The Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor House
The Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor House

Welcome to the Award Winning Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor House, situated in Kardamyli, in Southeast Peloponnese. In 1996 Sir Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor bequeathed their home to the Benaki Museum with the express wish that the house would host intellectuals and scholars who wanted to work or study in an inspiring setting.


The Leigh Fermors also granted the museum the right to rent the property for a period of three months per year. Under the alliance the museum will ensure the preservation of the house and its contents, and enable members of the public to have access to the property, while hospitality services will be provided by Aria Hotels, that specializes in the provision of authentic retreats in restored, historic Greek properties.


The Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor House is considered one of the most beautiful properties in Greece. Within a Mediterranean garden of cypress trees, olive trees, fragrant shrubs, white oleanders and wild flowers rolling down to the sea, stand three stone buildings: the Main House with three suites, the writer’s studio right next to it, which is formed into the Traditional House, as well as the Guest House, adjacent to the Main House.


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Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011), universally known as Paddy, was one of the most charismatic and adventurous personalities of the last century. An author, scholar and decorated war hero, he is celebrated as one of the finest travel writers of his generation. As a member of the British Military Mission to Greece, he played a prominent role in the Cretan resistance during the Second World War. He was a great admirer and lover of Greece. In the 1960s Leigh Fermor and his wife Joan chose to spend the rest of their lives in Greece and to build their home, lavishing much love and attention on it, in the idyllic coastal town of Kardamyli.



This historical house can be rented as a whole villa, the Main House, Traditional House and Guest House, to accommodate parties of up to ten people. The property also features a Sharing Pool, Private Beach & Parking Area, that all Guests have access to.


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*Pets under 10kg are welcome upon request  & a pet fee of 25 € per stay will be applied.

** Pet amenities are available upon request.

Dining Experience
In Patrick Leigh Fermor House you have a selection of various set menus, for your lunch and dinner made with locally sourced ingredients. Some of the plates were Patricks's favorite ones and all of them can be served either in the dining area of the house or on the beautiful stoned veranda.
Private Access to Beach
From the House, you can have private access to the beach that is located at the front of the house to swim in the blue waters of Messinian Bay.
At the main house of Patrick Leigh Fermor House, you may find the private book collection of Sir Patrick along with his office desk.
Location of The Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor House
The Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor House, is located in the city of Kardamyli, Southeast Peloponnese, in Mani, only 38 kms away from the city of Kalamata & 49 kms away from the airport of Kalamata.
In case you would like to reach the Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor House by car, it is approximately 3,5 hours away. THINGS TO DO

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Kalamitsi, Kardamyli, Mani, Messinia, Peloponnese
MHTE: 1138815

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