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The Ultimate Greek Village Experience

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Last updated: 08/01/2014

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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Kastro house description

Few places so perfectly preserve the ideal of the classic white Greek island village the way Kastro, Sifnos does – no cars, no development, no cheap hotels – just pristine 14th century architecture, and a maze of narrow lanes that all end in spectacular views over the clear Aegean. Our house is an opportunity to visit the moment that marks the beginning of the Renaissance, because Kastro is a Venetian outpost, part of the trading network that connected Venice with Constantinople, during the 12th 13th and 14th centuries.

Our house, just inside the town's main gate, sits at the very heart of this astonishingly preserved architectural monument. To lovers of history, it is breath-taking, to students of architecture it is an endless source of fascination. To anyone wanting to spend a quiet couple of weeks, soaking up the sun, and swimming in crystal blue water against a backdrop of unique beauty, it is absolutely perfect. The ingenious 14th century building design uses metre thick walls to insulate and natural convection currents to keep the house cool on the hottest days. Deep window and door alcoves trap the brilliant Aegean light to spectacular effect. This comfortable house has been modernized carefully - with sparse charm and a well-stocked kitchen. There is even a small bath - quite an unusual luxury! You will rarely find an experience like our little house in Kastro - please drop us a line with any questions.

Keywords: Greek island, Greek village, traditional, house, sea, private, self catering, self contained

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • 500 years ago, this house is uniquely designed by Italian architects to stay cool by a natural cooling method....moreless

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                      • Ocean View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      General

                          • Linens Provided

                          Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator

                          Outside

                              • Balcony
                               

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                              Location

                              • Kastro House View on map

                                Ultimate Greek island vacation rental, 700 year old Medieval house in the Venetian village of Kastro, Sifnos, Greece. http://web.me.com/robocopywriter/GreekHouse/Kastro_House_Greece.html

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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1976

                              About the owner: I have owned my house in Kastro for nearly 40 years. I renovated it less than five years ago and maintain contacts on the island who look after the property and will take care of you. I currently live in the US but I am an EC citizen and travel frequently to my house to make sure it is in the best possible condition for your visit.

                              Why the Owner Chose Kastro:
                              My house, and it's location in this totally unspoiled Greek village is simply unrivaled for providing an authentic and peaceful Greek island experience.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              This ancient house has been very tastefully modernized with subtle lighting effects, teak kitchen installations to maintain a uniquely traditional look and feel and comfortable amenities.


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                              Speaks: english

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                              Photos

                              • Your front door

                                Your front door

                              • Kitchen and Loft

                                Kitchen and Loft

                              • Balcony door

                                Balcony door

                              • Delightful swimming right below the village

                                Delightful swimming right below the village

                              • Bedroom

                                Bedroom

                              • Front door

                                Front door

                              • Village street in front of the house.

                                Village street in front of the house.

                              • Living area

                                Living area

                              • The nook

                                The nook

                              • Outside your front door

                                Outside your front door

                              • The street where you live

                                The street where you live

                              • Probably the oldest Venetian fortress in the Aegean.

                                Probably the oldest Venetian fortress in the Aegean.

                              • Dining area

                                Dining area

                              • Top floor

                                Top floor

                              • Village view

                                Village view

                              • A stone's throw from the house

                                A stone's throw from the house

                              • Kastro beach restaurants

                                Kastro beach restaurants

                              • The village of Kastro

                                The village of Kastro

                              • Lazy afternoon

                                Lazy afternoon

                              • the house is full of lovely details

                                the house is full of lovely details

                              • Built between two streets on different levels, the top floor exits here.

                                Built between two streets on different levels, the top floor exits here.

                              • The village is a maze of details

                                The village is a maze of details

                              • The house on the right. Yes, it is always this quiet.

                                The house on the right. Yes, it is always this quiet.

                              • On the way to have a swim.

                                On the way to have a swim.

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                              This listing was first published here in 2010.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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                              Member since: 2010
                              Speaks: english
                              • Calendar last updated: 08/01/2014
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                              (310) 528-4962 (California, USA)

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