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“My second home on my beloved island of Santorini”
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Ekati
Ranked #39 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Kamari
Prague, Czech Republic
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32 reviews
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“My second home on my beloved island of Santorini”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We first came together with my two kids to Villa Ekati in summer 1994 and got really enchanted by this place. A small charming villa set in a beautiful location in a lovely scented garden with flowers, palms, eucalyptus, pistachio and olive trees just around, with a crystal clear swimming big pool, away from the noicy part of the Kamari village yet just few minutes walking distance from the beach.
The place was so comfortable, offering enough space to accommodate our family and yet so relaxed and laid-back, relaxed, in a typical Greek way, that we could not resist but to come again and again.
Since 1994 we visit Santorini every year, we missed just 2 summer seasons since our first stay. We lived in many hotels in Kamari (Mateos, Captain Ilias, Reflections Sea, Black Sand Appartments,...) and in amazing - beautiful Oia where we lived in Alta Mare, but Villa Ekati is the place we prefer most! We became friends with the owner/s, a very educated lady and her lovely children and grandchildren and even though we do not speak or understand much Greek, we enjoy their kind company and attention, taking us by surprise and bringing us sometimes home made food, fruit,...
The rooms are typical 3 star accommodation, with all necessary things including hairdryer, TV, safe deposit,... the bathrooms have showers with plenty of hot water around the clock, there is everything necessary in the kitchen to prepare a simple meal. The beds are huge and comfortable, due to the presence of wind it is never too hot so the roms are pleasantly cool, but air condition is available as well.
Plenty of storage for suitcases, big wardrobe, and all basic furniture pieces,...
Everything one needs for a relaxed, easy going holiday time is available. I would recommend the place to everyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

After travelling for more than 12 hours, all we were looking forward to doing was getting to our hotel and relaxing...when we got dropped off, the owner wasn't there and the only woman available didn't speak english. We had requested a room with 2 beds, but when we got there, there was one bed. luckily we were able to switch to next door. there were bugs everywhere and though they looked clean, i found the sheets questionable. we spent the marjority of the night trying to find another place to stay. lucky for us, the best western - paradise in akrotiri had availability and is virtually the same price. we are now here and greatly looking forward to our vacation. i don't even care that we paid for 2 hotels, it was just such a relief to be out of there. so in other words, unless you want to feel like you are in a hostel or camping...stay away!!!....and yes they make you pay extra for a/c and ask for it up front.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2011

Currently staying there and many in group have had all belongings and money taken from room via verandas. All their clothes taken. Dont leave anything in rooms.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2010

Me and my husband visited Santorini in July 2007, so this can be a little bit dated information. No reception, a girl (apparently the owner's granddaughter) was waiting for us and pointed our room. One had to pay extra ( 5 euros/day) for air conditioning and first she asked a double price but we got that sorted out. The problem with the air conditioning was, (that although we of course didn't leave it running for the whole day) when we got back to the hotel in the evening and went to visit a nearby store (5 minute walk) someone had gone to our room and turned the aircon off. It would have been great to leave the machine on for maybe 10 minutes and come back to a cool and relaxing room, but it was a "no no". Finally the owner lady came personally to educate us that one shouldn't leave the room after the air conditioning is on. We even got a note to our door to remind us. Apart from that, the citchen was poorly equipped, we got two single beds as a couple and the "balcony" was actually a shared walking corridor. But the room was clean, I have to admit. If you want to go to Santorini, pay extra and stay at Oia. It was fantasticly beautiful, nothing like Kamari where this hotel is located.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Lancashire
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Reviewed July 19, 2006

Booked the Ekati Studios and Apartments or Villa Ekati through the Amazing Greece website and paid £188 for one week for 2 people. Seemed very reasonable for a 3 star. Upon arrival there is no reception, the cleaner (I assume) saw us with our cases and pointed at a room. I asked her if they needed our names or anything but she didnt seem to understand. As the week went on we realised there were no English people, the boards (health and safety/pool rules) were all in Greek, and only Greek people stayed there, so we know why they didn't need our names, we must have stuck out like a sore thumb!

The room was very very basic, I've stayed in Greece before on 1 star allocation on arrival and the accomodation was similar. There was no air con or fan, a 2 ring electric hob that didnt work, a hand held shower with no curtain or shower base and a shared balcony. There was a working fridge and an old kettle. The room was very small, however it was kept clean and towels were changed regularly. The worst thing was the whole building must have been on a shared water system, we hardly ever had running water - we couldn't flush the toilet and shower time was a nightmare, when someone else turned their water off in another room you had to jump in quick!

The pool was nice, we were the only ones in it on the days we did use it. Location was OK - 10 minutes walk to the beach and main shops/bars.

A taxi cost 13 euros to the airport.

Overall we wished we'd have paid more and stayed somewhere better but it was so cheap it didn't really matter in the end.

Kamari itself is nicer than most holiday resorts, although nothing special - Oia is the place you want to be - that's where all the Santorini brochure pictures are taken, which is why people go to Santorini in the first place, and Kamari is completely flat just like any other holiday resort.

Would go again but would definitely stop in Oia.

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  • Disliked — No running water
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank kb1977
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Property: Ekati
Address: Kamari, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Kamari
Hotel Class:3 star — Ekati 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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