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Discover the traditional charm of Santorini

People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Located in the heart of the old town of Mesaria, with its traditional kalderimia (trails accessible only by foot or 2 wheels) and its colorful churches, this newly renovated apartment combines tranquility, modernity and practicality.

Modernity because this 58sqm apartment (which was part of a century-old house, carved into the rock in a classic Cycladic architectural style) has been completely renovated with all the amenities of modern comfort while preserving the charm and characteristics of centuries tradition and popular knowledge. Expertise that ensures that the apartment is very cool in summer and warm in winter despite the high temperatures of the Aegean sun, fully protected against the annual meltemia (seasonal winds) and equipped with a cooling system and natural lighting . This system is composed of several openings on both sides of the apartment, natural fireplaces, high ceilings 4m and thick stone walls 70cm. Opposite is an old palm 200 years & 50m the St. Irene Church.

Tranquility because a very popular island, noisy and bustling, this part

Traditional Mesaria is an oasis of calm, disturbed only by the cries of

children playing in the street and the church bells on Sunday morning. (Ie. Not over-flights, traffic, noise pollution or other associated continuous passage popular cities eg. Fira, Kamari etc). Functionality because the apartment is located just 6-10 minutes walk from the local bakery, the open market fish or vegetables, supermarkets, restaurants, bus stops and rental agencies. Mesaria is the main communication hub that connects the capital Fira (10min) to the airport (8min) & Port (20min) and to the north with the south of the island. All parts of the island are easily accessible by local public transport for a very reasonable cost with the passage of three buses per hour 24/24. The only sandy beach, shallow and family of the island is the beach of Monolithos (safe for children, the elderly etc.) and Kamari beach (end wheel) are only 10min bus "

The apartment has 2 double beds 160x200 in 2 independent rooms, thus q sofa / bed extra single. It is expected for a MAXIMUM occupancy of 3 to 4 people. The toilet / bathroom has a large shower and the water is heated by solar panels. There is a fridge, an electric hob, a bread heater and electric kettle as well as everything needed for cooking. The apartment also has Wi-Fi thus q iron. It is air conditioned and very bright. The rental price includes exclusive use of the front terrace for sitting, eating, reading etc.

More Details

Owner
Christos
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Municipality of Thira in South Aegean

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(2 traveller reviews)

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Discover the traditional charm of Santorini
average rating of 2.5 based on 2 reviews
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Basic but clean. Definately traditional and is a small property in a typical island village.

  • 2 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Santorini.

We are used to what I would call hard travel and this property and its location are what you would expect of budget accommodation with basic amenities. If you are not used to catering with limited resources, it might not be for you. The journey from the Airport to the property is simple and local buses are perfectly adequate. However, now that we are in the autumn of our life we found the walk from the nearest drop off point to the property a struggle, it is definitely not for the feint hearted! Whilst we were there, there was a problem for the entire stay with the free Wi-Fi, which had apparently been damaged by building works. Our host was very apologetic about this however. There are plenty facilities within easy access eg. Chemist, Doctor, Supermarkets etc. There are also plenty of eateries and we would highly recommend 'Mike' which is a Restaurant/Grill House in the centre of Messaria. All in all we enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Norman, thank you for your honest and thorough review. We have taken into consideration all your comments and we thank you for helping us improve our offer for our future guests. You may be happy to hear that the wi-fi services have been restored. We were very glad to welcome you and look forward to seing you again.All the best, Christos.
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  • 3 of 5

Internally the accommodation was spacious and pleasant enough although externally the small courtyard was rather claustrophobic and lacked privacy as it is shared. The immediate area is a pleasant traditional village with many churches. Walkways being the only access.

The adjacent modern town of Mesaria has some friendly eateries (Mikes might not be an idyllic location but the food is good and reasonably priced) and small shops. It is a bus ride to any tourist location: Fira, Oia, the beaches etc.

I would recommend the Caldera walk from Fira to Oia (11 kms) and the boat excursion from Fira to the Vulcano, hot springs Thirasia, Oia and back to Fira

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Santorin International
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Athinios
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
monolithos Beach
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Municipality of Thira, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£127
for 4 nights
£223
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Option "forfait menage": Changement des draps, serviettes etc et menage complet 25 euros par demande.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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