My wife and I stayed at Chelidonia Villas in early September for 4 nights. We planned our trip last minute and stumbled upon this hotel.....Thank God we did! From the moment we arrived, Rose took us under his wing and pointed us in the right direction. He arranged a wonderful dinner for us at Sunset Taverna where we were able to witness the beautiful Santorini sunset while enjoying a fish dinner. He showed us around the grounds and gave us some background on island and the villas.
Chelidonia Villas, in my opinion, is located in the best part of the island. The village of Oia offers all that you would ever want in a Santorini vacation. There is a wonderful selection of restaurants and shops. The sunset view is amazing from multiple spots in the village. The people who live and work in Oia are very friendly. All of the rooms/villas that make up Chelidonia provide an amazing caldera view....the view that makes Santorini so famous. The villa is located in the pedestrian portion of Oia. Now understanding the village layout, this is the only area where I would stay. You can walk to all.
There are multiple villas to pick from. All offer fantastic views. I believe that all provide balconies....some larger than others. The rooms are considered "cave rooms"....build into the cliff side. This made for a very unique experience. The individual villas are spread out along the hillside. Some villas require you to walk down many steps. This was not a problem for me and my wife, but could be a problem for others so I wanted to mention. The room provided everything that we need and more. The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. There was a small kitchen with fridge, sink, hot plate, and coffee maker. Also, a nice bottle of Santorini white wine was waiting for us in the fridge.
Rooms were cleaned everyday by friendly staff. Bags were taken down to our room upon arrival, and brought to our car upon check-out. Rose made himself available for anything that we needed. I also found it quite enjoyable just spending some time chatting with Rose. He has many interesting stories.
For sure, my wife and I will return here. He found tremendous value by staying here and have wonderful memories to last a lifetime!!!
- 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