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The Ultimate Greek Village Experience

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 meter 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!

While maintaining the purity of the house's ancient character we have not forgotten that you live in a modern world. So we offer broadband wireless internet so that you can be live on your social networks, download movies and music, communicate with the world and keep an eye on your business and affairs at home.

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
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Music Library:

    A small collection of CDs is available...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Internet:

    The house is equipped with a broadband wireless network....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Water Sports Gear:

    There is some diving equipment including fins and masks in the house....moreless

 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$112
$787 $3,147
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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1/3 non refundable deposit via PayPal. Remainder to be paid upon arrival.


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Location

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    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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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Athens
75 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Dolci
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Kamares
75 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Dolci
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seralia

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1976

About the owner: I have owned my house in Kastro for nearly 40 years. I renovated it around 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, Sifnos, Greece:
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.


Contact us

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.

VRBO #299527

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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