The crest of a volcano, moulded by lava and soil to rise up vertically and masterfully out of the water is more than enough to inspire total awe. Santorini is the Queen of Romanticism and what could be better than to enjoy those tender moments in Brontes Villa, a 17th century fully refurbished villa perched high on the cliff top above the spectacular Caldera in the most cosmopolitan area in the main town of Fira.
The owners have meticulously renovated this traditional “canava” into a luxurious Santorinian retreat. The Villa has been refurbished to the highest standards; decorated with handmade Italian tiles and traditional stone work combined to create an eclectic mix of all the modern conveniences without losing sight of the simplistic Cycladic style.
This 17th century ‘canava’ –cave house is furnished to a high standard in the traditional style of the Cycladic islands. Approached via an intimate and inviting courtyard, one enters a vast living area complete with high vaulted ceilings in the traditional Santorinian style. The dining room is serviced by a well equipped galley-style kitchen.
A hand-made, stain glass door leads to the master bedroom with a large, circular King-size bed, cool white walls and an Italian tiled floor. Accommodated within this bedroom is a large Jacuzzi set with mosaic glass tiles. The en-suite bathroom has all the modern amenities, including a large overhead shower and a hand-made marble basin.
A curved staircase leads from the open-plan living area to an open loft with a double bed. A moon shaped window gives an exceptional and romantic view of the Caldera. The third double bedroom-or suite- has a private seating area with a fire place and is reached both by a separate entrance from the courtyard and an internal door leading to the main living space. There is a small kitchenette and a mini-bar. The bathroom is spectacular with its large circular bath, with an overhead shower and a recessed hand-made ceramic gold-leaf basin.
From the circular private Jacuzzi on the terrace you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the western part of the island and of the ancient volcanic rock formations that stand proudly and magnificently.
This location is sure to entice you to sample a glass of the island’s famous wine and provides a wonderful platform from where to enjoy the world famous sunset, whilst savouring the magic of Santorini.
And then, the sunset converts into a purely private affair. A magical and angelically blue affair through a Villa Brontes experience.
Greece Santorini, Fira