KOKKINO KASTRO THE HISTORIC ESTATE IN AEGINA
KOKKINO KASTRO is a historic estate on the island of Aegina full of memories from 1825 until now.
It is set on a hill at a distance of 800m from the harbor of the town in a rural area of 30.000m2. What makes this place really unique is the transparency of the atmosphere and the dazzling flashes of the sunlight that enhance the little houses and the colors of the majestic bougainvilleas and laurels. The unique mixture of the old and the new, the peaceful coexistence of the rare and exotic with the humble and simple evoke emotions of elation and nostalgia. The little houses are surrounded by towering, cypress trees, olive groves, pistachio trees and centenarian pine trees.
In this superb environment one can swim in the huge swimming pool, play tennis in the tennis court or try cooking in the fully equipped modern kitchen and BBQ.
An open air dining room next to the kitchen accommodates 16-18 people and offers the best environment for a pleasant meal.
Liakoto house , the traditional Windmill, villa Konstantia and villa Andriana sleep 18 people and are let as a whole for families or groups of friends.
Do not miss the opportunity to watch the traditional harvesting of pistachios that takes place during the last days of August and the harvesting of olives at the beginning of November.
Living in Kokkino Kastro can be a unique experience. Memories of the 19th century come to life in a romantic environment full of modern facilities. It is the ideal place for relaxation, close to the town’s amenities and the island’s beaches, at a distance of only 11/2 hours from the centre of Athens.
At the entrance of this small house there is a small atrium patio (veranda) covered with a huge bougainvillea, where one can sit under its shade, have breakfast and relax sipping a cup of coffee.
In the interior of the house there is a living room area with a fully equipped kitchenette. The three bedrooms (two double bed and one twin room) all with ensuite bathrooms are fully air conditioned.
The windmill which actually looks like a tower is one of the landmarks of the property.
This construction dates back to the beginning of the 19th century (around 1826) and it was used for grinding wheat or other grains.
It has been converted into a guest house with 4 double bed rooms in the periphery, all with air conditioning and a bathroom, a two-storied living room area and a kitchenette for light meals in the centre.
On the top there is a terrace with panoramic view of the island.
The front of the stone house is covered by two huge glass doors offering beautiful views of the olive grove, orange trees, lemon trees and the trails of vines that cover the big veranda.
The 40m2 double bed room with bathroom has been furnished with taste. It is equipped with air conditioning, TV, video, DVD, internet connection and a small kitchen with all the necessary accessories for the preparation of light meals.
THE CENTRAL KITCHEN AREA
The central kitchen, built with traditional, local stones, is very ergonomically designed.
With its tall glassed front doors looks like a conservatory that can be converted into a semi – open air space, with direct access to the big shaded pergola which serves as the main dining area during hot summer days.
It is fully equipped with refrigerator, deep freezer, microwave, oven, dish washer, three coffee makers, two electric ovens, electric cooker, ventilator, wifi, TV, etc.
All sorts of small appliances and kitchen gadgets are also available as well as cutlery, pottery and tableware to serve 18 guests.
Adjacent to the kitchen there is a bathroom with a washing machine.
Next to the kitchen the BBQ area is equipped with a barbeque grill, counters, a stainless steel sink and storage area for logs and charcoal.
The cooking area is surrounded by all sorts of trees, plants and flowers.
Cooking here becomes a memorably experience.
Set near the swimming pool in the shade of a perennial pine tree, this stone villa with its 50cm2 bedroom and en suite bathroom with shower, offers moments of luxurious relaxation and tranquility. It is equipped with a double bed – TV- VIDEO – DVD players, a ladies boudoir, a relaxing sofa and an antique closet.
A small fridge and a coffee maker are also available.
The huge swimming pool (20 x 10m) is overlooking the sea and the nearby mountains. This is the place where somebody will definitely want to spend all of his day relaxing, swimming, sunbathing and taking a nap or siesta during hot hours of the day in the shady pavilion.
The tennis court is surrounded by big trees and climbing bushes, can be used both by day and night, as there is artificial lighting available.
There is a basket that may be used for family play.
A complex of pine trees in absolute tranquility offers shade and relaxation.
Kokkino kastro estate boasts one of the most enviable locations with a natural environment of unique beauty and memories of the past.
RULES OF THE HOUSE
- Liacoto house- windmill – Villa Konstantia and Villa Andriana are let all together for groups of 8 to 18 people.
- The renting period is from April 1st to October 31st.
- The cost of maintenance of swimming pool, the city water (it is not drinkable) and the electricity bills are paid by the lessor.
- All rooms are equipped with soap, bed linen and towels
- The check-in is between 14pm and 20pm of the first day and the check-out at the latest at 10am of the last day of stay.
- The tenant has access and full privacy to the whole area between the dotted lines as shown in the top view of the estate (see photos).
- Before having access to the estate the tenant must proceed to the full payment of the rent and give deposit 500€ as guarantee which is refundable at the end of stay if no damages of his responsibility have been occurred.
- Special care should be given by the tenant to protect the environment from fire or arson and in case of fire he must use the extinguishers as well as the pumps which are dispersed all over the estate.
BOOKING AND PRICES
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