Gialova Kalivi


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  • Ground floor: Open plan living room/dining room (TV, DVD, WiFi, A/C) with doors to balcony. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Double bedroom (A/C) with terrace. Shower room.
  • Outside: Barbecue*. Covered dining terrace. Grounds with mature trees and shrubs. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (6.5m x 4m).

The popularity of both Gialova as a pretty seaside village and our one bedroom villa Elitsa encouraged us to seek out another villa in the region. Gialova Kalivi has proved to be an excellent additional choice, sharing the same hillside as Elitsa but still private and compact. The wonderful vistas of sea and sky and the patchwork of fields in the valley below the cottage define the rural landscape against a background of glittering blue sea and sky.

Gialova Kalivi enjoys a peaceful location and benefits from having the sandy beach within walking distance, as well as the ocean side tavernas and mini market of Gialova (900m) at the end of the track leading down to the sea. Modern and tastefully styled in varying shades of creams and whites, the open plan living area opens on to a balcony overlooking the swimming pool and terrace, where oleander trees offer a colourful contrast to the greenery surrounding the villa.

The contemporary double bedroom has French doors that open onto a terrace where many a morning coffee or evening aperitif will be enjoyed.

We believe the most restful aspect of the property is the area around the swimming pool itself; here, shaded by olive trees or a bamboo parasol, you can take time to read your holiday novel followed by a delightful dip in the pool. Gialova village is enchanting in the evenings, with the sea close to the various tavernas, locals enjoying a promenade and greeting each other in the cooling, balmy breeze. Further afield, the famous Navarone Gulf hovers on the horizon offering a generous panorama.

Historical sites abound in this mainland region: Nestor’s cave, referred to in ancient stories such as 'The Odyssey' is not far away and the neighbouring town of Pylos is home to a delightful Venetian castle. Voidhokilia beach with its red powdery sand and bamboo umbrellas is a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic and spend the day beside the sea gently sunning oneself, in the knowledge that Gialova Kalivi’s restful ambience awaits.

Please note: *Due to the wooded environs barbecues are not permitted in July and August.

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Great Things to Do Near Gialova Kalivi

Visit the nearby village of Methoni

You will spot its imposing Venetian castle that dominates the coastline. You can look around the castle, and the village itself, which boasts many excellent cafes and tavernas. Remember your bathing costume as well, as it also has a brilliant golden sandy beach.

Go for a boat trip

Drive into Pylos harbour, and take one of the excursion boats over to the 'arched' Sfaktiria rock. You may well have seen this beautiful rock on many posters and postcards, but the only way to see it is by these excursion boats. It's well worth the trip, and the commentary from the captain is very interesting as he will tell you all about the sunken ships in the bay, casualties of the battle of Navarone.

Eat olives on the terrace

Kalamata olives are famous all over the world. Now you can enjoy this delicacy in their home environment. Why not wash them down with a nice glass of chilled Retsina?

Sit under the very old plane tree in Pylos square (Platia)

As in most Greek towns and villages, the hub of the place is in the platia (square), so called after the Platanos tree (plane tree) planted in all the squares to provide shade from the heat and sun. It is a real honour to sit under some of these grand old specimens and the huge tree in Pylos square is over 200 years old. An excellent place to enjoy your morning or late afternoon coffee.

Spend a day at ancient Olympia

You'll find ancient Olympia on the road heading north towards the market town of Pyrgos. It is well signposted along the way. Spend an amazing day here visiting all the nooks and crannies of the original Olympic stadium.

Sit on the terrace and gaze across the countryside

towards the amazing sea view. You'll discover that this will be one of your favoured past times during your stay. The views are simply irresistible, and you'll spend hours just simply gazing.


The best places for snorkelling are along the rocky shore at the end of the sandy Golden beach. There are huge numbers of fish along here, as well as many varieties of shellfish - you'll have a whale of a time!

Get lost in Messinia

Take a map, and head for Filiatra, then Kiparisia and then take the inland route back through the villages of Aristomenis and Vlachopoulos. When you get lost, don't worry, you won't be lost for long as the next village is only a couple of kilometres away. You'll want to stop in all of them, as they are so pretty, very traditional and it's highly unlikely that you'll come across any other tourists throughout the entire day.

Wander down to the lagoon

Sit under the trees in the shade and watch the wildlife go about their daily business - frogs, fish, dragonflies etc. It's fascinating!

Nestor's Cave

This is an extremely interesting ancient site, and it's only a 20 minute drive from Gialova on the way to the village of Chora.

Visit the Nemea winery

Drive to the town of Nemea in the northern region of the Peloponnese and visit the vast number of wineries there. Nemea wine is one of the most popular in Greece, and you will find varieties of it in all of the shops.

Bird watching

Ornithologists will know about the bird watching area at the Gialova lagoon, where you can 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.

Take a drive and explore the Mani

It's not too far, but you will need to prepare yourself for being away from the house for a whole day - take your bathing costume, as you will have many opportunities to stop for a refreshing swim, whenever the mood takes you. The Mani, the Taygetos mountains and the charming village of Kardamyli all combine to make this a perfect day out.

Sunset supper!

Some of the best tavernas in the area can be found down at the waterfront here in Gialova, so sip the wine whilst watching the sun sink slowly into the ocean. Wonderful!

Visit the beach at Voidhokilia

Swim in wonderfully clean water, explore Nestor's cave on the way, and have a wonderful walk around the lagoon - a nature lover's paradise.

Play a round of golf

There are a small selection of golf courses in the vicinity, two of these being the Bay Course, (tel 2723 090 200, at Costa Navarino and Dunes Course, (tel 2723 096 000, also at Costa Navarino. 

Visit some waterfalls

Polilimnio waterfalls.
These can be reached via the road from Pylos to Kalamata.  There are about 15 fresh-water lakes and waterfalls, accessed by a rough track, so sturdy shoes are required.  The gorge is about 3 kilometres long and there are no facilities, so remember to take sufficient food and drink.  You will be rewarded by some stunning scenery and cool lakes to swim in.
Kalamaris waterfall - Located close to Gialova in the direction of Schinolaka.  From the car park it is about a 15 minute walk to the falls along an unmade track.  Sturdy shoes are recommended.  As there are no facilities take your own food and drink and your swimming things for a refreshing dip.



Pylos 10 mins
Chora 25 mins
Methoni 30 mins


Navarino Bay 5 mins
Voidokilia Beach 15 mins
Gialova 15 mins


Kalamata 60 mins
Athens 240 mins
Times are approximate

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