A magical place with the most charming and welcoming owner. Katerina arranged for transport from the Airport, met us from the taxi arriving and saw that our luggage was taken to the villa. She then gave us a quick guided tour, suggested where to eat, and arranged to see us the next day.
The villa was compact, but felt spacious, things to eat in the fridge, for snacks and for breakfast. A wonderful welcome!
The next day was so hot! Gorgeous view from the small terrace. We spent all our time there. Katerina showed us round the downstairs villa, much larger, but upstairs was so charming, we preferred to stay there! A problem with the bed, so very hard! But, Katerina arranged to put a mattress topper on it, much better! Nothing was too much trouble for her.
If you have never been to this Island, she will look after you.
Organise trips, boat excursions, anything you require, without it costing a fortune!
Oia itself is stunning, loads of steps to get anywhere, but tht's part of the charm, if... Your knees can take it. People are very friendly and helpful, but, oh the tourists! Way too many, mainly Japanese and American, taking endless selfies everywhere! Littering the streets, so you cannot move past them. Trespassing on private property, climbing on peopls roofs to get the perfect ego trip shot. Many with a personal photographer, photo shoots all over the place, all trying to star in their own movie. Very sad indeed.
Sadly we did not get a chance to see anything more of the Island, as on the 3rd day, I came down with a bug from Hell, high temp, chest infection etc.
So unfinished business in Santorini!
Would love to return. Katerina and her staff are marvellous!
- 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