Celebrated as Santorini's most renowned hideaway, Ftelari Villa is a well-kept secret amongst those who seek the true luxury of peace and elegance in an environment of unprecedented natural beauty. Designed with love and respect to local tradition and constructed with contemporary materials, the guest will experience the timeless Cycladic architectural style, while being able to enjoy all modern comforts and first-class services.
STAFF AND SERVICES
• Daily housekeeping services.
• Daily continental breakfast.
• Welcome basket with local delicacies.
• Private arrival and departure transfers.
• Rental car for four people.
• Bathrobes and slippers in each bedroom suite.
• Mobile phone card for the duration of guests stay.
SERVICES AT AN ADDITIONAL COST
• Villa pre-stocking/grocery delivery.
• Babysitting services.
• Spa services.
• Laundry services.
Situated on a secluded property on the cliffs of the caldera, in a dramatic scenery of lava rocks and crystal blue waters, the villa seamlessly hovers above the horizon offering undisturbed breath-taking views of the Aegean Sea. The villa is located between the vibrant town of Fira and the picturesque village of Oia and easily accessible from the main road, yet hidden from the crowds.
By plane to the airport of Santorini (JTR): direct flights from many European destinations and connecting regular flights from Athens (ATH) in 30min or Thessaloniki (SKG) in 45min.
By ferry to the port of Santorini (Athinios): comfortable 4-5h trip from the ports of Athens (Piraeus or Rafina) and within a 1-2h from all surrounding islands (Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios, etc.)
For the athletic guests, there are marked walking and hiking trails that run alongside the caldera and offer magnificent views and breathtaking sunsets. When at the beach, there is a wide range of activities we can arrange for you, including scuba diving, canoeing, water-skiing, windsurfing and stand-up paddling (SUP).
Do not miss the opportunity to explore Santorini from the sea. Your options range from wholeday trips on larger cruise boats, to short trips on sailing-yachts or tailored excursions on private motor-yachts. You will be safely navigated to secluded bays, mineral hot-springs or the volcanic rock island Nea Kammeni, while being catered to with local delicacies and spirits. Let us plan what fits you best.
The island will appeal to all types of travelers, from those who wish to explore by hiking or kayaking, to archaeology enthusiasts, beach lovers, gourmet eaters and wine connoisseurs. Or simply to those who wish to sit-back and enjoy the luxury of their hideaway.
SANTORINI HISTORY AND CULTURE
Take a guided tour through one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece, the excavated Minoan city of Akrotiri abruptly abandoned by its residents about 6,000 years ago and frozen in time by the volcanic eruption, a site often referred to as the “Bronze Age Pompeii”. Round up your historical experience by visiting the museums in the main town of Fira: The Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Ancient Thira (the original name for Santorini), where the brightly-colored wall frescoes that survived the destruction of Akrotiri are displayed.
Insider’s tip: In spring time, during the Good Friday celebrations of the Greek Easter, the picturesque village of Pyrgos is lit up by hundreds of self-made beacons placed on the rooftop of every house in the village. Take the opportunity to experience this fantastic event and become part of the traditional rituals of the local culture.
FINE DINING AND WINE TASTING
Food is a main ingredient of the Mediterranean lifestyle and as such it is gloriously celebrated in Santorini’s award-winning venues, led by the world’s most renowned chefs, as well as in local taverns offering fresh fish and traditional dishes. Whatever you are looking for we will guide you to the island’s best restaurants. Owing to its volcanic soils, wine tradition in Santorini dates back to the ancient times and during the Venetian rule the island exported some of the most expensive wine in Europe. Today, Assyrtiko, a citrus and mineral flavored white wine, and Vinsanto, a sweet dessert wine, both made from the indigenous grape varieties of Santorini, continue to fascinate wine lovers. We urge you to take a tour in one of the island’s vineyards and indulge in a mesmerizing trip of wine-tasting accompanied with local delicacies.