The stone house of the sculptor on the island of Tinos is aesthetically unique, its tranquil environment captures ideal memories and is located just 4 km western from the island’s port- the Chora with the last 1 km dirt road. The view is magic as one can see 16 islands on a clear day and it is not random that the Temple of Poseidon and his wife Amphitretes lies directly beneath, at the beach of Kionia; one of the finest and longest sandy beaches of the island with a choice of well organized or private swimming. The property is a three-storey stone house with direct access to beautifully appointed vegetable gardens from all levels, it has 4 bedrooms two of which are master en-suite and the remaining two bedrooms are ideal for kids or guests, with a playground or living- room both inside and outdoors at the lower ground level.
In the interior the individuality of all the architectural details combined with the feeling a stone house creates, win the bet of an unforgettable staying. In the main entrance level, the upper ground floor, there is a living room with a uniquely stone built fireplace, a kitchen with all the amenities of today’s modern living, a dining room and a WC. Next to the stunningly designed kitchen there is a door leading to an outside dining table, the pergola and the stone built barbeque before the vegetable gardens. The first floor of the house is occupied by the master suite, with a magnificent bathroom and a veranda with breathtaking view. This floor has also a separate entrance from the yard, ideal for a walk under the night sky. At lower ground floor there are three bedrooms, two bedrooms with two single beds each and one master suite with en-suite facilities and two large windows appointing the yard’s flowers before the big blue of the Cycladic sea, a living room for the guests or play room for the kids, a cozy kitchenette and a bathroom. Outdoors, one can enjoy breakfast or an afternoon cup of tea at a specially formed shaded space with equally unique view and emotions.
Nearby Attraction: During the period from 3rd century B.C. to the 3rd century A.D. the Temple of Poseidon and Amphitrite flourished at the coastal site of Kionia, west of the present town. According to Strabo the temple was “worthy of goddess”.
Dionysus and Poseidon were mainly worshiped during the Prechristian period on the island.
The temple of the former was erected on the site where the Evangelistria Cathedral is today.
Excavations of the temple of Poseidon were carried out by the Belgian archeologists H.Demoulin in 1902 and P.Graindor in 1905 which brought to light the destroyed temple, its propylaia, altar, bases of statues, aqueducts, baths, a white marble sun dial by Andronicus of Macedonia and so on and so forth.
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