Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel

Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel

From the Jacuzzi, viewing the Caldera.
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4.5
#4 of 24 hotels in Firostefani
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
The location of Villa Ilias, perched 1,000 Ft above sea level, is one of the key benefits of this hotel. Those that choose to stay here are afforded breathtaking views that are unique only to Villa Ilias. More than a great location though, what distinguishes Villa Ilias from other hotels is our desire to see our guests as friends; friends who we would love to share our famous Greek hospitality with.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Car hire
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Bottled water
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Greek

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Firostefani 84700 Greece
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ck25555 wrote a review Jul 2021
Orlando, Florida52 contributions24 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Immediately upon arrival at Villa Ilias, we were greeted by Katerina. She was so friendly and seemed so genuinely excited to meet us and learn about our trip. She went above and beyond by assisting us up the stairs with our luggage, providing a tour of our room, and gave us some seriously great recommendations for food and activities.

We booked the rooftop honeymoon suite which was outstanding. The views from the villa were some of the best on the entire island. The private hot tub was cleaned for us during our trip. The cabana chairs made for a perfect day in the sun. There was plenty of room for activities on the balcony. We even had an in room couples massage on the balcony. We also got take out from local restaurants a few times and ate on the deck. The room is very private and romantic.

The location was great and quiet but still easily walkable to Fira and other restaurants in the area. The breakfast was fresh and tasted like an authentic home-made Greek breakfast. Every morning, they made a special Greek traditional meal. My favorite was the honey powdered donuts.

