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Villa Krater ~ Secluded Luxury Garden Villa 2 Minutes From Town Centre

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 100,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

6 (9) Bedroom, 4,5 (6,5) Bathroom, Sleeps 13 (20)

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This listing is for the entirety of Villa Krater, meaning that guests who book this listing will have the exclusive use of the entire property for their entire stay.

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Affectionately known as Villa Krater, after the symposial dinner parties held on our Grand Terrace for friends and family, the villa is the home of a working Anglo-Greek novelist and is available as a luxury retreat best enjoyed by large families, groups of friends or as a location for VIP events and luxury shoots.

Villa Krater is located in the heart of Central Taormina, on a secluded hillside just 200m and two minutes from the main street (Corso Umberto) and other tourist attractions such as Greek theatre and public gardens.

As such, the villa is one of fewer than five private villas in the whole of Taormina which can accommodate 10+ guests, with nearly all similarly sized properties being located located 5 - 10km away in neighbouring towns such as Letojani and Giardini Naxos.

The villa (which inclusive of terraces is some 8000 sq. feet) sleeps 14 people in 5 bedrooms and can be extended to 21 people in 9 bedrooms if our nearby luxury apartment is included in the arrangement.

The villa has panoramic views of Mount Etna, the Greek theatre, Giardini Naxos, Madonna Della Rocca, Castello di Taormina and the local botanical gardens.

All bedrooms rooms are provided with:

> Fresh linen

> Fresh fruit

> Fresh flowers

> Local chocolate

> Sicilian guidebook

> Newspaper (upon request)

The villa's personal staff will be also be pleased to help arrange local tours, excursions, shopping trips, theatre tickets and anything else that might make your stay in Taormina more comfortable.

We can also arrange the services of the following external staff for villa guests.

> Masseuse

> Beautician

> Tennis coach

> Scuba diving & snorkelling instructor

> Private chef

Amenities include:

~ Barbecue

~ Garden furniture

~ Sonos music System

~ Nespresso machine

~ Washing machine

~ Fridge Freezer

~ Boxing Bag

~ Ping-pong table

More Details

Property Manager
Audacity Salamis
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian, Swedish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2017

About Audacity Salamis

Dear Guests,

My name is Audacity.

I am a professional novelist, analytical psychologist and adventurer.

As a novelist, my main themes are erotic philosophy, sensuosity, the psychology of Carl Jung and the philosophy of the early Athenian hedonists.

I use this property, which I have affectionately named 'Villa Dionysus', as an atelier for my writing and illustrative work and as an entertainment space for various writer, artist and other friends and acquaintances.

I have listed the property as an opportunity to make new encounters with some of the many hundreds of fascinating travelers who pass through Taormina each day and who may share similar interests to my own.


What makes this villa unique

This unique villa has what no other villa in Taormina has which is a calm aura even if it is three minutes from the main street. At this villa you can enjoy the sun breezing all day long & you have a first class view of the sunrise & sunset. This villa fits whatever your travel intuition is, you can enjoy a book in the shadows of the olive tree & listen to the birds singing or why not have a venue on the grand terrace for 30 persons or host a cocktail party for your friends or why not just enjoy the villa views & have laid back & relaxing vacation. We are here to offer you a villa with an experience, to help you in having a memorable vacation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Taormina in Province of Messina

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom Lodge - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom Cottage - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom Dionysus 1 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Bidet , its an on suite bathroom for bedroom Dionysus 1
    Bathroom Dionysus 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Its an on suite bathroom for bedroom Dionysus 2
    Bathroom garden - Toilet , We have an extra toilets in the garden of the villa
    Bathroom apartment 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Its an on suite bathroom for the main bedroom in the apart.
    Bathroom apartment 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • This is all the bathrooms included the ones in the apartment.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Its a sofa bed in the living room for one person
    Small villa bedroom - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom Dionysus 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , on suite bathroom
    Bedroom Dionysus 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , On suite bathroom
    Bedroom Lodge - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Its a sofa bed for two persons
    Bedroom Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed , Its a bed that is separable until two single beds if wanted
    Bedroom Dionysus 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Apartment bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , On suite bedroom
    Apartment Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Its a sofa bed for two persons
    Apartment Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Its a sofa bed for two persons.
  • This is all bedrooms including the apartment if you are more then 13 persons.
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • ski
  • tennis


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Villa Krater ~ Secluded Luxury Garden Villa 2 Minutes From Town Centre
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Enchanting Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Villa Krater was truly magical.

