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Unique Restored 1868 Wine Canava - Caldera View, Private Pool, Sunbathing Deck.

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 8-12, extra baby crib possible.

Our 1868 Wine production house now available as a Luxury Canava Villa - A traditional Santorinian residence, newly restored to make one of the most authentic and sought after residences currently available, licenced by the Greek National Tourism Organisation with an award that marks the luxury standard in rental accommodation. Please contact us for more details on our exact location. We have uninterrupted breathtaking views to the island caldera and its volcano, large outdoor private pool and Jacuzzi, tranquility and spacious rooms with high vaulted ceiling carved in the volcanic rock make this villa an amazing living abode and a unique find in Oia. It is ideally situated at a high vantage point at the top of the Oia cliff and a couple of steps from the marble paved pedestrian street. This is the favored promenade crossing the traditional Oia settlement and branching out to picturesque cobblestone alleys expanding down the multilayer caldera cliff and reach the tip of the island to the castle ruins and to one of the most famous sunsets in the world.

Grand Canava is offered as an entire residence only and it has been built to comfortably accommodate 12 people. There is a possibility to cater for baby crib.

Pool temperature and island weather conditions are ideal for swimming from late April until late October.

West canava section: It can be best described as a villa with three distinct living areas that we refer to as east, west and main canava, all with separate courtyard entrances for better privacy and with autonomy in terms of amenities. It is also possible to add two fold out beds and we can also provide a baby crib if needed.

The west canava area can accommodate up to 2 persons in a very specious vaulted bedroom with very comfortable queen size iron bed, a sitting area with antique wooden table for two, fully equipped kitchen and a cave style en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. There is a table and summer umbrella in the courtyard offering lounging with magnificent view of the pool and volcano caldera.

East canava section : The east canava area can accommodate up to 4 persons and comprises two vaulted bedrooms, a sitting room and kitchen with view to the pool and the island caldera.

The master bedroom is at the back carved into the rock with a romantic and comfortable queen size platform canopy bed, secluded as a separate living area with its own indoor windows and door, in a fashion typical of traditional santorinian houses. With all windows open the bedroom can enjoy light from the outside and a view into the blue while closing the inner windows and door provides maximum privacy.

The second bedroom is situated at the front end and has a double iron bed that gives direct view to the pool and clear blue sky just from the edge of its pillows. Both rooms have access to a spacious sitting room with antique wooden table for four and a fully equipped kitchen and they share a large cave style bathroom with shower. There is a table and summer umbrella in the courtyard as well as loungers for sunbathing by the pool.

Main canava section : The main canava area can accommodate up to 6 persons in 3 separate bedrooms and is built in two levels in the middle of the east and west sides of the original Canava.

A very spacious dining room shed with ample natural light welcomes our guests with its large monastery style table which can comfortably sit a party of 12. The kitchen is carved in the rock, at the far end of the room and is designed as a separate area with easy access to the dining premises.

Two vaulted ceiling bedrooms can be found on the ground level, each separate with its own en-suite bathroom. One is especially large room at the further back end carved deep into the volcanic rock, with a comfortable platform king size bed, dressing area with mirror and a large cave style bathroom with bathtub and shower.

The second bedroom is a comparatively smaller yet spacious and inviting room, with comfortable double iron bed, cozily snug under its own dome. This room has its own en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.

More Details

Sophie, Roxanne
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018


Oia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Main Canava 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Only used by main canava master bedroom (ground floor)
    Main Canava 2 - toilet , shower , Only used by main canava bedroom 2 (ground floor)
    West Canava - toilet , shower , Only used by west canava
    Pool area - outdoor shower , For private use of Grand Canava residents only
    Main Canava 3 - toilet , shower , Only used by upper floor bedroom
    East Canava - toilet , shower , Used by east canava only (2 bedrooms)
  • All our bathrooms are luxury cave style indoor rooms that close with a door separating them from the bedrooms. They are decorated elegantly and built using an old traditional Santorinian technique for the walls and floors in order to retain an atmosphere of authentic Santorinian residence. They are all equipped with standard modern bathroom amenities, hair drier and hot air condition and good ventilation systems. There is hot water available at all times. Special bathroom candle lights can be found at bathrooms with tub for the ultimate romantic bath relaxation.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Main Canava - 1 king , majestically carved into its own volcanic rock dome
    Guest Main Canava 1 - 1 queen , cosily carved into the volcanic rock
    Guest Main Canava 2 - 1 double , pillow views to the sea
    Guest East Canava - 1 double , pillow views to the sea
    West Canava - 1 queen , pillow views to the sea
    Master East Canava - 1 queen , romantic canopy bed built on rock
  • All our bedrooms are meticulously restored cave style rooms with high domed ceilings in keeping with the traditional island architecture. Grand Canava is the only villa with so many and so spacious rooms in Oia and so it is a unique find for large families or friends traveling together. All bedrooms have A/C with individual access to cool/ warm controls at all hours. All rooms are checked and approved for safety by the fire department.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Portable wooden outdoor bar, ideal for pool parties. Candle light equipment for indoor and outdoor decorations. No plastic furniture used indoors or outdoors. The villa amenities, safety and high standard of service is assured as the villa is licenced by the Greek National Tourism Organisation with a reward which marks the luxury level in rental accommodation.


