Villa Sundial

Cyclades Islands


Property ID SVEOTS

7 night price

Property Description

You’ll be captivated by the rustic charm, yet elegant luxury, when you vacation in Villa Sundial in the village of Emporio, on the south coast of the Cycladic island of Santorini, set in the Aegean Sea. This historic villa was originally three houses, that have been cleverly combined into one residence, to create a unique holiday home that is overflowing with charm. Villa Sundial has four spacious bedrooms, and can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests, ideal for a large family or group of friends travelling together. This beautiful three hundred and eighty square metres, stone-built, villa is washed in sun-dried ochre, and set within its own high walls, for privacy and seclusion. The central courtyard is a sanctuary of serenity and home to your own private swimming pool.

An external staircase will take you to a terrace with panoramic sea and village views. Recently renovated Villa Sundial has all the mod cons, including complimentary air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout. The exquisite interiors complement the historic architecture of the exterior, with internal classic Cycladic white-washed, local stone walls, and iconic domed ceilings. The villa has been furnished with original pieces and traditional Greek artefacts, the décor is a palette of contemporary muted colours, and has an ambience of stylish sophistication, whilst retaining a welcoming holiday home from home vibe.

Enter the villa through the original powder blue wooden double doors, which will take you into the most charming courtyard. The courtyard is home to a superb curved swimming pool, with a rock waterfall feature. Huge silver-grey cushion chaise sun loungers surround the pool, lie back and lose yourself in this year’s best seller. A stylish wood and cushioned seating set is ideal for meeting for morning coffee and discussing the day’s activities. Feast alfresco at the dining table on delicacies from the local market. Take the external staircase to a simply stunning all-white fully furnished terrace, with incredible azure Aegean Sea views. Look up to the top of the town, where there is a beautiful bell tower, best enjoyed in the evening, as the sun sets, and the lights of the town begin to twinkle.

Go inside the villa to discover a central seating space, with a long cappuccino-coloured sofa, wooden carver chairs, hewn wooden tables, and old trunks on display, all facing a flat-screen television. The dark wood refectory dining table is the perfect place for some impressive indoor entertaining. The farmhouse-style kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need to cater for a happy holiday. There are four spacious exquisitely dressed double bedrooms, each one with a different theme. As they were once three separate properties, each bedroom is almost a mini-suite. The sapphire blue-domed bedroom is home to a wood framed double bed, with tiny bedside tables.

The adjacent terracotta coloured bathroom has a walk-in shower, and a wooden seat WC. The second suite is all white, with a wood based double bed and a flat-screen television, and a separate white soft seating area with another smart TV. The third bedroom is washed in peach paint, with a double bed, surrounded by a built-in confessional style wardrobe, with bedside nook inlets. The fourth is a turquoise trim twin room, with bunk beds, just right for younger guests. There are two further bathrooms, one putty coloured with a walk-in shower, and a separate guest shower room.

What you should know…

  • The blue domed bedroom is not private but part of a suite, that is open to the large seating area
  • The town of Emporio is inland, and the nearest beach is a four-kilometre drive from the villa
  • We recommend hiring a car to make the most of your stay

The Villa

380sqm detached villa, 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, with courtyard, and private waterfall pool

Ground Floor:
– 2 furnished living spaces
– Fully equipped kitchen
– Dining area,
– 3x Double beds
– 2x Single beds
– 3 bathrooms,
– Shower room

– Courtyard
– Swimming pool
– Cushion sun loungers
– Soft seating area
– Dining table
– Furnished rooftop
– Sea view terrace

Additional Facilities
– Air conditioning
– Wi-Fi
– flat-screen televisions
– Parasol
– Beach/Pool towels
– Window guards

Villa Sundial can be found in the medieval village of Emporio on the south coast of Santorini, a Cycladic island in the azure blue Aegean Sea. The villa is twelve kilometres from Santorini’s International Airport, and nine kilometres from the port of Athinios. Arrive by plane from European destinations and Athens, or island hop by ferry and catamaran. The inland village of Emporio sits at the foot of Mount Profitis Ilias and is dominated by a fifteenth-century Venetian Castle, and the ruins of the Tower of Nimborio. Winding streets are populated with whitewashed houses, traditional cave homes, and blue-domed Orthodox churches with ornate bell towers.

