Oia, Santorini, Greece
Villa Emerald is one of six traditional houses, elegantly decorated.
The villa is located in the north of Santorini Island in the traditional settlement of Oia (Ia) village. It is just 400 m. from the village, but so far enough away from “civilization” to be peaceful and the same time quiet. Ammoudi bay is just in walking distance as well as Katharos beach. >From Ammoudi bay you can swim at St.Nicolas Island and rent inflatable boat or arrange a sailing tour, get a trip to Volcano and Thirasia Island or just around Caldera.
This elegant house comes highly recommended and features well-appointed accommodation. It is finished to a high standards and is traditionally designed, throughout with much attention to detail. The use of traditional stone and some of the best materials have been included throughout the design and have been used in harmony with the environment! The expansive garden of the property filled with different kind of flowers and bushes have been specially designed to maintain the high standards.
There is a full equipped kitchen with blender, electric Grill, electric Stove, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, boiler, dishes, cooking utensils, pantry items and other modern facilities as well as a kitchenette. Also, there is a comfort dining room for 6 persons.
Outside there are a private yard and a balcony, overlooking the Aegean Sea and the most famous sunset, with a dining area for 8 persons to enjoy alfresco dining. Also, there is a private outdoor heated hydro massage spa (for 5 persons) and a communal use swimming pool, which combined with the perfect sea view, will keep you there the whole day. The luxury combined with the ultimate privacy offers you an unforgettable stay and a unique experience.
Staying at villa Emerald you have the privilege of privacy and luxury, a great view to Oia's sunset and exceptional sea views, access by car and doesn't require hard walk at steps, a private parking area, a swimming pool, a private outdoor mini pool hydro massage spa, a cool location, a relaxed atmosphere, an unique comfortable residence, an excellent accommodation, a romantic getaway, a rental near to beach and water activities, shops, galleries and restaurants, a private yard with a great panoramic view, a house built by and for the owner and not for rental. When you arrive we'll provide you a complimentary hamper which contains original Greek products. In the house you will also find a private guide with all tips for the beautiful spots of the island, which will help you to enjoy an unforgettable vacation. This villa will appeal to those looking for a luxury home which is among peaceful Oia surroundings. The luxury combined with the ultimate privacy offers an unforgettable stay and a unique experience. Enjoy the traditional Cycladic architecture, the simple luxury, the experience of sunset views. Relax body and soul in a private outdoor hydro massage spa. Luxuriate to the swimming pool with this splendid sunset view. Villa Emerald is specially designed for persons and families, who want to live the extra ordinary!
Inside there are 3 bedrooms (1 double king size bed, 2 singles extra size beds at the lower level and 1 extra double king size bed at the upper level loft, which is separate from the others, with its own bath & living room). In addition, at the lower level there is a sofa, which easily transforming to a double queen bed. All bedrooms have wardrobes and air-conditioning.
We provide you eco-friendly mattresses & upper bedclothes, as well as feathered pillows. Also, in case that you needed, there are a baby cot and an extra single folding camp bed.
There is a bathroom on each level, equipped with toilet, shower, bath towels, hypoallergenic shampoo and shower gel, hair dryer, 220V supply to shaver point and washing machine.
Things You Should Know
The history, originality and power of Santorini remain alive in every single bit of it: in her blue, black, white and red colors; and in the colors that you have not even seen yet. Very few islands all over the world have been loved so much as Santorini. Very few places all over the world have become synonymous with beauty and uniqueness like Santorini. Welcome to the island where feelings and senses are always at their peak –never faint, neutral or half-hearted. For it is only here where you can stand at the edge of the caldera and get rid of everything inside you that you do not need. Get ready to feel refreshes and stronger! So much has been written about the mysterious sea realm. The colorful land, the enchanting sunset and the clean blue sky of Santorini! Worlds are poor to express the grandeur of an island that knows how to get reborn out of ashes. The mystic caldera makes the island of Santorini unique. There is no doubt that the caldera is among the most highly discussed and photographed places on earth. Santorini Island has a unique morphology with Volcano Islands surrounded by great views. This, together with the beauty of the natural volcano, its unique historical monuments and geological characteristics, makes the island of Santorini very special and thus a popular tourist destination for thousands of visitors who come every year to enjoy this beautiful Cycladic Island. The aura of the Aegean Sea, the wild colorful rock faces and cliffs, the small picturesque houses chiseled into and on top of the cliffs, the amazing spectrum of colors reflected on the sea at sunrise and sun set, are bound to stir up your emotions giving you an experience of a life time. You can have peaceful or lively moments depending on your mood. Unfolding along volcanic rocks, the traditional village of Oia -a listed monument- is the crown jewel of Santorini. Adored by everyone for her eternal exquisite beauty and enchanting sunsets, Oia seduces visitors with her picturesque “yposkofa”, quaint alleys and imposing caldera. Oia village is the number one traditional settlement of Greece and is famous worldwide for its architecture and sunset view. Oia is one of the most beautiful villages of the island, carved out of the cliffs and clinging to the edge. The architecture is amazing and is highlighted by the stark white of the buildings and the contrasting colorful doors and window shutters. It has often been compared to the eagle's nest! Enjoy the panoramic view of caldera, the volcano, Thirasia Island, and the rest of Santorini looking back toward Fira. Strolling in Ammoudi, wandering around churches and neighborhoods, taste the ultimate wines of Santorini at the island’s wineries, delight in the spectacular sea view, feel the volcanic nightlife vibrations and make shopping with style.
Oia is a favorite haunt of artists, many of whose works can be found in the local galleries of the village. And no wonder ... who would not be inspired by this magical place! While the sun sinks into the sea, its splendid colors spread throughout the sky. It literally takes your breath away! Get a front-row seat on the terrace of villa and enjoy a drink, while watching the setting sun produce an array of colors beyond your imagination.
Santorini, classically Thera, and officially Thira, is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 15,550. The municipality of Santorini includes the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia and the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana. The total land area is 90.623 km2 (34.990 sq mi). Santorini is part of the Thira regional unit.
Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera. A giant central, rectangular lagoon, which measures about 12 by 7 km (7.5 by 4.3 mi), is surrounded by 300 m (980 ft) high, steep cliffs on three sides. The main island slopes downward to the Aegean Sea. On the fourth side, the lagoon is separated from the sea by another much smaller island called Therasia; the lagoon is connected to the sea in two places, in the northwest and southwest. The depth of the caldera, at 400m, makes it impossible for any but the largest ships to anchor anywhere in the protected bay; there is also a fisherman's harbour at Vlychada, on the southwestern coast. The island's principal port is Athinias. The capital, Fira, clings to the top of the cliff looking down on the lagoon. The volcanic rocks present from the prior eruptions feature olivine and have a small presence of hornblende.
The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred some 3,600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of metres deep and may have led indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, 110 km (68 mi) to the south, through a gigantic tsunami.
Another popular theory holds that the Thera eruption is the source of the legend of Atlantis.