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Beautifully Restored Traditional Village House 'Alba Lily'

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Private Courtyard with Plunge Pool

A lovingly restored traditional village house with modern facilities. The property comprises of 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, 2 bathrooms, two lounges, a kitchen with all appliances, a private courtyard with plunge pool and dining area, a large roof terrace with seating and loungers, air conditioning, wifi, TV with DVD player.


Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Megalochori House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Car and bike rental can be arranged if required. Check in time 2pm. check out time 10am. This may be flexible depending on availability.


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(37 traveler reviews)

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Beautifully Restored Traditional Village House 'Alba Lily'
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Our best villa stay so far 5 star service

  • 5 of 5

I just cannot put into words how beautiful this villa/the village and this island is. The care and thought that the owners have put into this cave house is exceptional. All I can say it's one of the best holidays we have had and cannot wait to return. You will not be disappointed if you book a holiday here it will exceed all expectations. A massive thank you to mark and Christine for your 5star care and service.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We really enjoyed your company and look forward to your return.
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Hampshire England

Delightful Cave House in Megalochori

  • 5 of 5

Alba Lily is a delightful cave house in the charming village of Megalochori. It is small and quirky, but has every modern convenience and has been beautifully decorated and furnished with taste by Christine and Mark. Outside it has a delightful courtyard with dining area and small pool, once again decorated with pot plants and tasteful wall plates. Upstairs there is a barbecue and on the roof terrace very comfortable built in sofas and a table with views over the village and surrounding countryside and a very beautiful domed church almost next door. We spent every evening watching the sunset from there - marvelous!

Megalochori itself is off the main tourist route but has a small mini market and about six or seven restaurants within walking distance. It is a very traditional village, and if you are lucky, you may get involved in one of their festivals with a bonfire in the street and Greek dancing etc.This has occurred twice for us when visiting in mid June. There is a very good bakery on the outskirts of the village that sells all types of breads and irresistible pastries, plus delicious homemade ice cream, takeaway dinners and grocery items etc. It is open all day every day until midnight and is just a five minute walk from Alba Lily. The bus stop to Fira is right outside the bakery and another mini market is close by.

These are some of the highlights, but the best bit is that you get Mark and Christine as well! They are helpful and generous, and the fact that they live next door, means that if you do have a problem they are quickly on hand to deal with it.

We highly recommend Alba Lily for a cave house experience in a very traditional Greek village, and you do not need to hire a car.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cave house in quiet traditional village, fabulous holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Christine were perfect hosts, from wine beer and food in fridge when we arrived to collecting us and taking us back to the aiirport and arranging hire car and boat trip. Really appreciated all those little touches. House is very well equipped - although we only used the fridge to keep our drinks cool!! Santorini is a beautiful island and megalorchori a tranquil

Oasis to return to each day, will definitely recommend to friends and family. The Dunnes July 2017

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a gem - cannot rate this highly enough

  • 5 of 5

Firstly Mark thank you for being the perfect host and Christine although we did not meet maybe next time - we would love to revisit. The accommodation is in a perfect location which gave us the opportunity to explore places such as Oia and Thira but we were always pleased to return to Albalily which is fully loaded with charm and every amenity you could ask for. Its location offers the visitor the opportunity to feel at home in a beautiful traditional Greek village. Santorini may be small but has so much to see and do - beaches, wineries, Island hopping day trips on traditional boats, stunning sunsets, shopping and more. Great Holiday - Great Host - Great accommodation - Great Island PERFECT!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Alba Lily

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly Wonderful villa in a beautiful setting and Marc and Christine are the perfect hosts, they are extremely kind and helpful, nothing was too much trouble in helping to make our stay so memorable. Alba Lily was simply stunning and I couldn't have chosen a better place to celebrate my 50th birthday. The villa itself is equipped to the highest standards and is equally perfect for two to four people with separate bedroom and sitting areas etc. It has to be seen to appreciate fully,indoors is excellent with so much space and the outdoor seating area with plunge pool and stairs leading to an amazing seating & sunbathing area ! The village of Megalochori is lovely and traditional, it has plenty of excellent restaurants nearby and we liked Mousiko Kouti, Fegerra and the Athermi ,which are all within a short walk. The bakery was excellent also,providing hot food to take away,nice bread and cakes etc.The bus service is good for getting around easily however,we did hire a car for a day which Marc & Christine organised for us. A car makes it easier but it's not essential at all.We loved the island of Santorini, particularly Perissa (great reccommdations from Marc & Christine for lunch) and we also loved the open air cinema at Kamari.Fira and Oia have to be seen also, but Megalochori was my favourite area, as it is a haven and is so laid back . Be sure to visit Megalochori's various winery's, we managed to get to Gavalas, Santo wines for my 50th ! (thanks to Marc for the lift) and Ventesanos.Santorini wine is excellent and a bit different in taste to most other wines due to the volcanic soil etc and the wine tastings were a great experience, with some amazing views as well !

All in all, a wonderful holiday,on a great island ,in the perfect villa and with the best hosts! So thanks so much Marc & Christine and we would strongly recommend Alba Lily and hope to return !

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver BC Canada

AlbaLily is charming and delightful, as are the hosts Christine and Mark.

  • 5 of 5

Cleanliness, a welcoming bottle of wine and food, beautiful deck, cool plunge pool and a quaint quiet village to explore. With all the choices available, we were so glad we chose this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Santorini Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Athinios Port
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Megalochori is one of the most peaceful and traditional villages on the island of Santorini. The property is a short walk to the village square where there are three excellent restaurants offering Greek and international food. You can't fail to notice the large number of wine tasting places here and indeed this village is at the heart of the island's wine making industry. Many of the bigger facilities, like Boutari, are on the village's outskirts among the vineyards.


Rates & Availability

Megalochori House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 16 2018 - Oct 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 15 2018 - Nov 15 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $260.52

A 25% non returnable deposit is required to reserve the property. Balance to be paid 7 days before arrival.
Earliest checking time 2pm. Check out time 10.00am. This may be flexible depending on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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