The hotel looks good, is very clean, and the staff pleasant, but it is geared up for conferences, and 2 to 3 nights stays. There was an international medical conference while we were there and the delegates dominated by shear numbers. The restaurant was closed to everyone else one evening for them. We ate at the restaurant once and it was fine. Fira town is within easy walking distance, and the views over the volcano impressive.
We took a taxi from the hotel to Old Fira which worked out cheaper than taking the locaL bus and then the shuttle from Kamari. Old Fira is amazing we spent over 3 hours there, truely not to be missed. the Museum in Fira is well worth a visit, well set out and objects, clearly labelled. We took a boat over to the volcano, our guide was Maggie a jolly Belgian lady who is very well informed and made the trip worthwhile. We took the local bus to Oia and enjoyed the views, if you want a drink/meal there if you go out of the centre a short way you can still get the views but its much cheaper. In Fira we ate at Nikolas's a few times, you might have to wait a little but its excellent, don't miss the lemon pie! We also ate at Camille, also very good. For a snack you really can't beat the local 'Giros'.
Would we go back to the Hotel and the island? probably not you can see everything in a week, and the Hotel was good but impersonal.
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- Also Known As:
- El Greco Fira
- El Greco Hotel Fira
- El Greco Santorini/Fira
- El Greco Hotel Santorini