Native Eco Villas

Native Eco Villas

How compatible are luxury and ecology? Very much and in a wonderful way at Santorini’s Native Eco Villas! The three villas sit very near to Santorini’s capital Fira, in the village of Imerovigli, blending simple Cycladic architecture with eco-friendly fittings and furnishings to create a superb stay on the island.

GREEN PHILOSOPHY

Embracing local architectural tradition and modern eco technology, the three separate villas have preserved the bioclimatic architecture inspired by cave-style dwellings of Santorini. You’ll definitely fall in love with the natural bedding from notable brand Cocomat, nature-based toiletries, indigenous plants on the premises, and the delicious breakfast basket on request with local products. The breakfast basket, by the way, features homemade marmalades (e.g. fig, Santorini tomatoes, Greek strawberry), as well as country eggs along with pastries from the local bakery.

Behind the scenes there are also many green steps that the owners have taken: high-tech insulation, double-glazed windows with wooden frames no less, eco-friendly Jacuzzis with special covers that harvest the heat of the sun and radically reduce heating costs, energy efficient heat pumps and appliances, water aerators, a towel reuse program, and rain collection from the roofs. The last three are essential for an island that doesn’t have much water. The staff even cleans with vinegar rather than caustic cleaners and uses recycled paper when needed. All these and more place these villas among the most environmentally friendly on the island.

ECO CANAVA

The Eco Canava Villa came to life using Greek and local building materials and natural fittings, from wood and sea-grass baskets to linen covers and ecological paint. There’s even an original Santorini wine press that punctuates the minimalist décor (in case you didn’t know, Santorini is famous for its wines). Like in ancient times on the island, this villa has many outdoor seating areas – along with an eco-Jacuzzi – so that you can bask in the sun and enjoy the views. Note the traditional cave architecture of Santorini, which is bioclimatic and keeps the space cool during hot summer months. They villa can sleep up to four and has a kitchenette that overlooks the stunning Santorini caldera.

NATIVE ECO RESIDENCE

This particularly gorgeous villa was once an old island home and has been completely renovated with in an eco-friendly philosophy, giving it a new life and taking advantage of the stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, connect to a stylish living space with a dining area and a sea-view terrace that also features a Jacuzzi. Throw pillows and linen cushions make the seating area particularly inviting, with lots of sunshine and large windows that afford Caldera views that Santorini is so famous for.

NATIVE ECO VILLA

If you like larger spaces, this two-floor villa with an inside spiral staircase is for you. The four bedrooms, each with their respective bathroom, create the sense of two connected apartments spread evenly across two different floors, complete with their own living rooms and kitchens. Once again, the furniture and fittings have an environmentally friendly flair to them, so does the wooden porch and two eco-Jacuzzis. The larger living-dining area on the lower floor is where both parties can get together for home-made Mediterranean-style meals or cocktails. Noteworthy are the Dali-esque lamps made by a local craftsman. The outstanding sea views add the cherry on the cake!

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