the rest of the island. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends/family - thank you Pagona for a really lovely holiday.
We got on very well in the house with three patios. Each with wonderful views. The charming Greek house was fully equiped. We specially appreciated that there was a coffe maker.
The owners were very thoughtful and had seen to it that there was breakfast in the fridge. They had even brought up a few bottles of water.
The house is situated high in the charming village of Korissia. Very many stairs lead up to the house but the view is worth the effort.
We walked a lot during the week. Kea offers excellent hiking trails. There are several nice tavernas with very good food.
We already longing back to the little house on Kea!
Super séjour dans cette île grecque préservée du tourisme de masse. Un temps magnifique et de belles plages. La maison est très simple mais coquette. De multiples terrasses. Très bon accueil avec quelques produits de première nécessité dans le frigo.
This was our second time in this charming house !
Sometimes you are disappointed as it doesn't look exactly like in your memory. But we found it like when we left 2 years ago. Still nicely decorated/furnished and fully equiped. The kids (14, 12, 7) and the cat liked it too.
The location is perfect: within the harbour town of Korissia, nearby shops and tavernas - but far enough from the dock to be quiet too. The upper terrace with the bbq is a big plus and the view is outstanding. You don't even need a car if you want to relax. Bus and taxi station is nearby. Everything you need in the house (from hot water to washing machine and much more...) perfectly works and the mattresses are really comfortable.
Hara is a great owner, always available if necessary (by e-mail, phone or text message) and very accomodating (time of arrival, departure)
To make it short I would say we feel at home at Hara's . We will definitely come back again.
Thanks and see you next time !
Korissia is the port of Kea where the ferries arrive and depart.
The house sits on the top of the hill of the old harbour facing the sea.
Chora-Ioulida is the capital town 5.5km from Korissia. A car is not absolutely necessary as the house is in the port near the sea. It is useful though for someone who wants to make trips round the island. There are several tavernas within walking distance with excellent (catch of the day) seafood and other traditional Greek dishes. Gialiskari beach is 1km distance away. Vourkari - a famous port for yachts with shops, art galleries, bars and taverns in 2km and Otzias with its long stretched sandy beach in 5km distance.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$107|
100% payment with booking through Home Away system and 30% deposit directly with the owner and balance payable cash upon arrival.
Prices are for property per week in Euros. All fees included.
If you want to EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAYS please contact the owner.
Complimentary Welcome provided for your first day such as : honey, local traditional delicacies,coffee,sugar,oil etc.
Cleaning service and changing sheets/towels upon request with extra charge 40euro !
Linen , towels and beach towels are provided .
Baby cot and high chair are provided.