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Kardamili, Messinia, Peloponnese

Country cottage

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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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Guest Inn Opinion

A unique place to stay, offering guests a rare residential experience of Authentic Greek Hospitality in an environment of immense charm and character.


Swimming Pool
Daily cleaning service
WiFi Internet acces
Private parking

Spoken Languages



Main House (×1 ) 175 m2

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3

Amenities +

The Main House can accommodate up to 8 people. It is developed in two levels connecting with an external staircase and comprises of 2 double en suite rooms of 43m2 and 30m2 respectively. The garden level comprises a one Double en-suite Bedroom (51 sq.m.) and a private veranda. It has a fully equipped kitchen with dining area and restroom. The living room features a magnificent fireplace along with the extraordinary garden views.

Traditional House (×1 ) 80 m2

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

Amenities +

The Traditional house can accommodate up to 3 people. It is adjacent to the Main House and used to be the office of "Paddy" Fermor. The property features a private entrance, one Double en-suite Bedroom of 52 m2 and an open plan area, where Paddy’s study desk along with the fireplace are situated. The Traditional house also features a kitchenette and a private veranda with excellent garden and sea views.  

Guest House (adjacent to the Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor House) (×1 ) 60 m2

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

Amenities +

The Guest House can accommodate up to 3 people and is situated next to the Main House.  The property features as private entrance and offers One Double en-suite Bedroom 31 m2, Kitchenette and a Private Patio with Garden Views.  

Villa Exclusivity (×1 )

The Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor House can be rented as a whole villa and can accommodate up to 14 people (The Main House, Traditional House and Guest House).

Map & Access


200 m
200 m
270 m
Closest Airport
57.0 km
250 m

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To see / To do

Walk around and explore marked trails, accompanied by the owners, qualified guides or on your own, starting from your place of stay or within 10 km.
Enjoy a unique experience while staying in alternative and unusual guesthouses
Stay near the major archaeological or historical sites in Greece up to 30 km from your place of stay

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

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