Named after Nikos Kazantzakis, the author of Zorba the Greek, Villa Kazantzakis, is a simple one-bedroom detached holiday home set in its own garden in a peaceful olive grove, 10 minutes walk to the fine sandy beaches, bars and tavernas of Stoupa. The location combines private seclusion with proximity of a small supermarket (100m), bus stop (200m), hypermarket (400m) and beautiful Kalogria beach (0.8 km). A full kitchen and outside dining space give further independence.
The property comprises: an air-conditioned living room (with ceiling fan, music system, sofa, pouffe, small desk and bookcase of English books), a double bedroom (with 1.6 x 2m double bed, ceiling fan, mosquito net, room safe, wardrobe and drawers), a fully-tiled shower room (with washbasin and WC), and a well-equipped kitchen (with hob, fridge with freezer compartment, electric kettle, toaster, slow-cooker, pots, pans, utensils, crockery, glassware etc.).
There is a taverna-style table and chairs on the terrace, two sun beds, an alternative shaded sitting area between the olive trees in the garden and a stock of candles for evenings outside.
Wi-fi is available with coverage in the house, terrace and throughout the garden via a ‘mi-fi' unit (mobile data) at the cost price of €10 for 15 GB paid directly on the mobile operator's website. Alternatively almost all the local tavernas and bars now provide free wi-fi.
For late night returns in the dark, there is a small LED torch hanging by the door and a large motion-sensitive floodlight covering the lane outside the entrance door.
A large water tank provides back-up water to flush the loo during the inevitable summer water outages.
Access to the whole house and 500 sq m garden. We have two 'landlords' cupboards and a shed in the garden for our own things and these are locked and marked private.
Interaction with guests
Guests have the telephone number of our friend who acts as a point of contact in case of any issues.
Other things to note
No car required!
2 minutes walk to the nearest supermarket.
10 minutes walk to a beautiful beach with tavernas.
5 minutes further to the centre of Stoupa.
Private airport transfers arranged (€45 each way)
2 minutes to the nearest bus stop.
Common sense rules!
A supply of olive oil from the five trees in the garden can be found in the kitchen. We also leave many cooking essentials such as salt, pepper, vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce, herbs etc. for the convenience of our guests. Please just replace any that run out during your stay.
Similarly for breakages. Please just replace with something similar from katerinas (upstairs) on the main road and either email me or make a note in the visitors book.
Pets permitted as long as they do not harm the property and obviously clean up after them.
Independant traveller of since 1985, I have also lived in five different countries. I own my own holiday home in Stoupa, Greece which I let to private guests. I like to get off the tourist-trail and mix with locals wherever I go. Sampling the culture as authentically as possible is my take on travelling.