Escape to the peculiarity of this unique villa and gaze at the avowed best view of Santorini from your private terrace. Ideal for both, couples and families.
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.
Feel right at home with comfortable modern furnishings and white wooden floors in a redesigned traditional windmill with a thatched roof.
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. The Windmill Villa has daily maid service at the time of your request. Continental breakfast products on a self catered basis are provided daily. A private chef upon request is available with an extra charge.
There is an extra charge payable at check in if the guests want to use the private chapel as well, that is right next to the Windmill Villa.
Imerovigli is a village of Santorini located 3km northwest of Fira, at the highest point of the caldera, about 300m above sea level and has been declared a traditional settlement with special conditions and restrictions for the buildings construction. The Windmill Villa was restored under these conditions. Next to the Windmill Villa you will find our private chapel, while. the central square of the village with the local market is at a short walking distance where there is easy access to all basic necessities and selected restaurants. The capital city of Fira is 20-25 minutes away by walking on a majestic path. The nearest beach is 4km away, because of the altitude, while the nearest popular organized beach is about 12km away. The airport is 10 minutes by car and the port of Athinios is 15 minutes away. In case of an emergency the hospital can be accessed in 5 minutes by car.
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
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