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). Stone and cypress logs/wood are the construction materials used for centuries. So it is in ERGHINA.
One can still see elements dating back to the 16th century (the carved stone doorway inside the house). Two old stone arches span the length of the sitting and dining rooms showing visible signs of centuries of use.
ERGHINA has been awarded a prize by the Ministry of Culture for its restoration.
A few meters from the village square, the entrance leads us into an enclosed courtyard, typical of the area, paved with flagstones and shaded by a plane tree. In the corners old earthenware pots (pithoi), once destined to store wine and oil, are now being used as decorative artifacts.
From the courtyard we enter the kitchen, once the stable of the house, fully equipped with a stove, small oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster and all the necessary kitchenware and cutlery.
From the kitchen we go down a few steps into the dining-room (kamarospito) and from there, through the 16th century carved stone doorway, into the sitting room with its fire-place, two sofa-beds (sleeping galleries above either side of the arch accessed by wooden stairs) and a couch/bed.
From the bedroom there is direct access to a terrace overlooking the courtyard, also shaded by the plane tree and also to a large terrace with views to the village and the White Mountains and a shady pergola. ERGHINA can accommodate up to 5 guests.
Here is the 11th summer we had one month vacation in this magical house…
Switzerland, June 2014
Erghina and Gavalohori is a gem of a location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Erghina house with its * architectural charm and well equipped facilities…
England, September 2008
It was exactly what we dreamed of. A wonderfully restored old house in a nice village setting…
Germany, June 2008
What a beautiful house…
England, October 2007