Living Area 80.00 m²
Floor Ground floor
Area/Municipality Aroniadika / Kythera (Cythere) / Greece
Ideal Adventure Family Historic Romantic Tourist Attractions Luxury Traditional-Modern
Long-term Renters Yes
Pets Ask the Owner
Events Allowed Ask the Owner
Elderly People Yes
Operation Type Vacation Rental
Meals Guest provide their own meals
Change of Linen Every three days
The Kythira Traditional Houses are found in the village of Aroniadika, a key location and main crossroads at the heart of the island. The village is an ideal base from which to start discovering all the beauties of Kythira. The houses are located 5 km from the airport, 15 km from the port of Diakofti, 15 km from Chora (the main village of the island), 4,5 km from the village Potamos (large village and commercial center) and 8,5 km from the closest beach.
The land where the complex of these Traditionals Houses are found extends over half an acre, complete with a BBQ pit, flowers, herbs and a vegetable garden.
The Traditional House complex is made up of three separate dwellings:
Traditional House I, a two storey house (110 sq.m.), Traditional House II (80 sq.m.) and Traditional House III (60 sq.m.) single level. The Cottage (60 sq.m.), a restored traditional home situated close to the complex, in the village of Aroniadika, is also for rent.
The owner built these Traditional Houses as if she were building her own home. To realize her vision, she collaborated with the talented Kithiran contractor and a noted Athenian interior designer combining traditional architecture with eco-friendly bioclimatic functionality (thick stone walls, arches, dry stone walls, stone pathways), with modern, minimalist interior design (furniture from well known design houses such as VITRA, B&B Italia, Moooi etc.). Quality amenities and services, such as daily housekeeping, soft linen, anatomic mattresses etc. are all part of the high quality service offered making sure you will experience all the comforts of home, while enjoying the amenities of a design hotel of unique character, ambiance and style.
Kythira Traditional House II is a 80 sq.m. house that can accomodate 2-4 people and consists of a bedroom with ceiling fan, shower bathroom, open plan living room/kitchen with a fireplace, two built-in single beds in the living room area, two verandas (east and west) complete with garden furniture.
Located on the southern side of Peloponnese, Kythira is a secluded island with relaxing atmosphere. Although Kythira Island is considered part of the Ionian Sea, it is located far from the other Ionian islands. After a long time of Venetian occupation in the Medieval ages, this island has a vivid Venetian architecture, especially in Chora, the capital town. On a hill above Chora, there is a strong castle with breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea.
Kapsali, Agia Pelagia, Avlemonas and Diakofti are the most tourist places on Kythira, while a drive around the island will bring visitors to wonderful beaches, lovely monasteries and even ghost villages, like the abandoned town of Paleochora.
Kythira is a unique blend of various cultures with influences from the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. Throughout centuries, Kythira has developed its own character and style. With beautiful alternate landscapes, kind people and mild climate, Kythira combine a scenery of sea and mountains with imposing castles, picturesque churches and monasteries, archaeological sites and rich vegetation attracting every year more and more visitors to its numerous villages.
Kythira is known as the Isle of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. The ancient myth is that when Cronus severed off his father Uranus genitals, he threw them into the sea. They turned into the two rocks rising out of the sea until today, on the eastern coast of the island. Aphrodite rose from the foam created by the genitals and re-emerged in Cyprus, which is why both islands haggle over the goddess's birthplace. Since the Second World War, most of Kythira's inhabitants have left their island for Athens or Australia, which explains why many of its villages are deserted. Kythira was never a rich island but it use to have an economic and military power.
Due to its geographic location being close to Peloponnese, Kythira island is a unique blend of architectural styles from the traditional, Aegean and Venetian culture. The island is known since antiquity and suffered constant invasions by the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Turks and pirates. Chora of Kythira, the island's capital which lies on a high spot, is a characteristic example of Venetian architecture with many beautiful buildings, fortified mansions and castles, preserved in the best condition. At the highest spot stands the Venetian castle which offers a breathtaking view of the Cretan Sea and is a clear reflection of the island's history. Beautiful examples of elegant mansions and two-storey houses that belonged to the noble families are found in the village of Mylopotamos. During the British occupation, Kythira changed dramatically with the completion of many public construction works like roads, stone bridges, school buildings and market. For the fear of the pirates, who plundered all the Greek islands that time, the island created a plethora of defensive formations that coexist in harmony with the traditional and austere character of Kythira. Kythira counts on many settlements that were built by the Venetians, in need of nice fortifications. The architecture of Kythira is simple, with Aegean and Venetian influences and no particular shapes. This model can be seen even nowadays, despite the tourist infrastructure. Right above the picturesque capital is the Venetian castle of Kythira while a visit to the legendary medieval castle town of Paliochora should not be missed. Most of the churches in the abandoned village are in ruins but their wonderful frescoes have been saved.