We stayed at the Icon Painter Villas in July for 6 days. The villa is part of a group of four in a small village two storey house. Our apartment was on the first floor-compact but with all we needed. There was a small terrace outside overlooking the entrance courtyard which was perfect for eating and sitting in at any time of the day. The décor of the apartment was very special and appropriate for a real Greek village house. All was clean and well equipped. The owners were very friendly and went out of their way to meet us and make sure we were comfortable. They were full of information about the area and where to go. Koroni is a lovely village and the icon painter was the best place we stayed in the Peloponnese. We couldn`t recommend it highly enough.
Returned to the apartments for the second
year running and found the welcome, comfort, location and view just as good as remembered. Michael and Maria are charming, helpful hosts without in any way being intrusive and Maria's own preserves olives and olive oil in the welcome pack are first class. We explored more of this delightful working town and enjoyed walks in the surrounding countryside (routes for which Michael helped with). The Sunday market by the school at the end of the harbour provided fresh vegetables and fruit (including a net of sweet oranges which made delicious freshly squeezed juice) and mouthwatering roast pork which was much enjoyed. We enjoyed relaxing long lunches at the nearby Borgris 2 taverna where the family welcomed and looked after us so well. We found the local people friendly and helpful; must give a special mention to our taxi driver Ilias who was so kind and helpful on our return to the airport when my husband was suffering with a very painful back. We will be happy to make a third visit as soon as we are able.
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The apartments are sited perfectly close to the top of the hill between Restaurants and shops one way, the beautiful Zaga beach the other. We stayed in one of the upstairs apartments with a great view over the roof tops to the sea. Comfortable bed, small kitchen area ( which we barely used) and a pleasant outside searing area, perfect early morning and early evening. Lovely hosts.
This was our first visit to the Peloponnese area,and having been several times on holiday to many Greek Island, we were very happily surprised by the beauty of this region , the many interesting things to see and do and the warm and kind Greek people.
We arrived at the Iconpainter apartments and stayed in the Boat apartment on the upper floor. The apartment was spottless and very confortable...the bed is a dream to sleep on! The apartment has a lovely view over the sea and Koroni s roofs, and a great terrace outside to seat and relax.
What we liked it is that it retained the character of 'Old Authentic Greece'.
Lovely cosily furnished and at a walkable distance from Koroni s promenade , where you can find many bars and restaurants without having to drive anywhere at night.
walking back uphill there are many steps but they are manageable and a good exercise to keep fit and digest your meal!
I would also like to complement Maria and Michael (the owners of the flat ) for their customers service and attentiveness.
We absolutely loved our holiday(one week was really far too short) and will be back to Koroni and the Iconpainter apartments!
We booked the apartment after staying last year in Kardamyli on the recommendation of some people we met who had stayed there. The apartment is great and by Greek standards extremely well equipped (complete with toaster). Its at a fairly high point in the town, and if you go via the steps from the sea front and stay like us on the top floor flat then there are 123 of them! Not a big deal - we found it worked off the Greek Yogurt and honey. The delightful beach is close and the beach taverna great - good food and very friendly. Middle of May and we had the beach mainly to ourselves. The owners are very helpful and hospitable, and provided samples of their produce, including the best marmalade I have ever tasted. Some great things to see in and around Koroni, and if you use the local car hire company (Kosta), then there's a delightful experience in store.
We have stayed in the 'Fish' apartment on two occasions. It is on the ground floor of the two storey building and opens onto a small courtyard with a water feature - a nice place to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. This apartment is good for people with mobility issues as there is a spiral staircase that leads to the upstairs apartments. It also has lovely wooden furniture that brings warmth and character to the interior. As 'Fish' is on the ground floor, it doesn't share the views that the upstairs apartment has but the apartment's central location means that you are always just a few steps from beautiful views in every direction. A great base for your holiday with excellent air conditioning, a washing machine and a well equipped kitchen.
Having a Greek grandmother I have been coming to Greece since a child and I have travelled most of the country. This is my 3rd visit to the Pelopponese but first time in this area. What a find, we've found our favourite spot with Koroni and the surrounding area.
The apartments are everything you need and the quality ahd fittings are perfect. The views from the upper apartments across the village and bay is superb. The apartments get a lovely through breeze keeping it cool during the day. It is great to be staying in the heart of the village.
The tavernas and cafes are all of a good quality and as a professional cook who specialises in Greek cuisine a particular mention must be given to the Parthenon & Anna's taverna where the food was superb. Just like yiayia makes!
We loved the place so much we've booked to go back.