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GREECE. Nisyros island

THE ROCK  GREECE. Nisyros island

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

Exceeded the already high expectations

My friend and I just returned from 4 amazing nights in THE PLANTATION.

We had spent a few days in Merida, and the trip to the country was a fantastic counterpart. As you enter the grounds, beautiful landscaping and nature surrounds you. At the center of it all is the contemporary designed house, which exceeded the already high expectations we had before we arrived!

The days were warm and relaxing and magical fireflies lit up the grounds as twilight began. the owners suggestions for daily outings were interesting, tasty and offered many insights into the history and local culture of the region.

The caretakers were very warm and helpful and they cooked us an outstanding regional meal, which I highly recommend. We had a great time communicating with them using an iPhone language translation app!

We can't wait to return with additional friends in the near future. 


“Great house, great location, great holiday”
We stayed at THE BAY on our 3rd trip to Barbados having stayed at Royal Westmoreland in previous years. We had high expectations given the photos and were not disappointed. As it turns out, the photos don’t do the house full justice. 

This is a unique house which we struggled to fault at all. In total we consisted of 6 adults and 2 kids and not once did we feel that we struggled for space. The house is very open and airy and set in a location which captures fantastic views and a nice breeze throughout the day and night. As the other reviews state you couldn’t get much better in terms of location. Short drive to Holetown one way and Mullins another short drive the other way. At the bottom of the hill is a great beach too. 

The Davidsons - THE BAY

THE PLANTATION is an architectural masterpiece and without doubt the most incredible place we ever imagined staying! Amazingly when we arrived it was even more astounding than we thought possible. Everything about the property and gardens was completely effortless. Everything was where you wanted it to be if you had designed it specifically for yourself! The kitchen, sunken lounge area, pool, bedrooms and huge open windows all set off by the elegant and stylish furnishings. Around every corner is another interesting view or stunning vista. This alone would have made our honeymoon stay unforgettable. However, we also had the incredible service and attention from the the owner and the ladies and gentlemen who prepared our food, kept the house spotless and the gardens effortlessly manicured. The location is also perfect for exploring the area, though, once you arrive it is almost impossible to leave the house. Finally I actually cannot believe the incredible value of it. We have paid 4 or 5 times this to stay in places that will not hold such as happy place in our heart.


Neil & Antanas, London, England UK -THE PLANTATION

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