LemonTree House Vacation Home Ermioni
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17th century stone village house within the old village of Ermioni. Formerly the village taverna, lovingly restored with many authentic features. Central to places of interests and superb beaches.
- Price from 110 EUR / Day
- Capacity up to 6 people
- 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
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Last updated: 06/24/2009
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As the owners of LemonTree House, we wish you a warm welcome and hope you consider a stay with us. We are a British couple who always dreamed of living the "Greek" life and finally, after 30 years of holidaying in Greece, made it a reality. We are passionate about Greece and its traditions and customs and would like to share our knowledge and local hospitality with you, should you consider a Greek holiday.
This 17th century stone village house was originally the old village taverna, then a former artists house for over forty years. Now it has been lovely restored and many of its authentic traditional Greek features still remain. It is situated in the heart of the historical old town of Ermioni, within the region of Argolida in the Peloponnese. Ermioni is opposite the Saronic islands of Hydra and Spetses and a short distance from Poros.
The guest accommodation offered is on the ground floor of the house and is spacious. It benefits from having 2 twin bedrooms, a large spacious entrance hall, a beautifully presented dining kitchen with additional 2 Greek traditional bed settees, 2 walk-in shower rooms, with WCs and wash hand basins, and a small lobby. Both sets of double doors lead to 2 charming private courtyards, filled with flowers and garden furniture. Also there is a BBQ for al-fresco dining during the summer months.
The accommodation has been furnished to the highest standard and incorporates all the traditional features, which include original stone floors, stone arch which spans the width of the main kitchen dining area, fireplace which is in one of the bedrooms, thick stone walls, charming private courtyards and shuttered windows.
The house also has all the comforts of modern living, such as solar powered hot water, double glazed windows and central heating for the cosy winter nights, walk-in showers and ceiling fans.
Ermioni is on a peninsular embraced on both sides by the sea, with a woodland area at the end called BISTI. On the north side is the natural harbour with small fishing boats, shops, banks, post office, pharmacies, cafes, buses, taxis, ferries and the colourful weekly market. On the south side is Mandrakia where there are waterside bars, restaurants and tavernas with their octopus hung out in the sun. The Pine covered Bisti is the perfect place to walk and swim. It has spectacular views across to Hydra and Thermissia, a windmill, ancient remains to discover, and rocky coves with crystal clear waters. The old town rises up a hillside with fine views across to the islands and back across the fertile plains of citrus fruit, pomegranates and olive groves to the mountains behind. Within the old village of Ermioni, there are many traditional white/blue/lemon painted houses, besides a museum, 2 churches, the local bakers, Gyros bar and a couple of supermarkets. The sea, restaurants and old village are just a few minutes walk away and the rest of the town's amenities are about 5 minutes walk.
Ermioni is the undiscovered jewel of the Argolida within the Peloponnese, and has plenty of historic traditions and genuine hospitality. The area is undiscovered by mass tourism and is a rare gem, and has been kept a secret by the locals and visiting Athenians. Ermioni is classed as a seaside town of captivating beauty or an 'island town'. It is a working Greek community with a mixture of ages, so it doesn't close down in winter.
Historically, the Argolida within the Peloponnese is one of the most important historical areas and there are a wide selection of various ancient and medieval sites, which one can visit. There are also many beautiful spots around the coast, which makes this area a perfect destination for your holidays.
The LemonTree House makes an ideal all year round base to many historical sites, including Athens, Nafplio, Epidavros, Mycenae, Tiryns and the Saronic islands of Hydra, Poros and Spetses. Whether you want to explore the great historical and cultural sites, or just relax on the beautiful beaches, walking, especially through the gorge of Katafyki, riding, shopping or exploring the caves, then the choice is yours.
GETTING TO ATHENS Daily flights from most major cities to Athens.
ONWARDS TO ERMIONI BY CAR FROM ATHENS Car hire available from Athens airport. Cars can be collected at the airport and left in Ermioni or vice versa.
