Mythique Villas & Suites in Oia, Santorini

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: November 5, 2018

Review of Mythique Villas in Oia, Santorini.

Mythique Villas Santorini – Three spacious luxury villas with caldera views and private pools in a quiet neighborhood just outside of Oia.

This private collection of villas has one, two, and three-bedroom units, ideal for couples or families. Ample villas range from 80 to 110 sqm interiors, and have their own private pools overlooking the caldera with stunning views throughout the property of Skaros Rock, the volcano, and Thirassia. The villas feature traditional white, boxy, Cycladic architecture with marble and lava rock accents, designer furnishings, and large glass doors facing the sea and opening to private terraces. Service is completely personalized, and though this is a self-catering hotel, staff is always capable and available to handle any request, or to arrange exclusive experiences.

Mythique Villas Santorini – Location

  • Area: The villas sit just above the caldera on the Oia-Fira Trail, just south of the entrance to Finikia village, one of the very first medieval settlements on the island. The area is much more private and quiet than anywhere inside Oia, but it may feel a little remote for some. There are several fantastic restaurants and a bus stop within a 10 minute walk of the hotel, while Oia’s best-known attractions are about 20 to 25 minutes’ walk away.
  • How to Get There: The villas are situated right along the main road connecting Oia and Fira, near the walking trail, making it easy to get to whether arriving by bus, taxi, or driving yourself. There are always buses at the ferry port for every ferry arrival, as well as buses departing hourly from the airport (both buses will stop in Fira, where you’ll get a different bus to Oia – the entire trip from port or airport to Oia will take at least an hour). Taxis are also available from the port or airport, though there are only about 25 taxis serving the whole island, so there is often a wait; schedule ahead to avoid this – or rent a car. A taxi from the airport to Mythique Villas and Suites will cost roughly €25. A taxi from the ferry port to Mythique will cost roughly €30. For those driving themselves, Mythique offers free parking on site.
  • Handy To: Finikia village (6-minute walk), the start of Oia’s marble pedestrian path (shopping, dining, bars, 11-minute walk), and Domaine Sigalas winery (18-minute walk).

Mythique Villas Santorini – The Basics

  • Ages: All ages are allowed at the hotel, and kids under 5 stay free. Guests tend to be a good mix of families on vacation (especially in the summer months), and couples celebrating honeymoons or anniversaries.
  • Beach: The closest swimming spot (though it is not a proper beach) is at Ammoudi Bay, the port immediately below Oia, 2.2 kilometers (31-minute walk) from the hotel. This is a popular spot for swimming and cliff diving; though it’s too rocky and small to do much lounging. Ammoudi Bay is the main port of Oia, and is served by several spectacular seafood restaurants. It’s a steep trek down and back again, but it’s relatively easy to catch a cab at the bottom to bring you back up the hill. (Buy a snack at one of the restaurants, and the waiter will be happy to call one for you.)
  • View: Gorgeous views over the caldera to Skaros Rock, Thirassia Island, and the volcano.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: All villas have a private (unheated) swimming pool.
  • Parking: Free parking onsite.
  • Extras: Complimentary drive to Oia, private helipad.
  • When to Book: The hotel operates from May 1 to October 31. Reserve at least 3 months in advance (4 months is better) for stays during high season from June through September, and about 2 months in advance for the low and shoulder seasons.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +30 22860 72363
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.mythiquesantorini.com/

Mythique Villas Santorini – Amenities

  • Pool: All villas have their own private pools. There is no shared pool.
  • Spa: No spa, they can arrange in-room massage on request.
  • Fitness Center: No gym, but they can arrange yoga on request.
  • For Disabled Guests: The villas sit on the caldera, and have stairs to access each one but no elevator. There are fewer stairs here than in most caldera properties, making this suitable for those with mild mobility issues, but the villas are not wheelchair accessible.
  • For Families: This is an all-ages property, and kids under 5 stay free. Villa Aspa sleeps up to 4 guests, and Villa Estia sleeps up to 5.
  • Other Facilities: Private helipad, free parking, Bulgari amenities.

Mythique Villas Santorini – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: There is no restaurant onsite; these are self-catering villas. They can arrange private, al fresco dinners on request.
  • Breakfast: A rich, customizable, complimentary breakfast is served to each villa daily.
  • Room Service: For breakfast only.

