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Heliophos

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Foinikia, Oia 84702, Greece
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Ranked #20 of 30 Oia B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Very nice location, really beautiful place! Sofia, the owner, is really kind and helpful! She gave us all the information we needed about the island, where to eat, what to see etc... The breakfast was really delicious, with fresh bread, a variety of jams, yogurt and local products of Santorini. Our room was really comfortable and beautifully decorated! The decoration... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Well we did pay the cheapest price so I suppose we got the cheapest room. I think all the other happy reviews are from the lucky ones that did get the rooms as advertised and the unhappy customers got the same small dated room. It is in a nice place and I dont think the walk into Oia was that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We stayed at Heliophos for three days. The room was nice, each room has it's own patio or balcony. These are old houses built into the hillside turned into a lovely bed and breakfast. Very charming! When we arrived we were disappointed to find that the air-conditioning advertised was in fact "natural A/C" owing to the fact that the rooms... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We loved Heliophos when we last stayed in Santorini. The owner was very welcoming and helpful and the accommodation very reasonably priced compared to other hotels or guest houses in Oia. Yes you do not have the view of the volcano as other- much more expensive places- boost but you can walk easily to the centre of Oia and still... More

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Roma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

So cute!!!!! Loved this hotel. It gave me the real Greek experience I was looking for. It's a cute Greek cave. Me and my girlfriends loved it and tried to take pictures but they did not do it any justice. The owner was very sweet and the breakfast was good and made you feel at home. She made lots of... More

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Athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

I stayed 5 days with my grown up daughters in a nice 2 bedrum appartment with a little veranda with a view of the village and the sea. The village of Foinikia is beautiful and peaceful, abount 15 minutes walking distance from Oia. It has not Oia's stunning views to the caldera, but it is very quite and to me... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2010

I stayed with four friends in one house for nearly a week last month. The Heliophos is a bit of a challenge to find - after exiting the bus at Finikia we wandered down many a cobbled lane for quite some time. After asking some locals for directions and finally spotting a tiny sign we arrived, sweaty and cranky, at... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

After reading the tripadvior reviews and their website Heliophos looked to be a charming cave house experience, but it fell far short. I suppose if you're a backpacker on a tight budget and the choice is here or a hostel, then maybe you go with this, but in any other situation I would choose anything else. While the owner is... More

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foinikia, Owner at Heliophos, responded to this review

I feel thankfull for these comments ,because I can spot points of my services wich can improuved ! For instance , to be certain that all visitors know how to use air condition system wich is located in EVERY ROOM of the property, Or to supervise them not to leave personnal items at common use places like the kitchen or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

We stayed five nights with a family with three children in two apartments at Heliophos. We enjoyed the interior, location and the general atmosphere at the apartments. The apartments are build onto the hill and resemble the typical cave houses at Santorini. There is a shared kitchen and outside terrace for breakfast and dinner. This allows for interactions with other... More

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

A nice surprise! Beautiful place, peaceful, lovely with taste and Sofia is a plus! Recommended for a special holiday in a special place!!

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Also Known As:
Heliophos Santorini/Oia, Greece
Address: Foinikia, Oia 84702, Greece
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Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Heliophos 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional SANTORINI vacation away from masses. Just 1.5 kms from the famous Oia, with the indescribable view of the largest volcanic caldera in the world, the small village of Foinikia, inhabited mostly by locals, remains in ancient times, before the tourist rush. The villagers with their donkeys, farm laborers and women who talk to their white houses, form a unique atmosphere. Studios Heliophos, in the heart of the village, has been renovated with great respect for rural life, and offers holiday really very quiet, apart from the crowds of tourists, but not far from the commercial and tourist center of Oia or surrounding sandy beaches at 3 kms (Note that inside the volcanic caldera of Santorini no beaches, which are only found around the island). Location: The village Foinikia is 1.5 km from OIA and caldera of Santorini, 15 km from the airport. At 100 meters there is free parking, local bus stop agency and rental cars and motorbikes. Rooms: Each studio decorated with taste, has its own veranda with view, Satellite TV, CD player and radio and are air - conditioned. Wi-Fi Internet. The kitchen is equipped (Coffee maker, toaster, electric plates-fridge), always full of required for complete breakfast included in the price (milk-coffee-orange juice-butter-buns-jam). Possibility of use the large terrace and large communal kitchen, washing machine, dryer and linen included. Bathrooms: private bath with shower, hair dryer, hot water. ... more   less 
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