The old days
In the early days, The Pumphouse was used by the people of Acharavi as an all-purpose stop—bar, club, music hall, restaurant—because it was literally the only public house operating in Acharavi. Begun as a traditional cafenion in 1961, long before tourism came to Acharavi, the Pumphouse served the local citizens of Acharavi by opening its doors as a cinema, a market, and a meeting place.
The Pumphouse draws its name from the fact that it is located directly opposite from where the village water pump was located, and where all the villagers once came to draw their water
In 1978, the Pumphouse began to operate as a full service restaurant, and in 1986 it was bought by the George and Spiros Salvanos family, who has owned it ever since. In 1996, a dramatic expansion and renovation was undertaken, with the building of the present-day bar and an expansion of the interior and the exterior dining areas.