We went to Santorini in May with our 2 kids (ages 6 and 4) and another couple with children.
The hotel is clean and tranquil. The pool has great views as do the balconies. One of the unique aspects of this hotel is that you can see the ocean from both sides of the hotel. You do not have to walk down to the old castle where the evening crowd gathers; instead, you can peacefully view the sunset from the front of the hotel. The hotel rooms come with a fridge and a kitchenette. The bathroom is small and well ancient but practical. The beds are hard but you get used to them. Laundry service is also available. Breakfast is included in your rate. We fell in love with the traditional yogurt & honey breakfast. They also give you cold cuts of meat, cheese, bread, juice, tea/coffee.
The Atlantida Villas is probably a 3 star hotel at best; nevertheless, what it lacks in luxury is made up by the service of Georgos and his staff. Georgos went out of his way to make sure our stay in Santorini was pleasant. He even helped us arrange our tours. (I recommend Drosnos for your tours).
Initially we were skeptical about staying at Atlantida especially since there are "experts" in the forum who tell you to stay away from the hotel. Safety is not a concern (we went with small children), I highly recommend this place.
The hotel is located off the beaten path. It is about a 15-20 minute walk to central Oia where all the restaurants are located. The grocery store is about a 5-10 minute walk down the main road. There are 2 restaurants close by: Santorini Mou (across the street) and Finikia (5 minute walk up the street). The food at Finikia is inexpensive and good. The food as Santorini Mou is good but the atmosphere is even better. This is the restaurant owned by the famous Mihalis. Celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Green Day have visited this place. Here you will be serenaded by Mihalis who's performance will touch your heart (especially after some Ouzo!).
We also ate at Nectar of Ambrosia (famous for being recommended by Giada; it lived up to the recommendation.
Georgos, I thank you for the wonderful stay at the Atlantida Villas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Santorini hotel, atlantida Villas traditional hotel is located in amazing region of Oia santorini. Atlantida Villas hotel of the Santorini hotels belong to the 4 star category of the Santorini hotels ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Atlantida Villas Santorini/Oia, Greece