Escape to the peculiarity of this unique villa and gaze at the avowed best view of Santorini from your private terrace. Ideal for couples and families with a toddler. Feel right at home with comfortable modern furnishings and white wooden floors in a redesigned traditional windmill with a thatched roof.
The unique characteristics in its architecture, its ergonomic design and location promise an incomparable experience in Imerovigli of Santorini. The mill is located at the top of the caldera cliff, with perhaps the most complete 360 degree view of the entire island. From its terrace one can enjoy an unobstructed view of the sunset, the volcano, the Aegean sea, the breathtaking village of Oia, the cosmopolitan center of Fira and the Port of Athinios.
HISTORY OF THE WINDMILL
The windmill was originally built in the early 1750s. The spot was chosen in order to exploit the wind as much as possible while being as close to the village houses as possible. It was a cylindrical building made of stone from the island’s soil with a conic roof made of straw. A rotating set of sails on the building’s side took advantage of the wind and set in motion a mechanism inside the mill which turned one stone mill over another. The windmill was used by the residents of the village of Imerovigli to grind wheat into flour.
As the time passed and the industrial revolution was a reality, the windmill was used less and less until it gradually became obsolete and was deserted. After the earthquake that hit the island in 1956, only ruins remained where the windmill used to stand. In 2013 the windmill was restored to its original form, using the stones from the ruins and the architectural design that derived from old photographs and sketches of the mill. It was then modified in its interior to function as a modern luxurious villa.
The brand new mill is 50 square meters and consists of 3 round floors. Laze in the master bedroom next to the glass bathroom with shower stalls, right below the internal hardwood ceiling of the mill. On the ground floor, which is the central entrance, lies the spacious living room with access to the circular terrace surrounding the mill. Downstairs there is also a lounge with sofa which can be easily converted into a double bed. The villa contains a highly ergonomic and fully equipped kitchen and a second bathroom with stone sink and shower stalls. The skylight windows make sure the room is illuminated with natural light.
SERVICES AND FACILITIES
Self Cater Breakfast Daily Housekeeping Vip Check In / Check Out Ticketing & Travel Services Car / Motorcycle Rental Concierge Transfer Services on a cost Helicopter & Yacht Service Sightseeing and Shopping Guidance Restaurant Recommendations Doctor on Call Baby Sitting Services Wireless Internet Access Hair and Manicure / Pedicure Care In Room Massage Refrigerator and Mini Bar with Several Goods Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Water Skiing & Sailing Arrangements
Air Condition in each level Fully Equipped Kitchen Refrigerator Mini Bar External Dinning Area Washing Machine 2 LCD Tv Sets King Size Bed