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Aenaon Villas
Ranked #2 of 48 Hotels in Imerovigli
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“Flawless! Perfection! Heaven on Earth!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

My husband and I were privileged to spend three days at Aenaon Villas with our family and friends to celebrate our wedding. Our family and friends hired out the entire and we all had the time of our lives! The location is stunning, with exceptional panoramic views on either side of the property. I couldn’t ask for a more scenic venue and maintain that Aenaon is the best place where one can enjoy the famous Santorini sunset. It is an incredibly romantic place and we feel genuinely privileged to have had our wedding here.

The owners, George and Alexandra, have poured their heart and soul into this property. They made every aspect of our stay an absolute delight! George corresponded with us via email and by phone in the months leading up to the wedding and made us feel instantly at ease. He and Alexandra greeted us with open arms the day we arrived and made it clear that they would do their upmost to make our wedding and our stay at Aenaon a memorable one!

Alexandra and George always sent up complimentary snacks and food throughout our stay. When we returned from a pre-wedding event with our guests, Alexandra went so far as to send up a lovely fruit platter and a range of snacks for us and a bottle of wine. She also made sure that we had an endless array of food platters on the wedding day for the family and bridal party as we were getting ready. She and George made us feel at completely at home, ensuring we had every comfort and anything we needed. It truly felt like we were amongst old friends in their presence. I cannot praise them enough!!! A special mention also needs to go to Denis. He is a true asset to Aenaon and made every effort to ensure our stay was seamless. He was always there to set up the umbrella, bringing me complimentary coffee and pastries (when he saw me sitting by the pool in the wee hours of the morning on my wedding day), carrying luggage…he did everything! He is incredibly helpful and unobtrusive.

I cannot say enough about Aenaon villas – everything is superb! The amenities are state-of-the-art, the villas are spacious and beautifully decorated, the breakfast is delicious and plentiful…the list is endless. Our 80 wedding guests were all blown away by the views and the beauty of the property. The personal touches will make your stay one to remember. I cried when it was time to leave and felt even more emotional when George and Alexandra gave us a beautiful wedding keepsake/gift to remember our wedding day. This was the experience of a lifetime! We will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We have just arrived back from spending 8 nights on our honeymoon at Aenaon Villas and are compelled to write a review for this unbelievable place to stay in Santorini.

First of all, Santorini itself is absolutely stunning, and Aenaon Villas is situated perfectly to witness the wonderful views of the caldera. Aenaon Villas is in between Imerovigli and Oia, with a bus stop literally right outside the hotel which takes you to Oia, Imerovigli, or Fira and comes every 15-30 mins. We decided to spend most of our days by the pool at Aenaon before venturing out in the evening to one of the towns for dinner and to watch the magnificent sun set. Because Aenaon Villas is in between the two towns of Oia and Fira, it is so quiet, away from the crowds, and because there are only five villas, most of the time you feel like you are the only ones staying, even in August!

Right from the moment we arrived, George and Alexandra showed that they are the most hospitable and wonderful hosts we have ever come across. They literally cannot do enough for you, from locating a lost bag that didn't make it to the hotel from outside the airport, to helping with advice on places to eat, and they even gave us a lift on two occasions to Fira, and Oia when the buses were too full! It sounds cliche, but they really do treat you like members of their family. We were greeted with a bottle of wine on arrival and a number of times we arrived home from dinner throughout the week with two glasses of Vinsanto (a popular dessert wine from Santorini) and a shortbread or chocolate treat awaiting us in our villa. They are wonderful guests because it is so clear to see how passionate and enthusiastic they are about their business and that energy is evident throughout all of the staff.

The accommodation itself (we stayed in Villa Kallisti) was immaculate, spacious and luxurious. Everything is tastefully decorated and it makes you feel incredibly relaxed and comfortable staying there. The villa is even tidied and cleaned twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, but the staff are so discreet that sometimes you wonder how they managed to clean and tidy so well in the time it takes to eat breakfast! The infinity pool is the centre piece of the villas and it lives up to expectations and more when you arrive. You can't help but say 'wow' as you see it and the view it has.

The breakfast available had a number of different options and was really wonderful. Each day you are asked to fill out a sheet with what you would like, specify a time you would like to eat it and where, either in your villa, by the infinity pool, or on your balcony. Everything's really flexible and if you are early or late or change your mind, nothing is a problem. This brings me to Dennis. Dennis attends your needs all throughout the day. He is always around to bring food and drinks, put up an umbrella to shelter you from the sun or carry your luggage. Anything you need, Dennis is the man. He is incredible polite and helpful whilst all the time remaining completely unobtrusive. You only really know he's around when you need him. He is a credit to Aenaon Villas.

I can honestly say we've never experienced the level of service which we had during our stay in Santorini, at Aenaon Villas. They get everything right down to the finest details and it comes effortlessly to them all. Thank you George, Alexandra, Dennis and all the staff for making our honeymoon an experience to remember. We are incredibly grateful to you all, and we hope to return in the future!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

All five stars hotels in Santorini have beautiful accommodations with incredible views on the Caldeira and perfect service, but Aenaon Villas offers even more than that. First because of it’s location, along the road between Fira and Oia, but far enough from their crowds, so that you can enjoy the privacy of your own terrace or patio, without being « on display » to all strollers, neighbours and other passers-by. Secondly because of the small size of the hotel (only 6 suites) and the kind presence of Yourgos and Alexadra, the owners as well as their amazing staff, who make every guest feel truly special through a totally personalized service.
The tranquillity and serenity of this place cannot be described. There is a real soul here; it lies in the attention put in every detail, the exquisite decoration and the careful arrangements for guests to enjoy perfect comfort and bliss. The staff is discretely, yet efficiently careful to fulfil your slightest needs and desire, with absolute kindness and involvement.
We’ve never experienced such a warm and caring welcome, which makes this place definitely unique.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

