CYCLADES OLD STONE RENOVATION
SIKINOS ISLAND, CYCLADES 60,000 Euro
Cyclades old stone renovation house on the island of Sikinos. The house is in the centre of Chora, the main town on the island. The stone property is on a plot of 42sm and comprises a storage room of 27.45sm with an external door overlooking a small garden. Above that at ground floor level part of the ground floor stone walls are still standing.
RENOVATION AND REBUILDING
- The storage room needs complete renovation.
- The upper floor needs rebuilding.
- Rebuilding can take place to a total height of 7.5sm
The completion of the rebuilding will create a 2 storey village house in the centre of town providing accommodation of 54.9sm. The house will be suitable for a number of uses, both residential and commercial. From a commercial point of view its location is ideal for a cafe or taverna. The upper floor can be used for residential purposes. This could be either as a holiday home, a permanent residence. or holiday rental accommodation.
To the front of the building there is space for a small patio or seating area.
Chora is one of the smallest and most picturesque villages in the whole of the Cyclades. Built on the slopes of a mountain it enjoys stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Old cobbled paths and alleys are home to restaurants and bars, a bakery and shops selling groceries souvenirs and newspapers. It is a town where strangers are always welcome. This is especially true on feast days and for celebrations. An old olive mill in the town houses a folklore museum. Comfortable hotels and apartments provide accommodation.
SIKINOS THE ISLAND OF WINE
Sikinos was known as the island of wine, where the wind whispers in the vines. The island is accessible from Santorini by ferry and helicopter. A bus service also runs from the port to the town and also covers parts of the island but there are no taxis. With only 273 permanent residents, Sikinos has one of the smallest populations of any Greek island There are two villages with tavernas and three beaches are accessible by car, including the one near the port.
The island has not suffered from a massive invasion of tourists. Apart from the sea, hiking and trail walking along the numerous footpaths are two of the main activities. A Natura 2000 program protects the islands flora and fauna. Many beaches and caves are inaccessible and shelter under steep cliffs. Byzantine monasteries can be seen throughout the countryside. That at Episcopi is part of island history, dating from the 3rd Century AD without modification except for a change to christianity in the 17th.