This is the core of the initial 18th century structure around which the five luxury houses of The Tsitouras Collection have been built. The name derives from the collection of beautifully framed portraits gracing its walls, alongside oil paintings and engravings of philhellenic subjects. The specially designed furniture, although modern, blends in beautifully with the various Tsitouras Collection pieces.
These include: two large tables consisting of wood and bronze bases and heavy polygonal marble tops; a 19th century wooden baptismal font which has become a marvellous coffee table; an old console, and two superb chests from Mytilene.
The decorative objects have been selected with great care and superb taste: two elaborate 19th century candelabra, antique mirrors in gilt frames, Russian icons, ancient oil lamps, carved wooden cherubs and other gilt pieces from an icon screen, bust of Sappho by an Italian sculptor.
The House of Portraits is characterised by a mysterious, dream-like quality with haunting echoes of past lovers.