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Famous Santorini villa with private pool, Car & Private transfer

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private pool- large courtyard-kitchen garden-2 bedrooms-1 bathroom-air condition

Mansion Sophia, a house beloved by photographers and featured in many magazines around the world, is located in the peaceful traditional village of Megalochori, a short drive away from the best attractions & beaches of the island.This famous mansion was built around the mid-19th century and inhabited by one of the feudal wine-exporting landlords of the island at that time.. Access to the house is through imposing large wooden entrance gates into a secluded and very pretty private courtyard, with garden and a beautiful Moroccan-style swimming pool. There is also a smaller courtyard where the guests can enjoy dining «al fresco» under the Santorini skies.The mansion has been beautifully renovated to provide all modern amenities( air-conditioning, satellite TV & DVD, iPod & iPod docking station) yet retaining the character and style of the original house.

Mansion Sophia is perfect for those who desire absolute relaxation in the utmost atmospheric environment.

KYANI E.E. TAX ID 997877029


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About Us

MEGALOCHORI, VAT no. GR997877029
VAT Reg NoEL997877029

Property Manager
Santorini Heritage Villas
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

The villa Sophia was absolutely charming, lovely interiors and exteriors, flowers everywhere. The service, from the pick-up at the airport to the initial tour of the house to the daily housekeeping, was excellent.

The village is central to almost everywhere but you can escape the hustle and bustle of Santorini to the delightful courthouse and the lovely pool.
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Megalochori on Municipality of Thira

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • KORRES natural amenities provided. Towels, pool towels, bathrobes & slippers provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
  • Two more guests can sleep in the living room sofabed upon agreement. Air Conditioning in both bedrooms.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free WiFi internet access One free transfer from/to port or airport One Manual 5 Seater Car Rental included in the rate GNTO (ΕΟΤ) Registation number: 1144K123K0631000


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Famous Santorini villa with private pool, Car & Private transfer
average rating of 4.88 based on 30 reviews

Fantastic villa with a pool in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

“Mansion Sophia was a wonderful place to stay. The villa was spotlessly clean. We loved having our own pool and spacious courtyard. We loved the seperate outdoor eating area where we sat to have breakfast every morning. The pick up and transfer to and from the airport was easy. We even got help when our bags got lost!!! Staying in the village of Megalachori was a highlight. Lots of choice of restaurants. Simple to a bit more high end. The food was great wherever we went. Few shops to tempt. What we loved about the village is that we got to know so many locals and by the end of our 11 days we felt like ‘locals’ The car is a bonus, meaning we could get to anywhere in the island We were 2 couples and we would stay here again ”

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynelle, thanks you for the kind words! We are very pleased that you enjoyed so much our villa, our village and our service and we hope to accommodate you again in the near future!
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Beautiful villa in picturesque little village

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful family holiday here. The villa was lovely, especially the pool, where we spent most of our time. Everything ran really smoothly and all the people we met were really helpful (transfer driver, housekeepers, check-in rep). The villa is situated on a quiet side street, but within a moment you're in a quaint village square, with wonderful restaurants and a beautiful old church. My husband visited the local bakery every morning for fresh bread and croissants. There was a supermarket within 5-10min drive too. The only negative was that our sons couldn't stand up in the pool (aged 4&6), which parents of young children may want to consider. Lovely, relaxing holiday.

Just a final word for families with young kids - there's not a whole lot for kids to do in Megalochori - Santorini is more geared to adults. That said, our boys were really happy playing in the pool, reading books and playing with a few toys we brought with us. However if your family are more into active days out, this might not be the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mansion Sophia June 2018

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three lovely nights at your beautiful property. The accommodations were first class, tasteful, and clean. Perfect for our family of four. We had an amazing trip to the island with perfect weather, beautiful skylight, and we settled in quite nicely to the relaxed vibe of Megalochori. Would definitely recommend this Mansion Sophia to anyone visiting Santorini looking for an easy, elegant get away. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ron, thank you for your kind remarks! It was an absolute pleasure to have you in our villa and we hope to see you again soon!
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Perfect vacation home and stay

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay, dream vacation home. From the friendly driver who met us at the ferry to the car rental that came to the home and the complimentary bottle of wine .. vacation home was perfect. The traditional town of Megalochori was charming and picturesque. Plan to stay in this home again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cecilia, we are very pleased that you enjoyed so much our villa! Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again soon!
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Wonderful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, thank you for the kind words! It was our privilege to have you in our villa and we hope to accomodate you again in the future!
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Amazing Villa in a stunning setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Mansion Sophia for a couple nights during our vacation in Greece and it was a truly delightful stay. Its located in the beautiful village of Megalochori which is everything you could ever dream of an actual Greek experience. Small winding pathways for only walking, quiet shops away from the business of Fira, and two amazing restaurants just steps away from the private entrance. The Mansion is wonderful, renovated to modern amenities but retains the history and culture from when the home was built. One of the amazing treats is your own private pool that was absolutely wonderful and refreshing during the heat. Then you would walk up to the roof and enjoy the sunset views without leaving the grounds. The location is wonderful, thought it may not have ocean side views, its away from the tourist/hectic parts of the island. It truly make you feel like you are finally in Greece. Its hard to know that Megalochori is even there, but its central location on the island is perfect for Oia, Fira, and Perissa. After a month across Europe and visiting multiple countries and islands, our stay in Mansion Sophia was the most pleasant and wonderful portion of our trip, definitely the highlight and something we will always talk about to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Luis, thank you for the kind words, it was lovely having you in Mansion Sophia and we hope to see you back in the near future!
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Thira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
in Fira (capital)
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Megalochori square
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The peaceful little village of Megalochori is a much sought after and appreciated holiday base from which to enjoy the many attractions of Santorini. Only 6 km from the busy town of Fira, it is another world and an ideal holiday base for those who want to relax and enjoy the many attractions of Santorini from a different perspective.

Megalochori was inhabited by many feudal landlords of the island at the past. These merchants and landlords became wealthy exporting the unique Vinsanto wine, which the island still produces. Megalochori had a particularly strong link with Odessa in Russia and many of the church bells which still toll in the village today are from Russia.

This traditional settlement has retained its charm and authenticity despite the rapid touristic development of Santorini. Its traffic-free cobblestone streets , its Venetian bell towers and its lovely square with the chic restaurants make Megalochori a première destination for the concerning visitor of Santorini.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Included in the rates are:

One private transfer from/to port or airport
Housekeeping service
Concierge services
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