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“A piece of paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Afroessa Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Imerovigli, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece   |  
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Ranked #6 of 43 Hotels in Imerovigli
Melbourne, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
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“A piece of paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Afroessa is the most wonderful place to stay, with stunning views, a great location and warm, helpful staff. The rooms are a good size, comfortable and clean, with interesting decor and each has a terrace with uninterrupted views of the caldera. You can't beat the location for the sunsets, nor for very good restaurants in easy walking distance. Imerovigli is much quieter than Fira or Oia, yet it is still easy to get to them by bus or taxi, or on foot. The walk along the cliff pathway to Fira is beautiful. Don't be put off by the steps; even with a bad knee it didn't detract from my stay (and Eddy bounds up and down with your luggage, with a smile!) Thank you Joanna and your staff for 5 very special days.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This hotel makes the island of Santorini even better than it actually is. Kind staff, breathtaking view, traditionally decorated rooms and breakfast at bed!!!!!!! Ioanna is the sweetest hostess on the island.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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 20, 2013

I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said. Afroessa is now a part of my version of paradise. After reading the reviews here, I'd really wanted to book a suite but unfortunately waited too long - we ended up booking a standard room and couldn't have been happier! We called room 6 home for 4 days and 5 nights in early October and it was amazing. The room was quite large - we liked the decor and the differentiation between the living and bedrooms. The porch was fantastic - right on the path between Fira and Ia, and the perfect place to take in the sunset! We made sure to be back every night for the sunset and were never disappointed. Being right on the path, we did see a bit of foot traffic but it was not bothersome - I'm not sure how this would be during peak season, however. Joanna recommended quite a few restaurants in Imerovigli, Fira and Oia when we arrived, and I think we tried all of them - we were never disappointed! Amazing food, amazing location! We don't often like to repeat vacation locales but I could be very easily convinced to make a return trip. Recommended highly!

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
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westborough, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Afroessa is at the far end of Imerovigli, beyond the point that's accessible by car. It's a small boutique hotel with rooms carved into the cliffs, amazing sunsets and unparalleled beauty.
We could actually see the caldera from our bed that looked out over our private balcony. We had a small kitchen area with fridge & dishes, and room service is also available. The pool was nice with the same gorgeous view and a bar in a little "cave" area which also had seating for those who wanted to be out of the sun.
Joanna, the owner, and staff were warm, friendly and willing to arrange any trips, transportation or meet any other needs. The village has some really good restaurants, and Fira and Oia are easily accessible by public transportation, or taxi. We enjoyed several day trips, but always looked forward to returning to our little piece of paradise.
The price was VERY reasonable when you consider the location, ambience and attention to detail. We loved everything about Afroessa, and would love to return some day.

Room Tip: If you have trouble with stairs ask for a higher room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My husband and I spent 5 nights here during our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived, I was in awe of the views. Joanna, Eddy and the rest of the staff were more than accommodating and made sure our stay was nothing but the best. The pool is great for lounging and has a fully stocked bar and food service. It is a short walk to some good restaurants (La Maison being our favourite) but about a 30-35 minute walk to Fira. We rented an ATV (which the hotel gladly arranged for us) and found it was way easier to see the whole island that way. The hotel also arranged a sunset catamaran cruise which was also an amazing and highly recommened experience. It was the perfect setting for our honeymoon and Afroessa was the cherry on top! We highly recommend this place and I miss it already!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My wife and i had a wonderful time at this hotel despite colder than usual weather while in Santorini. The staff at the hotel were terrific responding quickly to any request. It was my favorite place to stay on my entire tour in Greece. Great for a walk to Oia or Fira. Quiet and Private. Breakfast was great as well hand delivered to your room, and bags taken care of saving some tired legs. I can't recommend the place enough. Looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This hotel had the best view in santorini, we loved everything about this hotel. The staff were amazing, so helpful friendly and accommodating. We wanted to extend our stay we loved it so much and we got upgraded to the suite for the same price as the standard rooms. The view is amazing, has a great pool and bar where we sat and drank cocktails all day. This hotel was in a great location, loads of nice restaurants close by and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. There are a few stairs so if you cannot handle the stairs then maybe request a room at the top. Very clean hotel inside and out, we cannot wait to go back!

Room Tip: If you do not like stairs then would recommend requesting a room at the top.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Imerovigli, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#6 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
#12 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Afroessa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel "Afroessa." Afroessa hotel praises romance. Our guests experience the exceptional view from our "old canavas" rooms, set atop Santorini's hillside. The original site of a winery built in 1700, it was renovated in 1998 on its existing foundation. Our ten studios, each with its own unique archway are built on five levels, with their own magical view of the Caldera. Each studio is individually decorated giving each its own distinct character, yet maintaining the traditional style. The beds are built into the foundations and the furnishings and decorations chosen so as to enhance the warm and romantic feelings created by the surroundings. The priceless moments which you will experience during the enchanting sunsets from your balconies and the relaxing pool bar, with chill-out music will forever remain in your memories, reminding you of the serene calm and magic of Afroessa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Afroessa Hotel Imerovigli
Afroessa Hotel Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece

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