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Pyrgos

Spiti Stelios Restored Traditional Artisan Home

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
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Spiti Stelios Restored Traditional Artisan House (sleeps up to 6 in 2 Double and 2 Single bedrooms) Situated in the trendy mediaeval hilltop village of Pyrgos - benefiting from direct sunset views - Spiti Stelios originally served as an old artisan house and winery dating back to the early 18th century. This traditional building with beautiful caldera and island views, has been restored and converted into a simple and friendly family holiday home. Teams of local artisans have used traditional crafts, techniques and materials to restore this authentic comfortable Santorini 4 bedroom dwelling. Approached via a footpath which has breathtaking views across the island and aegean beyond, the entrance to Spiti Stelios is into a large authentic cobblestoned courtyard whith outdoor dining area an...Spiti Stelios Restored Traditional Artisan House (sleeps up to 6 in 2 Double and 2 Single bedrooms) Situated in the trendy mediaeval hilltop village of Pyrgos - benefiting from direct sunset views - Spiti Stelios originally served as an old artisan house and winery dating back to the early 18th century. This traditional building with beautiful caldera and island views, has been restored and converted into a simple and friendly family holiday home. Teams of local artisans have used traditional crafts, techniques and materials to restore this authentic comfortable Santorini 4 bedroom dwelling. Approached via a footpath which has breathtaking views across the island and aegean beyond, the entrance to Spiti Stelios is into a large authentic cobblestoned courtyard whith outdoor dining area and barbecue. Spiti Stelios has a large 80 sq. mtr. sunbathing terrace, ideal for sitting with a glass of local wine and enjoying the spectacular sunsets (which are almost guaranteed on this island). On a clear day it is possible to make out as many as 7 different islands in the distance. Inside, the spacious living room features two traditional Santorini couches, scattered with locally made cushions and an alcove - which used to be the tread for the white grapes - now converted into a snug/TV area. The well equipped kitchen makes easy work of preparing breakfast/meals, with plenty of utensils, modern appliances and a dishwasher. Adjacent to the kitchen is one of the single bedrooms with breathtaking views of the island. An arched doorway leads to the central hallway which retains some of the original features of what used to be the red grape tread. The hallway leads to the second single bedroom, the master bedroom and the family bathroom with its loo with a view. The master bedroom is light and airy, with beautiful caldera views and double doors opening onto a second enclosed courtyard. Adjacent to the master bedroom is the other single bedroom. In total there are one master bedroom and two single bedrooms on this level. In addition there is an authentic 'yposkafo' double bedroom downstairs with en-suite wet room. This benefits from having its own independent entrance from the street but also from the second enclosed courtyard. This double en-suite yposkafo is carved out of the rock in typical Santorinian style and served as the workshop where cheese and other artisan products were made in years gone by. The rear courtyard also features an outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach. The beautiful sugar-cube village of Pyrgos is one of the prettiest places on the island, built around the remains of the mediaeval castle, in a charming mixture of winding lanes and white-washed churches with distinctive blue domes. Pyrgos is centrally located with access to multiple beaches. Beaches There are at least 2 beaches which are only 15 min drive from Pyrgos (1. Kamari and 2. Vlychada). In addition, Perissa and Perivolos beaches are a 20 min drive from Pyrgos. While public transport is available from the village square, renting a car is strongly recommended. On the other side of the island there are several beaches most notably Vourvoulos, Baxedes, Pori and Cape Columbo. Cape Columbo is somewhat secluded and a perfect location if you are looking for peace and quiet. It is reputed to 'sit' on a series of mini volcanic craters deep under the sea bed and the far end of this beach is a naturist/nudist beach. Walks You can walk along the cliffs from Fira to Oia, about 11 km. Start out in the morning when it's cool and be sure to take along plenty of water, a snack, sun cream, sunglasses and a hat! There is a hiking trail between Perissa Beach and Kamari Beach that passes by the archaeological site of Ancient Thira at the summit of the mountain. The Perissa side is a dirt trail. The Kamari side is a paved road with steep switchbacks. Not counting the time you spend exploring Ancient Thira, the hike will take you about 2 hours. Restaurants In the village, there are several local restaurants and tavernas, all within a short (7 min) walk from Spiti Stelios. We are also conveniently situated near two of the best restaurants the island has to offer: Selene restaurant and Metaxi Mas taverna, both a mere 15 min walk from the house. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: AMA00000104316More
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About the Owner
Stelios M
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
Interaction with guests
We don't live locally but we have a friend in the village who will help if needed. More details upon booking.
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Reviewed 11 July 2019

This is THE place to stay if you are going to Santorini. From the time we requested availability to the check out after a superb week's stay, everything was super. We could not have asked for more from Caroline who was very attentive with emails...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank LoveParis63
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

My three traveling companions & I have just returned to hurricane-ravaged Florida after a much needed respite in beautiful Santorini, Greece. We now have the energy to continue our clean-up efforts, thanks to the restorative powers of the island's balmy weather & gracious inhabitants. Our...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank penny w
Management response:Responded 8 October 2017

Thank you so much for a fabulous review. We take guest feedback very seriously, as it helps us make improvement for future guests. We will explore the option of fans, though in our experience the Northerly aspect of the property is such that opening the...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Pyrgos is a lovely town with many friendly businesses and close to everything. The villa is spotless and spacious and views are spectacular.More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank J6275JTmary
Management response:Responded 8 October 2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments, we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed the spectacular views from the house. Pyrgos is indeed unique in that it continues to be an all-year-round working village and offers guests a true feel of village...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Thanks again Stelios and Caroline for everything, we had a lovely family time. We saw many parts of the island and enjoyed several great meals (including at the restaurants you recommended to us)! The Villa had everything we needed and its location was just perfect...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank vthoris
Management response:Responded 27 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words Genevieve. We are glad the house suited your family needs, sounds like you had a great time there. Good to know that our recommendations helped you enjoy some authentic Greek food. Hopefully you get the opportunity to stay at...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

From the moment we first booked with Caroline and Stellios we knew we had made the right decision. They were so helpful leading up to the holiday. Once we arrived at the villa we were so impressed with the beautiful old winery. Finished to a...More

Date of stay: May 2017
1  Thank vickersgang
Management response:Responded 17 June 2017

Dear Heather, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted you had a wonderful stay. You were fantastic guests and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon! Caroline & Stelios

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Cycling Trips
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental provide easy access to public transportation?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Situated on the Northern side of Pyrgos, the property forms a part of the old settlement surrounding the remains of the mediaeval castle walls beneath the famous Kastelli.
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Local shops are 7 minutes walk through the beautiful village alleyways with surprise breathtaking views round every turn you take. Car is essential for getting around the island and going to the beach.
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