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Romantic Villa IVI -100m2 villa with a private heated jacuzzi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (sleeps 6), Outdoor Jacuzzi

Villa IvI is a fully restored, historic cave house with an inner cobbled courtyard and an outdoor Jacuzzi. It is located in Megalochori with its Venetian architecture, one of the most beautiful and traditional villages of Santorini, just a short drive away from all the main touristic attractions. Built under the church of St. Anarghyri, with its wonderful bell tower, Villa Ivi is a charming retreat for two couples or a small family seeking a private haven to experience the traditional life of Santorini.

Prominent features are the high walls and the solid wooden entrance, built for privacy and safety against marauding pirates. Painted blue doors lead the guests into the private beautiful courtyard, with the stone built Jacuzzi, the comfortable sun beds and the built – in sofas, a real oasis of calm and tranquility in the hectic summer months.

The main house consists of the open – plan kitchen/ dining and living room area, the master bedroom, the walk – in closet and the large vaulted terracotta bathroom that makes for quite a romantic ambiance. In the guest house, with its own private entrance from the courtyard, is located the second master bedroom and a small charming en – suite bathroom.

The villa owner has preserved during the renovation the historical architectural elements of the early 20th century construction and added all modern amenities (WiFi, Satellite TV, DVD player, I –pod/ I - phone deck station, air – condition etc).

'One of Europe's best holiday homes' according to The Sunday Times (Feb 2011)

More Details

Property Manager
Eleftheria Andreoulakou
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

Why Eleftheria Andreoulakou chose Megalochori

Villa Ivi can be appreciated as an accurate example of the island’s unique architecture. It is hewn vertically into the volcanic soil. Built areas are roofed by domes, or groin vaults in a kind of mould - cast structure. It is made of Santorini black stone and Terra Theraic (Theraic earth) that has insulating qualities and has proven to be an early example of bio climatic architecture (keeping rock-hewn houses cool in the summer and warm in the winter).

What makes this villa unique

Villa Ivi of the Divine Villas collection is a Feng-shui certified and Geomantic cleared property: We designed and accompanied under consideration of the aspects of Qi-Mag® Feng Shui, and the applied Geomancy on site, the renovation process of Villa Ivi on the island Santorini. To create a `feel-well`-atmosphere of relaxation and abundance - To increase the quality of concept and design of touristic facilities, with the goal to provide a place for the guest, that suggests recovery, and rest on a holistic level.Our guests will have the opportunity to taste and feel Greece’s scent and ambiance combined with moments full of light, positive energy, hospitality, respect and gratitude, characteristics of our nation’s glorious past and prominent future.

We feel that life is magic. It provides us with gifts every single day. This magic guides us in selecting unique places, of utmost beauty and architecture, places that we want to share with you.

The Divine Villas establishment provide its guests with absolute relaxation, energy rebooting, self-renewal, freedom living, open space sense of feeling, unforgettable views and sunsets and makes you feel ONE OF A KIND!

Welcome to our World, The Divine World!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wonderful traditional property with great privacy & taste, with amazing hospitality by nice & kind people and really clean in general. Located in an old traditional quiet village with good access to everything and not far from the most important villages of island. Thank you for making our vacation to the island even more magical than it actually was!
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Megalochori on Municipality of Thira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in & check out time can be flexible depending on availability
Location Type:
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main house Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Curved in local architectural design
    Guesthouse bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Coco-mat mattress and upper mattress
    Guest house bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sofa bed in living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
- Feng-shui certified and geomantic cleared villa. - Apivita Amenities Extra Amenities upon request: - Car rental - Yoga lessons - Pilates sessions - Massage & Beauty treatments - Boat trips


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Romantic Villa IVI -100m2 villa with a private heated jacuzzi
average rating of 4.75 based on 21 reviews

Волшебный отпуск в чудесном месте

  • 5 of 5

Мы давно хотели побывать на волшебном острове Санторини и тщательно выбирали место, где остановиться. С одной стороны, хотелось уединения и романтики, почувствовать особую атмосферу острова, но при этом (не смотря не его популярность) не оказаться в толпе туристов. А с другой стороны, конечно, хотелось получить высокий комфорт и качественную инфраструктуру. Поэтому выбор пал не на отель в крупных городах (Ия или Фира), а на виллу в деревушке Мегалохори. И мы ни разу не пожалели! Вилла просто потрясающе красивая, полностью соответствует фото. И даже лучше :) На вилле есть все необходимое, а вокруг отличные рестораны, винодельня, пекарня - словом все для отличного отдыха! Спасибо Элефтерии!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacations!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Villa Ivi for a full week in early September. In addition to my husband & I, we had our 2 kids (8 & 4). This is an absolutely gorgeous villa in a picturesque little village Megalochori on the breathtakingly beautiful island of Santorini.

The villa is literally carved into the earth -cave house- and so traditionally unique, yet very well equipped with modern amenities. There are 2 bedrooms (the master bedroom especialy is very spacious and perfect in every little detail), 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchenette with everything you need, a lovely little jacuzzi and plenty of outdoor space to lounge, eat meals in or simply enjoy the fresh air. Housekeeping services are included. In addition, the concierge, a charming lady called Ester, can arrange for a variety of additional services like massages in the villa, restaurant reservations and boat cruises from the nearby ports.

