We are happy to offer 1 night for free for room stays more than 4 nights!!!
Activities in the area: wine-tasting, cheese factory visit with tasting, thermal baths, golf, horseback riding etc.
cooking classes only on request and subjets to chef availability
Traditional Cooking & Tasting: You will learn how to cook 4 dishes, from “antipasto” to dessert. The class goes from 3pm to 6pm; the afternoon ends with a “merenda sinoira” where you can taste the dishes prepared, together with a glass of wine of the region. The cost starts from 80 euro per person (two persons minimum).
Menù and dinner “at home”: In this case you will cook with the chef a menu of 3 courses. You will receive some proposal of menu that you could personalise. At the end of the class, Bruno and I will prepare for you a table in the garden or in the wine cellar, depending on weather and we’ll serve the dishes prepared. Bruno will help you in choosing a wine to match the food. The cost of the class, including the dinner, water, coffee (wines not included) starts from 100 per person (two persons minimum).
In season (october-december) You could consider to go in person to look for truffles with our “trifolao” (truffle hunter) and his dog! Truffle Hunting, about 2 hours, 40 euro per person (minimum 2 persons)
Wine Tasting pills: to arouse your curiosity about the wonderful world of wine. In a couple of hours you can discover the fundamentals to understand the wine you are drinking, with a guided tasting of some wines from our region. about 2 hours, 40 euro per person (minimum 2 persons)
Hot Air Balloon Tour
Guided Private and Group Tours
Dinner on demand
Vessa is a hilly village on the island of Chios and belongs to the Municipality of the Mastic villages. It is situated 19kms southwest of Chios town (distance by road) in a valley which probably explains the name “Vessa” which, according to the poet Homer, means valley, and it is at an altitude of 180 metres. It is a picturesque village with narrow alleyways and traditional architecture. It is an old, medieval settlement, a typical fortress or “castle-village” and forms part of the mastic villages. These villages were built between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries by Genoese noblemen. Built in a row, the houses were joined by stone arches and formed the walls of the village. These :castle-villages” have very few entrances and a lot of churches. The Saint Dimitris Cathedral is particularly worth visiting.. The main occupation of the locals is the cultivation of mastic and olives. In the summer, the village comes to life and is full of both locals and visitors who can enjoy a meal or a drink in the village square at one of the two typical Greek cafes where the locals gather. The central position of the village gives visitors the opportunity to move around the island easily and visit the most beautiful beaches in the west of the island in a very short time.
Few hotels in Santorini can offer the view that Carpe Diem boasts: the Island surrounded by the sea seen at once on both sides. All Suites have sunset and volcano view to the West, as well as sunrise and open Aegean Sea view to the East. Up on the hilltop, the Medieval Castle of Pyrgos village rests with a sunrise spectacle relished by romantic early birds.
All Suites are complimented with luxury bath amenities, bathrobes, slippers, feather pillows and duvets. Other suite amenities include air-conditioning; satellite TV, individual CD/DVD player, dock station for music of your choice, direct dial phone, in-room safe deposit boxes, mini bar and hairdryer.
Weekly Sailing Courses
Daily Sailing Cruises to nearby islands
Excursions to local wine factories & local monuments
Fishing, Daily or Long term boat trips, Snorkeling, Bicycling.