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Adelphi Stone Cottages

Adelphi Villa, Tinos

Situated in the highest Village of the Island, Adelphi Cottages are recently built by Antouanette and her sister Dimtra, in the traditional Cycladic and in particular, Tinian style. They have been lovingly decorated, to reflect the personal style of the owners, without detracting from the local Cycladic Tinian norms. They are situated in the quaint Medieval Village of Arnados. This elevation allows for wonderful views of the Aegean, endless views the flickering lights of Mykonos, Delos, Rineia, Naxos and Paros.

Offering all the modern amenities one could desire, the Cottages are located within the Village enclave and within walking distance of 5 Tavernas in Arnados and very close to the other Villages that Tinos is so famous for.

The location lends itself to quiet meditation and rest. You are serenaded the whole day by the chiming of Church bells, the bleating of sheep and goats, the call of the herders and birdsong. Once you venture to explore the beauties of Tinos, you will be sure to chance upon the goats and sheep that graze in the fields that surround the Cottages.

View from the villas

The Location

Situated in the highest Village of the Island - Arnados, with breathtaking views of other villages, the Aegean sea and other Islands. In the Village of Arnados is a Church and Church square, 2 Tavernas, a Folk Art Museum, many medieval archways and walkways, an old bubbling, cool fountain that was the clothes washing area in the olden days and the very popular Bee Restaurant is found on the road to the Monastery, a short 5 minute walk from the cottages.

Arnados, Tinos

The village of Arnados boasts traditional medieval archways, cobbled streets and paved walkways that one can get lost in. There is a historic fountain dating back to 1823, cool water and a clothes washing area that the Village used to use to hand wash their clothes in days of old. There is a folk art museum, an ecclesiastical museum as well as a tiny Church hewn into the rock, under a low archway that forces one to bend in order to enter. Right next to this tiny church (one of 9 in this Village alone), is a cellar stocking locally produced wines. A 5 minute brisk walk from the Cottages brings you to the immaculately kept and well-functioning Greek Orthodox Monastery of Kechrovouni. Outside one can buy locally grown mountain teas, herbs, spices, nuts and have a chat to the knowledgeable vendors who will tell you what each of these can be used for.

Adelphi, Tinos

The Cottages

The décor in the bottom Cottages is eclectic, rustic and Cycladic, with accents both inside and outside that reflect the craftsmanship that is unique to Tinos. Look out for the Dovecote accents in the terrace walls, which ensconsed old olive oil and olive pithars. The tap is surrounded by marble and stone, with a marble bowel that birds often drink from. The built in table is made from slabbed granite. The handmade lace curtains are from the owner’s Grandmother. The furniture is a charming mix of antiques, dotted with artefacts from the owner’s wide travels abroad. The Cottage has marble handmade tympanums above each doorway with inset blue glass that lends a cool and muted light indoors as well as marble crafted window guards.

Fully equipped kitchen

The Cottages are two entirely separate units. Both have modern conveniences, which belie their rustic locale. The cottages have fully equipped kitchens and spacious modern bathrooms. The downstairs unit has two bedrooms and a large terrace. It sleeps 4.The upstairs unit has one bedroom and its own balcony. It sleeps 2. The Cottages can be rented out separately or together, for a larger party of 6. The Cottages have the same views of the Aegean and the same road leading to two separate entrances.

Adelphi Bathroom

The top Cottage has a cozy fireplace and is ideal for romantic getaways even in the winter months. In deference to the honour that Marble craftsmanship in Tinos has been declared a Unesco Heritage Tradition, this Cottage has a handmade marble floor insert and a mosaic and marble insert set inside the wall and detailed handmade marble tap and table on its balcony. The stone craftsmanship of the inner archway is spectacular. The handmade lace curtains are also relics from the owner’s Grandmother. The Cottage has marble handmade tympanums above each doorway with inset blue glass that lends a cool and muted light indoors as well as marble crafted window guards.

About the owner

I am of Greek descent from both parents, born and bred in South Africa. I recently decided to repatriate to Greece and turn my back on the Big City Life and Corporate World in Johannesburg. I now share my time between the beautiful island of Tinos and Athens. Tinos is where I walk for miles, breathe in the bracing air, stare at the breathtaking views and find my peace. I am a caring person with great regard for personal privacy. I also enjoy socialising and having great conversations over a strong Greek coffee. I like to host my guests with true Greek hospitality and help my guests find their own personal Tinos! My hosting style is not imposing, however as I am usually on Tinos most of the time my guests can feel secure in the knowledge that I am always there for them if they need me for even the slightest detail. I love reading, walking, travelling and simple, wholesome Greek food, with some spicy Indian food from time to time.My motto in life is to always act with integrity.

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