Photos and Description of this Gialova holiday apartment
2 bedrooms sleeps 2 adults and 2-3 children
Arkady apartment is set in a hillside olive grove, with panoramic views, just outside the pretty village of Gialova. Even in the high season the beach is uncrowded and you can eat with the locals nearby or join visitors in the Gialova restaurants. The apartment has everything you expect in high quality, self contained holiday accommodation.
At our local beach, a 10 minute walk away, our local Greek Taverna serves inexpensive traditional dishes and home-made wine. In Gialova village is a diverse selection of restaurants and even two small bars.
A little further on is Golden Beach with 3km more of safe and sandy beach. Take a picnic and enjoy a wonderful adventure visiting Palio Kastro ( the old castle) on the cliff above. On the other side is is the dark cave where King Nestor kept his livestock and semi-circular Voidikilia beach, voted one of the top ten beaches in the world by the New York Times in 2010. Because of UNESCO status it remains undeveloped and uncrowded.
If you rent a small boat for the day you can explore the islands, go snorkelling and find the tiny 'secret beach' of Sphacteria. On the island is a wooden church built by the Russians to commemorate the Battle of Navarino.
The tiny village of Gialova has a small supermarket and several shops. If you prefer not to to drive you can hire a bicycle locally and make the trip in 5 minutes. We provide a help yourself fridge with essentials like mild and bread if you prefer to sunbathe on your private terrace in the olive grove instead.
The area around has many attractions including Nestor's Palace, Ancient Olympia,The Temple of Apollo Epicureus at Bassae, Ancient Messini and Methoni Castle, once known as 'The Eyes Of Venice' for it's strategic importance.
The small town of Pylos is 5km from Arkady apartment and is one of the most beautiful old towns in the Peloponnese.
We are sheltered from the open sea by the island of Sphacteria, where the Athenians finally defeated the Spartans in 425bc and the Spartans camped on our beach !
This area is far enough from Athens to be still off the beaten track. People that come here enjoy a peaceful, unspoilt, relaxed atmosphere and the friendly rural community maintains its identity and customs.
Arkady apartment is family owned and independent. We look forward to welcoming you here for a memorable holiday.
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible