Once the premises of Nikos Kazantzakis and George Zorbas , this truly historical property is now a charming retreat in a small valley near the village Stoupa among wild nature, mediterranean cypress trees and a captivating view towards the sea. The house is located in a singular position without any houses in direct view, providing total privacy and the village of Stoupa is close and easy to reach within walking distance.
This home has placed its mark in history imposing on a big stone rock, giving the impression of a tower as many houses in Mani. Mani was known for its pirates and therefore the house has a small balcony at the front enabling to have breathtaking sea views.
As you walk through the home you can immediately notice that all the original features have been preserved and you may obtain a wealth of information about these two great men – Nikos Kazantzakis and George Zorbas – who came to Stoupa from Crete in 1917 to set up their small lignite mining business in the local cliffs. Zorbas, on whom Nikos Kazantzakis based his famous book “Zorba the Greek” , was a loveable, cunning and hard working engineer who designed and made the cable railway that took the lignite down the cliffs to be transported by boat to Kalamata, the nearest town of any importance.
Remaining sympathetic to the natural environment, this property is imbued with a cozy and traditional ambience. The property has been furnished with inviting sofas and armchairs, antiques and artifacts. The sitting room is smart and spacious, and the study with an open fireplace is intimate and tranquil.
Two inspiring bedrooms accommodate up to five guests and the bathrooms are characterized by the minimalism of the Greek Tradition. LIVE HISTORIC in Zorbas Memories!