Oikia, comes from the Greek word which means
both "house" and "home". It is above all, a house
with a soul. It is somehow the 'essence' of a house,
surrounded by an enchanted garden. Nothing in it
is formal, nothing is standardised. Oikia Karapanou is not an
hotel, neither is it a seminar 'factory'. It is a real
house. Simple, spacious, poetic, refined. A place
where guests often tell us that they feel as if they
have, finally, come home.
The space is organised as follows:
The house can host up to 20 people. There are 7 twinbed
rooms (one with a double bed), one three-bed
room, and one single. If there is a need for extra
beds, 2 camp beds can be added.
For larger groups, there is space for tents in the
garden, and the possibility to rent additional rooms
at a nearby guesthouse.
There are 5 bathrooms in the house. One of them is ensuite
to one of the bedrooms. The other 4 are
shared. There are also 2 outdoor showers in the
The upper floor of the house contains a bright and
spacious 40 square-meter hall, surrounded by
windows facing in all directions, which leads out
onto two big terraces facing east and west. If a
larger space is needed, there is a flat outdoor area
of 300 square meters in front of the house, shady
and totally private. There is also the old 13 meterwide
threshing floor, with its beautiful views of the
sea and islands.
And for free time:
The living-room (with great-grandmother's
piano!); various balconies and terraces; and, of
course the spacious and magical garden. The
nearest beach is very close, around 300 meters
away on foot.
Rencontre entre un représentant de la Nation Indienne et Coco Melas, arriere-grand-père de Christina, lors de la visite d'une délégation grecque aux U.S.A.