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The Painters House - Luxurious traditional villa right in the heart of Fira

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Updated: 27-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 bedroom villa with sea and mountain views

The Painters House is a lovingly restored traditional villa right in the heart of the old town of Fira. Just a few minutes walk from the famous Caldera and the main square, the villa offers luxurious accommodation in a quiet location whilst providing easy access to the many restaurants and famous nightlife of the capital.

The villa offers generous accommodation with 3 double bedrooms, two of which feature en-suite bathrooms. A luxurious lounge area and fully equipped kitchen offer the discerning traveller a unique opportunity to experience a true Santorinian traditional house without compromising on creature comforts.

Outside, a large, private yard provides an opportunity to relax or dine al-fresco away from direct sunlight. The large roof terrace offers mountain and sea views, offering an opportunity to enjoy a spot of sunbathing or a relaxing dip in the plunge pool.

Features & Amenities

Complimentary wine and other local snacks upon arrival

Smart TV

Free Wi Fi access

Hair dryer

Beach/pool towels

Washing machine


Fully equipped kitchen

Iron/ironing board

Outdoor Features

Outdoors Plunge pool

Roof terrace

Outdoors table and chairs


Staff & Services Included:

Daily maid service

Transfers to the villa

EOT licence number:157

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

14 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


A beautiful villa with amazing hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from Santorini having spent a week there to celebrate my nieces wedding. The Painters House was absolutely perfect and even more beautiful than the pictures suggested. It was immaculate, with the terrace and plunge pool being the icing on the cake ! Despite our late evening arrival, Foti and Ian were at the Villa to welcome us. They were amazing hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them, from showing us the local area, to arranging taxis to various places on the island , to letting us raid their herb cupboard !!

The Painters House, Foti and Ian are 3 hidden gems on a beautiful island

Thank you both so much for helping to make our holiday in Santorini one of the best.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Painters House was a special place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The Painters house is a fabulous place to stay....the photographs are 100% accurate . It is only 10 mins walk from the bustling town of Fira and yet in a very quiet location ( apart from the peel of church bells now and again)

Everything worked like clockwork.... The airport pick-up, our hosts met the taxi and carried our luggage to the house where the warm welcome continued with basic provisions already there ( wine and delicious pastries included) and Fotis was fantastic giving us hints and tips and recommendations of places to go and things to do....all much appreciated.

The house and plunge pool were spotless, my only suggestion would be some kind of shade on the roof as it can get a bit toastie up there. In summary, a great place, a lovely stay with great hosts ...comes highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

The Painters House is an amazing place. The renovation that was done on the property is just stunning and it is so well cared for. The location is great, very easy walking distance to Fira. We couldn't have had a better time while in Santorini. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A most enjoyable break in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We cannot thank Forti and Ian enough for their welcome and hospitality throughout our stay,they visited us daily to clean and ensure we were ok.

The cottage is stunning with excellent facilities of the highest standard,it is quiet and private but in walking distance of the Town centre.

We have already recommended the cottage to a number of our friends and we will definitely stay again.

Many thanks again Forti and Ian.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in The Painters House and would love to return. It's in a great location, within easy reach of the centre but very quiet. The house is beautiful and has everything you could need. It is spotlessly clean and attended to daily. Foti and Ian were really helpful during our stay. I would highly recommend a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I are absolutely delighted to have spent out time in Santorini at The Painters House. The place is beautiful and feels like getting into the greek era with all the modern twists. The house is more beautiful that what the pictures show. After spending time at the different beaches of Santorini and walking back to the house is was great to get in the little pool and just relax and enjoy the beautiful view.

Foti is an amazing host. I would highly recommend to stay at The Painters House. You would not regret it!

Thank you Foti for making our vacation unforgettable!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santorini (Thira) National Airport at 5.6 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 230 Metres Nearest Ferry : Athinios at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 230 Metres Nearest Beach : Exo Gialos at 3 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016-17
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Peak Season 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
September 2017
7 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • sailing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 92 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Spacious bathrooms with traditional Cycladic style showers


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 160 x 200cm mattress, en-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 150 x 200cm mattress, en-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 140 x 200cm mattress, traditional outside cave room


  • Terrace


  • Self-catering


  • Check in time: 14:00 Check out time: 10:00

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