Wineryhouse, where dreams live
House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Winery House (main domain), part of the "Winery Villa" complex:
This was the last winery which operated in Fiinikia until the 70's. We know the existence of a documentary production from the Swiss state television showing this winery in operation.
This impressive construction was built by Santorinian craftsmen using local materials like Aspa (volcanic ash), Poria (red volcanic stones) chipped around the doors and windows, grey and red volcanic stone stairs, traditional doors and traditional concrete floors. Iron railings in all windows were used as protection from the pirates.
The building is composed by two interconnected large cave rooms (canavas) of a total 160 sq.m, surface. There was the winery production and the barrels. Both enter from the courtyard where the main entrance to the house is.
These canavas with impressive proportions and domed roof, half caved and half external, follow the typology of a large church due to constructional and operational reasons.
Build benches along the stone walls used to support the wine barrels. A crypt in the wall that separates the canavas is the "ratsidio" where took place the distillation of raki, is now used as a guard robe.
The big open space (of over 80 sq m) of the eastern canava includes , the living room with build benches,the dinning room and the kitchen.
It looks strange that this house having only one bedroom is stated for 4-6 guests. The bedroom is one entire canava (the western canava) of 70 sq.m. this includes the master bedroom with one build-in Kings Size bed, and above this, a wooden (open) loft with two single sleeping mattresses. The extra guests are meant to sleep on the build benches, of the dinning room (Eastern canava).
Both rooms are decorated in high style.
Canavas are open to a private large "oriental garden' of 250 sq.m. full of flowers, cactus and wine plants. A tiny swimming pool lies in front of them.
The fully equipped kitchen in combination with the oriental garden make this place ideal for preparing and enjoying great gourmet dinners indoors (daytime) or out doors in the evening.
Ideal for 4 max 6 persons
This house is situated in the "FINIKIA traditional settlement" which is a protected neighborhood of Oia. No cars are allowed inside Finikias narrow streets, and the village is peaceful and relaxing. Distance of the house from the bust station on the main road is 150 meters (walking), from the tavernas of Finikia 200 meters, and from the center of Oia 500-800 meters. Nearest sandy beach (Baxedes) is 1500 m downhill, therefore it is advised to go there by bus or rented vehicle.
We will be glad helping you to organize your stay in Santorini. Thereafter can arrange upon your request:
- Pick-up and transfer from/to harbor or airport.
- Car rental at low price (pick-up and drop-off free of charge anywhere in the island).
- Sailing cruises across the caldera of Santorini (private or semi-private).
- Day boat trips to Ios island.
- Half day excursion to Thirassia island.
- Wine tours and wine tasting in the local wineries.
... and much more.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Baxedes 1.5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Santorini (Thira) International Airport 16 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
The Aegean Islands region
Introduction to Santorini, Oia and Finikia.
Oia occupies the best part of the island, the north-western part, eleven kilometres away from Fira. The traditional village is also situated on the top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni and the island of Thirassia. The houses of Oia are dug in the volcanic lava, mainly two-storey houses with a very particular character. This is the best choice for those who wish to enjoy their holidays far from very crowded places and experience the uniqueness of Santorini. If Fira is the fancy and glamorous side of the island, Oia is the elitist part.
Here you can surrender to the magic of nature that has created this little paradise on earth. Spectacular sea views, wonderful architecture, the world famous sunset of Oia with its magical purple colours are just some of the reasons that bring the most famous names of the international jet set to Oia. Must see are The Maritime Museum housed in a captain's house of the 19th century, Sigalas Winery, located on the plain of Oia (Baxedes region), and Oia Castle.
During the past centuries, Oia was the resident area, while the attached neighbourhood of Finikia was the industrial, full of wineries.
is a small village, attached to Oia as its neighbourhood. There were the wineries where the grapes from the wine field of Santorini, were processed to wine. Village is there since middle Ages. Most buildings were wineries with some accommodation for the workers. The economy of this small village was directly dependent from the wine. As there were not any wells in the area, fresh water was scarce and exclusively supplied by the rain, collected into the sizable underground cisterns of the houses. In our days, very few houses maintain their cisterns in operation and fresh water is provided by the sea, via a local desalination plant.
In our days, Finikia is characterized as a Traditional Settlement and therefore the local architecture is somewhat protected. No cars or motor vehicles of any kind are allowed into the narrow alleys of the village. Finikia is a very silent and romantic place away from the afternoon tourist crowds raiding Oia due to its famous sunset. There you can enjoy your wine in peace while sun falls….
Santorini Island Beaches
Almost all the eastern side of the island is full of beaches. Famous sandy beaches like Perissa, Kamari and Perivolas are the most crowded and trendy, full of restaurants and beach bars. However there are beaches like Kouloumbos, Vlychada, and Mesa Pigadia etc with very beautiful nature.
Simply named the Red beach is one of the most beautiful beaches to be found in the Aegean Sea. Close to Akrotiri in the south is a small bay nestled besides soaring red lava cliffs with terracotta coloured sand that disappears into the crystal clear turquoise water. The short walk to the beach is a small effort for the reward of an amazing view
Santorini island is well serviced by both air and sea. There are three flights daily from Athens to Santorini with Aegean and Olympic Airlines. There is also a multitude of international charter flights during the summer season. Sky Express is a small airline that connects Santorini with Mykonos and Crete with daily flights during the high season.
The fastest boat to Santorini from Piraeus (the main port of Athens) is the High-Speed ferry which takes 4,5 hours. There are a number of other ferries that connect Santorini with Athens and the other islands.
Moving around Santorini with a rental car or motorbike is perfectly easy but it is of course busier in high season. Please do not hesitate to ask our concierge for assistance with your travel arrangements and vehicle rentals.
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22 Jul 2014
"A perfectly relaxing end to our honeymoon"
We visited Santorini as the last stop on our 2 week honeymoon and found Eleni and the Winery to be exactly what we needed: Relaxing, secluded and equipped with all we need. The house is relatively clo… More
12 Jul 2014
"The Wineryhouse is enchanting."
The Wineryhouse is as enchanting as the photos suggest. It is located in the quaint village of Finikia, which has one of the best tavernas that we encountered in Santorini. The house is within walki… More
8 Feb 2014
We had the most wonderful holiday whilst staying at the Winery House in July 2013. The house itself is a wonderful space, truly beautiful. It had everything we needed and was immaculate. We shall defi… More
2 Nov 2013
"Fabulous renovated old winery in quite pedestrian only area"
Stylishly renovated old winery, in a pedestrian only area of Finikia, which is a short walk from Oia. The house is very spacious, and has an excellent kitchen. We arrived at the house with donkeys car… More
9 Sep 2013
"Winery House is a magical house in an extraordinary village, owned by exceptional people."
My husband and I, along with our three children (two teenagers and a 10 year old) spent five days at Winery House. Our stay was everything we hoped for and more. The location is fabulous. We loved the… More
9 Jul 2013
"Out of this world. Stunning location, stylish peaceful property"
"A very peaceful and relaxing place in a traditional Greek village, attached to busy Oia. The house is absolutely amazing in architecture and style. You can enjoy the local wines in the corners of the sizable garden or watch the sunset from the terrace. We really enjoyed our stay in this wonderful place. Oia is in walking distance from the house. The owners were very helpful. They revealed all the "hidden" places on the island and helped us organize our tours around the island in the best possible way. We look forward to returning there some day and make our dreams come true once again.
5 Jul 2013
"The best place to live"
I stayed with my friends in winery house FOR 7 days. It 's the best choice to live in oia! We had the best sunset view, many comforts and RELAX!!! They have 3 houses in the villa with special o… More
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