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Santorini Heritage Villas

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, greek

Famous Santorini villa with private pool and car

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Megalochori Villa Rental Photos and Description

Private pool- large courtyard-kitchen garden-2 bedrooms-1 bathroom-air condition

Mansion Sophia, a house beloved by photographers and featured in many magazines around the world, is located in the peaceful traditional village of Megalochori, a short drive away from the best attractions & beaches of the island.This famous mansion was built around the mid-19th century and inhabited by one of the feudal wine-exporting landlords of the island at that time.. Access to the house is through imposing large wooden entrance gates into a secluded and very pretty private courtyard, with garden and a beautiful Moroccan-style swimming pool. There is also a smaller courtyard where the guests can enjoy dining «al fresco» under the Santorini skies.The mansion has been beautifully renovated to provide all modern amenities( air-conditioning, satellite TV & DVD, iPod & iPod docking station) yet retaining the character and style of the original house.

Mansion Sophia is perfect for those who desire absolute relaxation in the utmost atmospheric environment.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Santorini Heritage Villas (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, greek

Guestbook comments from the manager

The villa Sophia was absolutely charming, lovely interiors and exteriors, flowers everywhere. The service, from the pick-up at the airport to the initial tour of the house to the daily housekeeping, was excellent.

The village is central to almost everywhere but you can escape the hustle and bustle of Santorini to the delightful courthouse and the lovely pool.
May 2011
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Famous Santorini villa with private pool and car
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful villa in gorgeous surroundings!

  • 4 of 5

My three friends and I booked our October mini break in March and received lovely updates and comms from Takis, the general manager right up until we flew. He was also very accommodating when we wanted to add a fifth guest.

We were happy to see the airport transfers were included, and when we arrived we were met by the hire car company, however we were slightly taken aback to be greeted by two cars and one driver! Bear in mind you may have to drive immediately when you land and will need your driver's licence. (You will also definitely need the car - Santorini is not really walkable!)

Once we arrived in Megalochori (which is gorgeous) we were met by Jackie, who showed us around the village and villa and was absolutely fantastic.

The villa itself is as gorgeous as the pictures make it look. The pool area is particularly fabulous and there's access to the roof for late afternoon sunbathing and incredible views of the village.

The only negative points in the villa are the hot water (which we couldn't get working despite Jackie's instructions) and the kitchen was a little under equipped. However these pale in comparison to the rest of the experience.

Megalochori itself is beautiful, charming and quiet - everything you expect a village to be. It has some great restaurants and lovely shops.

Would heartily recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Owner's Response: Dear Helen, thanks for much for the kind words! It was wonderful to have you as guest in Mansion Sophia! As you correctly noted we do include a car rental in the price which can be delivered directly at the port or airport. If private transfer is preferred, we can also arrange it as an extra service. Thank you for your feedback regarding the hot water. The villa has of course hot water but the boiler needs to be switched on at least 15 minutes before using. We apologize if it was not explained clearly to you. Thanks again and we look forward to see you again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Mansion Sophia with our 3 teenage daughters. I thought places like this only existed in the movies! The town of Megalochori is charming and Mansion Sophia is a hidden gem. From the moment we arrived, everything was effortless. We were greeted at the airport with our car and were driven directly to Megalochori where we met Jackie our concierge who introduced to the town and villa. We felt like we were in a dream as we walked up the ancient cobblestone road lined with white houses. Mansion Sophia is more beautiful in person than I had imagined with a spectacular courtyard, an inviting pool and gorgeous decor. The master bedroom was large and the smaller bedroom was very comfortable. Our youngest daughter slept on the pull out in the living room and was very happy. The only problem was there was one small bathroom for the 5 of us and as I mentioned, we have three teenage girls so you can imagine the situation. It was all good though because we were on vacation and were in no hurry. Everything Jackie and Takis recommended to us to make our holiday enjoyable was spot on - from the restaurants and activities we honestly could not have asked for a better holiday!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Superb stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Santorini and a superb stay in Mansion Sophia. The house was very comfortable and the pool area breathtaking..

We also loved the village more than any of the other we visited as it still retained some of its charm and was very traditional.

We shall certainly book with Santorini Heritage again for our next stay in Santorini.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Perfect spot in Santorini

  • 5 of 5

Mansion Kyani is not just well-appointed; it is elegant and at the perfect spot in Santorini. Located so close to the best beaches of the island and all the beautiful attractions like the excavations of Akrotiri, yet enjoyably quiet away from the tourist crowds. We will definitely recommend this beautiful villa to all our friends back home.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Memorable holidays

  • 5 of 5

Very nice stay. The whole village is one of the most picturesque villages in the Greek islands, where all the houses – most of them recently renovated with colorful Cycladic-style gardens - are set amphitheatrically around the central square of the village. Villa Sophia is amazing. Although it is fully renovated and luxurious, they have maintained all the details of the original house that was built almost 150 years ago. We did feel that we traveled back in time. Some of the best family pictures were taken in this house. We will definitely miss the breakfast in our private garden as well as the very stylish swimming pool in the black-rock veranda of the villa. The service was very good and the staff was attentive and tactful. We did find the tranquility and the privacy that were looking for, although the distance from all the “must see” places of the island is 10 minutes by car (except from Oia that took us appx 30 minutes). We will definitely try to repeat it soon.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mansion Sophia for five nights the first week of October and had an incredible stay. The pool and terrace were wonderful for enjoying the 80 degree weather, and we took advantage of the kitchen to cook lunch and dinner a few days. The villa is spacious, and the concierge, maid, gardener, and pool cleaner could not have been nicer.

Megalochori is a charming village. After visiting Fira, Oia, Pyrgos, and Kamari, we were so happy we stayed there. Three great restaurants are located around the village square, and they are no more than a minute or two walk from the villa. Numerous vineyards are nearby as well. Megalochori was also a great base from which to explore the island. The villa is very near parking which is convenient if you rent a car (like we did), and Santorini Heritage provided lots of great suggestions for things to do on the island.

All in all, we could not have asked for a better vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Thira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
in Fira (capital)
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Megalochori square
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres

The peaceful little village of Megalochori is a much sought after and appreciated holiday base from which to enjoy the many attractions of Santorini. Only 6 km from the busy town of Fira, it is another world and an ideal holiday base for those who want to relax and enjoy the many attractions of Santorini from a different perspective.

Megalochori was inhabited by many feudal landlords of the island at the past. These merchants and landlords became wealthy exporting the unique Vinsanto wine, which the island still produces. Megalochori had a particularly strong link with Odessa in Russia and many of the church bells which still toll in the village today are from Russia.

This traditional settlement has retained its charm and authenticity despite the rapid touristic development of Santorini. Its traffic-free cobblestone streets , its Venetian bell towers and its lovely square with the chic restaurants make Megalochori a première destination for the concerning visitor of Santorini.


Rates & Availability

Megalochori Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Included in the rates are:

One manual 5 seat, car rental included in the rate (unlimited kilometres & 3rd party insurance)
Transfer to / from the port / airport
Housekeeping service
Concierge services
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Megalochori Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • KORRES natural amenities provided. Towels, pool towels, bathrobes & slippers provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Two more guests can sleep in the living room sofabed upon agreement. Air Conditioning in both bedrooms.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Included
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free WiFi internet access Free Car Rental GNTO (ΕΟΤ) Registation number: 1144K123K0631000

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