We fell in love with Santorini during our trip, and one of the key reasons was Arc Houses. Ours was a last-minute trip in peak season (Aug 2012), and as expected all good places in Oia were booked out when we planned the trip. We stumbled upon this place in Imerovigli and booked it, going by the tripadvisor reviews.
When we reached this place, we were blown away by the excellent view of the Caldera from the property, as well as by the warmth of the host - Flora. We had booked a 2-bedroom suite with a small balcony overlooking the sea. The rooms were actually quite small, and one bedroom was actually like an attic above the living room. The other bedroom was further inside with no ventilation. Thankfully none of us were claustrophobic and we were happy to overlook the slight disappointment of the rooms, given everything else.
Flora was a very gracious and helpful host - she helped us make bookings and plan our days. While we loved Arc Houses, we ended up spending most of our evenings at Oia, and found that part of the town to be more action-packed and happening. But if one wants to go slightly away from the crowd, Imerovigli and Arc Houses offer a great option. We wish we had more time, and had a spare evening to just soak in a sun-set at the balcony there
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ARCHouses hotel is situated in Imerovigli - known for the breathtaking view to the Caldera - at the highest point of the settlement. The hotel lies 50m. from the church of Panagia Maltesa ( Maltese ) and 1.8 km from Fira, the capital of the island. The hotel offers magnificent views of the volcano, the Aegean Sea and the, undoubtedly, most famous sunset in the world.The ARCHouses complex is a mixture of traditional cycladic and modern architecture. The architect and householder of Archouses, Mrs. Flora Nastouli, has designed all spaces with much love giving attention to every detail. The fine structural lines and the quality of materials used (linen & silk) create an elegant and luxurious ambience that adds extra comfort in your vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arc Houses Hotel Imerovigli
- Arc Hotel Imerovigli
- Arc Houses Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece