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Unique 300 year old - restored Villa w/Guesthouse - Studio House

Bedrooms 1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



Studio House

This charming 3-room cottage orignally housed the bakery oven of the village,which is now coverted into a domed, red-stone double bedrom with adjoining bathroom and shower with a view to the village.

* Living area has comfortable built-in beds that can double as additional sleeping accommodation for two.

* Kitchenette with informal seating area - opens onto common terrace and and sea view.

About the property

Villa Camari

This magnificent 250m2 villa, estimated to be 300-400 years old,consists of 2 (two) SEPARATE UNITS, both of which have been architecturally restored and reinterpreted from the original ruins.Both units can be rented either separately or together and share a spacious patio area with expansive views of both the Aegean Sea and the village.. The property is ideal for large groups who appreciate both space and relative privacy.

The MAIN HOUSE retains the unique architectural style of Santorini while introducing more modern features such as a domed skylight in the living area, sunken bathtub in the master bath and the convenience of a modern, fully-equipped kitchen . It has 2 private bedrooms and single, built-in beds in the living areas. It can provide sophisticated yet comfortable accommodation for up to 8 (eight) persons.

The adjacent GUEST HOUSE is a charming, (35m2) 3-room unit, featuring a most unusual, enchanting, red-stone, domed bedroom and two single, built-in beds in the living area.

The European Union has designated the village a ‘traditional settlement’ in an effort to preserve its distinct character. You will marvel at the examples of 'cave' dwellings with their unique design and although not so common these days, if you're lucky, you'll get a glimpse of a villager on his donkey or the locals methodically ringing the church bells in the centre of the village.

An Island Retreat: A holiday here affords the visitor a unique opportunity to experience the magic and tranquility of traditional Greek island village life, broken only by the sound of occasional church bells or the bray of a donkey, as it was 50 years ago, prior to the earthquake of 1956. Its serene setting provides both privacy and a retreat from the hustle and bustle of a resort or hotel while being situated a mere 15 minutes by car from the capital of Fira or only 5 minutes from the beautiful, black, sandy beach of Camari, both with a myriad of restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs to cater for any taste. Whether you're a party animal or just want to get away from it all, this property is ideal for large groups or small -both outdoor and indoor entertaining. Savour Greek Island Life: During your stay, watch the sunrise from the expansive terrace, the moon rise out of the sea in Camari or take a short ride up to the neighboring village of Pyrgos and Santo Winery to see a magnificent sunset, away from the crowds. Alternatively, take a stroll through the village, with its air of mystery, and stop at Canava Argyros or Roussos to sample a glass of locally produced wine from sun-drenched grapes grown in Santorini's volcanic soil. Take a litre of 'Brusco', or 'Vinsanto' directly from the barrel home with you to enjoy before or during dinner. Then again , after a long day at the beach, you may prefer either to enjoy the quiet of a simple, home cooked dinner on the terrace, take in a movie down the road at one of the most beautiful, charming open-air cinemas in the Mediterranean or venture out to experience the some of the exciting night-life the island has to offer. Whatever you choose, your stay here will bring memories to last for a lifetime.

Services available upon request:

Below is a list of services provided for a fee upon request which can make your stay particluarly special.:

-Arriving late? Coming from a long distance? Let us know what you'll need and your kitchen will be stocked with the basic necessitiies for your first day. You will be sent a shopping list - just tick your choices. You pay the bill +10% fee. Maximum €100

-Really want to treat yourselves? Your first meal will be prepared and served to you on the beautiful candlelit terrace

- Tired from a long day at the beach and want to do some home entertaining? Catering can be arranged so you don't have to lift a finger.


Other services

Arrangements can be made for: private boat tours, wine tours, yoga lessons, massage, Greek cooking lessons, Basic Greek language lessons.

You may want to take advantage of the non-peak season for your trip....

The property is ideal for specialty groups- any group with a special interest such as hiking, yoga, meditation, cooking etc. You get the group together, decide what you would like to do when you're here and we can help you plan a programme designed just for you, with any combination of activities.. -

More Details

Lianne Given
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018

Available Rentals

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rates are for 3 persons . Additional charge 10 euros per day for 4th person

* discount if rented along with Main House or for stays longer than 14 days
* Studio House cleaning 35 euros per week.


