ABOUT LEVANTES HOUSES
The photos of both Vathi and Ithaca as well as those of the houses have been taken by Mr Stavros Dellaportas.
Both the outer tidying-up and the decoration of the houses have been undertaken by designer and painter Mrs Liana Roupaka. Her artistic presence is evident all over; starting with the harmony of the colours on the walls, the paintings, the cupboards of 'Galini' under the theme of ivy and the cupboards of 'Kimothoi' with the olive tree theme till the usable objects like the olivetree root which has been turned into a living-room lamp, the painted chest, the old-fashiones kneading-through being turning into a butterfly sanctuary and the old shutters which chang into almond-tree branches in 'Galini' and pomegranate-tree ones in 'Kimothoi'. The wardrobes, beds and sofas are constructed bearing much storage room. The bookcases, which are also built, are full of books. The bathroom walls are decorated with sea pebbles.
The Ancient Island
Ithaca, born within the Ionian satin full of its crystal-looking allurements: Dexa, renowned for its huge dense olivetree shades, where Ulysses is said to have been disembarked by the Pheaks, Mnimata, with the cypress trees, Schinos, where the so many pine trees are reflected into the crystal clear blue of the sea, Sarakiniko and Filiatro, both snowwhite with shadow sea-springs, Afales and Platynammos, sapphire coloured, Kourvoulia, Ai Giannis, Ancient Town and Kioni beaches, which are not only a natural masterpiece but also a human piece of art with the houses-stairs looking impressive as if they climbed one on top of the other.