“ I am holding a seashell in my palm and I whisper, hail Andros Hydroussa ”
Andreas Empeirikos , Surrealist poet from Andros 1901-1975
Welcome and thank you.
You are precious to us. Our intention is to share with you our deep bond with the island of Andros and enhance the value of every day of your holiday in our house . We love this house, for its heritage. We love its power, its majestic personality, which stands beyond time, trends, modernity, generations of people who have lived inside it. It is our love that has led us to transform this 1690 stone tower-like house, into a boutique holiday house, to accommodate guests in independent traditional, comfortable apartments with view and openness. We will share our love for our house, for our village, for our island, for life itself with you.
Welcome to Astra at Pyrgos Sareli 1690.
South East of Andros island, in the tiny, historic, pedestrian village of "Aidonia", with its genuine beauty, as if time has stopped there. Aidonia is the name of the bird "nightingale" in the greek language. Serenity, singing birds, sunshine, blue sky, white churches, tiny old stone paths, night stars and night birds, openness and seaview .... beauty of nature is manifested for you, all over….as you walk around, you discover the monumentary stone-built natural water spring of Aidonia and you surrender to the "zen" sensation of drinking fresh water daily, among the sounds of nature....
This impressive tower-like house was originally built in 1690 following the traditional island architectural style of 17 th century. Dominating volume, minimal rigid lines, thick stone walls. Vast openness all around.
Today, in our era, we offer a “complex” of four independent comfortable apartments with view and openness. The main stone building includes three apartments and one studio: four apartments in total, for you to feel special in privacy and serenity. Each apartment is basically equipped, with panoramic view. An open-air swimming pool offers relaxation under the sun or the stars.
The real value of our accommodation, together with its historic dimension, is the “aura” of living there. This cannot be depicted in photos or texts.
We are there for you
A warm good morning to plan your precious day, if you need our advice
A warm hospitality, to make you feel special everyday
An optional breakfast basket, with local products
A surrounding of serenity, authenticity, beauty to make every day a valuable experience
A location rich in unforgettable, unique landscapes
A discovery of being a part of a local community, celebrating every day with smile, folk music, food, wine, traditions
An experience to live like “old times”, getting fresh water from the spring, caper fruit from the bushes, watching the stars and the birds, tasting new recipes, attending an orthodox mess in tiny white churches, meet local people who will greet you on the way.
We will be there for you,
Maria and Anna Kopsacheili
Sisters and owners of Astra Pyrgos Sareli
We offer 3 independent residence apartments incorporated in the stone house, plus one Studio.