There was a big explosion and all Santorini had no power no water for one night.
But our kids could splash in the pool during the day, as the night fell, we could see even more beautiful starry sky with beautiful moon, all reflected on the sea.
The next morning still no power or water, they ran here and there from Oia n Fira town to get us bread for breakfast searching for a bakery who could supply them. Even though the coffee wasn't hot, we still could have all the same breakfast as before. (when we moved to Fira next day, they just gave us bread and coffee saying that they threw away everything while the shops 20 meters away were selling everything! Lame!!)
The house felt a bit smaller than the picture, but was the same. There were basic pot n pan n cookery for us to cook our kids' meals, the swimming pool was clean n nice with a little shower right next to it, there were more than plenty of space to our kids to run around and play in the frontyard, there is even a miniature island with roads and houses (my boy fell in love with it), nice photo shot oppotunity with windmill and little towers.
It was about 5-10 minutes walk to Oia, but needs to walk about 15 more minutes to see the famous sunset which is the opposite side of the town, following the famous trail right next to the pool which connects Fira - Oia (total 2.5 hours walk) it was short 4 bus stops from Oia town center but there is no announcement on the bus so make sure to tell the driver that you need to take off at Atlantida (we missed it and stayed on the bus until it reaches Fira and came back since our kids fell asleep which took us about 40 minutes. if you don't miss the stop it is less than 5 minutes.
Koulombo beach was about 20 minutes walk away (but no shade on the road, better get a cab or drive), nice black sandy beach, the taxi asked 10 euro which George arranged for us. The beach umbrella n sunbeds were 10 euros again with a little shower, there was a Grill house 3 minutes away from the beach (the owner was more than kind, he even proposed to give us a ride if he fails to call a taxi for us), and there is a bar selling drinks n snacks at the beach.
Overall, I enjoyed staying at Atlantida a lot, it is not a splendid luxurious villa but had everything we needed, there was almost no stairs (except a few to get in the rooms n pools), very spacious parking lot. Very kids friendly. It was not cheap, but reasonable when you compare it to the other villas in Oia, with little space outside the rooms n lots of steps.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Santorini hotel, atlantida Villas traditional hotel is located in amazing region of Oia santorini. Atlantida Villas hotel of the Santorini hotels belong to the 4 star category of the Santorini hotels ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Atlantida Villas Santorini/Oia