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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 1 - 4 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2017


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!


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 15 reviews

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: Jul 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: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Ten of us stayed at the Grand Canava for four nights in May. In that short time, some of our happiest memories were born. The property is truly a magical fairy-tale.

Santorini is already such a beautiful place, but somehow, the Grand Canava elevated our time even more. We spent long, wonderful days at the pool, doing nothing but listening to music and drinking champagne.

The house is well appointed and has everything you could possibly want. And everyone was thrilled with their bedrooms -- there are six of them.

Additionally, Roxanne, who owns and manages the property, is so lovely. She ensured our stay was incredible.

Since we've returned home, we're all desperately trying to get back to the Grand Canava. It's become our happy place. Every time we close our eyes, we're there all over again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic villa, wonderful people, best vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Canava in June 2015 and it was outstanding. We stayed with extended family and the 3 adjacent buildings are ideal for this type of vacation.

The villa is gorgeous with a beautiful infinity pool and is in a perfect location.

We were there celebrating the birthday of my wife and her twin sister and we had a dinner party for them.

Roxanne went over and above to help plan and execute the party. She was fantastic. She found a local chef to prepare a great dinner, she arranged local musicians and dancers for the entertainment, and she helped all night to put it together. She also did all this without ever giving away the secret so it was a perfect surprise. I can't even guess the number of hours of work she must have put into helping us with this party. She and her staff were also very attentive and helpful with all of our everyday needs. Both from the standpoint of the beauty of the villa and Roxanne and her staff, I just can't say enough good things about our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute Perfection

  • 5 of 5

I was planning a trip for my entire sibling family and their children which totaled 12. I wanted it to be someplace fabulous in that I doubted we would ever be able to do it again and I could not have picked a better place. I had been to Santorini twice before and decided on Oia due to its amazing views and beauty. We are three families of 2, 4 and 6 which was perfect in that the villas are a 2 bedroom with one bath, a three bedroom with three baths which is the largest and has a large living room dining area and nice size kitchen and has stairs to the third bedroom with it's own roof deck and sun area and a two bedroom which is more a studio with a bedroom and bath. The three villas have there own infinity pool and sun chairs and two large tables with umbrellas and the view of the caldera is beyond belief. The 6 children ranged from 15-24 and we could barely get them out of the pool. It was fabulous to hang out at night and during the day at the pool just talking and having drinks and we could see tourist who would pass the villa look in with envy. Having been to Oia which is on the top of the volcano most villas have lots of stairs. The best part about Grand Canava is that it is only one flight off the many street with all the shops and restaurants. There is also a mini market right on the flight of stairs which we frequented often for food and drinks. You can actually see the villa and the pool from the main street especially at night with the lighted pool. The Villa is in the heart of everything and made it easy to get around. We also rented three cars from a company Roxanne recommended (and we shopped around and were able to negotiate a lower price with them) The great part about this company was that the parking lot was just a block from the Villa and parking in Oia can be expensive and impossible to find. Roxanne also booked us a private Sunset sailing trip with Sunset Oia which is also directly across from the Villa. For everyone that was the highlight of the trip and something that shouldn't be missed. It seems costly but includes a barbecue that will definitely fill you and unlimited drinks and beer and wine. The staff on the boat were fantastic and catered to your every need. Roxanne was always available and helped make dinner reservations set up the car and boat trip and also became a friend. If you are considering staying at Grand Canava you should book it. It will be a trip of a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location in Oia, great views & pool

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our time at Grand Canava Villa. We were a group of 13 and fit with no problem. The pool is great, and a must in the Santorini summer heat. The villa is very organized, clean and well maintained - it's in perfect condition. The rooms are built into the cliff and very luxurious. Sophie and Roxanne are terrific, they were both a pleasure and ensured every need was taken care of. They made a number of terrific restaurant recommendations and would make reservation as needed. Roxanne also recommended a catamaran trip that we did and it was a vacation highlight. The staff that prepares breakfast was outstanding - definitely add the optional breakfast, the food was great.

The location is perfect. Oia is a must do when in Santorini and the villa is just below the pedestrian walking path - you go right into the villa entrance from the walking path (this is important as most accommodations in Oia require you to walk down many steps before you reach the villa but that's not the case at Grand Canava). And then you have the views which words cannot describe - it's amazing!!!

If you visit Santorini be sure to stay at Grand Canava - you will not be disappointed!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Standard check in time is at 15:00 and check out time at 12:00.

Reservation guaranteed by deposit payment of 2 nights paid in advance. Balance due no later than arrival day. Deposit is non refundable. In case of cancellation deposit is valid for a new booking in the future, provided it is at least for the same length of stay and the rental rates of that new season apply. 3 weeks notice required. Full payment in case of short notice cancelation or no show.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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