The Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor House is now open to the public for guided tours and visits.
Considered one of the most beautiful private homes in Greece, the property is found in Kardamyli, in the southeast Peloponnesian Peninsula. It has been opened to the public thanks to the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Patrick Leigh Fermor was a British author and decorated soldier, best-known for A Time of Gifts (1977). He also played a role in the Cretan resistance duringWWII . Patrick and Joan decided to donate this house to the Benaki Museum in order to contribute to the Museum’s mission.