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A stunning stone villa between volcano and Aegean Sea

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 60 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

A stunning stone villa of two luxury apartments between volcano and Aegean Sea

Melanopetra is a 1850 two-storey stone residence built into the core of the beautiful preserved traditional village of Emporios in Nisyros island, turned into a stunning atmospheric villa of two luxury apartments. Lovingly restored by the owner and architect Anna, it combines modern minimalistic design with the eternal aesthetics of local architecture to create a harmonic whole with high standard services in a warm manner that reflects traditional hospitality. The villa delivers unpretentious style and homely comfort, in a context that retains the distinctiveness of the authentic. Its name is inspired from the main building material, the local black stone, further enhancing its character.

Emerging from the rocky volcanic landscape the villa is a small paradise in itself, exuding subtle luxury, eternal elegance and authentic ambiance. Its privileged location in a truly original environment with the breathtaking view of the Aegean sea and the volcanic aura, create a truly unique atmosphere around the villa, seemingly untouched by time. The emanating serenity and the offering warm hospitality contribute to its simple charm, in a landscape of natural Aegean Sea beauty.

LOCATION

Nisyros is an island that has preserved an atmosphere largely untouched by crass commercialization and is not characterized by crowded beaches and scores of souvenir shops. Offers wonderful landscapes and walking paths, beautiful beaches with black sand and a clear sea, small old churches and monasteries of a rich history and lovely Greek villages with nice restaurants and bars. In sum, this spectacular island, one of the best-kept secrets in Dodecanesos, is a wonderful island for your holidays!

FEATURES

The two-storey villa is comprised of two independent luxury apartments, upstairs and downstairs, both having access from ground level and a private yard. They feature infrastructure of high-quality and austere aesthetics with all modern appliances, amenities and comforts. They contain minimalistic design furniture, breathtaking sea view, independent heating and a fully equipped kitchen with all modern appliances including ceramic hob, refrigerator with ice maker, and dining table for 3 people. They have also bedroom spaces in separate levels, a wooden closet and en suite modern bathroom with shower. The living rooms have a comfortable sitting corner of built-in sofas that can accommodate an extra person, wooden table, and digital LED TV.

Traditional fireplaces combined with economy radiators for heating are also available in case you visit the lodging and Nisyros, in the winter with the favor of

the mild climate.

The private outdoor spaces harmoniously integrated into the stone-built environment have comfortable sitting areas which offer breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea.

ACCOMODATION

Melanopetra can comfortably accommodate an overall of 4 adults and 2 extra persons or children. Each apartment may be booked separately, or the whole villa by a family or group of friends.

More Details

Property Manager
Anna Apostolou
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
3 July, 2018

About Anna Apostolou

I am the owner and architect of Melanopetra with master in restoration of Historic buildings. I have lived in this island for some years working as an architect and i have also awarded a Europa Nostra Prize for the restoration of the ancient fortification of Acropolis in Nisyros, dated back to 5th c. B.C.

Anna Apostolou purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Anna Apostolou chose Nisyros

Emporios is a picturesque preserved traditional village on the rim of the caldera situated at an altitude of about 400m, overlooking the Aegean Sea and Volcano. It was mostly abandoned and many houses are in ruins, but recently began to revive and turn into an alternative destination for artistic and sophisticated public. My love for this vibrant island forced me to buy and restore this unique property with great care in order to share it with guests offering a warm hospitality. The restoration project was implemented through European co-financing as a contribution to the sustainable development of the island. Nisyros is an island that has preserved an authentic atmosphere seemingly untouched by time and crass commercialization and offers a rare experience to eclectic guests, and me.

What makes this apartment unique

Melanopetra combines modern minimalistic design with the eternal aesthetics of local architecture to create a harmonic whole with high standard services in a warm manner that reflects traditional hospitality. The villa delivers unpretentious style and homely comfort, in a context that retains the distinctiveness of the authentic.

Emerging from the rocky volcanic landscape the villa is a small paradise in itself, exuding subtle luxury, eternal elegance and authentic ambiance. Its privileged location in a truly original environment with the breathtaking view of the Aegean sea and the volcanic aura, create a truly unique atmosphere around the villa, seemingly untouched by time. The emanating serenity and the offering warm hospitality contribute to its simple charm, in a landscape of natural Aegean Sea beauty.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Nisyros in South Aegean

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 60 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with built-in shower, travertine sinks and modern equipment
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , a third person or child can sleep in built-in sofa
  • There is one double mattress on a built-in separate level integrated into the open space living area
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling

Reviews

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A stunning stone villa between volcano and Aegean Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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5

Breathtaking setting and beautifully restored villa

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you step up into the terrace, the view, the villa, everything about Melanopetra is simply breathtaking. Architect / owner Anna has done beautiful work in restoring what was once a ruin - keeping the exterior tastefully traditional, with a chic, minimalist interior which makes great use of limited space. Melanopetra is located in a tiny village and is surrounded by ruins and other little villas, and lots of tranquility. We were welcomed at the port by lovely local Haris who also rents cars, and runs the travel agency in Mandraki - he was super welcoming and accommodating, helping us with whatever we needed. Take a pullover as the evenings can sometimes get quite windy sitting on that beautiful terrace. The images are true to reality - you won't want to leave. Ever. We will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zwischen Ruinen wohnen - malerisch und romantisch

  • 5 of 5

Man wohnt herrlich im Ruinendorf zwischen vielen alten Mauern mit fantastischem

Blick zum Meer. Hier genießt man die Ruhe in einer tollen Umgebung.

Im Ferienhaus fühlt man sich sehr wohl in weißen romantischen Räumen, die

einfach unbeschreiblich schön sind. Hier zu leben ist einfach traumhaft.

Unbedingt zu empfehlen !!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for appreciating our big effort to offer exactly the experience you are referring to.. The unique natural and built environment was greatly inspiring for us too. Looking forward to welcoming you again in this inspirational volcanic island and the volcanic stone-built "Melanopetra" !
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Location

Nisyros Island
Εμπορειός
Aposperi
Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Kos
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Aposperi
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Mandraki
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Mpalkoni of Emporios
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Palloi
Car: necessary

Nearest coffee/bar Aposperi, 30 meters from the property in the village.

Nearest restaurants: Balcony of Emporios and Apiria at the main squaire of the village

Grocerries only in Mandraki village, 8km far, at the port

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £13.36

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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