I cannot say enough nice things about Ester the concierge! We arrived much earlier than the check-in time, but she went out of her way to get the villa ready for us quickly after the previous occupants had checked out, understanding that we had little kids with us. She was always available, very responsive and incredibly helpful. She reconfirmed dinner reservations and even snagged us a private boat cruise at the last minute at a good price.

The location is really what makes this villa worth it. Megalochori is a quiet little village far from the hustle and bustle of bigger towns like Oia & Fira, but much closer to the beautiful beaches on the south side of the island. Although it is not on the caldera, you don't miss it as you are never too far from it. The peace and quiet of the location is interrupted only by church bells from the many beautiful churches in the village and the sound of people laughing and talking & music playing at the many little restaurants in the village square. By the end of our week, we had got to know the locals a bit & it felt like home!

If you are looking for nightlife and crowds, this is not the place for you but if you want to taste a slice of rural life in Santorini, and experience something that takes you back a few hundred years, book this place now!

It also helps that one of the more popular wineries in Santorini (Gavalas winery) is literally 20 steps away from the villa! :-)

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A real gem in Santorini, charming and exquisite experience

  • 4 of 5

This was a wonderful finding that highlighted our stay in Santorini. The main house is set inside of some sort of a cave and it had a very unique feel of cooleness at the same time of comfortable warmth. We were very well received by the host who was very resourceful and gave us many practical tips. The rooms were very comfortable and separated by a very romantic patio with a jacuzzi running during the day, which we would wake up to the soothing sound of the water. The kitchen did not have a dishwasher or microwave, but to our surprise it did not matter at all, as unlike other places we visited, we felt no need or will to cook or prepare anything other than a nice espresso to start the day. Staying at this place you need to strip out your usual expectations and frugal needs to really be able to enjoy the unique experience that the house architecture provides. The shower will be planned and timed as you have a limited source of hot water that you turn on about 20 min before showering. Showers should not take too long if you have a bigger group, but again, who wants to spend more than 10 min on the shower with so much to do outside? In the main house ( the one set inside the cave) the owner smartly set 2 dehumidifiers running all times, as ventilation is limited in the bathroom and it avoids too much moisture to accumulate. Sometimes you may find some water running out of the equipment in the bathroom, especially if you have 3 people taking showers and the humidity increases. This was something we learned, but it did not turn out to be a big deal. We just wanted to share so that you won't have any surprises and ruin your experience. This in fact proved to us that we need to embrace the full experience with all that comes with. The other wonderful surprise was to realize that we picked one of the most delightful spots in the island to stay. Megalochori is a very charming and nice neighborhood. We were literally surrounded by historical buildings, boutiques, restaurants, a mini market and a traditional Greek bakery with very helpful owners, who are ready to help you to find a transfer or any other helpful info you need. Last, but not least, we had the most wondeful surprise to find out that we were about 3 min from the oldest and most traditional winery ( Gavalas). We just walked in and were welcomed by one of the nicest people we met in the island. Dimitria, the owner's daughter, guided us through the facilities and through a delicious tasting

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, tranquil retreat

  • 5 of 5

Really peaceful home to stay in, beautiful village away from the majority of the tourists in high season. The house is set under the church and is has a charming courtyard to relax in. The home has eveyting you need and is beautiful, we would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place in a beautiful town

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place! Megalochori was a quiet town with very nice people. If you want to spend your vacation in a quiet and relaxing place, this is the right one! The house is beautiful, we enjoyed it very much

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petite villa charmante dans le village de Megalochori

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons adoré cette villa. Elle est située à l'entrée du village de Mégalochori. À quelques minutes à pied se trouve une boulangerie, des restaurants et un mini market. Nous pouvions nous rendre en voiture (essentiel pour se déplacer sur l'île avec des enfants) et revenir dans le calme en soirée puisque Megalochori est très peu touristique. Nous avions un petit Jacuzzi qui a été apprécié autant par les enfants que les adultes car il peut faire très chaud à Santorini. Nous avons pu nous promener dans le village et voir vraiment comment les grecques vivent. Ester la responsable de la villa sur place est très sympathique et a été disponible pour répondre à nos questions. La villa était propre et bien entretenu par le personnel. Nous recommandons cette villa qui a beaucoup de charme avec sa petite cours intérieure.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.3 Kilometres
Santorini National Airport
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Kilometres
Ormos Athinios
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Megalochori square
Nearest Beach
4.9 Kilometres
Vlihada Beach
Car: recommended

Villa Ivy is located in Megalochori, one of the most beautiful and traditional villages of Santorini. Sheltered from the Cycladic winds, the traffic – free white streets of Megalochori provide a peaceful and sought after alternative to the busiest tourist centers of Santorini, Fira and Oia. Megalochori’s location in the center of the island is the ideal springboard to enjoy the attractions of Santorini Island, the famous sunset, the wineries, the local cuisine and the sea.

It’s a common secret that large parts of the local population chooses Megalochori as their permanent resident and refer to it as a “safe harbor”.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Megalochori, Cyclades

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak of the season
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High season
8 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
End of Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Included in the rates:
Transport from the airport or port
Daily housekeeping service
Concierge services
Change of linens & towels twice a week
Natural hotel amenities (Apivita)

Check-In time: 15:00
Check-Out time: 12:00
* This might be flexible depending on availability.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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