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Maison L'Archipel


Welcome to Maison l’Archipel, a beautiful 4-bedroom villa located on the highest point of Fira in Santorini with stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the Santorini volcano.

Maison l’Archipel is characterized by amazing neoclassical features including thick walls, vaulted roofs, domes and arches, elegant and modern décor combined with antique furniture and authentic ornaments giving the house a quirky and interesting atmosphere. The luxury villa emits a glorious, aristocratic past and the perfect view creates a wonderful space to relax and unwind.

The villa is made up of the Main House and Guest Studio and is ideal for families or groups of friends looking for comfort, tranquility and privacy.

Maison l’Archipel is conveniently located close to the Fira, the capital of Santorini. It is just 10 minutes’ walk from the town centre. The property’s location is in the most unspoiled part of the old town and offers incredible town and sea views from the private terrace.

There is lots to do on this wonderful picturesque island and we would highly recommend walking Skaros Rock - especially at sunset - the views are incredible!

Check out our blog on Santorini Beaches and Boat Trips.

Nadia is the friendly housekeeper who freshly prepares breakfast each day and services the house daily between 9 am and 3 pm. Nadia is also available to carry out laundry services if you and your guests require.

The main house has 3 bedrooms and three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room and dining room. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor whilst the 3rd is located on the upper floor with amazing views of the volcano. This upstairs bedroom has twin beds that can be joined to convert to a King-sized bed. The bathroom for this room is located on the ground level and can also be used as a guest bathroom.

The kitchen is located on the ground floor and is connected to the dining area which boasts a splendid cross vaulted high ceiling, a medieval Spanish style wooden table and chairs, gold plated mirror and an original Venetian chandelier. The comfortable living area offers spectacular views of the town, the sea and the volcano and features a marble fireplace along with books and board games to keep entertained. The living areas of Maison l’Archipel offer a distinctly traditional and homely feel. The living spaces open out to the private terrace.

The guest studio is accessed via the terrace of Maison l’Archipel and offers guests privacy. This lovely air conditioned cosy studio has its own private entrance yet is on the same level as the main house. It has a private veranda and can accommodate two people in a double bed which can be made into twin beds if necessary. The studio also has a kitchenette and a bathroom with shower.

Outdoor living plays an important part in life in Greece, and especially in the Aegean archipelago. Maison l’Archipel ensures guests can make the most of the outdoor space with built-in benches and alfresco dining. Why not enjoy your freshly prepared breakfast with the stunning caldera backdrop?

Seating options include the ‘Morning Table’ with its cool and all-time classic “Kafeneion” chairs painted in earthy colors, the relaxing chaises-longue made of teak wood at the front terrace and the beautiful polished cement table which can seat up to 10 guests. The villa is surrounded by islets of gardens, planted with a variety of endemic plant species: pomegranate tree, oleanders, hibiscus and bougainvilleas along with a fan of aromatic plants, such as basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, lavender and mint.

An outdoor Jacuzzi offers guests the perfect spot to relax after a day of exploring the magnificent island.


Main House
Upper Level
• Bedroom with Coco-Mat king size bed (can be split into twins), shared bathroom, desk, air-conditioning, view to the volcano
Ground Level
• Master bedroom with Coco-Mat king size bed, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, full length mirror, ceiling fan, air conditioning, seating area
• Double bedroom with Coco-Mat king size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, air conditioning
• Living room with fireplace & satellite TV
• Dining area
• Fully equipped kitchen
• W.C.

Guest Studio (25 sqm)
• Double bedroom with Coco-Mat king size bed (can be split into twins), en-suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning
• Kitchenette
• Private veranda with view

Additional bedding: 2 sofa beds
Good to know: 2 of the bedrooms have a speaker and a safe

• 4 Luxury Bedrooms
• Fully-Equipped Kitchen
• Air Conditioning
• Ceiling Fans
• Solar Chimneys for Natural Cooling
• Safety Deposit Box in each Property
• Fireplace
• Audio System
• Satellite TV
• CD/DVD Player
• Wi-Fi
• Service Phone
• Hair Dryer
• Board Games
• Complimentary Natural Bathroom Amenities
• Towels & Linen Provided

• Private Terrace
• Heated Jacuzzi
• Alfresco Dining
• Sun Loungers
• Parking

• Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge
• Dedicated On-Island Concierge
• Meet & Greet on Arrival
• Daily Fresh Breakfast
• Daily Housekeeping
• Daily Towel Change
• Linen Change Thrice Weekly

• Chef
• Chauffeur
• Luxury Yacht Charters
• Private Jet & Helicopter Transfers
• Child Care
• Security
• Massage & Beauty Treatments
• Personal Training & Yoga Sessions
• Event Planning
• Gourmet Food & Wine Supply

Rates are quoted based on 8 guests in the main house and guest house. Please enquire for a rate for more guests. The villa can accommodate up to 12 guests, upon request.

We also offer Luxury Yacht Charters. Our yachts are the pinnacle of luxury allowing you to enjoy a 5 star experience on board your own personal floating villa.

Whether you would prefer to take a bareboat yacht charter or enjoy the lavish 5 star experience on board a crewed yacht charter, we have the perfect boat just for you.

