**Mettā (Sanskrit) means benevolence, friendliness, amity, goodwill, and active interest in others.
Real Santorini is not Fira and Oia. The main villages of Santorini were located within the island in places naturally protected from pirates on hills or carved on side of small ravines. One of the most characteristic of them is Vothonas.
Although most of houses are recently constructed, many cave houses of ancient times can be seen around on the sides of a ravine -ancient river waiting for reconstruction.
The village is inhabited mostly by locals working on vineyards and other tourist activities in other parts of the island.
The main advantage of this village is that is located almost in the center of the island so access to many beaches, to Airport, to boats main port, and the capital city of Fira are all at distances of 3-5 kms.
The best point is that you have best holidays far from tourist crowds, plus you have the possibility for exciting walks in the deep country, visiting very old trails , ancient churches, paths with incredible view.
From the very top of the village you can see around and both sides of sea around the island. One side of the wild caldera, the other side to smooth landscape with fields and beaches.
My house (carved and builded on the rock, house of 300 years of age ) consists of two large cave rooms linked together through a small cave dome corridor.
Furniture is simple as much as possible, beds and sofa beds are stone made since the entire island there is no timber trail. The living room is a large vaulted space is on one side a corner sitting area with large cushions, able to accommodate many persons.
Years of meditation and wonderful Parties on the terrace , has filled this home with vibration of sweetness and love .
From the terrace you got an unlimited view to vineyards and far end at the Sea.
National tourism licence : MHTE 1167K91001155701
Capacity : 4-5 persons.
Beds: 1double bed in each bedroom, and 2 sofa beds in the living room
Kitchen: full kitchen (with electric oven -fridge-boiler-coffee maker-toaster ), + Full bathroom washing machine .
Services : Welcome basket, all breakfast needs for 2-3 days, linen provided, Towels provided, Housework included once per week.
***Baby bed available.
I can arrange a transfer by agency that brings you from the port / airport to the house!
I can advise you rent a car by local agency and cheap.
Reservation and Booking: on receipt of 30% of total amount , by bank transfer orPay-Pal .
After you send a confirmation e-mail, you will receive a reservation voucher of firm booking with all the details and driving instructions.
Visitors reviews for METTA*house
ben b. a dit…
2 juil. 2016
We found paradise in Sofia’s villa in Santorini. Tucked away in a quiet village setting away from the crowds of Thira. Amazing villa with great indoor and outdoor space. Sofia is an amazing host…. You won’t be disappointed!
Evelyn D. a dit…Home sweet home
24 juin 2016
Sofia our hostess greeted us with open arms, she did everything in her power to make us feel at home. Friends sent wine for my birthday celebrations and she went out if her way to have it ready at home before we arrived. The home is spacious, beautifully and tastefully designed with an eye for detail. The electricity, air-conditioners and water works perfectly. The kitchen is clean and well equipped. The house is in a village and not on top of the noisy tourist areas, which is what we loved most. There is a Carrefour down the road for shopping. Nothing is too far away on the island so you can easily go to any restaurant from there. We hired a vehicle, so I’m not too sure how public transport works. We loved every moment there and feel like we have been friends with Sofia forever. We hope to return next year!
On our arrival I was a little worried that the house was a tad isolated, but in no time at all we found all the conveniences of the lovely little village, and after visiting the more touristy areas I was glad of the peaceful home to return to. You will need transport to get around the island but Sofia helped us with a very reasonably priced car rental as well as other valuable information on where to go and places to eat. You have total privacy but Sofia is close by to help with anything. The home is beautiful, comfortable and lovely and cool on the hottest of days. I would highly recommend staying at Sofia’s home.
My husband, 18-year-old son, and I had a wonderful time staying at Sofia’s. Her beautiful home is in a traditional village mid-island. After visiting some of the heavily touristed spots on Santorini (Oia, Fira, etc.), her place is an oasis of calm, very well-appointed with everything you need. We particularly liked sitting out on the lovely patio looking at the sea. We really enjoyed getting to know Sofia a bit; she’s a very interesting and nice person and was extremely helpful with providing information about things to do on the island, good restaurants, and tips for avoiding the crowds. She pored over a map with us, giving us lots of suggestions, then followed up with emails linking us to websites. The location of her house is perfect for exploring the island with a rental car. We drove all over the place during the week we were there and nothing is more than a half-hour drive away. I would really recommend staying at Sofia’s; we felt that staying in Vothonas gave us a more authentic experience on Santorini and loved staying in her gorgeous home.