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Aegagros: The quiet side of Santorini, Better than Heaven, Pure Joy!

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Immerged in Santorinian elegance, this bright and cheerful 55m2 Villa offers stunning views to the sea and the volcano

The ground floor has an open-plan living room, complete with two comfortable sofa beds, dining room and kitchenette for a home away from home feel. Abundant windows offer open sea and volcano views. The bathroom follows the traditional Santorini architecture with hand-formed built-in shower and plastered walls in soft grey and white tones.

The natural wooden staircase leads to the mezzanine bedroom that comes with a King Size antique bed and family heirloom armoire. Enjoy captivating views from the loft window to the open sea.

Light plaster walls, barrel-vaulted ceilings, handmade tiles, a collection of family heirloom antiques & original art work along with locally-produced traditional furniture bring a unique charm to this comfortable 55m2 Villa.

The Villa comes with its own outdoor terrace surrounded by gardens and vineyards and open views to the caldera and the Santorin volcano. A large, volcanic-stone, built-in table under a shady pergola is the ideal spot to take our reputed gourmet breakfast or close the day with an upon demand home-cooked dinner.

More Details

Owner
Anastasia Parava
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

About Anastasia Parava

My origins and roots, on my mother's side derive from this wild yet cosmopolitan island of Santorini. The first time I visited Santorini, I was about two years old. As soon as I saw this wild, incredible sight of the deep blue sea and the volcano I felt connected to the land of my ancestors straight away. However, because of the fact that I spent all my school years in Athens, my need to return back to Santorini every summer and Easter became increasingly important for the peace and balance of my soul. Now at the age of 37, being a mother of two wonderful boys, I pass on all this immense heritage to my children as my mother did with me and my brother..

I have studied, Drama, Physical Theatre and Puppet Theatre and I run a puppet theatre company. ParaMana Puppet Theatre collaborates with wonderful artists and tours with its productions in Greece and abroad.

Alongside to my main profession, I am part of a brilliant team that composes the soul of Aegagros Caldera Houses. Vangelis, Mike, Katerina, Nila, Elias and the next generation of our children compose this team that is there to welcome and receive each guest under the best possible circumstances!

Why Anastasia Parava chose Municipality of Thira

Aegagros is a way of life and is all about love: Love for cooking, love for nature and peace of soul. This is well manifested through each little detail that composes the decoration of our Villas, through our delicious meals and breakfasts, through the way we take care of our guests, but also through the way we chose to blend in the landscape. Without swimming pools, jacuzzis, or spa centres, but close to the land, close to the roots of our ancestors.

Our main objective is to provide to our guests a one of lifetime experience, a journey from within. To help our guests fill in their batteries and to create the needed conditions in order to let go all the accumulated energy one gathers during winter..

Far away (but not too far) from all the hustle and the bustle of Oia and Fira, Aegagros Caldera Houses provides an alternative choice to those who want to relax and to take in the authentic side of Santorini.

We wish to share with our guests Santorini itself in its purest form as it used to be in the old days, when the island was still untouched by mass tourism, excess construction and overrated high class hotels, where tradition and personal contact, hospitality, authentic greek and local cuisine, and human touch were the Norm.

What we want to offer to our visitors is a unique holiday which actually cannot be found anywhere else on Santorini. Our aim is to welcome you and make you feel like home. To introduce you to Greek hospitality as once described by Homer in Odyssey. To bring forward all these qualities this unique island has to offer.

Aegagros Caldera Houses is composed of a million flavors and little moments, it is the perfect combination of beauty, nature, serenity, quality and freedom of soul!

What makes this villa unique

Trough Aegagros we wish to introduce our visitors this wild side of the island through its traditions, its unique characteristics and features. We perform in more sustainable ways taking always into consideration the environment and the island’s traditions: Santorini is an island where water is indeed valuable.

For that reason instead of building swimming pools or Jacuzzis we decided to cultivate local and traditional organic seeds.

