Guidebook for Monolithos Villa

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Guidebook for Monolithos Villa

Getting Around

We have used their services often, good rates, excellent service.
Hertz Rent a Car, Ενοικιάσεις αυτοκινήτων στη Σαντορίνη
We have used their services often, good rates, excellent service.
Nice Greek food, call in advance for reservation! Ask for Lambros or Hara. Tel. +30 22860 21285
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Anogi
6 recommandé par les habitants
Nice Greek food, call in advance for reservation! Ask for Lambros or Hara. Tel. +30 22860 21285

Food Scene

Becoming a fan of this place slowly-slowly as food is improving with time. Located by the Cathedral in Fira also has a balcony overlooking the Caldera, which you should try and get seated on.
Assyrtico
Becoming a fan of this place slowly-slowly as food is improving with time. Located by the Cathedral in Fira also has a balcony overlooking the Caldera, which you should try and get seated on.
(http://www.koukoumavlos.eu/): Similar to Selene but with a view on the Caldera, great food not so great prices but a must go!!
Koukoumavlos
(http://www.koukoumavlos.eu/): Similar to Selene but with a view on the Caldera, great food not so great prices but a must go!!
http://www.selene.gr Award winning Gourmet restaurant, a fusion between local and European cuisine owned by one of the biggest fans of the local produce. You can choose between the “Food & meze”...
6 recommandé par les habitants
Selene
6 recommandé par les habitants
http://www.selene.gr Award winning Gourmet restaurant, a fusion between local and European cuisine owned by one of the biggest fans of the local produce. You can choose between the “Food & meze”...
By far my favorite on the island, a modern version of the typical Santorini cuisine. A bit hard to find (so ask before you go) but very popular with the locals (so book before you go!) is well worth.
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Metaxí Mas
46 recommandé par les habitants
By far my favorite on the island, a modern version of the typical Santorini cuisine. A bit hard to find (so ask before you go) but very popular with the locals (so book before you go!) is well worth.
This is one of the oldest restaurants of Santorini! Managed by a descendant of the initial owner, Mr. Evangelos Roussos. A must visit establishment! Very cozy 90+ year old, traditional restaurant in the middle of Firostefani with cooked meats and some very delicious Santorini dishes. Choose either the patio or the Caldera view and engage on Greeks’ favorite pastime: Watching passers-by! Call Mr. Evangelos for reservation+30 22860 22336.
Tavern Aktaion
This is one of the oldest restaurants of Santorini! Managed by a descendant of the initial owner, Mr. Evangelos Roussos. A must visit establishment! Very cozy 90+ year old, traditional restaurant in the middle of Firostefani with cooked meats and some very delicious Santorini dishes. Choose either the patio or the Caldera view and engage on Greeks’ favorite pastime: Watching passers-by! Call Mr. Evangelos for reservation+30 22860 22336.
Our favorite near-by fresh fish tavern. Ask for Sofia, she speaks several languages! Call her at +30 2286 031750. Tell them that you are friends of Ivi and Byron and Dimitris Beis from the Monolithos Villa. For more info look here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g644213-d2203939-Reviews-Taverna_Skaramagkas-Monolithos_Santorini_Cyclades_South_Aegean.html
Taverva Skaramagas
Our favorite near-by fresh fish tavern. Ask for Sofia, she speaks several languages! Call her at +30 2286 031750. Tell them that you are friends of Ivi and Byron and Dimitris Beis from the Monolithos Villa. For more info look here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g644213-d2203939-Reviews-Taverna_Skaramagkas-Monolithos_Santorini_Cyclades_South_Aegean.html
Another great eating choice near the Villa either for lunch or dinner. Being part of a winery family, great choices for wines too! Call them at +30 2286 033395 See more here: http://www.artemiskaramolegos-winery.com/en/winery-santorini-restaurant.php
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Aroma Avlis
7 recommandé par les habitants
Another great eating choice near the Villa either for lunch or dinner. Being part of a winery family, great choices for wines too! Call them at +30 2286 033395 See more here: http://www.artemiskaramolegos-winery.com/en/winery-santorini-restaurant.php
They have a wide selection of breads, croissants, pastries, snack food, and freshly ground coffee to drink on the spot or to take out.
Milopetra
They have a wide selection of breads, croissants, pastries, snack food, and freshly ground coffee to drink on the spot or to take out.
One of our favourite, with excellent island recipes and cozy courtyard, off the beaten track in Finikia village. Nevertheless, call for a reservation at +30 22860 71993. Ask for Mr. Antonis the owner.
9 recommandé par les habitants
Krinaki
9 recommandé par les habitants
One of our favourite, with excellent island recipes and cozy courtyard, off the beaten track in Finikia village. Nevertheless, call for a reservation at +30 22860 71993. Ask for Mr. Antonis the owner.

