My boyfriend and I stayed at the hotel for a week at the end of July, and had a lovely time. It was very close to the airport, just a 5-10 min taxi journey. The staff were very helpful when we first arrived, they provided us with a map of Fira town, and information about where is good to eat and what to do on the island. The rooms were kept very clean and tidy by the maid, who came to clean every day leaving fresh towels. The breakfast was simple but nice. The location of the hotel is perfect as you are only a five minute walk into the main part of Fira, where all the bars and restaurants are. The restaurants along the front are all lovely, as you have a beautiful view over the caldera. You are also only a five minute walk from the bus stop, where buses run (regularly throughout the day and night) to the other towns on the island. The swimming pool area is also very nice, with a good sized pool and plenty of sunbeds. Overall, we would definitely recommend staying here, as we really enjoyed our stay in there. (I would also recommend going to the open-air cinema in Kamari, it's a really good experience. And the Thalassa & Bella aurora day cruises are definitely worth going on, they're a little more money than the other excursions at 56 euro but worth the extra money. The boat is an beautiful old looking sailling boat, which takes you to the volcano, where you get off and climb the volcano and then to the hot springs where you can jump off and swim. Later on you have food on board and a saxophone player plays whilst you watch the sunset go down. It was a really nice day/evening).
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- Also Known As:
- Melina Hotel Fira
- Melina Hotel Santorini/Fira