Tranquility, relaxed luxury, and a uniquely personal connection to the organic natural beauty and hospitality of Santorini await you at Eco Retreat Villa (V) The extremely private setting is pure paradise: Perched within a 1 hectare private vineyard on the edge of the caldera cliffs just outside of a quiet traditional Santorini village, with endless views of the deep blue Aegean sea and nearby volcanoes. Combined with the rich homemade breakfast and other personal touches offered to each guest daily, you will surely fall in love with the place and call it your second home in paradise.
Eco Retreat Villa is like your own countryside house in Santorini. You will find it hard to leave the large private terrace with peaceful views surrounded by our lush organic gardens brimming with colorful flowers. Here you will find a generous built-in dining table and benches made from local volcanic stone. Enjoy your breakfast or coffee under the cool, shady pergola, savor the sunset colors or bask in the Greek sunlight in the sunbeds.
The architect-designed interiors are filled with Cycladic tradition and character. The rooms are comfortable, cheerful and bright, with rich natural woods, light plaster walls, barrel vaulted ceilings and handmade tiles. The collection of family heirloom antiques, locally-produced traditional furniture and original works of art bring a unique and family-style countryside charm to the house.
The ground floor has an open-plan living room, kitchenette and dining room with all the little details to make you feel right at home. The cozy kitchenette is fully equipped with refrigerator, cooking hobbs, small oven, small convenience appliances, cookware, china and cutlery. The ground floor bathroom has a country style marble sink and built-in tile shower.
Follow the natural wood stair case to the charming mezzanine bedroom with painted wooden floors, an antique wooden four poster Queen sized bed and family heirloom armoir. There are also two very comfortable sofa beds in the Living Room.
With direct onsite parking, the house is unlike most other caldera accommodations. Many of the houses located on the caldera cliffs do not have direct parking and must be accessed by climbing many steps on a footpath, a difficult prospect for weary travelers. You will appreciate the private parking just a few easy steps away from your door, with no stairs to climb.
Eco Retreat Villa is perfect for families or friends who are looking for a genuine and relaxing retreat focused on the natural beauty of Santorini, away from the hustle and bustle of crowds. Up to four guests can sleep comfortably.
We take great care to provide extra special touches for each guest with true Greek hospitality. Every morning we serve a delicious full breakfast either in your own house or on the large shared terrace directly on the caldera with organic fruits and vegetables from our own gardens, homemade pies and cakes, freshly baked bread, our own home made marmalades and a variety of delicious salty and sweet flavors that change daily! When you arrive, you will be delighted with our warm welcome, which includes a rich delicious meze variety with local and traditional flavors, always accompanied by ice cold Raki or chilled wine. Just when you think it can’t get any better, you will be dazzled by our home made refreshments, our home made Sangria, our refreshing freshly baked pastries and by many more local gourmet surprises
If you are lucky enough to visit us during the period of the wine harvest in mid-August, known as “Vedema”, you can experience the process of making your own organic wine. we harvest the grapes from our own private vineyard surrounding the property. This is a festive period with strong Santorini traditions. You can stomp the grapes by foot, an amazing sensation accompanied by traditional songs , such a fiesta always comes with a savory variety of local snacks and with our own chilled wine or Raki!
Megalochori is an undiscovered gem, peacefully removed from the busier villages filled with tourists just minutes away. Nearby the house, you can find footpaths along the caldera leading down to hidden chapels and a beach that even the locals rarely access. I
The traditional village of Megalochori is one of Santorini’s last authentic traditional villages, largely unchanged by the effects of time and tourism that you find elsewhere on the island. Narrow roads and footpaths, sprinkled with brilliant flowers, meander past whitewashed traditional houses and under lacey Venetian bell towers. You can pass the evenings here with dinner or cocktails accompanied by live traditional Greek music played by local musicians. Be sure not to miss making a visit to taste the famous wines produced at the local wineries in the village.
After a day of exploring the island, you will always be glad to return to your house to experience the famous Santorini sunset....Read more
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