Tucked away amongst the olive trees, this characterful cottage is probably the most romantic place you will ever stay. The bedroom, high in the eaves looking out though the fluttering green foliage feels like you're sleeping in a tree house. Wake up to bird song and views across a sparkling sea down to the gulf.
On the ground floor there is a bathroom, kitchenette with 2 ring hob, sink and fridge, and dining table, with wood-burning stove, to keep you cosily warm in winter.
The cottage is cut into the hillside, so both floors are in fact at ground level, giving onto an upper and lower patio.
Ano Gatzea is a traditional Greek village. Here life has changed little over the centuries, and half of our neighbours still rely on mules as their main form of transport. Cobbled paths ('mule motorways') link the mountain villages and you can walk all day (or as long as your knees can stand it) without encountering a car. Mountain streams rush down the valleys to the sea and the dense forests are home to tortoises, wild boar and martens.
A short walk through the olive groves takes you to the still waters of the Pagasitic Gulf. Almost entirely enclosed by land, it makes for warm calm seas full of fish in winter, spring and autumn, although in high summer the waters get a bit warm for them and they head somewhere a bit cooler.Get the full listing »