When we arrived at the airport in Santorini, there was a taxi waiting for us as I arranged with Tassos, the manager. He whisked us to Kyma Villas and Tassos was waiting for us and gave us a warm welcome! He lugged 2 of our suitcases down the 70 steps to the apartment for us, so I was just left with one. It is a bit of a climb down and up, but it is so worth it for the scenery and the place itself! Once we were in our room, it was hard to stop staring out the front door at the view of the caldera and the big beautiful blue ocean, dotted with ships and sailboats. It's the most peaceful and awesome view! We walked out our front door to the pristine, refreshing swimming pool and enjoyed relaxing, jumping in to cool off and hanging on the edge of the pool, looking down at the water and at the other white hotels/apartments/houses tumbling down the side of the caldera. We had apartment #1 with 2 sleeping areas, as I was traveling with my 2 teenage daughters...there was plenty of space - the air conditioner worked great, the kitchen area was sufficient for us, as we were served breakfast every morning on our patio and we were usually out during the day and I didn't feel like cooking in the evening...I was on vacation! But, if you do want to cook, there are pots, pans, dishes...everything you need! And a little fridge. There is a television and a little dining area. Tasso took car of getting me my return ferry tickets, my rental car and tickets for a catamaran sailing excursion...his service was such a help and he seemed to take pleasure in assisting us and recommending places to eat for us! I can't say enough about this place....I don't know if I would have enjoyed my stay on the island as thouroughly as I did if I hadn't stayed at Kyma Villas...between the knock-out views and the service, and the accomodations, I don't know how you could beat it! It is the typical, Cycladic architecture and furnishings, so while it's authentic and charming, it's not plush or the Ritz...and that is OK with me! It was a pleasure to come home to Kyma Villas at night and find candles in lanterns around the pool - so beautful, romantic and cozy! We stayed 4 nights in July 2010.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the most beautiful area of Santorini, called Oia we have created KIMA VILLA.Apartments built in the heart of Caldera with a unique panoramic view over the sea, the caldera and the volcano. Our spacey rooms are fully equipped with Kitchen, private bathroom, air conditioning, television, dial up phone, exclusive veranda, daily service and breakfast. The pool completes the ideal scenery offering ultimate relaxation facing the breathtaking view over the high steep slope...Enjoy a refreshment from our bar.Spend with us an unforgettable vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kima Villa Santorini/Oia, Greece