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The Vasilicos

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Perched high on the Caldera cliff, in the privileged neighbourhood of the Agios Nicolas Monastery in Imerovigli, The Vasilicos rules unique - an eclectic and exclusive private den. Formerly the sanctuary of a passionate art collector, the history of the property can be seen in each of the seven luxurious suites, in every tailor-made, elegant detail.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Heated pool
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
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75Somewhat walkable
Grade: 75 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
Agios Nicolas Monastery Imerovigli Thira, Imerovigli 847 00 Greece
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Santorini Airport4 mi
Naxos Airport46 mi
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We stayed at The Vasilicos for three nights in August. We were absolutely blown away by the views from the Belvedere suite. We particularly enjoyed watching the cruise ships go by beneath us. The food was spectacular, my favourite being the octopus! I would recommend the wine
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Look no further. The Vasilicos is the place to stay in Santorini. Away from the tourist stampede of the cruise ship crowds, tucked in a quiet and peaceful location within walking distance of Imerovigli and Fira, The Vasilicos is a family owned hotel and you will feel welcome
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Response from Daphne V, Owner at The Vasilicos
Responded 28 Aug 2018
Dear Lolita, what a lovely review, thank you! Ours has always been an understated kind of luxury, low key, lived-in, and thoughtfully curated. It's about being surrounded by beauty while feeling taken care of. And of course, getting the details right first time round. Thank you for coming, and thank you for that photo! Warmest wishes, Daphne
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We picked the Vasillicos for our honeymoon back in October and it was the best decision ever. This hotel is what every luxury hotel should strive to be like! While we arrived at Vasillicos hours before check-in time, the staff did everything possible to make sure we were well
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Response from Daphne V, Owner at The Vasilicos
Responded 23 Jan 2019
Dear Saharddb, thank you for taking the time to write this warm and detailed review. It is true that our location is exceptional, and you are right that the service is special - we do not consider ourselves a hotel; The Vasilicos is a very exclusive private home that welcomes discerning guests from all over the world, and this is what a stay feels like. Thank you for becoming part of our story, we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Warmest wishes, Daphne
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We had a gorgeous time in this amazing location - our every need was catered for and the facilities were amazing. We had a delicious breakfast served on our balcony. The room was spotless and comfortable.
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Response from Daphne V, Owner at The Vasilicos
Responded 14 Jan 2019
Dear LaniB, thank you for your kind words - we are very lucky that our location is indeed incredible, so the only thing we have to do is put in the hard work! Thank you for coming, Daphne
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Our visit to Santorini was made magical through our stay at The Vasilicos. The team working there went over and above with excellent service. The rooms are spectacular and so private. The view is amazing. On our last night we did a wine pairing meal which was brilliant.
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Response from Daphne V, Owner at The Vasilicos
Responded 7 Nov 2018
Dear Paul, thank you for your warm words about The Vasilicos, and your appreciation of our Tour de Force wine tasting, which is indeed intended to make Greek cuisine and wines shine in tandem. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed it, thank you for your recommendation! Warm wishes, Daphne
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Dear KimberleyBimson, The Vasilicos water temperature will go to a maximum temperature of 31-32°C or 90° F. This is for health and safety reasons since soaking for too long in warm water could lead to nausea, dizziness, or fainting. Kind regards, Daphne
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Dear Whitney R, Although we do not have an actual bar, the Main Terrace and the Old Living Room are both very special places to enjoy a drink in a more public place - each with their own particular charm. As Santorini's only wine hotel, it is natural that we place emphasis on wine, but spirits and cocktails are also available for your enjoyment. Kind regards, Daphne
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Does the King Cat Suite have a private balcony or is it just on the pool balcony? Thank you.
Helen's answer is perfect, there are 6 steps leading down to the pool area from the private terrace, please have a look at our webaite photos for a visual.
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Good morning, we offer complimentary room service during breakfast. During the day we have pool and room service, and in the evening, upon arrangement, we offer private dinners, either on your terrace or in our dining area or on the main terrace, as you wish.
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is this hotel adults only/have a minimum age?
Dear Jennifer, we are one of the few hotels on the Santorini Caldera to accept children. We do this because The Vasilicos has always been a family summer house and we strongly believe in the value of introducing children to beauty and elegance from a young age. We do need the parents' help though - the Caldera is not the most child friendly of places, there are high drops and unguarded waters, so children must be under adult supervision at all times. Also, guests come to The Vasilicos to enjoy peace and privacy. We strongly believe in self-selection, and so far it has worked as a charm - Debra visited with her son during half term and met another family on holidays - seeing those 3 children by the pool making friends in this most cosmopolitan of environments was a moment we cherish, and the reason we stubbornly believe that if a parent thinks their child is suited to The Vasilicos, then it most probable is.
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"There are only 7 rooms so hard to recommend one other than the one we stayed in. We stayed in Daphne Suite"
"All rooms are incredible, but the patio at the Belvedere suite makes it the best choice"
"Go for the best room, its worth it!"
"Daphnes room was my favorite but VASILICOS suite was great too"
"Rooms towards the top of the hotel offer better privacy."
US$245 - US$992 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceSouth AegeanCycladesSantoriniImerovigli
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