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Old winery converted into a stylish villa family friendly away from the crowds

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Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Finikia - The Red Winehouse

Villa in Oia- Finikia,with Garden, Traditional, Quiet, Relaxing,family friendly

The Red Winehouse is one individual house:

This was one of the last wineries which operated in Finikia village. The winery belonged to a rich family, and it is one exceptional building including a huge canava (domed wine factory) and residential chambers.

This impressive construction was built by Santorinian craftsmen using local materials like Aspa (volcanic ash), Poria (red volcanic stones) chipped around the doors and windows, grey and red volcanic stone stairs, traditional doors and traditional concrete floors. Iron railings in all windows were used as protection from the pirates.

The building (220 square meters) is arranged on two levels separating and its uses. The first level is the main area (canava), and the second – which is on a higher level by 1.5 m_ are the bedrooms and bathrooms. This old winery was renovated in 1997-8 by a famous Greek architect and stands as a model of combining traditional architecture with industrial design.

The canava with impressive proportions and domed roof, is not caved but external, follow the typology of a large church due to constructional and operational reasons.

Build benches along the stone walls which were used to support the wine barrels, are now transformed to the steps of an amphitheater.

The main area (canava) is a living- dining room with an open kitchen. On the front side of the chamber, over the main entrance) there is a spacious open loft with a double bed. This is used as a third bedroom.

On the back side of the canava, separated by robust pillars supporting domes, is hidden one build double bed (fourth bedroom).

In the upper level are: The master bedroom (kings' size bed) with en suite bathroom, and one more bedroom with two single beds, both with separate entrances to the upper level of the yard. One more bathroom is beside the second bedroom.

House is decorated in a minimal style.

All halls of the building are open to a private large yard of about 100 sq.m.. An operational domed oven is on the one side of the yard, attached to the external wall. A small warehouse also attached to the wall has a terrace with view to the Aegean sea.

Yards floor is decorated by mosaics from volcanic gravels in local style.

The fully equipped kitchen in combination with the yard and the huge living room (16 m length x 7 m width x 6.5 m height) make this place ideal for preparing and enjoying great gourmet dinners indoors (daytime) or out doors in the evening.

Ideal for 4- 8 persons

This house is situated in the 'FINIKIA traditional settlement' which is a protected neighborhood of Oia. No cars are allowed inside Finikias narrow streets, and the village is peaceful and relaxing. Distance of the house from the bust station on the main road is 150 meters (walking), from the taverns of Finikia 200 meters, and from the center of Oia 500-800 meters. Nearest sandy beach (Baxedes) is 1500 m downhill, therefore it is advised to go there by bus or rented vehicle.

We will be glad helping you to organize your stay in Santorini. Thereafter can arrange upon your request:

- Pick-up and transfer from/to harbor or airport.

- Car rental at low price (pick-up and drop-off free of charge anywhere in the island).

- Sailing cruises across the caldera of Santorini (private or semi-private).

- Day boat trips to Ios island.

- Half day excursion to Thirassia island.

- Wine tours and wine tasting in the local wineries.

... and much more.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Eleni Moulopoulou
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016

About Eleni Moulopoulou

I am a freelancer architect living with my husband Costas, marine biologist Ph.D. and our dog Lara, I like good food, wine tasting, classical music and travelling around the world. In my life and travels I prefer knowing interesting people and different cultures than simply been a tourist.

Eleni Moulopoulou purchased this villa in 1997

Why Eleni Moulopoulou chose Santorini

This property is historical. It has been the biggest traditional winery of Finikia, There has been a very positive aura which attracted us to buy and restore this unique building complex.

The area is one of the most beautiful worldwide for people seeking internal peace, gourmet food and excellent wine.

What makes this villa unique

It is one exceptional and unique building in one of the most beautiful traditional villages in Santorini

Love at first sight!!!!!


1 holidaymaker review

Old winery converted into a stylish villa family friendly away from the crowds
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great property with lots of space and beautiful patio area

  • 5 of 5

Property had plenty of space for 5 and was super happy with it. We were very well taken care of, and got an incredible overview of the island with great recommendations on restaurants and activities from Georgia. Very convenient to Oia, only like a 10-15 minute walk. If you are going to Fira a lot, I would recommend definitely renting a car as it is quite far.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol. You are always very welcome in my house
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
International airport
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
In Oia
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Athinios port
Nearest Motorway
180 Metres
Eparchiaki odos Firon Oias
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Krinaki in Finikia village
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Baxedes beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Finikia, Santorini

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
high season 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee every 4days £71
Refundable Damage Deposit £178
Pet Fee £0
extra cleaning fee £71

extra cleaning fee is charged for staying more than 5 days

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Finikia on Cyclades

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , it is an open space in the living room with a big build bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , an open loft above in the living room
  • Books
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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