G. Kyriazis and partners
Sifnos 'Elies' Resorts was completed in 2004 and is located at 'Vathy', a small seaside settlement at the sourhern part of the village of Samos. The aim was to design the complex as an extension of the small local settlement. Two small units with eighteen luxury rooms each, six independent apartments right by the complex pool, and ten bungalows with private swimming pools and with a panoramic view to the gulf, form the core of the project, with a total accommodation capacity of 80 beds and supported with the necessary reception areas, restaurants, a fully equipped spa and the auxiliary spaces, which must exist in a luxury ﬁve star hotel. The pivot of the planning for the complex, covering a total area of 4135 sq.m., was the adaptation of the architectural proposal to the interpretation and reproduction of typological and morphological characteristics of the architecture of Cyclades concerning the planning of building volumes, access planning and surrounding spaces for the above units. The clear lines of the volumes determine and clearly outline the character of the hotel. Here the buildings are one-storeyed, so that the total may form a natural extension of the existing settlement. Paved roads and small squares form integral parts of this composition. The hotel’s outdoor spaces are all shaded by means of inspired ligh constrstructions. The ecological character of the building is stressed with the exploitation of solar energy, used for the needs of the hotel.