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Stavros Villas
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Karteradhos
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Reviewed August 27, 2010

Stayed at Stavros villas just outside thira in Santonrini, at first we thought maybe a bit of a hike to town, its around 1 kilometre, but then realised it was perfect for us. Nice place with everything one could need. air conditioning, internet, nice pool with sun beds, a balcony with views of the sea and full sized fridge and cook top which was a huge bonus as it is quite expensive in santonrini to eat. What made this such a pleasant stay was the owner Stavros himself, who epitomised the perfect host. He picks you up and drops you off wherever you want to go, from t he airport or sea port etc, FREE - makes you endless greek coffees and could not possibly be more helpful. His wife doesn't speak much english but smiles all the time and his two lovely daughters are charming - a small family run hotel in a really nice quiet setting away from the noisy main road. At the end of the road is one of the few sandy beaches (black sand mind you), to stay here I would recommend that one hires a quad bike (great fun for 2) or a moped, or a car , it is reasonable ( around 15 - 20 euro a day in high season )and you really need transport to see the island, also it makes the fact that Stavros Villas are slightly out of the main town a bonus rather than a drawback. All the other reasonable accommodation seems to be right on the very noisy main road, and in the actual town of Thira it's all very pricey, so I would say without a doubt this is your best option if you intend to hire some transport. Rooms are around 50 eur a double in high season, or 15 - 20 a single - a lot less in off season - he seems to be fairly flexible about prices as well. I absolutely recommend Stavros Villas to anybody, its such a pleasant atmosphere with such a nice family who cannot be more helpful. Ring stavros when you arrive by boat or air and he will pick you up

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2010

Stavros Villas was by far the best place we have stayed on our trip. The value for money was second to none for what we got. On top of that the owner of the Villa's, Stavros and his family went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. While sitting by the pool, Stavros would bring us orange juices and ice coffees (complimentary) as well as organise all day trips and vehicle hire for us and others staying. Bike rental company even came and picked us up.

As for the distance to Fira, it may be a bit far for elderly or people who just dont like to walk, but it is a beautiful walk anyway and took only 15 to 20 minutes. To hire a 4 wheel motorbike was 15 euros for 24 hours anyway!! and to be quite honest not being right in the centre was a luxury in itself as you can avoid the crowds and relax by the pool alone!!

Stavros even picked us up and dropped us at the airport free of charge. They made us feel more like guests at their house than we were staying in a hostel..

100% recommended!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2009

After reading other reviews, we chose Stavros and loved it. My friend and I (in our 60's) are always searching for upscale hostels and this one met all our expectations...very clean, quiet, private bath and conveniently located to all parts of Santorini. We took the local bus everywhere, which worked out well. The hotel is run by a wonderful family who makes you feel like part of it. Stavros picks you up at the port or airport (and takes you back)without charge and does everything to make your visit pleasant.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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2  Thank SallyReston_VA
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

Location: it’s in the village of Katerados, which is some 20 min walk from Fira. Katerados is a nice little village, with quite a few choices of good-value family restaurants and minimarkets etc. There’s also a travel agent who can help with ferry schedule, local tours etc. Stavros Villa is a little bit outside of the village, a quiet and peaceful area, 10 min walk to centre of Katerados. Although it’s a little bit far from Fira, it’s easy to walk to, and we save on accommodation costs on hiring some wheels – you will get to see much more of the island and get around easier too.
The rooms: we are given a two-room studio with three beds with a little electrical kitchenette which was useful for cooked breakfasts etc, and a small fridge. Overall speaking, the apartment is relatively basic but it’s very spacious, clean & comfortable. Everything worked – even good quality shower! From the villa’s balcony, you can see the sea and sunrise (if you can get up early enough!). The view from this place is actually Santorini’s east coast, Monolithos etc
Services: Free internet in the reception is another plus, as well as airport pickups. Stavros is very helpful in terms of giving information about which restaurants in Katerados are good value, hiring cars, boat tours etc.
We like this place for its comfortability and services. Very value-for-money. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Shuang Q
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Reviewed June 2, 2009

The owner, Stavros, was the most helpful person I have ever met. He got us a wonderful deal on a rental car (55 euro for 3 days, split between 4 people). We had a kitchenette in our room so that helped us save money on food. They even had pots and pans and everything we needed. Stavros picked us op from the ferry port and took us to the airport when we needed to leave. We had the most amazing coffee with him every morning. Sure, Stavros Villas is a bit out of the way, but you will probably need to get an ATV, scooter or car on this island to see everything you want to see. If you don't stay here, you are truly missing out on amazing Greek hospitality and a wonderful place to lay your head.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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1  Thank londoncalling720
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Reviewed October 5, 2008

This was the last stop on our trip for just one night, so we booked something inexpensive as we needed to leave at 6am the following morning.

To sum it up, if you are going to Santorini, to see Santorini for what it has to offer (ie caldera views) you wouldn't stay here. I had stayed in Santorini on the caldera a couple of weeks earlier, before arriving with my friends, so I knew what I had to show them in less than 24 hours. The family that own the hotel are very nice people and helped us organise our taxi to the airport for the following morning. The rooms are really large and clean as are the bathrooms. There was a pool too. This is a really nice place, but it is honestly too far from fira and the caldera views. We attempted to walk back at night from Fira and that was a massive mistake. It took forever, we thought we knew where we were going but we didn't and the area got really creepy the further we walked. It really depends on why you are travelling to Santorini as to whether you would stay at Stavros.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with friends
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3  Thank ilovefeta
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Stayed: November 2016
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Additional Information about Stavros Villas

Address: Karteradhos 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Karteradhos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Karteradhos
Price Range: $29 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stavros Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stavros Villas is situated in Karterados, a traditional village on the outskirts of Fira, the islands capital. The Villas offer its guests traditional Greek hospitality within modern comforts for an unforgettable holiday on Santorini. Stavros Villas are located at the suburbs of the capital, walking distance from the centre, few minutes away from the beach of Karterados. Consisting of 14 rooms with private balconies looking out over the Aegean Sea and sunrise each room has a private bathroom, fridge, cooker, television, air conditioning and a safe. Stavros Villas has a great swimming pool and sunbeds with umbrellas around it. Next to the reception is the breakfast and lounge area also with television. Island excursions and car or moped rental can be arranged and there is also a laundry service available. Rooms are cleaned daily and there is hot water available 24 hours. At Stavros Villas we offer a friendly, and relaxed atmosphere. Our staff will be happy to provide you with tourist information on Santorini and its surrounding areas.Internet WI-FI for free 24 hours in the rooms.Transfers from the port or airport are available. Please contact us before your arrival to arrange this. ... more   less 
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Stavros Villas Santorini, Greece

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