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Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Firostefani
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 14, 2012

This hotel is in an excellent location with a breathtaking view of the Caldera. Apart from the exceptional view I also chose this hotel as it is within easy walking distance- 10 minute stroll along a path overlooking the Caldera - from the capital Fira but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the town .
The owners and staff are extremely friendly helpful and efficient. Breakfast was really nice and taken on a terrace which looks out over the otherside of the island. The hotel is great value for money when you compare it to adjacent properties in Frastefani.. We have visited Santorini many times previously - and will definately be returning to stay in the Villa Ilias again.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 6 which has a private balcony overlooking the Caldera with a staircase leadsing di...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

WOW, great location, fantastic views, value for money, free wifi, great breakfast, sunny pool area, George and Pauline and their team made us feel so welcome.

Highly recommend

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Tim H
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

We stayed here in the fall of 2008 and had an amazing time. The location and view are beautiful. When we arrived, they brought us wine and grapes to enjoy as we sat on the deck by the pool and looked out over the water. The couple managing the hotel is very nice, organized and polite. The dinner they served was delicious as well. The rooms are clean and have what you need, though nothing special. You are wasting your time if you spend any time in them other than sleeping, given the view outside.

Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
Thank TB15
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Staying for 5 days in santorini at villa ilias, has been a majestic time for me. I needed help find a bus tour and received the best help I could ever receive. The breakfast is amazing. Free wifi yay more yay if my iPhone battery lasts. Close to great restaurants like pirouni which I visit for lunch and dinner. The path to imerovigli and fira so close.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Thank Uindy
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Stayed here on the top floor with sweeping views of the caldera. My fiance and I stayed for 5 or 6 nights in August 2011 and still dream of going back. Perfect location, George and Pauline are the most excellent hosts (Being Greek myself, I know what great hospitality is). The food at brunch was great, pool was cool but we stayed on our veranda for most sunsets and got our own wine and food. If you go to Greece you have to see Santorini...The Villa Ilias is worth every penny and more.
Will be back next time I go to Greece to visit family.

Room Tip: Book one of the more deluxe rooms or just chill out on the pool terrace to watch the sunsets.
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Just stayed here for three nights. Really good value. Friendly owners. Excellent breakfast. The views are amazing and worth getting a balcony room.

Room Tip: email the owners to get special rates
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

I took a trip to Greece and Turkey with my family and some relatives in June 2012. Santorini was our first stop and we had booked our stay at Villa illias. The great view and unmatched hospitality made this hotel a great choice. The rooms are quite small (specially for 3 people in one room) but the view of the Volcano just takes one's breath away. George and Pauline were great hosts and helped us with whatever we needed. The homely atmosphere of the hotel made it an even better place to stay in. Santorini is great and you can just go discover the whole island without being disappointed.

Basically, If you are looking for a big luxury hotel then this place is not for you. However, if you want to be in a cozy, clean and hospitable hotel with great views of the Caldera, Villa Illias is quite a topper. Hopefully Santorini will call me back soon, cuz I just love the place :D

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
Thank Tejas A
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Additional Information about Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel

Address: Firostefani 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Firostefani
#3 Romantic Hotel in Firostefani
Price Range: $100 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Damigos family has been a part of Santorini history for over a century. Villa Ilias is the former residence of one of our ancestors, George Ilias Damigos. It is built on this specific location to capture breathtaking views that are unique only to Villa Ilias and perched 1,000 feet above the Aegean Sea and the most famous volcano in the world. ... more   less 
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Villa Ilias Hotel Firostefani
Ilias Hotel Firostefani
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