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Laokasti Villas
Ranked #17 of 56 Hotels in Oia
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Lovely Place!”
Reviewed 8 May 2011

This was the perfect place to stay in Oia (and by the way, make sure you stay in Oia if you're going to Santorini...it's by far the most picturesque town on the island). It had a beautiful view (and the more famous view of the cliffs was just a short walk away). Our apartment was so cute and homey. The breakfast was nice...Greek yogurt and fruit with great, warm bread. It was quaint, and close to everything. I'd definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 10 January 2011

We stayed at Laokasti for about 6 days in September. The hotel is clean, the room spacious, and the property is well situated. It is just across the street from the beginning of the pedestrian walkway through Oia. They have great food, free wifi, the pool is wonderful, and the family that owns the hotel was very helpful and kind. They helped us plan several excursions and gave us great restaurant recommendations in Fira. Victoria was fantastic. A great find, we'll gladly go back!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Mykonos, Greece
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Reviewed 10 October 2010

Laokasti Villas is conveniently located across the street from the eastern terminus of the pedestrian way in Oia. If you walk across the street, there are great views of the caldera. The rooms are spacious and ours included a full kitchen. The property is family-owned and operated. We spent four great days here and enjoyed every minute. The pool area is wondereful and includes a snack bar where you can order sandwiches, salads and drinks. The buffet breakfast is excellent. The staff are very helpful and will go out of their way to provide assistance. There is Wi-Fi and parking available at no charge. The only criticisms I would note are that the matresses were not the greatest and you may not have hot water if you want an early morning shower, but both of these criticisms apply to many hotels we stayed in in Greece and Turkey on a five week trip. Overall, this is a great value on pricey Santorini!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 October 2010

We stayed at Laokasti Villas for 1 night. The room was fine and the cooking facilities better than others we saw in Greece. The family who own the hotel is wonderful and helpful. This place is a bargain, The pool is very attractive. Breakfast is included and the hotel is located across the road from the entrance to the pedestrian shopping street of Oia. We visited Fira which is busy and unattractive. Does travel equal shopping nowadays? Anyway, Oia has shopping but is very pleasant and Laokasti Villas is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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san francisco
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Reviewed 17 September 2010

Excellent location. Has free wifi. I'm glad I stayed so close to the main street because I hate the loud scooter noise. Since the main street is car free, I got a break from all the traffic noise everywhere you encounter in Greece. The hotel is cute. My duplex/studio is nice. I'll be back.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2010

We decided to go to Santorini on our Honeymoon....not an easy place to find Paradise on a budget! However, having trawled through trip advisor we came across Laokasti which by all accounts sounded a perfect choice. And it was....we arrived expecting to be a little way out of town, but in actual fact the beautiful views and the pedestrian street into the centre are just a matter of steps away from the hotel. The hotel itself is family run (sadly not many of them are) by a wonderful, welcoming Greek family. The restaurant has by far the best food in Oia thanks to Spiro's amazing cooking and is much more reasonable than the overpriced places in the centre. The pool was always quiet and clean and the pool bar service was fantastic. Victoria and Maria are always around to help you with information and point you in the right direction for everything.
Oia itself is the most breathtakingly beautiful place with sunsets that will blow you away...the hotels built into the side of the cliffs with the infinity pools are a sight to behold, and at times we wondered whether we should've tried to look for one of them for our accommodation, BUT once we discovered how much they cost and talked to other people who found them very nice but ridiculously hot on their balconies, we felt quite smug that we had such a fantastic hotel (which still has a view by the way albeit not Caldera!) plus the breeze by the pool kept us very comfortable in the hot sun.
We were there for 11 nights which didn't feel like too long at all and gave us time to discover the whole island as well as completely relaxing. We hired a quad bike for a day which my husband enjoyed alot! We also discovered a gorgeous quiet beach in walking distance if you don't mind walking up hills....another must is eating down at Dimitris in Ammoudi Bay.
All in all an amazing and memorable honeymoon thanks to everyone at Laokasti. We hope to come back sometime with family/friends!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 September 2010

I stayed here for 6 nights with my wife for our long awaited honeymoon and it was simply great!. Laokasti Villas is run by a nice greek family. Maria and Victoria are very nice, approachable people, always easy to talk to and helpful with regards to the island.
Our rooms were nice and clean, there was airconditioning (which is a bonus for me) and a fully equipped kitchen to do some cooking of your own.
At first we thought that the location might not be ideal but it was actually great. The bus stop is across the road and the caldera view is literally just across the road. It is quiet at night, the Laokasti Villas had free parking (if you rent a car) and had one of the best looking pools in Santorini.
They have a free computer to use with fast internet (wireless availble only in the reception room). Cold breakfast was nice.
As i mentioned before the Caldera view be easily seen just by walking across the road and it is more than enough. We were lucky to have chosen to stay here and in Oia. Oia was the most beautiful town in Santorini by far.
For the value and for the great hospitality you recieve, i highly recommend this hotel for all.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Laokasti Villas
Address: Ia (Across St. George's church), Oia 847 02, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Oia
#10 Spa Hotel in Oia
#29 Romantic Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Laokasti Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Laokasti is a hotel and restaurant that is established and run by the same family since 1985. It is located in the most picturesque of all Santorini villages, Oia and offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the beauty that Santorini is. The hotel is a complex of 17 fully autonomous villas built in the traditional Santorini style (four maisonettes-suites, three apartments and 10 studios/ studio-suites).The hotel has a swimming pool with a pool bar and a small spa with a sauna and a Jacuzzi. It also has a restaurant that offers traditional Greek and ethnic cuisine and an excellent service.All suites are located by the pool and have private balconies or verandas with a panoramic view of the deep blue sea and the island of Ios, while the sun sets. All villas offer all facilities necessary to enjoy your holidays: air-conditioning, hair dryer, safety box, satellite TV and a kitchen equipped with utensils.We look forward to your arrival at Laokasti Villas Hotel and promise that you will enjoy unforgettable holidays in Santorini in a family environment that will make you feel at home! ... more   less 
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Laokasti Villas Hotel Oia
Laokasti Hotel Oia
Laokasti Resort Oia
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