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THE ROCK  Nisyros island, Greece

A beautiful restored villa in a traditional village of Nisyros island which is one of the most beautiful Aegean islands, still untouched by the tourism growth. Luxury property 50sq.m upstairs and 60sq.m. downstairs with white minimal interiors and all modern conveniences. The two apartment villa is located in a beautiful, restored traditional building of the unique architecture of the village Emporios in Nisyros island, over the impressive unique volcano and with magnificent view to the sea. The main material which is used exclusively in the traditional buildings of Emporios is the famous volcanic black stone "basalt".

The Details

4 comfortably

Two queen size
Two en-suite showers

Your Home Escape includes
Bathroom products

Free change of towels every 2 days
Free change of linen once per week
Extra cleaning available for charge

Make it extra special
Car and motorbike rental
Free shuttle service on request



Arrive | Depart
1pm | 11am

Additional information
Free bottled water provided
Launderette service for charge
Furnished outdoor lounge-dining space
Parking 30m from villa on street
Heliport in Nisyros

Nearest Airport
Kos International [KGS]
then 1hr boat trip from Kardamena

Mobile Coverage


  • Pantry essentials
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee maker
  • Fridge freezer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Wifi
  • TV
  • Children welcome
  • Pet friendly
  • Beach
  • Walking
  • Tourist attractions

The villa consists of two apartments addressed as much to romantic couples as to a family of up to 4. One large apartment on the main floor (downstairs) of 60 sq. m and a smaller apartment on top (upstairs) of 50 sq. m. Both apartments have private entrances and courtyards with view to the sea. They both have a fully equipped kitchen and all the furniture built from stone and wood. The sleeping spaces are formed in elevated levels, either of screed downstairs or the wood loft upstairs with amazing views to the sea - you would almost think you were floating in the clouds! The interior is designed in minimalistic style in white and ochre colours combining all the traditional elements of the house with modern architecture and equipment. The living rooms have stone sofas with screed covering. The bathroom space downstairs is unique, formed in ochre screed and with the retained stone steps that originally connected the two floors with a sculpture-like aesthetics.

The owner, an architect with masters in restoration of historical buildings has combined her art with her deep hospitality in a perfectly balanced restoration between the traditional architecture of the unique village of Emporios and her discreet touch of minimalistic design in human scale in order to offer a pleasant, calm and relaxed accommodation for those who want to escape the city stress and become a part of the well-known Greek island summer life in the most traditional environment; thick stone walls and fireplaces making it also an amazing winter escape resort.

Steam seeps from gaps in speckled stones. Neon-yellow sulphur shatters in the sunlight. A dusting of lemon sherbet and rose sugar powders the peaks. The crater floor dares you to set foot on weak spots in its warm, crackly surface which makes it difficult to resist.

The volcanic Dodecanese island of Nisyros, a Greek island you have never heard of, has an energy all of its own and it is drawing an arty crowd to its black sand beaches, hilltop villages and rocking tavernas. There is more to Nisyros than its volcano. Art is erupting in Greece, artists are drawn here by something else. Nisyros harbours secrets. There are the blue-domed churches with elaborate frescoes typical of most Greek islands, but there are also monasteries buried in caves, and ancient sites blanketed by ash, yet to be unearthed. And so much folklore – there is an entire museum dedicated to it. The best known story is the creation of the island itself, depicted in mosaics and pottery scattered around the world. During the battle between the gods and the giants, Poseidon chased the giant Polybotes down to the Dodecanese. With his trident, he chipped off a chunk of Kos and hurled it at the running giant, pinning him to the sea floor. His deep, rumbling groans were the only part of him to escape.

The philosopher Strabo described the mythology of Nisyros in his geographical accounts of Greece and made note of its stone (pumice is still mined on the nearby islet of Gyali) and wine. The only drink made here now is a bitter liquid marzipan called soumada, pressed from the island's once abundant almonds. Nisyrians still farm furiously on terraces cut into the volcano's conical slopes, producing their own specialities such as an almond, garlic and potato paste, which goes well with pithia, a light falafel made from chickpeas. Local artisan Yiorgis and his sister make the most divine cheese by hand, boiling milk over a fire and skimming from the top. The result looks like clotted cream; eaten fresh from the stove, it tastes like melted ricotta.


The Home Escape THE ROCK Testimonials

"Understated Luxury"

The Homestead itself and its gardens are the absolute jewel in the crown. It is the most beautiful property. The house has been superbly finished in an understated luxe way with high end finishes. It's well equipped in every way and a treat, when self catering, to still have someone come in and make your bed for you! There are plenty of verandahs, balconies and hideaways to allow you to escape when you need to, not to mention the extensive and beautifully maintained grounds, but with a kitchen table and outdoor table enough for a big group to sit around, there is plenty of opportunity for coming together...Most especially, we loved staying in luxury without feeling the need to dress for dinner and without having to share it with the masses - in fact without having to share it at all. It was the perfect combination for our family. We will certainly return!!


Anne and John Roberts I THE MAIN HOUSE I nz


Beautiful home from home

Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing stay here at THE Cottage. We have had the most fantastic time and the weather has been incredible for March!
You have created a beautiful home from home and we have loved spending time in your beautiful cottage. Highlights of our stay have been long country walks from the doorstep, visiting Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Bruton, day trip to Bath and the Thermae Spa but mostly we've enjoyed the cinema space. 
Truly relaxing holiday which we were greatly in need of. We will be back!

James & Alesha | Mar 2016

Felt like home

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this most stylish and comfortable cottage in a wonderful setting. We were very well looked after.
As a baby-friendly property, we appreciated the touches such as children’s books in the baby’s room, a made-up travel cot, and so on.
The owner was very helpful and has designed an amazing cottage. We would love to come back again. Felt like home.

James, Grace and Tilly -THE MILLSTREAM

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