The pool was very nice. There is a bar and the bartender, George will make you any cocktail you want! The service was outstanding and I felt at home. George at the front was very friendly and always has a smile. Katerina is a gem and the owner is lucky to have her as a perfect compliment to the beautiful Hotel Villa Ilias. This place is an absolute winner and can’t be missed.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amanda S wrote a review Nov 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the pleasure to stay for six nights at the villa and it was beautiful! You are welcomed in open arms by George and his wife for providing vacation ideas and tips for around the island. They both have all services needed and when asked for a request, such as renting a scooter, their contact was at the hotel door within 15 minutes to rent me a scooter. Every morning you’ll be welcomed with a great breakfast of your own selection (the coffee is worth the stay mmm). The hotel is situated in the perfect location, walking distance to Fira and if you’re a hiker, to Oia (this was the highlight of my trip). Several cafes and shops in walking distance. The view from my room was on the pool (as shown on photos). The best of all, there is no need to explore the island for an amazing sunset location as it is right at the pool deck of the hotel. Amazing sunset spot!! Thank you for a great stay. Highly recommended to feel welcomed in Greece. Loved my stay!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Giorgos Damigos, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Responded Nov 3, 2020
Thank you Amanda! We are so happy that you had such a nice stay with us. Ours doors are always wide open to whom seeks for a friendly, human-sized, authentic and emotional stay. We will be very looking forward to see you coming back, anytime! All the best! Villa Ilias Team
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Tracey wrote a review Sep 2022
33 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful hotel in Firostefani, 15 min walking distance from Fira. The hotel has great restaurants and shops on the doorstep which gives you lots of choice. . We stayed in room 6 which comes with a balcony with breathtaking caldera views. The pool is lovely, and so refreshing after a busy day sightseeing. Breakfast was delicious and super fresh. Everything was sanitised, and you need to put gloves and mask to access the breakfast buffet which I think is a great practice. Every day they had a "breakfast special"along with a daily newsletter which gave this hotel that personal touch. They were always so helpful, arranging our transfers to and from the hotel. They were so quick to respond to emails/correspondence and on arrival was so informative. And the sunset is just out of this world... Honestly, it was just PERFECT. Thank you Georgios and all the staff!! Would highly recommend this hotel for a stay in Santorini.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Heather wrote a review Aug 2021
Anchorage, Alaska16 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My brother had booked this hotel. It was amazing! The fuse from the room look like something out of a postcard. The staff are so friendly And warm and welcoming. They go out of their way to make sure that your visit is impeccable and anything you need they are more than happy to help take care of for you. I would love to go back to Santorini someday and I would absolutely stay here again. Morning brunch was amazing! Location was fantastic. Rooms were very nice. Beds very comfortable. The only downside is you cannot flush toilet paper and that is true of everywhere in Santorini.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: No potable water so need bottled water. Cannot flush toilet paper down the toilet. Extremely hot...
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Elle090909 wrote a review Aug 2020
Paris, France6 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our 5-night stay at Villa Ilias at the end of July and would go back tomorrow if we could! It's a short walk from the hotel into Fira with amazing views, good restaurants and cafés along the way. Staying in Firostefani was ideal since you're away from the crowd in Fira but still able to get there easily on foot for dinner or to catch the bus. The views of the Caldera from our side-view room and the pool deck were amazing. The room was clean and included a fridge and basic eating utensils (glasses, plates and cutlery). From the breakfast and reception area you also have a breath-taking sea view of the other side of the island, which was a great surprise! The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Due to Covid 19 we had to order breakfast items ahead of time and then had them served directly. Eleni and Giorgos were so welcoming and helpful and checked in with us regularly throughout our stay. We booked a catamaran sunset cruise with their help and it was the highlight of our trip to Greece. Looking forward to going back to Vilia Ilias someday!
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Giorgos Damigos, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Responded Aug 13, 2020
Dear Elaine and Romain! Thank you so much for your wunderful post! It is really nice to have met you! We love to have guests like you! Of course ,we will be very happy to see you again at Villa Ilias! Take care!
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Veronica Tortorella wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom37 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful hotel in Firostefani, 15 min walking distance from Fira. We stayed in room 6 which comes with a balcony with breathtaking caldera views. The pool is lovely, and there is a bar to have some drinks. Breakfast was delicious and super fresh. Everything was sanitised, and you need to put gloves and mask to access the breakfast buffer which I think is a great practice. They also arranged our transfer to the hotel when we arrived at the port. And the sunset is just out of this world... Honestly, it was just PERFECT. Thank you Katerina and all the staff!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from VILLA ILIAS, Owner at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Responded Jul 31, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this and share your positive experience! We really appreciate your kind words and we are so happy you had such a lovely time with us. Hope to see you again soon! -Villa Ilias Team
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Jelena T wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very special time staying in Villa Ilias. We were very welcome, location is spot on and breakfasts were delicious. Eleni suggested routes to take and places to see and George spoiled us with omelettes and good coffee.
They even were willing to switch off lights around the pool for us so we can see shooting stars!
Thank you for having us.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Giorgos Damigos, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Our dearest friends Jelena and Robe, we will most certainly cherish all the moments we spent together! I cannot think of a better thing than sharing experiences, ideas, stories, overlooking indeed one of the best panoramas on earth! This is what we love to do here, this is the message we want to pass to everyone who chooses to stay with us... TO CREATE BONDS, between us and you visiting and among all our guests. This is what you will bring back home, this is what stays in our hearts. Thank you, you have been wonderful, a pleasure to have had around. See you very soon! A huge hug to both of you!
