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The building was built at the end of the 19th century, and its journey through time is closely related to the history of Oia itself. It is located at the area of “Sideras” in Oia, a neighbourhood where local rich ship owners and captains built their houses, today known as the famous “Captain Houses”. On the other side of the village, crews and farmers used to live in cave houses. Through their travels around the world, captains, being impressed and influenced by international architecture, tried to imitate different styles, and created a unique one of their own. The facade of the buildings were austere, with window and door frames made by the local red stone “pori”. The shape of the ceilings was in a monastery dome style, mainly influenced by Venetian architecture.

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