About the property
- Villa1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Ilivatos is a 4 bedroom villa lying on 3 levels, in the heart of Oia
The panoramic views of the volcano form an experience beyond your imagination.
Ilivatos consists of 2 separate houses and a guest house.
The first has a fully equipped kitchen, living room with sofa bed for 2 , sofa, dining table for 6, 1 bathroom and a wooden staircase to a bedroom-loft with double bed.
The second house consists of a single room with fully equipped kitchen, a sofa and dining table for 4, one bathroom, one double bedroom and a staircase that descends to the second double bedroom and bathroom.
The first and second home share a large terrace overlooking the caldera. A staircase leads to the second level. There is the double guest room with bathroom and large veranda.
The houses of Ilivatos can be rented individually, with or without the guest house, and as a single house.
3 unique balconies on 3 different levels with panoramic views, complete the uniqueness of Ilivatos, where beauty goes beyond the awe.
Ilivatos is your family house that you are invited as guests.
Santorini (Greek: ?????????, pronounced [sado?rini]), officially Thira , is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 2001 census population of 13,670.
The municipality of Santorini comprises the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia and the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana. The total land area is 90.623 km2 (34.990 sq mi). Santorini is part of the Thira regional unit.
It is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements, on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera. A giant central, rectangular lagoon, which measures about 12 by 7 km (7.5 by 4.3 mi), is surrounded by 300 m (980 ft) high, steep cliffs on three sides. The main island slopes downward to the Aegean Sea. On the fourth side, the lagoon is separated from the sea by another much smaller island called Therasia; the lagoon is connected to the sea in two places, in the northwest and southwest. The caldera being 400m deep makes it possible for all but the largest ships to anchor anywhere in the protected bay; there is, however, a newly built marina in Vlychada on the southwestern coast. The principal port is called Athinias. The capital, Fira, clings to the top of the cliff looking down on the lagoon. The volcanic rocks present from the prior eruptions feature olivine and have a notably small presence of hornblende.
It is the most active volcanic center in the South Aegean Volcanic Arc, though what remains today is chiefly a water-filled caldera. The volcanic arc is approximately 500 km (310 mi) long and 20 to 40 km (12 to 25 mi) wide. The region first became volcanically active around 3–4 million years ago, though volcanism on Thira began around 2 million years ago with the extrusion of lavas from vents around the Akrotiri.
The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thira eruption), which occurred some 3600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of feet deep and may have led indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, 110 km (68 mi) to the south, through a gigantic tsunami. This theory is not, however, supported by chronology, in that the collapse of the Minoan civilization did not occur at the date of the tsunami, but some 90 years later. Another popular theory holds that the Thira eruption is the source of the legend of Atlantis.
It is an island with long history that has suffered a lot of catastrophes due to volcano eruptions that have changed its shape.
But human power turned to be stronger than rough nature. Today the -almost- lunar scenery with the black, gray and red volcanic rocks has turned into a white state. The mild architecture of Cyclades islands has changed the island's sight. The graphic villages, with the narrow cobblestone pavements, the small squares and their churches impress every visitor. View to volcano that most tourist resorts have- is spectacular. The picture is unique especially the sunset. Photos of Santorini's sunset are all around the world. At dawn all visitors run to Caldera to see the reddish sky.
All of Santorini is a site. The significant archaeological places (Akrotiri, Ancient Thira) the museums, the monasteries, the churches, the tenable settlements, the volcano, all pieces of a puzzle that join yesterday with today and prove how special Santorini is.
Vivid life tempos characterize Santorini. It's one of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece with tourist development. It offers high standard services to all visitors.
As for accommodation you will find hotels and rooms to let of all categories that satisfy all demands. Concerning gastronomic delights, Santorini's cuisine is famous for its special dishes, you can accompany with the local wine. Concerning nightlife and options for entertainment Santorini satisfies all preferences.
Santorini has an airport that connects the island with Athens and most of the big cities, while in its port arrive in everyday courses ferries from Piraeus, Crete and the rest of Cyclades islands.
Oia is a cosmopolitan resort in Santorini.
It is widely known for its dream-like sunset. Every dawn people gather in caldera to see that magic moment where the sun disappears in the endless Aegean open sea which takes the reddish colors of the day as it goes by.
It is built on a height of 350 m above the level of the sea and is sited on the north side of the island, 11 km far from Fira.
It distinguishes for its authentic beauty. The carved in rocks settlement, house-caves, that are excavated in rocks, are its characteristic. That kind of houses are found only in Santorini, due to its particular kind of ground.
Oia is the first settlement in Greece identified as preserved not only for its carved in rocks houses but also for its nobility and unique beauty. Even the latest buildings distinguish for their traditional architecture of Cyclades and their unique appearance. Walking through the picturesque paths, you will find a lot of touristic shops ,coffee houses and restaurants. In the evening you can go for drinks in one of the many bars in Oia and enjoy the view under the candle-light.
From Oia you can reach the beach of Ammoudi by car or by our unique traditional donkeys... You can also swim at the beach of Armeni.
Southeast of Oia is located the beach of Koloubos. It is a quiet beach with pebbles just 4 Km from Oia.
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Best location in Santorini!
