White Castle Emporios, Nisyros, Greece

White Castle, Emporios, Nisyros, Greece | holiday lettings
  • House
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from € 250 nt
What we like about this property

This beautiful vacation home rental in Greece stands high above all the activity on the island of Nisyros. Located inside an ancient ruined castle, it’s been given a super cool modern minimalist makeover, and is a haven for artists. 

Description

Located in a medieval castle overlooking the island of Nisyros, this property is a traditional two-story house that dates back to the 17th century. Unfortunately, in 1933, an earthquake caused devastating damage, and painstaking work was done to restore it to its former structure. It was designed by artist Greg Haji Joannides and constructed by architect Giorgis Tsironis in 2014.

What stands now is a traditional home with a modern infrastructure and minimalist esthetics. It strikes a cool balance between monastic purity and metropolitan chic, with striking whitewashed stone interiors, strong lines, simple modern furnishings, cool curves and lots of light.

The ground floor is an open space with kitchen, living room and working space, while the first floor has two large bedrooms and two bathrooms. The house also has an outdoor living space with a dining table, as well as a really cool rooftop lounge area, offering impressive views of the island’s volcano, Asia Minor and the other Dodecanese islands.

A truly exceptional vacation home rental in Greece.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi, bluetooth speaker, ceiling fans in the bedrooms, laundry service, and car parking 100m from the house. Fine Belgian linens, Turkish hamam towels, beach towels, Apivita Greek Natural cosmetics, and hairdryer. Massage and yoga sessions available upon request. Meals at home can be organised with a local cook. Grocery shopping delivery upon request.

The house has a contemporary art residency program, and plans for a gallery and art space are underway.

AROUND

The property is located on the small island of Nisyros, which is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea, situated south of Kos. The island has a population of 1,000, which swells slightly in the summer months – but this is not an overly touristy island. In fact, it calls itself a quiet paradise – with a small village atmosphere, small roads and great views. 

Things to do include exploring the volcanic crater and watching the boiling holes. There’s a volcanological museum in Nikia, at the edge of the caldera, an acropolis at Paleokastro, the monastery of Panagia Spiliani built in a cave at the top of a hill northwest of the capital Mandraki, and thermal spas at Loutra. There are many great beaches, and excursions to the surrounding islands like Gyali are recommended. 

There are lots of trails full of native vegetation near the property.

LOCATION

Nisyros, Greece. Nearest airport: Kos International airport. Visitors can reach the island by plane from Athens to Kos (daily flights) and then by boat, either one hour from Kardamaina or a two hours from Kos’ main port.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

May to September

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White Castle

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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info
Bedrooms2 bedrooms with 2 sofas in living room
Bed Type2 queens, 2 sofas
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms
AccommodateSleeps up to 6 guests
InternetWifi
Kid FriendlyChildren are welcome
Pet friendlyPets considered
ViewVolcano, sea, other islands, Asia Minor
Rates
Sec. Deposit€500
Check-In3:00 PM
Check-Out11:00 AM
Cancellation40 days before arrival deposit is 100% refundable; after this period the deposit is not refundable.
NotesSmoking not allowed in the house; exterior only.
Housekeeping once a week (available upon request at extra charge of 30 euros).
Deposit: 50% with booking. The remaining 50% of the amount paid one week before arrival.
Guarantee: 2 nights paid upon arrival that is returned at the end of the stay, if there are no damages.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay
July-AugustJul 1Aug 31€3007 nights
September-JuneSep 1Jun 30€2507 nights
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1 Review

  • Lucas, June 22, 2019

    We were lucky to stay at Greg’s house for one week in June – one of the most magical places we have been to in a long time. 

    The house sits right on top of a mountain (a former volcano) with stunning views both of the Volcano craters and the sea. Enjoying the breathtaking views and sounds of nature really puts you in a different place. We will surely be back soon and explore more of this beautiful island.

    Besides that – Greg is an amazing host, he even picked us up from the ferry and was always available for recommendations and tips on restaurants and hidden places on the islands. His art Project Sterna is highly recommended to be checked out.

    Many thanks for a brilliant time! 
     

    Lucas

    Zurich, Switzerland

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