Villa Sophia

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Pool Quirky Modern Beach Nearby Walk to Village Romantic

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

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  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
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Villa Sophia has a fabulous location in the peaceful village of Megalochori on a quiet, winding street, away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Fira. The villa is just a short stroll away from the picturesque central village square with its pretty churches and bell towers. A handy selection of amenities such as restaurants, shops and a great local market, where guests can stock up on snacks and wine, can all be found in Megalochori. A wider range of amenities and exciting nightlife can be found in Fira, which is just a 15-minute car journey away.

The villa can sleep up to four guests across two beautiful bedrooms. The accommodation is set out over one level; large wooden entrance gates conceal a private courtyard oasis which boasts a private swimming pool. Double doors lead from the courtyard into the living and dining room, the two double bedrooms lead off from either side of this room. The villa also boasts a fully equipped kitchen which comes complete with all necessary amenities as well as a family bathroom.

Outside, the courtyard is the perfect place to spend a lazy day relaxing by the pool with a good book. For those who enjoy al fresco dining, there are dining facilities and a handy barbecue, perfect for cooking up a storm with treats purchased at the local market!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Megalochori has all the amenities you would need for a comfortable stay without the hustle & bustle of Fira or Oia, however, the village is not best known for its nightlife
  • While the villa makes a fantastic base, we recommend making use of a hire car in order to fully explore the whole island

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer TV DVD

The Villa

Villa Sophia is a 2-bedroom villa sleeping 4 guests with private pool, located in the peaceful traditional village of Megalochori.

Interior

- Living & dining area 
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with four-poster double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private plunge pool (3.4m x 5m, 1.55m depth)
- Enclosed courtyard
- Sun loungers & umbrellas
- Al fresco dining facilities

Additional Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning in both bedrooms
- TV
- Sonos
- Bathrobes & slippers
- Complimentary Korres toiletries
- Safe box
- Pool towels

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Sophia
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Boat Trips
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Megalochori is one of the most picturesque villages on the beautiful island of Santorini, thanks partly to how it has managed to maintain its traditional architecture. Opinions differ on the origin of the name - some say that it came from the agricultural fields that the villagers kept, and others argue that the name reflects the personality of the place. Even though most of the houses have been renovated, Megalochori has managed to retain many of its traditional values. Many picturesque local churches and many vineyards produce fine local wines. The nearby beaches are superb, and whatever you do, try some of the traditionally produced sun-dried tomatoes.

The surrounding area has an abundance of restaurants, tavernas, cafes, bakers, mini-markets, tourist shops and wineries - they are all easy to find, and you'll find the locals incredibly friendly and welcoming. Despite boasting all necessary amenities, Megalochori leaves visitors feeling like a million miles away from any hustle & bustle; however, the busy towns of Fira and Oia are still only a short car journey away!

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Santorini Airport

(7.4km)

Nearest Town/City Fira

(6km)

Nearest Village Megalochori

(100m)

Nearest Restaurant Raki Restaurant, Megalochori

(100m)

Nearest Supermarket Aegeon Market, Megalochori

(500m)

Nearest Beach Vlychada Beach

(5km)

Getting There

How to reach Santorini island

There are two ways to reach Santorini Island: either by flight or by ferry.

By plane: The airport of Santorini (JTR) is located in the region of Kamari that is 8 km far from Thira. Santorini island is one of the most popular Greek destinations, that is why many tourists arrive on the island with direct ferries from their country. Domestic flights are available too.

By ferry: The main port of Santorini is called Athinios (JTR) and is located 9 km outside of Thira. The trip from Piraeus can last from 5 hours (if you take a speed ferry) to 9 hours (if you prefer the conventional ferry). One more thing that you should keep in mind is that Santorini is connected through various routes to the most Cyclades islands. You can easily book your ferry tickets using the link below or the booking engine.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

It's good to note that Santorini's isn't particularly suitable for kids. Most of the beautiful towns are stacked on hilltops, which means there are narrow pathways and steep steps everywhere you go, not great for pushchairs or prams.

Kids will enjoy exploring the two towns on the island; Pyrgos is built on a hill with an old castle on top and fantastic views. Emporio is flatter and smaller, but both offer plenty of opportunities to get happily lost. The cobbled streets of Oia and Fira may also be of interest. Ice cream, crepes, and a few stories about exploding volcanoes will add to the experience.

