Kalami, Mylopotamos secret beach
Magical centuries-old house sleeps6
Hosted by Jean Marie
Jean Marie is the host.
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3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Located in the Byzantine village of Mylopotamos on the unspoiled island of Kythira, the house offers a perfect retreat for reflection and rejuvenation and a perfect base for discovering the island’s many splendors.

The space

Organized around two courtyards, planted with trees, herbs, and flowers, the centuries-old house includes a large living space with a four meters vaulted ceiling, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 separate toilets, an outside shower.

The large outdoor space includes areas for entertaining and relaxing, including a roof terrace with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.

Renovated with taste, the house is furnished with a unique assortment of antique furniture and traditional art.

Details:
•2 bedrooms with double beds.
•3 bedrooms with 2 single beds (which can be merged to create double beds).
•2 bathrooms with a shower.
•1 bathroom with a bathtub.
•Fully equipped kitchen with electric stove, washing machine, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, food processor and a large set of plates, dishes and silverware.
•Dining tables in each courtyard and in the living space.
•Beautiful diwan that can seat up to 20 persons on the rooftop.
•Shaded pergola on the rooftop, ideal for afternoon relaxation.
•A full cleaning is offered every week. More frequent cleaning service is available on demand at reasonable cost.

If you are looking for a larger place, it is also possible to rent the house with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Don't hesitate to contact me for more details.

The village of Mylopotamos is located in the center of the island, near the western coast, and offers many activities.

The village is famous for its stunning waterfalls that offer beautiful hikes and crystal clear fresh water pools. It also hosts a Venetian castle and a troglodyte church.
The village beach, Limnionas, is a 10 minutes drive away. In a beautiful cove, surrounded by rocky bluffs, you will find a charming traditional cantina that serves mezethes and drinks, as well as the island’s only diving center, where you can learn to dive in the sparkling Mediterranean.

In the village square, a short stroll from the house, you can sit under the centennial sycamore trees. There you’ll find two of the island’s best restaurants, serving traditional and reinterpreted Greek specialties. You can also enjoy an espresso, cocktail or snack at a café by the river bank. All are offering internet to their customers.

For your convenience, there is a small shop in the village where you can find necessaries, as well as local fruits, vegetables and eggs. Milopotamos is also home to several boutiques, where you can find jewelry, local art, and summer fashions, including the perfect hat for the beach.

And, when, you will eventually feel like leaving the village, its location is ideal for visiting Kythira and discover its many beaches and other attractions.


Other Things to Note
Kythira is beautiful not only in the summertime, but year-round. Come in the autumn, when the light is spectacular, the beaches are empty, and the sea is still warm. Join in the olive picking, go for long walks in the hills, or just doze on a hammock with the gentle sun on your face. Or come in the spring, when the island is green and lush and blanketed with wildflowers of every color imaginable, when streams and waterfalls are gushing, and people are feeling festive for apokria (Carnival) and Easter celebrations. The sea is swimmable year-round (though quite brisk from December until May), and the weather is mild -- sometimes rainy, sometimes sunny, never very cold.

Because Kythira is a relatively large island, you'll need to rent a car -- or drive down through the Peloponnesus and take the ferry across the strait from Neapoli to Kythira. Feel free to write me for more information about how to get to and get around the island.

Prices vary depending of the season and the number of rooms you wish to use.

Get in touch with me if you're interested. I can offer deep discounts for off-season visits, especially long-term stays.

Other things to note

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Daniel User Profile
September 2017
Magical house, enchanting village, wonderful island. Beautiful cushions and interesting artefacts are everywhere in this quirky, comfortable house. Get up to the terrace and watch out for the wonderful sunsets, sun and moon rises.

Geoff User Profile
April 2017
We had a wonderful stay in this house on Kythira. The house is traditional and full of character and in a lovely location in Milopotamos. The house is near the peaceful and shady waterfalls and watermills of Milopotamos and close to the old Byzantine village of Kato Chora. There is a good and friendly restaurant in the village. The house has a great communal kitchen and seating room with bedrooms around a central courtyard which is perfect for eating outside. The house is clean and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. We were met at the airport by a local resident who showed us to the house and who was a wealth of information about the island.

Ioanna User Profile
September 2017
This place is a dream, a little, lovely slice of the past. We were charmed by the space and the way it has been maintained. We spent a lot of time in the kitchen and were continuously impressed with how well equipped it was. The bedrooms were comfortable and the courtyard was pleasant. Milopotamos is a lovely little village, and of course i join the choir praising the local taverna. Finally our many thanks to Jean Marie who was a wonderful host. He was responsive and genuinely a pleasure to deal with from the begining of the process, till the end.

Lichen User Profile
June 2017
Jean Marie was an amazing host, his friendliness made our stay very enjoyable. The house is super beautiful and the island is incredible. We will be back (we hope!)

Cathy User Profile
May 2017
Reading all the other reviews by other guests, I would ditto and triple ditto much of what they said, from meeting the local herbalist (who mixed me some special tea when I caught a cold and the next day I was feeling much (URL HIDDEN) Maria, the craftswoman, to Katerina, the lady who owns the shop with two manikins in front that look odd but her shop has amazing clothing, hats, and jewelry...and the Platano Taverna--great food on a patio with beautiful trees to sit under and solid wifi! There is no wifi at the house which for us was perfect! If you need wifi, the Platano Taverna is a 2 minute walk from the house. The trail to the Nerida Waterfall is 2 steps from the house and I highly highly recommend the 2.6 km circular hike of the watermills (you can see the map of that hike next to the Platano Taverna with a Sign describing the whole area. That hike was miraculous and medieval with new discoveries at every turn. This village is a wonderful place to stay! Thank you Jean Marie for everything!

Jennifer User Profile
July 2016
Jean Marie, the house, the island, the people, the beaches, - the beauty of it all is impossible to describe in words. The house is indeed magical, set in a lovely town where, especially once you mention Jean Marie's name, you are treated like an old friend. We managed to see a lot of the island in one week - there are many beaches, lots of history, hiking, and delicious food. It was a unique experience - the structure of the old house, the hospitality of the host, the decor from Jean Marie's trips around the world -all came together to provide us with an incredibly relaxing and rewarding week we will never forget. If you go, you must go to see Sarah - the town herbalist, Maria who sells beautiful jewelry, Karyn who owns a shop filled with gorgeous clothes, and Christos for books and Cosmos who gave us bags full of fruit. These are just some of the lovely people we saw each day. We LOVED our stay. Thank you Jean Marie!

Esther User Profile
October 2015
We enjoyed a lot staying in this beautiful house and the small village of Milopotamos. People are very kind and make you feel at ease immediatly. Jean Marie's tips for the whole island are very accurate and helpful. It was interesting to read in the numerous books you can find in the living room about the history of the island and all greece. Milopotamos is the perfect starting point for walks and hikes (you can reach beautiful historical sites, canyons, caves, hidden bays). Kythira in off-season is unique and highly recommended, the perfect match if you want to slow down.

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Born in France with Kitherian origins, I am leaving between Paris, San Francisco and where my next humanitarian emergency operations for the United Nations brings me. I always enjoy coming back to Greece, in Athens and Kithera, to rejuvenate myself.
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