The location of MS259 is hard to beat. Unsurpassed views overlooking the world famous Volcano, nestled in an unspoiled and discreet neighbourhood - and rather importantly - easy access to the Mansion. This translates into no endless footpaths, uphill and hard to navigate stairs to reach your accommodation. The heart of Fira or the village of Firostefani is a mere ten minute leisurely stroll away. The Mansion, family owned for centuries, boasts a rich history. The house has been reconstructed taking the form of a contemporary interpretation of the neo-classical style, which was popular amongst the affluent inhabitants of the island around the 19th century. Highlights of the home include striking domes, thick walls and vaulted ceilings – the symbiosis of old and new results in an atmosphere of understated luxury and authenticity. The d?cor is a charming and eclectic mix of family heirlooms, modern pieces, old engravings, original paintings and treasures which are a feast to the eye. The effortless style is welcoming, comforting and one feels relaxed the moment you enter. MS259 accommodates up to 8 guests and consists of the Mansion and Guest House, which has two independent cottages. The property is united around a luxuriant, sun-drenched courtyard with various outdoor seating and dining areas. Upon entering the Mansion, you immediately feel at ease. High cross-vaulted ceilings are not only a notable traditional feature, but also allows for a fresh and spacious feeling to the house. Your eye is immediately drawn to the inviting lounge with large windows and doors leading out to the verandah and that all-inspiring view. You will find two double en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor with the third double bedroom up a short flight of stairs, delighting its occupants with an uninterrupted view of the Caldera. All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and two of the bedrooms can be converted to twin bedded rooms. The great design of the home lends itself to a great indoor-outdoor flow, allowing you to enjoy the out-of-doors living. The kitchenis simple a delight. Well equipped with modern features, and quirky add-ons. One is sure to enjoy preparing light meals in this charming environment. Life in Greece -especially to the Aegean islands- is particularly appropriate for outdoor living. The property offers this opportunity to the maximum: built-in benches with comfortable sofas around wooden tables, the breakfast table with its cool and all-time classic “Kafeneion” chairs, the relaxing chaises-longue arranged on the front terrace, the open air areas shaded by either cross-vaults, pergolas or sun umbrellas, and the big outdoor polished cement table, provide the property with a variety of outdoor possibilities for any time of the day. The whole place is surrounded by islets of gardens, planted with a variety of endemic plant species: a pomegranate tree, oleanders, hibiscus and bougainvilleas along with a fan of aromatic plants, such as basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, lavender and mint. And through this charming setting we take a walk to the Guest House. The Guest House has its own easily accessible private entrance and the house consists of two levels. Upon entry you will reach the first double bedroom which has a light and airy feel. Original decorative touches, an en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and private verandah with el-fresco seating complete it perfectly. The second double bedroom is reached via an external flight of stairs, which leads you to the entrance and a wonderfully shaded courtyard. One has to feel the heat of the Greek sun on your skin, to truly appreciate the shaded reprieve. This part of the Guest House consists of two adjoining rooms. Upon entry there is a comfortable seating area and a kitchenette, perfect for preparing light snacks, and a spacious and bright double bedroom with bathroom. Both bedrooms can be turned into twin beds should you prefer. Our service is discreet, with an excellent concierge on hand to offer personalised information and an insight to the lesser celebrated parts of the island. Whether you are seeking sun drenched beaches, a family getaway, or simply savouring the view, MS259 allows for a perfect base to enjoy the Caldera on your doorstep and the numerous attractions Santorini has to offer.