Villa IVI of The Divine Villas
Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Villa Ivy is a fully restored, historic cave house with an inner cobbled courtyard and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Located in Megalochori with its Venetian architecture, one of the most beautiful and traditional villages of Santorini, just a short drive away from all the main touristic attractions. Built under the church of St. Anarghyri, with its wonderful bell tower, Villa Ivy is a charming retreat for two couples or a small family seeking a private haven to experience the traditional life of Santorini.
Prominent features are the high walls and the solid wooden entrance, built for privacy and safety against marauding pirates. Painted blue doors lead the guests into the private beautiful courtyard, with the stone built Jacuzzi, the comfortable sun beds and the built – in sofas, a real oasis of calm and tranquility in the hectic summer months.
The main house consists of the open – plan kitchen/ dining and living room area, the master bedroom, the walk – in closet and the large vaulted terracotta bathroom that makes for quite a romantic ambiance. In the guest house, with its own private entrance from the courtyard, is located the second master bedroom and a small charming en – suite bathroom.
The villa owner has preserved during the renovation the historical architectural elements of the early 20th century construction and added all modern amenities (WiFi, Satellite TV, DVD player, I –pod/ I - phone deck station, air – condition etc).
'One of Europe's best holiday homes' according to The Sunday Times (Feb 2011)
Porter for your luggages
Change of linens & towels every third day
Natural hotel amenities (Apivita)
Extra Amenities on request
Transfer from/ to the airport or port
Extra change of bed sheets and towels
Private masseuse on request
Private tour guide and boat charters
Private yoga and pilates sessions
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vlihada Beach 4.9 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Santorini National Airport 7.3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The Aegean Islands region
Santorini is located in the middle of the Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea and is one of the most famous holiday destinations in Greece. The island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the world, around 1600 BC and some say that this led to the demise of the lost city of Atlantis.
What remains today is a submerged volcano and a caldera, where architectural complexes of underground rock- hewn houses still survive into the volcanic soil. The Caldera and the whole cluster of the Santorini islands have been characterized as an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Reflecting the island's exceptional geological make up, Santorini offers an array of unique white and red sandy beaches in addition to different pebbled beaches that feature a variety of colors reflecting in the sea's waters.
Other Interesting Information
The island of Santorini or Thira/ Thera, is known for the mystique energy, the famous caldera, the legendary volcano, the romantic sunsets, the interesting gastronomy, the wineyards, the nightlife on the island is ideal for all visitors, since it combines quiet cafes and bars with intense nightlife entertainment in bars and clubs.
Santorini is an ideal choice for travellers seeking a luxury, unique experience consisting of historic sightseeing, for their vacation. The volcanic cliffs of Santorini are red, brown or greenish, surmounted by a string of white villages.
Villa Ivi is located in Megalochori, one of the most beautiful and traditional villages of Santorini. Sheltered from the Cycladic winds, the traffic – free white streets of Megalochori village provide a peaceful and sought after alternative to the busiest tourist centres of Santorini, Fira and Oia. Megalochori's location in the centre of the island is the ideal springboard to enjoy the attractions of Santorini Island, the famous sunset, the wineries, the local cuisine and the sea.
Megalochori's existence is recorded back to the 17th century.
Home to historical mansions, old traditional houses, pirate hideaways and wine canavas, it has a history of merchants and wealthy land barons exporting Vinsanto wine that the island still produces. A prominent feature of the historical homes and mansions are the high walls, inner courtyards and solid wooden door entrances, built for privacy and for safety against marauding pirates.
A great effort is been made by local residents and businessmen to preserve the characteristics and beauty of this traditional settlement, and many of the original houses that had fallen into disrepair, have been restored to their former glory.
In the center of the village, there a wonderful traditional square with taverns, restaurants and trees providing shade for a quick cup of coffee. The square is the heart and soul of Megalochori, a gathering place for the locals to play a game of cards or 'tavli' (backgammon). Spiraling out in all directions is a maze of winding cobbled streets and smooth edge pathways, just waiting to be discovered.
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