A charming newer building that looks small from the outside, but has good sized rooms, a beautiful courtyard with white granite stairs that lead you to your room. Gorgeous views of the mountain, on top of which there is an ancient city of Thira. You can (must!) hike up there without much effort, just make sure you have 2 euro per person for the tickets. About halfway to the top the trail splits in two, and to the right there is a church clinging to the rock. This branch of the trail can be a little scary at some point.
As everybody says here, the hotel is crispy clean, with air conditioner and refrigerator in the room, free wireless internet that actually works in the room, hairdryer in the bathroom. Safe box in the closet. Fresh towels every day and fresh bedding every few days. The famous small showers are really on the smaller side. No shampoo or conditioner, bring your own.
The "signature" breakfast is a choice of coffee or tea, juice, bread, butter, honey, and an egg. Good enough to start the day, because there are tons of high quality sea food at the restaurants on the beach for under 10 euro. Speaking of restaurants, our highest praise goes to the Forum, with the second best being Acropolis. The location is also great. A 5 minute walk to the black sand beach. Umbrellas and sun beds prices run from free to up to 12 euro for two, so don't hesitate to ask.
So, to us, this was a perfect accommodation on Santorini. In Perissa we had easy access to the beach, and when we wanted to go to the Caldera for a dinner and a sunset (a funny tradition, when almost entire tourist population gathers on the Caldera to watch the sun go down), we took a bus to Fira, or to Oia. We could rent a car for 30 euro/day, but we chose to go everywhere we wanted by bus for 1.40 or 2.00 euro per person per trip, and not think about who's driving after the dinner.
Mr. Antonius is very friendly, helpful, tactful. On our last day he let us stay into the late afternoon, until it was time to go to the ferry. Irigeneia hotel is an honest family business. We highly recommend it to active adults.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- IRIGέNEIA is a newly built 4 star hotel, decorated with hammered iron and blown glass, along with carved wood and white marble.Located only 150 meters away from the famous Black Perissa Beach, under the Ancient Thira Mountain (ideal for hiking), THέ CRάDLE of CόLOURS offers a grand view of Panagia Katefiani Church, the adornment of South-Eastern Santorini.An A'class hotel, perfectly suitable for visitors who are seeking to combine the warm hospitality of the island with the superb comfort and luxury during the holidays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Irigeneia Hotel Perissa
- Irigeneia Hotel Santorini/Perissa