Once the school of the village, Villa Ilos is furnished with antiques and hand-crafted masterpieces that can seduce every guest. The traditional vaulted ceilings and arched passageways in this artfully renovated home and the airy white interiors can take you to long lost era, always keeping you cool and comfortable. If this isn’t simple luxury, then what is it?
On the outside, the vibrant red plaster walls, gray cobbled yards and a sparkling emerald pool, compose the scenery for your visual pleasure. Perfect for families and groups up to 6 people, Villa Ilos is your happy place, full of tranquility, privacy and comfort; it’s your secret to experience the true character of Santorini all day long.
The way Villa Ilos is built tells its wonderful history. Dating back to the 19th century, this two-story villa was created with the finest local materials by the craftsmen of the island with centuries of housebuilding tradition.
It’s harmonic, functional shape and crafted smooth walls, vaulted ceilings and arched openings show the traditional constructing methods of carving into the soft pumice of the village hills, keeping the house cool all summer long. This old school has been smartly renovated, preserving its authentic character and upgrading the essence of comfort and luxury at the same time.
Another notable feature of the Villa is its natural ambient interior temperature. The natural insulation of the earthen walls of the space regulated the temperature of the school house, keeping the interior warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Today, this natural insulation continues to be an advantage, maintaining a constantly cool interior environment in the villa, even on the hottest summer days.