|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Mansion Sophia was built around the mid-19th century and inhabited by one of the feudal landlords of the island at that time. These merchants and land barons became wealthy exporting the unique Vinsanto wine the island still produces. Trade brought wealth which in turn brought the Mansion Houses. Megalochori had a particularly strong link with the Port of Odessa in Russia. Many of the church bells which still toll in the village today are from Russia and have a very distinct clarity. Up until fifteen years ago the house was still occupied by one of the descendants of the Akila family, after which the villa is named. She refused to allow modern technology to enter the house, and lived happily with no electricity collecting her water in the well after each winter rain. Mansion Sophia now has the luxury of all modern conveniences, including electricity and running water, but retains the character and style of the original house.
The imposing wooden entrance gates of Mansion Sophia conceal a secluded and quite private courtyard, complete with a swimming pool, outdoor furniture and hammock. As alluded to already, this mansion has all the technology youll need during your stay including Wi-Fi access, satellite TV and DVD player.
Double doors lead directly from the courtyard into a spacious lounge and dining area with its vaulted ceilings and original polished wooden floors. The well-equipped kitchen has an original stone arch which now serves as a washing up and preparation area. The coup-de-grace is the lovely kitchen garden, perfect for enjoying al fresco meals under blue skies while absorbing the village atmosphere.
The two double bedrooms, one master and one smaller second bedroom, lead off from either side of the central living room. One bathroom, with modern amenities, services both bedrooms.
This Mansion is perfect for those ready to switch off their mobiles, put their feet up, sit back and enjoy Santorini from a different perspective. Tourist attractions, including Fira and Oia, and the best beaches of Santorini are all only a short drive away. Included in the cost of the property hire is a five seater vehicle rental with third party insurance and unlimited mileage.Book now and start imagining yourself in sun-kissed Santorini.
MHTE Permit #:1144K123K0631000
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Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Bedroom 1 Double bed, Air conditioning, Shared bathroom
Bedroom 2 Double bed, Air conditioning, Shared bathroom
iPoddocking station (with Ipod)
Bathrobes and slippers
Espresso coffee maker
Filter coffee maker
Charcoal BBQ (at kitchen courtyard)
Private Swimming pool
Large courtyard with garden
Staff Services Included:
Daily towel change
Weekly linen change
One 5-seat manual transmission car rental category A (third-party insurance and unlimited kilometers included)
24-hour Concierge service availability
Porter for luggage assistance
At Extra Cost - advance notice may be required:
In-house chef services
Additional maid service
Private tour guide and boat charters
CDW (collision damage waiver) insurance is optional
Maximum 4 guests
Pets are not allowed
3 night minimum stay required
Transport available upon request.
50meters to shops and restaurants
500 metersto grocery store
4.5km to port of Athinios
5 km to Perivolos Beach
6km to Red Beach
5 km to Vlichada Beach
7 km to Fira
8 km to hospital
8 km to airport
18 km to Oia
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
*Plus compulsory or optional charges based on actual occupancy or consumption. The payment has to be made in the currency offered by the property manager, before use of conversion tool. Payments in other currencies have to be negotiated beforehand with the property manager. The currency conversion tool is provided for your convenience only and is non-binding.