I stayed for two days, along with my family, as part of a wider Sicilian adventure.

The views from the villa are breathtaking and we loved the seclusion and privacy of the place, even though it is so close to the town centre.

Will definitely come back

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect place in a perfect place

  • 5 of 5

If villa krater is not in the top ten list of homeaway listings it should be. The views and sunrises from the many terraces is worth the price alone. And yet the rooms were elegant and the communication was perfect and very helpful. My only disappointment was that we never got meet lots Eros himself. I had been hoping to do so. You will be blown away at this spot. Not to be missed

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Carl, Many thanks for the gracious review. Much appreciated and looking forward to finally meeting you in January 2018! Eros
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Amazing Villa, Super Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I visited Villa Krater in the summer of 2016, joining a larger family group who were staying in the villa.

We were invited as guests of the owner during a week’s stay in Taormina.

Villa Krater has a glorious location on a hillside overlooking the Bay of Naxos and Capo Taormina, whilst at the same time being only a few minutes from the town centre and Corso Umberto. The fifty or so steps from the Via Roma (the main road) down to the villa require good legs, but for the most part we enjoyed the exercise!

During our stay we had a lovely meal on the main terrace and watched the sunset over Mt. Etna to the West.

If we ever return to Taormina then it would be a pleasure to use Villa Krater as our case.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dimitri, Many thanks for the kind review. We hope to see you again one year soon at the villa. Warmly, Villa Krater
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A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Villa Dionysus sits on the most perfect position in Taormina. The view is absolutely stunning! The villa is only 1 minute walk from the centre of the gorgeous town of Taormina. It is hard not to fall in love with the place- even in the pouring rain! Not that it rains often. Emily, who is PA to Lord Eros, organised a lovely barbecue lunch on the terrace for 25 of our friends. The sun was shining and the view was perfect! Thank you for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jack, We really appreciate the kind review. It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you again one day. Good luck with the Mongolian trip. Warmly, Audacity
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Villa Krater is a cynosure of tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Villa Krater is a veritable cynosure of tranqulity.

I visited Taormina last year as part of my ministry with the Seventh Day Advent Church movement in London.

We had organised a conference in Taormina for a gathering of pastors from around the world and used the villa as a venue for several of our meals and ceremnonies.

The panaormaic views from the villa are breath taking and our whole group enjoyed afternoon tea and a buffet on the terraces.

We also found the lower sections of the villa to be excellent for quieter moents such a prayer and contemplation.

Eros was a kind host and, as a felloew theologian, made available to us his extensive theological and philosophical library, housed in the main vila.

We are already planning to retunr in 2017 for another conference!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Afternoon Tom, Thank you ever so much for the generous review. We wish you safe travels and look forward to seeing you, we hope, soon. Warmly, Audacity
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Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Catania Airport
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Messina port
Nearest Train
43 Kilometres
Taormina- Gardini Naxos station
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Main street full of restaurants
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Isola bella
Car: not necessary

The villa is located on a calm hill side five minutes from the main street. Its a place where you can enjoy a panoramic sea view and blooming gardens. Taormina is a main center of history and delicious food and are not far away from the volcano etna. There is a big selection of tours, its just the fantasy that stops you.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

If there is no confirmation 48H before with a late check-in (after 8pm) agreement there will be an extra charge of 20€ for somebody to check you in to the villa.

No smoking (smokers: smoking outside areas, cigarette butts and ash belongs in the ashtray & smokers clean after themselves)

Music is fine, but must not be so loud as to disrupt the neighbours or neighborhood.

The alcohol collection in the main house is private and not to be used by guests without permission from the host.

Toilets: Please do not put sanitary products or napkins in the toilet
If we find that blockages or plumbing issues have been caused by items (other than toilet paper) being placed in the toilet, guests will be responsible for paying for any damage.

The brick railing in front of the main house is not secure enough. That means that absolutely nobody is allowed to sit on it or push it in any way.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.