Pure and simple design breathes life into the six spacious studios of Asterias House in Donousa. Built to feel as if it were a stylish extension of your own residence rather than an anonymous building, Asterias House offers you the intimacy of home within the zen ambience of its studios. In-situ furniture and hand-carved crevices where soft lighting casts shadows on bright white walls envelops guests into an airy haven of relaxation and renewal.
Located in the upper section of the island’s port town of Stavros, each of the studios offers you expansive views out over the sea and Amorgos in the distance. Asterias House is a short, three-minute walk to the center of Hora, making getting around easy and allowing you to quietly relish the serenity of Donousa. During the evening hours as the setting sun sets the sky ablaze in colour, you can enjoy a glass of the island’s wine from the comfort of your own private balcony and feel all your worries melt away together with the sinking sun.
Awake to pure island breezes and the refreshing sound of silence as you embark on exploring the hidden treasures of remote Donousa, whether it be setting out for the pristine beaches of Livadi and Fykio, discovering the abandoned village of Messaria, or sampling fine examples of the island’s gastronomy in Mersini. The proprietor of Asterias House, Mr. Prasinos, has taken an active role in promoting alternative tourism throughout the island by marking various hiking routes and will gladly assist guests with inquiries regarding such activities as well as answering general questions about Donousa. Asterias House is committed to protecting the environment by using energy efficient light bulbs, solar water heaters and implementing a dual flush system in an effort to cut down on water usage.
However you decide to fill your day, returning back to a cosy yet spacious room is the perfect way to wind down for the evening. Most rooms accommodate 2-3 persons with some allowing four guests and feature one double bed or two singles as well as their own bathroom and storage facilities. LCD TVs, air conditioning and a fully equipped kitchenette, including a mini-fridge, coffee maker, small oven and hot plate as well as dishes and utensils, give you the option of preparing and enjoying a meal within the comfort of your own studio. Furnished with a table and chairs inside and outside on your balcony, Asterias House is a great place to gather around with friends. Additionally, two of the studios offer fireplaces and sofas, adding an extra intimate aesthetic.
Asterias House offers its guests other added touches of hospitality, such as hairdryers, the use of an iron and ironing board (on request) as well as transportation to and from the port. Though committed to efforts to protect the island’s wildlife, pets are not allowed within the premises.
Whether you come looking for relaxation or adventure, Asterias House is certainly the perfect base for discovering each of the many hidden treasures the remote island has to offer.