Ikaria: Paradise on the Aegean
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- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
You will not believe the view! Our house is perched on a bluff directly overlooking the Aegean Sea with a panoramic view of the neighboring Cycladic islands of Samos, Fourni, Patmos and Amorgos. The sunrise from our porch, veranda and bedroom is magnificent. The night sky is equally as spectacular. The house is located along the southeastern coast of Ikaria (Eastern Aegean) in the small village of Lefkada. The property is private and spacious with its own secluded beach for swimming and snorkeling (equipment provided).
We are a 15 minute, easy walk to the main seaport and island capitol, Agios Kirikos, which offers shopping, supplies, dining and nightlife, as well as travel connections, car rentals, internet services, and hospital 24-hour emergency services. The town's many outdoor taverns make for great people watching and conversing with the friendly and outgoing locals.
Travel connections are made easily through local travel agencies. The airport is a 20 minute drive from town. Agios Kirikos' harbor provides frequent passenger ferry service to Athens, other islands, and Turkey. Tour packages are available for island-hopping and general sight-seeing. Daily bus service is available to the other side of the island. Taxi service is available for local use, touring the island's ancient ruins, or airport service.
Best of all, we are a 5 minute walk to Ikaria's still pristine natural hot springs situated on the seacoast. Best hot tub ever and right on the beach! Recently featured on CNN's Blue Zone series on aging, this amazing gift of nature has long been known for it's beneficial curative properties for various physical ailments. Great for stress reduction too. This, along with the Ikarian diet and other health benefits unique to the island are thought to explain the extraordinary longevity of the Ikarian population. For more information, the Blue Zones documentary is available on the internet.
The home and spacious patios were totally renovated in 2009. A new 200 square foot clay tile roof Pergola was added 2012 with a large antique harvest table and chairs for outdoor dining. The house itself is a 900 square foot, white washed masonry structure that combines antique charm with modern conveniences including internet access. We have a lovely open kitchen/dining living space with all the amenities to make cooking and entertaining fun and efficient. The house has terracotta tile flooring throughout and all new windows along with two French doors that open directly to a large veranda overlooking the Aegean with a view of neighboring islands. Outdoor furniture is provided for sunbathing and outdoor dining. A perfect island retreat.
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Member since: 2010
- 900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
Room has brand new convertible traditional sofa for sleeping for 2. We also have another traditional sofa for comfortable sleeping for 1. French Doors open-you can view the sunrise from bed....moreless
- Mobile Phone
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo
May through Oct starts at $1,400/week Off season and /or longer than 2 weeks discounted, call/e-mail for rates
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: Jack is a custom builder and I am a clinical psychologist in the United States. This is our wedding photo taken in 2002 at the Church of Profiti Ilias high on the mountain. You can see Agios Kirikos in the background below. We have four wonderful daughters between us and four lovely grandchildren. We come to Ikaria as often as work permits. We love sharing our Ikarian home with friends and family. We feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful retreat to relax and soak in the magic of the island.
Why the Owner Chose Therma Lefkados:
The property has been in my family for generations. My Ikarian parents emigrated to the United States as young adults. I still have strong family ties to my Ikarian relatives and have visited often over the years. The home originally belonged to my Aunt Marika. I always loved it, especially for its location and breathtaking view of the Aegean. I had the opportunity to purchase it 12 years ago, and to this day, I'm so glad I did. Jack and I married in Ikaria in 2002. He came to love the island and the Ikarian people as I do. We love to cook, especially Greek cuisine. We made it a priority to have a fully-equipped kitchen to make cooking fun and efficient, whether for two or a houseful. Our renovation project has been challenging but rewarding. We have created the perfect escape that offers balance to our stressful work lives. The testimonials from our guests speak for themselves. The locals call our house the best on the Island for the view and the location. Our friendly Property Manager speaks fluent English and Greek. She is the owner and operates a retail store in Agios Kirikos and is readily available to assist our guests.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our location offers one of the best panoramic views on the island. We love to sit on the covered porch or terrace with coffee, a good book, a glass of ouzo or local wine, 'mezedes' and conversation. Our location provides easy access to the main port where local markets have daily deliveries of Ikaria's best food: fresh seafood, meat, produce, local herbs and spices, goat cheese and olives, freshly-baked bread, amazing desserts. The local olive oil and wines are hard to beat and can be found in town. We are close enough to town where a car is convenient but not necessary. The location makes for a relaxing experience, but is also great for workouts: a scenic coastline perfect for jogging; roads and footpaths for brisk walks into town or up the mountain; the private beachfront for swimming and snorkeling; natural therapeutic hot springs a short walk from the house. The view of the night sky from our veranda is also amazing for stargazing. The full moon is a special treat. We can see village lights from neighboring islands, including the monastery on the Island of Patmos, where the Apostle John wrote the Apocolypse, and Samos, the birthplace of Pythagoras.
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Entry to patio, secluded porch and front door.
Entry to spacious private terrace paved with authentic Ikarian stone.
Living room with old world charm. French doors open to seaside patio and portico
Fully equipped spacious kitchen with washing machine. Settings for 12.
Porch and furnishings great for outdoor dining.
Magnificent sunrise from our terrace.
Full Moon from upper patio
Full Moon over the Aegean
A hike up the mountain to Prophiti Ileus Bell Tower
New Pergola added 2013
Male Sirens snorkeling from our beach, resting @ 'grandmothers slippers'
House located on bluff overlooking the Aegean. Private path to secluded beach.
Beautiful bouganvelia surround property. Terrace overlooks Samos,Patmos,Fourni.
Sunny spacious dining room with expandable table. Table linens provided.
Two bedrooms with old world charm. Aunt Marika's marital bed.
Magnificent beaches with secluded coves surround the island.
a view along the side of the house from the lower patio
Tile entry to front door with full moon and flowers
Samos at Sunset
Panorama of house with back to the Aegean, showing upper patio/pergola
Privacy under our new pergola overlooking the Aegean.
Looking up at the gated entry from the lower patio
Morning view about 9am of the Aegean from under the Pergola
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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