A small group of restored stone houses set around a central piazza, each house is self contained with its own entrance
Kitchen – the main kitchen for the whole group
Dining room which opens onto the middle courtyard
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom and separate dressing room (could be a child’s bedroom)
Small twin room with en suite shower
First floor (accessed via outside staircase)
Twin or double bedroom with en suite bathroom, terrace and balcony with views over the sea and hills
One one floor
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom and terrace
On one floor
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (with bath and shower) and terrace
On one floor
Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom
On one floor
Double/twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (with bath and shower)
Smaller, circular children’s shaded splash pool
Steps leading down to landscaped garden
Water purifier on taps (no need for bottled water)
Cots and highchairs
7 paddle boards (maybe used on provision of small deposit)
All rooms except one have space for a cot and extra camp beds for children can be arranged at an additional cost
EOT: MHTE 0428K91000486601
Mid week clean and linen change
Childcare and babysitting are available on request, payable locally
Shopping delivery can be arranged, payable locally
Little Hamlet is situated on the North-East coast of Zakynthos, facing East over the Ionian sea, towards neighbouring Kefalonia
The hamlet is between the villages of Mega Aloni and Askos
There is a taverna within walking distance – around 15 minutes downhill, a little longer on the way back up!
For the slightly more active, it is possible to run down to the sea (approx. 20 minutes) and to walk back is around 40 minutes
Agios Nikolaos is a 5 minute drive from the property, and has a small port and beach
There are plenty of sandy beaches to choose from nearby, either accessible by boat or by car
Zakynthos Town is roughly 30km from the house, and has excellent fish and vegetable markets, as well as many restaurants and shops
Fly to Zakynthos (Zante airport) – the village is a 45 minute drive
Car hire is recommended
Zakynthos is one of the most beautiful of Greek islands. Homer wrote about it in the Iliad and the Odyssey and Ulysses lived here. The Arcadians came and flourished, reaping from its rich fertile soil, as did the Venetians who called it “The Flower of the Levant”. Some of their monasteries still survive in the nearby mountains. The seas around the villas are clean and crystal clear.
The island produces wonderful olive oil, fruit, vegetables, poultry and meat. There are several friendly tavernas (plate-smashing included!), two party nights a week at the Sailing Club and a funky cocktail bar in the nearby port with music until dawn. Something for everyone.
Zakynthos is full of fabulous beaches and things to do – taking a hire boat out is one of the single most fun things you can do on the island. It’s possible to hire boats in the local village. There are fabulous local fish and vegetable markets in Zakynthos Town itself.
If you enjoy a trip out a visit to Shipwreck Bay in the north of the island is a must – voted one of the top beaches in the world by Conde Nast Traveller, we would recommend an early trip to this beach to miss the mass of tourists who descend on the beach by mid morning.
Whilst in the area, why not island hop! Nearby Kefalonia has some great vineyards and, for the wine connoisseur they are well worth a visit.
This delightful collection of several traditional stone buildings make up a small hamlet which sleeps 14 – the perfect destination for a large group of friends or three (or even four!) families. This is a truly unique place with fabulous views down to the sea.
The houses share two swimming pools – one larger rectangular pool and a little shaded, circular toddler pool, great for those smaller people who wake up early and need entertaining away from the main group.
The cottages have been tastefully renovated with lovely blue painted windows and doors – the owners have kept the authentic feeling of old Greece. Wandering from one building to another through cool, narrow alleyways is exciting the first time – you never quite know what is round the next corner.
All but one of the houses are single storey, the main cottage is on two floors and sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms.
Each house has its own separate entrance giving each family masses of privacy, non of the bedrooms are interconnecting but the main cottage has a bedroom with a dressing room which can be converted for smaller children. The bedrooms are delightful with red bed covers, painted furniture and ceiling mosquito nets throughout.
This charming conversion allows a big group to stay separate in bedrooms but to come together around the communal courtyard. A fabulous spot for a special family holiday.