Our family enjoyed a wonderful break in Ilivatos. We rented the three apartments and it was very comfortable for us, we were independent and met in the beautiful terrace over the sea. Kitchen is very well supplied, Raymond took great care of us. The terrace and the views are spectacular, if you want to experience the best views this is the place!
Beautiful Villa with georgeous views on caldera
The house was well appointed for our group of 6 adults including 2 marrried couples. Everything was as advertised and the views from the various deck levels were truly breath taking. Raymont was great carrying our luggage up and down the many steps to the house which was pretty high up on the caldera. He also brought great breakfasts every day for our group including fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, honey, bread, salami or ham, cheese, fruit juices and milk. On two occasions he brought eggs which we chose to have scrambled. On the last day we had an early flight so he brought pastries & cheese pies. He put up the umbrelllas or sails for shade in the morning and took them down in the evening as well as cleaned the house & dishes daily so all of that attention was a great treat.
Communication with Irene was very easy by email or the app both before & during our trip. She was a gracious host and directed us to Raymont for anything we might need including our transfer to the airport on our last day. The location was perfect and in my opinion superior to Fira which we visited on a day trip.
I would highly recommend this home to anyone visiting Santorini 😀�
A true gem in the heart of Oia
There are no words that can accurately describe the feeling when you walk through the door to the Ilavatos property! With jaws on the floor and smiles on our faces we scurried to aquatint ourselves with the property. It was truly perfect for a group of friends (like I had). We had the most unbelievable time here and would recommend it to anyone! The property sits just in front of one of the most photographed spots in Oia. The best part is while everyone is waiting in line to get the perfect photo, all we had to do was stand on the roof top deck to get the most perfect photo of the village. I can't wait to return!
Amazing home , location and service that made our stay special
The house is excellently located right in the middle of OIA and probably every one of the iconic pictures of Santorini has this home in the picture.
The house is well maintained, clean and very comfortable. It has multiple levels of balcony which allowed us to sit at different places based on the sunshine and the size of the group.
Raymond helped us with arrivals, break fast and departures. He was kind and gave us a good recommendations and was always ready to help. He made the entire stay a little more pleasurable.
Irene was easy to communicate and get all the information needed before our stay.
The house was definitely was one of the highlights of our stay in Santorini. Strongly recommend this house for anyone looking to stay in Oia.
Amezing view. Raymond is great.
Great location. Amaizing view. Raymond is great. All the rooms very comfortable. Great experience.
Spectacular Views and Perfect Location
Having stayed in Oia a couple of times in the last few years, we had a good sense of where we wanted to be. The house was perfectly situated -- located in the heart of everything, yet off the beaten path enough to make it a great sanctuary from the summer crowds.
Our family of five shared the villa(s) with another family of five who are close friends, and it was perfect for four adults and six teens. We each had our own house with kitchen, living room, etc., but were able to come together to socialize in the expansive outdoor areas. Could not have asked for a better place to vacation together as families. And thanks to Raymont for everything! He is very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.
Ilivatos is situated in the heart of the magnificent Village of Oia. The panoramic views of the volcano, the neighboring volcanic islets and the legendary sunsets form an experience beyond your imaginations. In typical Santorinian style with white-washed walls, 4 bedrooms, 2 comfortable living rooms with extra sofa –bed and a canopy, dining rooms with table for 6 people each, stoned showers and fully equipped kitchens Ilivatos is your family house that you are invited as guests… Please contact us for our special rates. The house sleeps up to 10 people. The 3 unique terraces are lying in 3 levels overlooking the caldera, offering stunning views over the amazing volcano. We promise you memorable vacations while enjoying the magic and the mystery of our breathtaking island. Oia village offers a range of shops, cafes and restaurants. There is a medical center and pharmacy. There are 2 ATM machine and a public bus between the village and the main town as well as a good taxi service. Oia is a cosmopolitan resort in Santorini. It is widely known for its dream-like sunset. Every dawn people gather in caldera to see that magic moment where the sun disappears in the endless Aegean open sea which takes the reddish colors of the day as it goes by. Oia is built on a height of 350m above the level of the sea and is sited on the north side of the island, 11 km far from Fira. It distinguishes for its authentic beauty. The carved in rocks settlement, house-caves, that are excavated in rocks, are its characteristic. That kind of houses are found only in Santorini, due to its particular kind of ground. Oia is the first settlement in Greece identified as preserved not only for its carved in rocks houses but also for its nobility and unique beauty. Even the latest buildings distinguish for their traditional architecture of Cyclades and their unique appearance. Walking through the picturesque paths, you will find a lot of touristic shops ,coffee houses and restaurants. . In the evening you can go for drinks in one of the many bars in Oia and enjoy the view under the candle-light. From Oia you can reach the beach of Ammoudi by car or by our unique traditional donkeys ... You can also swim at the beach of Armeni .. South-east of Oia is located the beach of Koloubos. It is a quiet beach with pebbles just 4 km away from Oia.
Additional information about rental rates
The house is separated into 3 different smaller houses - Ilivatos A ( accommodates up to 5 pax)- Ilivatos B ( accommodates up to 5 pax) and the Guest House ( accommodates 2 pax) When rented separately, the guest of Ilivatos A and B share the same terrace.