Ilivatos Villa


In ancient Greece, the word Ilivatos referred to steep, rocky cliffs that could only be reached by the rays of the sun. It was thus used to describe the place where the throne of Zeus was located, at the highest peak of Mount Olympus.

Echoing the myth that inspired its name, villa Ilivatos is situated on a steep slope hovering about 165m above sea level, right at the rim of a volcanic caldera. The villa’s privileged location offers viscerally breathtaking views of the Aegean that extend all the way to the neighboring island of Thirasia.

Originally built in 1999, this four-bedroom residence is a modern interpretation of Santorini’s vernacular architecture that calls for cube-shaped dwellings piled one on top of the other to resist the gale-force winds. The villa comprises two independent living spaces and a guest studio, all bundled together and laid out in three levels. The irregular form of the structure has been utilized to create space for terraces that are fitted with lounge and dining settings to encourage indoor-outdoor living.

Inside the house, the ambience is breezy and welcoming. The spotless white-washed walls are pierced by blue windows that modulate the influx of sunlight while framing spectacular views of the sea beyond. Mindful of the island’s understated aesthetic, the décor forgoes dazzling distractions in favor of unpretentious charm, allowing the views to take center stage. Natural materials and traditional furniture are used to recreate the intentional informality of a loving summer home, an island haven that invites you to walk around barefoot and spend lazy afternoons soaking up the rugged, captivating beauty of the volcanic landscape.


(01/10 - 30/04)



(01/05 - 30/06 & 01/09 - 30/09)



(01/07 - 31/08)


Services & Amenities:
  • Air-condition
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • TV/ CD player
  • Bathroom heater hanger
  • Daily cleaning
  • À la cart breakfast
  • Transfer to/ from airport
  • Car rental
  • Ammoudi 0,5 km
  • Columbo beach 4,2 km
  • Fira 10 km
  • Santorini International Airport 11 km
  • Santorini port 9,7 km

Villa Ilivatos is a 120 sq.m. residence comprising two separate villas and an independent guest house, offering maximum privacy for large families and groups of friends. The Villa features 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 guests.

Ilivatos A
  • Living room with double sofa-bed
  • Loft with double bed
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Dining area for 6
  • Bathroom
  • Access to ground level terrace
Ilivatos B
  • Living room
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Dining area for 4
  • 2 Double bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Access to ground level terrace
Upper Level Guest House
  • Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Private terrace
Rules & regulations
  • All rates include taxes
  • Rates include transfer upon arrival (we can also arrange transfer upon departure with an extra cost upon request) as well as breakfast, daily maid service & beach towels.
  • Rates refer to maximum accommodation for 10 guests
Special requests

If you have any specific needs or requests please make sure to notify us at the time of booking. We will always try to meet your needs if possible (extra services may include transportation, preparation of breakfast, special provisions, etc).


Check-in is at 13:00 the earliest
Check-out is at 12:00 the lates

Booking terms

A deposit of 30% is required in order to confirm the reservation.The outstanding balance should be paid no later than the date of arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Since we are a small business and we have a high demand for our accommodation we must enforce a strict cancellation policy. In case of cancellation by the guest, the following applies:

  • For cancelations more than 8 weeks before arrival 80% of the total cost is refunded
  • For cancelations 6 to 8 weeks before arrival 60% of the total cost is refunded
  • For cancelations 4 to 6 weeks before arrival 40% of the total cost is refunded
  • For cancelations 2 to 4 weeks before arrival 20% of the total cost is refunded
  • For cancelations made less than 2 weeks before arrival or in case of no-show there is no refund

In case that unforeseen events force us to cancel a reservation, any amount paid by the guest for the reservation will be refunded in full. We will however not be held liable for any cancellation charges for travel arrangements.

Force Majeure: This means that we will provide compensation if you have to cancel or change your travel arrangements because of war, riot, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances that may amount to force majeure.

Insurance issues

The guests are responsible for – and recommended to procure – their own insurance coverage against theft, personal accidents, trip cancellation etc. Due care must be taken during the entire stay and children should not be left unattended. Valuables are left in the villa at the guests’ own risk. Ilivatos will not assume any responsibility for any personal or material damage or loss due to the above-mentioned or any similar type of accidents or incidents