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Experience the unique. Ilivatos is your private escape

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Irene Moutsoyiannis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

Amenities

Oia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ground floor of the first house
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Between living room and bedroom of the second house
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom of the second house
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Guest house
  • All bathrooms are fully equipped.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • IlivatosA - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Loft bedroom
    IlivatosA - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ground floor sofa bed dor 2
    IlivatosB - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Ground floor double bedroom
    IlivatosB - 1 double , Lower Level double bedroom with private bathroom
    Guest House - 2 twin/ single , Top level twin bedroom with private bathroom
  • Ilivatos consists of 2 independent houses and 1 guest house . The first house ( Ilivatos A) The second house (Ilivatos B) The Guest House . IlivatosA - 1 Double, 1 Baby Crib, Loft bedroom IlivatosA - 1 Sleep Sofa /Futon, Ground floor sofa bed dor 2 IlivatosB - 1 Baby Crib, 1 Double, Ground floor double bedroom IlivatosB - 1 Double, Lower Level double bedroom with private bathroom Guest House - 2 Twin/ Single, Top level twin bedroom with private bathroom
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The first and second houses share a large terrace overlooking the caldera. A staircase leads to the second level. There is the double guest house 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. Guest services include, aside the personal attendance and welcoming by the hostess, a basket of fruit and wine, all breakfast provisions and daily fresh bread and fruits. Maid service is provided daily, and linen change twice a week. Beach towels are also provided. Wi-Fi internet access in all areas of Ilivatos Villa , 7/24 service, as well as travel, excursion and concierge arrangements and complimentary transport from and to the port or airport. Massage treatments are provided upon request by outsourced partners.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Experience the unique. Ilivatos is your private escape
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Stunning Property!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with two friends at Ilivatos in the beginning of April and could not have imagined a better place to call home for four days. The location is perfect. Just off the main walkway with easy access to shopping and restaurants, but still quiet and serene. We had the entire place which made it so that in the morning we could have private breakfasts while overlooking the magnificent sea below. AND THAT VIEW! Every morning was like Christmas where I opened the door giddily to see possibly the most spectacular view of my travels. The beds were comfortable and we had plenty of space to store our belongings. Each room and bathroom had its own character and charm - I loved it all!

If Santorini were closer to home I can imagine coming here on a yearly basis. Truly, this was a fabulous place on an unbelievable island.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unforgettable vacation at Ilivatos villa!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Ilivatos was beyond any expectation we had for our vacation in Santorini. Standing on the cliff of Oia, the view of the Caldera was breathtaking, we even had a view from our beds...!!!! The house was super clean and the housekeeper Raymont was always at our disposal. The house was next to cafes, restaurants and the public parking lot, which proved to be really helpful. We will surely come back to Ilivatos, we had an amazing time!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

We were a group of 6 and we loved the property!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful stay! The house was very clean and set up perfectly. The location is also perfect. This is our fourth trip to Santorini from the U.S. but first house rental and we would stay there again. We will be telling our friends to rent this home. Raymond was very helpful and prepares a wonderful Greek breakfast. He was always willing to accommodate us and we thank him!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional home & a wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, Raymond is outstanding. He is one of the best hosts I have met. Helpful but non intrusive & always available. He made us feel really welcome. Your house is exceptional - amazing views (specially in moonlight) and the location is wonderful - steps from the main street. Our experience in Santorini would not have been half as enjoyable but for the lovely stay at Ilivatos.

Thank you for sharing the place with us & we hope to see you again.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I want to go back right away!

  • 5 of 5

Ilivatos was far superior to our expectations. The house is not far away from the parking lot as is idealy located in Oia, far away fro the crowds and close to shops and restaurants. The house is very confortable , the view is magnificent, during the day and at Night. Raymond, the housekeeper is the person that gives life to the house, and provide a service never seen. He will come every morning with and serve a delicious breakfast, and clean the house. He is also available for any other need you may have. Also, Irene the manager provides a customer service that makes a difference. We were ver happy , for sure will return to the house, and strongly recommend it to anyone planning to have a great time in Oia..

Fernando A.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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we loved this dream house!

  • 5 of 5

We would like to keep it short and simply.

The house is all your will ever ask for in your vacation, the view is beyond imagination, the sunset unforgettable for life.

the house is located very close to the public parking lot which makes everything a lot easier especially when you travel with elder people.

While sitting in the verandas you almost feel like flying over the sea.. what a feeling to be honest!

The house is super clean, Raymont ( the house keeper) always helpful and ready to assist.

We were 9 people and honestly we felt super comfortable , there was enough space in order not to bump into each other.

Highlight the breakfast every morning that Raymont prepared for us!

We travelled a long way to Santorini and booking this house really made a difference to us, we hightly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Santorini international airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Oia village
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Athinios
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Oia village
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Ammoudi
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Oia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
MID SEASON
May 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,068
 
 
HIGH SEASON
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,253
 
 
HS A PROMOTIONAL
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,068
 
 
HS B PROMOTIONAL
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,068
 
 
HS C PROMOTIONAL
Aug 23 2017 - Aug 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,068
 
 
Mid season
Sep 13 2017 - Sep 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,068
 
 
Low season
Sep 28 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$763
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,246
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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