A rare chance to stay in a beautiful fourteenth century family home set among winding, whitewashed alleyways in the fortified Venetian castle area of Naxos. The house is peaceful and secluded whilst being in the heart of the town, a few minutes walk up from the waterfront. Sitting at the top of this lively port, the house has lovely views of the sea, a sun-trap sunken terrace, and cool breezes through its high white rooms. The peace and tranquility of the house provide a delicious contrast to the buzzy atmosphere of the harbour, with its lively evening promenade. Built in medieval times by Venetian conquerors as part of a walled castle, the house has a magical atmosphere with plenty of books and music for you to enjoy. The beds and linen are new and comfortable. The rooms are high and airy with two large reception rooms with plenty of seating, three large double bedrooms and a lovely outdoor terrace with terracotta pots overflowing with geraniums, oleander, jasmine and bougainvillea with comfortable seating for breakfast or drinks. So the house has plenty of spaces to relax and chill out. Not to mention the view from the roof where you can sit and watch the sunset or sunrise with a 360 panoramic view of sea and mountains. The rooms are filled with much loved family treasures, books, beautiful antique furniture, paintings, Persian hangings and traditional old carved Naxian sofas.
The house has walking access only, up narrow stepped alleyways. You can park within 5 mins walk of the house however, down a flight of steps at the back of the Castro. A few steps down through the front of the Castro and its ancient North Arch brings you to the old market place where you can buy fresh hot bread cooked on wood burning ovens, fresh peaches, local vegetables, eggs wine etc . The local produce is delicious and wonderful to cook up feasts with up at the house. The local wine is good once you get used to it and many tavernas make wine from their own small vineyards and grow most of their food. (EOT tourist licence number MHTE 11774K92001203901)