Experience True Village Living !!!

House - Entire home/apt · Arfara, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio 240 09, Greece

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PLEASE ASK ABOUT OUR WEEKLY / MONTHLY OR LONGER SPECIAL DEALS !!! TILL THE END OF MARCH .

Arfara is a beautiful friendly village surrouded by seven other small villages that are in the mountains above Arfara.

A 3 bedroom house located 15km north of Kalamata . Ideal for 6 people but may also comfortably accommodate a few more if you like .Fully furnished with all your necessity needs. Also with beautiful verandas for your breakfast, your drink, or just sitting back ,and taking in the beautiful mountain views.

Fridge will be stalked with cold spring water.You will also have the pleasure to try our own extra virgin olive oil ,figs,cactus, grapes ,and other fruits and veggies when in season waiting for you when you arrive. A nice bottle of our wine ,coffee ,tea, our home grown hamomile tea with our local fresh honey .

Also all your shopping ,and entertaining needs are within close walking distance from the house. Bakery/pastry shops,super/mini markets,pharmacy,taverns,cafes,and fast food. A few personal favorite places of mine are (Ianthos Cafe) with great coffee ,drink ,and music.Just ask for Vassili.Now for a tavern the place to go is (Taverna O Menhs) ask for Vaso . She and her family will treat you like you are at home. One more place is in the next village of (Agios Floros) The place is called (Romantza) this is a tavern also ,but it also severs fresh water trout that they breed on there own .Just ask for Hlias and he will tell you everything you need to know.

If you have no transportation not to worry Arfara offers taxi service, and bus service to Kalamata.You can also give me a call if i am heading that way i'll be more than happy to take you.Once you are here you will get special treatment from all my family and friends , They will show you the true Greek Hospitality Village Experience.
If you are thinking of spending your holidays in this beautiful place please contact me and i can provide more information on food - drinking - swimming - activities & also excursions to nearby uninhabited and isolated beautiful beaches or day trips to other nearby places * * *

Also below is a list of services I can help you arrange. If your wish is not on the list, don't be afraid to ask!

I can pick you up/drop off from Kalamata Airport or bus station . Free of charge! ( If there is a long flight delay on your arrival ,there will be a fee for waiting time )

Airport transfers from Athens by me, or from any other destination in Greece. Hourly fee plus expenses applies for this service.

I also offer Personal Driver ,Tour Guide Service to show you around different sites and places,if you like. Hourly fee plus expenses applies for this service.

I can also handle all your shopping needs .I take pride in bringing you the freshest Groceries, meats, vegtables, fruits ,or anything else you might need . Everything is hand picked by me at our local butcher , farms ,markets,bakery ,ect in and around my village of Arfara.

Vehicle Rentals, Bicycle or Moto Bike Rentals
Hair Salon Service , Dry Cleaning Service ,Restaurant Reservations

Kalamata also offers a beautiful bike trail that stretches throughout Kalamata

1.5 KM from Town Hall, Cultural Center,Archaeological Museum, Μain and Traditional Market.From there a 5 min walk to the Old Town,and a 10 - 15 min walk to the Castle .

Set on a beautiful beach at the foot of the stunning Peloponnese mountains, Kalamata offers plenty to catch the eye. Although much of the tourist activity here revolves around the beach and the clear Mediterranean sea, there is more to Kalamata than that, and exploring the small town and its surroundings can throw up some stunning surprises. Although large sections of the town were destroyed by a major earthquake during the 1980s, there are still some attractive buildings and historically interesting sites to be visited in and around the town.

Paragliding :
Kalamata also made a sport (paragliding), which has existed since the mid 80s.
located 20km from Kalamata. Takeoff is off a side of the mountain and the landing takes place on the beach in (email hidden)pecially in Greece and more specifically to Verga - Kalamata you can enjoy it because it is ideal for the sport, as the climatic and soil conditions are favorable.
Paragliding has developed rapidly all over the world because of the ease of learning, low cost, safety and satisfaction.

Beach Life
No trip to Kalamata is complete without plenty of trips to the beach, but don't be tempted just to stick to one favorite spot. Taking a walk up the shore will take you past fishing boats, small local restaurants and bars,clubs and past pretty little olive and fruit groves - bring along your camera as there will be some great photo opportunities! Another pleasant option is to head up to the Marina at the far end of the town. If you're staying by the beach or in Kalamata's center, it may be worth taking a taxi here, as the walk takes around 30 minutes - it can feel much longer in the heat of summer. Here is a modern little bay with impressive yachts and bobbing boats, along with some good waterside bars, cafes and restaurants.

