Aegagros Caldera Houses is composed of 6 independent Villas in a 5.000 square metre vineyard facing the caldera + the volcano of Santorini: Two 90m2 Villas, two 55m2 houses, a 50m2 apartment +a 30m2 Cave Studio built right on the cliff of the caldera of Megalochori village. What we want to offer our visitors is a unique holiday which cannot be found anywhere else. Our aim is to welcome you and make you feel like home. To introduce you to Greek hospitality as once described by Homer in Odyssey..
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The charm of this one bedroom 55m2 Villa is unforgettable, just like its open view to the caldera’s eyebrow
Located on the first floor, the Villa features a spacious open-plan living room with dining area, a kitchenette and two comfortable sofa beds. The rich natural woods, the light plaster walls, the handmade tiles, the Santorinian traditional furniture and the fine quality laced linen bring forward a wonderful, island-life sense.
A King size antique bed and family heirloom armoire are the distinct features of the sunny bedroom, with views to the deep blue Aegean. The bathroom has its own character with concrete floor and walls.
Unwind at your own private veranda, under the shady pergola. Comfortable sun beds are there for you to soak up the view to the caldera while immersing yourself in the wonderful tranquility Aegagros offers. For views that will take your breath away, step outside to the small balcony. It feels as if it’s suspended between the sky and sea.
Max: 4 Persons
Size: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
View: Open sea view to the volcano
Beds: 1 King-size bed and 2 sofa beds
Massage: reflexology, shiatsu, thai
Manicure, pedicure, facial and body spa treatment
Transfer to/from airport/port
We take great care to provide extra special touches for each guest with true Greek hospitality. Every morning we serve a delicious full breakfast either in your own house or on the large shared terrace directly on the caldera with organic fruits and vegetables from our own gardens, homemade pies and cakes, freshly baked bread, our own home made marmalades and a variety of delicious salty and sweet flavors that change daily! When you arrive, you will be delighted with our warm welcome, which includes a rich delicious meze variety with local and traditional flavors, always accompanied by ice cold Raki or chilled wine. Just when you think it can’t get any better, you will be dazzled by our home made refreshments, our home made Sangria, our refreshing freshly baked pastries and by many more local gourmet surprises that will be offered to you at each sunset!
If you are lucky enough to visit us during the period of the wine harvest in mid-August, known as “Vedema”, you can experience the process of making your own organic wine. During this time, we harvest the grapes from our own private vineyard surrounding the property. This is a festive period with strong Santorini traditions. You can stomp the grapes by foot, an amazing sensation accompanied by traditional songs and sounds! Of course such a fiesta always comes with a savory variety of local snacks and with our own chilled wine or Raki!
We also organize daily trips to close-by islands and solitary beaches with our 18 metre sailing boat. Visit the beautiful and solitary beaches of Santorini that are approachable only by boat, visit Anafi island, enjoy the sea and the sun, an amazing excursion out in the Aegean sea and around noon either cook with your friends or family into the sailing boat or try out delicious Mediterranean food to hidden taverns that will be proposed to you by us... Keep in mind that such destinations are known only among few people that love everything about quality and personal contact!
RELAX, AND OFFER YOURSELF AN EXTRA TREAT
If anytime during your stay you would like to offer yourself some serious relaxation, just visit Katerina our Relaxation expert, in a special space arranged at the Aegagros premises that is made just for your inner tranquility and balance. Let yourself go over Katerina's miraculous hands: relax, inhale, exhale, and experience a rejuvenating sensation with your body and inner world. Choose among a variety of spa therapies like a Thai massage, a beauty spa, a reiki session, or even a colorful manicure or pedicure…
Experience Greece from within: In two and a half hours you will taste, touch, learn and live an amazing experience through our Mediterranean Cuisine Workshop. By using organic products and vegetables from our front gardens and a selection among the finest local products of Santorini, we will share with you our precious culinary secrets that will leave your friends and family back home speechless! Come and enjoy the most creative, colorful and deliciously fun momentum of your holidays that will give you the chance to experience the 'know how' of the traditional and gourmet Cuisine of Greece. At the end of the workshop you can enjoy all these delicacies you will have prepared at one of Aegagros' beautiful terraces. Each dinner includes a starter, a main course, a desert and a bottle of our home made wine.
A CULINARY JOURNEY
We also provide a delicious full dinner for our guests that includes: a starter, a main course accompanied by our organic homemade wine, and a freshly made desert. So if you wish to spend an evening over Aegagros and enjoy the sunset and the beauty of the surrounding environment without needing to cook or eat outdoors, please let us know a day in advance.