Accommodation and facilities for Studio Houseon Episkopi Gonias on Municipality of Thira

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Access to the bathroom is through the bedroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The other sleeping accommodation is in the form of single, built-in sofa/beds in the living area
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Can be rented by itself or together with the Main House for larger groups.


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average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Une super location

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons eu un excellent acceuil de la part de notre proprietaire et des plus chaleureux. C'est une personne très attentionnée. L'appartement correspond exactement à la description faite sur le site. Le logement est typique de Santorin. La cuisine est tres bien équipée nous ne manquions de rien. Nous etions au calme avec une grande terrasse offrant une vue sur la mer. Merci pour ce merveilleux séjour.


  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Bon séjour chez Lianne à Santorin

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un bon séjour dans le studio-cottage. Lianne avait prévu le transfert depuis l'aéroport à un prix raisonnable pour notre arrivée tardive. L'accès à l'habitation est un peu difficile en traversant le village de Episkopi Gonias, mais on est bien récompensé à l'arrivée par une vue magnifique sur la baie de Kamari. Lianne est aux petits soins pour ces hôtes, notamment à l'arrivée d'excellentes pâtisseries locales et des boissons nous attendaient. L'intérieur de cet ancien four à pain est très propre, les ustensiles de cuisine sont limités mais l'essentiel est là. Un peu chaud pendant la nuit lorsque les murs restituent la chaleur de la journée, mais avec la climatisation et le ventilateur cela reste supportable.

Nous avons loué une voiture chez Motor Inn à Kamari (recommandé par Routard), très pratique de rendre la voiture au port lors de notre départ. Un très bon souvenir. A recommander.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Lontano e vicino

  • 3 of 5

La casa ordinata e pulita ma è in un villaggio un pò lontano dal circuito turistico, non male per chi cerca tranquillità.

E' in un contesto un po' difficoltoso per trasportare la spesa e quant'altro. . Lianne ci ha accolto al nostro arrivo con torte salate e dolci.

L' unica cosa che potrebbe essere migliorata sono i piatti in dotazione della casa anzichè di essere in pvc potrebbero essere di semplice porcellana anche di (Ikea)

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank Luisa and her family for their suggestions. Just to clarify, their review was for the Guest House, not the villa which is better apportioned with a full kitchen, porcelain dishes, a variety of glasses etc. I will take into consideration the suggestions put forward.
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Very nice house, quiet area, wonderful sight of the sea, very kind owner - always available!

  • 5 of 5

The house is placed on elevated position, out of crowded areas, the sight of the lanscape to the sea is wonderful! Wake up early in the morning and watch the sunrise. Lianne is available at advising everything, especially good local restaurants. Kamari is the closest beach, but all southern beaches can be reached easily. We had a wonderful vacation! Thank you Lianne!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 persons looking for a home near Kamari and booked this one.

It was delighftul, beautiful, clean with a terrific sea scenery. I really suggest to book the house, Lianne and his husband were very helpfully with the transfer from/to the airport and car renting!

If I will come back to Santorini, I will probably return here, definitely.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Santorini Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

A Unique experience: Santorini, the most mythical and striking of all the Greek islands, is one of the top 10 destinations in the world. It's not surprising that so many travellers are drawn to its dramatic beauty... many even choose to exchange lifetime vows in this most dramatic and romantic of settings

Unlike most rental properties in Santorini, this magnificent 250m2 villa is located in the most unspoilt village on the island- ‘Mesa Gonia.' 'Episkopis Gonia,' as it is also called, dates to the 17th century and is the site of the oldest Byzantine Church on the island, built in the 12th century. The EU has designated the village a ‘traditional settlement’ to preserve its distinct character. While within easy reach of Fira (the capital) and only 5 minutes by car from Camari, (with its beautiful black sandy beach), its serene setting provides both the privacy and tranquility while giving a taste of traditional Greek island village life as it was 50 years ago.

Here you can see the famous 'cave houses' as they were just after the earthquake of 1956 or easily explore the wine roads of the surrounding hills. Local wineries provide delightful wine tasting. and the village now even boasts Santorini's own new micro-brewery, with its Yellow Donkey beer- a 'must try'. See how they brew up their original Red Donkey or Crazy Donkey beer - then take some home with you..There is also a charming open air cinema within walking distance , with live music performances in the peak months..