At a settlement called St. George in Armeni lays a renovated old mansion. It has been renovated with great enthusiasm and a lot of personal work. In the old times the mansion was a rest station and served as a hiding place (a hideout) for George Pentheroudakis (aka Tsakalos), a martyr and hero of the struggle against the Turks.
His brother, Manolis, had moved there from the nearby village Koumi the origin of his wife. A special feature of the mansions of this period was the possibility of escape through a tunnel built in a low height (50-60 cm) which through the neighboring courtyards led to freedom.
The mansions of this period form a single complex with common walls (partitions), inner courtyards with high stone fences, arches and inner chambers (lofts). They are built with natural materials (stone, clay, wood, iron). The artisans of the era carved the stones with great care. Stones as a building material were in abundance in the area.
The same materials were used for the renovation of the mansion without changing the philosophy and functionality of the building. Then, with a lot of effort and passion the decoration of the mansion was completed with original furniture from that era .The perfect combination of furniture and building helps the visitor visualize earlier times in that period bloom.
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