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Gaby Apartments
Ranked #8 of 15 Firostefani B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best bang for the buck”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2011

Santorini is all about the views...and this place has it, but for a much lower price than other places along the caldera. The room is pretty sparse, but overall the place is immaculately clean and new looking. Plenty of water pressure and hot water. A lovely and scenic walk to Fira. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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107 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2011

I had always wanted to see Santorini and the blue domed church with the view - well guess what, we were right next to it!!

We stayed at Gaby's Apartments for six nights and can thoroughly recommend it. Firostefani is a short walk from Firo and thus a lot quieter. Our apartment was on the ground floor and the twin bedded room was larger than the double and the beds were pushed together anyway. There was a small table right by the window and when this was open we had the most magnificent view over the Caldera. There was a small kitchen with fridge, kettle and a two burner stove but it was summer and so when we ate in we had salad etc. The bathroom was small and like others we had to get used to the hand held shower and no shower curtain which did mean that we always had a wet floor - but then for that view and the price we paid, we could certainly put up with that and we always had lots of hot water.

Outside the door of our apartment was a balcony with table and chairs. We used to have our breakfast out there and apart from the night when we visited Iao for the sunset we always had a drink out there to admire Mother Nature at her best. Katerina was so kind and helpful to us and we would definitely recommend Gaby's. A lot of other places nearby were very upmarket and extremely expensive, however for those who want an amazing view without the amazing price tag - then visit Gaby.

I would suggest that anyone going to Santorini take with them a pair of walking shoes as the paths are cobbled stoned with quite a lot of steps.

There are a load of restaurants around but we found Mama's House was very good indeed (no view) and also Mama Thira which is close by, has good food and a good view.

For a day out suggest Nissos Thirassia a boat trip which costs approximately 17E each without lunch as opposed to over 80E with lunch with other companies. These boats all go to the volcano, the hot springs and Thirassia (the island you can see opposite to Santorini). We bought our lunch at the furthest taverna on the beach at Thirassia and it was delicious. Suggest you take the donkey to the top, it certainly saves the walk!!

The buses to Iao run about every 30 minutes and if you are going for the sunset get there early to find your own "best" spot. The night we went people clapped as the sun went down - a thank you to Mother Nature.

A must is the prehistoric museum in Fira with artefacts dating back 3,300 years.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

My husband and I just returned from a trip throughout the Greek Isles. We had the most amazing time and it was equally as fantastic in Santorini. The views from this hotel are AMAZING. Oia is supposed to have the best sunsets, but we found the ones off the terrace here to be equally as good. I enjoyed staying in Firostefani as opposed to Fira. It was a lot quieter and it was an easy and pleasant walk to Fira along the caldera. It is a little trailway that leads to Fira and you have that amazing view the entire time. My favorite parts of the night were the walk to dinner.

I would agree with the other post I just read... the shower is much like the others on the islands, small and hand held spout, but this one didn't have a curtain, so the entire floor would get wet. No big deal, just need an extra towel to lay down afterwards.

We loved renting an ATV and venturing around the island. Ancient Thira is well worth the trip and also the wines at Volcan Winery.

Oia for sunset is a site to see. Many people are there taking pics. We ate at the most amazing restaurant there called Nectar. Try the fried feta in phyllo dough... they are famous for it and rightfully so!!

Overall, great hotel and great location!

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2011

Gaby apartments is located on the upper part or Fira with spectacular views of the caldera. The apartments are kept very clean and are spacious. I can't say enough about the views! Catarina runs the apartments and is very nice. The only problems we had with the room was that the shower water continually wet the whole bathroom floor and would not go away. We are not used to showering without a curtain. No breakfast is available here. We got to see the sunset everyday we stayed here. It is a little hard to get luggage down to the rooms with narrow stairways and with the location of the apartments. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a magnificent view and a reasonable price.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2011

Gabyys Apartments are fabulous. The position is great. The owner, Katarina was so friendly and helpful. The room was incredibly clean and fresh. The position was great and the view superb. It is highly recommended and very good value.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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West Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

The Gaby looks right over the caldera and is right beside the famous blue domed church featured in the travel book pictures. The accommodations are modest, but immaculately clean. It's about a 2 minute walk to all the shops and restaurants but is still quiet because it's above the walkway. There is a small fridge, dishes, kettle so you can take advantage of your patio and have breakfast or snacks while enjoying the spectacular view. We heard this is a really pricey area to stay, so Gaby is a real find here.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2010

Gaby Apartments was absolutely perfect! the best hotel of our holidays in the Greek Islands! We stayed there 3 nights. The room was spacious and really clean. Above all, we have the perfect view of the sunset and Caldera, much better than in the center of Fira. Gaby apartments are in Firostefani, not in Fira, but it is only 10 minutes walking of distance for a beautiful street, so it is no a problem, and this area is more beautiful. The only problem is that they don't have neither a website nor an email, and you have to call them, or send them a fax. I felt insecure for this, but I had an apartment better even than in have imagine. Really good!! If you want to go to Santorini, it is very advisable to stay here. The owners (a family) were also very nice with us, let us to leave the lugagge there the last day and called for us a taxi. PERFECT!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Gaby Apartments
Address: Firostefani 84700, Greece
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Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
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Ranked #8 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Firostefani
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Number of rooms: 13
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