We have just come back from our amazing 3 night stay in aenaonvillas for our honeymoon. Normally after a trip we away we give lip service to saying we will write a review. But we couldn't not for this place. Everything was faultless. We arrived and was greeted by spectacular people who were extremely attentive in everything they did. The service from the staff was great and they couldn't have been more helpful. The views were out of this world and we will be definitely coming back to this place. Don't stay anywhere else in Santorini.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

The best place to stay and best location for a wedding . From the hotel lay out , to the decor, the beautiful breakfast, the stunning pool and the impeccable service from the staff including the owners George and Alexandra, this place was a definite 10/10. Best place to have a wedding , the venue was just magical. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed August 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stayed at Aenaon Villas June 14. Unfortunately only had one night since this was the sole availability when we came to booking but the unbelievable Tripadvisor ratings meant I didn't want to miss out. Myself and my girlfriend are so glad we didn't.

The thing that stood out from all previous reviews was Alexandra and George. They, along with Dennis who manages the hotel, create the perfect holiday atmosphere. They are incredibly helpful when needed, and make you feel like you have the hotel to yourself when you want time alone.

The hotel is beautiful even without this unbelievable service. The location away from the main hotels in Imerovigli means you don't have that clustered feeling you get walking around Imerovigli town. Looking over the hotel's infinity pool and balconies gives nothing but the Caldera, you are not peering down at other hotel's below you. The infinity pool is the most beautiful we saw in our time on the island. Despite not having a restaurant, the breakfast was fantastic, all food tasted so fresh and well cooked. For Dinner, George booked us a table in Oia, in a restaurant which seemed the busiest in town, and ended up being probably our favourite meal of the holiday (Athens and Mykonos included). Our villa was carefully and decorated inside with a minimalist style that fitted the Cycladic architecture, and multiples of the size of other hotels at roughly the same cost.

Indeed, we spent the rest of our time in Santorini at another of the most highly recommended resorts on the island, which was lovely, but in every regard inferior to Aenaon Villas.

It really is worth staying at this hotel, even if you can only get one night there, just leave wherever else you're staying first thing in the morning and leave as late as possible the following day. It may not look cheap, but at equal price to most of the other luxury hotels on the island, its an enormous bargain (you almost feel bad).

If my post has left you in any doubt, just read every other review around.

A short anecdote to explain the quality of service, our stay at Aenaon was our last night of the trip, and my bag had been delayed from original flight from London, such that our night at Aenaon was my 7th without it. We had stayed the previous nights at some of the most famous (and much larger, with their own concierge teams) hotels in Athens and Mykonos, with no success in terms of locating and delivering my bag. I told George on arrival, he provided me with updates almost every time I saw him, and low and behold, my bag arrived the morning of our stay. Perhaps a coincidence, but somehow I doubt it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

My wife and I have recently returned from a week stay (our honeymoon) at the Aenaon Villas (23/07/14 - 30/07/14). I have never been someone who envisaged writing a review on trip advisor, however following our wonderful stay, I feel compelled to leave this review.

From the moment we arrived, we were treated as if we had returned home, George, Alexandra, Dennis and the rest of the team were so welcoming. The villas are located in a quiet, mountain side location between Oia and Imerovigli with easy access to all the major spots of Santorini. I can't put into words how beautiful the views are, from the view of the volcano islands, the caldera and the mountainside, you really can take a postcard picture everywhere you look!

We chose to stay in the Villa Anezina, which was wonderful, it was immaculately clean and cleaned twice a day. The breakfast choices are fantastic and you can chose to have your breakfast in a different location each day making the start to your day a truly wonderful experience. In terms of the owners, George and Alexandra are wonderfully welcoming people, who really do make it their objective to help you out in any way that they can (recommending places to eat, arranging car hire, boat trips, even a lift into Oia when we missed the bus!!). We have been to B&B's before and felt as if we had to check in with the owners and let them know what we had been up to, with George and Alexandra it was completely relaxed and they are so nice, that we often stopped by on the way up to the villa just to talk to them.

During the day, Dennis was on hand to assist us with everything that we needed (towels, fruit, water) and made us feel like we were living in the ultimate luxury. The villas are so perfectly designed that even when all the villas are full, you still feel like you are the only guests staying. Santorini is a beautiful island, and there are lots of beautiful spots, but I don't believe that there is a spot as beautiful as what George and Alexandra have created at Aenaon Villas.

Sometimes it is easy for somewhere to gain a five star rating just because of it's location, however Aenaon Villas wins its awards (and rightly so) because of a culmination of the location, the hospitality and the luxurious feel it creates.

We WILL be returning to Santorini and we WILL be returning to Aenaon Villas.

Matt & Charlotte

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aenaon Villas
Address: Imerovigli, Santorini | Main Road between Fira and Oia, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Aenaon Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aenaon villas is situated right on the edge of the world-famous caldera, and it is open to all four points of the horizon, from east to west. The housing complex, consisting of 7 luxurious villas, is a truly idyllic retreat. Private verandas provide access to the infinity pool, which is built on the caldera’s edge and its surrounding area offers an unobstructed view of the Aegean Sea, the caldera, the volcano and the unique sunset. ... more   less 
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