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Elkaza Villas
Ranked #44 of 79 Specialty Lodging in Fira
Reviewed October 12, 2010

As already reviewed by many on this and other sites, Liberty is a wonderful host. The property is perfect for the 'get away' with 2 decent sized rooms a small kitchen and car space (that we filled with a quad bike). There are minuses though: the shower is fairly poor as there is almost no way to have the measly shower head stay upright. The kitchen cook-top is from a caravan and is hard to cook on, the location is away from the cliff-top apartments/hotels and the television is so small it's hardly worth watching. However, we really, really enjoyed staying there and the Island of Santorini is, by far, the most beautifully romantic island in the Greek isles.
If you want to use a pool there is one available at an apartment down the road.

I would recommend Villa Elkaza to anyone looking to stay away from the (almost) crowded cliff top accommodations.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2010

I visited Santorini with a friend in the middle of the high season, with very much doubt of what to expect from this hotel, especially after booking it the last moment through internet. A bit over-priced, but after all, it was high season and Santorini is an expensive holiday destination. The hotel is very close to the center of Fira, where you can find buses, taxis, restaurants, mini markets and shops. It is also very close to the great caldera, and close to all the good clubs. And by close I mean 5 mins walking. It is located in a very quite place, not so hard to find as it is close to the main road going to Oia. However you will need directions to find it, or you can ask from the hotel to send a mini bus to take you there from the port or airport (around 15 Euros). The room was spacious and clean with a small balcony. The lady at the reception was very-very polite and helpful. Exactly what you need to feel welcomed and well taken care of. The rooms are looking to the mainland, opposite of the caldera, where you can see the beautiful sun rise. Santorini is famous for the sunsets, but the sun rise is also beautiful. There is only one gray spot to my review: the aircondition was placed exactly opposite our bed, so it was either catching pheumonia or turning it off. To our luck the nights were cool so we didn't need air condition and during the day we were at the beach. And keep the shutters closed, otherwise the sun will wake you up from 7 in the morning. Breakfast is basic-minimal, bread, butter, jam, juice and filter coffee. I would suggest to visit the closest bakery or take your breakfast in one of the cafes facing the caldera, a breakfast to remember!!. The room has a also a fridge which is also convenient for a quick snack in the morning. I would strongly recommend this hotel as a safe choice and a good value for money.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 28, 2010

Travelled from Sydney Australia with my wife and stayed here 5 nights in the summer of 2009 and would have to say for price, value and views this hotel was magnificent.It truly was a hidden gem
The rooms are spacious and tidy , a simple breakfast is provided every day and the views (you must get up before sunrise, did it every morning , its truly special) is a must do.
The walk into town is a fun one , only 5 mins , so you get the feeling of being in amongst it all , without the noise that comes with a greek island.
The owner Liberty was both helpful before we arrived via email and whilst we were there She orgnaised taxis and gave us directions as to what to do on the island.

All in all our stay here was romatic and special making it unforgettable......we highly recommend the Villa Elkaza.....

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Zuwee
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Reviewed December 7, 2009

just a little hotel jem in the heart of the city of Fira,
our studio was so comfort and airy that we felt like home
Liberty was more than helpfull and always smiling..
Good rental prices close to the hotel,
Eat definitely at Aktaion Restaurant, 5min North from the hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 27, 2009

A good place to stay....but very difficult to find!...drove past it many times...locals didn't know where it was....only roof visible from street, with a small sign with name of
villa on it. Large room, very large balcony with sea in distance. Kitchenette not condusive to cooking....no pots or pans - no table to eat at, except very small round patio table. Needed to ask for kettle and had to wait until other guests had left to receive one.
Breakfast put in room each day for the next day...orange juice, packaged croissants, sometimes yogurt - would have appreciated brown bread instead of white all the time.
Service friendly and unobtrusive. Clean. Shower a challenge as shower curtain encompasses the toilet too, so everything gets soaked, until you sorta get the knack.
Bed comfortable - two put together to make a king...but sheets not wide enough for bed!
Good location for walking into Fira.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank Yvonne002
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Reviewed September 25, 2009

Greatest experience ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My girlfriend and I stayed in this little cozy and friendly hotel middle August, having booked a double studio with view and private balcony,
Everything was perfect, from the welcome drink that we found in our bed till the last deco detail, the room was fully equipped and there was also a small kitchenette available for us to cook, I will have to agree with these other reviews about the bathroom which is small but why do you need a big bathroom (that’s the size for a normal bathroom in Greece) since this was always clean and equipped with everything you might need (toiletries and towels ), the breakfast was absolutely a small surprise every day, and the coffee was available day and night in our room
Liberty, the lady that runs the place was more than helpful and she recommended great places to eat and visit for the day
I would recommend this place to everyone who wants to stay in a simple friendly hotel .

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2009

Our 2 night stay at Villa Elkaza was great. Liberty was super helpful and made our stay there enjoyable.

We were traveling with suitcases and should have taken Liberty's advise to take a taxi from the port to the hotel. Instead we took the bus to town and TRIED to walk there. Because we didn't know the streets well, we ended up getting lost for 2 hours - completely our own fault! Though when we finally arrived (after many kind Greek people helping us along the way), Liberty was kind enough to soothe our pain with a couple of beers! Super sweet. We also liked the breakfast basket that is prepared for you the night before.

The sunrise view from our balcony was amazing!!!

Our flight was around 9pm on the last day ~ we left our luggage there until we had to go to the airport and Liberty was kind enough to let us use the bathroom so we could have a pre-flight shower after a long day!!

It's a pretty laid back and independent place so don't expect someone to be 'at your service' around the clock.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank Jellybeancowgirl
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Address: Agiou Athanasiou | Main Street, Fira 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 79 Specialty Lodging in Fira
Price Range: $82 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elkaza Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Elkaza Villas, if you are looking for a home away from home you have found it. Our fully furnished home Villas are created accordingly to cover the needs and excite the mood of our valued guests. The smart location of the complex and the attractive surroundings makes this place ideal for couples, families or group of friends. The location of Elkaza villas is really a strategic place for those who wish to be close to the action of the center and nightlife but still a bit away from the crowds. The villas are located on the main street of Agiou Athanasiou and that means you can park your car or scooter just outside your house. Or you may park it and enjoy nightlife or sunset walks around on foot. ... more   less 
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