Description

Kokkino Kastro is a historic estate in the island of Aegina and a very single part of it has been full of memories from 1825 until now.Living in Kokkino Kastro  can be a unique experience. Memories of the 19th century come to life in a romantic environment full of modern facilities. It is the ideal place for relaxation, close to the town’s amenities and the island’s beaches, at a distance of only 11/2 hours from the centre of Athens.The estate is set on a hill at a distance of 800m from the harbor of the town in a rural area of 30.000m2. What makes this place really unique is the transparency of the atmosphere and the dazzling flashes of the sunlight that enhance the little houses and the colors of the majestic bougainvilleas and laurels. The unique mixture of the old and the new, the peaceful coexistence of the rare and exotic with the humble and simple evoke emotions of elation and nostalgia. The little houses are surrounded by towering, cypress trees, olive groves, pistachio trees and centenarian pine trees.Do not miss the opportunity to watch the traditional harvesting of pistachios that takes place during the last days of August beginning of September and the harvesting of olives at the beginning of November.

DESCRIPTION

Kokkino Kastro can be let as a whole to families or groups of friends from 8 to 18 guests, offering for rental the following 3 detached properties and a traditional windmill. Liakoto house (1 two – bed and 2 double – bed rooms), the traditional Windmill (4 two-bed rooms), villa Konstantia (1 double – bed room) and villa Andriana (1 double – bed room).In this superb environment the guests of the retreat can swim in the huge swimming pool, play tennis in the tennis court or try cooking in the fully equipped modern kitchen and BBQ. An open air dinning room next to the kitchen can accommodates large groups (16-18 people) and offers the best environment for a pleasant meal.

LIAKOTO HOUSE: At the entrance of this small house there is a small atrium patio (veranda) covered with a huge bougainvillea, where one can sit under its shade, have breakfast and relax sipping a cup of coffee.In the interior of the house there is a living room area with a fully equipped kitchenette. The three bedrooms (2 twin and one double bed) all with ensuite bathrooms are fully air conditioned.

WINDMILL: The windmill which actually looks like a tower is one of the landmarks of the property.This construction dates back to the beginning of the 19th century (around 1826) and it was used for grinding wheat or other grains.It has been converted into a guest house with 4 double bed rooms in the periphery and a two story living room area and a kitchenette for light meals in the centre.On the top there is a terrace with panoramic view of the island.Each bedroom is completed with a bathroom and is air conditioned.

VILLA KONSTANTIA: The front of the stone house is covered by two huge glass doors offering ….views of the olive grove, orange trees, lemon trees and the trails of vines that cover the big veranda. The 40m2 double bed room with bathroom has been furnished with taste and has been well equipped with air conditioning, TV, video, DVD, internet connection and a small kitchen with all the necessary accessories for the preparation of light meals.

THE CENTRAL KITCHEN AREA: The state of the Art kitchen, built with traditional, local stones, is very ergonomically designed. With its tall glassed front doors looks like a conservatory that can be converted into a semi – open air space, with direct access to the big shaded pergola which serves as the main dining area during hot summer days.It is fully equipped with refrigerator, deep freezer, microwave, dish washer, three coffee makers, two electric wall ovens, electric cooker, ventilator, wifi, TV, etc.All sorts of small appliances and kitchen gadgets are also available as well as cutlery, pottery and all sorts of glaives to serve 18 guests.

BBQ: Next to the kitchen the BBQ area is equipped with a stone barbeque grill, counters, a stainless steel sink and storage area for logs and charcoal.The cooking area is surrounded by all sorts of trees, plants and flowers.Cooking here becomes a memorably experience.

VILLA ANDRIANA: (Ideally located in a tranquil setting). Set near the swimming pool in the shade of a perennial pine tree, this stone villa with its 50cm2 bedrooms and en suite bathroom with shower, offers moments of luxurious relaxation and tranquility. It is equipped with a double bed – TV- VIDEO – DVD players a ladies boudoir a relaxing sofa and an antique closet.A small fridge and a coffee maker complete the furniture.

SWIMMING POOL: The huge swimming pool (20 x 10m) with terracing and a fabulous pavilion is overlooking the sea and the nearby mountains. It is the place that somebody may spend all his day relaxing swimming making sun therapy and taking a nap or siesta during hot hours of the day.

TENNIS COURT:The tennis court surrounded by big trees and climbing bushes is made according to the international standards in dimensions, etc.The basket may be used for family play.

LOFOS: It is a complex of pine trees in absolute tranquility is offering a superb shadow for relax, study, reading, or watching the friends playing tennis.