The Psacharopoulos Residence
A small paradise, hidden 5 minutes away from the central square of Artemonas.
The 2 storey imposing Psacharopoulos residence, one of the island’s unique neoclassical buildings, is part of the Artemonas traditional settlement, surrounded by large gardens and airy courtyards. It can accommodate one to two families or a large party of 8 to 9 people.
The Psacharopoulos family owned the Panhellenic Steamship Co. and its boats linked many European ports from Trieste to Odessa. The residence was built by local masons and foreign craftsmen in the last decades of the 19th century. It constitutes a special example of the neoclassical style incorporating elements of traditional Aegean architecture and has often been the object of study by architecture students from foreign universities.
Besides members of the family who gather from various parts of the world, the house has occasionally hosted and inspired famous people of the arts and letters, writers, directors, musicians, professors, researchers.
In 2016, the old grape stomping building next to the house was restored. It is bright and uncluttered and in the old days served as a winery. Now it has two levels and can accommodate 2 to 4 , with a double bed on the ground floor and twin beds in the loft.
The Residence and the Winery are two separate, self catered houses and can be rented together or independently.
From the gardens with their aromatic herbs, tall pines and olive trees, you can walk in 5 minutes through picturesque alleys to Artemonas square and many cafés and tavernas.
All around the house are the starting points of several trails that lead to unique places through particularly beautiful landscapes.
The island’s main township, Apollonia, is ten minutes away on foot and less than a kilometre by car. The beaches of Sifnos, such as Platys Yalos, Chrysopigi, Vathy and Faros, well known for their clear blue waters, are 15 minutes away by car.
Why choose the Psacharopoulos Residence?
A house that preserves the atmosphere of a past era and at the same time allows us to embrace the light and an open horizon. Large living room, dining room and kitchen in which to share laughter, endless discussions and cooking, high ceilinged rooms, nooks for reading and being alone.
Tall windows, each offering a different view of the sea, the island, the courtyard and the garden with its ancient pines, olive trees, reeds, aromatic shrubs and produce garden.
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