Villa Io, Peaceful Family hideaway
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Village|
Description from the owner
This peaceful family hideaway is tucked away in a secluded alcove along a winding footpath, lined with white walls and cascading fuschia flowers, leading from the Megalochori village square. Villa Io is just a two minute walk from the village square and a million miles from your cares.
A stroll through the picturesque village reveals a few famous restaurants nestled beneath pretty Venetian church bell towers.
This once upon a time village school house is loaded with character. Delightful old world antiques and artsy hand crafted light fixtures mingle with traditional vaulted ceilings and arched passageways in this uniquely reno...Read more
Villa Io, Peaceful Family hideaway
Santorini, Aegean Islands, Greece
Additional Location Information
Megalochori is a cozy village that still has genuine old world charm and an authentic village way of life. Narrow roads and footpaths, sprinkled with brilliant flowers, meander past whitewashed traditional houses and under lacey Venetian bell towers to meet at the lovely cobblestone village square. Here you can enjoy a quiet lunch at the local taverna, Raki, shaded by the vine covered pergola and listening to church bells toll. As the evening progresses, locals and visitors gather at the square for cocktails and Italian specialties at Il Gioiello, or live Greek music played by local musicians at Raki.
Formerly home to wealthy wine making families in the 17th century, Megalochori is filled with architectural treasures: renovated grandiose mansions and wine cellars, along with smaller traditional historical houses and the many churches that have served this small community over time.
Lush vineyards can be still seen in every direction beyond the village, home to three of Santoriniβs most historic and prominent working wineries today. They are happy to accept visitors for tastings and tours.
Megalochori is an easy central point for exploring Santorini. It is close to the islandβs most famous beaches, notably Red beach, Perivolos beach and Perissa beach. The old Venetian castle settlements at Emporio or Pyrgos are just minutes from the village. The beaches and world renowned archaeological site at Akrotiri are also just a short distance away.
After a day of exploring the beauty of Santorini, you will always be glad to return to peaceful Megalochori. Like a world removed, in Megalochori there is a quiet tranquility and a different pace: the pace of island village life.
Location & Distances Megalochori Village
β’ 100m from nearest shops
β’ Restaurants 100m
β’ 1 km from grocery store
β’ 2 km from the port of Megalochori Port
β’ 2.5 km Vlyhada Beach
β’ 5 km from Perivolos Beach
β’ 7 km from Fira
β’ 8 km from hospital
β’ 12 km from airport
β’ 20 km from Oia
Location Type Away from it all, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
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|Rate Summary||$321 - $948||$321 - $948||$2,022||$8,090||3 nights|
|Nov. 1 2012 - Dec. 19 2012||$383||$383||-||-||3 nights|
|Dec. 20 2012 - Jan. 3 2013||$457||$457||-||-||3 nights|
|Jan. 4 2013 - Mar. 31 2013||$383||$383||-||-||3 nights|
|Apr. 1 2013 - May. 31 2013||$457||$457||-||-||3 nights|
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jul. 12 2013||$729||$729||-||-||3 nights|
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|Jul. 13 2013 - Aug. 31 2013||$948||$948||-||-||3 nights|
|Sep. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013||$729||$729||-||-||3 nights|
|Oct. 1 2013 - Oct. 31 2013||$457||$457||-||-||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||$321||$321||$2,022||$8,090||3 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
β’ Transfer to and from the port or airport
β’ One manual Group B car rental included in the rate (unlimited KM 3rd party Insurance)
β’ Daily housekeeping service
β’ Concierge Services
β’ Deposit 30%
Full clear balance,due to 6weeks prior to arrival
Continental Breakfast served - Local Taverna (Additional Cost)
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
a dream holiday in Villa Io!
A charming villa were you feel immediately home! Megalochori is a village were you want to live, have good food in local restaurants and travel by car to discover more of the beauty of Santorini's secrets, beaches and views!
Simply a perfect villa for relaxing in private and beautiful atm
My husband and I stayed at Villa Io and Mansion 1878 for our wedding with 9 friends. The Villa Io is an absolute stunning place, the colours of the old house and the antique design of the interior is simply perfect.
I got dressed up on our wedding day at the Villa Io, while my husband got ready at the Mansion. It was great to prepare for our ceremony in such a wonderful environment!
Four people were staying at the Villa Io and its size was perfect for this number. The villa was very clean and well maintained - inside and outside. The pool area was great and relaxing. The kitchen was well equipped, and each day, the staff came in order to clean the pool and the dishes (there is no dishwasher).
The village Megalochori is very nice and idyllic! There are almost no tourists which is difficult to find on Santorini. The main square of the village is near (only a 2 minute walk by foot) and there is a great restaurant (Taverne Raki) with delicious Greek food! We had our wedding dinner there. For breakfast, there is a bakery nearby.
The communication with Sharron, the manager of the villas, was great! We received answers to all our questions and we even skyped a couple of times. Also Raphaela was also a great help! And thanks to the whole Raki team for everything!
The Villa Io thus was the perfect place to stay! Highly recommendable!
London, United Kingdom
We just loved Villa Io!
This was the most fantastic chill out Villa. We all arrived needing to relax and ViIla Io ticked all our boxes, it's quiet, private, beautiful with everything you need on one of the most amazing islands I have ever seen.
Sharon and her team took great care of us and the place was kept immaculate. The pool is the perfect size for splashing about in with a gin and tonic in one hand.
We cannot overstate how much we loved Santorini, gorgeous, breathtaking, friendly.
It was my first trip to Greece but it will not be my last.
Response from Villas and Mansions of Santorini Island - 09/11/2012
Hello David, So glad to hear we ticked all the boxes. Come back & see us Sonn. Best regards Sharron . Villas & Mansions Island of Santorii
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Amazing honeymoon experience
We absolutely loved our stay in the villa. The service was wonderful and the people were extremely helpful. In addition, the people at Raki, the tavern, were very helpful and made us feel at home!
fairy tale vacation...
A beautiful place that takes luxury to a whole new level. Friendly family like service in fairytale suroundings and islandish smiles. Artistic design with taste and style. the best thing about it is the people that run the place... they are friendly, smiley and as helpfull as it comes... we will definitely be back as soon as possible.
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