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Une grande maison dans un petit village rupestre.
Très calme, cet endroit offre une belle vue sur la mer qui se trouve a 10minutes en voiture.
Un endroit idéal pour la marche et le VTT.
Dans le village il n'y a pas de quoi acheter les aliments de bases.
Nous sommes très content d avoir trouver cette grande maison, merci Sandra pour ton organisation.
The house as well as the garden in Proastio, Greece, is nicely hung between sea and mountain, solid and inspiring, clean and well entertained.
I have spent lovely 4 days there, enjoying the quiet secluded atmosphere.
Thank you Sandra for making this possible!
so glad you enjoyed the unique atmosphere that is Proastio.
We spent the most wonderful week in the village of Proastio. The house is in the village of Proastio - a 5-7 minute drive from the main road up the hill. There were four of us, two adults and two children aged 7 and 5. The house is a split level house, nicely set back from the street. The main floor at the entrance has three bedrooms, main bedroom with ensuite bathroom. These all have A/C. The main bedroom also has a really nice terrace with a hammock - great for reading.
Downstairs is a living room with brand new large screen TV - which we did not use - as we spent all day exploring. There is no DVD player - but there is a VCR. There is a great selection of books to read - pulp fiction titles include some by John Grisham and then literary books by Patrick Leigh Fermor- even Plato. The kitchen is a few steps down from the living room - perhaps a bit gloomy - but we cooked here every second night. Gas stove was an adventure - probably heralding from the late 80's?. We did not use the oven - only the gas stove top. The house being a loved holiday house for many years has an eclectic mix of pots and pans and cutlery in the kitchen - and anything and everything you need can be found. There is new electrolux washing machine as well - which we used on the second last day - but on the last spin cycle tripped the circuit. No dramas though. There is also gas BBQ outside - but we did not use this either.
The village of Proastio is amazing. A true traditional Greek village. We spent the evenings wandering the many alleyways. No other tourist in site which is just as we like it. The kids enjoyed a small playground off the main square .
Other highlights included seeing the sunset every night from the top terrace. Being given fresh eggs from the greek neighbor. Walking down on the old stone walkway or "Kalderimi" to watch the sunset again.
The house itself was a great launchpad to explore the Mani. We went over the Taygetus range toward Gythio to get some sandy beaches. Traveling south of Areopoli was simple. The local beaches are fantastic around Kardamyli, and we enjoyed the more remote coves and clear water for snorkeling.
The only lowlight was me hitting my head twice on the low door jams - self inflicted!
In a nut shell, if you are after a WiFi, poolside resort, 5 star luxury - then do not stay here. If on the other hand you are like us enjoy a back to basics holiday and enjoy exploring a bit more off the beaten track - a house that is full of soul in a village that you won't see a single other tourist that has nice evening breezes, this is the place.
Charles I truley appreciate you taking the time to write this review. I think you got it exactly right. Hope you visit again. Regards, Sandra