Amenities are within walking distance of the villa. In the village minimarts and bakeries will provide provisions for your holiday, and whilst you are there stop at a bar or friendly taverna, for a glass of local wine or two. The village is famous for the churches of Agios Nikolaos, believed to have been built on a third-century BC burial site, and the beautiful Panagia Mesani, with its magnificent bell tower. Take a walk to the Hill of Gavrilos and look at the windmills, before playing pirates in the labyrinthine passageways of the old town.

The nearest beach is the black sands of Perissa, a popular organised family-friendly destination, with a selection of water sports.  Nearby Perivolos, is one of the best organised beaches on the island with volcanic scenery, a mountain backdrop, a choice of exhilarating water sports, and an active nightlife. The main town of Fira is nine kilometres from the villa, here you can visit several museums, take a walk up the top of Thera Mountain, explore the ancient city ruins, and admire the views from the world’s only sunken caldera. From Fira hike the nine kilometres of the caldera edge until you get to the most-photographed town of Oia, an original fishing village on the north coast. Enjoy wandering the winding lanes of this enchanting town, shop in luxury boutiques, eat seafood at the water’s edge, tilt at windmills, visit blue domed churches, cliff dive off Ammoudi Bay, and stay until sunset for the photographs. Take a boat trip to the uninhabited islet of Nea and Palia Kameni, an active volcano, with a path of black lava rock, smoking craters, and sulphurous hot springs.

Visit the villages and find out what life was really like. Highly recommended is nearby Pyrgos, found in the foothills of Mount Profitis, surrounded by vineyards that produce the highly prized Assyrtiko white wines. Take a trip back in time as you walk down the steep medieval alleyways, populated with tavernas and wine bars, art galleries and gift shops, a museum that showcases traditional island life, and one that is home to religious relics in the former Agia Triada chapel. Don’t miss a visit to Akrotiri, a prehistoric city, that was believed to be the first settlement on the island dating back to Neolithic times. Santorini hosts an annual film festival, and the twice daily film screenings at the alfresco Cine Kamari are not to be missed.

The island is renowned for its fabulous wines, most especially the crisp dry whites, take a tour of the many vineyards, and make sure you take a bottle home with you. Spend a day island hopping, swimming and snorkelling in the cobalt blue seas, enjoying a meal of Greek meze on board, or simply watching the sunset as you come back into the harbour.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Santorini Airport(11.3km)
Nearest Restaurant Stavros(500m)
Nearest Beach Perissa Beach(3.1km)
Nearest Supermarket Denaxas.J.Bros.Ltd(600m)


How to reach Santorini island

There are two ways to reach Santorini Island: either by flight or by ferry.

By plane: The airport of Santorini (JTR) is located in the region of Kamari that is 8 km far from Thira. Santorini island is one of the most popular Greek destinations, that is why many tourists arrive on the island with direct ferries from their country. Domestic flights are available too.

By ferry: The main port of Santorini is called Athinios (JTR) and is located 9 km outside of Thira. The trip from Piraeus can last from 5 hours (if you take a speed ferry) to 9 hours (if you prefer the conventional ferry). One more thing that you should keep in mind is that Santorini is connected through various routes to the most Cyclades islands. You can easily book your ferry tickets using the link below or the booking engine.


Best Suited For: All Ages

There are lots for kids to do and see when you holiday on the beautiful island of Santorini. The villa has a private swimming pool, where they can enjoy a swim and splash in the sunshine. The town of Emporio is just a short walk away, with its history of pirates, your children will love exploring the maze-like winding streets, climbing the bell tower of the local church, and walking to the windmills of Gavrilos.

