The name "Anthea"...
...is from the Greek "Antheia" derived from "anthos" meaning flower blossom.
So "Anthea" means "flowery".
Used in the classical period as a byname of the goddess Hera at Argos, but as a modern given name it was reinvented by English 17th century poets to symbolize spring.
In Pyrgos, the highest village on the island of Santorini, in the "Exo Platia", you will find two guest houses (Hibiscus and Jasmine) belonging to the renovated home, originally built by our great-grandfather Ioannis Saliveros, which date from the 19th century.
The name "Anthea", was inspired by the garden of properties which is filled with hibiscus and the pomegranate tree.
The guesthouses are furnished with traditional, handmade furniture created by the well-know craftsman Lefteris Melichourtis.
Under the vaulted ceiling of the mansion, stretches an elaborate mosaic carpet, made of pebbles which leads to the door of the central guesthouse. Its living room, which is a small cosy place, is in the centre with the bedroom, the kitchen and bathroom leading off from it. This guesthouse (Jasmine) is harmonious and peaceful. It is suitable for a long stay as it has a fully equipped kitchen containing an electric cooker with an oven and washing machine. It sleeps up to three people.
In our second guesthouse (Hibiscus), there are colour shades of hibiscus flower around. On the upstairs floor there is a bedroom and on the ground floor a small living room with a kitchen and bathroom. This guesthouse also sleeps up to three people. It is particularly atmospheric with a fresh and youthful feeling and would be suitable for younger people.
Both guesthouses are surrounded by two more other family-owned houses, which are also built in a similar traditional style.