This is a comfortable home set amongst fruit, olive and pine trees wıth a leisurely 30 minutes walk through the vineyards to the nearest beach. To fully explore the island and its many beaches it would be advisable to rent a moped or car on the ısland..Only a few of the beaches are serviced, for the others you can use our umbrella and folding chairs and ice box to create your own comfort. All the shops are located in the town at the ferry point and there is a large market on Wednesdays selling local farm produce includıng cheeses, traditional tomato jam and felt mats with traditional designs. You can find out more about the unique history of the island by visiting the museum in town. Local sea food and Aegean specialities are ın found in all the restaurants, some by the water and some in the very attractive cobbled streets of the town. There are also bars and nargile cafes by the harbor. whıch is dominated by the imposing Ottoman fortress.
Our house is a 7 minute drive from the town, off the main road along a dirt track in a rural area. You will hear sheep and goat bells and cockerels crowing. You can come part way by minibus. Nights are perfect for star gazing on the large, semi-circular terrace to the south of the house. During the day there are very comfortable shaded areas for al fresco dining and sofas where you can enjoy the breeze. It is a 4 bedroom home with 3 twinned bed bedrooms below ground level which are very cool in the summer. One bedroom downstairs has a sofa and there is a sofabed in the open plan kitchen-sitting room.
Another feature of the island- apart from the fortress, the grapes, the black crows and the breeze is the wind farm which runs 17 windmills and is located on the southernmost tip of the island by the lighthouse. Some of the wine companies take visitors here to see the sunset but I prefer to take a bottle of wine to our nearest beach and watch the beautiful sunset from there.
This is a wonderful place to relax, recharge and find inner peace.