The History


Glafkos, in ancient mythology, is described as a human from the waist up and a fish from the waist down (a merman). According to the ancient myths , Glafkos is the protector of seafarers, as happened with Jason’s ship in the Argonautic venture when sailing through a very dangerous passage, between Scylla and Charibdis (see Philostratus of Lemnios “Glafkos Pontios”). Nearby there is a place called “Glafkos Jump” where according to the ancient traveler Pausanias, Glafkos tried in vain to jump into the sea in order to commit suicide because of him being tired of his immortality. His name means “Light Blue the Seafarer”, which represents the blue color of the Greek sky when it is reflected on the surface of the Greek sea waters.

Obviously, this myth is associated to the fact that habitants of ancient Anthedona had a close relationship with the sea and in Homer’s years many of them were divers who fished “haustellum brandaris or “Porfires” (in Greek) shells from which porpura, a dark red color was produced, and materials were in those days dyed in.

It was impossible not to take into consideration all the above in order to build the house which is not separated from the sea and the beach with any artificial element (road or compound) but is a continuation of it. The occupants of this house stand on land while their feet are wet by the sea, just like imaging happened to Glafkos Pontios when he once stood there. Even to today, the beach at that point, cannot be accessed but only through the lot of the house. Rarely will you see anyone walking by since the morphology of the coast is not approachable. However, in any case the house provides and has configured a private beach on the lot with environmentally-friendly structures (an outdoor barbeque, a sink, a shower and a small storage place for swim stuff).