Driving time is approximately 2.5 hours. The first hour from the airport to Corinth Canal is on the new motorway. The second part is through very scenic and beautiful mountainous terrain. There are plenty of amenities en-route for refreshments, or to visit other interesting sites, such as Corinth Canal.
Two road toll charges to consider on the motorway, the first is 2.70 euros, the second is 2.00 euros. Depending upon the size of car, petrol costs are approximately 25 euros.
ONWARDS TO ERMIONI BY BUS/SEA FROM ATHENS AIRPORT
E96 is the 24-hour airport express bus to Piraeus Port. Costs approximately 3 euros. Hydrofoil to Ermioni daily from Piraeus which takes approximately 2 hours and stops at Poros and Hydra en-route. Cost one way approximately 30 euros.
Alternatively we can arrange personal airport pick-ups for you and show you some of the sights on route.
Depending upon your time of arrival at Athens airport, you may wish to combine your stay with a night or two in this cosmopolitan city.
Further information and full comprehensive travel detail will be supplied upon request.
Market suitability for all ages, particularly those with an interest in cultural history, visiting the Saronic islands, or just relaxing on the beautiful beaches. LemonTree house is for those who want to experience a traditional Greek holiday off the beaten track.
The accommodation offered is on the ground floor and sleeps up to 6 people.
All accommodation is to the highest standard and all towels and linen provided. Change of linen and towels once a week.
Plenty of flexibility for checking in/out.Parking available in various places near the house.
Deposit of 25% payable to reserve booking. Final balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival. CANCELLATION POLICY IN PLACE.
Owners accept payments in euros by bank transfers only. Payments in sterling may be made using UK personal cheques.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Breakages must be paid for, however the owners do understand that accidents do happen.The owners may share one of the courtyards. Personal laundry is available for a small charge.Owners have internet connection. Telephone available for emergencies. Guests will be invited to share Greek hospitalities.Due to some steps, may not be suitable for very young infants.
STRICTLY NO SMOKING POLICY IN PLACE.
The owners of the LemonTree House are on site, have a wealth of information and will be available for any needs necessary. If you want to experience authentic Greek traditions with modern comforts, then a stay at the LemonTree House will be a memorable one.
Market suitability for all ages, particulary those with an interest in cultural history, island hopping or bathing on some of the wonderful beaches.
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Prices & deals
- Lowest Daily Price:
- 110 EUR
- Highest Daily Price:
- 140 EUR
- Lowest Weekly Price:
- 690 EUR
- Highest Weekly Price:
- 890 EUR
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- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Location & area
According to Greek mythology, Ermioni took its name from Hermes, the guardian god of the village. The history goes back many thousands of years, once a very rich and powerful city. The original city boasted many beautiful temples dedicated to the Gods, Demetra, Dionysos and most important Poseidon, God of the sea and protector of the sailors. Ermioni remains an unspoilt,charming town with fishing still one of the main occupations.
- Ermioni, Argolida, 21 051, Ermioni, Greece
- Accommodation located in:
- coastal, near cultural interest, near diving spot, near fishing area, near historical interest, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near the beach, near water sports, old town, porto heli, town, village, within a greek village!
Amenities & services
Breakages must be paid for, however the owners do understand that accidents do happen.The owners may share one of the courtyards.Guests may see the owners cat in one of the courtyards.Personal laundry is available for a small charge.Owners have internet connection.Telephone available for emergencies.Guests will be invited to share Greek hospitalities.Due to some steps, may not be suitable for very young infants.
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- Bathrooms: 2
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It's rare, but some helpful hints to watch out for with regards to fraud:
- It is important to NEVER wire funds or use/employ other fund transfer mechanisms such as western union: Always use a credit card to protect yourself against fraud. If owners pressure you into providing a deposit or refuse to accept credit cards, there is a high probability that this is a scam.
- If at all suspicious of fraud, ask to see their website, or any other literature they can provide or send to you. Ask them for contact details for guests who have previously stayed on their property insisting on telephone numbers. Be suspicious of emails that originate from free email services (yahoo, hotmail, gmail, etc)
- Research the property thoroughly on the internet to see if there is any history or mention of scams associated with the property.