We had 10 nights at Artemis for our honeymoon, and it was the most amazing holiday we’ve had. We had tried to book one of the deluxe suites, but they were fully booked. We weren’t disappointed with our lovely room though which had (what we thought) was the best terrace in the hotel. We were picked up from the port (complimentary transfer) and upon arrival Chris welcomed us and gave us an overview of the island. We were settled on our terrace with a complementary welcome drink and snacks, and the service just got better from there. The hotel has the best view of anywhere on the island. The sunsets are breath-taking every evening, and what’s better is you can enjoy them with numerous free cocktails brought to you by the super friendly staff! The pool area is never very busy so you’ll always get a lounger, and again we were spoilt with endless free water and ice creams and other treats whilst we sunbathed. The lunches are delicious – you must try the chicken salad made by the lovely Sonja, and the tzatziki is the best we had while in Greece.
There are many fantastic restaurants nearby for dinner in Imerovigli and Firostefani, and I would recommend the beautiful walk along the coast to Fira (takes 20-30 mins). It’s a great opportunity to nosey at all the other hotels on the cliff side, and to take photos of the stunning scenery. We hired a car to explore the beaches (my favourites were perivolos and kamari), and the historic town of Akrotiri. You have to go to Oia for diner, it’s absolutely stunning with little white washed houses and cobbled streets. Just a warning – don’t book a “sunset” restaurant near the castle, it’s not relaxing for as soon as the sun sets you are surrounded by tourists taking photos.
Back to Artemis – one night we couldn’t get a taxi to Fira (we were being lazy) so Chris and Angela dropped us off. They also upgraded us for our last 2 nights to the white suite which was beautiful and very spacious. The service is absolutely second to none, and when we return to Santorini we won’t consider staying anywhere else. Thanks for such a fantastic holiday!
- Also Known As:
- Artemis Villas Hotel Imerovigli
- Artemis Villas Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece