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Heliotopos Hotel
Ranked #23 of 48 Hotels in Imerovigli
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2 reviews
“Great location and helpful staff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2010

Heliotopos Hotel is located in Imerovigli (a great location if you want to get away from the busy-ness of Fira), which is about 35 minutes walk on the pedestrian path to Fira. Our room had a balcony and windows facing the caldera, islands, beautiful blue water, and amazing sunsets. The rooms included a kitchenette. The room itself was spacious and clean, but minimally furnished, and could probably have used more comfortable furniture. The staff were very helpful in offering tips on where to go and what to do, as well as arranging taxis and booking excursions. The hotel offers a limited menu of snacks and beverages, as well as provides breakfast each morning. There is also a small pool and free access to internet for guests.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2010

A boutique hotel (<20 rooms), the advantage of the same is that the very affable Manager, Yiota knows all the guests personally and you can take her advice anytime. Excellent kitchenette , nice swimming pool overlooking the sea, however the bathroom's could be better. The free internet access + free Wifi is a great bonus.

If one wants privacy and a great view, Imerovigli is the place to stay (best sunset view in Santorini) , however if you want the night life too and shopping then Oia might be a better spot.

Hire a car or a ATV to move around though the public transport is quite good and cabs are available easily at the main spots.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Arun100
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2010

Even if you're not getting married, this is one of the most spectacular, romantic places on earth.

For those of you looking for a destination wedding, give Heliotopos serious consideration. Situated right on the caldera, with a stunning view of the world renown Santorini sunset, this hotel is located in the smaller village of Imerovigli. It's midway between Fira and Oia and has less of the tourist travel...but still is within walking distance of all the nightlife and restaurants.

Lila coordinated our wedding and we could not have asked for a better wedding planner. She was so attentive to every detail. She was an excellent communicator throughout the process and made sure everything went according to plan. She approaches everything with the heart and eye of an artist. She even helped cook our wedding dinner - making us traditional Grecian delicacies and her special beer bread. She and the staff at Heliotopos gave us our fairytale wedding. In the week that we stayed in Santorini, she became family to us.

If you're just looking for a fabulous place to stay, it's hard to do better than Heliotopos. The staff are friendly and accommodating. The cave rooms are romantic and secluded - you feel like you have your own private villa with many of the rooms. The food...fantastic!

We highly recommend this hotel to others and we'll definitely be back for an anniversary trip or two! Morgan and Iain Muirhead

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2010

I attended my SIL's wedding at the hotel. It was by far the most beautiful ceremony I could have ever imagined. We were treated to an incredibly delicious meal for dinner that was mostly homemade. All of the staff was so accommodating and friendly, we invited them to our villa for dinner the next night. What a fantastic experience. I could not say enough to do the event justice! Highly, highly recommended to anyone who wants to meet great people, eat great food and enjoy an unforgettable view of the Caldera!

  • Stayed May 2010
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Calgary, Canada
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2009

We booked 5 days at Heliotopos through Expedia for a great price. We loved it so much, we stayed an extra 2 days. When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by Stella who welcomed us with champagne. She was so accomodating, helpful and knowledable; easily the best hotel manager we've ever dealt with. The rest of the staff were also very friendly and helpful. Our room had a phenomenal view and was traditional Santorini style; very romantic! Breakfast was so delicious with lots of variety; fresh squeezed organge juice and lattes every morning. We decided to rent an ATV for the week, which was a perfect way to see the island and the many beautiful beaches. After enjoying a relaxing day on the beach, we would return to our balcony to enjoy the most spectacular sunset on earth. The food at the nearby restaurants (within walking distance) was second to none. Some great activities that Stella recommended were: touring Santo Wines, sunset cruise, shopping, etc. Staying at Heliotopos was the most amazing hotel and location we've come across.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Canucks33
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2009

Visited in Oct (off-peak), so the rates that I was quoted definitely is worth for the "honeymoon" room that was allocated. This is my third time in Santorini, so i know what to expect.

You won't go wrong in the "view" department at any hotel in Imerovigli near the caldera rim. The location for a great view of caldera, thirassia, Oia was perfect. Thumbs up to the architectural design and decorations. The owner is an artist and we were given the honor to meet and talk to her in length. She prepared some of the breakfast and the white egg plant pie was out of this world, i already start missing it. Breakfast in overall is good with fresh orange juice, and i really mean fresh.

Quick a fair bit of steps to navigate down and up, so prepare for that. Dun worry because the porters will help you with the bags. The room that i got was perfect and absolutely nothing to complain about. so, i'll recommend for those looking for romantic getaway.

  • Stayed October 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Simone_sg1976
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2009

We had our honeymoon here and what a fantastic experience! Our room look right down on the Caldera. The service was great, the breakfast fantastic and the rooms romantic. It's a beautiful 30 minute walk along the edge of the mountain with incredible views to the Fira where all the restaurants are so make sure you rent a car or bike!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Heliotopos Hotel
Address: Imerovigli, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#19 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#25 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Heliotopos Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heliotopos is a unique boutique hotel complex in the traditional dome style, with one or two storey suites and studio apartments. Built on the foundations of old island structures it has been constructed to reflect the beauty of Santorini's architecture. Located at the highest point of the crater-top (the rim of the Caldera) it offers an extraordinary, breathtaking view of the volcano, the sea and the surrounding islets from every point of the hotel. ... more   less 
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Heliotopos Hotel Imerovigli
Heliotopos Hotel Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece

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