A two bedroom cottage spread over two adjacent buildings.The bedrooms and the living area are in one building and the kitchen and the bathroom in the other.
Located at the top of the strategically situated village of Ano Petali with the spectacular views, this cottage is ideal for those who like walking and who wish to experience the beauty of local living on Sifnos.
A mix of old and contemporary design elements, in bright happy colours, offer you an inviting holiday space for up to 5 people.
Originally built in 1905, it used to be the home were my grandmother grew up, and even threw her wedding party back in the old days. A beloved summer home for the rest of our family ever since, where childhood memories reside in every corner.
Just renovated in April 2017, we kept its traditional personality by retaining the layout of the typical village home where dining areas are separate from the sleeping and relaxing areas for reasons such as dirt and noise minimization. Thus, our beloved Petalaki cottage still spreads over two adjacent buildings, with separate entrances, and with excellent views from both.
Entrance no1: Wooden floors throughout, with one double bedroom, and a two singles bedroom. Spacious living room, featuring a sofa with a 1,90x 90cm bed mattress that can comfortably sleep an extra person. Computer desk and wi-fi. Air conditioning. Balcony with sitting area and charming views.
Entrance no2: Tiled floors, views from every window, dining area with traditional farmhouse table and air conditioning. Fully equipped concrete kitchen with refrigerator, small oven and washing machine. Concrete bathroom with shower and hairdryer.
**Please note, that to visit the bathroom and kitchen, one needs to walk out of the main building and go to the building next door.
Front yard and small sitting area with the typical "pentzoula"- the stone bench traditionally used by local women for sitting and gossiping the bypassers, ideal for soaking in the Cycladic village atmosphere and the passers to the church above.
Double bed mattress: 150x200
Single beds mattress: 90x200
Single sofa bed mattress: 90x190
Traditionally accessible via the traditional paved footpaths of the village, it is a short stroll from Apollonia (10 mins) where all restaurants, super markets, bars and cafes are located and a slightly longer walk (15 mins) to Artemonas.
To access by car, please follow the signs to the Ano Petali free parking area, park your car and walk another 5 - minutes to the house. One can get to the free Ano Petali village parking area which is 5 kms from Kamares port, and a 5 minute walk to the house.
My husband and I will be meeting your daily needs in fluent English, French and Greek. We will be on the island within 5 kms reach from your house throughout your stay, and available for you on the phone or in person if you need any help or guidance. In the case that we are absent, our super assistant Katerina, will also be able to accommodate your requests in Greek and English.
Petalaki’s front yard boasts a small sitting area nesting right underneath the church of Ai Yiannis where the children gather to play in the afternoons. Ideal for experiencing the authentic life of the village over a morning coffee, being social with the nearby passing locals who will always say hello! If you wish to rest in peace and quiet, we recommend you use the front veranda, right outside your living room.
- Smoking is only allowed at the front yard and the veranda. Please refrain from smoking indoors.
- As there are no smoke detectors, please make sure you blow any candles before going to bed.
- Quiet hours (ie no loud music) during the summer period: 14:30-17:30 and after 22:30
- As the house is accessible through a footpath with steps, it is not ideal for families with young kids using strollers.
- Also not recommended for guests using a wheelchair.
Mommy, wife and lover of animals, traveling, yoga, nature and Sifnos. Xenia means hospitality in Greek so hosting is my.. first name. :) Can't wait to meet you.