Mythique Villas Santorini – Rooms

  • Room Types: Villa Lava • Villa Aspa • Villa Estia
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking is not allowed inside any of the villas. It is allowed on the private terraces and in outdoor common areas.
  • Best Room: The best villa for couples is Villa Lava. This 80 sqm, 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom villa offers direct caldera views from the bed. It is the only villa here with a soaking tub and a steam room.
  • For Families: Villas Aspa and Estia are the best for families. Villa Aspa sleeps up to 4 guests and features 2 bedrooms (king beds in both), 2 bathrooms, and a large private pool. Villa Estia sleeps up to 5 guests with 3 bedrooms (2 kings and 1 single), 2 bathrooms, and the largest pool onsite.

Mythique Villas Santorini – Local Transport

  • Walking: The hotel is located near the entrance to Finikia village, but up the hill and overlooking the caldera. Walk 16 minutes west to get to the center of Oia, where you’ll find an endless choice of restaurants, shops, and attractions, as well as the bus terminal. Head north to find the traditional village Finikia, which has a couple of great restaurants (6-minute walk) and Sigalas winery (18-minute walk). The Oia Castle ruins are 26 minutes away, while Ammoudi Bay is just 5 more minutes past the castle at the bottom of the caldera.
  • Bus: The Finikia Bus Stop is near the entrance to Finikia village, an 8-minute walk east on the main street in front of Alonistra Oia Houses. Most buses that serve Oia also serve Finikia, except for the Baxedes bus which takes the northern route around. Buses here serve all of the major villages and beaches on the island, often with a change in Fira. Tickets are bought on board and range from €1.80 to €2.50 per person in the daytime, depending on the route. Night buses (12:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.) run less frequently and cost a little more, from €2.30 to €3.10. Buses can get very crowded, especially during the high season, so much so that they often fill to capacity and are unable to take on more passengers. There are only 23 public buses serving the island.
  • Taxis: The nearest taxi stand is at Stathmos Taxi, near the Oia Bus Terminal, 18 minutes from the villas. There is often a wait here as there are only 25 taxis serving the entire island (with guests from about 1,000 hotels, villas, and Airbnbs). Book ahead to avoid the wait, plus you can have them meet you at the Finikia Parking lot, which is much closer. There will be a small surcharge for advanced reservations and for carrying luggage, usually just a couple of Euros. The average rate to Fira is €15, and to the airport runs about €25.
  • Scooters/Motorcycles: Just don’t, unless you’re Evel Knievel! Scooters are the main mode of transportation for the locals, but if you’re unfamiliar with the terrain, it can be very dangerous. The roads here are zigzagging, hilly, narrow, and have sheer drop offs with no guardrails and no street lights in most areas. Lots of dirt roads and potholes.
  • ATVs: This is a super popular mode of transportation with tourists, but the locals absolutely hate them. They move too slowly, and hold up traffic in an area where getting around is already a hassle. ATVs with smaller motors have been banned from the roads, and a full ban is expected to pass soon.

Mythique Villas Santorini – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Lefkes: Cozy, romantic restaurant in a converted wine cellar in the charming Finikia village. 6-minute walk.
  • Meze Meze: Friendly Greek restaurant ideal for a casual, romantic night out, or a hearty lunch away from the crowds of Oia. Great sunset views from the terrace (over the Aegean, not the caldera). 6-minute walk.
  • Anemomilos Restaurant: Located next to the hotel of the same name; refreshingly local vibe, not touristy at all. Great food, friendly atmosphere. 7-minute walk.
  • Melitini: 100% Greek menu, using local Santorinian, Cycladic, and Greek ingredients only. Quaint, cozy interior and stellar caldera views from the rooftop terrace. 13-minute walk.
  • PitoGyros: Hands-down, the best gyros in Oia. Seating is limited. 17-minute walk.
  • Candouni: Cozy, family-owned restaurant with live Greek music and absolutely delicious food. 19-minute walk.
  • Roka: Authentic, Santorinian menu with solid dishes, especially the meatballs and octopus. 21-minute walk.
  • Lotza: Simple, honest Greek comfort food with stunning caldera views. 21-minute walk.
  • Ammoudi Bay Restaurants: Each of these waterfront restaurants is phenomenal, offering the freshest fish on the island. The steep 31-minute walk down takes longer coming back up, but your waiter will be happy to call you a cab.

