The written history starts from the start of the Turkish occupation. Earlier history is established through excavations. During the Turkish occupation, Omer Bey, who later became the Pasha of Evia, was the owner of the Estate. It was then called The Pashas Gardens.
Following the liberation of the island around 1835 the property was purchased by Ioannis Paparrigopoulos, Vice-Consul of Russia in Karystos and Chamberlain under King George the 1st of Greece.
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Montofoli has hosted important personalities. King Otto of Greece was received here during his visit to Karystos in 1841, for the purpose of donating the plan of todays Karystos City.
In 1877, his son Michalis Paparrigopoulos, sold the property to Ioannis Konstantinides, a merchant from Alexandria, Egypt. Konstantinides preserved it in a perfect condition, cultivating oranges, tangerines and lemons. The estate was mentioned in numerous tourist guides.