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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Situated in the traditional village of Megalachori (pop 350), near the ferry port of Athinios, this property is a few minutes walk from the main cobbled square of this beautiful and charming village. There you can enjoy two excellent restaurants and the local taverna.There is a village store and bakery nearby and the village is surrounded by vineyards, offering wine tasting. The village boasts one of the most up-market hotels on the island-'The Vedema', which has many V.I.P guests such as Danny DeVito and Angelina Jolie
The property lies just off the small main street leading into the village, near the famous marble church of Megalochori and the ancient bell tower.
A short walk to the bakery brings you to the main road from the beaches of Perissa and Perivilos to the main town of Fira. 1km towards Fira, past the road to the port of Athinios is Santo Wines, where you can witness a view of the entire island and its incredible sunsets whilst relaxing over a coffee or a glass or two of their famous wine. Alternatively, take advantage of your terrace by dining al fresco whilst soaking in the village atmosphere under the rays of the sun, or taking a cool drink under the stars.
This picturesque walled property is entered from a secluded street through a door leading to a small courtyard at the bottom of some steps. Just inside this door there is a building with a shower/toilet and cave double bedroom. From the courtyard there is an entrance to the main house via the fully fitted kitchen and another directly into the living room.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vlichada 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Santorini 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
As you enter the property through the external door, the second bedroom and dedicated shower roomand toilet, is located on the right at the bottom of the steps leading to the courtyard. This is a very unique and traditionally styled bedroom, as seen in the picture, which is in keeping with Santorini. The entrance to the main building is off the courtyard into the kitchen
The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge; freezer; cooker; sink and units and has all the cutlery and crockery needed for living. The living room has two sofas, one of which turns into a bed; dining table and 4 chairs; coffee table; armchairs; satellite TV and air conditioning. At the far end there is a door leading into an air conditioned double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. There is plenty of storage space.
|Further details outdoors|
The courtyard has a colourful array of pot plants and is equipped with a table and four chairs and an umbrella.
From the courtyard there are steps leading to the terrace, with a gazebo covered in bougainvillea, a comfortable set of patio chairs and occasional tables. The remainder of the terrace has a washing rotary drier and the solar panel system
There is a welcome pack available upon arrival. Either ourselves or our representative will meet you at the port or airport and take you to the villa, where you will be shown all the facilities and given information about the village and the island in order that you will make the most of your stay. We can arrange car, scooter or quad-bike rental with reputable companies at discounted rates. We can also advise you about the places to visit and the best tours to book(private island tours; diving; volcano and sunset cruises etc). We or our representative will be on hand during your stay to assist if required.
The Aegean Islands region
The Cyclades is a group of islands north of Crete of which Santorini (Thira), is perhaps the most famous. It lies between Ios and Anafi and is one of the most southerly islands in the Cyclades
Shaped by an incredible volcanic eruption some 3500 years ago, which has been responsible for many myths and legends, the island has now become the cultural capital of Greece, with extremely important archeological finds in the sites of Ancient Thira and Akrotiri. The 3500 year old ancient settlement of Akrotiri has been excavated for many years and has been closed to visitors for 5 years. It has now been re-opened for the 2011 season and is a must to visit. It is conveniently close to Megalochori.
The Santorini climate is very pleasant all year and can become extremely hot during the peak summer months, however the prevailing winds to help to make the temperature enjoyable at these times.
Megalochori (pop 350), is a delightful traditional village which boasts several vineyards, churches, village stores, bakeries, tavernas and restaurants. The Vedema Hotel is one of the most upmarket hotels on the island boasting such guests as Danny DeVito, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and is sutuated just off the main square.
The village is ideally located on the island, being on the main route to the popular beaches of Perissa and Perivolos (7km) with all the tavernas, bars, beach and water activities. The historical site of Akrotiri is nearby, as is the historic town of Pyrgos and the monastry of Profitis Elias. The winding road to the port of Athinios is 1km away just before the Santo winery with its stunning views. The main town of Fira, with its museums, art galleries,bustling shopping area, bars and restaurants is 7 km away and there is a bus service which regularly passes the village.
Kamari is another well known resort on the island and boasts many bars and restaurants. Access is better by own transport as public transport connections are difficult.
We would recommend that in order to reach most places of interest a car or scooter rental is advisable. We have some good contacts on the island that may be of help to you.
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12 Jul 2013
"Excellent accomodation in a typically Greek village"
The villa is well furnished, very clean with a fully equipped kitchen. Dont forget your Cd's & Dvd's if you fancy a night in, the villa has all the multi media you need plus excellent wifi. The location is very quiet & you soon slip into the relaxed Greek atmosphere. The houses around are nearly all owned & lived in by Greek nationals, who all seemed very friendly. The village boasts some impressive churches & six restaurants, of the three in the main square the Mariisa is our personal favourite, passing under the church bell tower arch you reach a further two restaurants which we thought were one but it seems the top & ground floor operate independently. On the outskirts of the village is a family run restaurant which although boasting simple fare was our personal favourite.
Megalochori is situated in the centre of the island & central to everywhere but you do need a motorbike or car to reach the numerous beaches & attractions on the island.
We had the pleasure of meeting Michael the owner, who suggested several of the islands attractions we hadn't visited, wine tasting at sunset on the caldera rim being the most memorable.
An excellent & relaxing holiday in a wonderful setting
11 Jun 2013
"Peaceful and beautiful, looking forward to one day returning."
My Mum and I had one wonderful week staying at Bougainville. When we arrived we met the owner here (had a hire car)as it is very easy to get to from airport. This beautiful apartment felt like home to us. We enjoyed wine and nibbles on the balcony overlooking the very peaceful Megalochori and found lots of interesting sights wandering the streets exploring. My Mum wanted to experience a cave house and she got to do that here. There is a cave bedroom with its own bathroom. My Mum fell in love with it the moment she went in it and was very content sleeping in there every night. I had the main bedroom which is very comfortable with a beautiful big ensuite. The kitchen has everything and more to cook meals. Wifi works wonderfully. We had some very windy cold days while staying on Santorini,so after exploring the island it was great knowing we had this oasis to return to and enjoy. We had the wonderful pleasure of spending time with the owners who have restored this apartment with love and hard work. It was hard to say goodbye at the end of the week. I hope that one day i can return with my husband to share with him Santorini, peaceful Megalochori and of course the beautiful Bougainville.
21 Aug 2012
"Very nice apartment in a peaceful location"
The apartment was just as described - air con (a "must" for August!), lovely master bedroom and ensuite bathroom, very nice living room, good kitchen, very nice patio and roof terrace. The local village has several restaurants, a little supermarket and a great bakery.
Downsides were - the second bedroom is accessed outside and the little toilet / second bathroom is up some external stairs (so a bit of a pain at night). Check-out procedure was a bit of a disaster - we were phoned after 11pm on our last night just as we went to bed to be told that they were coming at 9.30am the next day! So instead of going to bed, we had to stay up and pack. Then we had an early start the next day to ensure we were up, dressed and breakfasted for 9.30am (and on holiday, we'd been used to taking the mornings at a nice relaxed pace). As we'd not been told anything about check-out, we'd assumed there was no rush so it was a bit of a shock.
20 Aug 2012
"Comfortable budget accommodations"
We were two couples travelling together. My husband and I are well travelled, but this trip was the first time that our friends had travelled to Europe. The rate included a pickup and we were met at… More
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