Archanes Village, Heraklion Area, Crete Island, Greece
In the centre of the historic, listed village of Archanes, a few kilometers from the Minoan Palace of Knossos, lies the Kalimera Archanes, a cluster of three traditional houses dating back to the early 19th century. Located at the end of a pedestrian street leading to a picturesque, private garden, the original period furniture and decorative elements add to the distinctiveness of the property. Built of stone, wood, and time-honored materials from the Cretan land, the restored houses respect the historical characteristics of the village, aiming to create a home for all who pass through; such is the time-honoured tradition of Cretan hospitality.
Rethymnon Old City, West Crete, Crete Island, Greece
11, Antifanous & Ippodamou, Medieval Town, Rhodes, 85100, Greece
Porto Carras, Sithonia, Chalkidiki, Greece
Commissioned in the early 70s to host distinguished friends of ship owner Giannis Carras, Villa Galini was designed by renowned architect Kostas Kapsampelis to resemble the monastic architecture of nearby Mount Athos. An inner courtyard, secluded patios and verandas, topped off with mountain and a breathtaking bay views creates an ambience to match the illustrious list of guests who have passed through, including European royal family members, politicians Francois Mitterrand, and Konstantinos Karamanlis as well as artisans Salvador Dali, who designed one of the villa’s bathrooms, and Gina Bahauer, whose piano remains in the music suite to this day.
Gerolimenas, Mani, Peloponnessus, Greece
Despite being noted for its rugged beauty, traditional villages, medieval towers and Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches, the Kyrimai Hotel represents a different period in Mani’s history. A renovation of the old trade center built in 1870 by Theodore Kyrimis, mayor of Middle Mani and Michalis Katsimanitis, a trader from Syros, the store, warehouse, tower and residence are exquisite examples period architecture complete with a complex of stairways, arches and inner courts, tower rooms, luxury suites, two-storey rooms and charming attics, which links the property with Greek trade developments in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Santorini Island, Fira Town, Cyclades Islands, Greece
The Aigialos Hotel has been voted the "Most Romantic Historic Hotel" for 2014
On an island with a maritime history as old as its ancient past, what better place to absorb the atmosphere of romantic Santorini than in one of the sixteen 18th and 19th century neoclassical houses of Aigialos Hotel once owned by the island’s seafaring nobility? Suspended between earth, sea, and sky, the romantic hotel Aigialos is situated at the rim of the island’s caldera, where sheer cliffs rise out from the sea, and the famed volcano that gave birth to the island is in full view. Each house is named after the Aegean winds; a unique characteristic of the Cyclades, making this a truly enchanted experience and an ideal honeymoon hotel on the enchanted island of Santorini.
Ermioni, Saronic Gulf , Greece
Hydra Island, Saronic Gulf Islands, Greece
Just 200 meters from Hydra’s famed amphitheatrically port, the Cotommatae 1810 stands proud in a quiet district with its lofty stone walls protecting the privacy of the house and its surrounding courtyards, gardens and verandas. The walls have been witness to slices of Greece’s rich maritime history when Hydra’s sea-faring community played a pivotal role in Greece’s independence. With 5 suites and two double bed rooms of which three suites can sleep up to 4 persons, furnished to reflect the authentic and unique character of Hydra, the Cotommatae 1810 can be booked individually or wholly for a large family or a group of friends.
4 Skoufon street 731 31 Chania Crete Greece