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Building history

BUILDING "DREAMS"

Dreams was a family house for more than nine generations.
Converting it into a bar began in 2002 using traditional
"Lindian" building techniques.

The hoklaki flooring
Note: Click on photos to see in full size

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1. Laying the "asvesti" (Slow drying cement).

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2. The design is drawn into the
asvesti.
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3. The black stones are placed first,
followed by the white stones.
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4. Placing the stones one by one
"Truly a dying art".
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5. Finally when the asvesti is almost dry the stones are flattened with a hand made "Patoury".
The most important part of the stone laying.

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6. Every design needs
about a day to finish.
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Tota who oversaw all the renovations worked hard with Barry,
a british "local" artist to find the right style for Dreams.

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Barry hand painting the bar panels
using museum copies as a guide.

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No one seems to know how or why
ceiling painting started.
It was considered a sign of wealth.
Once again Tota and Barry created the
fantastic hand painted ceiling.

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Converting the roofs into what are now some of the
mot comfortable and relaxing garden terraces
in Lindos was yet another challenge.

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With there panoramic views, the fountain gently tinkling
in the background and your expertly made cocktail,
The Dream Team is sure you will agree with them
that it was worth the effort.

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Dreams - More Than a Bar

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