For sale in Galaxidi, a unique 19th Century house full of character, with 4 bedrooms and only a minute's walk from the waterfront.
In the days when shipbuilding meant wooden ships built by master craftsmen, Galaxidi was the centre of Greek shipbuilding and home to many a seafaring captain. Now a sleepy fishing village, it has retained its original charm and character especially in the architecture and individual style of many of the large houses built during those prosperous years.
Built in 1840, the main house and the guest cottage, once the home of a sea captain, provide substantial accommodation, in addition to which there is a 12 year old single storey stone extension which has been carefully designed and built to ensure that the old blends in with the new.
The cottage (68 sq.m.) has on the ground floor a bathroom, living room and kitchen, with beamed ceilings, whilst upstairs there is a large bedroom with vaulted timber ceiling and a balcony which overlooks a separate garden of 46 sq.m. The cottage is ideal for separate guest accommodation and, if desired, is also available for sale separately from the main house.
The main house and the extension (150 sq.m.) provide the following accommodation;
Dining room with exposed stone walls and beamed and timber ceiling
Kitchen with timber ceiling
Large Bedroom with beamed ceiling and en suite bathroom
The Main House
Entrance Hall with traditional tiled floor and circular wooden staircase to first floor
Lounge with open fireplace
Library / dining room
Landing with wooden floor and timber ceiling
The house is built round three sides of the attractive courtyard garden which contains, a small orchard of orange, lemon, pomegranate and fig trees, together with an olive tree and oleanders.
Only 100 metres from the house is the fishing port where the quayside is lined with tavernas, whilst further on is the yacht marina.
Galaxidi is quiet and relaxing and it is exactly those qualities which attract tourists from Greece and also from abroad. It is an excellent centre for touring, being 40 minutes from Delphi and an hour from Arachova, a beautiful mountain village which is at the centre of one of the best skiing areas in Greece. Indeed in winter the region really takes on a picture postcard atmosphere, with Mediterranean sunshine and temperatures on the coast backed by majestic snow capped mountains.
The Captains house is ideal for a number of uses. It is at present a private residence but its location and size make it suitable for providing bed and breakfast accommodation. It is possible to add a further 200 sq.m. to the existing buildings, which would then be sufficient for a boutique hotel, to take advantage of the areas potential for all year round up market tourism. Grants may be available towards the cost of creating tourism facilities.