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Let Yourself Escape At Ikia's Traditional Houses! - Brown House

Bedrooms 1
Space 785 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights



Brown House

The Brown house (73 sq. m.) has one room on each floor. The ground floor has one large room with a double couch that converts into a double bed, a dining table and a kitchen bench, equipped with all the related appliances. WC with shower is on the ground floor. The first floor consists of one large room with a double and a single bed, a small balcony and a large veranda.

About the property

Ikia Vacation Houses

Ikia Vacation Houses operate all year round as a self serviced lodgings and each house can accommodate up to 5 persons. Each house can be rented separately. Listed prices are per house.

Built from stone and wood, by my great great grandfather and owned by my family for the past 100 years, the house will offer you the warmth, cosiness and tranquility that we all are longing for.

The Old Village, where Ikia House was built, can be accessed either by a 10 minute car drive, or by a 30 minute walk up the old donkey track from the port of Patitiri. During the summer a bus goes on regular trips up and down the hill. The establishment is about 200m far from the car park at the old threshing floors (Palia Alonia) at the entrance of the Old Village. It can not be accessed directly by car, as is the case with many traditional houses in the Old Village. The last 50m must be covered on foot. It consists of two fully renovated two-floor houses

The Green house has a double bed bedroom with a fireplace on the ground floor. On the first floor, one can find a multi-purpose room with a dinning table for four and a double bed, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom with a shower and a small balcony.

The Brown house has a ground floor multi-purpose room with a fully equipped kitchen, a dinning table for four, a couch (converted into a double bed), a fireplace and a bathroom with a shower. Finally, the first floor has a bedroom that consists of a double and a single bed with a small balcony and a veranda.

Apart from the fully equipped kitchen, a hair dryer, an iron, a filter coffee machine and a kettle are available. The houses are equipped with Hunter ceiling fans. There is also a washing machine available upon request. However, you will not find a TV. Our purpose is for you to relax as much as possible and enjoy the tranquility of the place. Nevertheless, tranquility is not our sole asset. Looking downhill one can see the green hill that plunges into the beach of Megalos Mourtias. The uphill view is equally rewarding. Traditional houses, planted in a green landscape, is what you can enjoy not only in paintings but also from our balcony.

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George Tsoukanas
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About George Tsoukanas

I was born in Athens, however I grew up in a smaller town called Halkida. I returned to Athens for studies and work later on. After 23 years of work and looking for a simpler and less stressful way of living, I resigned from my job as a bank branch manager and decided to start a new life in my place of origin.

Why George Tsoukanas chose Thessaly

This island has a unique combination of beautiful beaches and forests that reach the seaside. It is a place one can fall in love with. As when in love, your senses sharpen, you see, smell and hear as never before. Furthermore, this property belongs to my family for four generations.

What makes this house unique

In Ikia one can find out how houses were built on this island 100 years ago, but without giving up modern facilities.

Available Rentals

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The rates mentioned in every period refer to 2 adults and children. If the house is rented by more than 2 adults, every additional adult will be charged with 5 euros per day.
Linen and towels are changed every 5 days.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alonnisos in Sporades

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 785 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Rustic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom Brown house -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom Brown house, 1st floor - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Multi-purpose room Brown house, ground floor - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Couch / Folding double bed
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Brown House
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great stay at Ikia's brown house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one month at Ikia's brown house and we felt like at home. The premise was very clean and well equiped, as mentionned in the announcement.

We appreciated a lot the modern kitchen as well as the laundry machine and the clean towels and sheets every 5 days ! The mosquitos nets at every openings and the ceiling big fans are a plus.

The view from the terrace is amazing, both towards the sea and the old village. A great spot to enjoy meals and quality time !

The house is ideally located because the place is peacefull but also close to the shops of the village.

George and Anna are very special renters.

During the preparation of our trip, George was very reactive to our questions via emails.

He came to pick us up at the harbor. All along our stay, he and Anna were very discreet but in the mean time : on call when needed, welcoming, warm and open minded.

If we can come back, our choice is made !! 5 stars !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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maison calme très bien tenu dans le vieux village

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans la maison de georges et anna qui sont tous deux des hôtes extraordinaires.Ils ont été très disponible et toujours prêt à rendre service.Ils nous ont renseigner sur les lieux à visiter, les plages magnifiques et les bons restaurants.Leur maison est très propre avec du matériel haut de gamme.Les couchages sont très confortables,et les ventilateurs présents dans la maison permettent même en plein été de ne pas souffrir de la chaleur.La maison se trouve dans "chora" vieux village d'alonissos mais dans un quartier très calme.Tout était parfait.merci beaucoup pour votre accueil.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house for a beautiful stay

  • 5 of 5

We came for the second time in Alonissos and we've decided to stay in the Chora to experience the life in the village.

We choose the brown house from Ikia thanks to a suggestion received by a friend that has been there the year before.

