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Villa Under The Church

Villa with 2 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in Santorini, Greece

From £1,367 per week

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Villa to rent in Santorini

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking

Villa overview - owner's description

A private retreat from which to explore the island.

Located under the church of Aghi Anargyri with its wonderful bell tower, the Villa is a charming retreat from the hustle and bustle of Fira and Oia. Sheltered from the Cycladic winds, the traffic free village of Megalochori provides a peaceful and sought after alternative.

The romantic Villa once provided the villagers with a safe haven from marauding pirates who invaded the island.

Today the villa, with its cool vaulted interior, provides an enchanting holiday home.

Near to the picturesque village square with its Venetian architecture, the Villa is approached through painted blue doors which lead into a pretty and private courtyard, complete with the indulgence of an outdoor heated Jacuzzi.

The central living room has a seating area, dining area and fully equipped kitchen.

The large master bedroom has a view of the courtyard and a walk-in closet.
A large bathroom, with modern amenities serves this bedroom whilst the second bedroom, with its own private entrance from the courtyard, has a bathroom en-suite.

The villa is suitable for two couples or a small family wanting a private retreat from which to explore the island.


Housekeeper - Our housekeeper will service the villa daily. We provide fresh towels every day and linen is changed after every 3rd night.

Concierge Service - Our concierge is available during your stay to add to your enjoyment of the island with suggestions on what to do, where to eat & other hidden treasures of our lovely island.

The formation of Santorini is due to various geological occurences, many volcanic eruptions and earthquakes so violent as to change the shape of the island several times.

Dorians, Venetians and Turks occupied Santorini, but its most influencial early inhabitants were the Minoans.
They came from Crete some time between 2000 and 1600 BC, and the settlement of Akrotiri dates from the height of their great civilization.

The island then was circular and was called Kalisti of Stroggylis (the Round One). Around 1650 BC a chain of earthquakes and eruptions culminated in one of the largest explosions in the history of the planet.

Thirty cubic kilometers of magma spewed forth and a column of ash 36 kilometers high jetted into the atmosphere. So much magma was ejected that the magma chambers of the volcano gave way and the centre of the island collapsed, leaving a caldera with high cliffs-one of the worlds most dramatic geological sights.

After the Big One, Santorini once again settled down for a time and was recolonised. In 236 BC volcanic activity resumed and separated Thirasia from the main land.

The last major earthquake on the island, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale savaged the island in 1956.

Should you walk around the villages, you will find many abandoned mansions from this period.
megalochori (9.5 km from Fira) is a rock village dug into the bed of a torrent in the interior of the island that is know to have existed since at least the middle of the 17th century.

A small place (the name means "Big Village") but with a lively community, old mansions, restored canavas and numerous churches.

A picturesque settlement definitely worth a visit!


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This villa is:

15km from the nearest beach 2km from the nearest bar 15km from the nearest restaurant 15km from the nearest supermarket 16km from Santorini airport 10km from Athinios port

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Fishing 15km Scuba diving 15km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Museum 15km Shopping 15km

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Outside this villa in Santorini
This villa is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has outside lighting. Car hire is not necessary as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 7 April 2016

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2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite


2 bathrooms, 2 en suite bathrooms


CD player, TV Languages in Local


Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Towels / linen, Car hire optional


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Outside lighting, Parking

Suitable for

Infants, Smoking


Average rating from 19 reviews

Property Manager From Heraklion, Greece Member since Feb 2007

Past bookings: 115 bookings

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