The House in Loutra is a very good example of vernacular architecture and it is as traditional as it gets.
The handmade feeling of the wall plaster was maintained throughout the whole building restoration, letting the irregularities due to the stones beneath add character and uniqueness to each surface. The Ceilings were kept as they were found and traditionally placed in the structure. The wooden beams «τράβες» that support the stone slabs were cleaned and some replaced so as to support the soil above which acts as an insulation against the weather.
The windows were made out of wood and decorated above with the traditional “hyperthyron” (lintel) which allows light to enter the house but also protect from the strong winds that blow in the island occasionally.
The rudimentary kitchen was preserved both in spirit and design as well as the two living rooms.
Where modernity with respect to tradition had the upper hand was in the “wet space” where the shower, WC, sink are located. This area was treated in a playful and most practical manner, separating all three functions into separate spaces so as to accommodate three guests at the same time!
If what you seek is to rent a quiet summer retreat in the Cyclades, away from touristic spots, not that the island has many, then this is the place to enjoy your summer vacation in Greece! Look no further that Loutra, Tinos.
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