Our Vedema, the wine harvest season, (mid August) where we introduce our guests to wine making. We collect the organic grapes from our vineyards and then with our bare feet like in the old days we begin the stomping. If you find yourself visiting Aegagros around August don’t forget: you are invited to participate in our annual celebration of regeneration, growth and expandment. All sorts of treats and delicacies are served while last year's harvest is poured into our glasses.

We organize cooking workshops: By using local and finest materials, seasonal vegetables from our gardens, and of course our love and experience over the art of cooking, we share an exciting journey with you to the local flavors of Santorini. We will share with you all the de-li-cious little secrets that have been passed on from one generation to the other. At the end of the workshop you can enjoy the fruits of your loins with a full course dinner served by our at the Estate's Vineyard Terrace Restaurant.

Every Morning we prepare the most delicious home made breakfast with organic fruits and vegetables from our front gardens, home made pies and cakes, freshly baked bread, our own home made marmalades, a variety of delicious salty and sweet flavors that alter daily.

The estate's restaurant will surprise you: Located at a very convivial and comfortable environment, it has direct vistas to the caldera and the famous sunset of Santorini, but also its delicious homemade Greek platters will revive your palate senses to all its dimensions!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Municipality of Thira in South Aegean

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
At the premises of Aegagros Caldera Houses one may find our Vineyard terrace restaurant. Amidst our ancestors' vineyards, underneath a beautiful pergola, over a secluded and really relaxing natural environment with direct vistas to the caldera and the infamous sunset of Santorini, one may try out few of the most delicious greek platters and recipes found on the island! You are more than welcome to visit one evening Aegagros’ Vineyard Terrace Restaurant and try out our delicious and organic Greek cuisine! Just make sure to contact us in advance either by email or by phone so we can book a table for you and your friends or family! If you need any assistance with car rentals, sailing excursions, fishing trips, or any inside tips in particular, we are here to provide you our expertise and our help!

Reviews

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Aegagros: The quiet side of Santorini, Better than Heaven, Pure Joy!
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
5

Magical sunsets and a lovely place to stay! Ideal location for a Santorini holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 and we loved the amenities and hospitality we received. Each day started with a wonderful breakfast of gourmet food and then we set off on our adventures. The villas are located a short drive away from all the major beaches and sites. We often chose to eat supper at the patio restaurant at the villas as the food was excellent and the Caldera sunset was spectacular! We even took a cooking lesson from Nina their Chef and learned the secrets of some of our favourite Greek dishes.

We toured their garden and enjoyed the excellent wines from their own vines. An experience we won't soon forget. Thank you Anastasia for all the good tourist tips and for booking the rental car and the sailing trip for us. The boat trip was such a great way to see the island! We loved our stay! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent experience at small family oriented property

  • 5 of 5

I visited for one week with my three daughters and had a wonderful experience. Views and location is amazing - away from the chaos of tourist towns. The rooms were clean and felt very homey. The service was wonderful and the food delicious. They had great insights into local sites/beaches and were very available to help facilitate a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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two faces same owner

  • 1 of 5

While it is true that breakfast is good, I was hard to enjoy it after a bad nights sleep. Weak air conditioning and no screens on the Windows, except for the one in the very cramped toilet which due to ancient plumbing smelled like sewer. Hard mattresses, one of which was the width of the pillow, making it dangerous to turn in your sleep. Almost non existent WiFi which I needed to do some work and had been one of the conditions I requested. Yes there is Caldera view but so does everyone else. They demanded 50 percent down and the rest on arrival. I told them I wanted to leave but they said no way. They could have kept the first week after two night and all would have been fine but when I tried to go the owner Kalliope stood in back of the car and called the police.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing views, service and food

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an authentic Greek experience with the comforts, charms and privacy of your own home on the island, this is it! The views are the best I've ever seen and the gourmet food everyday was incredible. The people make the place, and we couldn't have been happier with the friendly, attentive service. We really felt like this was the highlight of our stay. Right in the middle of the island, this was in an easy location to catch the bus to different towns and beaches on the island. We loved coming home to our own private patio to watch the sunset and relax without all the crowds and tourists.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Santorini Gem with the BEST Service!

