Sterna Residence

2 Bedrooms - Sleeps 4

rates from 2,100 €
Sterna Residence stands in a unique location within the medieval castle of Pantoniki at Emporeios, a charming hilltop village of narrow, winding streets and whitewashed houses with flat roofs. From its elevated vantage point, the village looks out over other Dodecanese islands and across the sea to the coast of Asia Minor, while affording a privileged view of the caldera.   The surrounding countryside, alive with vineyards, unique species of oak trees and other native vegetation, is criss-crossed by footpaths that invite leisurely walks or longer treks. Inside the castle ruins is the 13th century church of Archangel Michael, while nearby is the famous Monastery of Panagia Kyra. In the lovely village square is a café and a taverna that serves delicious local dishes.      
Originally built as a two-storey tower in the mid-17th century, the residence was the first to be restored in the medieval castle after its collapse in the devastating earthquake of 1933. The restoration work has been meticulous, with the use of traditional materials and on the basis of historical documentation. The residence is named after the cistern (sterna in Greek) just outside, which is considered to be the largest of its kind ever built in Emporeios. Within the framework of its residency and exhibition programme “Sterna Art Project”, the house attracts artists from Greece and all over the world, as it provides an ideal environment in which they can meet, work and socialise.   Sterna is laid out on two levels covering 128 min total. The ground floor is an open-plan area comprising the kitchen, the living room with open fireplace and a work space. On the upper floor there are two spacious bedrooms, each with a double bed and private balcony, as well as the bathroom with shower. The house also features 110 m2 of outdoor living space, consisting of a 40 m2 terrace with a large dining table and a 70 m2 rooftop with giant cushions and sun beds. 

The tasteful decor of the interior is characterised by whitewashed minimalism and enhanced by the intriguing sculptures of Sterna’s resident artists.

• Wi-Fi and bluetooth speaker
• electric heating
• ceiling fans
• fine Belgian linen & Turkish hamam towels
• Apivita Greek natural cosmetics
• beach towels
• hairdryer
• maid service, change of sheets and towels every 2 days
• welcome basket with local goods
• grocery shopping home delivery upon request
• parking (outside the property)

Optional (at extra charge) 

• massage & beauty treatments 
• yoga at home
• traditional meals by local cook upon arrangement
• daily RIB boat trips (e.g. to Tilos and Halki)

Special remarks

• no smoking policy
• pets allowed
• pet sofa or cushion available
    • Beach 5 km.
    • Taverna/restaurant 100 m.
    • Mini-market 7 km.
    • Pharmacy 7 km.
    • Hospital (on Kos) 35 km.
    • Nearest town (Mandraki) 7 km.
    • Airport (on Kos) 29 km.
    • Port (Mandraki) 7 km.
    Booking procedure:
    Deposit 40% - 60% 4 weeks prior arrival date
    Security deposit: 2 nights €
    refundable upon departure
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