PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR HOUSE
Kardamili, Messinia, Peloponnese
Situated in Kardamyli, at 50km from Kalamata the Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor House is considered one of the most beautiful properties in Greece. In 1996 Sir Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor bequeathed their home to the Benaki Museum with the express wish that the house would host intellectuals and scholars who wanted to work or study in an inspiring setting.
They also granted the museum the right to rent the property for a period of three months per year. During these 3 months hospitality services will be provided by Aria Hotels that specializes in the provision of authentic retreats in restored, historic Greek properties.
Within a Mediterranean garden of cypress trees, olive trees, fragrant shrubs, white oleanders and wild flowers rolling down to the sea, stand three stone buildings: the Main House with three suites, the writer’s studio right next to it, which is formed into the Traditional House, as well as the Guest House, adjacent to the Main House. This historical house can be rented as individual self-contained suites or a whole villa up to 14 people.
The property also features a Sharing Pool, Private Beach & Parking Area that all Guests have access to.
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A unique place to stay, offering guests a rare residential experience of Authentic Greek Hospitality in an environment of immense charm and character.
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To see / To do
Visit Kalamata, the capital of Messinia, the historical center with many significant museums and monuments as well as the Church Agii Apostoli and the Castle of Villardouinos.
During the summer there are many festivals and cultural events. The most important one is the International Dance Festival taking place during the 2nd half of July.
The main beach of Kardamyli, Ritsa, is located 250 meters away.
For hiking fans, many trails and paths are leading to small traditional villages, chapels and monasteries.
Diving courses and mountain bike hire in the Kardamili region
The sites of Methoni, Koroni, Pylos, Finikounda and its beautiful beaches
The church of Agii Apostoli and the Villardouinos castle
The town of Areopolis and the narrow streets of the old town
The caves of Diros
Géroliménas, delightful little port with turquoise waters
The traditional village of Vathia and the sandy beach of Marmari