Sunday, January 01, 2017

Rented out on the following dates in 2017: 6 - 27 June, 2-6 July, 18 July - 1 Augusst, 7 - 27 August, 14 September - 5 October

2018: 2nd half of September

In the charming village of Paleokastro, I renovated a traditional village house. The house is available to rent all year round, and from 2010 onwards, renters reported back in a happy mood!

All prices include cleaning charges, electricity, water, use of the washing machine. There is an excellent internet connection at the tavern at 100 meters, where the coffee will cost you 1,5€. A "coffee and internet" deal of 2 coffees a day is included in the price. Incidentally, this is at 'Triantafillos' the best tavern on Samos!

April-May-June: 400€ per week
July-August: 500€ per week
September-October: 400€ per week

Prices per day or per month can be discussed
Winter season: 200€ per week / 400€ a month

My caretaker or I will be there to welcome you, to show you the house and to address any question you may have during your stay.
coffee and internet here!

About the house:

The house is most suitable for 2 persons, but can host up until 4. There is a small, private courtyard of about 15m2. It is situated in a very quiet, intimate spot in the village. The streets around the house are narrow and winding. It is very easy to reach by car, as it is situated only 50 metres from the asphalt road to Kerveli beach, at 2km from the main road Samos-Town - Pythagorion.

The ground floor:

On ground level, there's a small bedroom (double bed) with a built-in closet, right next to the bathroom.

The first floor:

On first floor level there's a fully equipped kitchen (electric cook plates, new oven) and a lovely living-room. There's views to the green fields behind the village.

The attic:

The attic is built as a traditional Samos 'patari', with a balustrade around it. There's a sleeper couch for 2 persons, plenty of books, a TV and a DVD player. The views over the village are lovely.

The courtyard:

The courtyard is a bit of a hidden gem: a quiet, charming spot, partly sunny and partly cloudy:

Facts about the house:

- The original house was one floor lower (see pics below) and was built in the 1920s
- Newly constructed roof
- Thick stone walls, recently reworked and plastered
- Two floors (each floor measuring 16m2), plus a new attic, with great views over the village and the valley surrounding it. Even a glimpse of the Turkish mountains can be seen.
- Attic: sleeping sofa, "chill out area" with great views.
- Upstairs: living room with stone walls, wooden floor and big fireplace (stove will be placed in autumn 2010). Newly furnished. 2 windows, view on one side to the village and on the other side to an open field. Open kitchen, dining table.
- Downstairs: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom with all facilities (shower, toilet, washing machine, sink). Courtyard with plenty of shadow during the day.

More impressions of the house

A guest wrote....: all thumbs up for this wonderful Little place! I can only recommend it: stay there as Long as you can, relax, sleep, walk, learn Greek, learn the Greek way of living, meet the wonderful authentic village People in the bakery, the small grocery store, that is a post Office at the same time, get to know the village cats, I can tell you much more about them and whatever else makes that place so Special. the Little house, I spent 3 MONTHS there, yes I am very fortunate, is really a gem. a Little Palais au Castreau....I slept like in heaven in the cosy Little bedroom with the huge bed , enjoyed cooking in the well equipped kitchen and was happy to easily wash and hang dry my own laundry ...whenever needed. the neighborhood is friendly and welcoming, and so is the house itself. I fell under its spell.

The surroundings

Paleokastro still looks pretty much like this:

As you can see here:

The village is situated on the eastern part of Samos, near Samos-town (click on the map). For some reason, most tourists just drive by this green oasis. Beautiful beaches are all around Paleokastro, at a distance of 4 - 8 km.

At the edge of the village

Paleokastro has always been a lively village, authentic and typically Greek. There are two lovely village squares with traditional kafeneia and a good taverna. There is a baker shop, a small "super market" incl. post office, a kiosk and a local taxi driver. Recently a barber shop opened on one of the squares. In short: you have everything you need at 100 metres from the house.

Impressions from Paleokastro

Just outside the village (which shows in the back)

There is also much to be discovered in the area around Paleokastro. The village is situated in a beautiful area with gentle hills, full of olive groves and citrus trees, which remind you at times of the south of France or, in Greece itself, places such as Corfu or Pelion. The area is excellent for hiking and features on more than a few walking routes.
The beaches of Kerveli, Psili Ammos, Lakkes, Mourtia, Possidonio, Klima and Mykali are at 4-8 km. from the village, and rate amongst the best you can find on Samos.

View towards Kerveli beach

Possidonio, 8km from Paleokastro. That's Turkey in the background.

Psili Ammos beach. Fine sand, child-friendly

Mykali, miles and miles of pebble beach and turquoise water. At about 5km from the house

Tourist resorts such as Pythagorio and Kokkari are at approximately 12 km. The airport is at 15 km.

Kerveli beach. Good snorkeling!

At 1 km. from the village, conveniently hidden behind the hills, you will find a concentration of large supermarkets. These are all situated on the main road from Samos-Town (Vathy) to Pythagorio.

The capital of Samos, Samos-Town , and the scenic hillside village of Ano-Vathy are also nearby - in fact, Ano-Vathy is at walking distance.

A couple of good Samos links:
***A very complete Samos site, a must see***
***This site is less good, but gives good tourist information.***
***Loads of Samos info on every possible subject - partly in Dutch.***

Want to know more? How to get there, where to rent a car, where to find the best taverns? Do not hesitate to ask me at !!