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Firostefani 84700 Greece
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#4 of 27 hotels in Firostefani
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.6
Travelers' Choice
The location of Villa Ilias, perched 1,000 Ft above sea level, is one of the key benefits of this hotel. Those that choose to stay here are afforded breathtaking views that are unique only to Villa Ilias. More than a great location though, what distinguishes Villa Ilias from other hotels is our desire to see our guests as friends; friends who we would love to share our famous Greek hospitality with.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Car hire
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Bottled water
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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Tracey wrote a review Sep 2022
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Beautiful hotel in Firostefani, 15 min walking distance from Fira. The hotel has great restaurants and shops on the doorstep which gives you lots of choice. . We stayed in room 6 which comes with a balcony with breathtaking caldera views. The pool is lovely, and so refreshing after a busy day sightseeing. Breakfast was delicious and super fresh. Everything was sanitised, and you need to put gloves and mask to access the breakfast buffet which I think is a great practice. Every day they had a "breakfast special"along with a daily newsletter which gave this hotel that personal touch. They were always so helpful, arranging our transfers to and from the hotel. They were so quick to respond to emails/correspondence and on arrival was so informative. And the sunset is just out of this world... Honestly, it was just PERFECT. Thank you Georgios and all the staff!! Would highly recommend this hotel for a stay in Santorini.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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colm k wrote a review Sep 2022
Tauranga, New Zealand18 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed in busy August but definitely did not feel busy at Villa Ilias as it is a very spacious hotel and was the best accommodation we stayed at on our Greek Trip.. The views are breathtaking and the pool was so refreshing.. The only problem we had is that we did not want to leave the hotel to explore Santorini as it was so relaxing there and again, the best views of Santorini.. Accommodation is very expensive in Santorini but we found this place extremely good value for money.. The staff are incredibly friendly and help you with all your needs. The breakfast is amazing and make your choice of coffee for you fresh every day! We loved every minute of it and could not imagine staying anywhere else if we came back.. We usually have a 1 or 2 faults with most accommodation we stay at but Villa Ilias got everything right! Honestly, Book here, you will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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ElizaOnHolidays wrote a review Aug 2022
Adelaide, Australia648 contributions87 helpful votes
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I don’t even know wheee to begin other than what an incredible experience it was staying at Villa Ilias Caldera. The staff were so kind and lovely, a very beautiful family run place. Breakfast was delicious, each day you get served a local dessert as a special treat which was such a lovely touch. Views are insane! I am already planning my next trip back. 11/10 would recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Room with a view away from the pool is a must
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Scott K wrote a review Oct 2021
Florence, South Carolina206 contributions97 helpful votes
I feel terrible that I did not submit a review earlier, as my wife and I absolutely loved this hotel. I don't think I can add much more than has been said by others: the views were incredible, the food at breakfast was amazing, the staff is terrific, and the rooms were impeccably clean. Yiorgos and Katerina will make you feel like family during your stay!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from VILLA ILIAS, Owner at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Responded Jul 31, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this and share your positive experience! We really appreciate your kind words and we are so happy you had such a lovely time with us. Hope to see you again soon! -Villa Ilias Team
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Veronica Tortorella wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom27 contributions8 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel in Firostefani, 15 min walking distance from Fira. We stayed in room 6 which comes with a balcony with breathtaking caldera views. The pool is lovely, and there is a bar to have some drinks. Breakfast was delicious and super fresh. Everything was sanitised, and you need to put gloves and mask to access the breakfast buffer which I think is a great practice. They also arranged our transfer to the hotel when we arrived at the port. And the sunset is just out of this world... Honestly, it was just PERFECT. Thank you Katerina and all the staff!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from VILLA ILIAS, Owner at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Responded Jul 31, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this and share your positive experience! We really appreciate your kind words and we are so happy you had such a lovely time with us. Hope to see you again soon! -Villa Ilias Team
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hasan wrote a review Sep 2021
Gdansk, Poland1 contribution
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Friendly and smiling staff’s clean room very good cocktails and amazing caldera view on balcony nearby to fire main streets we love just here strongly recommended, Güler yüzlü ve yardımsever personel konumu merkez fira ya 15 dakikalık yürüme mesafesinde.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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scbound2016 wrote a review Sep 2021
Hickory, North Carolina5 contributions5 helpful votes
Villa Illias is such an amazing place. The staff is superb. They will help you with whatever you need. The views are right out of a postcard. The location is perfect for strolling to dinner or shopping. The pool (and pool bar, and pool bartender) are such a nice feature. Breakfasts were amazing. We only stayed there three nights at the beginning of a 14 day Greece trip and I did not want to leave. I will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Heather wrote a review Aug 2021
Anchorage, Alaska6 contributions11 helpful votes
My brother had booked this hotel. It was amazing! The fuse from the room look like something out of a postcard. The staff are so friendly And warm and welcoming. They go out of their way to make sure that your visit is impeccable and anything you need they are more than happy to help take care of for you. I would love to go back to Santorini someday and I would absolutely stay here again. Morning brunch was amazing! Location was fantastic. Rooms were very nice. Beds very comfortable. The only downside is you cannot flush toilet paper and that is true of everywhere in Santorini.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: No potable water so need bottled water. Cannot flush toilet paper down the toilet. Extremely hot...
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Isabella wrote a review Jul 2021
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I can only say nice things about our stay at Villa Ilias. The hosts (Katharina and George) were so kind, always helpful and caring! They took excellent care of us and any other guests in their hotel. The pool and view was amazing and the hotel was clean all times! I really have to say without Katharina it wouldnt have been such a wonderful stay at Villa Ilias. I wish them all the best and many more guests to experience it theirselves.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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ck25555 wrote a review Jul 2021
Orlando, Florida40 contributions24 helpful votes
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Immediately upon arrival at Villa Ilias, we were greeted by Katerina. She was so friendly and seemed so genuinely excited to meet us and learn about our trip. She went above and beyond by assisting us up the stairs with our luggage, providing a tour of our room, and gave us some seriously great recommendations for food and activities. We booked the rooftop honeymoon suite which was outstanding. The views from the villa were some of the best on the entire island. The private hot tub was cleaned for us during our trip. The cabana chairs made for a perfect day in the sun. There was plenty of room for activities on the balcony. We even had an in room couples massage on the balcony. We also got take out from local restaurants a few times and ate on the deck. The room is very private and romantic. The location was great and quiet but still easily walkable to Fira and other restaurants in the area. The breakfast was fresh and tasted like an authentic home-made Greek breakfast. Every morning, they made a special Greek traditional meal. My favorite was the honey powdered donuts. The pool was very nice. There is a bar and the bartender, George will make you any cocktail you want! The service was outstanding and I felt at home. George at the front was very friendly and always has a smile. Katerina is a gem and the owner is lucky to have her as a perfect compliment to the beautiful Hotel Villa Ilias. This place is an absolute winner and can’t be missed.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$118 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
GreeceSouth AegeanCycladesSantoriniFirostefani
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Three Bells of Fira (0.3 miles) and Aegean Designs (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Romantica, No Name Restaurant Santorini, and Why Not! Souvlaki.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Castle of St Nicholas (3.8 miles).
Does Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.