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Once a haven for the villagers during pirate attacks, this Santorini villa for rent will be your own private haven from the rest of the world! Luxuriate in the Jacuzzi, tucked away in your own private courtyard, or relax in the characteristic setting of the living areas indoors. Of course you'll also explore the village outside of this holiday villa in Santorini, perhaps sampling an authentic meal at a taverna or sampling the locally produced wine. Return to your Santorini accommodation for dinner or stay out and sample some of the exciting night life. Don't worry about grocery shopping until you're ready... this apartment comes stocked with provisions for a couple of meals, so all you have to do is arrive and relax!
This romantic villa, situated just below the church of Aghi Anargyri, once provided the villagers with a safe haven from marauding pirates who invaded the island. Today the villa, with its cool vaulted interior, provides an enchanting holiday home. Approach the villa through painted blue doors leading into a private courtyard, complete with an outdoor heated Jacuzzi.
Ground Floor: The courtyard of this villa leads into a central living room with a seating area and a dining table for four. The open-plan kitchen is equipped with a stove, coffee maker, and electric barbecue. The large master bedroom has a 180 cm king-size bed, a view of the courtyard, and a walk-in closet. It has a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld showerhead. A second private bedroom, accessed via the courtyard, has a 160 cm queen-size bed. Both bedrooms have air conditioning. The bathroom is up a few stairs, with sink, toilet, and open shower.
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.
Continental Breakfast: Upon request
Grocery Shopping and Delivery: Upon request
Private Tour Guide: Upon request
A guide will meet you at the port or airport show you the way to your villa.
The second bathroom, up a few steps from the bedroom, has a traditional Greek open shower, integrated into the bathroom.
The villa comes with some basic supplies including: Food: Fresh fruit, Greek yoghurt, fresh bread, egg & marmalade.
Beverages: Orange juice, mineral water, milk, tea, & coffee.
We would recommend it to anyone. It is a beautiful place. Very comfortable. Away from the tourist trap of Fira, but close enough to be able to drive most places within a few minutes.
It was very private, clean and spacious.
Not within walking distance to the beach.
It was quaint and charming. We were surrounded by the authentic Greek culture. It wasn't commercial. Lots of nice places to eat within walking distance.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Most places required driving to, although you could walk. We walked to Fira one day and it took us about 45 minutes. During the busy summer months it would probably be too hot to walk. There was enough accessible in the town where we stayed, so we were content.
Tips or Restaurants:
Renters have an option to request an automatic car if they are not comfortable driving manual. We didn't know that and we would have chosen automatic if we had known.
I would say not to over-pack. It becomes a burden.
Metaxumus is a local restaurant only known to the local people. It is a gem.
All of the restaurants in Megalochori village were great.
We were taken to the property by a representative of the property, so we had no problems. In fact, he was so nice - he even gave my husband a crash-course in driving a manual car.
Check In Out:
Our key-holder, Ester, was kind and sweet. She made us feel very comfortable and welcome.
This villa near the square of Megalochori, a quiet, traditional village on an eastward-facing slope, is a charming retreat from the hustle and bustle of Fira and Oia. 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.