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Olympic Villas
Ranked #34 of 58 Hotels in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 August 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed in a studio apartment for a few nights in August.

Positive: The room was fairly basic, but it was clean and comfortable with a small balcony. While the balcony was not on the caldera side we still had a view out over the ocean, mainly we just used it eat breakfast each morning. There is a shop across the road where you can buy groceries (we puchased food for breakfast - cereal, milk, coffee and fruit). The big positive is that there are two pools with the front pool overlooks the caldera. Fair price.

Negative: The lighting in the room was not great. The main draw back however was the pool - which needed the water properly filtered. In the evening when the light is not direct you can see a lot of random particles including hair floating in the water. I

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

We stayed in an apartment with a view toward Ios (not the caldera). The apartment was large with two bedrooms and worked great for our family. It had a small kitchen that we used for making lunches and a couple of dinners due to the poor exchange rate of the US dollar and the Euro. Both pools were fine, but we loved swimming in the pool with a view of the caldera. The other larger pool is a little boxed in, but is shallower and my daughter liked that. The hotel's a really great value for staying in Oia with a pool overlooking the caldera. It's a little walk away from Oia, but it's also out of the hustle and bustle of all the day trippers. We also liked the big chess board on the deck looking away from the caldera.

Wifi costs 1 Euro for 30 minutes or 5 Euros per day. Not too expensive, but it should be included. Breakfast costs 7 euros per person. There's a mini-mart across the street which sells cereal, milk, fruit and other food so you can have a great breakfast for a much lower cost on your own balcony. Dish soap and a dish rag is not included, so bring your own. Most of the walk to Oia can be made on pedestrian only paths, but a short section must be made on the busy road going into Oia. There's a bus stop just out front of the hotel, and the fare to Fira is 1.6 Euros per person. Wish they provided a port transfer service, but the hotel's a great value even if you have to take the bus.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank bonchien
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

I have stayed 6 times over the last 15 years and I would not stay anywhere else. It is family owned and run and Petros and the staff are amazing. The best value in "over priced" santorini and the town of oia is the only place to stay. Splurge and rent a car on arrival. Other hotels/resorts have frills and all kinds of upgraded accomodations.
If you want to spend $400/ night,
Olympic villas is not for you.
I have stayed on my own, as a couple and with friends. Petros xnd staff is the real Greece and oia/Olympic villas is the best!

  • Stayed: June 2011
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4  Thank MillValley_caEkim
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Reviewed 2 June 2011

We just returned from Olympic villas after a 5 day stay on the island. The villas were amazing! We could not stop staring at the view-it is breathtaking! The pool out the front and the deckchairs are perfect and we were lucky enough to get an apartment facing the caldera. Our room had all we needed-a kitchenette, air con and a big bed. We could not believe that we could get so much for such a reasonable price! 2 steps and you were in the pool and a few more and you were on the beautiful pathway leading into the village. We also loved the supermarket up the road and the car rental across the street. We would recommend this to anyone and would love to return.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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4  Thank jayman976
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Reviewed 11 January 2011

Is a very good location where the short walk from car park. Opposite is a convenient store to buy some beers and wines.

I'm glad that the owner arrange a very nice room for us. Just right in front of the pool with view of Aegean sea. A balcony for us to enjoy the pool and view. We also had our breakfast at the balcony.

Entrance is a sitting area with dining table and also a kitchen with a lot of utensils. Very clean.
The room was separated with the kitchen. The only problem is the toilet too small and hand shower.

Morning stroll along the pathway by the caldera is very relaxing. So peacefully quiet. Very short walk to oia centre but the walk is so enjoyable as all nice cave house and view along the way.

Really love it and will back again. The owner also very kind to allow me use their Internet for free for less than 5 min. Thanks a lot.

  • Stayed: October 2010
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2  Thank ColleenHPY
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Reviewed 1 November 2010

Not much more to add.
The bad: Owners not too personable or friendly, mattress hard as a rock, shower small.

The good: All of this is easily overlooked with the wonderful location, view and room size. Reasonably clean. Our room had a small kitchen which was appropriate for making coffee, etc. in the morning with glasses, dishes, pans, etc. Could watch the sunset from the pool area, although arrive early, all of the other guests have the same thought.
Pools (2 of them) were beautiful and clean, but too cold for us to go in. Parking was pretty easy a short walk away, not sure if it would be as easy to find in high season.

Very Good value.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank bbjj109
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Reviewed 31 October 2010

The location of this hotel is everything. Although on the outside edge of town it is situated on a hillside offering a manificent view of the caldera. And at a reasonable price. We had a suite with two bedrooms and cooking facilities which we found excellent. There was a well maintained swimming pool and sitting area below our unit. The walk into town was some distance but not unreasonable and the views from the walkway were spectacular.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank bepate
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Additional Information about Olympic Villas

Address: Thiras - Ias, Oia 847 02, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#27 Romantic Hotel in Oia
Price Range: £73 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Olympic Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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