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Tainaron Blue Tower
Vathia, Peloponnese, Greece|tainaron-blue.com|
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This dreamy 19th-century fortification has been beautifully restored into an exquisite 3-room micro-hotel.
Stone walls, low ceilings, stone staircases and tower rooms, giving that authentic castle flavour, complement luxury mod-cons and spellbinding, unobstructed sea and mountain views. An intimate restaurant serves superb Greek specialities using locally-sourced ingredients.
It’s only open from May to October.
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