I recently wrote a post on my first night at Chelidonia. At that time, I was so impressed with Rose's (the owner) hospitality and service, I felt compelled to write immediately. After spending 5 days/nights there, I'd like to follow-up that post. After my entire stay, I frankly cannot say enough good things about Rose and Ericka, their hospitality and the overall quality of Chelidonia Villas. Rose not only made sure our lost luggage found its way back to us (which I am quite sure would not have happened that quickly and efficiently without his advocacy and persistence), but things only got better from there. Rose gave us great advice on what services and restaurants to try and never steered us wrong. He suggested the Catamaran tour, and though a bit pricey, I could not have been happier to have followed his advice - we did a sunset cruise that was simply exquisite. He always took time to chat and help us in any way we needed. In fact, one day we wanted to rent a car, so he made the reservation for us. The couple we met in the rental place had been waiting some time to get their rental straightened out, while we were up and done, and in our car in about 15 minutes. One night, we arrived back to our apartment to find half a watermelon had mysteriously appeared in our refrigerator! When I had to leave at about 5AM, they made sure my bag was safely transported to the taxi company the night before (even staying up late and giving me needed extra time to pack), and the taxi was right on time. The room was clean and pristine every day. Rose and Ericka's son, Leandros, was equally delightful and hospitable, and whenever we ran into him around the island, made sure to come say hello and check in on us. Overall, I cannot say enough about how terrific my experience at Chelidonia was and I completely recommend it to anyone staying in Oia - it was worth every nickel I spent. I have not idea what others on this site are complaining about - I absolutely LOVED my stay and Chelidonia and would totally stay there again should I ever make it back to Oia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chelidonia is a family run set of carefully restaurated traditional dwellings on the caldera cliffs in the heart of Oia, Santorini. We offer panorama and privacy for individual travellers who contact us directly. We are proud to have been recommended by the New York Times as the preferable accommodation to stay on Santorini island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chelidonia Villas Hotel Oia
- Chelidonia Hotel Oia
- Chelidonia Villas Santorini/Oia, Greece