Villa Santorini II is a very private holiday home in a truly outstanding location near the best beaches & best attractions of the island.
How would you describe Villa Santorini I in a nutshell?
Villa Santorini I is the perfect villa rental for guests who are looking for privacy and relaxation in the beautiful and quiet village of Megalochori. The rooms have vaulted ceilings and original wooden floors. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned, there is an enclosed courtyard with a private garden and a Moroccan-style swimming pool. You'll be just a short walk from the village centre, the closest beach is just 5km and Fira town 7km away.
Tell us a bit about the history of Villa Santorini I.
The villa actually belongs to my family and was restored 10 years ago. Before that it belonged to one of the feudal landlords who became wealthy by exporting the Vinsanto wine. We tried to renovate it the best way possible to maintain the original feeling of the house but still added some features. Now it has comforts like a private pool, air conditioning, WIFI, iPod with docking station, satellite TV. We tried not to change the traditional style of the original house which features a beautiful secluded courtyard with garden (where the pool is), and a smaller but equally lovely yard for alfresco dining with views on the village church domes.
To you personally, what has been most rewarding about running a villa rental?
When I was first involved to open our villas to vacation guests, I really enjoyed it because it is fantastic to be able to interact with people from all over the world. And it is very rewarding to see guests come to our house, have a great time and recommend us in travel reports.
Also, I am very happy for the world-class recognition of Santorini, which was voted every year for the last years as the World’s Best Island by popular travel magazines like Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveller.