Akrotiri Private Residence
Experience a Different Kind of Holiday. A Feast for your Senses
Akrotiri Private Residence, is located on the southern side of Santorini, atop the caldera at Akrotiri village, and balances uniquely between the notions of retreat and convenience as its most famous beaches are fairly nearby... Caldera Beach, right in front of the villa; Red Beach, a mere 3-kilometre drive; Vichada Beach, at a stone’s throw no less!
The archaeological site of Akrotiri, one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean, is only a 15 minutes pleasant stroll from the villa. There one can evidence a whole ancient civilisation buried in volcanic ash, presenting unique remains of fine frescoes and unsurpassed ancient artworks.
Then again, Fira, the island's capital, at 12 kilometres, is a vivid town with numerous spots for savouring the exquisite local cuisine (…and its fine wines!), a diverse and fervent nightlife and two excellent museums detailing the rich history of Thera and its cultural impact. Finally, a 15-kilometre drive takes you to (...and from) the island’s International Airport while the port of Athinios is just 5 kilometres away.
The magic awaits...
An uncanny land… Formed out of fire and turmoil, worked by the forces of nature for millennia, to produce a sculpture of unabashed beauty and diversity! That’s Santorini… An island at the heart of the Aegean Sea, home to a slew of qualities and sights; sought after, year after year, by millions of people from all over the world, for the almost surreal scenery and, of course, the quintessential Greek triptych of sea, sun and… sensation.
There’s always something new to discover in Santorini, among the myriad offerings the island and its people consistently provide… The way its villages defy gravity and white houses line up almost as if floating above the deep blue sea, dangling off steep cliffs and meandering through an otherworldly, at times, landscape… The way the land meets the sea to unfurl a string of intricate shores, an alien world clad in atypical colours –be it pitch black or red– built from cruel materials, under towering masses of rock… the very same setting for unhinged adventures, wondrous discoveries, fervent activities and... a lot of relentless stretching, slacking and sunbathing!
A trademark of Santorini’s, renown the world over, none other than its stunning sunset; a miracle of nature, a combination of only the most localised application of the laws of physics and Santorini’s special spot on this Earth, to produce a unique sight out of a palette of dazzling colours, a challenge to the senses that leaves its witnesses participating in a mass ritual, a tribute to the sun…
Then there’s the cuisine; and that’s another story altogether! A true arsenal of recipes, passed down from one generation to the other, makes for such unforgettable moments, a heaven for even the most hard-to-satisfy of palates! Scrumptious delicacies, meals, savouries and mouthwatering pastry, combined with exquisite Santorini wines, rocking aperitifs –all, of course, made from Santorini’s finest raw material, thanks to its rich, fertile volcanic soil– and the ever heart-warming, friendly locals –always inviting and evoking a sense of belonging to their ever expanding family– may as well give a hint as to why visitors keep returning in swarms to immerse themselves into this overwhelming experience called Santorini, and relive it as much as possible, over and over again!
Akrotiri Private Residence is your threshold, your gate to all of this… providing a lavishly cosy environment to return to and use as the snug refuge from all the buzz… shake off the stress, gear up for what’s next and live an extraordinary experience…