Lithies is by far one of the more spectacular places I have stayed. It is made very special by Maria, the wonderful, wonderful woman who takes care of everything at Lithies, from the bottle of wine on arrival, breakfast every morning (you pick from a list of items), to cruise ship niceties like little chocolates on the bed and towels folded into fun shapes. She keeps it spotless, and all the homes are lovely.
We stayed in the smallest house; Eros (there are 5 houses). It had a marble bathroom, bedroom, sitting room and small kitchen with a washing machine. Lines to dry clothes outside. Some of the homes have dryers. The other homes are much larger and looked wonderful, but Eros was perfect for my husband and me. Maria makes you feel like royalty.
Lithies is located in Firostafani, which is the best place to stay on the island. A little quieter than Firo, and Oia, but still plenty of good restaurants and shops within close walking distance without having to fight with too many tourists. The place includes transfers from boat or plane, and someone to meet you at the top of the steps to carry your bags down (82 steps) or back up when you leave. Lithies is located on a steep cliff with spectacular views. The sunset views from here are exceptional. There is a small pool, and two common areas to lounge and take in the sun, or watch the sunset.
Did I mention Maria? She is the life of this place. You will fall in love with her and Lithies your first hour.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Three homes integrating modern Greek culture, ancient myths, and Greek art and history through the ages with first class convenience and amenities to create a memorable experience for our guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lithies Traditional Homes Santorini/Firostefani