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A selection of five whitewashed villas perched on the famous cliffs of Oia, Amaya Villas is an intimate hideaway with stunning views of Santorini’s caldera. Hanging over the azure waters from their precarious position, you’ll be blessed with truly magnificent views, while the picturesque village of Oia is just a short stroll from your front door. Ranging in size, each of the villas is styled in a traditional manner, and many are historic buildings such as the 200-year old windmill. While you’ll have the privacy of your individual villa, the daily maid service and 24-hour concierge will allow you to fully kick back and relax.
Enjoy the independence of cooking your own meals in the villas’ small kitchenettes. There is a wide number of authentic eateries serving Santorini’s mouthwatering fresh produce. Try a traditional tomato fritter with fava paste at Aktaion taverna, which has been wowing customers since 1925.
Due to the historical nature of the villas, each vary in size and layout, but all are charmingly appointed with whitewashed walls and local handicrafts. It’s worth noting that some of the villas do come up a little small, but with the island of Santorini as your playground you won’t spend much time sitting inside anyway!
Each of the villas are equipped with an indoor or outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the caldera, the perfect place to enjoy the famous Santorini sunset with a glass of bubbly. The concierge service can arrange a number of activities across the island, and pampering massages and wellness treatments can also be arranged, to be enjoyed in the privacy of your own villa.
The tiny village of Oia with its historic cobbled streets and whitewashed, blue-capped houses is just a short stroll from the villas. The village is famed for its beauty and has attracted artists from across the world throughout its history, something that is reflected in the number of boutique galleries in the village. Santorini has been suggested as the original site of the mythical Atlantis, and the buried Minoan city of Akrotiri provides a fascinating glimpse into the island’s history, comparable in importance to Italy’s Pompeii.
How to get there
Santorini ferry port is a 34-minute drive from the villas (19km)
Santorini Airport is a 23-minute drive from the villas (15.2km)