Villa Arcturus

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Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Pool Villa/House Modern Self-Catered Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

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Stay in style when you vacation in the simply stunning Villa Arcturus, nestled in the hillside village of Firostefani, on the Cycladic island of Santorini, in the southern Aegean Sea. You will be bewitched by this luxurious one-bedroom villa, with sweeping sea views and breathtaking vistas over Fira, the island’s capital. This sixty-eight square metre villa is built over one level out of traditional Cycladic whitewashed stone, which has the advantage of being cool in the summer, and warm in the winter.

The interiors are furnished with Mediterranean minimalist chic, and decorated in a sophisticated palette of crisp clean white with smart navy trim. The villa can accommodate up to three guests and is ideal for an idyllic getaway for two, or the most romantic of honeymoons. The villa comes with all the mod cons, including air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout, as well as garage parking. With a glass-fronted, sea and city view, the terrace has a shared infinity swimming pool, with the most elegant wooden chaise longue, and deep white cushioned, sun loungers. and dinky side tables to house a glass of the famous Santorini wine. The accommodation has a light and airy open plan living space, which has a white and navy-edged sofa, which can transform to be a bed to sleep one, a scattering of handcrafted wooden coffee tables, a director’s chair, and a flat-screen television. A small kitchenette is fully equipped with everything you will need to cater for your holiday, and a cute three-seater table and chairs are ideal for indoor dining.

An internal arch leads to a beautifully appointed spacious white and navy bedroom, which has a king-size bed, and louvre door-fitted wardrobes. The bathroom has a bathtub and shower, a double hand basin, and a WC, and those must-have complimentary toiletries. Enjoy sitting on the terrace and watching the most magical of sunsets, as the town of Fira come to life, and all the twinkling lights begin to shine, as you raise a glass or two, to the most memorable holiday.

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What you should know…

  • The village of Firostefani is on the cliffside above the town of Fira, it is a steep walk into town, however that does mean you do get some great views
  • The villa has a shared swimming pool, it is not exclusive to the property
  • The villa can sleep up to three, there is a sofa bed in the living area to sleep one person



Property Features

Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer TV Heating Seaview

The Villa

1 storey 68sqm, 1 bed, luxury villa with shared pool, sea and city views, sleeps 3

Interior:
- Kitchenette
- Open plan living space with sofa bed
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom

Exterior:
- Shared swimming pool
- Sun loungers
- Terrace

Additional Facilities
- Garage parking
- Safe
- Complimentary toiletries

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Arcturus
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Villa Arcturus can be found nestled in the hillside of the village of Firostefani, overlooking the town of Fira, the capital of Santorini, a Cycladic island in the southern Aegean Sea. The villa is just eight kilometres from Santorini’s International Airport, and eleven kilometres from the port of Athinios. Arrive by plane from European destinations and Athens, island hop by ferry and catamaran, or if you are feeling super stylish, you can even make an entrance by helicopter.

The village of Firostefani is built into the volcanic cliffside and is within easy walking distance of the main town of Fira. Mini marts, local stores, cafes and bars, restaurants and nightclubs are but a saunter from the villa, with everything you will need for your holiday almost on your doorstep. The nearest beach is just over three kilometres away, including Perivolos, one of the best-organised beaches on the island with volcanic scenery, a mountain backdrop, and a choice of exhilarating water sports. It's downhill all the way to the main town of Fira, where you can visit several museums, chose from the Santorini Wine Museum, the Archeological Museum of Thera, the Museum of Prehistoric Fira, or the Tomato Museum. Take a walk up the top of Thera Mountain, where you can explore the ancient city ruins, and admire the views from the world’s only sunken caldera. Stroll the nine-kilometre trail and hike the caldera edge until you get to the most-photographed town of Oia, an original fishing village on the north coast.

Enjoy wandering the winding lanes of this enchanting town, shop in luxury boutiques, eat seafood at the water’s edge, tilt at windmills, visit blue domed churches, cliff dive off Ammoudi Bay, and stay until sunset for the photographs. Take a boat trip to the uninhabited islet of Nea and Palia Kameni, an active volcano, with a path of black lava rock, smoking craters, and sulphurous hot springs. Visit the villages and find out what life was really like. Highly recommended is Pyrgos, found in the foothills of Mount Profitis, surrounded by vineyards that produce the highly prized Assyrtiko white wines. Take a trip back in time as you walk down the steep medieval alleyways, populated with tavernas and wine bars, art galleries and gift shops, a museum that showcases traditional island life, and one that is home to religious relics in the former Agia Triada chapel. Don’t miss a visit to Akrotiri, a prehistoric city, that was believed to be the first settlement on the island dating back to Neolithic times. For more recent history, The Arygyros Mansion has guided tours of this neo-classical Venetian merchant’s home.

Santorini hosts an annual film festival, and the twice daily film screenings at the alfresco Cine Kamari are not to be missed. The island is renowned for its fabulous wines, most especially the crisp dry whites, take a tour of the many vineyards, and make sure you take a bottle home with you. The Cycladic architecture, the blue domes, and the most stunning sunsets are what the island is famous for, and to help you capture those memories, you can even take a photography tour. If you can bear to tear yourself away from this most mystical of destinations, spend a day island hopping, swimming and snorkelling in the azure seas, enjoying a meal of Greek meze on board, or simply watching the sunset as you come back into the harbour.

