Courtesy of Engel & Völkers Greece
This grand Symian mansion dating back to 1894, is probably the most impressive of all traditional houses in Gialos (Symi harbour). Renovated in 2012 by Greek architects and engineers, set within a generous plot of land (909m²) which has been transformed into a lush haven of flourishing greenery.
Built on two levels, the ground floor overlooks the harbour and consists of a large sitting room including two arches of typical Symian style and two bedrooms with vaulted ceilings with en-suite bathrooms finished in elegant colour schemes and hand crafted cornices.
The level which is basically the ground floor due to the inclination of the land, consists of a spacious living room overlooking the harbour with traditional hand-painted ceilings, kitchen with dining area, a guest bathroom and the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
The garden has three seating areas, each of which offers shade at various times of the day. The back courtyard is adorned with traditional mosaic floors depicting cultural performances from the Aegean area and covered over with mature vines offering essential shelter from the summer sun.
What makes this house exceptional is the location, the size of the plot and quality of the materials used in the construction respecting the local traditional architecture. One of many neoclassical mansions, a trademark of Symi harbour, renowned for its majestic splendour in the Aegean
Finally there is planning permission for three apartments of 50m², 47m², and 37m² as well as a permit for a covered swimming pool of 53m².