An idyllic, relaxing haven in the heart of Santorini
This luxurious oasis of comfort and delight is perfectly placed in the quaint traditional village of Megalochori. The mansion is just a short stroll from the village’s picturesque square and Venetian church bell towers, along a narrow meandering footpath with distant sunny vineyards.
Mansion Kiara is a cool and relaxing haven, where charming antiques mingle in casual elegance and stylish simplicity. The curved walls, barrel ceilings, and surprising alcoves play with the poetic Greek daylight and sensual evening mood lighting. This architect designed home, transformed from a former historic winery, is effortlessly suited for both casual relaxation and gracious entertaining.
Unwind beside the cool hues of the pool, surrounded by vibrant colored flowers, within the privacy of the walled courtyard. Enjoy gourmet meals in the shade of the natural wood pergola or beneath the countless stars above the upper terrace. From here, the views of Megalochori’s famous vineyards and the Aegean sea on the horizon will leave you breathless.
Mansion Kiara is the perfect place for groups of friends or family wanting to experience the many rhythms of the island in comfort and style or to accommodate a special event or wedding.
Mansion Kiara served as a winery and cellar (or “canava”) at the turn of the century. While Megalochori is still known for having most of Santorini’s vineyards, even more of Santorini’s wine production took place here in the past.
The original structure has been sensitively renovated, preserving the layout and other features as creative design elements, relics of the building’s important role in Santorini history. The sunken cylindrical troughs visible on the floor, which now act as unusual lighting features, were actually once used for distilling the wine after the grapes were pressed. The beautiful organic shape and proportions of the smooth walls, vaulted ceilings and arched openings tell the story of the canava and how it was constructed by carving into the soft pumice stone earth of the village hills.
Another notable feature of the mansion is its natural ambient interior temperature. The natural insulation of the earthen walls of the space regulated the temperature of the canava year-round, to help preserve the wine stored in barrels. Today, this natural insulation continues to produce an advantage for the mansion, maintaining a constantly cool interior environment, even on the hottest summer days.
Feng Shui and Geomancy certified Villa
• Spacious lounge
• Kitchen – Rustic terracotta kitchen, fully equipped with modern appliances
• Dining room -dining for 8
• Bedroom 1 - Queen size bed - 160 x 200 (Air Conditioning)
• Bedroom 2 - Queen size bed - 160 x 200 (Air Conditioning)
• Bedroom 3 - Queen size bed - 160 x 200 (Air Conditioning)
• Bedroom 4 - Single beds x 2 or 1 King - 180 x 200
• Bathroom 1 - Shower
• Bathroom 2 - Shower
• DVD player
• Partial Air conditioning
• iPod docking station
• Free wifi access available locally
• Coffee maker
• Pots, pans, crockery and cutlery
• BBQ on request
•Roof top terrace
Staff & Services Included:
•Daily maid service
•One Group B-manual car rental (third-party insurance and unlimited km included)
•Baby equipment (crib, high chair)
•Porter for luggage assistance
Additional Services (extra cost)
Additional cost - advance notice may be required:
•In-house chef services
•Private tour guide and boat charters
•Maximum 8 Guests
•Pets are not allowed
•3 night minimum stay required
•100m from nearest shops
•1 km from grocery store
•2 km from the Port
•3Km from Nearest beach- Vlychada
•5 km from Perivolos Beach
•7 km from Fira
•8 km from hospital
•12 km from airport
•20 km from Oia