OUR HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
Honeymoon Petra Villas is owned and run by a local family.
When today’s head of the family, Yiannis Renieris, embarked to work on cargo-ships in 1972, his goal was to reconstruct the village of Imerovigli that was ruined after a destructive earthquake that led to its abandonment in 1956.
After 10 years at sea and having been 3 times around the world, he achieved this goal and his parents house, the one he was born in, became after its repair the first “room to rent” in Imerovigli. Today this Villa is part of the Traditional Wing that was completed in 1987.
But all these years his dream was to create a unique establishment on a spot on the Caldera where he used to spend most of his time as a child. With a lot of help from geologists from Switzerland and architects he started an effort to build something exceptional and in total harmony with the wild beauty of the Caldera cliff, the Petra Wing. It took 55 people working for a whole year, digging into the volcanic stone by hand, to complete each one of these remarkable units.
Today Yiannis proudly welcomes his guests as if he is welcoming them to his home. And this is also the philosophy he passes on to his staff. A friendly welcome and making our guests feel at home is our priority. That, in combination with the facilities, the personalized service and the unique views, guarantee an unforgettable stay.