Santorini Villas Rental Greece - Santorini Holiday Villa for Rent, Villa Io Private Villa in Santorini (Megalochori)
Tucked away in a secluded alcove of Megalochori, within a short stroll from the village square, Villa Io provides privacy and an ideal hide-away. Built into the volcanic rock the Villa once served as the village school to the local children. Today the interior is all white with beautiful arched interiors – the thing dreams of a Greek Island home is made of. The outdoor area is private and the hand-laid cobbled courtyard, complemented by a glistening pool, provides the perfect outdoor space for lazing around on hot summer days.
The layout of the villa takes the form of the traditional Santorini houses. The floors throughout the villa are traditional polished cement and are covered with rugs adding a cool and sophisticated air to the interior. As the village of Megalochori is surrounded by vineyards, the villa continues with this theme with unusual light fittings fashioned out of the basket-like vines. The farm-style kitchen is large and fully equipped with modern appliances, an antique dinning table and beautifully crafted chairs. Cutlery and crockery are housed in an ornate antique dresser, adding an old-world charm to the kitchen. The original double wooden doors open up into a single room and a staircase leads you up to a delightful den. The latter is best suited for children over 6, due to its size, narrow access and the sense of a loft hide-away. Through an arched passageway, leading from the kitchen, you will find the comfortably appointed living room with doors leading out to the courtyard and pool. Doors lead from the lounge to a comfortable double bedroom. The open-space bathroom has a large shower, marble vanity, beautifully restored towel rails and a separate restroom. This traditional Villa ensures tranquility, privacy and a taste of village life. Villa Io is ideal for families wanting to experience the true island life-style of days gone by without compromising on comfort.
Literally translated into "Big Village", which is a mere euphemism, this island settlement is known to have been populated since the middle of the 17th century. Host to the mansions of some of the most powerful families who inhabited the island, it is also famous for its sweet wine "Vinsanto", which is still exported all over the world. The architecture that resulted from the riches of its inhabitants truly stands out from every vantage point of the village.
Megalochori has withstood the gradual erosion of village life through rural depopulation as some of the island's largest vineyards situated here and thus continue to provide a livelihood to its inhabitants. Its lively community of permanent residents adds local flavour and charm to the village's narrow roads which in turn beg to be explored.
Peace and tranquility best describe one of the few traditional settlements on the island. Situated 9.5 kilometers from Fira, Megalochori is within easy reach of Akrotiri and many other beaches on the island. Megalochori presents a multitude of interesting faces, many of whom, you may well get to know during your stay.
Comfortable living room.
- 3 Bedrooms - accommodation up to 5 guests
- Main Bedroom: Double Bed
- 2nd Bedroom: Three-quarter Bed
- 3rd Bedroom: Loft-style room with 2 single beds, reached via a ladder
- 1 Bathroom
- One large shared bathroom with shower. Separate W/C
- Well equipped kitchen
- Kitchen is equipped with a stove, fridge, coffee maker & kettle, crockery & cutlery, pots & pans
- Private Swimming Pool
- Pool loungers and umbrella in the courtyard
- Transfers to and from the port or airport
- Porter to assist with luggage
- Daily refresh housekeeping service of 2 hours
- Welcome hamper
- One stick shift, 5 seat car rental (third party insurance & unlimited kilometers included)
- Mobile telephone
- Satellite television / DVD player
- Free standing Ventilators / Freestanding Heaters