Santorini, where do I even begin..
You know you have found a true treasure of an island when the thought of leaving after a four night stay brings tears to your eyes. This could be due to being surrounded by picturesque views the whole time, or the fact that our hotel was more perfect than we could have ever imagined! Regardless, Santorini has made a little home in my heart and it’s only fair that I make an effort to revisit her again soon.
I really need to mention how amazing our accommodation was. I booked Villa Ilias via Expedia and honestly, no photos or previous reviews do it any justice. The staff are absolutely amazing, we did not come across one person who did not have a smile on their face. Mary and Giorgos are incredible and so, so welcoming! Nothing was too much for them and they made our stay just perfect!
The buffet breakfast was one of the best I’ve seen by far! A lot of it was fresh and homemade, and they also served a different traditional Greek treat every morning for all guests to try. There was a lot of variety and we never left feeling hungry!
Located in Firostefani, it’s only a 10-15 minute walk to Fira. The entire walk includes breathtaking views of the water and the caldera, while passing some cute little taverns and hotels.
Below are photos purely from the hotel pool area, and as you can see the views are stunning!!
If I could recommend somewhere for you to stay while visiting Santorini, it is here. You are out of the hustle and bustle of the centre (Fira) and it is so peaceful both during the day and at night. You also get a lot of privacy as no other hotel is above or behind you, and the footpath that everyone walks along is away from the pool area, unlike many other hotels. Also, did I mention the view?!
I will post more photos of Santorini in general in a separate post.
Until then x