The settlement of Finikia is a hidden gem, peacefully sheltered from the jam of tourists’ just minutes away of nearby Oia. Cave houses and elegant churches dot the network of footpaths tucked below the natural protective cliff wall. Walking these quiet footpaths, one can almost hear whispers of the village’s rich history of bustling naval trade, pirate attacks and old-time wine production. The village remains even today a vibrant neighborhood.
To enter villa Amaliada, a little wooden gate opens onto the private enclosed courtyard, with soft curving plaster walls in soothing earth tones and arches of volcanic stone. Here guests can dine al fresco under the stars or take in the island sunlight and the amazing panoramic views. The picturesque settlement below, with its domed chapels and tiny houses, forms just the right frame to take in the vast azure sea and sky beyond. While the mad rush of tourists, retreat from Oia’s “famous sunset” en masse, you will be privileged to linger over every last color of the day from your own private perch.
The bright and airy interiors are open and spacious, blending modern luxury with selectively preserved elements of the original house. Soft curving plaster walls and archways lend traditional poetic Cycladic charm throughout. The grand proportions and architectural details of the large central open plan living room, dining room and kitchen are charming reminders of the room’s original use as a wine-storage canava during Santorini’s illustrious wine-making past.
The pretty, self-catering kitchen features antique Moorish tile, Italian marble countertops and everything you need to feel right at home. It is fully equipped with refrigerator, cooktop, oven, small convenience appliances, cookware, china and cutlery.
Villa Amaliada can accommodate up to nine guests.
Each of the three ground floor bedrooms has its own entrance from the private courtyard terrace and each has its own modern en-suite bathroom with built-in shower. Two large bedrooms have queen size beds and one bedroom has a single bed with a sleeping sofa. All have plenty of privacy.
The cozy and private bedroom upstairs has direct access to a private terrace with amazing panoramic sea views. This bedroom has a sleeping sofa and en-suite bathroom with built-in shower.
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