Located directly on the waterfront, our home dates back nearly 200 yrs & is a cherished heirloom to our family & visitors to the island. It is by no means a luxury accommodation, but a chance to stay in one of the islands historical homes for your next holiday. Enjoy a commanding view of the picturesque harbour, steps away from a dip in it's turquoise waters. Sleeps up to 8
Kastellorizo lies to the south-eastern end of Greece's frontier at the fringes of the Dodecanese complex of islands, 3 nautical miles from the Turkish coast. A small picturesque island with a present population of less than 600 residents, has been inhabited since antiquity and was once a prominent trading port reaching a population of as many as 11000 during Greece’s Ottoman occupation and Italian rule.
The foundations for the construction of the house were first laid in 1820 and ownership still remains with the original family. The house was occupied by Turkish and Italian Governors over the years, and briefly served as the headquarters for the British military command after the island was taken by the allies in 1944.
It is situated directly on the waterfront providing a commanding view of the harbour. There are two large bedrooms that accommodate up to 8 persons on the upper floor (2 double beds + 4 single beds) with two balconies overlooking the harbour. There are 2 large modern bathrooms on the ground floor & a full kitchen and saloon as well. The kitchen is equipped with all basic utensils & utilities - fridge, stove/oven, crockery etc.
The dining area is reserved for the outside patio which also accommodates sun beds for lounging during the day.
Apart from the enclosed patio, there is a small open terrace at the entrance with cushioned seating & small tables for relaxing outdoors to enjoy the view. The house is equipped with air-conditioning units for cooling those hot summer nights.
During the numerous attempts to maintain and renovate the house, the owners have done so with great care preserving the traditional features of the house and its original style. The most recent renovations having been completed during the summer of 2014.
There are umbrellas & sunbeds available for use. There is also a baby cot available.
Interaction with guests
We do not live on the island but will make all arrangements for your stay at the property with our caretaker.
Other things to note
Sheets & Bath Towels are provided for use. Beach Towels are not.
Additional Rental Notes:
- Only Guest registered to stay on the premises are allowed to reside on the property
- Maximum Guest - 8 persons
- 1 week minimum stay required
- No pets allowed
- Smoking not allowed on premises
- No parties or receptions allowed on the premises
- Bath Towels are provided for each Guest, however Beach Towels are not provided (Guest must come with their own Beach Towels)
- A free cleaning service is offered 1 day per week during your stay. If you require more than 1 day per week, an additional cost
of 50 euros per day will be required
- A Refundable Security Deposit of 600 Euros is required for all bookings