Lovely Greek village house, no neighbors, in picturesque old traditional greek village, near the city
- Family/child friendly
- Air conditioning
|Address||Digeni, 85100 Kalithea, Greece|
Eot license Tourist organisation:
ar. prot. DOD 0028/05//11//2014
Gremos house (gremos means cliff and is the name of the area that the house is located on) is the cutest 'little house' and is very colorful and playful. It stands on an excellent spot at the edge of the village on a location where no cars are passing by, so your children can play safely outside, there is a small field with grass just outside the house, and all around you will not find any cars. The house is, just like most of our houses, an old stone built house, made middle nineteenth century. When we found it, it was abandoned and In a bad shape, but with all the love that we have for houses we renovated this lovely house and made it into the gorgeous place that it has become now. The house has a central courtyard from which all the rooms can be reached. The only rooms that are connected from within are the living room with the bedroom downstairs, and the bedroom downstairs with the bedroom upstairs. This means that to go to the bathroom, one goes through the courtyard. In Greece this was practically always the way that the Greeks used to build their houses: the toilet and kitchen were reached from outside. That is also the way that we liked to keep it, in order to maintain as much of its originality as was possible.
The living room is big, and has the typical kamara (the big arch), the chochlakia (the small pebbled mosaic pattern on the floor) and the pataras (the high raised wooden carved platforms with beds/matress that are on either sides of the arch, and that each has a separate stairs leading to it). The colors are soft and bring an atmosphere of peace over the ones using it. The chochlakia on the floor provide an excellent way of pressure point acupuncture, and are highly recommended by all kinds of medical advisors. We have built a roof light in this house for optimum happiness, and there is a sitting corner as well as a dining area.
The bedrooms are above one another and the top bedroom is reached through a narrow stairs. The top bedroom has a double bed, and is really very cozy and romantic. This bedroom should not be used by elderly, infirm or disabled people. The bedroom down has a bunkbed (one single bed on top of the other with a stairs attached to it), so this room sleeps 2, but only on top of each other. By spring time we will be able to make pictures of this bed, but for now, we just deal with a description.
The kitchen has all that one needs, and the washing machine is placed in this room. The bathroom has a shower, toilet and sink, and is sufficiently equipped.
The courtyard is small but very sweet looking. There is a stairs in this courtyard that leads to the first veranda with a dining table for outside breakfast, lunch and dining. Then from this veranda, there is a stairs leading to the roof terrace with sunbeds and its spectacular views. This roof terrace has a big lounging area as well, with a pergola over it, so one could sleep here and hang out all day on this spot while enjoying a glass of wine while looking over the valley and the sea.
Location of object
The area of the gremos is in the old village, a bit on the edge, but again this house is in a greek neighborhood as well, but a rather quiet one. The Gremos house is a little gem in the village and the colors make it stand out in comparison to the rest and have made the neighbors loving it and cherishing it, so be sure they will give you a smile and tell you hello when they see you.
House rulesthere are 2 airco items if you wish to book them, we charge an additional 10 euros per night.
we also rent cars, ask for prices, categories and terms. we will have them ready for you to drive off any time from the airport.
|Price for > 4 guests||R 122 ZAR per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||4 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||10 AM|
Reviews for this host's other properties
The Mandarin House is een prachtig huis, koel, veel ruimte, alle apparatuur is aanwezig en een hele mooie vloer! Op de avond van aankomst stond een fles wijn koud en stonden er lekkere Griekse hapjes in de koelkast! Heerlijk! Koskinou is een goede uitvalsbasis om Rhodos te ontdekken, hoewel Koskinou zelf niet zoveel interessante dingen heeft. Vlakbij het huis (dat idd erg rustig ligt) is een crêperie waar je kunt ontbijten en ze hebben heerlijke koffie. Op loopafstand is er ook een kleine supermarkt. Verder weg zijn er twee grotere supermarkten. Het is wel aan te raden om een auto te huren (heel snel geregeld via Micah, de partner van Gudrun) om Rhodos te verkennen. Wij hadden contact met Micah en dat verliep allemaal heel soepel. 1 van onze koffers was niet op Rhodos aangekomen en werd een paar dagen later verstuurd. Micah bood zelfs aan om onze koffer van het vliegveld op te pikken. 1 nadeel was de erg harde matras in de slaapkamer beneden. Dat hebben we opgelost door een matras van de tweede slaapkamer bovenop de harde matras te leggen.
Ein super schönes Haus! Das Dorf ist ebenfalls sehr schön und idyllisch. Wir haben vieles auf Rhodos gesehen, aber diese Ortschaft ist absolut am besten platziert.
Vielen lieben Dank auch an Gudrun! Sie tat alles, damit wir uns wohl fühlen während unserer Ferien. Obwohl ich (mein Fehler) ein Tag früher ankam, bemühte sie sich sehr um uns eine Übernachtung zu organisieren. Beim Eintreffen erwartete uns ein Willkommensgeschenk und ihre Tipps bezüglich Restaurants oder Ausflüge konnten wir ebenfalls zu unseren Zufriedenheit nutzen.
Alles in Allem ein sehr gelungener Urlaub und das Dorf mit dem Haus würde ich mit keinem Hotel in Faliraki tauschen!
We had a very nice stay at the Lavender House. Koskinou is a very typical Greek village, with small pebble stone streets and friendly people. From Koskinou you are within 10 min. in Rhodes City (by car), and close tot to the road to to Epta Piges, Anthony Quinn Bay, Archangelos Beach and Lindos.
The house was very nice and clean, with plenty of room and a nice classic Greek interior.
Lavender house was beautiful and Koskinou was nice and calm. Gudrun was a very nice host and we would love to come back again sometime!
Do you want to live your greek dream? here it is!
The house is situated in a very lovely location,narrow streets with all year living people with the daily- lives sounds. And at the same time you have all the rest of want you might look for on your holiday as restaurants, beaches, interesting sites nearby.
The house is an experience itself. Renovated in a really,really nice way with an extraordinary feeling for coulor and details.the reality is even better than the photos here. And even though we never got to meet the host we felt welcomed and a hospitality in all the arrangements in the house.
We were there as a couple and it would have easily been comfortable for more people.The only restriction we can see is if you have any disability to move; the stairs are frequent and steep.
We spent a week in this dream house typically Greek, located in the quiet streets of the small village of Koskinou beautifully restored and fully equipped kitchen (fridge, freezer, dishwasher, espresso maker, electric fruit press, TV, DVD, hate hi-fi, wi-fi connection free bbq, and the icing on the cake on arrival, a bread in the fridge and a Greek salad and a bottle of wine. could ask for more? hosts are charming and have other locations as well restored in the same village, also available on Wimdu. Anyway, nothing to complain about.
Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve dans cette maison typiquement grecque, située dans les calmes ruelles du petit village de Koskinou, merveilleusement restaurée et complètement équipée (frigo, congélateur, lave-vaisselle, cafetière à expresso, presse fruit électrique, TV, DVD, haîne hi-fi, connection wi-fi gratuite, bbq, et cerise sur le gâteau, à l'arrivée, un pain et dans le frigo une salade grecque et une bouteille de vin . Que demander de plus ? Les hôtes sont charmants et possèdent d'autres locations tout aussi bien restaurées dans le même village, également disponibles sur Wimdu .
Bref : rien à redire .
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