RESTORATION PROPERTY ON EVIA.
for sale in the village of Tsakei. The property comprises an old olive mill which remained in use until 1990. The machinery, including the olive press and grinding stones, from when it was actively producing olive oil are still at the property.
The mill, which was a central feature of village life is a single storey building with one long room of 120 sq.m. It contains an outstanding example of a traditional, high beamed ceiling. It is on a plot of 180 sq.m. so there is space in front of the mill for a garden and parking area. Most of the neighbouring properties have been modernized or rebuilt.
The mill could be completely renovated to provide a charming single storey 3 bedroom house or alternatively it could be demolished and using the existing stone, rebuilt as a two storey house with a balcony upstairs to take advantage of the sea view. The crushing stones can be used to create attractive features either inside or outside the house, especially in the garden where they can make an excellent garden table.
Water is still connected to the property and electricity is available immediately outside.
Evia, the second largest of the Greek islands lies opposite the mainland. Central Evia is reached by ferry from Agia Marina which is only a 45 minute drive from Athens international airport. Both the ferries and the port have recently been upgraded and the crossing to Styra takes about 45 minutes.
A restoration property on Evia has many advantages. Evia does not have its own airport and is one of the most unspoilt and peaceful of Greek islands. It is is beloved by those who seek beautiful scenery scenery and enjoy walking and cycling as well as the more traditional pleasures of swimming or lazing in the sun. Nearly every village and every beach has a taverna or two serving the islands traditional and mouth watering dishes. It is also an island with a long cultural tradition which still continues to attract writers and artists.
Tsakei is a small village with narrow streets and quaint winding footpaths. New life is being breathed into Tsakei as the old houses and farm buildings are restored.
The village is less than 2 kilometers from the beaches and enjoys views across the olive groves leading down to the coast. There are shops in the nearby villages of Zarakes and Almyropotama. At the ferry port ot Styra, there is a wider range of shopping facilities.
- Beamed Ceilings