About the property
- Apartment699 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Self Contained One Bedroom Apartment approx. 55m2, Sleeps 4
The flat (55sq.m) consists of one bedroom with double bed, a lounge with a double sofa-bed, dining room, kitchen, shower/wc. Elegant ceramic tiles on the floor throughout.
Posters of past art exhibitions at the famous Goulandris Modern Art Museum of Andros on the walls.
The veranda is the main feature of the house (not taking away anything from the other facilities). A huge 4X4m umbrella can provide all the shade needed for breakfast.
One can then enjoy panoramic views all the way to the sea and watch village life go by in a tranquil, noiseless way reminiscent of bygone days. In the afternoons and evenings when the sun has set, there is a coolness about that may stop you from wanting to move elsewhere.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 2, 2018
About Aris Sacorafos
I am a 62 year-old Greek TV executive recently semi-retired, living in Cyprus. My wife and I came to Andros for a short weekend back in 2000 and ended up falling in love with the island and Stenies in particular. It proved to be an expensive short weekend as we ended up with this house...
Aris Sacorafos purchased this Apartment in 2002
Why Aris Sacorafos chose South Aegean
A series of circumstances-some might call it fate-led me to buy the house at Stenies (in fact it was 2 semi-detached houses belonging to different owners). One day I hope to live there permanently. An extensive renovation completed in 2009 left me with a beautiful first floor apartment-selfishly for my own use only-and 2 ground floor flats for friends and family. I recently decided to also rent these 2 flats to people who share my sense of excitement in spending quality time in a village that not very long ago used to be the hub of Andros. After all, Stenies is where many of Andros' famous shipping magnates come from. The aristocratic air of Stenies, as reflected in the architecture of its houses and surrounding orchards, is perhaps more typical to the Cote d'Azur than to the Cyclades.
What makes this Apartment unique
One of my daughter's friends who recently spent a few days at the flats wrote to me: 'It was magical waking up to the chiming of church bells and crickets'. Personally, I am a light sleeper but at Stenies I sleep like a baby, and then I go out on the balcony, smell the air and take in the views of the village, the surrounding countryside and the sea in the near distance. Drinks on the veranda may sound a bit too British, but it is quite a unique highlight of the flats. Because of running waters-a stream from the spring of Sariza runs through Stenies-there is a coolness in the village even in high summer. A stroll downhill to the gorgeous beach of Yialia-with one of the best tavernas on it-is no strain. Before I forget, I really enjoy the absence of all vehicles in the village!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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Special Interest Holidays Donkey rides can be arranged with friend who owns donkeys in Stenies. Perfect and famous for Nordic walking. How to get there Ferries from Rafina (bus to Rafina from Athens airport-trip max 45 min). Daily ferries to Andros, mornings (around 8am) and afternoons (around 6pm). More frequent in high season. Ferry trip is 2 hours. Driving distances: Port Gavrio-Hora 45 minutes. Hora-Stenies 10 min. Car hire recommended (contact owner for more details on LOCAL car rental companies) Further Details Make sure you visit the charming sea captains’ village of Stenies and admire all the beautiful houses. This village also is the site of the old communal laundry of Pentavrisi which some of the locals still use on a regular basis. Cross the little stone bridge of Leontos to visit the 17th century fortified tower house of Mouvelas. In the same area you are also able to visit the 19th century pasta factory that produced vast quantities of pasta right up until the 1930s and was powered by the largest vertical watermill in the Balkans. The walk ends at one of the beautiful beaches at Yialia where you can recover in the crystal clear waters and snooze on the golden sandy beach. Walks round the village's narrow streets will never cease to offer architectural and other surprises round every corner. Stenies is not your typical Greek island village. Remember, there are no vehicles, the village is perched on a hill side so there are steps to negotiate.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates include electricity, wi-fi, linen and towels (including pool/beach towels) and reasonable cleaning after departure. The rates also include €100 damages deposit payable to and refundable by HOMEAWAY.