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Beautiful Neoclassical Villa in Symi - Quiet and Overlooking Harbour and Sea

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

2 lliving- and 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchen, balcony, veranda, patio

Villa Kataraktis is named after the area of Symi in which it is located, not far from the harbour side with only twenty steps from sea level to its entrance. The house overlooks the village and the most picturesque part of the port with its old clock tower and the yachts. It has four bedrooms, two of them upstairs and two in the ground floor apartment. There is a living room, a bathroom and a kitchen on each floor.

The downstairs apartment offers complete privacy with its patio. The living room as well as the kitchen have direct access to this delightful outside area. The Neo-Classical Villa Kataraktis, built in 1880, was completely redecorated in the 1980s. It is one of the most beautiful houses on the island and equally a splendid example of this architecture in the traditional Symian style.

Villa Kataraktis sleeps up to eight guests.

More Details

Wilhelm Furler
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Wilhelm Furler

I'm living in Hamburg, Germany. I worked as a financial and economic journalist as well as editor in chief for various German newspapers and magazines.

Why Wilhelm Furler chose Ano Symi

Villa Kataraktis is situated very close to the lower part of Symi (Gialos) with the port and its various shops. At the same time it crouches at the upper edge of the village in complete quietness. The view from the front of the house is spectacular overlooking both the village with ist harbor and the sea. The land at the back of the house stretches into the hillside of the island. I bought this magnificent property immediately after I fell in love into Symi when I first visited it some 30 years ago.


Ano Symi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Original brass fittings have been brought from England to reflect the original decor. Both bathrooms offer a bathtub with shower. Their walls and floors are kept in white marble (downstairs) and natural stones (upstairs) from Symi.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 upstairs - 1 queen , Mousandra Style
    Bedroom 3 downstairs - 1 queen , Mousandra Style
    Bedroom 2 upstairs - 1 queen , Mousandra Style
    Bedroom 4 downstairs - 1 queen , Podest-Bett
  • Villa Kataraktis is situated at the bottom of the Kataraktis steps which lead to Chorio, the upper village. The house is within five minutes walking distance from the head of the harbor where the taxi boats leave for the beaches and around the island. But the villa itself is surrounded by hills and quiet countryside. The upper apartment has a stylish living room with a dining area which seats up to six around a walnut wooden table. This room opens onto a balcony with stunning views over the harbor and the sea towards the rolling hills of Turkey close by. With windows on both sides you always appreciate a fresh breeze through the house. Upstairs are two bedrooms both in the fascinating Greek mousandra style - with staircases leading to the double beds. Downstairs are also two bedrooms. The spacious double beds are in typical Symian style and placed on wooden platforms giving plenty of storage space in the drawers and cupboards beneath.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Both kitchens are well equipped, each with two electric hotplates, refrigerators as well as a coffee-machine and other appliances. This makes it easy to be independent of restaurants. The upper kitchen offers a dish washer. A traditional dresser in the upper kitchen has been meticulously preserved. It gives this room its warm and welcoming atmosphere. The downstairs apartment has a terracotta-tiled hall that opens onto the courtyard at the back and keeps the house cool and fresh. A cosy and stylish living room with a working fireplace invites guests to gather round the table to dine and relax. It gives direct access to the courtyard as well as the kitchen. With its outside fireplace the patio turns easily into an open air dining place.


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The villa is simply magnificent: ample, very well decorated, cosy, fully equipped, stunning view on the port. We spent a wonderful time all the family. It is situated near the centre of Symi but a bit higher, which makes it less hot, more ventilated. The owner and his representative in the island were very helpful, taking care, for instance, of luggage to bring them to the ferry.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Symi, Rhodes, Kos
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
various beaches around the island, nearest
Car: not necessary

Symi is not just an island - it’s paradise to all who visit this magical place.

The upper village of Chorio with its colourful houses clustered on the hillside, the remote hidden beaches, the picturesque harbour and the charming humour of the people make Symi a very special experience. The famous Kali Strata with its 380 steps winding up from the harbour to Chorio is a must for every visitor. History is all around at the top of the hill - in the ruins of the old town with its museum of Symiot life, at the reputed tomb of King Nireus and at the site of the Castle built by the Knights of St John.

Harbour life at day and night is great fun. Bars and boutiques line the seaside. And between the traditional fish tavernas and the luxury restaurants there is a wide choice of places to eat for the discerning visitor. Enjoying a cocktail whilst watching the yachts drop anchor in the harbour is pure pleasure and makes one feel part of an exclusive lifestyle - Symi pure.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $124.07

Bereits angezahlte Raten können bei Stornierung nicht erstattet werden / Installments already paid are not refundable in case of cancellation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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