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Irene's House

3.0 out of 5.0

Irene's House

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband and I had a wonderful few days in Irene's house in Olympus on the island of Karpathos. The home is a traditional Greek house with modern conveniences. It is centrally located in the village. The residents of Olympus are extremely friendly and generous and we enjoyed spending time with them and learning about the village and area. Irene was extremely obliging and helpful and met us on arrival and departure from the house. There are great beaches nearby, as well as lots of hiking routes. The area is extremely scenic. We hope to visit again one day and certainly will stay at Irene's again. We highly recommend it for a few days of R & R!

I consider myself incredibly lucky and privileged to have been able to stay at Irene's House! She's done a great job of retaining the beautiful traditional aspects of the Karpathian home while updating the structure in a very high end fashion. Its central location in the village makes it so easy to connect with the incredibly kind and friendly folks who welcomed me with such sincere goodwill. This is what travel is really all about! Oh, if only my house were as clean and tastefully decorated!

Irene's house is in a very nice position in the Olymbos village. We totally fell in love with its traditional decor. It has two floors, small but comfortable. Beautiful view from the balcony, you could watch the sunrise. Bed was fantastic! Had a lovely sleep! Felt like i was visiting my grandma. Everything was so cute and cosy. Kitchen was so well equipped. Olymbos village is very small so nothing is far. The famous Milos taverna is less than 10min away and few minutes away from the traditional café Kriti. Go, you will meet so many nice people...

We loved the traditional feeling of the house with its soufah bed and the location in the middle of old style Olympus. Well equipped kitchen. The small modern bathroom is perfectly functional - although I would enjoy a glass door on the shower instead of the plastic curtain. Perfect for two people. Welcome mail with all necessary information about the house. Ideal base for hiking in the beautiful northern part of the island. We stayed 5 nights and thought it to be just the right duration. Traditional Olympos is lovely as soon as the day tourists have left in the afternoon. We chatted with half the villagers. Take your time to enjoy the slow pace of the village life.

Our 3 nights stay in Olympos was just fantastic! What a town! And what kind people we met! Please don't only visit Olympos during daytime, but stay there some nights to get the atmosphere when all the other tourists have left the town! We did and it was great! Olympos don't have much high quality accommodation, but we rented Irene's House and that was a very good choice. Unfortunately Irene her self was in Athens with a broken leg! But we got all the information we need from her via mail/FB. The house is in the main street. Upstairs is a kitchen area and a sitting room with a balcony with beautiful view. We loved this sitting room. Everything was clean. Irene's house is an old traditional house where everything is very nice and of good quality. The price was also very affordable. Please book Irene's house when visiting Northern Karpathos.

This house is something else. It has been beautifully and tastefully restored with the benefits of modern living cleverly incorporated. Irene has thought of everything to make your short or long stay comfortable. Not being able to take a car into the Village you leave your vehicle in the car park at the edge of the village. Thankfully Irene’s house is close so not too difficult to carry cases etc. Within seconds of opening the house front door, the locals welcome you like long lost family. Olympos is a special village and staying in Irene’s house makes you feel you belong there.

Fantastic stay in a very nice renovated traditional house in Olympos. Every thing you need is present. Especially the soufa is very nice. And really an experience to sleep in it. The house is in the centre of Olympos. Still a real traditional village in the northern part of Karpathos. Olympos is a great stay to make beautiful walks and the view there is also splendid. If we would visit Olympos for a second time we again would choose for Irene's House. It's really recommended!

This was fantastic experience to stay there. Olympos is a village which I would highly recommend to visit, if you want to get a sense of traditional Greece how it used to be before mass tourism developed on the island. You will have to stay there over night, however, to fully appreciate this different world. Irene's House is located in the very center of the settlement. It is a traditional building with traditional interior. Absolutely fascinating. I never experienced something similar in Greece. At the same time you get all amenities you possibly need or would expect to have in such a place.

Ένας παραδοσιακός ξενώνας στον κεντρικό δρόμο του υπέροχου αυτού χωριού που σε ταξιδεύει μεθυστικά πίσω στον χρόνο. Η παράδοση ζωντανή σε κάθε λεπτομέρεια και η αίσθηση που σου δίνει είναι πως γίνεσαι και συ σαν επισκέπτης μέρος της. RECOMMENDED...!!!!!👌🏿

Olimpos non è solo da vedere; o meglio, di giorno vedi un paesino particolare, abbarbicato alla roccia, stradine strettissime, pulite ed imbiancate di fresco, (paese che le botteghe di cianfrusaglie per turisti hanno trasformato in un mercatino di Natale perenne); di notte, poche luci, rimangono gli abitanti, qualche trattoria e quei pochissimi turisti che hanno affittato casa. Una favola. Come è una favola "Irene' s House, centrale, ben tenuta, ben arredata, zona notte e bagno giù, zona giorno su ed Irene che si fa in 4 per risolverti i problemi. Provate gente provate !!

Main Street Karpathos

This vacation home places you 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Port of Diafani and 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Diafani Beach. The 3-star vacation home includes a kitchen, a furnished balcony, and a sofa bed.


The vacation home features a kitchen and a furnished balcony. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a washer/dryer, a sofa bed, and a coffee maker. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Free offsite parking is available if you drive.

Room options

Traditional House

Twin 3 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

100.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 17 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.