Map showing position of The Olive Farm, 3km from the sea.    

Decidedly un-touristy, the area around Kato Samiko is one of the best-kept secrets of the Peloponnese. The beach is vast, stretching out over 100 km in an unbroken curve of golden sand, backed by sand dunes and pine forest Without any major developments or resorts, you can normally find your own private stretch of beach without difficulty.

Ancient sites include Olympia (25 km), The Temple at Vassai (30 km), the hot springs and spa at Kaiafas (3 km), as well as a wealth of smaller archaeological sites including our own Acropolis, just 2 km away.

Shop at local markets in Zacharo (12 km) or Krestena (8 km), or the city of Pyrgos (25 km). Mountain walks and superb cycling and mountain-biking routes abound, and island-hopping day-trips to Zakinthos or Kefalonia from Kylini (50 km) for those who wish to see more than just the Peloponnese.

Virtually all the main archaeological sites of Greece are reachable by car, with the new bridge across the Gulf of Corinth making even Delphi accessible.