The nearest beach is the smooth black sands of Perissa, a family-friendly destination, with sun loungers, and crystal-clear waters for swimming and snorkelling. A little further along are the beaches of Perivolos with lots of fabulous water sports, and Agios Giorgios, a popular destination in high season. Beware the darker sand can get very hot in the summer sun, and aqua shoes are a must for adults and children alike. The capital town of Fira is well worth a visit, with lots of museums, and the high point of ancient Thera, with views as far as the eye can see. Your older children may like to hike the caldera edge, a nine-kilometre walk from Fira to the town of Oia in the north. A visit to Oia should be on the cards, this most instagrammable fishing village dates from the middle ages, and is believed to be the origin of the lost city of Atlantis.

Explore the picturesque blue-domed town, and discover the iconic windmills, originally built to grind wheat for bread. No holiday in Santorini is complete without a family day at sea, join a boat tour, hire a catamaran, or charter a yacht, and island hop around the Cyclades. Swim, snorkel, and scuba in azure seas, dine aboard on a meal of Greek meze, get on a jet ski, or learn how to stand up paddleboard. Children love a trip to the live volcanic islet of Nea and Palia Kameni, where you can walk through black lava, smoking craters, and smelly sulphurous springs. Have some fun at the mini golf in Kamari, where you can all practice your putting.

Go on a jeep safari and take a tour of the villages, learn about the local flora and fauna, and traditional way of life. Absorb the history of the island at Akrotiri, where they can explore one thousand year old ruins, in an area dating back to 4500BC. Take them to SAWA, an animal sanctuary for the island’s dogs, cats, and donkeys. As the sun sets, watch the stars under the stars, at the alfresco Cine Kamari, where you can all enjoy a screening of your favourite movies.


  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites


  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Sun Villa Escapes we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday.

SVE’s Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

– Maid service/extra cleaning
– Private chef/cook/catering
– Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
– Local day-trips or tours
– Airport pick-up/drop-off
– Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 2nd 2023 – Jun 1st 2023 £665 £997 £1,329 £1,661 £2,325
Jun 1st 2023 – Jul 1st 2023 £906 £1,359 £1,812 £2,265 £3,170
Jul 1st 2023 – Aug 1st 2023 £1,047 £1,571 £2,094 £2,617 £3,663
Aug 1st 2023 – Sep 1st 2023 £1,128 £1,691 £2,255 £2,818 £3,945
Sep 1st 2023 – Oct 1st 2023 £1,007 £1,510 £2,013 £2,517 £3,522
Oct 1st 2023 – Feb 28th 2024 £745 £1,118 £1,490 £1,862 £2,606
Feb 28th 2024 – Mar 30th 2024 £765 £1,148 £1,530 £1,913 £2,677
Mar 30th 2024 – Apr 29th 2024 £604 £906 £1,208 £1,510 £2,113
Apr 29th 2024 – May 30th 2024 £665 £997 £1,329 £1,661 £2,325
May 30th 2024 – Jun 29th 2024 £906 £1,359 £1,812 £2,265 £3,170
Jun 29th 2024 – Jul 30th 2024 £1,047 £1,571 £2,094 £2,617 £3,663
Jul 30th 2024 – Aug 30th 2024 £1,128 £1,691 £2,255 £2,818 £3,945
Aug 30th 2024 – Sep 29th 2024 £1,007 £1,510 £2,013 £2,517 £3,522
Sep 29th 2024 – Nov 2nd 2024 £745 £1,118 £1,490 £1,862 £2,606

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid via credit card or bank transfer to the owner before arrival
Arrival time 16:00
Departure time 12:00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that on occasions, in Greece, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.
Changeover day Flexible.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €60 paid to OT at time of confirmation. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Other 2 Social gatherings not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 2 Nights.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
  • Features
    Private Pool – Wifi – Village Nearby – Air Con – Sea View – TV