Santorini Villas Traditional Houses has been operating since 1985. After restoring and refurbishing the interior of the building it served as furnished apartments. The building has been recognized as a traditional structure by the Ministry of Planning, Housing and Environment and its age is estimated to be 450 years.
This division consisted of seven units: the two ‘kanaves’ (wineries- space where wine was produced), the ‘rakidio’ (space where ‘tsikoudia’ also known as ‘raki’– an alcoholic beverage was produced), a house occupied by the church guards’ family, the house of the caretaker of the Sorotou family and thereafter of the Bellonia family, lastly, the home of the of the owners and a guest room.
The above mentioned areas were used once a year for a period of 1 month during the harvesting season. When grapes were harvested and wine was made.