Daphne

Peloponnese

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Web Ref: 3990

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 4
  2. 1 Double Bedroom
  3. 1 Twin Bedroom
  4. 2 Bathrooms
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. WiFi
  7. Tavernas 2km
  8. Beach 2.5km
  • Accommodation: Open plan kitchen diner/living area (A/C, TV, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine) with patio doors to pool terrace. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and patio doors to pool terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and patio doors to pool terrace.
  • Outside: Sun terrace. Shaded seating area. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 3.5m) with infinity edge.

Only 2km from the sleepy, traditionally Greek coastal village of Petalidi, Daphne is one of just four identical properties privileged to enjoy this gorgeous location looking out over breath-taking sea views and astounding mountain scenery.

Flowing effortlessly over one floor the contemporary, minimalist interior is complemented by comfy furnishings and modern fittings. Impressive floor to ceiling windows, spanning almost the entire length of one side, not only keep the house light and bright but also ensure those gorgeous views remain an integral part of holiday proceedings.

With direct access from all rooms, the sunny pool terrace has a covered seating area to one side perfectly positioned for added enjoyment of the panoramic vista. And who will be able to resist the charms of the attractive infinity edged private pool, competing for the right to be centre of attention with its silent, non-stop invitations to enjoy a cooling dip!

Life in picturesque Petalidi, just a ten minute drive from Daphne, revolves around the pretty main square and its centrepiece local church, one of only a handful in all of Greece that is built in such a close proximity to the sea. Good amenities include minimarkets, tavernas, coffee shops and a regular market alongside the town beach (usually Friday).

Beach lovers will adore Paralia Velika, a several kilometre long sweeping stretch of fine golden sand edging the Messinian Gulf about a 20 minute drive from the house and regularly considered amongst the best beaches in Greece. Founded in the 4th Century BC, Koroni (24km) is home to ruins from the Minoan, Roman and Venetian eras as well as some wonderful seafood tavernas around the harbour.

Please note: Due to the wooded environs barbecues are not permitted
Property licence number: 1210524

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Location of Daphne

Locality

Great Things to Do Near Daphne

Enjoy a day at Peroulia Beach

Drive for 30 minutes and you’ll get to Peroulia Beach. Nestling up to the village of Vounaria, this powder-soft stretch of sand is backed by olive groves and greenery, and boasts shallow, crystal-clear water. You can laze on the sand, or grab a drink from a beach bar and make use of their loungers.

Spend a day sightseeing

Head out in the car and discover the archaeological site of Nichorion, just a short drive North from the house.  It is an important historic site of the area with findings from the Early Helladic Period.  Travel a little further and you will come to Koroni, one of the most popular towns in Messinia.  Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful castle which is one of the most important castles in the Peloponnese.

Sample seafood on Chrani beach

This sand-and-shingle beach has a good selection of restaurants. Local dishes feature on their menus with freshly caught seafood on the top of the list. These sea-view eateries are great places to try an after-dinner shot of ouzo, a traditional Greek aniseed-based spirit. 

The ancient town of Methoni

Just over an hour’s drive from Petalidi is the town of Methoni.  Walk over an impressive bridge to reach one of the biggest castles in the Mediterranean.  Built by the Venetians in the 13th century, it is the castle that steals the limelight here.

Polylimnio Waterfalls

One of the best kept ‘secrets’ of Greece, the Polylimnio Waterfalls are often described as a Greek paradise.   A short while after crossing a small path and walking through dense vegetation, you will find yourselves in this beautiful landscape made up of 15 small lakes and waterfalls surrounded by olive groves and vineyards.  Do remember to take some sturdy shoes to tackle the unmade track!

Ancient Olympia Festival

There are many festivals which take place in the archaeological site and village of Olympia, particularly in summer.  The colourful summer festival attracts many visitors every year.  The festival’s events take place in July and August and include concerts, theatre plays for children and adults, various exhibitions and shows.

Nestor's Cave

Hidden under the castle of Voidokilia, the cave itself has a mythical history, it is believed to belong to Nestor, Son of Neleo and King of Pylos.  According to another myth, this cave is where Hermes supposedly hid 50 oxen stolen from his brother, Apollo.  At the top of the rock formation where Nestor’s cave is located, it offers a unique view of the Pylos area including the Yalova Lagoon and the Navarino bay.

Take a wander round Nafplion

Nafplion is often regarded as one of the most beautiful towns in Greece.  The old town is a marvel to walk around with large squares and elegant mansions.  Whilst the cobbled streets are now fringed with cafes, boutiques and fine restaurants.  Amazing views of the sea can be found from the fortress of Palamidi which sits on the top of a hill above Nafplion.

Scuba diving

The Peloponnese offers a magical hidden underwater world ready to be explored by scuba divers.  There are many underwater caves and reefs which are accessible to both novice and experienced divers.  In the bay of Navarino lye a number of 19th century shipwrecks from the naval battle of Navarino between the Ottomans and the Allies during the Greek War of Independence.

Visit the Nemea Winery

The Nemea winery was founded back in 1985 as a small family business and has now become an established winery in the town of Nemea in the northern region of the Peloponnese.  Nemea wine is one of the most popular in Greece, and you will find varieties of it in all of the shops.

Play golf

Enjoy a round of golf at the World-class golf courses in the Costa Navarino.  The Bay Course and the Dunes course offer a fun experience and challenging test for all levels of golfers.  The scenic backdrops over the Bay of Navarino offer sublime sea views.

Sample the local olives

Local olive oil is the essence of Peloponnesian cuisine with the most famous product from this region being the Kalamata olives. Why not wash them down with a nice glass of chilled Retsina?

Birdwatching

One of the best places for ornithologists to spend a day is the Gialova lagoon.  You will see several different species of migrating wading birds, as well as the day-to-day hunters feeding off the plentiful supply of fish in this shallow lagoon.

Sit on the terrace and enjoy the views

The views here are stunning and one of your favourite things to do during your stay here will be to spend hours gazing out to sea.

Petalidi market

On a Friday you will find the roads in Petalidi are closed to make way for a wealth of bustling stalls.  Filled with goods, these line the village’s main street with anything from clothes to souvenirs.  Just don’t forget to haggle!

Nearby

Towns

Petalidi 8 mins 
Kalamata 40 mins 
Koroni 40 mins 
Gialova 45 mins 

Beaches

Petalidi 10 mins 
Paralia Velika 18 mins 
Peroulia 30 mins 
Chrani 45 mins 

Airports

Kalamata 30 mins 
Athens 3 Hrs  
Times are approximate

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