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Prekas Apartments
Ranked #30 of 50 Hotels in Imerovigli
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

What can I say, Prekas Apartments was amazing and we absolutely loved our stay here. Of course it starts with the owners. The level of service and friendliness was unlike anything else that we experience during our trip in Europe. The hotel is a small, family run hotel and you can certainly tell because they really make your stay with them personal. The apartments are clean and have basic accommodations, certainly not a luxury resort, but the views from the hotel are spectacular and I would imagine that you would be hard pressed to find a better view of the caldera or the sunset from any other hotel on the Island. We heard that Oia was the best place to watch the sunset so we tried that, but that sunset and all of the people could not compare in the slightest to the night before where we watched the sunset from our balcony at Prekas. Imerovigli is much quieter and less crowded than Fira or Oia while offering all of the same vistas and amenities. Additionally, there are some fantastic restaurants minutes away from the apartments. All in all, we could not have had a better experience.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

- The Good:
Amazing views from this place. Sunsets and sunrises are so beautiful to watch from there.
Our room was right in front the swimming pool. The room was nice and had a fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom was quite small and the shower area did not have a shower curtain, but we got used to that quickly and was not an issue for us.

The staff was friendly. There was someone waiting for us upon arrival to help carry our luggage from the parking area to our rooms. He also helped us when we left. We were impressed with how strong he was going up and down all those stairs with our suitcases. I highly recommend that you tip him. He deserves it.

We also got a welcome drink upon arrival which was nice.

The hotel is in Imerovigli. It's nice and quiet but a bit limited in terms of restaurant. I recommend renting a quad (atv) while in Santorini. It's about 30/35 euros for 24 hrs. You can get to different areas easily, parking is easier than with a car, and it's a lot of fun!

- The Bad:
The stairs leading from the parking area to the hotel/apartment area need to be improved/renovated with more lights added. If you plan to come back late at night, bring a flashlight with you.
Also, the swimming pool is quite deep, so be careful.

- Conclusion:
We really enjoyed our stay at Prekas and Santorini in general. The hotel is nice with great views and great staff. Give it a try!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank MarsInvestigation
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I cannot say enough good things about this hotel - the staff is so friendly and accommodating. Nektarios arranged for transfer service to and from the ferry, which made things incredibly easy. The views are unmatched! VERY good value. We stayed in one of the studios - great size, comes with a small kitchen, which was very convenient to have. I had to pinch myself most of the time while we were there - was postcard-perfect. Wonderful, wonderful hotel! I wish we could have stayed longer - we look forward to returning!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great with fantastic views - you can't lose.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

For our third trip to Santorini, and bringing some friends along, we selected Prekas mainly due to the low prices. Anywhere on the island is good, but Imerovigli is the best combination of access, views, and lower traffic, and the Prekas apartments would have to be among the better places to stay in Imerovigli. Why? Nothing to the left, nothing to the right, nothing below, we were amazed at how quiet it can be there. Extremely peaceful and no streams of tourists past your door or balcony all day, like some of the other more expensive places nearby. The layout is vertical, with two small apartments per level on two levels down from the path, then the third, lowest level housing the pool and poolside larger apartment. Above the path are some much larger areas which are worth a look if you have a group of 5 or more. We had 2 couples so stayed in the smaller apartments, which are basic but comfortable, after all you're going to be outside on the balcony mostly, or out wandering the island paths. Everything was cleaned on a daily basis, staff were excellent and responded quickly and effectively to any issues that arose during our stay. We had the most wonderful time at Prekas and would definitely stay again, and recommend to everyone if you're looking for the best value accommodation in the best part of the island. Even though this time around (May 2013) the weather was not good, it didn't stop our enjoyment of this beautiful place. If you're seeking 5 star luxury, then go elsewhere and pay thousands more, but if you're looking for good basic rooms with an astounding view and friendly service, peace and quiet, then this is probably the best you can do. Access is reasonable by Santorini standards, with either a long mainly flat path from the top, or a faster route involving some stair climbing. Supermarkets and restaurants are very close and all are good value, the staff can organise a hire car, which we did, and it was cheap and reliable. Both walking and driving are in the nature of extreme sports on Santorini, so if you're not up to that, taxis and buses are usually excellent value too. Airport transfers were organised both ways as part of the deal. We were all delighted with Prekas, and despite some days of gale force winds, our stay was comfortable and enjoyable, on our final night we had a most excellent sunset. We have stayed in a few other places in previous trips to Santorini, but when we return we are coming back to Prekas. One minor negative is variable wifi connectivity, but they offer a laptop and cable if you really need your net. We got by without that and went upstairs to get a better signal when we needed it.

Room Tip: The higher up the better the view, not a huge difference though. Poolside may be a bit noisy if othe...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Family operated, very friendly. The views from the rooms are breath taking, very customer driven, per the owner suggestion he helped us renting a car, great idea! we went around the island and back and forth, found the most amazing restaurants and vineyards. Overall thanks to the owners we got a better experience in Santorini...rooms are small but clean...good value for the price.... Oh and when you are ready for breakfast just give them a call and fresh fruit, coffee and yoghurt will be right outside your door ready for you to enjoy...the pictures don't make justice...will come back to Prekas for sure

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

We rented the smallest apartment they had, a kitchenette, small bathroom and bed. But the view was the most amazing part of our stay. We had a patio and furniture perfect for watching the sunset over the caldera. The apartments are on the path to Oia, which we walked one morning and really enjoyed. For the price, this is the best view you are going to get.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

This hotel has an incredible view, and at a great price. It's not one of the higher end hotels, but I really believe the best value for your money.

The father / son team was fantastic, and made us feel right at home. As soon as we arrived, we were asked, "Ti na sas keraso?" which means "What can I treat you? What would you like to drink / eat?" It was as if we were being invited into their home!

We also got married during our stay in Santorini, and when I had issues with receiving my dress, they were so nice and concerned. I just really felt taken care of, and that they truelly cared about their guest.

I highly recommend this great little hotel, in paradise :)

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Address: PO Box 740, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Imerovigli
#17 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range: $106 - $573 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Prekas Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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