Mansion Sophia was built around the mid-19th century and inhabited by one of the feudal landlords of the island at that time. These merchants and land barons became wealthy exporting the unique Vinsanto wine the island still produces. Trade brought wealth which in turn brought the Mansion Houses. Many of the church bells which still toll in the village today are from Russia and have a very distinct clarity. Up until fifteen years ago the house was still occupied by one of the descendants of the Akila family, after which the villa is named. She refused to allow modern technology to enter the house, and lived happily with no electricity collecting her water in the well after each winter rain. Mansion Sophia now has the luxury of all modern conveniences, including electricity and running water, but retains the character and style of the original house.
The imposing wooden entrance gates of Mansion Sophia conceal a secluded and quite private courtyard, complete with a swimming pool, outdoor furniture and hammock. As alluded to already, this mansion has all the technology you’ll need during your stay including Wi-Fi access, satellite television and DVD player.