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Perfect for Families and Group of Friends. Amazing Caldera View. Private Pool.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

Description

Thera Villa Rental Photos and Description

'Villa Dakoronia' was recently renovated from an old theran villa is situated on the top of the cliff ridge along the traditional caldera path between Fira and Firostefani, facing the spectacular Caldera view. The sunlight villa is located between the cable car (90m) and Nomiko's convention center (80m) providing peace and quiet with the comparative advantage of being a breath away from the center of Fira and all the nightclubs and restaurants. The 90 sq. m. villa is originally a family summer house hosting up to 6 persons. It consists of two bedrooms with queen size beds and two bathrooms with bath tubs. The comfortable living room has two sofas, modern fireplace,and can host two more people. The living/dining area consists of one fully equipped kitchen with modern facilities. The villa has also a large private lounge-dining terrace , with benches around the wall where you can relax and enjoy the magnificent view of the volcano!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
George Tsolakakis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2016
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This Property is Authorized by Greek National Tourism Organisation

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Perfect for Families and Group of Friends. Amazing Caldera View. Private Pool.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews
5

Memos and Johanna made our trip!

  • 5 of 5

So let me start out by saying that my review of this Villa is LONG over due as I was there last summer. Though I figured it's better late than never. I'm going to keep it short and sweet. The house was great in every way, great location, ample space for me and my three other girlfriends, close to many restaurant, bars, and shops. Getting to the house itself is a bit of a challange due to the steps you have to go down from the parking lot but it's well worth it.

Now let me get to what made our trip amazing. MEMOS AND HIS WIFE! Memos met us at the ferry to pick us up and drove us to the house. He did warn us about the steps we would encounter prior to arriving but we had no clue what we were in store for. He was so nice though and helped the smallest person in our group, carrying her luggage for her. When we arrived, we arrived to a freshly baked banana bread by Johanna (I can still smell it now) and a bottle of wine. Johanna also had some snacks and a welcome drink ready so we could toast to our vacation. We wanted to tour the city and asked Memos how was the best way to go about it and he said with him. Who was we to argue. The next day we had a full day touring the island with him. He took us to several beaches, churches, historical sites, lunch at a restaurant in which he insisted on doing the ordering in which I'm glad he did as the food was amazing, and to top it off wine tasting on the way back to the villa. The attention that we received and the knowledge he had about the island was impeccable. On our last night there we wanted to eat a nice restaurant with a nice view. Memos told us he would handle it. When we arrived back to the villa from doing our own exploring, there was a note on the table with our reservation information listed on it. He really did take care of it! Now to top off how amazing he was. We as 4 females were dreading the trek back up those steps to the parking lot with our luggage. We are 4 females, touring Greece and Barcelona for two weeks, you can imagine how much luggage we had. Memos said don't worry about it, pack your luggage and leave it by the door and I'll take care of it overnight for you. When we woke up, our luggage was already in his car and waiting for us. All of it! I was so sad to leave Santorini. The city and the hospitality was beyond five stars!

I just read in a most recent review that as of last month Memos and Johanna are no longer the managers. I'm glad I was able to meet them

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Best location and views on the islalnd of Santorini

  • 4 of 5

I booked this villa based on the location and amenities, but also based on the excellent reviews of the personal service by the owners. The villa was as listed, but the experience was not quite what I had expected based on the reviews. Joanna and Memos no longer live on site nor do they personally manage the property. We were told upon arrival that as of the first of October, it is now being managed by a rental management agency. Unfortunately, we were one of their first clients and they hadn't quite mastered the learning curve. We arrived after dark and were met at the airport by a van transport service which dropped us off at the closest parking area to the villa. From there we had to wrestle our own luggage down a steep, winding, dark, broken cobblestone path to the villa, being led by a management member who gave us only her first name and phone number should we need further assistance. The internet didn't work, and after several attempted calls to the phone number provided and an email to the owners, someone came out to change out the repeater, which helped only marginally. Internet service was unreliable at best. The pool was not heated, but after the first 2 days, that problem was solved. Hopefully the service provided by the rental agency will improve.

