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Beautifully Restored, Spacious 17th Century 'The Winery Estate', Private setting

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

5 Beds, 4 Bathrooms, 3 Large Terraces, Inc Self Contained Private Suite For 2

'The Winery Estate' beautifully situated in the peaceful village of Megalohori, overlooks local vineyards, family churches and stunning views of the ancient windmills of Vlychada and the Aegean Sea. After a 7 year restoration to a private residence, this winery dating from the 17th Century is now accepting reservations.

The property comfortably accommodates 12 guests in complete privacy, with 5 air conditioned bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The main house hosts 10 guests with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms . In addition, the ‘Bergonia Suite’ is a fully equipped, self-contained cavern house accommodating 2 guests, with bathroom, kitchenette, a dining terrace, and its own entrance off the pool terrace, perfect for romantic nights in. The estate includes 3 large private terraces, each with fantastic views for relaxing, dining and entertaining. The Pool Terrace, with a large pool (40sq meters), loungers and pagoda; the Roof Terrace with a pagoda, hammock, loungers and dining area, perfect for all day sun worshipping or siestas in the shade and the Main Terrace, with a double, built in barbecue and a dining space for 12 guests as well as a comfy seating area with shade.

The property’s location means an easy stroll will take you to the picturesque village square, which plays host to an array of quaint tavernas and shops, along with a mini market and a locally renowned bakery. Its central setting allows for a short drive to all parts of the island, including the Caldera, Fira, Oia, Amoudi Bay and the beaches of Perissa and Kamari.

Make your holiday to Santorini a memory to treasure at this exceptional residence.

Please also see my other properties in Santorini, details below

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Sarah Woolman
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Megalochori Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • there is also an outdoor shower on the roof terrace
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1st bedroom - 1 queen , with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe
    2nd bedroom - 1 queen , with walk-in wardrobe
    3rd bedroom - 2 twin/ single , with en-suite bathroom. can also be made in to a double bed
    5th Bedroom - 1 queen , self contained apartment, en-suite, kitchenette, jacuzzi
    4th Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , enclosed mezzanine with door and windows, sleeps 4 guests
  • all beds are 2 meters in length cots are available if required
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Airport / port transfers are included in the price quoted based on your group traveling as one, should your group require additional transfers additional costs may apply. Tourism licence number 1167K123K0928301


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Beautifully Restored, Spacious 17th Century 'The Winery Estate', Private setting
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Wow just Wow

  • 5 of 5

What can I say that hasn't been said already!

The owners have obviously spent a great deal of care and attention ensuring the winery has been restored to amazing detail and ensuring that everything is there to make your holiday the best it can be.

We were a family of 9 and not once were we treading each other's toes, there are lots of areas you can escape to if you need, however for us the amazing pool was the centre of fun you want on a holiday.

There is so much to do and see at Santorini, for us the highlights were an amazing catamaran trip which the villa manager Iro sorted for us. This was a half day trip all food and proper beer and wine included and the boat to ourselves.

I would also recommend the walk from Fira to Oia, make sure you wear sensible shoes, go early in the day, take water and a camera the views are absolutely stunning.

In terms of eating the best taverna we went to which is walking distance from the Winery was Marmita, the service was amazing with free Raki and most importantly the food was the best we had certainly I would recommend the moussaka.

Lastly I have to say the local bakery is to die for, we walked there every morning for Croissant and pain au chocolate and then ice cream in the afternoon, what a life!

I very rarely give 5 stars but if I could I would award 6

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

What a find! This leap of faith more than paid off. Idyllic, relaxing and beautifully restored by the present owners with an eye for detail and historic preservation. Easy to get to all the island has to offer with fantastic advice from the villa manager on hidden gems. Can't recommend this diamond enough. Loved it and will definitely be back sooner rather than later.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Finery at the Winery

  • 5 of 5

What a place! Superbly refurbished, with all the creature comforts. Very tidy, and centrally located with easy access to the whole island. Large yet cosy, and quiet. Super staff/management.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome base to explore an authentic Greek island

  • 5 of 5

It was the most stunning Villa I've ever stayed in, we absolutely loved it. The house obviously sleeps more then the two of us, so it was a bit spacious, but that made it all the more luxurious! We felt spoiled and pampered! One week was almost not enough time to try out all the different seating areas- terraces and little nesting corners in and around the house. If you do happen to stay there with as many people as beds you can still very easily find quiet time spread out over the different levels. The swimming pool with the "shaded throne" is devine ❤️ This side of the island feels quite authentic and unspoiled with loads of nice walks in the area. But you can also very easily get to the more bustling tourist areas, wether via a long walk or the easy bus connection. Panos - the house manager- was always available for questions or help with organising and much fun to chat to! Enough choices of restaurants and bars on walking distance! We will most definitely try to get back here at some point!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Characterful, spacious villa

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for an extended family of 11 (including 5 children). Pool isn't very big and a parasol would be handy for having 2 babies with us but the villa is well equipped and Panos (the villa manager) couldn't have been more helpful in arranging transport, a sunset cruise and bringing us a bottle of champagne after we got married.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An amazing prooerty permitting the perfect Santorini experience

  • 5 of 5

The Winery is a beautiful property located a 5 minute walk from the pictureque typical Santorini village of Megalachori. Our extended family spent 8 idyllic nights here in July 2017. It is very spacious and extremely well fitted out, with numerous areas allowing for privacy if needed but also with large enough eating areas for everyone to come together. Our kids loved the pool and feeding the mules in nearby fields. To get to Thira and Oia we had fun quads to drive along spectacular coastal roads, but were always happy to come back to the tranquility of the winery. We did day trips out and one highlight was a day sailing, which for some was the best day of their lives! Panos the villa manager was extremely helpful and guided us in all we wanted to do while on the island. Perfect accommodation for a perfect Greek island holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
santorini airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
megalochori village square
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Kilometres
athinos port
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
megalochori village square
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
vlychada beach
Car: not necessary

Car, scooter and push bike rental can be arranged if required.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposit is non refundable.
Airport / port transfers are included in the price quoted based on your group traveling as one, should your group require additional transfers additional costs may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund