Petrino

Peloponnese

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  • Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room (Sat TV, DVD, WiFi, A/C) with doors to the dining terrace. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine). Double bedroom (A/C) with doors to the dining terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C). Shower room.
  • Outside: Barbecue*. Sun terrace. Dining terrace with retractable awning. Shower. Garden with mature trees and shrubs. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (7m x 4m).

From its gently elevated hillside position Petrino enjoys magnificent views over the surrounding countryside to the meandering sandy coastline and famously scenic Bay of Navarino. One of a select few properties to enjoy this very privileged location (sister villas Elitsa and Gialova Kalivi are also nearby) the pool area is particularly attractive, chaperoned by a dense ring of olive groves burgeoning with the fruit for which this part of Greece is world renowned.

Flowing easily over one floor, the interior of Petrino has wood beamed ceilings and ceramic floor tiles complemented by attractive, comfortable furniture.

Accessed by the living room and the double bedroom, a dining terrace with a retractable awning for shade, looks out over the pool area and provides the ideal spot from which to absorb the splendid seascape ahead of you.

While it would be a shame not to fully explore the region’s fabulous sandy beaches and rich history, the opportunity to swim, relax and perhaps never leave this impressively scenic setting may prove irresistible. Beach lovers can choose between the sweeping sandy stretches of Voidhokilia (3.5km), Golden Beach (2km) or the sandy shoreline at Gialova village (900m) which also boasts good amenities including grocery stores, cafes and several traditional seafront tavernas.

A 10 minute drive around the Navarino Bay brings you to Pylos where the terraced cafes lining the harbourfront and in the main square provide the perfect excuse to sip a frappe and idle away an hour or two. Visit the imposing medieval, hilltop castle of Neokastro or, indeed, any of the many well preserved fortresses found all along the coastline (Methoni and Koroni are two of the better known) to be rewarded with yet more breathtaking views.

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

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Great Things to Do Near Petrino

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

Snorkelling

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!

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.

Eat grilled meat sitting out on the square in Chora

No need to dress up in your Sunday best for visiting Chora in the evening, unless you want to entertain the locals that is! This truly traditional village sees most of the men eating out in the square in the evening, whilst the women stay at home and clean the house - Greek style. The grilled meat served in the tavernas in this hill top village is extremely fresh and tasty, albeit the tavernas themselves are less than fancy!

Eat olives on the terrace of the property

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?

Spend a day (and a night) in Nafplion

A must do on most peoples list on visiting the Peloponnese. Nafplion is often regarded amongst most Greeks as one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. This is thanks to the Venetians, who have created a delightful town with many cobbled streets, beautiful buildings and wonderful squares that are now fringed with cafes, boutiques and fine restaurants and first class hotels

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Visit Nestor's Palace

King Nestor's Palace is only about 20mins from Petrino. It is over 3000 years old - but the ruins still give you a very clear idea of how life was lived in the palace. The Queen's bath is still there! It also has a modern roof over the area which is great if you are visiting in the summer as it makes it a little cooler. You can also get a joint ticket with the museum at Hora (Chora) which has many of the finds from the palace and is well worth a visit too. The road to both is a bit twisty though!

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, www.costanavarino.com/golf-resort/baycourse) at Costa Navarino and Dunes Course, (tel 2723 096 000, www.costanavarino.com/golf-resort/dunescourse) 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.
 

Nearby

Towns

Pylos 10 mins
Chora 25 mins
Methoni 30 mins

Beaches

Navarino Bay 5 mins
Gialova 15 mins
Voidokilia Beach 15 mins

Airports

Kalamata 60 mins
Athens 240 mins
Times are approximate

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