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Unique Restored 1868 Wine Canava - Caldera View, Private Pool, Sunbathing Deck.
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

We had a fabulous time!

  • 5 of 5

Stop reading and just book it already!! You will not regret it!

Four girlfriends and I stayed at the Grand Canava for a week in August and we cannot say enough about how wonderful our experience was. Roxanne, the owner and concierge of Grand Canava, made the whole experience absolutely seamless from the first introductory email through checkout/departure from the island. She suggested some fabulous restaurants, assisted with reservations, and helped us find them (which can sometimes be tricky!). We loved the restaurant Catch – amazing food and a spectacular sunset view from the roof. Roxanne also suggested and arranged for a private winery tour, a tour guide and driver for a day trip to Athens, and a truly memorable private catamaran tour. All of her suggestions were spot on.

The house itself is very spacious, airy, bright, and comfortable. The view and the pool are amazing. It is tough to wake up in the morning and look out over the caldera without even getting out of bed! Oia is the place to be on Santorini (versus Fira where cruise ship passengers disembark). Grand Canava has a perfect location, just steps from a small market and great shops and restaurants. You will also want to splurge for the breakfasts – they are varied and plentiful. Most days, we did not even need to have much of a lunch because the breakfasts were so filling.

Thank you Roxanne and staff for a truly memorable trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is wonderful and the view is absolutely gorgeous!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing !! Great location in Oia, right at the beginning of the pedestrian walkway, not too far down so there are not a lot of stairs to climb! We met a couple who said it was 121 steps to climb to get to their villa and it was a nightmare. Grand Cavana is an unbelievable villa, great for larger groups. ( we were a party of 7) In total there was 3 separate living areas that gives lots of privacy. Roxanne the owner was wonderful along with Assia and George, who came in and kept the place spotless without you knowing they were there. We had breakfast made one morning which was great and wish we had done that more often. Went on a sunset cruise which I recommend to everyone and a wine tour, also great and informative. Our favorite days however we're the days we hung out by the pool and just enjoyed the sun and beautiful view. On our last day was the Redbull parkour finals and we had several of the guys from Germany next to us practicing and jumping from our roof into our pool. It was amazing. Also there is a market right at the top of the stairs that was great to have so close. Just can't say enough about this place and plan on returning again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amazing !You were realy fast! Thanks for the video. Hope next time will be a party of 8! Roxanne
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  • 5 of 5

The location and facilities were amazing. We loved our stay xx

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I truly believe this is the best property on Santorini and so do my five girlfriends who joined me.

  • 5 of 5

Roxanne is our new best friend and her renovated villa is amazing. We felt like movie stars! Immaculate, layout provides total privacy in seperate areas, outdoor space is the nicest, most gorgeous place to come together. So much better than staying in a hotel. Beds so comfortable, towels white & fluffy, Acia is under the radar but keeps the place pristine. Location couldn't be better. I've traveled to many places and haven't found a home I like to sleep in better than my own until now! Thank you so much for everything Roxanne.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, and Kim, Hi Mar;ia, Lisa, Jane, Ellen ! Wish the images and the colors of Santorini, keep warm your winter days. Hope see you again, Roxanne
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Amazing... breathtaking.....

  • 5 of 5

We did not want to leave.... that should summarise our stay perfectly. I cannot fault a single thing. Location, cleanliness, views, comfort, service - exceptional! Thankyou Roxanne and co!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Canava is amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 stayed at the Grand Canava with another family of 5. It was perfect for us! There was plenty of room and privacy. The property is very unique and absolutely amazing! Roxanne, the owner, is lovely and so helpful and accommodating. She did everything possible to make sure our stay was perfect.

Assia and George made us a delicious Greek breakfast both mornings we were there. It was delicious!! It's a must to have the breakfast on this property!

The views were absolutely amazing, and the location is awesome. It's very close to a market and the main street in Oia. I can't say enough wonderful things about the Grand Canava. We will definitely go back and stay there again! It made our stay in Santorini one of the best vacations we've ever had!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Santorini Airport
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The villa is perched on the rock cliff of Oia, 300 meters above sea level with unparalleled views of the volcano, deep blue sea and the island of Santorini itself. It is situated next to the famous hotel Katikies in the finest neighborhood of Oia. Wake up each day in a setting of unique physical beauty and enjoy a quiet stay in surroundings retaining a true traditional architecture and Cycladic atmosphere of the old times. Oia retains the strictest laws about architecture and even electric wires are mandated to be underground while cars is only allowed in the outskirts. You can stay in all day and lounge by the pool or take a walk to the heart of Oia stroll by the charming little shops, cafes, artist workshops, village bakery and sweet shops. When you reach the tip of Oia you can stay and be charmed by the beautiful sunset by the castle ruins or if you feel restless continue 220 steps down the cobblestone route to Ammoudi fishing village for a swim and fresh fish.

Due to the traditional nature of the settlement, our villa address only recently got assigned with a street name. So, we are situated on Nikolaou Nomikou street of Oia!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Standard check in time is at 14:00 and check out time at 12:00. Deposit for securing a reservation is non refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.