A detached house a few meters from the village square.
Pery- Olive Press - Hermit
Three adjoining houses each one separate and on different levels with different interior layouts and decoration, separate courtyards and entrances.
This house was the house of Erghina, the grand daughter of Captain Sifakas, commander of 1.000 men during the mid 19th century Cretan revolution against the Turks to regain their independence. ERGHINA is a perfect example of traditional architecture of the houses of the area of Apokoronas (the so-called "kamarospito" i.e. house with arches)
Another successful restoration of an old Apokoronas house (about 300 years old). "PERY" and the "OLIVE PRESS" have been designated "traditional" by the Ministry of Culture and awarded "Protected Status" by a Ministerial decree as examples of the local architecture.
As its name tells us, originally it was the olive press of the house, transformed now into a separate house. The view from its courtyard is superb over the village and towards the White Mountains, covered with snow until May. Around the house are olive groves and flower beds.
Originally this was the stable of the house. Today it's a cozy maisonnette with one room and one WC/shower on each level.