Villas & Mansions of Santorini Island
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily housekeeping
- Round-trip airport or port transfers are included in the rate for stays from April through October
- Beach and pool towels are provided
- All properties are located in the pretty, off-the-beaten-track village of Megalochori
- Villas sleep from two to 10 guests and all offer secluded cobblestone courtyards
- All villas (except Afroditi House) feature a private pool
- READ MORE: A vacation guide to the Greek Islands
What To Know
- There are no caldera views from here, though you can walk to them in less than 10 minutes following a path near the villas
- There are two parking lots in Megalochori
- All rates are based on two people, additional fees apply for extra guests (see Details tab for more information)
- WiFi is free
- Megalochori is located in the lesser-traveled inland area of Santorini
- Breakfast is an additional $12 (€10) per day for adults 12 and over and $10 (€8) for children
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In the heart of the village, Afroditi House is a traditional Santorini-style home cut from soft pumice stone from the Megalochori hills. The three whitewashed rooms can be booked individually and feature vaulted ceilings, arches and subtle Moroccan touches like lanterns and throw pillows. Guests have access to a secluded cobblestone courtyard.
Sleeps: Two (per room)
Bed Type: One Double
This former winery and cellar once produced Santorini’s famous sweet wine, Vinsanto and has been transformed into a cozy hideaway that sleeps just two people. As the name implies, it’s clad in traditional volcanic stone and many original features remain including a sunken trough that was used for distilling wine, now cunningly converted into an unusual light fixture. The bedroom features creamy white walls and classic Cycladic furniture and overlooks a cobblestone courtyard with a petite plunge pool, loungers and an alfresco dining table.
Bed Type: One King
In a secluded alcove, a two-minute walk from the Megalochori square, this family-size villa was once the village school house. Packed full of character, from the traditional vaulted ceilings and arched passageways, to the antiques that dress the three airy rooms, this secluded home-away-from-home sleeps up to six. The cute cobblestone courtyard has a private pool, sun loungers and a hammock and in addition to the two bedrooms and one loft room (with deep circular tubs in the bathrooms), there’s a full kitchen, a lounge area and a dining table.
Sleeps: Six. Rates quoted are for two people, additional fees apply for extra guests (see Details tab for more information)
Bed Type: Three Queen
This traditional two-storey mansion dates to the 19th century and was originally owned by one of the island’s most powerful families. It now serves as a fancy five-room crash pad for families or groups of friends looking for an authentic Santorini escape off the main tourist track. The ground floor once served as a wine cellar but now features a rustic-style kitchen and a dining room. Arched doorways lead through to five whitewashed guestrooms with cozy nooks and alcoves cut from traditional stone. The lantern-lit courtyard is home to a private pool surrounded by loungers and hammocks and up on the roof, a large terrace offers panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards.
Sleeps: 10. Rates quoted are for two people, additional fees apply for extra guests (see Details tab for more information)
Bed Type: Three King, one Queen, one Double
In the Area
Five miles from Santorini’s volcanic cliffs and the capital city of Fira, the beautiful village of Megalochori is a central but tranquil (read: not touristy) base from which to explore the island. In the central square of Megalochori, Marmita is a fantastic taverna with ultrafriendly service and excellent local food. Santorini is a proud producer of sweet vinsanto and assyrtiko wines. Find local pours at Canava, the 400-year-old winery at the Vedema Resort in the hills of Megalochori. The northernmost point of Santorini, Oia is legendary for its sunsets. Follow the crowds down the pedestrianized street to the ruined castle at the very tip, to watch it flush the white buildings and windmills, before setting in the Aegean Sea.
How to Get There
Our stay in Santorini is definitely a highlight of our 8 week trip across Europe. Our private villa was beautiful! We took the time to enjoy food, wine, and the views Santorini offered. But everything we did was made easy by our concierge Nerri that did a great job at making sure everything we wanted to do was booked in and any transfers we did were organised on time. Special thanks to Nerri!
We just returned from a 3 week trip where we stayed we toured in 3 countries and stayed in 7 different lodgings. This villa by far was our favorite stay. The house and pool were spectacular, the location quiet and short walk to restaurants bakery wineries and mini stores. It’s a converted wine cellar intricately presented with the nicest touches wood work. It was clean and the beds were comfy. Our 2 boys didn’t want to leave. Nerri, the concierge was prompt helpful and helped us arrange rides, laundry and answered all our questions. I can’t recommend this place enough. It was by far our favorite stay (and we were accustomed to staying in nice hotels because we have an immediate family member who works for the largest world wide hotel chain). I hope to stay again some day. Cheers from San Diego
Lovely old villa in a picture perfect village. Friendly staff...Nerri is a brilliant host. Great eating out options in the proximity. The neighbourhood restaurant Raki is great especially Vivian who serves with a beautiful smile.
Only dampner was not being allowed to cook food in the Mansion inspite of the web site suggesting a well equiped kitchen.
Overall a good experience being there.