Santorini, the most mythical and striking of all the Greek islands, is one of the top 10 destinations in Greece. It’s not surprising that so many travellers are drawn to its dramatic beauty, some even choose to exchange lifetime vows there.
Unlike most rental properties in Santorini, this magnificent 250m2 villa is located in the most unspoilt village on the island- ‘Mesa Gonia.’ ‘Episkopis Gonia,’ as it is also called, dates to the 17th century and is the site of the oldest Byzantine Church on the island, built in the 12th century. The EU has designated the village as a ‘traditional settlement’ to preserve its distinct character. While within easy reach of Fira (the capital) and Camari, with its beautiful black sandy beach, its serene setting provides both the privacy and tranquility while giving a taste of traditional Greek island village life as it was 50 years ago. Local wineries provide delightful wine tasting. There is also a charming open air cinema within walking distance.
Photos and Description of this Santorini holiday villa
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps up to 12 persons
Unlike most rental properties in Santorini, this magnificent 250m2 villa is located in the most unspoilt village on the island – ‘Mesa Gonia’, designated as a ‘traditional settlement’ by the European Union. Estimated to be 300-400 years old, the property consists of 2 (two) separate units: the Main House which provides sophisticated yet comfortable accommodation for up to 8 (eight) persons and a charming 3-room Studio House, featuring an unusual, enchanting, red-stone, domed bedroom. Both have been architecturally restored and reinterpreted from the original ruins, retaining the most striking elements of the unique architectural style of Santorini while introducing more modern features such as a domed skylight in the living area, sunken bathtub in the master bath, and the convenience of a modern, spacious, fully-equipped kitchen. Both units can be rented either separately or together
The property-Main House left, Studio House right
living area Main House
Main house loft bedroom
Kitchen facilities Main House
Master Bedroom bathroom
Master bedroom staircase to loft bedroom
Main House 2nd bedroom
Main House 2nd bathroom
Main House- Living area towards loft bedroom
Exterior Studio House & Patio
Studio cottage interior
Studio-unique ‘bakery-oven’ bedroom
Main House rear patio with view of mountain
Front terrace- sea view
front terrace- village view
Nearest Airport : Santorini Airport at 2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry : Athinios at 5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach : beach at 1 Kilometres
MAIN HOUSE accommondates 6 persons. Each additional person (up to 2) +15% (Total 8 maximum.)
STUDIO HOUSE accommondates 2 – 4 persons
Rates for Studio House available upon request
Discounts given for stays more than 14 days.( Main House).25 %damage deposit required.
MAIN HOUSE or STUDIO HOUSE can be rented either together or separately
Kitchen: freezer, fridge, washing machine, oven, 4 ring stove
Living Room: sofabed, comfy seating for 12 people
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Bathroom 1 – Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bath (no shower), Master suite- Main House
Bathroom 2 – Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Main House
Bathroom 3 – Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Studio House
# 1 Located in Master Suite area – large bathroom with spacious shower and sunken bathtub looking out into back courtyard.#2 ‘cave’ bathroom (3/4 bath) designed in Cycladic hues and finished in a distinctive, traditional technique similar to Venetian plaster. Literally dug out of the hillside, with separate toilet area. #3 located in Studio House (cottage)
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Bedroom 1 – 1 Large Double Bed, Spacious master suite w/loft bedroom
Bedroom 2 – 1 Large Double Bed, built-in queen w/adjacent bath
MAIN HOUSE – Sleeps maximum 8 * Master suite comprised of romantic loft bedroom, sitting area and magnificent bath which features double sink, full shower and sunken bathtub enclosed in mirrored glass, looking out onto back courtyard. * Cozy double bedroom with adjacent, bathroom. STUDIO HOUSE – sleeps maximum 4 * Unusual, enchanting, red-stone, domed bedroom which originally served as the bakery oven of the village. * Two steps up from the ‘bakery’ bedroom is a 3/4 bath with village views.
. Entertainment: audio tape player, stereo system, TV, radio, DVD, books – fiction/non-fiction, video player, CD
Notes: MAIN HOUSE: * Sophisticated yet comfortable accommodation for up to 8 (eight) persons. * Dramatic domed-ceiling, living/entertainment area with skylight (magnificent acoustics for music lovers!) and access to both outdoor terraces. *Multiple seating areas with built-in beds can also serve as sleeping accommodation for up to 4 (four) people. * Spacious, fully-equipped, gourmet kitchen overlooking front terrace – includes all appliances, washing machine, and informal seating area. * Expansive terrace offering a sweeping view of the village and the legendary Aegean. Outdoor seating for small or large groups – ideal for entertaining. * Large back patio for private secluded moments.* Convenient road access and parking.
STUDIO HOUSE – can sleep up to 4 persons – built-in sofa beds(2) in living area. Kitchenette. Access to front terrace.