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Tranquil chateau built in the 19th century

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,463 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Stone build residence with outdoors barbecue area

Eco or cosmopolitan holidays? Here both options are available! The residence is situated in the preserved settlement of Ypsila near the capital of Andros. Its was built in the early decades of 19th century and was abandoned in the mid 20th. In 2005 was fully restored according to the traditional technique which involves stone, clay and wood as construction materials. Entering the property, a stone staircase leads to the main entrance of the house on the first floor; wooden floors, the attic and the traditional ceiling are some of the features that initially draw the attention.

The residence owns a separate garden of 1600 m². In the garden are situated a fully equipped stone-built barbecue and oven on a 25 m² terrace with sea view. In the garden one can find olive trees as well as various fruit trees. Surrounding the garden are platanus, walnuts, figs and oaks trees.

More Details

Vasileios Karadimos
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The "Tranquil Chateau" turned to out to be very pleasant indeed.Among cypresses & olive trees, with a far sea view ahead, we had evening ouzos enjoying the meltemi.

We left some painted stones that the girls liked to decorate, and we took along an unforgettable vision of Andros, its beaches, waterfalls, streams, monis, stone bridges, and castles. One more marvelous Greek island in our long collection.
Aug 2011
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Athens International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
3.8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Andros is located in the Cyclades complex and its about 2.5 h travel from Athens International Airport.

Ypsila is a traditional reserve settlement situated 200m above the sea level with a particular sea view. Close to Ypsila are numerous beaches and other settlements which are connected by a network of footpaths or tarmac.

Just 2 km on foot or 4 km by car is the Andros capital which locals name Chora. There, among else, are museums of contemporary art as well as an archaeological and a nautical since Andros has a great maritime tradition.

On the island one can spot many beautiful beaches, delicious food made by traditional recipes, nightlife, monuments, Byzantine abbeys, rare architecture, infamous springs and superb natural environment. Added to that, from Ypsila a visitor can combine the worldliness or tranquility of the nearby seas with the wildlife of the mountain.

Instructions to chateu: From Athens International Airport there is a 25 minutes shuttle or taxi service to the port of Rafina. There are in average 4 ferry departs daily to Andros. The ferry takes 2 hours to the port of Andros called Gavrio. There are also speedboats during some weekdays take 1 hour to Andros. From Gavrio there is a 40 minutes bus or taxi ride to the meeting point where we will pick you up.

Mobililty: While a car or a motorcycle is not necessary to move (considering the extend network of footpaths) is strongly recommended in order to explore the rest of the island. In case there is a driver over 25 years of age, we are willing to arrange a car/motorcycle rental for you. A motorboat is also possible to be arranged.


South Aegean Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1463 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Mini - toilet
    Maxi - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Attic - 1 king , Attic connected with the parlour by a steep flight of stairs
    Ground Floor - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Single small window on traditional door in this room.
    Common* - 1 baby crib , *Optional bed situated in the parlour or ground floorbedroom
    Common* - 1 double , *Optional bed situated in the parlour (First Floor)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sheets and towels are changed every 3-4 days. Property is cleaned mid-week. Laundry service is possible on extra charge.


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Tranquil chateau built in the 19th century
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful, simple house in a delightful area just outside Chora.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time in Andros and we decided to stay on the Chora side of the island.

We all loved everything about the house and the village. The kids loved picking the fresh figs from the trees in the garden each morning and the adults loved the view, the sound of the wind in the trees and the local taverna.

Vasileios was incredibly helpful and we wanted for nothing. We would definitely recommend this most tranquil of places.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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On top of Andros

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this great place. It is a very peaceful, well and tastful furnished house.

And certainly Maria and Vasileios are superb hosts.

Thanks again

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb accommodation on beautiful Greek Island

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Chateau for the entire month of August 2014. We would definitely stay there again, and have already recommended it to our friends and relatives.

