Koroni experienced significant development from the 13th to the 16th century under the rule of the Venetians with its strong castle and commercial port. Later it came under the domination of the Turks and finally the French (19th century) without losing its economic importance as a center of trade and handicrafts. With the passage of time the castle was deserted, however, outside its walls, the architectural forms of the past were preserved in the later constructions that are preserved to this day, of course adapted to the current living conditions, structure and aesthetic perceptions. Thus, the Venetian tradition coexists with the local architectural style.
The old houses of Koroni are divided into two general categories. The Manor – Bourgeois Houses that are located mainly in the coastal zone of the city and the Labour houses that are built on the hillside of the small town.
The house is located in the seaside zone of the settlement and it is a typical example of a traditional house where the decorative Venetian elements meet the simple lines of Greek traditional architecture. The magnificent decorated balcony is the most distinctive and beautiful element of the house with its curved iron supports, decorated railings and delicate metal elements rising high above the balcony door. Decoration also exists below the edge of the roof where it joins the outer wall of the house and below the windows. The ground floor doors are very simple, made of timber and tall, with metal handmade decorated skylights at the end.
The house extends over two floors in a classic rectangular and symmetrical construction with a narrow frontage to the street. The upper floor is the living space while the ground floor houses the storage areas.
The interior layout is simple and practical. An internal wooden staircase leads to the salon on the first floor and to a corridor where the bedrooms are located to the right and left of the corridor. Over the years, extensions were made to the upper floor to add spaces that meet more modern needs. Thus, on the upper floor we have a salon that extends to the traditional balcony, an office area - single bedroom, two bedrooms and a large living room with a double bed, sofa and dining table. Also, in the modern extension of the building there is a kitchen and two bathrooms.
The ground floor is divided into two storage rooms that can be converted into living area.
The owners have tried to keep most of the original elements of the house in good condition and at the same time have adapted it to modern needs without changing the authentic style. Limited interventions have been made with absolute respect to the tradition and the special character of the house.
Of course, there is room to make many extensive interventions and improvements but always with a view to the careful preservation and continuation of the historical heritage.
Total Plot = 318 m² (plot of the house: 124 m², plot of the garden - parking area: 194 m²)
House = 302 m² including internal staircase and thick stone-built walls
Upper floor = 178 m²
Lower floor = 124 m²
Garden - parking area = 194 m²
Balcony with sea views
Just a few meters walking distance to the beach and the shops
The house is connected to public water and electricity supply.
The garden – parking area is planted with orange trees, banana tree and is fenced.
The nearest beach “Artaki”, with a restaurant, is 100 m away, while it takes 10 minutes walking to reach the wonderful sandy beach “Zaga” and 6 minutes by car to get to “Memi” beach.
It takes 27 minutes to drive to Petalidi.
Petalidi is a small traditional village, situated beachfront, on the western shore of the Messenian Gulf with panoramic sea view. In the village you will find the beautiful square with the church of St. Nikolaos, restaurants and cafes and the small harbor a little further. Petalidi is the ideal destination for relaxing summer holidays while around the wider area you will discover a vast variety of amazing beaches to swim and sunbathe all day long.
Finikounda, 25 minutes by car, a coastal village, which has developed into one of the most beautiful summer resorts of the southern Peloponnese, is surrounded by long sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, where you can enjoy water sports as well. The village has a very pretty harbour for traditional fishing boats and recreational boats. There are also beachfront cafeterias, several traditional restaurants, where you can enjoy, among other, fresh fish and delicious dishes of the Messinian kitchen. Additionally, in Finikounda you can find supermarkets, many tourist shops and pharmacy.
Methoni, 35 minutes by car, is a small well-preserved traditional town, protected by the Greek Archaeological Service due to the imposing Venetian Castle, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view to the sunset, and beneath which lie a beach and a sheltered harbor. There is a beautiful square in the centre of the town and another one in the seaside, where you can find nice restaurants to enjoy fresh fish and other traditional Mediterranean dishes. Methoni has also supermarkets, pharmacy, dentist and a public infirmary.
Pylos, a 42-minute drive away, is the main town of the area, with one of the biggest natural ports in Europe and a small marina. Being amphitheatrically built and very picturesque makes it one of the most beautiful towns in Greece.
It has a lovely central square, shaded by ancient platanus trees, where you can find a good range of shops and nice cafeterias. There are also supermarkets, traditional restaurants, pharmacies, a satisfying range of doctors and a small medical center with good facilities and reliable staff who provide prompt emergency service for mild cases.
The area of Pylos has four impressive signature golf courses and the nearest one is 50 minutes away from the property.
It takes 50 minutes to drive to the International airport and 55 minutes to the modern hospital of Kalamata which is the administrative capital of the area. Kalamata has a port, large yachting marina and motorway access to ATHENS. The centre of town has been the subject of major regeneration during the past few years and offers a wide range of shopping, eating and relaxing opportunities along its main boulevard. There is a greater variety of shops here offering designer goods and some internationally known stores.
€ 430,000.00 for the house
€ 550,000.00 for the house and the garden - parking area
- Value of purchase
- Property Transaction Tax: 3.09% of the purchase price
- Notary: approximately 1.5% - 2% of the purchase price
- Title Registration Fee: 0.52% of the purchase price
- Lawyer’s Fee (upon agreement between the Purchaser and the Lawyer)
- Civil Engineer – Surveyor (optional)
- Real Estate Fee: 3,72% on top of the purchase price, incl. VAT 24%
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