Argentikon Luxury Suites Chios

Argentikon Luxury Suites


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Selected among the 100 best villas in the world, the Argentikon is a perfect example of medieval, Genoese architecture in the Levant.

The Argentikon Estate, an All-Suites Boutique Hotel in Chios, with its unique character, extensive groves and signature doors, is located in secluded private grounds at the historic Kampos just a stone's throw from Chios Town. Argentikon is recognized as Chios', besides a major attraction, most treasured escape for its guests. The Mansion's residential sensibilities and uncompromising service will indulge your senses.

A Hidden Jewel

On the magnificent island of Chios, Greece, at a superb location, is the 32,000m2 Argentikon Estate built in the 16th century by the Argenti family, and has been designated an Historic Monument. Selected among the 100 best villas in the world, the Argentikon is a perfect example of medieval, Genoese architecture in the Levant. Each suite is uniquely individual embracing the style and furniture of the period, with fireplace, chandelier, marble bathrooms and lovely appointments. Exquisite Old World craftsmanship and 21st century amenities have been combined to create an Estate unsurpassed in beauty and refinement and great care has been given to the ceiling decoration of each suite. Warm summers are enhanced by a light sea breeze, enabling the guests to enjoy outdoors in romantic surroundings. High walls of stone surrounding the Mansion, shady pathways leading to secluded corners, and awarded gardens provide privacy and beauty for those who wish to enjoy the tranquility. Being awarded for its Tourism, Gastronomy & Hospitality services, the Argentikon Luxury Suites is a gracious Estate for the distinguished and most demanding clientele!

Architecture - Design

In the 14th century, the Genoese and Chian aristocracy selected this area to build their mansions. High walls of stone, from the village of Thymiana near Kampos, protected the Mansion from dust and the cold winds. Elaborate cisterns, decorated with marble man-made motifs and spouts, are a central figure in the courtyards.

Gardens

In 1954, a local laborer were sent to Ventimiglia, Italy and Nice, on the Cote d'Azur coast of France, to be trained in the fine art of gardening. He spent some time at Villa Hambury in Ventimiglia, where he learned the art of landscape gardening and how to maintain a typical Ligurian formal garden, which is the present form of the Argentikon gardens. Characteristic of this type are the stone pathways, distinguishable for use either by family and guests or by the servants. The family and the guests' paths are wide and the bushes are trimmed at an angle. On the contrary, the servants' pathways are narrow and the bushes are cut vertically straight, thus, always on a straight line in order for them to reach where they walked to very quickly.

Kampos, 82100, Chios - Greece tel.: +30 22710 33111 fax: +30 22710 31465

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