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“It felt like we were viewing the world from the sky.”
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Nostos Apartments
Ranked #22 of 56 Hotels in Oia
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Reviewed 2 August 2009

I am happy to write about Nostos Apartments in Oia and give it a 5 star rating. It was above all our expectations of a beautiful place. We stayed in one of their bottom units, over 100 steps down. Our apartment was charming inside, it is five steps away from the horizon pool and only a few more to the small dining area which looks out on the Caldera. I have traveled the world over the past 35 years and have seen much of its wonders. Hong Kong was outstanding too but absolutely nothing has approached the ethereal beauty and other world tranquility that the view from our veranda provided. The peacefulness was unmarred and cliff development was majestic. An occasional cruise ship would pass by and to our eye it measured about 2 inches. It felt like we were viewing the world from the sky. Andreaus oversaw all our needs and answered every question. George was a saint carrying our bags down and up the cliff. The rest of the staff was friendly and professional in their duties. Guests do need to be in good shape regarding knees and hearts. Otherwise it is simply heaven.


Virginia Dyer
Cambridge, MA.

  • Stayed: July 2009
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

If you want to visit Santorini this is the place to stay, ask for room 106 veiws are fantastic ! you could sit on that balcony and never move, and look out at the caldera forever. Romantic , relaxing, fantastic. You must be active, those steps are a killer. Ive always said the higher the better veiws, rightly so but 120 up and down twice a day at least, and the rest is the reson you dont put on weight .If you have done your home work, you know it is expensive, and it is very ! Well worth a visit so pretty, your paying for the veiws, but veiws worth paying for loved it x

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2009

Our four day vacation in Santorini was probably one of the most romantic and relaxed experience we ever had. We loved everything about it, especially the beautiful Nostos Apartments we stayed at.
The services we received from Andreas and his staff were great. Just to give you a few examples, Andreas took care of our rental car, pointed out great local restaurants, gave us a ride in his own car, gave us his beautiful music, and kept our bags after we checked out, And George, one of his staff, was kind enough to carry our heavy luggages up and down a minimum of 100 steps.
The room we stayed in (room 106) was near perfect. It was one of the most unique places we've stayed at. This room is more like a big cave that sits on face the cliffs. The room is beautifully decorated with a double bed, big bathroom, kitchen, and sofa. You can easily fit four people in that room. The view from this room was phenomenal. Relaxing under the big white umbrella, you get a 180 degree view of the pool, beautiful white houses, dock, and of course the entire Caldera.
Breakfast is served every morning from a charming room that plays beautiful music.
Santorini is now one of our favorite places. We will be back soon, and for sure we'll stay at the Nostos Apartments again.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2009

We stayed at Nostos Apartments in June 2009 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had specifically requested room 102 which we found absolutely perfect. It was also very peaceful and quiet, despite Oia being a busy little town. A great place to stay. We would most definitely recommend Nostos Apartments. The service of Andreas and all his staff is great. Andreas is ready and waiting for anything you need and can arrange it all for you. We had a fantastic, relaxing holiday and would return to Nostos in a moment.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2009

Overall highly recommend this hotel. The view was breathtaking and having our own, private balcony made the experience that much more enjoyable. The room itself was very unique and quite nice. Overall the staff was extremely helpful and eager to answer any questions we might have had about the island. Finally, I'm very glad we stayed in Oia over Fira, this village is much more low key and although you still find alot of touristy shops, it's orders of magnitude more pleasant that Fira.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2009

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday somewhere with guaranteed sun, quiet location, clean appartments and friendly locals then Nostos Appartments in Oia, Santorini is the perfect place! Not only for all of the above but also for the most remarkable view, which will steal your breath away every time.

We stayed in one of several appartments here, 100 steps down the Caldera facing cliffs. Don't let the number of steps put you off as George will carry your suitcases for you. More importantly however, this means you are sheltered from the wind when in the pool or on your terrace, plus you don't have to worry about random strangers wandering in for a peek at your apartment!

Our appartment was perfect in every way for us. A cute cave house with large main room containing double bed and sofa with tv. There is a separate kitchen with basic cooking amenities. Just off from this is the bathroom. Each morning we had coffee on our terrace and if we fancied a hot breakfast we just popped up to the grocery store at the top of the steps. The bakery is also just a minute from the grocery store if you fancy warm bread or croissants! Or, if being on holiday for you means not having to worry about shopping, then Andreas and his staff provide a lovely continental breakfast every morning in the breakfast room. We had a choice of cereals, boiled eggs, croissants, yoghurt, meats, cheeses and fresh fruit. Along with a selection of juices, tea and coffee.

Following breakfast we tended to head straight for our terrace with a good book and spent our days just relaxing, breaking up our time every so often for a dip in the lovely pool and to watch the procession of jingle-jangling donkeys heading up and down the cliff path, far, far below us... carrying visitors to and from the small ferry.

Around mid-day each day, your rooms will be completely cleaned.

We were only here for one week but it was the best summer holiday either of us have ever had. It could not have been any more relaxing. If you need any advice i.e on eating out etc. your lovely host Andreas is always on hand to help if he can. There are lots of superb restaurants in Oia village just a short romantic walk away, and Andreas will tell you where to find the best ones. We love this place so much that we have booked a 2 week trip this year back to the same appartment at Nostos....and we cannot wait!

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ockii
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Reviewed 4 June 2009

We just returned from our second trip to Santorini and our second stay at Nostos. After our first visit in September '07 we stated that if/when we returned we would definitely stay at Nostos again. We were not disappointed. In fact there have been several updates since our previous stay.

The property: When we originally stayed our only complaint was that the patios/balconies were somewhat shared. They have resolved that issue now and all the units have private patios/balconies. They also have wireless internet available for a fee. The kitchenettes are fully stocked with any utensils needed for preparing a meal if you choose to eat in for lunch or dinner.

The view: As I stated in my original review ... the view from Nostos is probably the best in Oia as you don't have any other properties below and you have a full view of the Caldera. I would definitely choose this over the sunset ... we went to view the sunset on two different occasions and it was blocked by clouds both times. Besides the sunset only lasts a few minutes but you can view the Caldera all day!!! It's like sitting on the edge of heaven.

The staff: One of our favorite reasons for staying at Nostos is the manager, Andreas. He is an excellent host, a true delight and very knowledgable about the island. He has plenty of recommendations on what to see/do and places to eat. Andreas also has a quick wit and great sense of humor. George, who helps out, is also extremely friendly and hard working. After lugging overstuffed baggage up and down the many steps he still always has a smile on his face.
Would we stay here again? Absolutely!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: Oia village, Oia 847 02, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Oia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Oia
#16 Luxury Hotel in Oia
#16 Family Hotel in Oia
Price Range: £231 - £397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nostos Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small settlement located in OIA on the Santorini Island,consist of 8 units for 2 till 5 persons, reception, bar and pool facilities. Settlement is situated on the edge of the Volcano crater, overlooking the see and islets around. Each unit is fully equipped and can work as an independent bungalow (fully equipped kitchen, terrace etc.) Cave-like looking apartments, just 3-5 minutes walking distance from the center of the village and shopping center, but on the really calm area... relaxing and romantic atmosphere ... more   less 
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