We woke up every morning to breathtaking views of a clear blue sky and beautiful blue water, from our very own balcony. What more could you ask for?
The only thing some need to be aware of is that you do have to walk down quite a few steps to get there but how can you experience Oia any other way? Katerina our host did arrange a porter to carry our luggages (for a small price...trust me it's worth it). Also make sure you arrange with Katerina to get her to organise for a car to pick you up because there are lots of stair ways and no signs on the main road to tell you where the villas are. We learnt this the hard way. We asked the Taxi at the airport if he knew where the place was and he said 'yes' only to find ourselves dropped of at the end of the main road into Oia in the stinking hot weather (which we were unprepared for since we were in winter gear because we had come from Australia where it was winter). Luckily it was a small place where we could find a local that could send us to another local, who could direct us to another local who knew our host. Phew!
The villa is a typical cave house and so is a little dark but cooler than outside. There is aircon in the lounge which was a life saver! Our villa was had two bathrooms and had plenty of space.
Make an effort to get up early to see the sunrise because it's when the locals are out and no tourists are around. You will get to see the locals going for a morning walk, and you will get plenty of great photo opportunities without other tourists crowding for pictures. I got up early and coincidently saw the garbage bags being collected and then strapped to a donkey! That solved that mystery!
Katerina was a fantastic host. She told us where to go to eat authentic Greek food and avoid the touristy places which are also more expensive. We had a fantastic experience because of her. We ate the best food and met fantastic locals.
An absolutely beautiful place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ifestio villas are situated on the caldera's cliffs, with a breath taking view. Villa Paride 2-4 persons ( The honey-moon villa) Villa Hercules -the original cave villa- 2-6 persons, with private pool from 2018, , and Villa Agis -the biggest villa- 2-8 persons (absolute privacy)with a private pool. Here you can live your dreams! We offer everything you need to have a memorable stay ! Even free laundry ! complimentary champagne, local wine and greek sweets, free breakfast, all suggestions to do and visit the best of Santorini !! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ifestio Villas Oia, Santorini, Greece