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THE ROCK

A rock that breathes.
A live rock.

This is how I felt when, passing through the tall stone wall of the yard, I saw the building that stood there for more than 150 years. I could not believe that it dominated the place proudly for such a long time the same way I could not imagine how it would turn into an art gallery. But it is always the wildest dreams that make you want to struggle and fly as well. This is what it used to be and this is how still is.

Live, wonderful, enhancing, powerful and imposing; an old mansion, a castle house. This is how they call all these old buildings surrounded by high walls that enclose all the dwellings needed at that time; the dominating main house, the wine-press, the warehouses, the oven and many other auxiliary rooms. A poem made of stone.

Sat on a very old stone bench, I was thinking of the children that used to play in these ideal hidings. Enchanted by all these images, with a strong desire to disappear into the hot stone like a lizard, with a strong desire to get absorbed by this Doric stone, I heard Andreas’ voice like a thunder into my mind.

“Why not making a museum out of it?”

So loudly I thought that if there is a place that can host a Xotaris’ thoughts and experiences, then this is the one.

Ever since we had to fight with our ideas of how we could make this ideal place, magical in the game it played with time – the great sculptor, leaving him to set off its beauty, wear its Sunday best, how this stone that seemed to be left there by angels hands could turn into an art gallery, safe and beautiful; able to live to eternity.

So, I answered Andreas: “Let’s do it. Let’s do it together.”

Let yourself wander through the pictures of this magical image theater. Older and more recent photos that shall make you feel part of its magic as well as to confirm that what was built, it was built correctly. With a simple, severe beauty.

An art gallery for artists and students to meet together. A place for visitors and collectors to admire. A treasurer of a beautiful collection.

This will be the shell, the crypt where art shall get armed against bad taste and every day life.

Enjoy it and feel free to send us your ideas.


  • Somewhere back in time....

    Somewhere back in time....

  • Doric stone elements.

    Doric stone elements.

  • Tired but proud.

    Tired but proud.

  • Inprisoned arch.

    Inprisoned arch.

  • Inprisoned arch.

    Inprisoned arch.

  • Gates, perennial columns.

    Gates, perennial columns.

  • Glorius walls.

    Glorius walls.

  • The old winery.

    The old winery.

  • Renovation of gallery.

    Renovation of gallery.

  • The gate that connects the garden with the winery.

    The gate that connects the garden with the winery.

  • The garden.

    The garden.

  • Winery-gallery from the garden.

    Winery-gallery from the garden.

  • Renovation

    Renovation

  • The outisde wall.

    The outisde wall.

  • Restoration of the arch and inside space.

    Restoration of the arch and inside space.

  • The headers of the external gate.

    The headers of the external gate.

  • Restoration of the roof.

    Restoration of the roof.

  • Placing the wooden beams of the roof

    Placing the wooden beams of the roof

  • Placing the round header of the roof.

    Placing the round header of the roof.

  • The arch and the wooden beams of the roof.

    The arch and the wooden beams of the roof.

  • The intermediate wooden beams of the first floor.

    The intermediate wooden beams of the first floor.

  • Inside the gallery.

    Inside the gallery.

  • The outside stone wall of the gallery.

    The outside stone wall of the gallery.

  • The roof.

    The roof.

  • Planted stone steps entering the garden from the old gate.

    Planted stone steps entering the garden from the old gate.

  • The arch and the wooden ceiling of the first floor.

    The arch and the wooden ceiling of the first floor.

  • The stone gallery from the garden.

    The stone gallery from the garden.

  • Gallery internal view.

    Gallery internal view.

  • Gallery internal view.

    Gallery internal view.

  • Gallery internal view.

    Gallery internal view.

  • Placing the staircase.

    Placing the staircase.

  • Building the atrium.

    Building the atrium.

  • Gallery and the atrium.

    Gallery and the atrium.

  • Gallery and the atrium, "Monastiriakon"

    Gallery and the atrium, "Monastiriakon"

  • Almost ready.

    Almost ready.

  • Wearing her wedding. Gallery and atrium. The green yard and the roses.

    Wearing her wedding. Gallery and atrium. The green yard and the roses.

  • Ready to cross the gate , passing in the gallery-museum.

    Ready to cross the gate , passing in the gallery-museum.




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