BEACHFRONT HOLIDAY HOME IKARIA

AEGEAN ISLANDS

KARKINAGRI

230,000 Euro

Beachfront holiday home Ikaria is located in the picturesque fishing village of Karkinagri, only 4 metres from the sea.  It is a traditional Greek  village, where the streets tumble down the mountainside and into the sea. Karkinagri is quiet and peaceful and a traffic free area.

Constructed in 1940, the 2 storey house is built on a rock. It was fully renovated in 2003 and provides 130sm of accommodation;

Ground Floor 

  • Double bedroom with built in bed
  • Sitting room with two bed built in sofa
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom

First Floor 

  • Double bedroom with built in bed
  • Sitting room with two bed built in sofa
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom

THE INVESTMENT POTENTIAL

The property is licenced by the Greek Tourist Organisation. The ground floor apartment is used  as holiday rental accommodation. The booking season lasts from May to September. It has excellent rankings and  reviews on  Airbnb. These include ‘magnificent’, ‘highly recommended’ and ‘a real taste of Ikarian life‘. In addition the owners receive their own private bookings directly from clients.

The first floor apartment is usually let on a long term rental

Each apartment can sleep 4 persons.

FEATURES OF BEACHFRONT HOLIDAY HOME ICARIA

  • Air conditioning
  • Insect screens
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Built in beds and sofas
  • Patios
  • Sea and mountain views
  • External staircase to first floor

The sale price includes all furnishing and appliances. Appliances include washing machine, fridge, stove, coffee machine. Furnishings include all tables and chairs.

KARKINAGRI

Karkinagri is  a scenic fishing village, faced by the sea and backed by mountains. In summer the residents enjoy festivals with music and dancing. The village square becomes the setting for a fair. Water sports are readily available with  ample opportunities for sailing, fishing, diving and snorkelling, as well as hiking.

The Marina at Beachfront Holiday                   Home Ikaria

The village has two small mini markets, four tavernas, a number of cafes and one doctor. There is access by boat to the village but no bus service.  Car and bike rentals are available as is a taxi service. Immediately below the house there is both a sandy beach and a rocky beach. Other beaches are close by. This included the long sandy beach of Armenistis, which is only 30 minutes away.

IKARIA

With  an airport and two ports Ikaria is easily accessible. Even in winter it receives daily flights  from Athens and Thessaloniki. The flight time from Athens is 40 minutes. There is also a regular ferry service from Piraeus, the journey time being about seven hours.

Ikaria is a tranquil location with  few museums or galleries, and not one international festival. It earned sudden fame only a few years ago, with the discovery that it is one of the worlds five true blue zones. These are where a large percentage of the population survives beyond the age of ninety. Many ascribe this longevity to the Ikarian diet, rich in olive oil, vegetables, fruit and fish.

The island is also an island of shepherds. Many young people  prefer to remain on the island rather than leave school and head for the cities. They see their educational future as learning to look after their families, crops and animals. The trade they learn is that of a shepherd.

 

 

Property Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitted Wardrobes
  • Fully furnished
  • Insect Screens
  • Mountain Views
  • Patios
  • Sea Views