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- About The Experience
With a marvelous view overlooking a quaint Greek village, this Santorini villa for rent is the perfect setting for an authentic island holiday. Enjoy the aesthetic delights of this traditional home, relax on a terrace in the sun, or venture down the footpath into the village for a taste of the local gastronomic delights. If you're up for some more action, hop in the complimentary rental car you'll get with this Santorini accommodation and drive to Fira, just a few minutes away. Go shopping, eat out, and then return to this villa on Santorini for a good night's rest. After all, in the morning you'll want to head out exploring again!
- Location Description
A winding footpath leads from this villa to Megalochori, a quiet, traditional village on an eastward-facing slope. This village is the center of the island's wine production industry, so it's a great area to be if you like to go tasting. The main square is host to a couple of tavernas for eating out in local style. It is about 10 km away from Fira, the cliff-side town looking into the heart of the Caldera. One of Greece's most popular islands, Santorini has a fascinating geological history, as it is of volcanic origin. Throughout recorded history, parts of the island have dropped into the sea, while new islands have suddenly appeared off the coast! The island forms a crescent around the "Caldera," or cauldron-- the collapsed center of the volcano. It is an enviable view! Fira is the capital of the island, host to the Archaeological Museum. Its main streets are filled with shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. That's right... Santorini is also famous for its thriving nightlife! Your choices for activities are almost endless... you can relax on red and black sand beaches, take a boat around the islands, hike around the cliffs, go shopping, or even take a ferry to other islands in the area.
- Exterior Description
This mansion is situated on a hilltop, overlooking vineyards and the quaint village of Megalochori, with the sparking Aegean in the distance. The entrance to the villa is through a private courtyard, hand-laid by a local craftsman in the traditional 'Plakoto' cobblestone style. The upper floor features several large terraces with outdoor dining space, a private swimming pool, and wonderful views over the area.
- Interior Description
This villa is divided into two independent living areas, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor, connected by an exterior flight of stone stairs.
Ground Floor: On the ground floor a barn door leads you into a compact kitchen with an oven plate, and coffee maker. The intimate dining room leads into the traditionally styled living area, with barn doors leading out into the courtyard. An archway from the kitchen leads you into the magnificent master bedroom with a 180 cm king-size bed and domed ceiling. The extravagant ensuite bathroom features a tub and separate shower. Original wooden doors lead into the comfortable second bedroom, which has a 140 cm standard double bed (cozy for two), and an ensuite bathroom.
First Floor: The upper floor of this villa offers large terraces, perfect for outside dining, with panoramic views of the surrounding area. The original wooden floors have been restored and the many windows allows for a bright and airy feel to the interior. The cleverly designed open-plan kitchen (oven and coffee maker) and a well appointed living area allow for casual entertaining. The bedroom, with a 160 cm queen-size bed, boasts views overlooking the vineyards to one side and the Aegean to the other. A dressing room leads into the spacious bathroom with a tub and separate WC.
- Features Description
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
- Cook Service: Upon request
- Pre-Stocked Villa: Upon request
- Transfer Service: Upon request
- Private Tour Guide: Upon request
- Private Masseuse: Upon request
- Though common in Greece, 140 cm standard double beds are considered small by some Americans.
- The two floors are connected by exterior stone stairs.
- A guide will meet you at the port or airport with your car and show you the way to your villa.
- Housekeeping is provided daily.
Features and Amenities
- Outside Area - Private
- Pool Towels
- Swimming Pool - Private
- DVD player
- TV - Local Channels Only
- Air Conditioning - Partial House
- Concierge Service Available - Extra Cost
- Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
- Housekeeping - Included
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Peace and Quiet
So much more than we expected! Our villa was an oasis nestled above the old world traditional Greek residential village of Melachiori in the center of the island of Santorini. The three bedrooms and full bathrooms, especially shower structures, were over-sized and very private within the structure of our one home. Three couples and more can easily share this villa. Bathrooms
are huge. Kitchen areas are adequate. The outside courtyard and pool area and other nooks and crannies are extensive. The housekeeper daily was necessary due to the Greek plumbing issues as well as general daily pick up. The villagers were so friendly and helpful as we visited their restaurants and stores daily. Lovely setting!
The location on the island of Santorini. By car, very accessible to the entire island. The village we stayed in was charming, its locals and their neighborhood which we meandered through in the mornings as we walked to the best bakery up the hill.
The abundance of cats that live and roam in the village and visit the villa daily.
Also, there were issues in the one bedroom bath area with bath water temperature.
We loved exploring all of the island. There are great beaches, tourist attractions, the restaurants, the historical sites, the views as we navigated around this windy volcanic island.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Nothing is within walking distance of the village. Driving is easy. Lots of signs and easily navigated. The islanders are very friendly and helpful. Getting lost was part of the adventure!
Tips or Restaurants:
The restaurants just below the villa are fabulous, fresh, fun with live music and conversation nightly. I would highly recommend the restaurants at the boating and fishing port.The seafood is fresh out of the water and reasonably priced.
Hire a driver to collect you upon arrival to the airport. Rent your car and follow the map. Getting lost is part of the adventure and then you become so familiar with the island you feel like a native.
Check In Out:
Jackie from the villa rental agency met us at the door upon arrival and departure from the villa. She made herself available throughout our stay if we needed her assistance in any way. Nothing to it!