We booked this place for a family trip where we were 4 adults and 4 children. We informed the accommodation before booking that we have 4 young children with their ages. They confirmed that children of all ages were welcomed. Since the moment we checked in and we didn’t feel welcomed. One of the guests was not happy that kids were swimming and obviously playing, and complained of noise, despite the accommodation advertised sound proof villas so the management so asked us to take the kids out during the day. Our kids didn’t leave our place and were swimming in our premises. We asked them not swim or go outside during “the noise free times” that the management of the villas provided us when we checked in. Also we tried to take our families out on daily basis for other activities outside to avoid unnecessarily problems with some rude guests. This is clearly added unexpected cost to our holiday. We payed more than 2K for the accommodation only and specifically asked for the pool and the fact it’s not adult only place and the accommodation promised us what they couldn’t deliver. During the whole stay we didn’t feel welcomed and felt the management liked their “returning costumers” which they said it literally. She even mentioned that she thinks she can call police for kids noise. She also said that other guests being nervous and we having only boys is not a good combination, we felt this discriminative against our children sex. I think the description of the villa and what we found were not matching, this deceived us into booking this accommodation thinking we will have a break after stressful time with the recent pandemic. Also we felt stressed by the way the management treated us and clearly favouring their known customers rather than fulfilling their promises on the website. If you were thinking to enjoy your holiday with children avoid this place…
Very good space. The house that I and my family (3 couples) stayed have 3 bedrooms. Very nice place and calm. Has partnership to rent quads closer to the apartment. Beautiful view of Santorini island.
The apartments are located in a very quiet area. The area is located so you can reach white, red and black beach very easily. Our flat had three floors and the kitchen had one electric hob, one sandwich grill and one kettle so cooking is not really possible apart from pasta and pesto. House was clean and well kept and towels were shifted twice during a week. Plenty of hot water for the shower. Pool was more of a hot tub size, the other apartments had bigger pools. On the top floor you could not stand straight but it had a nice small balcony from here you could enjoy the sunset with a nice breeze. Slightly overpriced. Nice very service minded and helpful staff.
The place is spacious, nicely designed, clean and bright. the pool is bigger in person compared to the pictures. it is a more relaxed environment in akrotiri and is easy to find if you are driving. Good place to stay a few night if you want to explore the southern part for a couple of days. Dimitri is also a very nice host, quite friendly. Only thing to note is that the stairs are not so safe for small kids because of the huge space below the handle. So if u have small children, take note. For us, it is not a problem. Thankfully my kids are well behaved.
I have spent several holidays in Santorini, but nothing can be compared to Aura Marina, this is why I have decided to come back for my second time! The apartments are simply amazing, and the caldera view is speechless: having a bath in the private pool is WORTHLESS! The staff is very polite. Very clean.