Aegeas Traditional houses is AWESOME. I wound up staying there because another tripadvisor-recommended hotel, the Aris Caves, was booked up and they referred me to Yiannis at Aegeas. I am so glad they did. I stayed for two nights (two and a half days) and I was kicking myself for not staying longer.
Santorini is stunning beyond belief. I know it is the most touristy island, but holy cow there's a reason for it. You have never seen such scenery in your life. I spent 3 days in Crete and almost 3 days in Santorini and would happily have stayed there for my whole trip.
Yiannis is the nicest person ever. He was friendly and available without being intrusive, and even arranged a massage for me from a (female) friend who is a massage therapist. She came right to my room. The cave rooms are so cozy, when I arrived both of the smaller rooms were empty and Yiannis told me to take my pick. I chose house #2 (you can see some pictures on the website). It was perfect, clean, had a little kitchenette, and the common patio is right outside the door. I sat out there every morning and evening watching the sunrise and sunset. The bathroom is hilariously small it's true, but it just added to the atmosphere.
I highly, highly recommend this hotel. I would go back in an instant. If you go, the hotel is at the far end of Oia, about two-thirds of the way thru the village. It's across from the Neptune restaurant - you see the sign on the gate and you go down the stairs.
Just one other note: I am a woman who frequently travels alone, and I felt very safe at this hotel. Sometimes that is a concern for we ladies traveling alone, so I wanted to give Aegeas the thumbs-up there as well :)
- Also Known As:
- Aegeas Houses Santorini/Oia