about The Red Winehouse

A Home to Enjoy Your Stay in Santorini

The Red Winehouse is a private villa of 220 sqm, arranged in two levels (1.5m height difference), and comprises of 1 large living room with a dining area and an open kitchen, 2 private bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 additional sleeping areas (a mezzanine and a semi-open room). A private, split-level courtyard of approx. 100 sq.m., provides multiple sitting corners and shaded areas, while a terrace offers spectacular viewpoints towards the village and the sea. The property can comfortably fit 8 people.

The House

The house is decorated in a minimal style. The fully equipped kitchen in combination with the courtyard and the large living room make this place ideal for preparing and enjoying great dinners indoors (daytime) or outdoors , especially in the evening.

Unique Architecture

This impressive construction was achieved by Santorinian craftsmen, using local materials like Aspa (volcanic ash) and Poria (red volcanic stones), bush hammered around the doors and windows. Stairs are built out of volcanic stone, while concrete is used on all floors throughout the property, blurring the inside-outside boundaries of the house. It is said, that iron railings in all windows were used as protection from the pirates.

The main space (canava), with its impressive proportions and the domed roof, is not carved but external, following the typology of a church. Built-in benches along the stone walls, used in the past to support the wine barrels, are now transformed into stepped sitting spaces. The main area (canava) accommodates the living room and the dining room with the open kitchen. At the front of the space and above the main entrance, a spacious open mezzanine with a double bed is provided, potentially  used as a third bedroom. On the rear side of the canava, a hidden sleeping area, separated by robust pillars which support the dome, can be potentialy used as a fourth bedroom.

Finikia

The Area

The Villa is situated in the traditional settlement of FINIKIA, which is a protected neighborhood of Oia. No cars are allowed within the village’s narrow streets, allowing for peaceful and relaxing holidays. The villa is just less than a 200m walk from the bus station parking/main road, a 100-200m walk from the tavernas of Finikia and a 500-800m walk for Oia. The closest sandy beach (Baxedes) is 1300m downhill, therefore it is advised to get there by bus or a rented vehicle.

Finikia is a small village, pretty close to Oia, dated back to the Middle Ages. I the past, there used to be a lot of wineries, where grapes were processed to wine and most buildings were used as such, complemented with accommodation chambers for workers and their families. The economy of this small village was directly dependent on the wine production and storage. As there were not any wells in the area, fresh water was scarce and exclusively determined by rainwater, collected into underground cisterns. In our days, very few houses maintain their cisterns in operation and fresh water is mainly provided by the sea, via a local desalination plant.

amenities

Make Your Stay Memorable

Welcome package

Upon your arrival you will find a complementary welcome package, including mineral water, fruit juice, toasts, marmalade, butter, coffee and milk

Bed sheets & towels

Bed sheets and towels are changed every fourth day. Likewise, cleaning service provided every fourth day

Information

We will also provide you with a tourist map of the island and information to make your stay great.

Wi Fi

Internet is free. You will receive the password at your check in

Access

Santorini island is well serviced by both air and sea.

Airplanes

There are many daily flights from Athens to Santorini (Aegean Airlines, Ryan Air, Sky Express and Olympic Airlines). There is also a multitude of international lines and charter flights from Europe, especially during the summer season.

Ferries

The fastest boat to Santorini from Piraeus (the main port of Athens) is the High-Speed ferry which takes 4,5 hours. There are a number of other ferries that connect Santorini to Athens and the other islands of the Cyclades and Crete.

Cars & Bikes

Moving around Santorini with a rental car or motorbike is perfectly easy, but it is of course busier in high season

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Address

Epar.Od. Firon-Ias, Foinikia, Santorini, Greece 

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