There a tomato museum, the Alrotiki Lighthouse,  the prehistoric Akrotiri Town. and the Kamari open air cinema. The movies aren't always kid-friendly, so check the schedule in advance, but they're usually popular movies in English (with Greek subtitles).

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters 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
- Babysitting/childcare services

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 fulfill your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit There is no security deposit, but should there be any damage or loss caused by you or your guests during your stay you will be liable for the cost.
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, and pool towels included in the 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.
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.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 4, it will cost an additional £62 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £737 £982 £1,228 £1,718
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 £888 £1,184 £1,480 £2,072
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £1,227 £1,635 £2,044 £2,861
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £1,498 £1,997 £2,496 £3,494
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £1,907 £2,543 £3,179 £4,450
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £1,498 £1,997 £2,496 £3,494
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £928 £1,237 £1,546 £2,164
Nov 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £817 £1,089 £1,361 £1,905
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 £888 £1,184 £1,480 £2,072
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £1,227 £1,635 £2,044 £2,861
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,498 £1,997 £2,496 £3,494
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 £1,907 £2,543 £3,179 £4,450

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 4, it will cost an additional €65 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €771 €1,028 €1,285 €1,799
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 €930 €1,240 €1,549 €2,169
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €1,284 €1,712 €2,140 €2,995
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €1,568 €2,091 €2,613 €3,658
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €1,997 €2,663 €3,328 €4,658
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €1,568 €2,091 €2,613 €3,658
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €971 €1,295 €1,619 €2,266
Nov 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €855 €1,140 €1,425 €1,995
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 €930 €1,240 €1,549 €2,169
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €1,284 €1,712 €2,140 €2,995
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,568 €2,091 €2,613 €3,658
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 €1,997 €2,663 €3,328 €4,658

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 4, it will cost an additional $70 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $834 $1,112 $1,389 $1,945
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 $1,005 $1,340 $1,675 $2,345
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $1,388 $1,851 $2,314 $3,238
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $1,695 $2,260 $2,825 $3,954
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $2,159 $2,879 $3,598 $5,036
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $1,695 $2,260 $2,825 $3,954
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $1,050 $1,400 $1,750 $2,449
Nov 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $925 $1,233 $1,541 $2,156
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 $1,005 $1,340 $1,675 $2,345
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $1,388 $1,851 $2,314 $3,238
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,695 $2,260 $2,825 $3,954
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 $2,159 $2,879 $3,598 $5,036

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

  • Paradise

    Posted by Shelley on 20/07/2022

    We loved staying in Villa Sofia. The courtyard and pool offered us our own private slice of paradise. The house has an authentic old-world charm. It was fully equipped with everything we needed. Takis made the whole booking process very easy and was responsive when we had questions.
    Villa Sofia is a 2-minute walk from a variety of restaurants in the town square and a family-owned winery that is worth a visit. We enjoyed exploring the quiet, winding streets of Megalchori and preferred the atmosphere of a traditional village to the faster pace and hoards of tourists in Fira and Oia.

  • Welcoming, friendly, accommodating

    Posted by Jolene on 15/06/2022

    Takis was great to work with while planning our girls trip. Always quick to respond to my questions. Konstantinos was an excellent host - welcoming, friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable of the area, with wonderful suggestions. The Villa was beautiful, private and well-located with very comfortable beds. I highly recommend staying at this gem in Megalochori!

  • Once in a lifetime experience!

    Posted by Kleopatra on 18/05/2022

    We loved everything about Villa Sophia! The house was sparkling clean and extra spacious, with an amazing outdoor space and a stunning pool! The location was ideal. We had overall an amazing experience and would definitely go back next summer. Thank you to the super friendly host for this once in a lifetime experience!!!

  • Wonderful villa

    Posted by Matt on 13/04/2022

    Wonderful pretty traditional village stay in beautiful Mansion Sophia ! Villa Sophia is in the heart of pretty village Megalochori ! 2 minutes walk from bars, restaurants and shops. It is a very quaint traditional villa with dark wood and traditional fittings! The bed was so comfortable and the pool was perfect to cool down in - it was very hot during our stay but inside the villa was cool and the bedroom had air con so comfortable temperature was maintained throughout! The car hire that came with the villa was very easy too ! We turned up at desk inside terminal, gave name and 10 mins later drove away in car ! Parking is in a car park roughly 4min walk from villa ! Everything you need is in the villa for a stay there! And both Takis and Konstantinos were only a call away should you require anything or any assistance! We loved our stay here and totally recommend a stay at this beautiful quaint villa set in a pretty traditional village. Everyone we met was so friendly and helpful. Thank you so much for making our stay so special and wonderful!

