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Traditional Greek Cottage near Ancient Olympia

House, summer pergola and parking place, view from garden!
1 of 41House, summer pergola and parking place, view from garden!
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4 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 9
Olympia, Elis Region, West Greece
The village, Doukas, where the house is located, has an exceptional geographic location as it is close to the worldwide known Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games! During your stay, you will also be able to enjoy the fantastic golden sandy beaches of western Peloponnese, and get to enjoy famous Greek delicacies! You will also have the opportunity to go on lovely excursions in the adjacent well-known historical sites and hidden attractions of Peloponnese.
Become a local by staying at our full of tradition cottage of Doukas!
Listing #HL9206314
About the Owner
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Phone and e-mail communication with the owner 24-7. For emergencies or any other needs that have to be accommodated at the house location, we have made sure that assistance will be immediately available.
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  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Private Garden
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
Smoking is allowed preferably outdoors. Please use the available ashtrays.
    1 Full bath
    3 Fulls
    3 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage was a family house, initially built in the 30s and renovated in the 90s, as a vacation home. Back in the time, the ground floor was used to keep the animals and after the family moved in, it was used as storage area for goods. The upper floor was used for eating and sleeping. For this reason, the fireplace was always on the upper floor, to maintain heating and for cooking purposes.
The cottage is situated next to the edge of one of the most picturesque little gorges, named Avra, and it is one of the most interesting trekking/hiking routes in the area. Also, 15mins drive from the house, lies one of the biggest and most impressive Oak tree forests in Greece, which according to Greek mythology.
Getting around
The nearest place near Douka where you will be able to find the necessary supermarkets, bakery, pharmacies and doctor is Lala village, a 5 mins drive from our house. 1-2 cafes can be found if you would like to mix with the locals.
The nearest big town is Pyrgos, 30 km. away from Doukas where you can find banks, a post office, ATM machines, doctors, dentists, pharmacies and the local market with numerous shops, supermarkets, hairdressers, cafes, bars, taverns and restaurants.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Athens International Airport: 260.0 km
Railway: Patra: 106.0 km
Ferry: Katakolo: 45.0 km
How to arrive in Doukas:
From the Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport the distance is 275km away, approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes drive.
From the bus station in Kifissos in Athens, there is frequent bus service directly to Pyrgos and then Ancient Olympia. From Anc. Olympia you will need to rent a car or use a taxi for the 20 mins drive to Doukas.
From Patras’ port the distance is 109 km by car.
From Kalamata international airport the house is 122 km away by car.
Araxos airport is a 1 hour and 23 minutes drive away.
Doukas can become the base of your daily excursions, all year round, to many beautiful places well worth a visit.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 38.0 km.
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