We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

766 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 661: English reviews
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 26 September 2012

We stayed at villa llias for 4 nights. We had the most memorable stay. It is perfectly located away from the hustle and bustle at the same not very far from the restaurants /shops. We could enjoy undisrupted caldera view as well as the sea view from the balcony. It was always very quiet at the villa which made me...

Thank Rippy S
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 September 2012

We stayed at Villa Ilias for our wedding anniversary in Sept 2012. We were given discounted rates plus a complimentary pickup from the airport to Villa Ilias for the rooftop room. (paying cash.. it was another 5% disc). The room is quite small & compact with kitchenette BUT with private balcony overlooking the sea & caldera plus 2 private sun...

2Thank Herwati
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Mr. George and family were very nice. Enjoyed stay and sunset view. Great spread of breakfast. We stayed in the room by the pool. Walk to Fira was a good experience. We also went to Oia for sunset. Hired car for a day to visit different beaches.

Thank tvvakil
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Our favorite accommodation of our holiday on the Greek islands! Very friendly staff, delicious healthy breakfast every morning, stunning view of the caldera and sunset. Firostefani is a great location too -- just far enough from the tourist traps of Fira, but close to the activity of it all and easy to get to Oia and Fira.

Thank Jacqueline E
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 8 September 2012

We stayed at this resort for a week (Aug 18-25/12) to explore the island of Santorini. Upon our arrival from the main road there was really nothing that highlighted the special qualities that this Villa had to offer. It was only after the friendly and informative reception from Pauline who took us to our room that we realized we booked...

1Thank Ricardo_Montobahn
Reviewed 7 September 2012

My partner and I stayed here at the end of August 2012. We had a 'superior room with caldera view'. We were on the top floor and had our own balcony which overlooked the pool, deck and had a view along the edge of the island down to Fira town and also an excellent view of the sea and the...

2Thank MrFantasticFox
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Extremely friendly staff, amazing view (we were lucky to have a view out of our room), nice pool, good breakfast, comfortable bed, TV/DVD (borrow DVD's from reception), hotel happy to book restaurants/taxi's etc, room/bathroom a bit small, but as to be expected in Santorini, we only ended up leaving our room 3 times in the 3 days we were there!...

Thank weisken
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 21 August 2012

My husband and I recently visited Santorini and opted to stay just outsıde Fıra at thıs gem of a hotel. When we booked on bookıng.com the descrıptıon read 'room wıth caldera vıew' and we were really excıted however the vıew from our room was of the pool and deck. Apparently the upper floor rooms wıth actual vıews are 'superıor' rooms,...

Thank CB91910
Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 10 August 2012

We stayed here in July 2012 for 4 nights. We got the exclusive room with caldera view. We had the entire top floor. Granted the room itself was tiny, but we had the entire rooftop terrace to ourselves complete with chairs and a table and lounge chairs. We loved the privacy of it and having 360 degree views was awesome!...

Thank AmySchmiesing
Hugo, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 August 2012

My wife and I stayed 3 nights the third week in June and had a wonderful experience. Pauline and George were great hosts: friendly, helpful, and personable. The Villa Ilias is a small, cozy, family run place with spectacular views of the caldera. I read the many positive reviews before we left on our trip to Greece, and I can...

Thank nrokke

996 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (777)
View from Room (146)
Pool/Beach Area (74)
Hotel & Grounds (148)
Room/Suite (116)
Dining (30)
Bathroom (13)
Videos (1)
Other (249)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

All TripAdvisor Photos (194)
Exclusive Caldera View (35)
Ilias Monadikos Suite (59)
Pool (16)
Dining (14)
Standard Side View (36)
The Hotel (34)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (25)
View from Room (2)
Room/Suite (4)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Dining (4)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Bathroom (1)
Other (9)
09/04/2017 10/04/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Firostefani
0.0 km away
Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments
0.9 km away
Evgenia Villas & Suites
0.0 km away
Ira Hotel & Spa
Ira Hotel & Spa
#7 of 21 in Firostefani
454 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.3 km away
Aressana Spa Hotel and Suites
6.1 km away
Oia's Sunset Apartments
6.0 km away
Grand View Hotel
Grand View Hotel
#1 of 7 in Megalochori
443 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Damigos family has been a part of Santorini history for over a century. Villa Ilias is the former residence of one of our ancestors, George Ilias Damigos. It is built on this specific location to capture breathtaking views that are unique only to Villa Ilias and perched 1,000 feet above the Aegean Sea and the most famous volcano in the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel

Address: Firostefani 84700, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
Price Range: $120 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com and Agoda so you can book your Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Villa Ilias Hotel Firostefani
Ilias Hotel Firostefani
Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel Santorini/Firostefani
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Firostefani
#3 Family Hotel in Firostefani
#3 Romantic Hotel in Firostefani
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel staff and other travellers.
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Best views”
 of 5 bubbles auckland2013, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we chose room with balcony and lovely view of town and caldera”
 of 5 bubbles 252martinc, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best views, kindest staff”
 of 5 bubbles jamiel507, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best Room is the Roof top with the private balcony with the best view! It is worth the extra cost.”
 of 5 bubbles jgleason4, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to get the room on the second floor with a balcony facing the town and the window facing the volcano, see our pictures below.”
 of 5 bubbles tsanlis, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
* /night
View Deal
View all 7 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates