2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Private Courtyard with Plunge Pool
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A gift to yourself
A gift is exactly what staying at Mark and Christine’s place is. The location us wonderful in a less crowded village than Fira and Oiea, but is easily accessible to everything on the island, with or without a car (bus just a few blocks). It has a wonderful plunge pool to relax in after a hot day and a wonderful terrace with comfortable seating for morning coffee, sunbathing or better yet, a glass of wine looking at the stars or the beautiful church dome and crosses next door! The inside offered everything you could want and is clean and well kept. There are several restaurants just down the amazing cobblestone curvy road. We almost regretted leaving this place to visit other parts of this beautiful island!
But what really enhanced this experience were our hosts, Mark and Christine. They were amazingly helpful in arranging a car for us to rent for a couple of days, delivered to us at the Family Bakery just a few blocks, and a driver to take us to the airport at 4 am. They were so helpful giving us great ideas of where to eat and acclimating us to the village. They responded immediately to any questions we had. We were traveling with my sister and her husband and he answered both of us. We have stayed in many vrbo rentals and this experience was truly one of our best. They were truly wonderful! It would truly be a gift to yourself to stat at this place!
Another perfect relaxing stay
Second stay at Alba Lily, just as good as the first - We love the cave villa, beautifully presented and maintained. Mark and Christine always happy to help. Megalochori is a quiet friendly place, much less touristy than the other areas of Sanotorini, but a great place to explore the busy areas and then come back to relax! We really hope to be able to get back again within the next year or two.
All we wanted or needed
We believed earlier suprelative reviews and were not disappointed. Great hosts who went out of their way for us with special needs. This cave house is in excellent condition, clean, and perfectly located for a relaxing stay but close enough for the bigger city tourist experience. Expect to walk a lot of steps, perfect for burning off the calories from the local restaurants and bakery. No hesitation in recommending this beautiful property and Mark and Christine.
Let the crowds stay in Thira and Oia while you unwind in this sweet home in a quiet, welcoming village. Well-equipped and immaculate, with a great view from the roof deck and easy access to the bustling towns, beaches and hiking trails, and historical sites that make Santorini famous, a quick stroll from the bakery and three restaurants. Attentive hosts in Mark and Christine.
Fabulous authentic cave house with plunge pool and roof terrace
Alba Lily is every bit as good as the photos, and full of thoughtful touches. We especially loved watching the sunset from the roof terrace, and cooling off in the plunge pool. Mark and Christine are outstanding hosts, and we are very grateful to them for looking after us so well. Megalochori is a great location especially if you plan to use the local buses, with direct routes to Fira, Akrotiri, Perivolos and Perissa. There is also a great walk right on the doorstep to Pyrgos and on to Emborio. Megalochori also has several good restaurants, and we found we could get most everything we wanted from the local shops, and the bakery is amazing. We loved every minute.
Great Location, Great Property
We rented this property based on high ranking reviews and they were all correct! We loved being out of the crowds while still experiencing the traditional Greek village, shops, and dining. Additionally, it was great just to stay in and go to the plunge pool and relax. The sun deck was an additional perk and had good places for photos with views. Thanks to Marc for picking us up at the airport and taking us back to the port for the ferry so early in the morning. We were so happy that we chose to stay here.
Megalochori is one of the most peaceful and traditional villages on the island of Santorini. The property is a short walk to the village square where there are three excellent restaurants offering Greek and international food. You can't fail to notice the large number of wine tasting places here and indeed this village is at the heart of the island's wine making industry. Many of the bigger facilities, like Boutari, are on the village's outskirts among the vineyards.