The Chateau is an immaculately restored 19th Century farmhouse, complete with modern amenities, traditional Greek art and furnishings, a traditional Greek barbecue patio separate from the house, and a full orchard of fig and other fruit trees and flowers. It is within easy distance to the main town of Chora, situated above the town with spectacular views, as well as to some of the most popular beaches and dining spots on the island. (In fact, one of the best tavernas on the lsland is a short walk from the house.)

The owners of the Chateau are ideal hosts. They hail from Andros, genuinely welcome guests and are extremely knowledgeable about the Island--offering a wealth of advice, from the best beaches, including those off the beaten path, to the best restaurants, to the cultural attractions of the island. They made sure the house was well stocked for our arrival and provided excellent service throughout our stay. Andros, home to Greece's great seafarers, is an island that has maintained its traditions while also serving as a tourism destination. Not to be missed, among the beaches and night spots, is the local cuisine, the various museums--including the Goulandris Museum of Modern Art--in Chora, and the fundamental optimism and hospitality of the people.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Definitely going to stay here again next time

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family (4 of us) for about three weeks during the summer. The chateau itself is very old which lends itself a cozy demeanor. The inside has been renovated and is beautiful and has all modern conveniences we are accustomed to. The kitchen is wonderful for cooking, and even has a dish washer. There is also a picturesque garden belonging to the chateau where you can grill on the barbecue. Because the chateau is in a town that is elevated, the view from the garden is amazing and makes for a very authentic Greek experience.

The location of the town (Ypsilou) is quite convenient because it is a close drive to the capital of the island (for night life) and also to some nice beaches.

The owners were very hospitable and receptive to our needs. We were met by one of the owner's sons, Alexandros and he gave us a lengthy tour of the chateau, showing us where everything was. The owner's other son would come by every week and change the linens for us. Both were very friendly and spoke fantastic English as well.

Overall, it was a fantastic stay and my family and I will definitely be staying here again next time we come to Andros.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christopher for your review on the property and the loyalty reflected in your words. It was very nice to accommodate you as well as your fabulous family. Inter alia I am euphoric to know that you used the barbecue area as intended. Best wishes for the winter to come and you are always welcome to stay at the Chateau.
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  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at night and Vasilis welcomed us with a warm smile and some homemade cookies.

The house is located in a very unique area and it's beautifully decorated.

Vasilis is a great host and we definitely recommend the place for your holidays.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andromachi, thank you for your review! It was very nice to have you and your husband as guests in my property. You are always welcome and hope to see you again in the forthcoming summer!
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A very nice vacation

  • 4 of 5

We were seven of us at this "Tranquil Cheteau" for two very enjoyable

weeks in the summer of 2011. The property is located in Yipsilia, perhaps the most delightful residential spot of the whole island. Rare, scattered villas are immersed in olive groves punctuated by old cypresses, which makes the site very similar to certain areas of Tuscany. Running waters and little waterfalls are everywhere, so the setting is quite different from the standard Cycladic


Stone houses, as the "Chateau" itself, are very common, so the character of the whole island of Andros is quite peculiar compared to the rest of the Archipelago. The interior of the house is well furnished, as is the kitchen, and nearby lies the wide barbecue area with additional kitchenware, shaded by trees and with a view to the sea. Except for breakfasts, we always used this very pleasant place for our ouzos and meals.

The house was very clean, sheets were changed frequently, and the owners were very gentle and hospitable.

We had a great time at the Tranquil Chateau, and we highly recommend it.

A restaurant nearby is very good too (one of the best we found in the island).

Near the restaurant is the only place where one can park, and we never had a problem leaving the car there, Then reaching the Chateau is just a 5 minute walk.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alvio for your sound review on the property and the island! It was a pleasure to know you and your wonderful family. Thank you for your paintings that will always be a part of Tranquil Chateau. You are always welcome!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $235.65

Rental basis is per property, when occupied by 4 people. All water, electricity, gas, local phone calls and taxes included.
To hold your reservation a deposit which covers 50% of your charge is required.
Balance of invoice is due 15 days prior to your arrival.
Refundable security deposit of 200€ is required for breakages and damages during stay, payable upon arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.