Our first choice was to book Pelican, Costa Marina's sister concern. But when we reached we were glad we booked Costa Marina (CM) instead as Pelican was full. CM is just a 2 minute walk from the main market square, has the most charming backdrop, clean white architecture, just the way I had pictured a typical Greek bed and breakfast. The staff is lovely - polite, helpful and very sweet. The only drawback is it has no sea view but then that is exactly what makes it affordable when one is travelling during peak season. I thought Greece was too hot in August - June might have been a better month to visit.
Santorini is no less than one is led to believe in reviews, blogs, books et all. It is the most romantic place I have ever been too. There is art and architecture all around and the natural setting of the island is awesome. I could sit for hours just looking the sea, the tourists, shop keepers selling wares and drinking coffee. An absolute must see for those who love travel and are romantics.More