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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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Stelios M
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

We (family of four with a toddler and baby) and our friends (a couple with their baby), had a fantastic week staying here. We all loved the house (kids included) and the stunning roof terrace, despite having no railings (which Caroline and Stelios alerted us...More

Date of stay: April 2016
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Spiti_Stelios, VR Owner at Spiti Stelios Restored Traditional Artisan Home, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

We are delighted to hear that you all loved the house (kids included!), that's what we wish for all our guests. Glad to hear that you felt this was a good location for exploring the island, providing incredible views and almost guaranteed sunsets every time!...More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

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Date of stay: October 2015
Spiti_Stelios, VR Owner at Spiti Stelios Restored Traditional Artisan Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2015

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Reviewed 17 October 2015

This would have to be one of the best rental properties we have ever stayed at. It is situated in the picturesque village of Pyrgos with breath taking views of the whole western side of the island. The sunsets from the rooftop terrace are magnificent....More

Date of stay: October 2015
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Spiti_Stelios, VR Owner at Spiti Stelios Restored Traditional Artisan Home, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2015

Dear Geoff & Gwen, We were stunned to read your extraordinarily generous feedback and needless to say we are speechless? We do the best we can, to treat our guests just like we would wish to be treated, and that is all we can do....More

Reviewed 29 September 2014

We all loved this house, so beautifully restored, fantastic views from the windows as well as the roof top terrace. Very comfortable and clean house, fantastic courtyard which is sheltered for eating in. Village of Pyrgos is delightful, picturesque and lovely to wander around or...More

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank Sharon H
Spiti_Stelios, VR Owner at Spiti Stelios Restored Traditional Artisan Home, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2014

Thank you for your review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay at 'Spiti Stelios'. We look forward to welcoming you and/or your friends at our house again in the future. Warm Regards. Caroline & Stelios

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Forest Row, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Date of stay: September 2013
Spiti_Stelios, VR Owner at Spiti Stelios Restored Traditional Artisan Home, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

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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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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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