This gorgeous two-storey manor house is located on the cosmopolitan island of Spetses, and benefits from a large 647 sqm plot, as well as lashings of charm and character. This grand yet homely residence is split over two independent
floors (one elevated ground level and one upper level), which are connected via an external staircase.
The ground floor measures a spacious 198 sqm and consists of two distinct sections. The first includes a magnificent entrance hall, flanked by two large bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and a useful storage room, and benefits from central heating, idea for the cool winter months. The second area area contains two further bedrooms, another fully-equipped kitchen and a modern bathroom, and enjoys powerful air-conditioning, perfect for long, hot summers. A large verandah runs the full length of the ground floor and overlooks the manor’s mature orchard garden, filled with fragrant lemon trees and jasmine blossoms. An additional 25 sqm studio can be used as a storage or fitness area.
The upper floor is accessible via an external marble staircase and provides 198 sq.m. of living space, including a large hallway, five bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and a storage room. The upper floor also boasts two grand balconies at front and rear of the property, giving residents the option of sunshine or shade depending on the time of day. The front-facing balcony, which three of the bedrooms share access to, overlooks the turquoise sea and St. Mama beach, with the renowned Poseidonion Grand Hotel visible, just across the bay. The rear-facing balcony looks out across the coast road and a
quiet corner of St. Mama beach.
This 200-year-old manor initially belonged to a prominent naval family who played an important role in the Greek Wars of Independence. The house was bought by the grandmother of the current owner in 1897, and has remained a much-loved part of the family’s legacy for well over a century. Over the last 80-90 years, the property has hosted many Greek celebrities, including Nobel prize winning writer Odysseas Elytis, renowned actress Melina Merkouri and former Prime Minister Georgios Rallis.
The villa’s prominent position on the Spetses waterfront allows for front-row seats to the island’s major events, including the annual Spetses Regatta and the historic Armata celebrations.