We stayed at this location for three nights and had an amazing time. This is the type of place that end up on the Airbnb ads - unconventional in a good way, beautiful, isolated, meticulously taken care of. Come here to disconnect, relax, read books, sleep in, cook and eat and drink and play cards.
The house itself is small and simple - two rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a central hallway. It is very clean and decorated simply but effectively.
The real asset of this listing is the lovingly curated grounds: something like 4 different dining areas, porches, patios, walkways, stairs...all sheltered from the blistering greek sun by olive groves and other trees. You can walk down to the ocean (rocky coast area) - about 30 seconds away. Ocean that will serve as a background noise when bedtime comes.
So the set-up basically works this way: Anja, the Airbnb host, coordinates this listing remotely for her semi-retired relative, Kostas - a wonderful greek man who will take care of you once you arrive in Agios Ioannis Mouresio.
Kostas is an experienced hotel professional and the house has been his personal project for the last twenty-some year. His hospitality is a true demonstration of "filoxenia", the greek philosophy of hosting people. He was always available, warm and professional. He came over to the place one night and we had a cookout together with simple a delicious greek food.
What you should know before booking:
1) The Plaka beach is located ~10 minutes by foot, and is a secluded beach with only one local hotel giving onto it.
2) The village of Agios Ioannis Mouresio is located ~3.5 km on hilly, unpaved roads. 30 minutes by foot. Closest supermarkets, restaurants are located
3) Having a rental car greatly help make the most of this location. However getting from Mouresio is not for the unexperienced driver. Our Ford Focus made it back and forth several times, however we sometimes wished we had a car with slightly higher clearance. This is, however, the price to pay to literally get off from the beaten path and we would gladly do it again.
All in all, after renting something like 15 or 20 Airbnbs, this is the first one that truely fits what Airbnb stands for: an awesome place that we wouldn't have discovered through other means.