Parks & Nature

The most convenient beach of Monolithos is located within walking distance, only 150m from the Villa. If you have a family with small children, the Monolithos beach is your ideal destination. As a result of its shallow waters, big waves do not reach the beach. There is also an organized playground keeping kids busy until 7 o’clock in the evening. For teenagers or adults, there are beach volleyball and basketball courts, as well as a soccer field. Scenery: Spacious flat beach with dark-colored fine-grained sand and shallow waters, quiet and very well organized. Beach chairs are not too close one with another, so there is enough room for walking in between.
Monolithos
The most convenient beach of Monolithos is located within walking distance, only 150m from the Villa. If you have a family with small children, the Monolithos beach is your ideal destination. As a result of its shallow waters, big waves do not reach the beach. There is also an organized playground keeping kids busy until 7 o’clock in the evening. For teenagers or adults, there are beach volleyball and basketball courts, as well as a soccer field. Scenery: Spacious flat beach with dark-colored fine-grained sand and shallow waters, quiet and very well organized. Beach chairs are not too close one with another, so there is enough room for walking in between.
Aery nice beach as well on the south end of the island, has a small and quiet beach bar you will enjoy very much. Top (and only) beach bar is Theros: Book your sun beds before going to avoid disappointment http://www.theroswavebar.gr. Actually now that I think of it, a breathtaking scenery, so ‘a must go’!!!
Vlichada Beach
Aery nice beach as well on the south end of the island, has a small and quiet beach bar you will enjoy very much. Top (and only) beach bar is Theros: Book your sun beds before going to avoid disappointment http://www.theroswavebar.gr. Actually now that I think of it, a breathtaking scenery, so ‘a must go’!!!

Arts & Culture

The archaeological site of Akrotiri, one of the most important ones in the Eastern Mediterranean, is once again open to the public. At the site, a tribute to the archaeological treasures of Santorini.
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Akrotiri
45 recommandé par les habitants
The archaeological site of Akrotiri, one of the most important ones in the Eastern Mediterranean, is once again open to the public. At the site, a tribute to the archaeological treasures of Santorini.

Drinks & Nightlife

Mainstream bar on the Caldera in Fira. Gets pretty crowded during the peak season but is a perfect spot to either end an early evening after dinner or warm up for a drinking marathon.
11 recommandé par les habitants
Tango
11 recommandé par les habitants
Mainstream bar on the Caldera in Fira. Gets pretty crowded during the peak season but is a perfect spot to either end an early evening after dinner or warm up for a drinking marathon.
Jazz bar in Fira, good for a relaxed drink. One of my usuals but then again we spend time here during the off peak season as well!
Kira Thira Jazz Bar
Jazz bar in Fira, good for a relaxed drink. One of my usuals but then again we spend time here during the off peak season as well!
Enigma’s arch rival (you guessed it, opposite Enigma) seems to have a lot of traction with tourists as it provides a inside area (with a dancing pole if you re drunk enough) and comfy couches outside (in case you want to pass out).
9 recommandé par les habitants
Koo Club
404 25is Martiou
9 recommandé par les habitants
Enigma’s arch rival (you guessed it, opposite Enigma) seems to have a lot of traction with tourists as it provides a inside area (with a dancing pole if you re drunk enough) and comfy couches outside (in case you want to pass out).
Worth to visit this new, modern and excellent quality producer of Santorini Assyrtiko wines by the brand name "Vassaltis". Recommend to call them before visiting at +30 2286 022211. Or browse the web: www.vassaltis.com
Vassaltis Vineyards
Worth to visit this new, modern and excellent quality producer of Santorini Assyrtiko wines by the brand name "Vassaltis". Recommend to call them before visiting at +30 2286 022211. Or browse the web: www.vassaltis.com

Entertainment & Activities

Aegean Divers is a Dive Center and Dive Shop. The only one diving center in Santorini offers you 37 different diving spots. They offer individual and group dive packages, discovery scuba diving for beginners, boat dives for certified divers, SSI and PADI certification courses up to Divemaster level and various specialized diver courses. Call them: + 30 22860 33201
Aegean Divers Santorini
Aegean Divers is a Dive Center and Dive Shop. The only one diving center in Santorini offers you 37 different diving spots. They offer individual and group dive packages, discovery scuba diving for beginners, boat dives for certified divers, SSI and PADI certification courses up to Divemaster level and various specialized diver courses. Call them: + 30 22860 33201

Shopping

It is near, has ample parking and can find all super market items plus fresh fruits & vegetables.
Denaxás
It is near, has ample parking and can find all super market items plus fresh fruits & vegetables.
A main winery to visit and taste and buy good local wine.
Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
A main winery to visit and taste and buy good local wine.