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Hotel, Rethymno

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Less is more in our case; as the need for striping off contemporary excess and replacing it with balance and equilibrium, becomes nowadays more imperative than ever. In fact it is the actual story of the place that has inspired and shaped its current day manifestation. Once a thriving, sustainable community of 50 inhabitants centered around a prolific olive mill, Kapsaliana in Rethymnon, Crete eventually atrophies; until architect Myron Toupoyannis discovers it, falls in love and decides to give it the kiss of life.

Drawing inspiration from the very principles that guided existence at Kapsaliana since time immemorial-respect of nature and fellow human beings, autonomy, sustainability and collaboration-Kapsaliana, was transformed into a unique complex of suites in Crete, blending balance with indulgence.