Need to know
Noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $298.90 (€265), excluding tax at 13 per cent.
Rates usually include a breakfast of home-baked bread and pastries, cereal, fruit juices, eggs, bacon, cold cuts, cheese, fresh tomato and cucumber from the garden, and olives gathered by the owners.
Vino House’s owners know the island inside-out and will happily point you to the best sailing tours, donkey treks and helicopter rides.
Vino Houses closes from 1 November to the end of March every year.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: kitchenette, flatscreen TV, minibar, air-conditioning, tea and coffee, Yves Rocher toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Blessed with hydro-massage plunge pools, Vino Houses’ three whitewashed villas are a masterclass in pared-down Cycladic architecture. If you’re travelling with a pack, each sleeps up to four on the plumpest of beds. They’re elegantly dressed with contemporary putty-coloured furnishings and a scattering of handpicked earthenware nodding to the island’s ancient past. If pressed, we’d opt for the Vinsanto villa, perfectly poised at the top of the complex for uninterrupted sea views and spectacular sunrises from the front patio.
There’s no spa as such, but staff will happily arrange in-room massages, manicures and pedicures by local therapists, as well as yoga classes should you want to work on your sun salutations.
Poolside lounging calls for carefree kaftans; bring flat sandals with a good grip for Oia’s central marble-paved street.
The villa’s kitchenettes are kitted out with a full cooking station and a sink – everything you need to rustle up simple Mediterranean fare from the island’s sun-kissed produce. Vino Houses can organise a crash course in Greek cuisine.
Small dogs are welcome, and can stay for free. See more pet-friendly hotels in Santorini.
Welcome. Free cots, high chairs and toys can be requested, and babysitting arranged for €40 an hour.
Vino Houses takes a holistic approach to treating our planet kindly. Much of the kitchen’s seasonal produce is grown in the garden, with any food waste going to the neighbours’ animals. Plastic and glass are recycled; wastewater is used to irrigate plants.