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Gaby Apartments
Ranked #8 of 15 Firostefani B&B and Inns
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Yakima, Washington
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60 reviews
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“Convenient Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Gaby's. It is located overlooking the caldera with wonderful views of the ocean, the setting sun and a beautiful blue roof church. Everything was in excellent condition and we had several delightful evenings having our "sundowners" on the balcony with the gorgeous views of the water traffic, the cliffs and surrounding islands. Rooms are equipped with a fridge, electric kettle, coffee and tea and dishes and silverware. The caldera footpath is in front and you can walk on it to the old town area on one side or all the way to Oia (3 hours) on the other. I look forward to visiting Gaby's again sometime.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at Gaby's this week. It is located on the caldera (the gorgeous cliffs dropping down to the ocean) with an incredible view of the ocean and the sun setting over it. After walking around the island, this was the best sunset we found. Walking distance to lots of restaurants and cafés. The proprietor, Catarina, was helpful at recommending restaurants, ATV rental companies, etc. There is also silverware and dishes in the room, along with a fridge and an electrical kettle.

A few notes: there are technically two "Gaby Apartments" on the island. Our cab driver didn't know which we meant. One is on the street and one is on the caldera (I have no idea what the one on the street is, or if it's affiliated). If you take a cab, specify "Firastefani" (the pedestrian area it is located in) and "on the caldera". That should help! Second, our "double" bed was actually two single beds pushed together.

The only reason I'm giving 4 stars for the room rather than 5 is that it was a bit bare. But, it was only €130 for two nights, with a private balcony view of a killer sunset... Overall, I'd say this is a fantastic view from a very clean room for an affordable price. Recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stayed at Gaby's Apartments for five nights and were so happy we did. First of all, the apartments are located along the edge of the caldera with magnificent open views of the sea and surrounding islands.The place is extremely well-run by Gaby's daughter, Caterina, who grew up in the house. Caterina is a treasure and we also loved meeting Gaby. As others have noted, the rooms, while simple, are spotlessly clean and the beds comfortable. Our room (#1) was on the ground floor and had a shared balcony just above the caldera footpath. We were concerned that it might be noisy because of pedestrian traffic on the path, but that was not the case. We had a small kitchen area with frig which was perfect for keeping breakfast supplies and a chilled bottle of the delicious local Santorini wine, and enjoyed coffee on the balcony in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening while watching the sunset. A 2-day strike took place during our stay and Caterina was very helpful about calling to check on which things were open and closed. She also arranged for a car rental that allowed us to drive around the island (highly recommend doing this) on our last day, and then leave the car to the airport the next day. The price for the car was very reasonable and this was much more convenient than relying on a taxi. Gaby's seemed to me like the "real" Greece!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Besides the amazing view and the lovely accommodations, we were most impressed with the hostess, Katerina. She was amazing. The room was super clean, and the amenities were everything we needed. We stayed in an upper floor apartment with an extra loft bed area. The view was astounding. The room was perfectly situated to maximize the view, and the balcony was big and shaded. We love that we were not in Oia, which is the most touristy part of a very touristy island. We will definitely stay at Gaby again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

Basic spacious room. Spotlessly clean. Freshly painted. 10 minute walk to Fira. Fridge and A/C worked great. Didn't need to leave your key in the slot like we experienced at other hotels in Greece. Our king sized bed was two twins pushed together. Handheld shower is basically a plastic tray with no curtain. Added to the charm. Hostess arranged an early morning cab to the airport. We stayed on the top floor overlooking the famous blue doomed church and three bells. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

We spent three nights at Gaby appartments and were delighted. The first two nights were in a ground floor room with kitchenette and the view from our room was spectacular. Gaby's is very clean, serene and relaxing. The bathroom was adequate but small with no screen between the shower and the rest of the room. If you plan on walking from the bus stop in Fira stick to the road until you reach Firastefani then take the caldera path a short way back towards Fira.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

The view alone in the Gaby Apartments is worth ever penny.

The location is perfect between Fira & Firostefani (5-10 min easy walk up and down steps)

The rooms were basic inside and we had to go on an ant killing spree on night but the view more than makes up for it.

Lovely host too.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gaby Apartments
Address: Firostefani 84700, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
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Ranked #8 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Firostefani
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Number of rooms: 13
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