The peaceful nature of Megalochori makes a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of Fira, and Mansion Sophia, a rare find, is just a short stroll from the central village square with its Venetian bell towers and picturesque little churches. The village with its winding cobbled pathways is traffic free.
The imposing large wooden entrance gates to Mansion Sophia open to reveal a secluded, yet pretty little courtyard, complete with the recent addition of a superb swimming pool. Double doors lead directly from the courtyard to the imposing living/dining area with its high vaulted ceilings and polished wooden floors which reflect light as well as adding character to this wonderful property. The two double bedrooms lead off from either side of the central living space. The master bedroom has a romantic four poster bed and both bedrooms share a bathroom. The well equipped kitchen area has an original stone arch which now serves as a washing up and preparation area. The coup de grace of the property is the lovely kitchen garden which is perfect for al fresco dining under blue skies whilst absorbing the traditional village atmosphere.
One 5 seat car (third party insurance and unlimited mileage) only is included within the prices for this accommodation. Also included are a daily refresh housekeeping service (2 hours) and full concierge services on request. The villa is reached on foot along a footpath – just a few minutes from the closest parking area.
Built in the mid 19th century and the home of one of the feudal landlords of the time, the owner undoubtedly earned their riches trading the Vinsanto wine which the island still produces. Trade bought wealth which in turn led to the Mansion Houses. Lovingly restored, Mansion Sophia today is perfect for those wishing to escape from the clamours of modern everyday life, put their feet up and enjoy the stunning island of Santorini from a different perspective.
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