|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Sep 18 2016 - Oct 8 2016
5 night minimum stay
Oct 9 2016 - Nov 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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