Oia Villa II is an architect-designed holiday home on Santorini with amazing views of the Caldera, one of the most beautiful spots on the island and in the world.
How would you describe Oia Villa I in a nutshell?
Oia Villa I is a holiday villa rental on Santorini in Greece with amazing views of the Caldera, one of the most beautiful spots on the island and in the world.
Oia Villa I and II are adjacent cave houses dug into the Caldera cliff several centuries ago. We have completed a substantial refurbishment since we acquired them a few years ago.
What was your inspiration to restore the villas and rent them out to holiday guests?
My wife is an architect (born in Greece and educated in Sweden) and her architectural thesis focussed on Cycladic traditional architecture. It was therefore natural for us to look for a house of our own in this region. My wife initially found Imerovigli Villa for our family and we subsequently bought the Oia villas for our two daughters. Until we finally move to Santorini we thought it would make good sense to also let other people enjoy the fruits of my wife’s work.
To you personally, what has been the biggest reward about running these two holiday villas?
As a memory for life exceeding our guests’ high expectations creating a strong desire to return as quickly and as often as possible!