  • 5 of 5

Caldera Houses have been one of our best accommodation experiences thus far and that's saying a lot since both my husband and I travel very frequently. During our recent trip, we visited Istanbul, Santorini, Athens, Brussels and Amsterdam. Whenever we think of our time in Santorini, we can't help but miss Katerina, Poppy, Illias an his wife. Our bookings were very last minute but Poppy's daughter Anastasia was very helpful over email and phone and made our bookings in no time. She even emailed us information on things to do in Santorini and Athens so we could do some advance planning in the limited time that we had. We stayed in the Cave Studio which has the most breathtaking views!! Additionally, the privacy and the charming set-up was more than I expected. Pictures do not do justice to the beauty of the views, especially the sunset views. I couldn't stop taking pictures! People rush to Oia to watch the sunset with thousands of other people, however, the Cave Studio gave us our very own sunset viewing point. The views from all the other villas are great as well.

Throughout our stay of 3 days, Katerina and her staff treated us like family. We were served gourmet breakfast every morning on our private balcony and had surprises waiting for us when we got back from excursions. The breakfasts were some of the best meals we had on the entire trip. They were fresh, delicious and made with so much love. There was something new everyday. I cannot say enough good things about Katerina and her staff. They made us feel like we were staying with family and they genuinely cared about how our day went :). This was so different from staying at a hotel where you check-in, check-out and only have polite two minute conversations.

We arrived a few hours prior to the check-in time but Katerina readily accommodated us. The Caldera Houses are very conveniently located, have free and accessible parking, close to some of the main attractions such as Red Beach, Akotiri and Fira, and not too far from the airport. The Cave studio was very comfortable, nicely decorated, very clean and had free wireless internet. Katerina also showed us the bigger villas and all of them had great interiors and exteriors.

Overall, I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND CALDERA HOUSES and will be staying there myself then next time I visit Santorini. I would also like to thank Katerina and her staff for their hospitality and making our stay a great experience :))

Megha and Jay

Washington DC

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Better than Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot adequately describe the beauty and hospitality of Aegagros Caldera Houses. Upon arriving at this lovely place, my mother and sister and I were greeted with the warmest welcome by owner Katerina and her staff. We were shown to our beautiful house and given excellent advice on local destinations and must see stops on the island. We were all stunned by the lovely house with it's warm and unique decor but more so by the overwhelming, jaw dropping view! Shortly after our arrival, we were brought a midday meal which was delicious. Throughout our stay we were thrilled with the homemade breakfasts, which were clearly made with love. All three of us remarked how we were made to feel like family in this very special place. The location is in an area that is much more charming than the higher trafficked tourist spots, and it's very easy to navigate around the island with a car. A plus for us as well was the parking and the easy access for my mother who is in her 80's. The village nearby is lovely and the location makes it easy to explore the whole island. All of Katerina's recommendations were spot on, especially for the onsight masseuse ( also named Katerina) We all highly recommend Aegagros Houses and would love to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
6.4 Kilometres
JTR AIRPORT
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Athinios Port
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Perivolos

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Municipality of Thira, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£835
for 3 nights
From
£278
£1,947
£8,346
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
Medium Season (Autumn 2018)
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£755
for 3 nights
From
£252
£1,762
£7,551
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter, Spring 2018-2019
1 Oct 2018 - 31 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
£389
for 2 nights
From
£194
£1,360
£5,829
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
Medium Season Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
£495
for 2 nights
From
£247
£1,731
£7,418
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£835
for 3 nights
From
£278
£1,947
£8,346
 
 
Medium Season Autumn 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
£495
for 2 nights
From
£247
£1,731
£7,418
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season, Winter 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
£389
for 2 nights
From
£194
£1,360
£5,829
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£389
for 2 nights
From
£194
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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