If your dream holiday consists of living in a lovely house, away from the crowds, at walking distance from one of the most beautiful beaches of Greece, then you have found your ideal destination!
The property includes a main house and a one-room guest-house. The main house is a two storey building with two double bedrooms, (one furnished with a double bed, and one with two single beds). The ground floor has a kitchenette, a lounge with an original fireplace, and a bathroom with a shower.
In front of the main house a large veranda can be found that overlooks the land of the property. This space is the heart of the house. It is shaded by mature pine trees, cooled by a light breeze that comes from the sea, and has external cooking facilities so you can prepare your meals outdoors, without being separated from your company.
The guest house used to be the property’s barn and has been renovated into a two single bed accommodation, with en-suite bathroom, catering for people that enjoy a bit of privacy.
The two buildings are surrounded by a 2000 m2 plot of land that has pines, olive trees, some young fruit trees, and cacti.
My name is Daphne and at the moment I am based in Athens. I used to live in Brighton and Edinburgh where I gained my academic qualifications (Environmental Sciences) and then I spent a couple of years working in Cyprus. I love travelling, hiking, reading, cooking, and yoga.
Whenever I have the chance, I spend time in my house in Lesbos which I truly love. When there, I swim in the sea twice a day -early morning and late afternoon-, I read and nap on my hammock, I practice yoga in the garden, I prepare meals using the delicious local produce, I do gardening, and go for long walks. When I feel like socializing and changing surroundings I will visit a neighbour or drive to nearby Plomari village to enjoy a drink or a meal in a coffee-shop or a tavern. When I feel like exploring, I will visit a more distant part of the island and spend there an evening or two. You see, Lesbos is rather big and diverse and there is always a new place to discover.
The property has been in my family for over 80 years and has been renovated with care to preserve the original architectural features.
It was passed down to my father from his aunt. To be precise, he inherited 1/12 of it and he and my mother embarked on a mission to buy out the other relatives. This operation turned out to be quite difficult and they had to employ all their reserves of diplomacy and patience to succeed (they contacted lost cousins in America, befriended alienated aunties etc).
In the meantime I was born and since at the time the house was not inhabitable, I spent my first summers in a big trailer-tend which my family would pitch on the property’s land.
After my parents gained ownership of the property, they renovated the house and eventually we got a roof over our heads. At the time I was about 8 and although admittedly the house was much more comfortable, it was half as fun compared to the tent.
So, ‘the property’ is much more to me than ‘a property’. It’s the holiday place of my childhood and when I think of it many beautiful images spring to mind.
Siestas on cool bed-sheets with a belly full of mummy’s food. The sound of cicadas on the pine trees. Fishing with my father from his boat. Collecting almonds and figs from the trees. Splashing about the sea with the neighbour’s children. Sleeping with the sound of the adults singing and playing the music.
I hope my future family and my guests with their families, will also have beautiful memories from this place, and love it as much as I do!
A feature that I love about this property is its veranda. It is a space shaded by pines and cooled by the sea breeze that enables guests to enjoy the lovely Greek weather all day long. Thanks to external cooking facilities, it is possible to prepare and enjoy the meals outdoors too.