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Julie C wrote a review Sep 2023
Melbourne, Australia67 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 5 nights and it was the highlight of our 6 week European trip. The staff were lovely and so helpful both before and during our stay. The room we had booked was exactly as I had imagined and had wonderful views over the caldera. The room was spotless and the daily breakfast, with a special treat everyday, was more than ample. The location was perfect with a 15 minute walk to Fira, where the local bus provides easy and cheap access to other parts of the island. Plenty of restaurants and smaller cafes to choose from for eating. Overall just the BEST accommodation and staff I have dealt with when travelling. And the views were just breathtaking, no need to join the crowds at Oia to see the sunset, when front row seats are right there!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from VILLA ILIAS, Owner at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Responded Oct 21, 2023
Dear Julie, Thank you so much for such an extensive feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed Santorini and we were able to be such a positive aspect to your trip. Hoping to see you again in the future! The two Georges and Villa Ilias Team
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eemilitaa wrote a review Oct 2022
Rome, Italy324 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything was just perfect!!
Starting from the staff who was soo lovely and friendly! Willing to help with anything! We made us feel so welcome and comfortable.
The room was quiet small but had all you need! We had swimming pool and extra towels for it.
The view from the villa is just unique! The best sunsets we seen in our life!
The breakfast is super complete and they make you fresh coffee in the moment 😍, also everyday they cook a greek speciality and bring it to your table, also everyday they have a different magazine about Santorini and the place.
Just 2 min from the hotel you have a mini market very cheap and is full of restaurants or shops to eat. Then about 15/20min walking you are in the centre where all the restaurants are and the bus station to go to the beach.
Thank you soo much for treating us so well!!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tweens wrote a review Oct 2022
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom91 contributions101 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Villa Ilias is a wonderful, boutique hotel in the perfect location. Firostefani is lovely and only 15/20 minute walk into Fira where it is much busier. We really enjoyed being in this quieter area with plenty of restaurants literally a few minutes walk away. We stayed in room 12, Caldera Suite, on the ground floor with a balcony overlooking beautiful church domes and a view out to the caldera. It got the sun early in the morning so we used to enjoy our breakfast sitting here. The pool is small but never busy and we used it every day. The main path into Fira or to Oia in the opposite direction runs beside the hotel so you step straight out onto it making it easy to walk anywhere. We did the hike to Oia one morning - well worth doing.
We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Ilias and the friendly atmosphere - and fell in love with Santorini!
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Caldera Suite or rooms on 2nd floor and not ones next to the swimming pool.
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jocostain asked a question Jun 2023
Moncton, Canada252 contributions56 helpful votes
Are there lots of stairs to get to hotel? Or is it street level? Thank you
Answer from Dimitris F
8 contributions1 helpful vote
There are about tree levels to enter the hotel. There are rooms on 1st floor, ground floor and one level below. The caldera has formed the building, so any room has wonderful view. If you have a car, i think there are only 3 steps
Chademan asked a question May 2019
Perth, Australia92 contributions29 helpful votes
Is the Superior Suite too small for 4 adults?
Answer from penny herts
2 contributions
We didn't stay in the superior suite either, but if you ask the hotel they'll help you.
Answer from muse
Steamboat Springs, Colorado43 contributions117 helpful votes
Yes, Monadikos suite is fantastic. You can see forever and a hot tub is there for you!
Answer from Erin G
Portland, Maine553 contributions294 helpful votes
I would contact the hotel directly and ask. We stayed there but not in that room. It is a small place and the view is amazing from the pool area so if you are on that side I expect your view will be as well. I don’t recall huge windows anyplace. Honestly, I would expect you would spend a fair amount of your time outside so you will have the view. We LOVED it there. The BEST breakfast and Mary and the other hosts were wonderful. Great location and value! I’m jealous! Enjoy!
Dawn B asked a question Feb 2019
Bridgewater, Canada10 contributions2 helpful votes
We are booked at this hotel April 23rd. I am wondering if the pool is open this time of the year. Thanks!
Answer from Maria M Irizarry
New York City, New York340 contributions116 helpful votes
You are better off contacting the hotel. They will respond quickly! Enjoy Santorini!
HSW125 wrote a tip Oct 2023
Nottingham, United Kingdom17 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is parking. Lots of walking and steps/hills so be prepared!"
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Jeremy M wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Visit in late May before the busy season begins in mid-June!"
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570debrav wrote a tip May 2023
Ashburn28 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"May is a great time in Santorini, before the summer crowds."
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Marla Steiner wrote a tip May 2023
Sarasota, Florida48 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bar service at pool not available until 5/5/23. Monday. Take advantage of delicious breakfast!"
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Rebecca H wrote a tip Nov 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is more touristy these days, so the pool is a little more crowded. Get your spot early if you want it! "
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PRICE RANGE
C$213 - C$407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
GreeceSouth AegeanCycladesSantoriniFirostefani
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Three Bells of Fira (0.4 km), Aegean Designs (0.1 km), and Three Bells of Fira iconic viewpoint (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Romantica, Aroma Gefsis, and No Name Restaurant Santorini.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Castle of St Nicholas (6.2 km) and Cúpula azul (6.2 km).
Does Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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