This is one of several small hamlets dotted across the hillsides above St Stephano, where time seems to have slowed down, without actually halting completely. Anyone with a sense of romance will love this cottage with its sunny private pool and its incredible views of the Kassiopi-St Stephano coastline. Kokkini is the kind of house conversion that English people dream of doing and write bestsellers about! In this case, however, it is the achievement of its young Greek owners, who also own Villa Strongilo. Surrounded by its own vineyards, the cottage is completely secluded and still retains much of its old character, subtly enhanced by some modern facilities, including the addition of air conditioning in the bedrooms.
The lovely stone terrace, shaded by a healthy vine, overlooks the very pretty swimming pool, and beyond this, a fantastic vista of the sea and the mainland opposite. These hillsides are tempting territory for walkers; threaded with footpaths and winding tracks leading to abandoned villages and breathtaking viewpoints. This is another world, so different from the coast, yet only a few minutes drive from St Stephano and Kassiopi.
Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area • Twin bedroom • Shower room • Covered verandah
Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite and private covered balcony
Washing machine, Dishwasher, Microwave, TV (Greek channels only), DVD player, CD player, Air conditioning in bedrooms, Built-in barbecue
Private Infinity Pool: 9m x 4m, 0.7m-1.9m deep with built-in steps. Pool/Beach towels included.
This villa is a Monday changeover