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Overview

The Cyclades islands constitute a miracle of architecture and nature, attracting crowds of visitors every year. However, you can still find the original Cyclades in some of the small islands that have remained authentic &#8211 calm, without mass tourism or too many cars. One such island is Kimolos, in the Western Cyclades.
In the "Horio", the main town of the island &#8211 just one kilometre away from the port and three kilometres away from the clean sandy beaches &#8211 the white Cycladic-style houses form with their walls the Castle of Kimolos, built in the 16th century. One of these houses, renewed with respect for tradition in 2008, forms an independent self-catering accommodation for up to six people. The house was fully renovated in 2008, keeping faith with the traditional character of the property. Because it is a part of the 16th century castle, recognized as an official Monument by the Greek government, the renovation was carried out under the supervision of the Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities.
The two bedrooms are on the 1st floor, each with an individual entrance and are connected to the main bathroom and kitchen through interior stairs.
The bedroom on the west has 2 single beds and one sofa-bed, TV, DVD player, ceiling fan and a balcony with stairs leading to Sotira Square, with its Cycladic style churches.
The bedroom on the east has one double bed, an armchair that can become a bed, ceiling fan, traditional fireplace, WC and a balcony with stairs to the impressive ruins of the interior of the castle.

On the ground floor is the main bathroom, equipped with a wall-mounted hair dryer, and the kitchen-dining room, with a table and six chairs, ceramic cooker, oven, large fridge, washing machine, coffee machine (for filter, espresso and cappuccino), a full set of cookware, crockery and cutlery, as well as a period marble sink and traditional fireplace.
Included as standard features there are also:
&#8226 four mountain bikes for adults (26"), two for children (one 24", one 20") together with helmets
&#8226 a rugged 3-wheel pushchair
&#8226 WiFi internet
Life has changed little over the last 50 years in Kimolos. Youll find more donkeys than cars, and your kids will be safe while playing outside &#8211 the only danger being they¢ll get lost in the alleys. If you wish, you can get to know the neighbours - even if you don¢t speak Greek! You¢ll find the local people open, friendly, hospitable.
Showing consideration for local customs will be much appreciated: if you learn to say "Kalimera" and "Kalispera", to be patient with Kiria Katina¢s leisurely approach to making your coffee (no, there is no freddo). It¢s also good to respect the economy of the islands: don¢t waste too much water (water comes by boat), don¢t throw out too much rubbish. Then, you will really be able to feel at home in Kimolos and its people.

Summary:

Traditional old house of 16th cent. renewed with respect for tradition in 2008. Well-equipped kitchen, mountain bikes, three-wheel pushchair, peaceful

Facilities

Property type: Village house

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
2 single sofa beds located in in west bedroom, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Oven
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Balcony or terrace
Extra information (included are: RUGGED 3-WHEEL PUSHCHAIR (WITH BICYCLE TIRES AND BRAKES) 4 ADULT MOUNTAIN BIKES 26” IDEAL (ZIG-ZAG, 24T LO SUSPENSION FORK  MECH DBs) 1 CHILDS MOUNTAIN BIKE 24” IDEAL (TRIAL-200 21T RIGID FORK) 1 CHILDS MOUNTAIN BIKE 20” IDEAL (LADY CONDOR 6T TY18) 6 HELMETS 1 CHILDS REAR MOUNTED BICYCLE SEAT)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Smoking
Pets (One pet under 10 kg.)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Skiing
Sports Center
Swimming
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 01.01.1970


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Location

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Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km

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Stayed Saturday 25 July 2009
This is a delightful property in a very picturesque setting. It was beautifully presented, extremely well set up for all our needs (entertainment, cooking, laundry etc.) and the owner was very helpful. A lovely house to have spent time in. Thanks!

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About the owner
My family runs a bareboat sailing yacht company for 20 years. The "House in the Castle" was renovated in 2008 to be our first accommodation for rent. We are planning to renovate two more old houses in Sikinos - Cycladic Islands during the next two years.
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Located in: Greece
Joined: February 2009