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Property and local area description
The villa is famous for its romantic and quiet surroundings in harmony with nature. Guests love to gaze at the caldera view and especially to watch the spectacular sunsets from our terrace, accompanied by the silhouette of Maria Callas.
Features such as the domes, vaults, interior windows and skylights characteristic of Santorinian architecture are combined with tasteful decoration and modern furniture.
This is the core of the initial 18th century structure around which the luxury house have been built. The name derives from the collection of beautifully framed portraits gracing its walls, alongside oil paintings and engravings of philhellenic subjects.
These include: two large tables consisting of wood and bronze bases and heavy polygonal marble tops a 19th century wooden baptismal font which has become a marvellous coffee table an old console, and two superb chests from Mytilene.
The decorative objects have been selected with great care and superb taste: two elaborate 19th century candelabra, antique mirrors in gilt frames, Russian icons, ancient oil lamps, carved wooden cherubs and other gilt pieces from an icon screen, bust of Sappho by an Italian sculptor.
The House is characterised by a mysterious, dream-like quality with haunting echoes of past lovers.
The villa is consisted by 2 double bedrooms, 2 Greek marble bathrooms and a large sitting room with dinning area
* Complimentary arrival & departure transfers
* Complimentary Mini bar
* Mini Library
* Safe deposit boxes
* Twice daily maid service
* All bathrooms are in Greek white marble and are fully equipped with hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers etc.
* Daily newspaper with breakfast
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
An a-la-carte breakfast is served throughout the day, on tables laid with silver cutlery and special designed dishes. Lunch and dinner proposals are also available either from the exceptional menu or in the form of a private 6-course dining in the stunning "Maria Callas Terrace".
There we offer Mediterranean cuisine, with emphasis on fresh seafood and fish. Alternatively, the menu may be discussed and ´constructed´ by our chef and guest, depending on his preference. This arrangement has been made for one party at a time to ensure real intimacy.
*THE PRICE IS FOR 2 PEOPLE, ADDITIONAL PERSON 206 EURO PER DAY.
*UP TO 4 PEOPLE
On Santorini, legend is almost indistinguishable from reality. And there, on the island reputed to have been the land of Atlantis, the five suites of the are perched on a thousand-foot cliff overlooking one of the most spectacular views in the Mediterranean.
Dorians, Venetians and Turks occupied Santorini, but its most influencial early inhabitants were the Minoans.
They came from Crete some time between 2000 and 1600 BC, and the settlement of Akrotiri dates from the height of their great civilization.
The formation of Santorini is due to various geological occurences, many volcanic eruptions and earthquakes so violent as to change the shape of the island several times.
Thirty cubic kilometers of magma spewed forth and a column of ash 36 kilometers high jetted into the atmosphere. So much magma was ejected that the magma chambers of the volcano gave way and the centre of the island collapsed, leaving a caldera with high cliffs-one of the worlds most dramatic geological sights.