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Sleep In A 19th Century Stone War Tower In Greece

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Located in Greece, the Tainaron Blue Retreat offers the unique opportunity to rest your head in an early 19th-century stone tower. The three-story construction makes the most of its traditional architecture and natural panoramic views, earning it the Special Committee Award for Overall Rating at the 100% Hotel Design Awards 2015.

The simple and austere beauty of the tower is a perfect example of the defensive architecture of the area. Once used to repel hostile attacks, the imposing structure is now a welcoming guest house with modern facilities.

The three bedrooms, bathrooms, shared kitchen, and living space are organized along a vertical axis. Guests have the novel experience of moving around using narrow openings (“waterfalls”), wooden stairs, and rocks protruding from the walls and arches (“steps”). Perhaps not the most relaxing way to holiday, but Tainaron Blue makes up for it in other ways.


Outside you’ll find a patio and sun terrace, ideal for taking in the spectacular sunsets. There’s also a stunning infinity hydrotherapy pool and a restaurant serving authentic local cuisine. For a Grecian holiday unlike any other, Tainaron Blue is hard to beat.


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