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Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel

Firostefani 84700 Greece
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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)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Free private parking nearby
Free internet
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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Our stay at Villa Ilias was amazing and exceeded our expectations! The location was perfect and our room was very clean and had a balcony with a spectacular view (picture below)! The staff, especially Christina went above and beyond to help us with everything we needed including transfers from the port and to the airport, attraction tips such as winery’s and also organised the hire of a quad bike for us. The buffet breakfast was also incredible, with so many options made fresh from the island! I strongly recommend this place to anyone visiting Santorini! Thank you Christina and the rest of the staff at Villa Ilias!
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We booked this hotel based on some of the TripAdvisor reviews and let me say it did not disappoint. My wife and I spent 3.5 days there. The staff were extremely friendly and gave us a run down of the area when we first got there. Even though our room did not face the volcano, the view was spectacular. The room was a nice size and clean. The breakfast was amazing with the treat of the day. 10 min from Fira and plenty of restaurants nearby to dine in. The location of the hotel made for some amazing sunset views. Thanks to Christina and the awesome barman George for al your suggestions. Can't wait to return.
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Response from Giorgos D, Ιδιοκτήτης at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Responded Nov 2, 2019
Dear friends, thank you for your support, thank you for enjoying and for making us be part of your trip. We loved having you around and we will be definitely waiting for you to come back! Take care and again thank you
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We booked Villa Ilias based on their reviews and we were not disappointed. We booked the Volcano West Facing room and wow, what a view! Seriously, photos don't do this view justice - it was just stunning. Waking up to the most glorious view across the caldera and over the white washed buildings, was truly beautiful. To be fair, these rooms are not fancy or overly modern, but they have character. And in addition to the location of Villa Ilias, the service here is so welcoming. You feel like you have been welcomed into their family. And George the famous barman, you were just a delight. Thank you to everyone at Villa Ilias we can't wait to return again one day. You made our holiday in Santorini the best we could have ever asked for.
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Response from Giorgos D, Ιδιοκτήτης at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Responded Oct 15, 2019
Thank you so much Naomi, for staying with us, for your review and for understanding the mood of Villa Ilias: to have the best view of this amazing landscape in a cosy, family-inspired and family-run hotel made of special people! We all thank you for your support and for underlining that this was such a nice stay that you might come back one day and visit! Well, we can't wait to see you again!
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We stayed in one of the smallest rooms with a window overlooking the path. The room was small, but it’s size did not bother me (my significant other though thought it was way too small). However, the bed was lumpy and hard and very uncomfortable. However, the morning breakfast, included in the rate, was simply amazing. One of the highlights for sure of our entire trip. The location also was incredible. It was only a 10 minute walk or so into Fira with unbelievable views the whole way. Also everyone at the hotel were wonderful. They recommended an excellent boat tour (Caldera’s Boats) which was one of the highlights of our week-long Greece trip. Overall, I’d recommend this hotel but I recommend upgrading to a bigger room just for a more comfy bed.
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Response from Giorgos D, Ιδιοκτήτης at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Responded Oct 12, 2019
Thank you AlTwos for sharing your experience and for your suggestions, they always mean a lot to help us improve and be the best! A big thank you from our cook, Marina and from all our staff! Our goal is for you to have the best stay possible!
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Santorini is truly a magical place to visit, especially in the beginning of October. While I'm sure that most hotels are beautiful, the service and generosity at Villa Ilias is UNMATCHED and I wished we could have stayed for longer. We stayed in the room overlooking Fira - the best in my opinion. My only recommendation (literally the only potential improvement) is for an upgrade in mattress. The room was clean and offered plenty of space for our 4 bags and two individuals. Breakfast is served each morning and is phenomenal - we chose to eat next to the pool area and face the caldera. The best way to start the day and offers privacy for your meal. Check-in and check-out are incredibly easy and one thing to note is that the property is next to the sidewalk that allows to to walk directly to Fira. However, unlike other hotels, your room and the pool does not back up directly to the sidewalk. While most tourists stop near the property to take pictures of the view, the gated pool and hotel are private enough to allow you immediate exposure. The best part about Ilias is Christina and George - so many amazing suggestions, always willing to help us get a taxi or car service, call a restaurant, and just provide advice for our stay. I cannot thank them enough for making our vacation so spectacular. If you are looking for the true Greek experience, stay at Villa Ilias.
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Response from Giorgos D, Ιδιοκτήτης at Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Responded Oct 9, 2019
Our dearest Kate, what makes us really happy is to read your thoughts once the vacation is over, for us to improve and get better and also to feel fulfilled and aware that what we do and how we do it meets your expectations. Thank you so much. Santorini is indeed a unique place, made by breathtaking views but also by people. We are proud to be part of this, thank you for enjoying and we do count on seeing you coming back one day!
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$101 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Grill House, and Da Vinci.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel offers an airport shuttle 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 Ancient Thera (5.2 miles) and Windmills of Emporio (5.2 miles).
Does Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.