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El Greco
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Fira | Box 91, Fira 84700, Greece   |  
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Ranked #41 of 76 Hotels in Fira
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Santorini”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

One of the best hotels I stayed at during my Aug trip to Greece. It was an easy walk to town but also a nice and quiet location to get away from everything and relax. The staff was excellent and very accomondating. I would absolutley stay there again!

Room Tip: The suites were great with fantastic views from all sides. The rooms towards the front have the vol...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

This was our honeymoon stay in Santorini for 5 days. We did a lot of research on where to stay. My proffesion is in the hotel industry, therefore location of the hotel and cleaniless of the rooms are very important to me. This hotel is situated walking distance to the old city where all the action is. There is a supermarket walking distance to purchase snacks, water, drinks etc.... The rooms in the new section were spacious and clean. The rooms have a mini fridge and a balcony. It's not your typical hotel ... it's actually a resort. This hotel has 4 pools well sized and very quiet. We visited many beaches in Santorini however the hotel's pool is just perfect. I would also recommend to rent a scoter to visit the island.

Room Tip: Do not ask for the Junior Suites, the room upstairs, the ceiling is too low. Ask for rooms in the ne...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011 via mobile

Only regret is that we only had one night here. Loved every second, amazingly clean and well kept. The best breakfast we had on our travels. Rooms are beautiful and I will definitely be going back one day.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

We were 4 girls aged in our 50's and 20's travelling together. As soon as we stepped into the lobby we knew we were going to love it here. The decor was beautiful, the staff so friendly and helpful. The pool areas were clean and really beautiful plenty of sunbeds, the buffet breakfast was great, the location terrific and the rooms were very spacious and clean. I cannot say enough of this place. I am a travel consultant so get to travel quite a lot and I was very impressedd and will definitely be referring my clients to stay and I cannot wait to try and get back as soon as I can with my husband next time. The township was also absolutely amazing. We all loved it and another bonus is that evryone in Greece speaks English and despite what the country is going through at the moment I have to say that the Greeks were the friendliest most helpful and generous people I have ever met in Europe. It was also a perfect time to visit the Greek Islands as it was the last week of the season so there were no crowds, the weather was perfect and I guess everyone on the Island was at their happiest as they had just come to the end of working 16 hour days 7 days a week for almost 9 months and were looking forward to going home to their families and resting.

Room Tip: Last week of Sept first week of October great time to visit. Miss the crowds and the weather is perf...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

El Greco Hotel was an amazing place to stay. The hotel itself was an easy, short walk from the town centre (with amazing caldera views as you walked). Our room had numerous views over the caldera and the various hotel pools. It was also very clean and spacious with modern, luxurious furnishings. The food at both the breakfast and dinner buffets was delicious and with so much choice! The staff were very welcoming and when we got into difficultly with our flight off the island being cancelled, the staff were extremely helpful, ringing the airline and pointing out where the local travel agents were in town which was really appreciated!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with sea views
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

The El Greco is a truly magnificent hotel, with numerous pools and spacious grounds. The rooms are exceptionally attractively furnished and most have balconies with pleasant views. The hotel is only a short walk from Thira, the main town of the island, and avoid the bustle of being in the city center. I only ate breakfast in the hotel, which was excellent, so cannot judge the dining room food personally but have heard good reports. The staff is pleasant and helpful.

Room Tip: My one caution to guests would be to make sure not to reserve a room facing the highway, which is ex...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

This hotel was inundated with tour groups so it was difficult to feel welcomed in such a busy and crowded environment. The staff was overworked with the large number of guests and the food was terrible, which compounded my impression that there would be other more attractive places to stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about El Greco

Address: Fira | Box 91, Fira 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Fira
#21 Luxury Hotel in Fira
#23 Family Hotel in Fira
#37 Romantic Hotel in Fira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — El Greco 5*
Number of rooms: 89
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Also Known As:
El Greco Fira
El Greco Hotel Fira
El Greco Santorini/Fira
El Greco Hotel Santorini

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