Read more about Oia and the Caldera

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Santorini Airport

(7 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Athinios ferry port

(9 km )

Nearest Beach Kanakari

(4 km )

Nearest Restaurant Onar

(0.06 km )

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There are lots for kids to do and see when you holiday on the beautiful island of Santorini. The villa has a shared swimming pool, where they can enjoy a swim and splash in the sunshine. The town of Fira is just a short walk away, with lots of museums, and the high point of ancient Thera, with views as far as the eye can see. Your older children may like to hike the caldera edge, a nine-kilometre walk to the town of Oia in the north. A visit to Oia should be on the cards, even if you don’t walk there, this most instagrammable fishing village dates from the middle ages, and is believed to be the origins of the lost city of Atlantis.

Explore the picturesque blue-domed town, and discover the iconic windmills, originally built to grind wheat for bread. Santorini is populated with the most incredible volcanic black, red, and white, sandy beaches, with superb crystal clear water sea. Particularly recommended for being family-friendly with organised facilities, cafes and bars, and some with water sports, are the black sand Monolithos, Pristina, Kamari, Red, White, and the nearest Perivolos beaches. Beware the darker sand can get very hot in high season, and aqua shoes are a must for adults and children alike. No holiday in Santorini is complete without a family day at sea, join a boat tour, hire a catamaran, or charter a yacht, and island hop around the Cyclades. Swim, snorkel, and scuba in azure seas, dine aboard on a meal of Greek meze, get on a jet ski, or learn how to stand up paddleboard.

Children love a trip to the live volcanic islet of Nea and Palia Kameni, where you can walk through black lava, smoking craters, and smelly sulphurous springs. Have some fun at the mini golf in Kamari, where you can all practice your putting. Go on a jeep safari and take a tour of the villages, learn about the local flora and fauna, and traditional way of life. Absorb the history of the island at Akrotiri, where they can explore one thousand year old ruins, in an area dating back to 4500BC. Take them to SAWA, an animal sanctuary for the island’s dogs, cats, and donkeys. As the sun sets, watch the stars under the stars, at the alfresco Cine Kamari, where you can all enjoy a screening of your favourite movies.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to client's credit card 2 weeks before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 11.00
Energy costs included? Yes, inlcuded in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, inlcuded in rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 2 nights
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that on occasions, in Greece, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.

The Greek government requires owners to collect a Tourist Climate Tax, your property manager will collect this in cash:

March-October €10 per night per unit

November-February €4 per night per unit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 3 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Apr 17th 2024 £792 £1,188 £1,584 £1,980 £2,772
Apr 17th 2024 - May 1st 2024 £871 £1,307 £1,743 £2,178 £3,049
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,307 £1,960 £2,614 £3,267 £4,573
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £1,762 £2,643 £3,524 £4,405 £6,166
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £2,069 £3,103 £4,138 £5,172 £7,240
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,544 £2,317 £3,089 £3,861 £5,404
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 17th 2025 £1,089 £1,634 £2,178 £2,723 £3,811
Apr 17th 2025 - May 1st 2025 £871 £1,307 £1,743 £2,178 £3,049
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 £1,307 £1,960 £2,614 £3,267 £4,573
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £1,762 £2,643 £3,524 £4,405 £6,166
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 25th 2025 £2,069 £3,103 £4,138 £5,172 £7,240

Prices based on an occupancy of 3 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Apr 17th 2024 €860 €1,290 €1,720 €2,150 €3,010
Apr 17th 2024 - May 1st 2024 €946 €1,420 €1,893 €2,366 €3,311
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €1,419 €2,129 €2,839 €3,549 €4,967
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €1,914 €2,871 €3,828 €4,785 €6,698
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €2,247 €3,371 €4,495 €5,618 €7,864
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €1,677 €2,516 €3,355 €4,194 €5,870
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 17th 2025 €1,183 €1,774 €2,366 €2,957 €4,139
Apr 17th 2025 - May 1st 2025 €946 €1,420 €1,893 €2,366 €3,311
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 €1,419 €2,129 €2,839 €3,549 €4,967
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €1,914 €2,871 €3,828 €4,785 €6,698
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 25th 2025 €2,247 €3,371 €4,495 €5,618 €7,864

Prices based on an occupancy of 3 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Apr 17th 2024 $932 $1,398 $1,863 $2,329 $3,260
Apr 17th 2024 - May 1st 2024 $1,025 $1,537 $2,050 $2,562 $3,586
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $1,537 $2,306 $3,074 $3,843 $5,379
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $2,073 $3,109 $4,146 $5,182 $7,254
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $2,434 $3,651 $4,868 $6,085 $8,517
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $1,817 $2,725 $3,633 $4,542 $6,357
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 17th 2025 $1,281 $1,922 $2,562 $3,203 $4,483
Apr 17th 2025 - May 1st 2025 $1,025 $1,537 $2,050 $2,562 $3,586
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 $1,537 $2,306 $3,074 $3,843 $5,379
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $2,073 $3,109 $4,146 $5,182 $7,254
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 25th 2025 $2,434 $3,651 $4,868 $6,085 $8,517

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Great place, great location!

    on 09/11/2023

    Great place, great location! We loved our stay here, its just outside the town of Thira, which was perfect because we could walk in and out easily (~10-15 minutes) but was out of noise and commotion! Also the views were incredible! Better views here than most restaurants we went to. You do share the pool with villa next door. Would absolutely stay here again!

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