The main terrace of Cottage DionysusVilla Dionysus (highlighted), with the San Domenico Palace Hotel in the foreground
Cottage Krater ~ Central Luxury
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2 beds
1 bath
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1 bath
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Cottage Krater is a luxury, secluded cottage lounging on a gardened terrace high upon Monte Tauro in Central Taormina.

The cottage is part of a larger property of a main house and two seperate cottages each with their own gardens and terraces.

The space

Affectionately known as 'Cottage Krater', after the sumptuous and symposial dinner parties held on the main property's Grand Terrace for friends and family by the owner, the cottage is part of the home of a working Anglo-Greek novelist and is available as a comfortable retreat for all travellers and sojourners.

Whilst favourably secluded on a quiet, lush hillside below Via Roma, the villa is also a mere three minutes’ walk from the main Corso Umberto: the central tourist artery in Taormina and home to its restaurants, bars, boutiques and other attractions.

The villa is also just three minutes’ walk from the public gardens and Greek theatre and ten minutes from the cable car down to Isola Bella.

Note: when the main house is not occupied, Cottage Kraters guests are welcome to make use of the villa's excellent range of shared and private dining and relaxation areas, including a large twenty person dining table, a six person frescoed dining table, various tea tables, lounge chairs, sun bathing furniture, barbecue area, breakfast table and more besides.

The villa's personal staff will be also be pleased to help arrange local tours, excursions, shopping trips, theatre tickets and anything else that might make your stay in Taormina more comfortable.

A housekeeper and gardener has access to the property, you will be carefully informed of their working hours.

The villa can arrange for the following staff to visit you at the villa:

> Masseuse
> Beautician
> Personal trainer
> Tennis coach
> Private chef

Amenities include:

~ Barbecue*
~ Garden furniture
~ Washing machine*
~ Fridge
~ Boxing Bag*

*When the main house is unoccupied this cant be used.

Guest access

The whole of Cottage Krater is available to guests & also the grand terrace which is communal & accessible for cottage guests when the main villa is unoccupied.

Interaction with guests

The villa's personal assistant will be at guests' disposal to answer any questions or to help with any requests.

Other things to note

The owner has three puppies, an akita, a Siberian husky and a chocolate labrador, these may be in the property grounds during your stay.

The property has no disabled access due to the short mountain path (two dozen steps) and three starred terraces which you must descend to reach the cottage.


House Rules
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 1PM

Due to the associated cleaning and other staffing costs, we require full check strictly by 12 Noon.

We reserve the discretion to charge €25 per hour for late check outs. The full €25 will be charged for any part of an extra hour that guests remain. Thus if a guests checks out at 1.30pm the charge will be €50. We prefer such payments to be made in cash, but if this is not convenient or volunteered then make the charge directly through Airbnb".

Check in is strictly between 4pm and 8pm. We require at least 2 hours prior notice of the specific time that you wish to check in. If you wish to check in after 8pm then we still require the 2 hours prior notice and will charge €20 for the out of hours check in. This fee will be required in cash at the time of check in.

At our discretion, you may leave bags with us prior to the official check in time. There is a €15 charge for early bag drops, payable in cash at the time of the drop off".

No smoking (smokers: smoking outside areas, cigarette butts and ash belongs in the ashtray & smokers clean after themselves)

Music is fine, but must not be so loud as to disrupt the neighbours or neighborhood.

The alcohol collection in the main house is private and not to be used by guests without permission from the host.

Toilets: Please do not put sanitary products or napkins in the toilet
If we find that blockages or plumbing issues have been caused by items (other than toilet paper) being placed in the toilet, guests will be responsible for paying for any damage.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


8 Reviews

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Sierra User Profile
May 2017
This place was absolutely breath taking! And, it is quite central to everything in town! The host was very helpful to us as well! Highly recommend staying here!!!

Orlane User Profile
August 2016
i definitly recommand Eros place, it's 1 minute by walk from the center, quiet place with an unbelievable view on the sea. we loved it

Jade User Profile
August 2016
Eros went above and beyond to make sure our stay was wonderful. He was always available if we needed anything and checked in on us regularly to ensure we were looked after. The location was fantastic! 2 mins from the main part of town, walking distance to the Greek theatre. It is a bit of a long steep walk to Isola Bella beach, or a short walk and long-ish wait for the cable car down. Be prepared for lots of steps! (Anywhere in Taormina!) We found the hop-on-hop-off bus to be a good option to get everywhere. Giardini-Naxos was a nicer beach in our opinion. The apartment was equipped with everything we needed - amazing views, very hospitable host - only minor complaint was unfortunately during our 5 night stay it was not cleaned at all, and we needed to ask for towels and a bin liner - but they were quickly and happily provided when we did ask. Would recommend staying here to be close to everything but slightly out of the hustle and bustle.

Mikkel User Profile
July 2016
Eros was a super friendly and extremely service minded host and his house has a stunning view and atmosphere. Eros helped us locate an apartment in 'inner city' and even helped looking after our dog, whilst being in Taormina. Couldn't have asked for more.

Lara User Profile
October 2015
I had a perfect stay at Cottage Dionysus. The house is lovely and the enormous terrace overlooking the cliffs is just incredible. It's in an ideal location, an easy walk to the main street and Teatro Greco. Although Eros was in England at the time, he made sure to make me feel welcome by phone, giving me directions when I arrived and checking in to see if I needed anything. I would absolutely recommend staying here and wish I could have stayed longer!

Caroline User Profile
October 2015
Taormina was our last stop after touring Sicily - it's just very unfortunate we were only staying for 2 nights. Eros was a very courteous host and his place is absolutely gorgeous, with fantastic views over the bay. It's just two minutes from the centre of town, and yet very quiet at night. I also felt at ease in Eros's company - it's about the best compliment I can give a host! (He has a super collection of books, too...)

Annelise User Profile
September 2015
Lord Eros extended the more than welcoming disposition as we arrived to Villa Dionysus. The villa is beyond beautiful, and the terrace probably has the best view in Taormina. The location of the villa is perfect, a 2-minute walk from the city center. Lord Eros made us feel at home and we would highly recommend staying at this villa if you are visiting Taormina.

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