Villa Nautilus



Property ID SVE13055

7 night Price

Villa Overview

Perched on the edge of the famous clifftops with magnificent sea views that evoke the unique “edge of the world” sensations, Villa Nautilos beautifully echoes its serene surroundings. An elevated roof terrace above the villa makes the most of the views with a private plunge pool the perfect touch to enjoy the sunsets accompanied by a glass of something cold and possibly bubbly! In the heart of Firostephanie, a wonderful selection of eateries and shops are 5 minutes walk!

The villa is part of a labyrinth of white sugar-cube houses which slope down the cliff side towards the Aegean Sea. Protruding from the rock are the pretty white-washed homes, venturing further down the cliff to get the perfect sunset view, there is a sensation of walking on other houses rooftops, such a higgledy-piggledy profusion of buildings abound. Firostephani is in the enviable position of being a five minute drive from the Capital, Thira town, but independent enough to offer a great variety of cafes and bars, shops, traditional tavernas and more sophisticated eateries right on the doorstep.

We have selected this traditional villa as the ideal way to soak up the extraordinary atmosphere of the Caldera side of Santorini; the huge expanse of cobalt blue sea with only tiny islands on the horizon for miles. The other appeal of Nautilos are the beautifully adapted interiors, hewn out of the sheer rock, the villa has kept the original Sea Captain’s memorabilia continuing the nautical theme. Whitewashed walls, winding hallways and domed ceilings all create an intimate ambience, cool and minimalist, it is unmistakably Cycladic in style.

The centrepiece to this dazzling display of luxury villa living has to be the roof terrace perched on the cliffs edge. Enjoy hours of rest and recuperation gazing out across the caldera, etched into the rock and looking down over the shimmering sea below is the infinity-style plunge pool and terrace. After a day exploring the island, nothing beats a cooling dip enjoying the vistas. It doesn’t get much better than this.
From the doorway of Nautilus, its time-honoured charm is evident. The centuries-old building, once a stable, retains many of the original features, cleverly blending with contemporary décor for a comfortable combination of quirky and practical. Small apertures in the stone remain as window features in the bathroom which in the days before air-conditioning helped keep the heat at bay. Today they create charming and intricate detailing to the villa and let the light and air delicately trickle through.

The larger windows have been restored with a dove grey finish throughout adding a warm sense of chic to the chalky white interiors. The walls are peppered with wooden-framed photographs of grand ships which are a nod to the owner’s seafaring roots. And the nautical theme flows through the whole property with naval-inspired furnishings and model figurines, spot a porthole on the villa door!

Two of the bedrooms are situated in the main house just behind the sitting room and kitchen, whilst the master bedroom is situated in a separate building accessed across the courtyard, giving groups and families extra space within the grounds of the villa.

The bedrooms boast crisp white stylish schemes with an occasional splash of grey, emphasising a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity. Fully air-conditioned, each offer the perfect place to unwind, the master bedroom featuring an ensuite shower room. The main shower room within the house itself is approached via the tunnel like domed hallways, adorned with wall alcoves decorated with Greek urns, it reflects the timeless essence of the villa.

The conventional post-box red kitchen is lightly equipped for snacks and breakfasts, its simplicity staying true to its origins, with such a choice of restaurants within easy walking distance, eating out is a pleasure. The private courtyard is hidden behind the domed doorway, a cosy outside patio, it offers sea views to enjoy with a morning coffee, no better way to start the day. The al fresco dining areas create the perfect social spot for lazy evenings relaxing under the Santorini stars.

Carved out of the sheer rock this glorious grotto creates a taste for the true Santorini way of life, and the charming hamlet of Firostephani is a quieter alternative to the hustle and bustle of the main town, benefitting from the same iconic views and pretty white-washed walkways as its neighbour.

Santorini’s many beaches vary in colour and style, pretty Perissa’s grey sandy beach is just a short drive away, whilst the champagne beach bars of Perivolos indulge in individual cabanas and waiter service, and the dark fine sandy beaches of Kamari are fringed with beachfront restaurants and pine trees.

Santorini’s fascinating history is a pleasure to explore, and at the end of the day, a dip in the pool watching the sunsets over the Caldera is an unbeatable experience…..

  • Stunning sea views across the black volcanic islands circled by dramatic cliffs boasting unique panoramas
  • Unique Cycladic styled interiors with a nostalgic nod to the Nautical theme throughout the villa, beautifully renovated
  • Several terraces on different levels with an upper Sun terrace with plunge pool and sea views
  • Hidden away behind a domed door, feel part of the Firostefani community – escape the crowds.
  • A seperate honeymoon suite accessed around the courtyard – how romantic!
  • In the heart of Firostefani with great choice of restaurants and shops on the doorstep yet peaceful and relaxing
  • Part of the villa is hewn out of the sheer rock with a corridor winding its way through the layers
  • Don’t forget the incredible sunsets over the inner part of the main body of water of Santorini – really unforgettable!
  • Hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Coffee machine
  • Patio doors
  • Terrace
  • A/C unit
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Patio doors
  • Terrace
  • Double bed
  • Double bed
  • Patio doors
  • Terrace
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin

Located in annex, externally accessed

Ground Floor Amenities

Bedroom with ensuite:
  • Double bed
  • A/C unit
  • Patio doors
  • Terrace
  • Bath with hand held shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin

Villa Facilities:

  • FREE A/C
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • FREE pool towels
  • Hairdryer x 2

Pool Features:

  • Style
    Plunge Pool style private pool
    0.30m – 0.30m
    2.00m x 2.00m

External Features:

  • Covered dining area
  • Covered terrace
  • Additional Information
    A non-refundable accidental damage waiver of £10pp will be payable pre-departure
    Semi-detached property, Licence No. 1167K91001351101

    This property comes with Free Wi-Fi and Free Air Conditioning






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