  • Amazing stay!

    Posted by Annie on 15/09/2021

    We loved our stay! The location was ideal! The Villa is located in a quiet and charming area that makes you feel like a local. Great restaurants and shopping right at your doorstep, while just a short drive to the bigger cities. The host was amazing and gave us great recommendations for activities as well as dining. He even arranged an additional rental car, made dinner reservations and helped schedule a late night taxi. The list goes on and on with this Villa. You won’t be disappointed and we would definitely book this place again.

  • Exceptional!

    Posted by Peter on 07/09/2021

    We had the absolute pleasure of staying at Villa Sophia. The villa and village of Megalochori is second only to the fantastic service provided by Takis and his team. The villa is beautiful and the small village of Megalochori in which is sits, outstanding. A quite tranquil reprieve from the noise of the over-touristed parts of Santorini. With an amazing winery, handful of exceptional restaurants, bars and cultural venues all less than 50 meters from the villa we ended up spending little time elsewhere. Takis is a brilliant host. Communication was excellent were his recommendations and connections for outings and activities. Whenever I return to Santorini, I will return also to Megalochori and Villa Sophia.

  • A must visit!

    Posted by Panagiotis on 16/06/2021

    This place is a combination of luxury, serenity and beauty. The mansions are clearly built with love, in the -definetely- most beautiful village of this magical island. The ambience, the kindness of the personnel, the architecture, the lights, the shades, everything is meant to satisfy your senses and offer relaxation. Santorini during the summer is a really busy place as a worldwide destination, but staying here makes you feel comfortable and tranquil. A must visit!!

  • Strongly recommend!

    Posted by Eva on 21/05/2021

    I have been in many places but this one is definitely the best.Extremely clean,spacious nice decorated.The swimming pool is magic especially to swim at night under the stars.
    The location is more than perfect everything is just one minute walking distance.
    Strongly recommend to everyone 100%

  • Heaven in Santorini!

    Posted by Joan on 12/08/2020

    If you are looking for Heaven in Santorini, Villa Sophia is truly an exceptional property, not to be missed. Located within walking distance of the old town square of Megalochori, this beautiful cave villa is like stepping back in time. Once you enter the private wooden gates, you are immediately met with a fabulous courtyard and your own sparkling infinity pool. The property is surrounded by mature olive trees and spectacular hanging vines. The house itself reminded us of elegant days in early Greece, but is modernized with air-conditioning, TV, internet and daily maid service. This property also includes a car and transfers, which makes getting around Santorini very easy. The ancient town of Megalochori is charming. In the center of the village, there are wonderful taverns, shops and shade trees. A focal point of the square is the church with its traditional blue dome and bells that ring every hour. Megalochori is a relaxing town and does not have the hustle and bustle of Fira or Oia (which are loaded with tourists and cruise ships). Once you are at the villa, all of your needs are taken care of by Takis Sotiropoulos, the General Manager of Santorini Heritage (and the concierge, Jackie). The Villa is so spectacular that Takis helped arranged for my husband and I to renew our wedding vows. We stayed at the villa for two amazing weeks and plan to return to Villa Sophia on one of next trips to Europe. A little know secret about Megalochori. Over the last year or so, the singing star Beyonce stayed in the village for rest and relaxation. That says it all!

  • Beautiful!

    Posted by Ryan on 28/04/2020

    After spending two days in lovely but very busy Oia, this home was a beautiful change of pace. The pool and flower strewn patio were lovely and the village of Megalochori was charming and quiet. Jackie provided us with everything we needed and offered recommendations for activities to enjoy. The rental car allowed us to explore island highlights such as beaches (Red Beach) and Pyrgos (the view from Franco’s cafe after 6 pm is breathtaking and allows a bird’s eye view of the island). Our favorite restaurant of our stay on Santorini was Metaxi Mas—be sure to make a reservation and ask to be seated on the lower outdoor patio for a beautiful sunset view of the interior part of the the island that some may miss!

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