Such is the power of the soul stirring vista that with its white-washed villages, black cliffs, and blue Aegean Sea, Santorini is justly one of the world’s top island destinations.
The villa boasts a rich history, it has been reconstructed taking the form of a contemporary interpretation of the neo-classical style, which was popular amongst the affluent inhabitants of the island around the 19th century. Highlights include striking domes, thick walls and vaulted ceilings – the symbiosis of old and new results in an atmosphere of understated luxury and authenticity.
The décor is a charming and eclectic mix of family heirlooms, modern pieces, old engravings, original paintings and treasures which are a feast to the eye. The effortless style is welcoming, comforting and one feels relaxed the moment you enter.
The villa accommodates up to 8 guests and consists of the main building, the Mansion and the Guest House, which has two independent cottages.
The main building, the mansion, covers 150 m2 with 175m2 of verandas. The 1st bedroom of the Guest House 25 m2 with a veranda of 35 m2 and the 2nd bedroom 42 m2 with a garden of 45 m2.
The property is united around a luxuriant, sun-drenched courtyard with various outdoor seating and dining areas.
Upon entering the villa, you immediately feel at ease. High cross-vaulted ceilings are not only a notable traditional feature, but also allow for a fresh and spacious feeling. The inviting lounge with large windows and doors leads out to the veranda with an all-inspiring view.
At the ground floor there are two double en-suite bedrooms with the third double bedroom up a short flight of stairs, delighting its occupants with an uninterrupted view of the Caldera.
All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and two of the bedrooms can be converted to twin bedded rooms.
The kitchen is a delight. Well equipped with modern features, and quirky add-ons. One is sure to enjoy preparing light meals in this charming environment.
The great design of the home lends itself to a great indoor-outdoor flow, allowing guests to enjoy the out-of-doors living. The property offers the opportunity for outdoor living to the maximum: built-in benches with comfortable sofas around wooden tables, the breakfast table with its cool and all-time classic “Kafeneion” chairs, the relaxing chaises-longue arranged on the front terrace, the open air areas shaded by either cross-vaults, pergolas or sun umbrellas, and the big outdoor polished cement table, provide the property with a variety of outdoor possibilities for any time of the day. The whole place is surrounded by islets of gardens, planted with a variety of endemic plant species: a pomegranate tree, oleanders, hibiscus and bougainvilleas along with a fan of aromatic plants, such as basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, lavender and mint.
Through this charming setting we take a walk to the Guest House. The Guest House has its own easily accessible private entrance and it consists of two levels.
Upon entry you will reach the first double bedroom which has a light and airy feel. Original decorative touches, an en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and private veranda with el-fresco seating complete it perfectly.
The second double bedroom is reached via an external flight of stairs, which leads to the entrance and a wonderfully shaded courtyard. This part of the Guest House consists of two adjoining rooms. Upon entry there is a comfortable seating area and a kitchenette, perfect for preparing light snacks and a spacious and bright double bedroom with bathroom. Both bedrooms can be turned into twin beds.
The service is discreet, with an excellent concierge on hand to offer personalized information and an insight to the lesser celebrated parts of the island. Whether you are seeking sun drenched beaches, a family getaway, or simply savoring the view, Villa Grazia Vista allows for a perfect base to enjoy the Caldera on your doorstep and the numerous attractions Santorini has to offer.
At Villa Grazia Vista guests are offered an ideal balance of contemporary Greek island life: natural living, comfort and privacy. This is a place for quiet reflection - drawing inspiration from the extraordinary – leaving one feeling invigorated.