Stayed at the Cheldonia Villas for 4 days. The villa was perfect. Had a small kitchenette, a decent sized bathroom, patio/courtyard overlooking the caldera that was simply breathtaking, and a large comfortable bed. The villa also had internet/wireless access (it was a little slow at times, but that's okay).
My only complaint - the stairs to get down to the room. WOW. We counted 60 or so - steep climb with no railing. One slip and it's a 40 foot drop. Ouch.
When it comes to arranging tours be prepared to do that yourself beforehand. The owner sits at the front desk on the main strip. He's good for arranging taxi transfers and that's about it, which is okay if you have a heads up that you have to arrange your tours on your own.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chelidonia is a family run set of carefully restaurated traditional dwellings on the caldera cliffs in the heart of Oia, Santorini. We offer panorama and privacy for individual travellers who contact us directly. We are proud to have been recommended by the New York Times as the preferable accommodation to stay on Santorini island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chelidonia Villas Hotel Oia
- Chelidonia Hotel Oia
- Chelidonia Villas Santorini/Oia