Traditional Home in Chios
Authentic stone-built home, comprised of two stories, and with a total area of 111 sqm. It’s located in the medieval settlement of Kini, one of the Mastic-villages of Chios.
The property was fully renovated in 2012 for the purpose of self-use, and with distinguished high-quality construction materials. The ground floor covers an area of 65 sqm and features the living room with the fireplace, the kitchen, and an en-suite bedroom. The first floor of 46 sqm, has a second living room, together with a dining room with access to a spacious veranda of 19 sqm and a second en-suite bedroom. This living room can also be used as a third bedroom if desired.
The home contains autonomous heating (radiators) with electricity as well as air conditioning units in both bedrooms. The home has been built on a plot of 154 sqm, including a garden with BBQ and an outdoor shower. There is also a spacious parking area.
High-quality furnitures provide comfort living and great taste. The living room can be conveniently used as a third bedroom, while a new A/C unit has been placed recently. The property may host up to 6 people.
Kini is a village at an altitude of 200m, with characteristic local architecture. It’s part of the famous Mastic villages; a series of fortified villages built in the 14th century. Some are very impressive with their intricately painted houses. This so-called ‘Mastichochoria’ is an area well known for the production of mastic. This is the hardened resin of the mastic tree which is only harvested on Chios. It is a major part of the local economy and to protect this throughout history, the villages were built out of sight from the sea and surrounded by high walls. The central tower had no door at street level but was entered by ladders which were used as bridges from the rooftops and then pulled up. It’s an impressive sight to see and mastic is a product widely used in cooking, also providing certain health benefits. Also, tasty liqueur and sweets are produced from this resin, also referred to as ‘tears of the gods’.
It’s only a 10-minute drive from the home to the beach and no more than 25 minutes from Chios Airport.
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