MAKE YOUR OWN ORGANIC WINE AND BRING IT BACK HOME WITH YOU:
One of the best periods to visit Aegagros Caldera Houses is the period of the wine harvest. Aegagros is surrounded by gardens and vineyards and every year in the middle of August we have the Vedema, the wine harvest season, a really festive period where the grapevines have given birth to their ripe, juicy, delicious grapes, and are ready to be handpicked after having been chosen one by one. And what’s more: the whole exciting and fun procedure of the wine stomping with your own bare feet, an amazing sensation accompanied by traditional songs and sounds! Of course such a fiesta always comes with a savory variety of local salty flavors and with our own chilled wine or Raki!
- If you are interested to organize any wedding events or parties please inquire.
My origins and roots, on my mother's side derive from this wild yet cosmopolitan island of Santorini. The first time I visited Santorini, I was two years old. As soon as I saw this wild, incredible view of the deep blue sea and the volcano I felt connected to the land of my ancestors straight away. However, because of the fact that I spent all my school years in Athens, my need to return back to Santorini every summer and Easter became increasingly important for the peace and balance of my soul. Now at the age of 33, with two beautiful boys and an amazing man by my side, I pass on all this immense heritage to my children as my mother did with me and my brother..
I have studied, Drama, Physical Theatre and Puppet Theatre and in Wintertime I am a puppeteer, I have my own Puppet Company and i create my own shows with which I travel around Greece and abroad.
In Springtime though, Autumn and Summer the big family gets together in order to organise and run Aegagros Caldera Houses. Aegagros was designed by my father Yiannis Paravas one of the best architects in Greece. The land on which Aegagros was built has been passed on from my ancestors to my grandfather and then on to my family. Its first part was built in 1997 and later on the rest of the houses were completed in 2005. Every year we renovate and improve many parts of the complex.
Aegagros is a vision.
What we propose through this unique type of holidays is a unique experience, a journey from within.
Santorini is widely known as a cosmopolitan destination, but in fact it is Wild, Powerful and Primeval, full of energies, History and Traces from the Past. Once you get there you sense it straight away, and that's where We focus.
We wish to share with our guests Santorini itself in its purest form as it used to be in the old days, when the island was still untouched by mass tourism, excess construction and overrated high class hotels, where tradition and personal contact, hospitality, authentic greek and local cuisine, and human touch were the Norm. What we want to offer our visitors is a unique holiday which cannot be found anywhere else. Our aim is to welcome you and make you feel like home. To introduce you to Greek hospitality as once described by Homer in Odyssey. To bring forward all these qualities this unique island has to offer.
Aegagros Caldera Houses is composed of a million flavors and little moments, it is the perfect combination of beauty, nature, serenity, quality and freedom of soul!
What makes this villa unique
Trough Aegagros we wish to introduce our visitors this wild side of the island through its traditions, its unique characteristics and features. We perform in more sustainable ways taking always into consideration the environment and the island’s traditions: Santorini is an island where water is indeed valuable.
For that reason instead of building swimming pools or Jacuzzis we decided to cultivate local and traditional organic seeds. Also, it is a land of Vines and in the middle of August we have the Vedema, the wine harvest season, a really festive period where locals collect the grapes and with music and traditional songs we all stomp bare feet the grapes in order to extract their precious juice. If you find yourself visiting Aegagros around August don’t forget: you are invited to participate in this amazing fiesta! Of course such a fiesta always comes with a savory variety of local salty flavors and certainly with last year’s chilled wine or Raki!
We also organise workshops of local and Mediterranean gourmet cuisine. By using organic products and vegetables from our front gardens we experience an exciting journey to the local flavors of Santorini. We will share with you all the DELICIOUS little secrets that have been passed on from generation to generation! At the end of the workshop you will finally enjoy the fruits of your loins with an amazing dinner that includes a starter, a main course, and a delicious desert!
Every Morning we prepare the most delicious Home made Breakfast with organic fruits and vegetables from our front gardens, home made pies and cakes, freshly baked bread, our own home made marmalades, a variety of delicious salty and sweet flavors that alter daily.
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At your arrival we welcome you with a rich delicious meze variety with local and traditional flavors! Accompanied by ice cold Raki or chilled wine. Daily surprises: Every afternoon we serve our home made refreshments, home made Sangria or our cool pastries