Indoor space – Description
At the entrance, on top of the old jar, rests an old clay basin filled with fruits and natural gifts of the volcanic Nisyrian land.
In the WC, which is fully equipped with hygiene and bathroom items, one finds the traditional hand mill, preserved and renovated as it was decades ago.
The old gramophone and the flat-screen TV coexist in the living room. The low wooden table with the many engravings on its surface indicates its countless uses in the past. Old family photos adorn the walls. The arch that unites the living room with the kitchen is decorated with ceramic plates of Dodecanese folk art.
The kitchen is functional and fully equipped with electrical appliances, utensils, small tools. There could be prepared family meals. The large wooden table can be extended. There is the old oven and all the tools that once accompanied it. The view of the nisyrian ground, the outdoor living room and the chapel satiates the beauty of the eye and creates well-being.
The staircase leading to the first floor is wooden and spacious. The blue wall on the side, acts as an exhibition wall. It displays many old black and white photographs of family members associated with the house.
The first floor hall is the vestibule of the two bedrooms and the exit to the balcony. The sofa with the handmade lace and pillows can also be used as a bed. Under the sofa there is a second single sliding bed. Blankets and quilts are stored under the old sideboard for cold winter nights.
The yellow room has the color of optimism and warmth. From the window one can see the neighboring chapel and the sea. The decoration is authentic. The old sewing machine and sewing accessories are heirlooms from the professional life of Pontius’ great-grandfather, who was the village’s tailor at the end of the 19th century. The room has a king-size bed and a wardrobe.
The blue room with the two large windows has an unlimited view of the sea and the village. The corner of the old office with the library provides an opportunity for work and study. The built-in cupboard functions as a linen closet. It contains sheets and towels for as many changes as the guests need. There is also equipment for a baby’s bed, in case a small child is accommodated.
The balcony has a hanging table for wine or coffee and two chairs. But at the same time, the whole world fits: the vastness of the sea, the sky, the intact beauty of the traditional settlement, the explosion of the colors when sun goes down, the magic of the sunset!
Outdoor space – Description
Villa Daphne was built in 1935 on the old, narrow road that led to the entrance of Nikia, in the area known as “Koukkoulla”.
The yard of the residence has been paved and two pebbles with sea themes adorn its central outdoor space. In its eastern part, right next to the whitewashed chapel of Saint John, the built living room offers an unlimited view of the village, the green slopes and the endless blue of the sea. The blooming oleanders in the flower beds of the yard add color to the brown stones around.