A group of 6 of us were island hopping around Greece for a couple of weeks and Caldera Studios was our first stop.
Koula (pronounced Koola) is a fantastic host and even before I got there we were emailing away arranging our stay. A free transfer is organised which is great to relieve any stress when you arrive to try and find your destination.
Caldera Studios is based on the Caldera a vast cliff face which surrounds Santorini. If you are going to Santorini you will definitely visit this, but believe me when I say there is nothing more amazing than sipping a drink in a hot tub watching the sun go down, an experience I am unlikely to forget thanks to the wonderful Caldera Studios.
As there were 6 of us we rented 3 rooms, the top studio, the triple and a double. As it stood we probably could of just rented the suite which slept 4 and the triple, however the prices for the rooms are really good, and Koula even dropped the price for us when she realised there was only 6 of us, which she didn't have to do at all!! The rooms are cleaned daily and are fairly comfortable. If you have the suite you get the fabulous balcony which borders with the shared hot tub, as a group this was amazing to eat breakfast on, I am actually sad to not be there right now!
The location is AMAZING, you are close to everything, the bus station, market, shops, restaurants and bars. We didn't need to hire a car and it was quiet at night. Yes there are steps to the place, but unless you have huge difficulties walking they wont bother you, plus you are on a Greek island, steps are inevitable! Caldera Studios has staff that carry your suitcases up and down these stairs, so really there is nothing to worry about!
I cannot describe how amazing the host Koula is. She sat us down and explained where everything was on the island and how to get there. One of the rooms had a minor fault with the air con, but this was sorted out straight away. She recommended many things to us, however she wasn't ever pushy to try and get us to visit places or buy trips. She is so amazing that when we went to our next hotel on the isle of Ios there was a bottle of wine and a bowl of fruit waiting for us at the hotel bar!!! She had rang ahead and ordered it for us! Amazing!
If you want somewhere that will give you value for money, an experience you will never forget and a fantastic holiday, then this is it!
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