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With a view from heaven down to the sea we had one of our best holidays ever in this house which is so full of character

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Living Space

5 bedrooms:
Main house (4 bedrooms):
Master bedroom suite with double bed, living area, large en suite bathroom and own veranda
1 double bedroom with bathroom right outside
1 double bedroom with en suite shower and separate loo – this is a separate little stone building just by the house
1 single bedroom with en suite bathroom – this is a separate little stone room which used to be the wood oven area in olden times)
1 single bedroom a few steps below in a cave style with en suite bathroom
Shared bathroom
Large sitting room
Dining area
Original stone kitchen
Outside dining area
Utility room

Guest house (1 bedroom):
1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom
Kitchenette with small fridge

Amenities

Swimming pool (10 x 4m)
Various flower gardens
Organic vegetable garden
30,000 sqm planted with olives, citrus and vines
BBQ
Small fridge next to pool
Several terraces
Air conditioning in three bedrooms and ceiling fans in the rest
TV
DVD
Hairdryer

Domestic Services

Maid service daily for 4 hours (or less if guests prefer, she is flexible)
Linen and towel change twice weekly
Gardener
Pool guy

Dora speaks English and French and can cook on request (payable locally) – let us know if you are interested. She specialises in vegan cooking but will, of course, cook whatever you would like.

The gardener brings fresh vegetables and eggs from the garden each day

There is a couple who live on the site who tend the land, gardens and pool

Location

The Andros Estate is in the traditional village of Amonakliou
Bay of Korthi is 5 minutes by car, and is a great spot for windsurfing
Andros is connected by regular ferry services to Kea, Kythnos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Syros and Tinos (1.5 hours)
Ferries also go to several islands in the North Eastern Aegean cluster including Chios and Lesvos

Transport

The joy of Andros is it has no airport so, from the UK, fly to Athens.  Hire a car in Athens and drive to Rafina, around a 45 minute journey.

From here there are regular daily car ferries to Andros (2 hrs). From Rafina it is a 30 minute drive to the house.

Alternatively, fly to Mykonos and take the ferry (2.5 hours).

Local Information

Only 30 miles in length, Andros is one of the closest islands to Athens and so attracts many wealthy Athenians and is a destination for rich Greek ship owners. There are some Italian tourists and very few Brits.

It is a beautiful island with stunning picturesque villages. Andros is one of the exquisite, virtually uninhabited Cyclades Islands. We’re not sure what the word is for “no tourists here” but you’ll experience it!

For sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, peace & quiet and a sense of being miles from anywhere, Andros can’t be beaten.  The local time is GMT – Greek Maybe Time.

The fortified capital of Chora is a glorious place which combines Venetian and Cycladic architecture as well as tiny winding streets and lovely shops and tavernas.

There are both white pebble and sandy beaches with crystal clear water. It is possible to windsurf and kitesurf on the island as there can be a brisk wind even in summer, a welcome relief to the heat in July and August.

Our View

What a glorious place in the sun! A gem of a find is this amazing estate, owned by the same family for 300 years, this ancient building has been thoroughly updated
by its owners who have made the most of the spectacular view down to the sea.

The house has been beautifully decorated by its owners, the local stone is apparent everywhere and the thick walls of the house ensure cool at the height of the summer. With breathtaking views down to the sea this is a house to enjoy on every level.
Eat fresh vegetables from the garden and eggs from the owners’ chickens. Or just loll by the pool with the latest bestseller, there is masses of shade for chilling out.

The finish in every room is just beautiful with a cottagey feeling in the kitchen and luxury in the bedrooms, just as it should be on this glorious Greek island.

Ask the delightful resident cook to create a delicious Greek dish and relax knowing that all is under control, the most difficult decision will be what to drink as you watch the sun set.

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