We have to say the house was a real discovery.

The house is cozy with lot of comforts, well equipped, clean and fresh. We enjoyed the beautiful terrace with an unique view to the village and sea. The property is very near to the restaurants of the old village that you can reach with few steps walking in the middle of olives, grapes and plums trees. This house is also the best basis to start discovering the island that is simply astonishing.

More than that the owners George and Anna give us warm welcome and loving attentions during all our stay making us feel as at home.

If this summer we enjoyed our stay even more than the first time it was thanks to George and this house. Thank You George!

Massimo & Stefania

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ausgezeichnet! Sehr empfehlendswert!

  • 5 of 5

Lassen Sie mich beginnen mit den Gastgebern, Anna und George, zwei freundliche, rücksichtsvolle und kluge Menschen, die immer ansprechbar waren. Das Haus bietet jeden erforderlichen Komfort, ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet, sehr sauber, und wir haben unseren Aufenthalt dort sehr genossen. Zwei Balkone mit einer fantastischen Aussicht laden zum Verweilen und Träumen ein. Wer einmal hier verweilen durfte, kommt wieder. Wir freuen uns auf ein nächstes Mal. Danke, Anna und George!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A refreshing stay at a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Brown house of the Ikia Holiday Houses, with my husband, for 3 nights. The location of the house is amazing, since one can have an overview of the deep blue sea surrounding Alonissos, from the balconies of the 1st-floor bedroom.The property was impecably clean and fresh. Downstairs, apart from the bathroom, there is a fully-equipped brand new kitchen satisfying the needs even of the most demanding cooking aficionado: one can prepare a simple breakfast as well as a proper lunch/dinner.

The sitting area is comfy with a well-thought layout, providing eating and lounging space for a couple or a family. In the same area, you can find a SONY CD player/tuner (incl.USB port) set and a traditional fireplace adding to the architectural value of the house.

The bedroom upstairs was a revelation, under a high ceiling roof, quite roomy, with an extra bed/traditional vintage couch and two balconies with magificent views. The one overlooking the sea and the other one both the sea and the village of Alonissos (Horio). The second one is protected from the sun and wind with a tent and is large enough to have breakfast/lunch/dinner or just relax in the afternoon.

What we particularly liked is the country style of the house, with every little detail taken care of.

The owner, George Tsoukanas, was very welcoming and helped us out throughout our stay, whatever we might have asked for: tips for beaches, bars, restaurants etc. We even found a jar with organic honey, fresh fruits and bottled water in the fridge, proving the family atmosphere that the owner wishes his guests to experience.

We highly recommend this property and we are looking forward to staying at the Ikia Vacation Houses the soonest possible. Thank you George for the hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place for a wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Anna and George, our kind and lovable host in Alonnisos. We had a wonderful stay for a few days in July at the brown house. Everything was even better than we imagined before: the house, the village and the fantastic landscape with its dramatic coasts, fresh green pine woods, its marvelous different beaches and the extremely clear and refreshing water - what a pleasure to swim.

George gave us lots of useful information: where to eat and not to eat, the best places to swim and the nicest hiking trails. With his help, I think we found the best places and got a good and complete impression of the island, even if we stayed only for five days.

The traditional but very comfortable house is situated in the quiet and idyllic lower part of Alonnisos, what is a very picturesque and well conserved old village on the top of a hill.

From our shadowy terrace we enjoyed the fantastic views towards the flourishing village with all its bougainvillea, fig and walnut trees and, especially, the breathtaking view over the Aegean Sea towards Euboea Island with the dramatic silhouette of Mount Dirfi.

The little house is very well equipped, super clean and everything

is very fresh and new. The kitchen on the ground floor enabled us to prepare all our meals. One evening we even had a fresh fish dinner with eight persons on our first floor terrace.

The great room on the first floor with its typical open roof truss is a very comfortable place to relax and to sleep. Because of the thick walls and the windows on two sides of the house there´s always a fresh breeze. And you can enjoy the wonderful views out of your bed. All in all the house fits very well our family (two adults, two children, 11 and 13). We passed some unforgettable days in a wonderful place. Everybody wants to come back, for sure.

Anna also showed us the green house. It is the more traditional of the two houses and everything is painted in typical greek turquoise color. It is equipped with original traditional furniture like the alcove bed, wall cupboards, an old oven and original wooden ceilings. It´s also very cute. George explained to me, that his grandparents used to live in this part of the house whereas in the brown house, there was located their grocery store.

We also could imagine to come back with our friends and share the two houses with two families.



  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Josephine, thank you for your comments. Hope to see you and your family next summer!
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Aerides or Piperi, Old Village
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Peri Orekseos, Old Village
Nearest Beach
1.8 Kilometres
Megalos Mourtias or Mikros Mourtias
Car: necessary

The houses are located in the picturesque Old Village.