Enchanting island house in Chroussa, Syros, surrounded by orchards, w/ WiFi & private terrace
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Experience the tranquility of village life, swim in crystal-clear waters and enjoy modern amenities mixed with rustic décor; in this idyllic holiday home you can have it all! The Old Well Spring is a magical old roundhouse set in the holiday property “Anna’s Villa”, surrounded by a large orchard by the classy town of Chroussa, overlooking the Aegean Sea and the island of Mykonos.
This medieval building, built around a wheel-well, used to be where the animals which drew water were kept. This exceptional building has been turned to a unique roundhouse. The house has been fully renovated with its unique character intact. Its circular shape houses elegant furnishings mixed with mod cons - spread on one level, you'll be 'wrapped' by its rustic round stone walls and high timber ceilings. The spacious sitting room has a fireplace, 2 sofas, a TV and a HiFi system, and the charming and fully-equipped kitchen boasts amenities from a stove to a coffee machine and all the utensils needed to whip up old favourites or try your hand at some authentic Greek “mezedes”.
Get a great night’s sleep in the cosy bedroom, boasting a large double bed. The immaculate bathroom is fitted with a walk-in shower.
The Well benefits from a shared orchard of 3,000sqm (where you can pick organic products like tomatoes, peppers, grapes and figs for free) and a private external area for relaxing or for BBQs. The owner lives nearby and offers access to her personal library, with very interesting books. She is at your disposal if you need any help and will often organise social gatherings, to enjoy the setting sun and a drink of ouzo! Fruits, wine, tea bags, herbs, honey, sugar, cookies and virgin olive oil are offered as a welcome on your arrival.
End cleaning, linen and towels are all included in the rental price.
There is parking nearby, smoking is allowed outside only and pets are welcome.
Chroussa is famous for its perfect climate and the longevity of its inhabitants – live like the locals with a short walk or drive to the crystal-clear sea and tavernas serving Greek delicacies, with lush greenery and scenic views all around. There is one little tavern in the village, but a lot of them as well as café, bakeries and mini markets at a walking distance of 25min.
The house sits in a peaceful, green environment, ideal for strolling, hiking and jogging. A little restaurant is close to the house and a 25-minute walk will take you to the sandy beach of Vari, with great tavernas and a little marina, set 8km from the capital of Hermoupolis. See neo-classical buildings, old mansions and explore the nightlife, or catch the famous festival of classical music and a plethora of cultural events.
Chroussa is also close to the medieval town of Ano Syros, one of the oldest municipalities in Greece. Sitting on the hill of St. George over Hermoupolis, with narrow alleys and outdoor steps, you’ll feel as if in a different era! The island of Syros is famous for its many cultural events, as well as for its Festival of Classical music, organized by the municipality of Syros-Hermoupolis.
Public transportation around the island is good, especially in summer, and reasonable car- or motorbike rental is available. The owner will pick you up from the airport or port and also offer short drives. To get to the island, fly to Athens, then fly or take a ferry from Piraeus to Syros, or fly to Mykonos and take a quick ferry to Syros.
- Parking - on-street
- Washing machine
- Ironing board
- CD Player
- High-speed Internet
- Coffee maker
- Water kettle
- Kitchen utensils provided
- BBQ Grill
- Fireplace - Wood
- Central heating
- Separate WC
- Water sports