The Mermaid Villa

on the Peloponnese  

Paleo Kalamaki at Isthmia, Greece



Paleo Kalamaki, near Isthmia, is an area rich in history and mythology. Only 15 minutes from Ancient Corinth, 1 hour from the ancient theatre of Epidavros, and 1/2 hour from the ancient monastery of Daphni. Located on a sandy beach, enjoy the pristine waters. Enjoy a swim, or a snorkel. Just 2 minutes walking distance away, you can enjoy fresh local seafood and fare at the local tavernas, and the bar at the 5 star resort, the Kalamaki Beach Hotel. The hotel offers water sports, tennis, as well as arranging tours and boat rides. Kayaks are available for rental just a 2 minute walk up the coast. Enjoy a tranquil kayak ride down the coast towards Loutra. Sip a cafe frappe, or enjoy an authentically prepared meal made from fresh local ingredients at one of the tavernas on the Saronic Bay.

   Temple to Apollo, Palio Korinthos, 5 minutes away!

Take a boat ride through the historic Corinth Canal, only minutes away. 15 minutes driving time, will bring you to the city of Corinth.  Enjoy international designer boutiques, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, a casino and night clubs. There is also a Hydro Spa in Loutraki that offers wonderful therapies. You can either drive 1 hour to Athens, or take the train to enjoy what the city has to offer, and then retire to the Mermaid Villa for fresh air and calm. The new, fast train will bring you directly into Athens for a day of shopping, museums and sight seeing, including service directly to the airport.



              Gateway to the Pelopenesse:

                    The Corinthian Canal

One of our favorite day trips:  Approximately 1 hour drive from our villa, the mountain road takes you past villages, orchards and farms, to the ancient Venetian town of Napoli. Great shopping, food and the ancient fort make for a fun filled day.

                     The ancient fort of Naflio

Other day trips include driving to Helios, and taking a ferry for a day trip to the islands of Hydra, Poros, and Spetses.    

Also near by, are the cities of Corinth and Loutraki, offering restaurants, shopping, a water therapy spring / spa, casino, movie theaters, night clubs, and live music.  You might view an outdoor movie, walk the sea side, and then go dancing. 


    Explore the countryside of the Pelopennese, and

      its charming towns and Byzantinian churches         

The Loutraki Springs, our water source