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Famous Santorini villa with private pool, Car & Private transfer

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private pool- large courtyard-kitchen garden-2 bedrooms-1 bathroom-air condition

Mansion Sophia, a house beloved by photographers and featured in many magazines around the world, is located in the peaceful traditional village of Megalochori, a short drive away from the best attractions & beaches of the island.This famous mansion was built around the mid-19th century and inhabited by one of the feudal wine-exporting landlords of the island at that time.. Access to the house is through imposing large wooden entrance gates into a secluded and very pretty private courtyard, with garden and a beautiful Moroccan-style swimming pool. There is also a smaller courtyard where the guests can enjoy dining «al fresco» under the Santorini skies.The mansion has been beautifully renovated to provide all modern amenities( air-conditioning, satellite TV & DVD, iPod & iPod docking station) yet retaining the character and style of the original house.

Mansion Sophia is perfect for those who desire absolute relaxation in the utmost atmospheric environment.

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More Details

Property Manager
Santorini Heritage Villas
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The villa Sophia was absolutely charming, lovely interiors and exteriors, flowers everywhere. The service, from the pick-up at the airport to the initial tour of the house to the daily housekeeping, was excellent.

The village is central to almost everywhere but you can escape the hustle and bustle of Santorini to the delightful courthouse and the lovely pool.
May 2011
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Megalochori Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • KORRES natural amenities provided. Towels, pool towels, bathrobes & slippers provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Two more guests can sleep in the living room sofabed upon agreement. Air Conditioning in both bedrooms.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free WiFi internet access One free transfer from/to port or airport One Manual 5 Seater Car Rental included in the rate GNTO (ΕΟΤ) Registation number: 1144K123K0631000


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Famous Santorini villa with private pool, Car & Private transfer
average rating of 4.888889 based on 23 reviews

Peaceful, Private, Perfect

  • 5 of 5

One enters the villa under a fragrant arch of tangled jasmine and bougainvillea.... The private courtyard and well restored home transport you to another time. The village is beautiful, low key and uncluttered. We enjoyed the simplicity of it all, but were grateful for the included rental car that enabled us to explore beaches, the famous sunset views and archaelogical sites. The Villa is managed with five star amenities such as a wonderful concierge named Jackie who arranges daily housekeeping, airport transfers, excursions and troubleshoots questions. Tips to consider before booking: most cars are manual so if you only drive automatic you may want to request in advance. Also, understand that the smaller bedroom does not have its own bathroom and guests staying in it must cross thru either the master bedroom or outdoor courtyard to access it and hot water is adequate but not unlimited. This is the trade off for living in the village of Megalachori! 5 star experience overall!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sharon for the kind words! It was amazing having you in Mansion Sophia!
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Wonderful villa in a perfect village

  • 4 of 5

A lovely villa well maintained. Private and convenient to explore the island. Excellent daily cleaning. Great restaurants and bakery within a 5 minute walk. Excellent service from owner and concierge. Loved the Pyrgos restaurant and sunset view from local winery. I would highly recommend this villa and location. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicole, thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon!
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Perfect host perfect location exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely really cosy and very private. The host looked after us the property was kept in a superb condition my family loved it .Perfect can't say much more

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mo, thank you for the kind words. We are thrilled that you had such a great time and we hope to accommodate you and your lovely family again in the future! Warm Regards, SH villas
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Gorgeous home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Mansion Sophia and cannot wait to come back and stay again. The little village of Megalochori was picture perfect and exactly what we were looking for in an off-the-beaten-path, authentic experience. There were several great restaurants just a stone's throw from the house and there was a great bakery just a short and scenic walk through the old village. Every person we met was incredibly friendly and made us feel welcome immediately. The house itself was fantastic, it had the charm and history to lend to its authenticity, but was very comfortable with all the conveniences of modern amenities like a washing machine, microwave and espresso maker. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our stay at Mansion Sophia. From the greeter at the airport to the luggage handler, to the concierge and the maid, everyone was friendly and helpful. The property is absolutely beautiful. The large living room is bright and inviting and the bedrooms on either side are roomy and elegantly furnished. The beds are comfortable and a cozy comforter was just the ticket for the cool nights. Even plush robes and slippers are provided.

With the rental car that was included as part of our stay, we explored many of the villages of Santorini and enjoyed them all but were more convinced than ever that none could top Megalohori. It is a traditional village with narrow streets (cars can travel on only a few), which adds to the charm. The villagers are friendly and we happened to be there the days leading up to Palm Sunday so we were able to participate in the ceremony that included decorating an enormous cross and watching with the whole village as the men used ropes and pulleys to raise it in the town square. Afterward everyone lined up for dinner provided by our favorite restaurant, located on the square. We also attended a service in the church and weren't allowed to leave without taking home bread and chocolate.

At day's end, after exploring other villages, we had drinks by the pool and walked to one of the many good restaurants. One night we made dinner in the nicely equipped kitchen and ate outside in one of the two lovely courtyards. The owner, Takis, even provides a complimentary bottle of wine for guests.

Staying at Mansion Sophia is everything you dream of when imagining visiting the iconic island of Santorini. I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carol, thank you very much for the kind words! We loved having you in our villa and we hope we hope you will make it back to us soon!
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Lovely Mansion + Pool + Garden Dining Room

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great, big, stone mansion for a group of friends/family in a quaint little town, look no further. There is tremendous indoor and outdoor space, the master bedroom and the rooftop view are simply gorgeous. The town is so cute, very easy to walk and it has 5 very yummy restaurants within a minute's walk. Stock up on wine and snacks at the local market, enjoy the skyline views and don't forget to meet Takis the owner...he's the man!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Thira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
in Fira (capital)
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Megalochori square
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The peaceful little village of Megalochori is a much sought after and appreciated holiday base from which to enjoy the many attractions of Santorini. Only 6 km from the busy town of Fira, it is another world and an ideal holiday base for those who want to relax and enjoy the many attractions of Santorini from a different perspective.

Megalochori was inhabited by many feudal landlords of the island at the past. These merchants and landlords became wealthy exporting the unique Vinsanto wine, which the island still produces. Megalochori had a particularly strong link with Odessa in Russia and many of the church bells which still toll in the village today are from Russia.

This traditional settlement has retained its charm and authenticity despite the rapid touristic development of Santorini. Its traffic-free cobblestone streets , its Venetian bell towers and its lovely square with the chic restaurants make Megalochori a première destination for the concerning visitor of Santorini.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Included in the rates are:

One private transfer from/to port or airport
Housekeeping service
Concierge services
Please contact us for limited time special offers.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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