Mansion Sophia is perfectly placed in the heart of a beautiful small traditional village called Meglahori.
The grounds of the villa are very well kept and are equally stunning and inviting in both the day and night. Inside it is well equipped with all the mod cons one could need including wifi, sonos speakers, tv, washing machine and an espresso machine. The village itself is stunning with some of the best restaurants in Santorini a 1 minute walk from the villa. The management of the villa were really helpful without being in the slightest intrusive and always at hand to answer any questions we had whether it was in regards to the villa or suggesting beaches & spas to visit.
“Mansion Sophia was a wonderful place to stay. The villa was spotlessly clean. We loved having our own pool and spacious courtyard. We loved the separate outdoor eating area where we sat to have breakfast every morning. The pick up and transfer to and from the airport was easy. We even got help when our bags got lost!!! Staying in the village of Megalachori was a highlight. Lots of choice of restaurants. Simple to a bit more high end. The food was great wherever we went. Few shops to tempt. What we loved about the village is that we got to know so many locals and by the end of our 11 days we felt like ‘locals’ The car is a bonus, meaning we could get to anywhere in the island We were 2 couples and we would stay here again ”
We absolutely loved the Mansion Sophia, the aesthetics of the pool area and the charm of Megalochori certainly made the trip.
Winding white washed alleys embraced by bougainvillea, artisan shops, and plenty of restaurants to choose from without the touristy crowds.
A winery is just an alley away with an informative tasting menu and shop.
Actually it was difficult to choose to eat out or stay in with the private dining veranda, the evening pool light features, and background of playlist music from the house. A must is a night time view from the rooftop- absolutely breathtaking.
We were looking for relaxation, and privacy within the confines of beautiful scenery and a water feature- it was delivered!
Also we enjoyed having Niko as our driver and guide, most accomodating and interesting. Jackie the concierge did a fantastic job coordinating too.
We thoroughly recommend and hope to repeat!
The mansion is ideally situated within a lovely village location with a number of taverna restaurants & small shops within a 2 min walk from the house
The outside space is perfect for sunbathing & the small pool is ideal for cooling off
Plenty of shady places to sit & read
Transfers / pickups were all well organised & the concierge service is good for booking restaurants etc An excellent daily maid service is also provided
Good car parking is 5 mins from the house, as parking in the village itself is not possible.No CDW is included in the car rental so this will cost c35€ per week extra
Our only niggle about the property was the lack of constant hot water. An electric heater has to be turned on to heat water for a shower I guess this is related to the age of the property.
All in all a good week in a nice house in what to us seemed the nicest village on the island
We had the pleasure of staying at Mansion Sophia for a couple nights during our vacation in Greece and it was a truly delightful stay. It’s located in the beautiful village of Megalochori which is everything you could ever dream of an actual Greek experience. Small winding pathways for only walking, quiet shops away from the hectic streets of Fira, and two amazing restaurants just steps away from the private entrance. The Mansion is wonderful, renovated to modern amenities but retains the history and culture from when the home was built. One of the amazing treats is your own private pool that was absolutely wonderful and refreshing during the heat. Then you would walk up to the roof and enjoy the sunset views without leaving the grounds. The location is wonderful, though it may not have ocean side views, its away from the tourist/hectic parts of the island. It truly make you feel like you are finally in Greece. Its hard to know that Megalochori is even there, but its central location on the island is perfect for Oia, Fira, and Perissa. We didn’t feel like we were far away from the amazing beaches and the Santorini experiences we dreamed of. After a month across Europe and visiting multiple countries and islands, our stay in Mansion Sophia was the most pleasant and wonderful portion of our trip, definitely the highlight and something we will always talk about to our family and friends.