- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Sports & activity
- Beach within 30km
- Beach within walking distance
- Child Friendly
- Sea View
Sitting in an elevated position in a peaceful and friendly working village, The Olive Barn is a unique 300 year old property which was once the village olive oil press. This is real Greece.
Sympathetically converted to retain its original character and features, the barn is charmingly simple and rustic. And with its tranquil surroundings and breathtaking views over the Bay of Epidavros it is the perfect picturesque spot in which to relax and unwind away from the pressures of modern life. Although the location is rural, the nearest beach is within walking distance and a leisurely 20 minute walk will take you to the picturesque fishing harbour at Vathi, where there are three buzzing tavernas to choose from. Spend your days swimming, snorkelling, fishing, walking and exploring, or just enjoy the undisturbed peace and quiet.
Megalochori is on the ruggedly beautiful Methana peninsula in the eastern Peloponnese. Methana, less than a 10 minute drive from the barn, is a traditional Greek area untouched by mass tourism – here you will find an attractive tree lined promenade, a variety of tavernas and bars, and everything from small town shops, chemists and greengrocers to a bank and a post office. Methana is known for its curative thermal springs, and the area is criss-crossed with historic mountain paths which lead to isolated churches, ancient ruins and deserted villages. This is also an ideal location for day trips to Athens, Corinth, Epidavros, Argos and the islands of Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Angistri.
Megalachori is a scenic 2 hour drive from Athens airport. Alternatively you could take an express coach from the airport to the Port of Piraeus and catch a car ferry to Methana, which is just 6km from the house. The ferry takes under 2 hours with one stop at the island of Aegina.
Athens 2 hours
Vathi & Methana
The barn is a single storey property with 2 bedrooms. The double bedroom and bathroom lead off from the large living area and stairs lead above these rooms to a mezzanine floor with two single beds. The kitchen has all the utilities you would expect and the house is also equipped with a hair dryer, an iron and a CD player.
The barn has a private garden and is accessed by a track whose only normal through traffic is goats and donkeys.
Conditions of Rental
Minimum stay 1 week. A deposit of