Best Nearby Bars and Breweries

Best Nearby Cafes

  • Mes Amis: Amazing little spot on a covered patio looking over the caldera. Super casual, fantastic views, and great food. 7-minute walk.
  • Passaggio: The best coffee in Santorini, solid breakfast, killer cocktails, and pretty okay sunset views from the balcony, just a little back from the caldera. 11-minute walk.
  • Meteor: Excellent coffee and breakfast with sweeping caldera views, though a little on the pricey side. Turns into a bar at night. 21-minute walk.

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores

  • Mini Market: Near Santorini Mou Tavern. 2-minute walk
  • Perivolas Market: Perivolas Market: Small store with a decent selection of drinks, wine, and bread. 8-minute walk.
  • Elliniki Diatrofi Supermarket: Great selection of local cheeses, wine, liquor, fresh produce, and staples. Open until after midnight, sometimes as late as 2:00 a.m. 17-minute walk.
  • Proton Supermarket: Small market, but usually has the best prices. This is where most locals shop in the area. 18-minute walk.

Mythique Villas Santorini – The Hotel

The reception area is built using lava rocks while the villas feature white Cycladic style.

The exterior of Mythique’s reception area is built in a contemporary Cycladic style using lava rocks. The villas are in a more recognizable Cycladic style, seen here in white with an arched roof behind the reception. The reception office faces north, toward Finikia.

The small colorful reception is staffed 24x7.

The small, cheery reception is the only shared area in the property. A staff member is available 24 hours daily for assistance with anything at all.

The southern side of the property face the caldera and the Oia-Fira trail.

The south-facing side of the property sits above the Oia-Fira trail, with sweeping views of the caldera.

The Oia-Fira trail leads to Oia on the right and Fira on the left via Imerovigli and Firostefani.

Facing the caldera, make a right on the path to reach the heart of Oia, with shopping, dining, attractions, and a little bit of nightlife. Or take the long route to the left, and hike all the way down to Fira, via Imerovigli and Firostefani.

Even though it is the smallest, Villa Lava is very spacious.

Villa Lava is the smallest villa, designed for just 2 guests to share, but it is still a spacious 80 sqm with a private pool and caldera views.

The pool deck has a hammock and 2 sun loungers.

It features a hammock and 2 sun loungers on its terrace, along with an al fresco dining space.

Villa Lava has natural lava rock incorporated into its architecture.

It is named for its large natural lava rock, incorporated into the architecture in the area connecting the bedroom and living area with the steam room and shower.

The shower area leads to a steam room.

The shower is in the front, with the steam room just behind it.

Villa Lava features a steam room.

Villa Lava is the only villa with a steam room…

Villa Lava is the only villa with a soaking tub.

…and the only villa with a soaking tub.

The tub also offers views of the caldera.

The tub is behind the bedroom, and has clear views of the caldera.

The open layout of Villa Lava makes the room very bright.

The open-plan bedroom, living room, and dining area get a lot of light from the caldera-facing, sliding glass doors.

Villa Lava features minimal, modern and comfortable decor.

Décor is minimal yet comfortable, with a neutral palette, glass, marble, and modern lighting.

The bathroom has dual marble sinks.

The black marble dual vanity.

The bed faces the terrace and the pool.

From behind the bed, facing the door to the terrace and pool.

The medium-sized 2-bedroom Aspa Villa has a large pool with sun loungers.

Villa Aspa is the medium-sized villa, offering 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, plus a larger pool with sun loungers, and wide views over the caldera.

The Aspa Villa terrace has a poolside al fresco dining area for 4.

There is a dining table for 4 on the terrace near the pool.

The villas have a minimalistic, traditional decor.

The interior features a greyscale palette, minimal décor, and traditional built-in bed platforms and sofas.

The Aspa bedroom is very bright due to its large glass doors.

This room gets a lot of sun with its large glass doors.

The ensuite bathrooms have rock sinks and caldera views.

Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom with a natural rock sink, and views to the caldera even from here.

Both bedrooms of the Aspa Villa are almost identical.

The second bedroom mirrors the first in size, layout, and décor…

The only difference is the positioning of the bed.

…except that the bed faces toward the caldera, not the side.

Even the bathrooms are identical.

The second bathroom is the same as the first, with a rock sink and caldera view.

The largest is the Estia Villa with 3 bedrooms.

Villa Estia is the largest villa onsite, featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and more indoor and outdoor space for lounging.

Estia also has the largest pool, and amazing views of the caldera.

It boasts the largest pool on the property, with more sun loungers, and the same breathtaking view as the other villas.

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