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“The BEST PLACE in Oia. INCREDIBLE!!!!!”
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Spitia Houses
Ranked #23 of 34 Oia B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 28, 2009

If you add the best location overlooking the sunset in OIa (only FEW rooms of FEW hotels have this privilege), while having a glass of chardonnay inside your own private jacuzzi, and the impression to be in a real home with an excellent privacy, at reasonable prices, don't look any further in Santorini. Spitia Houses is THE place! It has exceeded all my expectations, and I'm not so easily an enthousiatic customer. Everything is perfect, and you don't want to leave the place. Decoration is simple and elegant. Our duplex room was quite big with the the living room downstairs and the bedroom upstairs. Large bathroom and kitchen, both with windows. The terrace is BIG on two levels. The young and dynamic owner, Panos, is helpfull and really nice. Maybe the Air conditionning could be a little bit more powerfull (I believe it is a gas linkage problem, because the power of the unit seemed all right).
One VERY BIG PROBEM: There are ONLY TWO Spitia Luxury Houses, so when people know about this dream place, it will be tough to get a room there. BOOK NOW!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 6, 2009

My friend and I had an incredible stay at Spitia House in Oia. The location is amazing: it is on a cliff overlooking the ocean with prime sunset viewing from the patio. Tourists crowd the narrow streets of Oia to watch the sunset, and we were sitting on our patio with a bottle of wine enjoying it. The house itself is lovely: there are two bedrooms (one with glass doors, the other without a door but around the corner so private), a kitchen, and bathroom. You can even look out to the ocean while you shower from the little window in the bathroom! There is a jacuzzi-sized pool (with refreshing cool water) on the patio that is wonderful to cool off while sitting in the sun reading. We were the only house I saw that had a private pool. The kitchen is great because you can cook meals to enjoy on the lovely patio while watching the sea or the sunset. You can walk down the cliff to the ocean for a swim, or up the cliff to the town.

Panos, the owner, was a wonderful host. He sent someone to meet our cab and carried our luggage down all of the narrow windy roads on the cliff to the house. He is an interior designer from Athens, and spent the winter renovating the house. We were the second people to stay in the house, and we felt very privileged! He did a great job renovating it, everything about it was lovely and done with care and attention to detail. Panos is a pleasure to talk with, and was always available if we had any questions about the area (we even invited him to have wine with us one night for the sunset!)

There was a 5-star hotel nearby and out of curiosity one day we asked if we could see a room there. I have to say that Spitia House was much nicer! It is rare to have a whole house to yourself, and it felt incredibly relaxing and homey. This is honestly the most relaxing place I've ever stayed. I was there with a friend, but we kept commenting that it would be a really romantic place to stay. Couldn't recommend it more highly!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 6, 2009

Spitia House is a brand new little B&B in Oia, one of the most charming villages in picturesque Santorini, Greece. I feel like I'm betraying a best-kept secret by sharing my experience on this site . . . but the owner of this B&B deserves a wonderful review!

The Houses were built and designed by an interior designer, Panos Zaverdinos, who ensured that our stay was both memorable and comfortable.

My partner and I were greeted by Panos' staff at the taxi drop-off on the cliff. Reaching the house requires a short climb, but thanks to the staff, your luggage is hand-carried all the way to the house. (If necessary, a donkey is hired for additional luggage or larger groups!) Be prepared to tip the porter, who should get a medal for carrying two large pieces of luggage to the top of a volcano!

Once we arrived at the house, the climb was completely worth it. We were greeted by sweeping, majestic views of the "caldera" (volcano), with a perfect, unobstructed view of Santorini's sunsets. Since the village has been recently rebuilt, the houses are stacked on top of each other -- do not expect isolation and solitude. However, our fellow cliffdwellers were quiet neighbors. (The only interaction we had with them was when someone's game board dice landed on my deck!)

The house is actually a stucco loft tastefully decorated in soft earth tones, with simple accents, clean, organic textiles and aromatherapy candles throughout. The kitchen area has a fridge, tea kettle, dishes, utensils, coffee maker, and other essentials. Upon arrival, you're provided with some crispy toasts, a bowl of fresh fruit, honey, fruit juice and water -- a welcome sight after the hike up the cliffside!

The house also has A/C, a fan, satellite TV and Wi-Fi (pronounced Wee-Fee in Greek!), which was still being troubleshooted when we arrived. However, this was a welcome break for us both from our laptops. The only "TV" we really required was the view from one of two fantastic balconies (with a small cafe table and chairs on the lower, lounging chairs and a coffee table on the upper).

The little jaccuzi is wonderful. An added touch was the addition of a built-in "cove" for candles (it can be windy on the hill!), which add a romantic air when soaking off your worries in the evening.

Location is also terrific. A short walk up the hillside and you're in the heart of Oia -- blue-domed churches, cafes, restuarants, shops, tavernas, and the marina below (if you feel like authentic Greek cuisine and are up the challening hike back up!)

I can't say enough good things about Spitia House!

PS -- On another note, I accidentally overpaid Panos for an extra night. Without hesitation he refunded me in cash on the spot! He's not only a wonderful host, but professional, honest, and customer-service oriented.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 10, 2014
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile
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  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed September 11, 2011
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2011
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  • Stayed: July 2011
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Address: Caldera, Oia 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
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Ranked #23 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Oia
Price Range: $239 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located 250 feet above sea level,hanging from the cliff in Oia, Santorini, Spitia houses sets an example of traditional architecture,in combination with facilities and interiors that can satisfy the traveler who knows what he is looking for. Simplicity and luxury are the main characteristics of the cave houses. The guest is privileged to private terraces and an outdoor heated jacuzzi on each house,and of course to warm Greek hospitality! ... more   less 
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Spitia Houses Santorini/Oia, Greece

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