The Dome House is simply one of the best located properties on this island. Set in a 3000 sq. m Mediterranean garden complete with swimming pool, squash court, terraces galore, a pond ; it has unobstructed stunning views of the volcano and islands beyond. The property is accessed through a discreet electric gate and private driveway.
The property is situated on the edge of the working village of Megalochori and within walking distance of its shops and restaurants. The location affords privacy but also provides easy access to the island's facilities when desired. It is one of the few properties on the volcanic rim where you can drive right up to the front door.
Uniquely for homes on the Caldera where space is inevitably limited, this house boasts a 3,000 sq meter garden full of Mediterranean herbs, bushes, trees and a pond where you can see water lilies buzzed by dragonflies. Tranquil and discreet and not visible from the main road, the Villa has shaded balconies and a serene setting awaits those seeking rest & re-charge; whilst a squash court, the only one on the island, awaits the active.
The house is different from others by design: it was consciously built to induce calm in busy minds by a pared down decorative design in terms of a small colour palette. Much of the furniture, from beds to chairs and stools is custom made either locally or in Athens and is based on ancient greek designs from over 2,500 years ago; yet other is from modern flat pack assembly; its a question of what works together. Walls are adorned with artwork depicting pre classical Minoan frescoes from 1500 BC discovered in the nearby buried city of Akrotiri. The domed and barrel shaped roof structures echo the ancient designs of Cycladic architecture, indigenous cave dwellings as well as the many Orthodox churches that dot the island.
The villa gives you the best ringside seat for the famed Santorini sunsets- choose from one of the many terraces and see the glistening lights of Fira, Oia and Akrotiri from your cliff edge perch. At night, the clear sky leads you to behold star clusters and galaxies and the meteor showers that occur in July/August. Some of our friends think that the house is a destination in itself.
The house creates much of its own electricity and nearly all of its hot water thanks to abundant sunlight. Rainwater is also harvested from the November and February rains. Grey water harvesting is also being installed. A modern heating system and three log fires are there for those staying over winter.
2 of the bedrooms are located on the upper level and the other 4 are on the lower level. All have direct sunlight. The house is surrounded by vineyards on 2 sides and there are only 2 adjacent properties both of which are set back from the house. Pool cleaning is done is every 2nd day and mid week house cleaning is included for those staying a week. A local lady from the village can be booked to cook traditional Greek meals in the kitchen utilizing herbs that grow in the garden.
This place is for you if you want pleasant surprises and something different from the 'Western' norm. It is for you if you like stone walls sprouting wild herbs and for nature to enter the realm of your senses whilst you commune with your near and dear ones in a stunning setting on the rim of a volcano.
Please note that this is a real home and that weddings and related events cannot be hosted here as we do not hold any licences for these. The pool is not heated.