Selected among the 100 best villas in the world, the Argentikon is a perfect example of medieval, Genoese architecture in the Levant. Located in a lovely plain (Kambos) on the rich, green island of Chios in the northern Aegean, the Argentikon was built in the 16th century by the Argenti family.
Step through the elaborate bronze and copper doors into a timeless world of noble tranquillity. Exquisite, Ligurian gardens unfold before your eyes where you expect to hear the sound of a carriage or horses returning from the hunt. Hundreds of multicoloured, old, rose trees surround olive groves and plantations of orange trees. Walking paths with arcades, flowers, benches and birds spark the imagination to an era when nature was cultivated by artistry. Two beautiful wells with fountains are a tribute to a past method of irrigation. The estate consists of four residences (family members lived on the estate in private quarters) where the luxury suites are located; the main palazzo was built in 1550.
Each suite is uniquely individual embracing the style and furniture of the period, with fireplace, chandelier and lovely appointments. The restaurant is in a class of its own with gourmet cuisine using only the freshest local ingredients and the finest products from around the world. The Argentikon combines old world craftsmanship with 21st century amenities for a rare experience to share the life and times of the nobility in the Middle Ages in Greece.