3 bedroom 84m2 house with terraces, in walking distance from 2 main villages
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - baby cot can be provided baby cot can be provided
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 22
- english, french, italian, greek
About Vassia Athanasoula
I have grown up in Athens, Greece, and studied Architecture in the Polytechnic Institute of Lausanne , Switzerland. I visited Sifnos almost every summer since 1979, building strong emotions for the place... I managed to buy and renovate this traditional house in 2009. I live in Athens and I have three wonderful kids working in Athens, Zurich and Paris. I speak English, French, Italian and Greek ( and you will notice that everyone on the island can speak some English ).
Vassia Athanasoula purchased this House in 2009
Why Vassia Athanasoula chose South Aegean
Being a city child from Athens I missed a place of 'origin'; I always felt a bond to this island and I wanted to become part of it, to 'adopt' it. I also feel admiration for the power of vernacular architecture which is so simple and strong in the Cyclades... one can never repeat this in a contemporary building. The neighbourhood , where the house is situated , is a traditional village neighbourhood where very few tourists are found , except for long term house owners . It is far away from the noisy bars and stores, while still so close on foot. The locals are very friendly and discreet , as long as the renters respect their lives . Small houses are all around and the closest ( 2' ) small shop is an old traditional cafe ( Felos ) that will eventually cook something for dinner . But the biggest privilege of this neighbourhood is that you can walk to all the shops and restaurants of both Apollonia and Artemonas for all your needs ( food , shopping , pharmacy , tourist police , bars etc ) at all hours of the day . You can even order food or make the super market shopping and have it delivered to the house .
What makes this House unique
This house is very easy to live in all year round ( especially charming in June or September ) because everything is in walking distance! Also, although it is in the village, it is one of the few properties which has an open view towards the nearby villages and the sea! The terrace has full privacy which is rarely found inside the villages ; there are no noisy bars nearby , yet , at the same time , the "live" spot of the island is so close by. All the pedestrian small paths are kept very clean. You can reach Sifnos island only by boat . From here , you can easily visit othe islands of the Cyclades like Serifos or Milos ( day trip back & forth ) , or Paros , Antiparos , Folegandros , Ios , Santorini etc . Although a car cannot reach the house directly , all means of tranportation are very near the house . The bus stop is 2' away on foot and , if you have a car , you can access the house either by the Ano Petali communal parking or by parking your car at the "Gefiraki" below ( on the street ) and then walk 2' uphill . Coming from Apollonia or from Artemonas , there is also the option of traditional small pathways on foot.