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Nisyros island, Greece

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".

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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

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  • 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

Cannot believe how beautiful the views were

We had such a fab time. Weather was good for time of year but cannot believe how beautiful the views were from The Beach House. You have such a wonderful place. It was well equipped for our every needs and on our doorstep was beach restaurant & the hotel which were lovely & also 10 minute walk were The Horseshoe & The Anchor. We went in each one of them - all fantastic restaurants! Thank you so very much.



Peaceful bliss

Thanks for having us! My bridesmaids and I had a relaxing pre-wedding Friday night. We particularly enjoyed the wine and chocolate brownies.
There was plenty of room for us to get ready for the big day on Saturday.
After our wedding, my husband and I foudn the cottage very cosy and peaceful bliss. Thanks again!

The new Mr+Mrs Rathmell | May 2016

Amazing and the location

Staying at this property felt like staying at a luxury hotel. The house itself is amazing and the location feels beautifully nestled amidst the mountains and the apple orchards. Very helpful team with activity and restaurant recommendations and was even able to get us a reservation on a particularly busy weekend. Would love to come back!” - February 2016


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