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Mansion Sophia - Mansion with pool combines old charm & modern style

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.0 Bathrooms, 4 Sleeps

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. 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 one private roundtrip transfer from/to port or airport anda car rental. Go on and enjoy this gorgeous Greek island.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

Features Amenities

Air Conditioning

Satellite TV

Media Player

iPoddocking station (with Ipod)

Cell phone

Wi-Fi access

Hair Dryer

Korres Toiletries

Bathrobes and slippers

Baby equipmentKitchen:

Stoveand oven



Microwave oven

Espresso coffee maker

Filter coffee maker

Charcoal BBQ (at kitchen courtyard)

Outdoor Features

Private Swimming pool

Large courtyard with garden

Outdoor furniture

Alfresco dining

Staff Services Included:

Daily housekeeping

Daily towel change

Weekly linen change

One private roundtrip transfer from/to port or airport per reservation

24-hour Concierge service availability

Porter for luggage assistance

One 5-seat manual transmission car rental category A (third-party insurance and unlimited kilometers included)

At Extra Cost - advance notice may be required:

In-house chef services

Additional maid service

Villa pre-stocking

Private masseuse

Private tour guide and boat charters

Additional private transfers

CDW (collision damage waiver) insurance is optional

Villa Policies

Maximum 4 guests

Children welcome

Pets are not allowed

3 night minimum stay required

Getting There

Transport available upon request.

Airport welcome.


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

More Details

Property Manager
Luxury Retreats International
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Arabic
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Megalochori on Municipality of Thira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - This is a full bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Mansion Sophia - Mansion with pool combines old charm & modern style
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Peaceful and Gorgeous and Authentic

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house and the village of Megalochori. It was wonderful to have privacy and space in a village that was inhabited by Greek families instead of other tourists--the opposite feeling of being in Oia. The house is beautifully restored, and we loved how simple and plain and tasteful all the furnishings are. We did find it difficult to remember to duck under all the low stone arches in the kitchen (I am 5'10" and my husband is 6' tall) but despite cracking our heads a few times we would choose this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Santorini was great, as was Megalochorio - we had a nice time.

The pool and yard at Mansion Sophia were wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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