Nisyros - Sterna Turret

1 Bedrooms | Sleeps 2 - 4

Traditional indoor/outdoor living
rates from 1,120 €


Sterna Turret stands in a unique location within the medieval castle of Pantoniki at Emporeios, a charming hilltop village of narrow, winding streets and whitewashed houses with flat roofs. From its elevated vantage point, the village looks out over other Dodecanese islands and across the sea to the coast of Asia Minor, while affording a privileged view of the caldera. The surrounding countryside, alive with vineyards, unique species of oak trees and other native vegetation, is criss-crossed by footpaths that invite leisurely walks or longer treks. Inside the castle ruins is the 13th century church of Archangel Michael, while nearby is the famous Monastery of Panagia Kyra. In the lovely village square is a café and a taverna that serves delicious local dishes.


Sterna Turret is a lovingly restored two-storey stone tower dating to the mid-17th century. The quality and preciseness of the restoration was only possible thanks to meticulous research in historic photographic archives, as well as a number of significant structural and other findings during excavation work.
Inspired by 'white cube' exhibition space, the modern interiors are in perfect harmony with the distinctive architecture that fosters a seamless indoor/outdoor living experience across a total area of 95 m2. The main design challenge was to create a traditional living space in the newly reconstructed tower. This was achieved by recycling construction materials and reusing old furniture and other objects to create brand new contemporary furnishings.
The inviting inner courtyard serves as an indoor/outdoor kitchen-cum-dining space. The walls and floors of the living room are adorned with vibrantly coloured Greek kilims, some dating from the 19th century. This room opens onto a delightful veranda with a sweeping view of the sparkling blue sea, nearby islands and the coast of Asia Minor. The living room divans provide a good night's sleep for two additional guests on the comfortable cushions (90 x 250 cm each).
On the upper level, a balcony provides a spectacular view of the caldera and leads to the cosy bedroom with traditional moni bed (double mattress -160 x 200 cm- on an elevated wooden platform), as well as the bathroom with shower.
Just below the tower is an alluring grass-covered rooftop to which guests also have access.
Sterna Turret is part of an architectural project involving three distinct properties in close proximity to each other, which means larger parties could rent more than one. At present, two are available, Sterna Residence and Sterna Turret.



Amenities & Features
• Wi-Fi Internet access
• electric heating
• refrigerator
• induction plates (no oven)
• coffee maker
• dishwasher
• washing machine
• cleaning/change of linen and towels once a week
• welcome food pack
• parking (100 m. from the property)
Optional extras & remarks
...at extra charge
• massage & beauty treatments
• yoga classes
• meals at home
• daily RIB boat trips (e.g. to Tilos and Halki)

Special remarks:
• no smoking policy
• pets allowed
• pet sofa or cushion available

• Beach 5 km.
• Taverna/restaurant 100 m.
• Mini-market 7 km.
• Pharmacy 7 km.
• Hospital (on Kos) 35 km.
• Nearest town (Mandraki) 7 km.
• Airport (on Kos) 29 km.
• Port (Mandraki) 7 km.



Booking procedure:
Minimum stay 7 nights
Security deposit: 33 %
(refundable on departure)
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