The forgotten village on top of the world

ABOUT Milia's house  imageABOUT Milia's house  image
Nestled atop mount Niritos, the tallest mountain in Ithaca, lies the village of Anogi. The name "Anogi" itself aptly means "on top of the world" and its remote site was specifically chosen to insulate the village from pirate raids, which were common in the late 16th century. The old lookout point of "Koursari" on the road to Vathi, with its breathtaking views of the southern part of the island, still serves as a reminder of those days. The village Is so well insulated, that today it appears to have been lost in time, offering a rare glimpse into a different world, untouched by the rapid development which has changed the surrounding islands and villages.

Milia's house was built in Anogi after the "great earthquake" of 1953 by my grandmother, Milia Paizes, using, where possible, materials that were salvaged from the ruins of her previous home. Much of the furniture in Milia's house predates the earthquake and has been passed down the generations. Milia was one of the kindest, gentlest, most hospitable people I have ever known. As a young boy I spent three summers at Milia's house with my family and those days remain etched in my mind as some of the most carefree and happy days of my life.

Our company, Milia's Place, was founded with a view to introducing other families to the village of Anogi and the magic that stirs there. It's rustic charm stands in contrast to the magnificence of its natural surroundings. It's history reveals itself slowly to those who walk its winding footpaths. Some will take you past the remains of old houses, windmills and Byzantine churches that once bustled with life. Others will lead you to remote beaches whose crystal clear waters await you. Yet others will take you to the very top of the island, where you can behold its natural beauty from on high. All of them will lead you on a spiritual journey which will enrich and reinvigorate your soul and mind. And it is my hope that, like me, you will remember Anogi and Milia's house forever.

Single level home for up to 4 guests (no internal stairs) 

1 bedroom  with luxurious double bed 

1 full bathroom (toilet, basin, shower with hydro massage shower column)  

1 Open plan full kitchen 

Lounge with plush corner lounge suite (can be set up as a spacious and comfortable double bed)  


Patio area  (x2) 

Private pool 


Private parking spaces (x 2 - outside of fenced property)   

Cleaning can be arranged during stay with advance notice and for an extra charge.  


Lounge with corner lounge suite (can be set up as a comfortable and spacious double bed) 2 x Smart TVs (LG 4K 50 inch in lounge and LG 4K 43 inch in bedroom) Sound system - LG sound bar with bluetooth in lounge Games console (PS4 and 2 controllers) Wifi Kitchen Dishes and cutlery, basic pots and pans, glasses, bottle opener (cork remover), wine glasses, espresso cups, mugs, etc. Coffee maker (Nespresso and Aeroccino milk frother) Fridge/Freezer Hot water kettle Microwave Oven Stove / OVen Toaster Popcorn machine Multi purpose mini food processor Air fryer


Private Pool Garden Sun loungers and umbrella Outdoor furniture Patio and balcony 2 x parking spaces


Mosquito nets on all windows Room-darkening external traditional shutters Air conditioning (1 central unit in lounge/kitchen area) Ceiling fan (in bedroom) Portable fan Full bathroom (basin, toilet, shower column with aqua massage) Towels (full body, hand and face towels) Hair dryer Free street parking Single level home (no internal stairs) Cleaning available during stay on request Pantry Washing machine Bed linens Clothing storage Drying rack for clothing Hangers Iron Extra pillows and blankets


Off peak: May - June 180 - 200 euro per night
Peak : July - August: 220 - 250 euro per night
Off peak: September - October: 200 - 180 euro per night

Maximum of 4 occupants.

Please feel free to contact us about any special offers we have throughout the year.
Transfers from Ithaca's Ports can be arranged with advance notice and for an extra charge.

To request a booking please use the contact us section to send an email or call us. 
  • Anogi, Ithaca, Greece, TK 283 00

ΝΗΡΙΤΟΣ Ι.Κ.Ε. / ΤΣΗ ΜΗΛΙΑΣ NIRITOS P.C. / Milia's Place Ανωγή Ιθάκη / Anogi Ithaki Αρ. Γ.Ε.ΜΗ/ Company registration number: 160782134000 ΑΦΜ / Tax ID No. 801647700

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