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Hara’s houses Imerovigli . Santorini . Greece              

Hara’s houses is a private complex of five self-catered studios, sharing a small swimming pool, at the edge of the rock. They belong to the Imerovigli village, the highest point on the rim of the Caldera, with its winding paths and exceptional views.

The coloured strata of the volcanic rock and the lava stone have been an inspiration for a complete restoration - by the well-known architect of the island, Kyros Pagkalidis - of an authentic cave house dug into the steep rocky terrain, accompanied by cubical and vaulted roof houses, all of typical Santorini architecture. The roof of one is the veranda of the next one above, connected and divided with steps and paths, giving a status of a multi-dimensional property.

The owners Hara and Nikos bought this unique piece of land back in 1988 just after they got married. It was their last piece of Greece before they immigrated to London, UK and it was treasured with their savings from medical training jobs as young doctors. It was not until the late 1990s that they visited the island again, this time with their four young children, when they realized that there was no spot like this anywhere they had travelled before. Fate brought them to meet their architect and they all embarked in a long and difficult project to create what is today ‘Hara’s houses’. It took almost 10 years to complete due to the peculiarities of the terrain and the difficulties in access. The family still lives abroad and they come to Santorini as often as possible, summer or winter. Dimitris is now a young doctor, Yannis and Markos are studying medicine and the younger daughter Athena is studying math, art and dance. They love their studios in Imerovigli and come every holiday with their friends. The studios have their names and for them this is their greek corner that they love and cherish.

Hara's houses are managed by Anna, Hara’s sister, who -when not in Santorini or else in the world :-) - lives and works in Athens as an independent Creative Consultant.
The whole family hopes you will also discover the beauty of this wonderful part of the world and they wish you a pleasant and memorable stay in their homes.

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