The house during construction (c. 1895) In 1895 Aikaterini Cambouropoulos built for her daughter, Marika a villa in Alinda on the island of Leros. The house was built using plans drawn by an Austrian architect and was set in a rose garden amidst vineyards. A few years later, Marika wed Stavros Angelou, with whom she had six children from 1901 to 1921. The present proprietor is the daughter of the youngest child,...Read More
Archontiko Angelou is a vegetarian hotel and also a vegan-raw food-gluten+dairy free friendly hotel. Most of our guests prefer to have their breakfast (from 8 am to 11.00 am) served in the garden in the shade of the trees. Others prefer the sun of the balcony, the front porch or the dining room. And then, a small minority like to have it in bed. We are happy to accommodate them all. Our vegetarian breakfast may include some of the following : fresh fruit, fresh juice or mixed fresh juice, lemon water, green tea, (black tea is also and option and coffee as well) herbal teas from the garden or from Leros (or India..), Leros honey, Hm jams and marmalades made from fruit of our garden, Hm gluten free bread, Hm raw flax seed crackers, brown bread (maybe Hm maybe from the bakery), Hm cashew cream cheese, olives from the garden, tomatoes from the garden when in season, Hm gluten free chocolate myrte muffins, Hm grain free coconut “fanouropita” cake, chia pudding made with Hm almond milk with fruit, nuts and honey, goat or sheep yoghurt with Hm gluten free muesli, Hm nuts, dates and raisins baklava little flowers ! (Hm is home made) If you are planning a day trip to the uninhabited islets surrounding Leros, given advance notice, we will be happy to prepare for you a picnic basket, with snacks and sandwiches. If anytime during your stay you feel like staying in, given some notice, we can prepare a light meal for you. Guests are free to use the self-service tea, juice and coffee bar in the garden to pour their own drinks at any time of the day or night, since it is open 24...Read More
View of the hotel’s garden. The garden is probably the most pleasant space for hotel guests to read, play a game of backgammon or have a snack or drink. During summer afternoons, after the sun has started its descent, the front veranda is in the shade of the house and is a pleasant spot for hotel guests to relax. We are absolutely in love with our garden. Different corners are at their best at different times of the day. We like the peace, the space and the...Read More
We have made a conscious effort to maintain the original layout of the house and whenever possible the materials of its original construction. The rooms of the upper level have high ceilings and present views into the garden and the surrounding farmland, while the ones of the lower level enjoy the cool temperatures that only the thick stone walls and the proximity to the ground of traditional stone-built homes offer. All hotel rooms have private bathrooms with showers, – instead of baths – to minimize the waste of fresh water. During the day, for the greatest part of the summer, we use solar energy to heat water for guests’ showers and household use. The summer breeze with the beneficial impact of traditional materials have allowed us to forsake air-conditioners in most rooms. From 2012 however, rooms 3 and 4 have a/c. We still provide electric fans ceiling in rooms of first floor and floor standing in ground floor rooms. From 2014 we have mosquito nets on the windows of the ground floor rooms. First floor rooms have mosquito nets on the upper part of the window (the windows are huge …) which will be left open during summer time. Mosquito repellent mashines are provided also in every room. In-room amenities are hairdryers, mini-fridges, in-room broadband internet access, ceiling fans in the upstairs rooms or floor-standing fans for the groundfloor. ...Read More
Leros is a relatively small island of 54 sq. km, with scenic coves, crystal-clear sea and friendly and hospitable inhabitants. The population of the island is about 8.500. Transportation : There is only one bus on Leros running up and down the island. You can hire scooters, cars, bicycles of course. Distances are very small on this island luckily . Only 15 km from one south to north. Archontiko Angelou is 5 minutes by taxi from the airport. If you choose to rent a car you can ask them to deliver it at the airport. To reach Leros : You can reach Leros by plane by www.olympicair.com from Athens ( 2 daily flights), and also from Rhodes, Cos and Astypalaia three times a week. There are also ferry boats www.bluestarferries.gr from Piraeus to Leros about 3-4 times a week and Dodecanesos Pride catamaran from Rhodes, Cos, Kalymnos, Patmos and Lipsi almost daily. You can check timetables online at www.openseas.gr You can book your tickets on line at www.aegeantravel.gr The distance from Archontiko Angelou to Lakki port is 7 km, to Aghia Marina port 2,5 km, and to the airport 4 km. ...Read More
For many years Leros has carried the stigma of a place to which people were sent for exile. As a result, its beauty has not been discovered, and the advantages it offers as a destination have not become known. Leros attractions, places to see, things to do : a. Visit the town of Lakki for the architecture. It was founded in 1932 by the Italians : Porto Lago http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_1_18/02/2014_537453 b. Visit the castle with its eclisiastic museum and the grave of Gavrilia who was a 20th century saintly Greek Orthodox nun. c. Visit the beautiful chapels of Aghios Isidoros, Panagia Kavouradaina and Aghia Kioura. d. Visit the medieval church of Aghios Theologos, one of the most important medieval monuments in the Aegean e. Go scuba diving in the ship and plane wrecks around Leros f. Visit the war museum in the tunnel in Merikia g. Visit the folclore museum in the tower of Bellenis in Alinda h. Enjoy your meals at nice tavernas in different spots with tables on the beach i. Have a drink by the seaside and enjoy the sunset or go shopping in Aghia Marina, the capital of Leros with its beautiful old Neoclasical houses. j. Go hiking and discover the ruins left from the italians and world war 2. Leros was the island that inspired the book and the famous movie “The Guns of Navarone” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guns_of_Navarone_(film) k. Visit the nearby small islands for swimming and daily excursions l. And climbing is also a possibility since 2014:...Read More
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