Magic of the Mountains
The southern Peloponnese mountains form a stunning backdrop to Kalamata, and keen walkers and nature lovers will find the rugged mountain range throws up plenty of opportunity for challenging walks and rambles. The vast mountain that sits immediately behind the town has a trail running from its base right up to the top - set out early in the morning before the heat kicks in, and be prepared to spend around four or five hours getting to the top. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen, and don't forget your camera - the walk can be challenging but the views across the town and out to sea are outstanding.

Town Treasures
Drag yourself off the beach lounger and into Kalamata town centre to see the remains of a 13th century church, as well as the impressive Ayii Apostili - a church that also dates back to the 13th century. The fruit and vegetable market held in the town center is a riot of color and exotic smells, and the produce on sale tastes every bit as good as it looks.
The Kalamata Beach covers a stretch of about four km and boasts of crystal blue waters. It has been awarded with the blue flags of Europe. The beach is famous for its scenic beauty and colorful shells found on its coast.

The famous Byzantine church of the Virgin Ypapanti is located in the town. It is famous for the Kalamata silk woven by the nuns here. There are several other churches located within the city which should be seen for their architectural beauty.

There are several museums in Kalamata which provide the visitors with interesting historical information. The Railway Museum is located to the south of the Municipal Park. The Benakeion Archaeological Museum located in the heart of the city, houses treasures ranging from the Bronze Age to the Roman period.

Kalamata hosts a number of cultural events and festivals. The Kalamata Dance Festival is held every year and focuses on the exchange of Greek and foreign dance troupes.

As your host i am here for all that you will need 24/7 to make your stay a wonderful experience . Price includes studio plus cleaning fees.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $641 /week
Monthly Price: $2562 /month
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Cancellation: Moderate
  • We stayed in this apartment for a week. Kwastas met us at the bus station and as he drove us to the apartment, he began feeding us an elaborate story about how there was no wifi in Kalamata because of rain/a storm (not sure which, the story changed a few times). We were showered with lovely gifts (olive oil, sweets, and oranges) and overall the apartment was fine, a little dark and damp, but quiet, clean and well stocked. The location was alright, a 15 minute walk to the beach but a 30 minute walk to a decent supermarket. There was wifi everywhere we went in Kalamata, so I inquired again, this time on the phone and Kwastas became very defensive and unprofessional, unintentionally revealing the real reason we didn't have wifi. Had we known, we never would have stayed here. To be fair, we were compensated 20 euros mid week. Sorry Kwastas, but true hospitality, Greek or not, always includes honesty. I'm sure he has everything together in the summer, but I can't recommend staying here in the winter.

    December 2013
    Kwstas
    Response from Kwstas:

    We agree with the reviewer that honesty is important to both the guest and the host.
    We always strive to make sure that our guests have an exceptional stay . We are ready and operational to serve our guests year round.
    This is why so many of our guests come back year after year for our Greek hospitality.
    Kalamata had a severe thunderstorms and flooding for a week.Because so many
    residents were affected by the weather conditions.
    We were sorry about the inconvenience and reimbursed our clients fairly.
    We did not have control over the amount of days it would take to restore the service.
    Our apartments are located near the beach and are about a 10-15 minute walk.
    Within this short walk, one can find at least two grocery stores,
    a convenience store,a gasoline station,a bakery and a large amount of restaurants,lounges and cafes.
    More of the above venues can be found with a short ride on a bus or near a cab.

  • Kwstas was a great host. He made sure we had everything we needed and even went above and beyond to show us around. He made sure we knew where the good restaurants were at. When we got there, he gave us a welcome basket with fruit and other desserts. It was definitely a treat and a great show of hospitality.
    Even before we got there, Kwstas made communicated with me and made sure that I knew what were the places to see and visit.
    Kwstas even went above and beyond to take us around town and to his village. We got a chance to see the local olive oil factory. It was a neat experience. Make sure to ask him about that.
    The apartment was clean and tidy. We could not ask for more. I would definitely stay at his place again when I visit Greece.

    December 2013
  • This year my wife and I rented another apartment Kwstas, which is in the same building. And this year, Kwstas apartment was just as beautiful. Like last year, Kwstas showed us a real Greek hospitality. He met us at the bus station, and brought to the apartment. We recommend this apartment to anyone who comes to Kalamata!!! Many thanks to Kwstas and see you next year!!!!!

    October 2013
  • The apartment was very nice and in excellent condition, and just a 10 minute walk from the beach and many restaurants and shops. Kwstas left homemade olive oil, tomatoes, chamomile tea, bread and more, which was all delicious and very nice of him. It's worth mentioning that we found the lock on the front door a little tricky to open, so try it out before you leave!

