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“Sprawling grounds with at least 5 pools, beautiful!”
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El Greco
Ranked #21 of 80 Hotels in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Huge rooms with refrigerators. Each unit with balcony or patio. Pools everywhere. Awesome and diverse breakfast. Short walk into town. All and all a great Santorini stay just across the street from the caldera (this is not one of the hotels hanging over the edge of the sea, likely makes it much more affordable). On the top of a list of plusses for me was the amazingly helpful staff. Long story short, I left my iPhone on a public bus. 'Find my iPhone' located it, but it was the staff that monitored the emails, located a phone number, contacted the hotel and communicated with the 'finder'. Than, get this ... it was the manager of El Greco that drove me, in his personal car, half way across the island, to make the exchange! And no one would accept anything but a "thanks" in exchange. When in Fira, I would stay no place else!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Stayed here with my family and we were impressed with the whole look of this hotel. The property is quite big!
There were a lot of guests when we got there so we were asked if it was okay for us to be upgraded to a suite which we decided to get of course. The room was really nice. The receptionists were friendly and staff were nice and helpful. I'd recommend this hotel to my friends. =)

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank wanderingpisces
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

My wife and I spent a week here in early October. El Greco is situated on a main road (not particularly busy though, this is Santorini!) and the rooms are more like little apartments in 'villages' around various pools.

At a leisurely pace, Fira is about a ten minute walk away, and the rim of the caldera looking out to the volcano of Nea Kameni is literally just across the road from reception.

The hotel was lovely - the public areas were nice (free wifi in the reception area) with more pools than we could possibly want, though the water was a touch cold for us!

The room was clean - and cleaned immaculately every day - and nicely decorated. We didn't switch the TV on at any point so can't comment on that, but the safe and small fridge were welcome additions.

Breakfasts were good each morning, plenty of choice - fruit, cereal, various cooked options - with as much fruit juice, tea and coffee as you can drink. We ate in the restaurant one evening and found the food to be good, and reasonably priced too. The same for the poolside bar we found.

Throughout our stay the staff were very pleasant, polite and helpful (though I think their patience was being tried by some of our 'friends from over The Pond!) and we really couldn't fault them at all.

Would we stay here again? If we come back to Santorini, we wouldn't hesitate!

Room Tip: The upper level rooms have their own terraces overlooking the pools
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank RockyOB
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We just got back from Santorini,we stayed at El Greco.for 7 nights ,we rate it 6 stars plus.staff excellent very helpful .rooms beautiful service excellent ,hotel is elegant beautiful,beautiful.i recommend it to anyone that's going to travel to Santorini.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Maria S
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Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

In all aspects the staff were superb. This meant we were able to take full advantage of the fantastic pools and setting. A walk into town was easy. Breakfasts were enjoyable and eaten outside. Plenty of fresh fruit and low fat options. The poolside bar led to a number of enjoyable hours both before departure into town for the amazing sunsets and for serenity upon return! We enjoyed eating 'at home' on more than one occasion. At lunch time we frequently enjoyed self catering on our spacious and private balcony. The volcano is all of 10 yards away from the front entrance for those who don't want to walk!
We hired a car which the hotel organised and enjoyed a good island tour. We needed to extend our stay one night as we weren't completing the 'package' but going on to Rome. Then came the shock! Our friends and ourselves were offered a night in the Belvedere in town. All bags taken etc etc. now that was real luxury! A 2 floor room looking straight over the volcano-literally! Brilliant!
Would return if life allows it !

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Stayed for 3 days this month after a couple in Athens. On the edge of Fira (5 minutes walk), its well appointed with pools, nice rooms and a pretty attentive group of staff. The breakfasts were plenty in variety and the solid turn over meant it was fresh as. My wife hurt her foot in Athens, so we decided to drive. The staff had a hire car to us in 30 minutes and we drove the whole island, seeing all the sights and finishing up at dinner in Oia...wow what a sunset. Had a nice bar which stayed open late and with some nice young engaging lads looking after us. No complaints here. would I go there again if we went? Sure

Room Tip: Theres a few levels. Get closer to the reception building unless you want a bit more exercise
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We spent a lovely week here. I love the way that the hotel is spread out so that you never feel like it's too busy. The pool ares are very relaxing, food at the pool bar is good but the breakfast was disappointing, not much choice same things almost every day.
The location of the hotel is very good just a few minutes walk to the centre.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Greco

Address: Fira | Box 91, Fira 847 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Fira
#21 Family Hotel in Fira
#34 Romantic Hotel in Fira
Price Range: £93 - £236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Greco 4*
Number of rooms: 89
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