Pyrgos Ralli

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The Estate gets its name from “Pyrgos Ralli” or “Chateau Ralli”, a timeless landmark in Aegina, majestically positioned amidst a breathtaking bay. Overlooking the sea, it offers panoramic views of Aegina’s stunning sunsets and the ancient ruins of the Temple of Apollo, known as “Kolona”. Constructed around 1890 by Telemachos Rallis, the great grand-uncle of the current owner, the chateau reflects the trend of its era, attracting prominent Athenians to the island to create grand holiday residences.

Enduring numerous challenges, including seizure during World War II and periods of exile, “Pyrgos Ralli” has retained its grandeur and historical significance. Influenced by the neo-gothic architectural style prevalent in England, legend has it that Rallis was inspired by a picture from his travels. Constructed over several years using local Aegina stone, known as “pouri”, the chateau boasts intricate frescoes adorning its walls, ceilings, and floors, drawing from ancient Greek motifs, with rich hues of deep red prevailing.

Nestled within a lush garden teeming with olive, lemon, and fig trees, alongside vibrant flowers, “Pyrgos Ralli” has served as a cherished holiday retreat for five generations of the Ralli family. Today, this esteemed estate welcomes guests at its guesthouse and offers its enchanting surroundings as a venue for weddings and other special events, holding official recognition as a “Historical Monument and Work of Art” bestowed by the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Chateau Ralli Tales
"Beautiful, peaceful and comfortable. It was super clean, tidy and comfortable. The owner was so very helpful and kind"
Trini, UK
“Peaceful. The hostess is very polite and friendly. She will come out of her way to assist you and make you feel like home. The location is great”.
Lito, Greece
“Clean, comfortable and with excellent taste both in the exterior and in the interior. The location, near the harbor, is very quiet. Our hostess honored the term hospitality, helpful smiling and always willing to assist. We will definitely come back!”
Georgia, Greece