Newly Restored, Medieval Home below Castle Walls
Nestled in the shadows of a medieval , Venetian castle,this lovely gem is a wonderful spot to make your home for a few days (or longer if you're lucky !) and experience island life first hand. This recently,(2011) fully renovated , medieval house was the first to be built outside the castle walls centuries ago. It consists of a large (50m2) living/kitchen area with a loft bedroom of 25m2 and boasts the largest , domed ceiling on the island. It has a fully-equipped kitchen with all new appliances- big fridge, stove, and washing machine, and is decorated with taste, attention to detail and love. The owners are an artistic family, with a bent for colour, who have given a modern interpretation of traditional decor. Over the years they have collected numerous artifacts, restored furniture, and pictures, all which make the house feel like a cozy retreat.
With beautiful views of the Aegean from the patio or balcony, you can enjoy your morning coffee or tea , followed by a short 10 minute walk to the nearest beach and its crystal, blue water. In the afternoon, you might want to take a stroll through Chora, just footsteps away, with all its shops, restaurants, cafes. Or, alternatively, if you want to soak in the local culture and history, you may choose to visit the archeological museum, or go into the castle and see the churches from the 1800's, within which you can check out the Querini coat of arms and inscription dated from 1413, There are plenty of other parts of the island to explore, either by local transport, rental car or motorbike, or hiking if you are adventurous. The island has a long, rich history dating from ancient times and you can expect to feel enthralled by a sense of history lying before you., not to mention seeing some of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean. Some of the most isolated beaches are also the most romantic, and can be accessed by small boats that you can take from a harbour nearby.. Or you can have a look at the small islands just off the coastline.. , Another area you are likely to visit is Livadi , known for its great beach, cafes, bars and night life. At the end of your day, you can look forward to returning to your cozy nest- with the house set in the rocks below the castle and its walls 1.5 meters thick , you can be assured that it is surprisingly , naturally cool during the hot summer months.
The owners, Savvas (architect), Poly (decor/gift shop owner) and daughter Phaedra (also architect) have put their passion and soul into their home . Anyone who is looking into a holiday on Astypalaia, is already looking for something special and there is no better place than this lovely home under the castle..
5 nights minimum stay time. for bookings 3 or 4 nights only, extra charge on the total amount of 12%