Having said that, we really enjoyed the villa. The location and views of the caldera were unsurpassed, especially at sunset. It far enough away from Fira to be quiet, but close enough to easily walk into town, which we did daily. The cable car and several really good restaurants were within easy walking distance. We never rented a car and didn't feel that we needed one, as we could walk wherever we wanted to go. We had hoped to enlist Memos for an island tour, but instead took and island tour with Dimitris at Ocean Wave Tours. He was great and I highly recommend him. The upper and lower level outdoor spaces at the villa were amazing, and we really enjoyed the pool. The beds were comfortable, and the villa was clean and well stocked (with daily cleaning service). Upon leaving, we were provided with someone to carry our luggage to the transport van for our return trip to the airport. We had a great trip, but it wasn't quite the experience I had expected. There are 2 flights of stairs to access the first and second floor, so if your are mobility impaired it might be an issue.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our visit. Villa was modern, very clean and convenient to restaurants and shopping. Joanna was a great hostess. Gave us a lovely parting gift that was very unexpected. Thank you for making our visit so nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my family (Mom, Dad and sister) at Joanna's place and had a wonderful time! For those who haven't stayed on the Caldera, it's important to note that certain locations require more or less effort to reach, and this location was one of the more accessible ones. Joanna was very helpful throughout our stay, and very accessible as well. She was responsive on email and well prepared for our visit with welcome materials.

When I come back to Fira, I will seek out this property again - it's in an excellent location and extremely well-managed.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more impressed by the hospitality offered to us by our host Joanna. We arrived much later than planned and yet she was able to provide efficient transportation and information to make us feel welcome. The location of the villa, 5 minutes from the cable car, was absolutely perfect, allowing us the opportunity to have access to what the entire island has to offer. We would absolutely recommend and encourage a visit to Villa Dakoronia. Thank you so much Joanna.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough superlatives to describe our stay at Villa Dakoronia. The property sits in the perfect location on the caldera overlooking the cruise ships. The view is breathtaking from the lower and upper balconies.

It is a close 5 minute walk along the caldera to town for shopping, food & beverages and night life, yet far enough away that it is the most peaceful place on earth. The view at night is equally as spectacular with the most beautiful sunset I've ever seen.

The entrance to the apartment is on the main level which includes a kitchen with everything you will need (and even a full size refrigerator) a very comfortable living room with a fold down couch, a nice dining area and the first of two double bedrooms.

Up the set of stairs you will see in the photos, is the master bedroom. It has its own balcony with a stunning view. It is private and secluded. A nice place to end the evening.

There is a full washroom including stand-up shower on each level which is very convenient.

Outside is where you will spend all of your time, there is a beautiful private pool which lights up with different colours at night. There is also a great entertaining space and lounge chairs to enjoy the sunshine.

The entire place is immaculate inside and out. Who could ask for anything more! Countless tourists stopped to ask about it while we were there. It is that magnificent.

I almost forgot, ask your host about a tour of the Island. This also shouldn't be missed - we lived like a local for the day. It was fabulous!

And last but certainly not least, Memos and Joanna are simply the most kind and gracious hosts we have ever met. The property was overwhelmingly special but it is our time spent with them that we will cherish for a lifetime. They made our 25th wedding anniversary complete in so many ways. Thank you for everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catharine, Thank you very much for your warm revue. Your words are the best satisfaction for us and the best rewarding for our work.Your kindness and your smile will be unforgetable in our mind. Hope have the oppurtinity to welcome all your wonderful family again. Best regards JOANNA DAKORONIA
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Santorini's airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Quiet Bars with soft music on a Walking Distance
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Bluestar Ferries,HSW
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Excellent Greek Cuisine on a Walking Distance
Car: not necessary

Firá is the capital of Santorini. It is a traditional settlement. Fira is a city of white-washed houses built on the edge of the 400 m high caldera on the western edge of the semi-circular island of Santorini. The two main museums of interest are the Santorini Archeological Museum,( 300 m east of Villa Dakoronia), and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera at the southeast corner of the White Orthodox Cathedral .

Access to Fira is mainly by roads on its eastern side, climbing from its port via the Z-shaped footpath on foot or on donkeys, or by riding the steep cable car from its lower terminal by the port. The central square of Fira is called Plateia Theotokopoulou, with a bus and taxi station, banks and pharmacies.

The narrow paths, lined with all kinds of souvenir shops, jewelry shops, and restaurants linking the upper cable car terminal and the central square, are packed with tourists during the summer seasons.

The view from Fira is magnificent, with a nice panoramic view of the 18 km long caldera from southern Cape Akrotiri to northern Cape Ag. Nikolaos, plus the volcanic island Nea Kameni at the center with Thirassia Island in the distant west on blueAegean water. Big cruise ships can usually be seen anchoring in the small harbor between Nea Kameni and Fira.

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Rates & Availability

Thera Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Middle
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$404
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle
Apr 16 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$531
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$531
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$298
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest

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Amenities

Thera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The 2 bedrooms are separate providing privacy independence. There is also a new design double sofa in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
We offer to our guests the transfer from/to the airport/port free of charge, till 4 people. In this property , daily cleaning service is available.

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