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Mansion Sophia, Sleeps 4

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Megalochori, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean
Mansion Sophia was built around the mid-19th century and inhabited by one of the feudal landlords of the island at that time. These merchants and land barons became wealthy exporting the unique Vinsanto wine the island still produces. Trade brought wealth which in turn brought the Mansion Houses. Megalochori had a particularly strong link with the Port of Odessa in Russia. Many of the church bells which still toll in the village today are from Russia and have a very distinct clarity. Up until fifteen years ago the house was still occupied by one of the descendants of the Akila family, after which the villa is named. She refused to allow modern technology to enter the house, and lived happily with no electricity collecting her water in the well after each winter rain. Mansion Sophia now has the luxury of all modern conveniences, including... Read more
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Languages spoken: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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Listed since : Mar 2010
Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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Reviewed 19 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Villa Sophia in Megalochori proved to be an excellent way of experiencing the charm of Santorini whilst avoiding the rampant commercialism and tourist-laden coaches of much of the rest of the island. The highlights of the accommodation are the outside space and the high-ceilinged living room and main bedroom. Much less good were the dark, pebble-floored bathroom and the poky kitchen, which is frankly dangerous for those over the height of Tom Cruise. We also weren't impressed to be told on arrival that the water heater had to be switched on 15 minutes before a shower and then switched off to avoid electrocution! If there's actually a problem, it needs to be fixed immediately. On a more positive note, 'meeting and greeting' plus the daily cleaning were spot on. The car hire also went without a hitch. Given that it was still May, it wasn't surprising that two of the restaurants in the main square were still dusting off the winter cobwebs. Of those that were open, Marmita was friendly...

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Dear David, Thank you for evaluating your experience at Villa Sophia. Your feedback is one of the many tools we use to evaluate the property on an ongoing basis. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay in Mansion Sophia as it is truly a unique and wonderful villa. The reason for the advisory concerning the shower is...


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  • Wi-Fi
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1 Sep 2017 -
30 Sep 2017
3 nights
1 Oct 2017 -
31 Oct 2017
3 nights
1 Nov 2017 -
30 Nov 2017
3 nights
1 Dec 2017 -
31 Mar 2018
3 nights
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