The purpose of the internet would fail if I have to tell you where and what Santorini is. Everyone knows about Santorini and everyone wants that feeling this white and azure town gives. Ever since Lena from “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” climbed a hill in Greece on a mule, squealing with discomfort as every stone on those pavements gave her spine an ache, I gleed, enraptured by the crystal water and spotless walls. Ah! This village is where dreams happen! While the bougainvillea and the blue walls sound tempting, I propose to you this plan — a week-long plan that encompasses golden sunsets, fish dinners, endless pots of moussaka, dollops of tzatziki and good local wine, all made in your very own kitchen in an ideally located, large villa in Santorini. Read on… but save this later if you’re at work, you might be tempted to book your tickets right away!
True to the color palette of Greece, these beige and ivory villas by Secret Earth is located in the area of Kamari, and all have a blue pool with a beautifully decorated placed patio. Located only minutes away from the airport, just lift your head to see a white plane soar across the blue skies. There is also a sauna, but you can also walk a couple of minutes to relax at the beach, closer to nature and island.
A color palette that can’t escape Santorini — the hues of blue, a variance in the pool and the sea, combined with the traditional structure of the homes, is what makes it unique. The cluster of four homes offer one, three or six bedrooms, and is located in Exo Gialos, a walk away from the famous Monolithos beach. Trying seafood in the local restaurants nearby is a must!
A beige, rock and blue combination — the famous blue door welcomes you to this charming location — Afoura Houses is actually a traditional, old winery established in 1879. It is situated in Pyrgos and will give you the experience of living like a Greek, morning to night! The bedrooms are beautifully decorated with white sheets and blue accents, while the walls expose the naked rocks, truly a thrilling combination. Just great to observe the village, live like a local islander and do absolutely nothing on the balcony where the Balkan sun seeps in gently.
The first luxury hotel to join the list, the Ambassador Aegean is not only Instagram friendly, but also defines romance aptly. The rooms are fitted with vaulted ceilings, arches and built-in beds, are tastefully furnished and decorated and the private pools itself are a game changer! Unmatched views of the volcano and the sea, whether you’re in the room, the sun terrace or enjoying the hydromassage jets in the pool, your partner is going to have the time of their life!
The two villa property is ten minutes away from Art Space Santorini in Pyrgos and comes with stunning zero-boundary balconies and a hot tub to make the sunset experience more memorable. A very minimal, modern décor highlights the white walls of the villas here, and the dining area is another great spot for you to connect with your loved ones.
Nefeles Luxury is a boutique hotel with an infinity pool, a hot tub, a terrace that lets you view the Volcano and the Aegean Sea for a long time, comfortably. The suites are great for couples and families and are located in the Caldera Cliff, in the area of Fanari. Embellished with ascents that carry a traditional Greecian feel and a modern, eclectic touch, the suites are beautiful, especially when the windows frame the blues and oranges of the sunsets.
Beautifully Greece, Sisko’s Place is located in the famous Oia region, a short distance from the Cape Columbo Beach. Enclosed by rocks and shade from the Balkan vegetation, the outdoor pool is an ideal setting to just float across end-to-end while sipping a Watermelon agua fresco, perhaps with an ounce of vodka, while your significant other grills meat on the barbecue! Tempted yet? You will enjoy the traditional architecture and décor, especially the low, curved roofs and the wood structures across the house.
13.56 km (8.5 mi) from Akrotiri
A blend of traditional architecture and modern décor, the Cycladic-style villa enjoys views over the Aegean Sea, luxurious facilities, a well-equipped kitchen and a pool from where you can see panoramic scenes of the majestic mountains surrounding the island. The four-bedroom villa is a short drive away from the Monolithos Beach, Kamari Village and the lively town of Fira. Take it as a blessing to be driving along the island roads to a great place to dine!
The modern, yet traditional four-bedroom villa in Mesaria Village comes with, of course, a blue pool, great views, and the utmost luxury. Mesmerizing views of the Aegen sea, a balcony, a furnished terrace, an open kitchen and a classy living room are what this villa offers. Located only a couple of minutes away from the village center, Fira town is 2km (1.24 miles) away and a couple of restaurants are located nearby. But the selling point? Definitely the luxurious comfort!
A cluster of four villas with private pools and multiple bedrooms offers a panoramic view of the volcano and the Aegean sea. Located in Caldera at Akrotiri, the villas reflect the bright — electric Aegean blue while showcasing the surroundings of the beautiful hills and embellished intricately with the native Cycladic art. You will especially appreciate nature when you spend an hour or so, sipping white wine, eating grapes while pleasing your eyes with the gold and orange hues of the famous Santorini sunset from the luxurious and well-architectured patios of the villas. Great for a couple who wants to bask in the glowing Santorini evenings in a pool, as the chill wind heats up the romance in the air!
Address: Eparhiaki odos Farou-Akrotiriou
1.18 km (0.8 mi) from Akrotiri
Orange, gold, blue, white — those are the colors of Santorini that you simply have to absorb in the most luxurious way, while you bask in the warm water and let the cool winds from the Aegean sea tingle your skin. Wine and grapes are the best compliments to this holiday, and add in a platter for perfectly cooked fish, Greek style, for lunch. This is the vacation everyone dreams of and we’ve made planning the perfect holiday slightly easier! Make sure you to type colorful swimwear on the packing list to compliment the bright colors of Santorini!
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