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Area description

Maison L’Archipel is ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from the historical town of Fira, the cultural center of Santorini, with many great museums, galleries, tavernas, cafes and restaurants. Mesa Pigadia Beach is just a few minutes’ drive from the villa. A mini market is situated 100 metres from the villa.

Santorini is an island that needs no introductions. On the top ten “most desired” destinations worldwide for the past ten years, almost everyone wishes to visit the island for at least one time in their lives. The only habitable caldera in the world and
famous destination for weddings, honeymoons and lovers of unique views it attracts visitors literally from all parts of the world.

Not only is Santorini one of the most beautiful islands in the world, it is also geologically and archaeologically one of the most dramatic. The island, which is also called Thira, is shaped like an enormous pair of jaws encircling a lake filled with pure blue water. This is the core of an ancient volcano, which according to legend destroyed the lost continent of Atlantis when it blew its top about 3,600 years ago, burying the ancient city of Akrotiri (now being excavated) under tons of ash and sending out tidal waves that inundated other landmasses.

The island's two towns, Fira and Ia, are perched on the cliff tops of the highest part of the island. Ferries arrive and depart in the harbour below, and visitors walk or ride donkeys up the steep winding path to the towns. The towns are equipped with hotels, good restaurants, bars and plenty of nightlife to keep visitors happy while you relax between visiting the archaeological remains of ancient Thera, dating back to the 9th century BC, on the east side of the island. Other attractions include the excavations at Akrotiri, an archaeological museum and an 18th-century monastery. Santorini has two swimming beaches, Perissa and Kamari, both characterised by their volcanic black sand.

Read more about Santorini Island In Our Guide

You can browse information on Getting to Santorini.


Agiou Ioannou, Thira 847 00, Greece
Nearest airport Santorini International Airport
5.5 km
Nearest ferry port Santorini Port 7.6 km
Nearest beach Exo Gialos beach 3.5 km
Nearest restaurant Volkan on the Rocks Café 30 meters


  • Bedroom(s): 4 ( Sleeps 10 )
    1 King, 2 Queen, 1 Twin that combines to King, 2 Sofa bed
  • Bathroom(s): 3
    1 Baths, 3 Showers, 3 Wash basins, 3 Toilets, 1 Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • General facilities: Balcony / Deck, Ceiling Fans, Electricity, Fireplace, Parking, Private Terrace, Safe, Terrace, Water supply, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Air conditioning, Dishwasher, DVD Player, Freezer, Luxury Finishes, Microwave, Safe, TV, Washing Machine
  • Outdoor facilities: Jacuzzi - outdoor, Parking, Patio, Private Terrace, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views, Sun Loungers
  • Services: Breakfast included, Cleaning inclusive, Concierge Service, Daily maid service, Final Cleaning, Food & Beverage Cost not included, Linen provided, Maid service, Personal Chef Extra, Towels provided
  • Access: Stairs


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Great view at the best spot!
Great view at the best spot!

With my extended family (5 adults and 5 children) we travelled to Santorini and stayed at the Archipel Mansion occupying all three parts of the complex (main house, studio & apartment), which allowed us to enjoy family time while securing privacy. The mansion provides a magnificent view to the Caldera and the Aegean archipelago. It is located at the best spot right within the old town in an ideal area avoiding the noise of the town. The children (age 13) could easily visit the town on-foot by themselves. We could even overlook them from the terrace! Excellent service in a superb atmosphere (elegant & modern mood, while few antique furniture and a significant collection of authentic gravures, etc.). Concluding, great experience at reasonable price (10 people!) on a magnificent island.

By Titos A.
Great spot, great property, great staff!
Great spot, great property, great staff!

Top of the hill views. Very well maintained and quiet.

By Gerard S.
Loved this spot!
Loved this spot!

Angie was the nicest host we've ever had. She was so friendly and attentive. The location here is great, close to the town of Fira, maybe a 5 minute walk.

By Kristi

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Overlooking Fira Town

Expert Review Pic Maison l'Archipel is a great 4 bedroom home located on the highest point of Fira. The traditional architecture remains and this villa has been passed through the owner's family for generations, since the 1850's. It is a great choice for a family and there are also some board games, CDs and speakers to keep guests entertained. The main house has three bedrooms and there is also a studio that is accessed via the terrace. There is a mini market only 200 metres from the villa and guests can easily stroll to the centre of Fira via the pathway that reaches across the front of the villa. This villa has its own parking and is not located on the cliffside, allowing guest to reach it with ease. It is good to know that there is no swimming pool at this villa but it does have a heated jacuzzi and outdoor seating for relaxing and unwinding. The housekeeper Nadia prepares a fresh daily breakfast on the terrace. This villa is a very comfortable, friendly residence and has a brilliant 'homely' feel to it.

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A Home Away From Home

Expert Review Pic The villa is in a lovely location at the start of Fira town. The villa boasts 180 degree views of the town and caldera. I really liked this villa and felt it was very homely. There was a nice jacuzzi on the terrace and I loved the large outdoor dining space. It is a fantastic home for a family but good to know that there is no pool at this property.

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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 10
    • Bedroom(s): 4
    • Bathroom(s): 3
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable
    • Holiday type: Family, Rustic, Sea Views