Lefkes, where life is as it was hundreds of years ago, is a scenic 10 minute drive/scooter ride from picturesque Katapola Harbour, “the best natural bay in the Cyclades.” The short winding drive to the home climbs up to the top of a hill, providing a dramatic vantage point of Katapola, before skirting a Minoan ruin site and descending slightly into Lefkes. This location affords the renter privacy, space, and peace, while still remaining in close proximity to the beaches and other amenities of Katapola which hosts authentic tavernas, cafes, bakeries, markets and vehicle rental (including scooters and off-road vehicles).
The house is located on a land property, measuring 4.000,00 m2. Olive trees share room with almond trees, a bamboo patch and abundant indigenous flora and herbs. The entire organic garden is officially certified as biological agricultural. Enjoy spectacular and unobstructed westward-facing views from 200 meters above the sea, onto the islands of Naxos, Mykonos and the Small Cyclades. In the winter, a spring-fed river/creek passes beneath this unique home. The charming and traditional micro-settlements of Agios Ioannis and Agia Thekla dot the rolling hills and help to complete the peaceful ambiance.
Attention to detail is what you can expect at the “Olive Garden,” built by the civil engineer Apostolia Nasiopoulou (founder of Amorgos Architects), designed by chief-architect Sylvie Trambouze and supported by local architect Panagiotis Nikolakis. This private and peaceful Lefkes hilltop retreat was built (and recently remodeled) in minimalistic traditional Cycladic architecture style, without sacrificing comfort or modern conveniences. Art is in the clean lines and spectacular views out the window.
Great care has been taken that all building materials, paint, water systems, and appliances are eco-friendly, e.g., solar energy is used for the hot water heater and all the faucets are water-saving.
Stone floors are prevalent throughout the house.
All the electric equipment, such as washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator, air-condition etc are electricity saving models.
Give yourself a treat and enjoy an unforgettable stay in this luxury house.
This two-story home with three bedrooms/two bathrooms sleeps 6-8 comfortably.
The ground floor:
a combined kitchen/dining room/living room, where in keeping with Greek tradition, cooking, eating, and living happen all together, is the center and the ''heart'' of the house. A traditional stove is the centerpiece, functional for both cooking and piping heat into all three bedrooms. There is also a proper fireplace in the living room, and an electric air conditioning/heating system with an air filter. Overhead fans cool all rooms. The kitchen is well-stocked: electric stovetop, oven, microwave, coffee maker, espresso machine, toaster, refrigerator, dishwasher etc and full complement of dishes/utensils/silverware. The living room is equipped with a flat screen television and a sound system/stereo. From the ground floor, multiple doors lead out to a wrap-around terrace featuring views of the sea and an on-site olive grove and terraced garden.
The master bedroom also accesses the terrace/garden from the ground floor. There is a double bed and a flat screen/satellite hook up. On the ground-floor, there is also the elegant main-bathroom.
The first floor:
The second and third bedroom have also flat screen televisions, and overhead fans. The second bedroom contains two single beds, which can connect to form a double bed, and a private balcony. The third bedroom has a futon couch, which sleeps two. On the first floor you can find a second bathroom. The upstairs terrace is large, and has its own outdoor staircase, serving as an alternative entrance to the house.