    October 2013
  • I travel quite a lot and like to stay in areas where the locals live, instead of tourist packed hotels. So I have tried quite a few places!

    Well, Kwstas was by far the best host I have met so far... The apartment was nice and clean, with everything you need, and well located - a short walk to the beach. What really made the difference was Kwstas' hospitality: he showed me around Kalamata, brought me fresh fruits, eggs, and even home cooked meals from time to time... The restaurants he recommended were really good - including a small family owned restaurant I ended up eating at almost every lunch that is not too far from the flat (ask him!). Kwstas was always here to help and really added to the experience.

    About the place and location: if you want to laze by the beach, you can do everything just walking - there is a small supermarket and bakery close by, and many bars restaurants on the beachfront. If you want to hang out more in the city and go around the great hills around Kalamata (stunning views!), you can either rent a bicycle or a scooter (I chose the latter), or get taxis, they're quite cheap too. And if you don't know what to do one day, just ask Kwstas for a recommendation, he's got you covered :-)

    I will be back!

    September 2013
  • We went to Greece as a big family and rented several apartments from Kwstas. And we must say it was AMAZING!
    Kwstas is very kind and caring person.He helped us with different things.He was always there to help you when you need it.
    All the apartments were very clean and nicely furnished, there was all the necessary equipment one may need. In addition, Kwstas is not only a great host but a very kind person as well: during all our stay in his apartments Kwstas was always ready to drive us to any place we need and took us to different holidays, festivals and parties held in Kalamata. The apartments are right near the sea where there are a lot of cafes and beautiful beaches to choose from.
    Every day, thanks to Kwstas we had wonderful fruits, fresh tasty meat, home eggs and all kinds of dairy products. On the very first day of our stay, Kwstas provided Internet connection, SIM cards and other technological devices we needed.
    So I recommend Kwstas and his apartments for everyone who wants to visit Kalamata and have a good impression of it.

    September 2013
  • Kwstas is a wonderful host, very kind and ready to satisfy any of our needs. We would suggest to stay at kwstas' flat to anyone who would visit kalamata. Also the welcome presents (fruits vegetablrs honey bread sweets...) was highly appreciated!

    August 2013
  • Very nice holiday. Kwastas is very kind, he has prepared a present for we in the apartment. He has take we at airport and he is available always for all.
    Kalamata is a nice place, the beach and the sea are very beautiful, and Kwsastas's flat is clean and confortable. There is a street a little noisy, but it's not a problem. I council Kalamata and Kwastas to all.

    July 2013
  • My stay in Kalamata was absolutely stunning thanks to Kwastas and his family. Right from the beginning of planing my booking Kwastas was engaged and helped with the planning of my travel and transportation from the airport and bus to Kalamata. Once in place, I was greeted by two of the most hospitable and sweet people I have ever met.. Kwastas and his niece Niki! I felt like part of the family and I cant wait to go back and visit Kalamata again! I would certainly recommend a visit & living in Kwastas lovely flat!

    July 2013
  • I would like to thank Kwstas for an amazing stay in his apartments. First of all, apartments are very neat, nicely furnished and clean. There is a beautiful garden near the house and the sea is very close to the house, so you can walk there. The point I would like to emphasize is that Kwstas is always there to help you with whatever you need. He was very friendly and helpful from the very beginning - he organised all our transfers to and from the Athens airport, helped us with the bags, arrival, departure and thousand other things. He treated us as his close friends and did really a lot for us. We enjoyed staying in his apartments 100% every day, and we are already going to come back and rent an apartment from him in a few months again - this time bringing all of our family. I highly recommend staying at the apartments Kwstas offers.

    April 2013
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I'm a Greek born in Boston,and living here in Kalamata for the past 3 years I love meeting new people from whom I can always learn something. As a guest I am trained through various flatshares, so I am easy-going and respectful. I appreciate hospitality and as a host I want to offer it back! That is also kind of the reason why I like hosting people, I get a chance to make their staying as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, so that they can focus on sightseeing, having fun, relaxing or whatever is the purpose of their trip. So, don't hesitate to ask me anything you want regarding your stay in Greece! I've travelled a lot and I am a fan of value for money accommodation. That is why I will do my best to provide you anything I would like to be provided with!! :) I speak English,and Greek. Visit Greece and get a first hand of Greek hospitality during your stay . I'll make sure you will!... In my spare time I love caring for garden/plants,cooking,music, hanging out with my family,and friends,and watching movies . One of my favorite quotes is: "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery but today is a gift. That's why they call it PRESENT..."
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