Lithies traditional homes in Firostefani - Santorini
Welcome to Lithies Traditional Homes on the majestic island of Santorini! The Skarpathiotis Family has spent years designing and remodeling these homes using their passion and knowledge of Santorini. Each home has been custom decorated by, Anita Skarpathiotis, an art historian, and features first class amenities to provide guests with ample convenience. Ideal for both couples and families, the Lithies homes are flexible; larger parties may rent multiple homes to enjoy a piece of the island exclusively by themselves!
Nestled in scenic Firostefani, the Lithiés homes reside 1400ft above sea level under the gaze of the marvelous Aegean sun. Firostefani is one of the finest examples of Mediterranean vernacular, embracing a spectacular natural landscape. In this magnificent architectural scenography, the Lithiés houses grapple onto the long sloping lines of the majestic cliff of the caldera, articulating a composition of white structures against the black volcanic rock. A ten minute walk from the main town of Fira and a 15 minute drive from the airport, Firostefani provides guests with an elegant setting that is also convenient
The term Lithiés (pronounced lee-thee-és) is a convention of the Nobel laureate poet, Odysseas Elytis. It reflects upon the way in which, since antiquity, celestial bodies and atmospheric phenomena have attained a mythical dimension amidst the brilliant pattern of color and light which adorns the splendor of Santorini. The mystery of dawn and sunset, the wind and clouds have helped to form the genius loci, the pervading spirit of a place. The Lithiés homes capture the spirit of the island, echoing the poetic verse “dry stone walls (the Greek word "lithiés") and sea waves hand in hand” from Elytis’ The Axion Esti.