This place was terrific -- beautiful and clean room, comfortable beds, a private terrace overlooking the caldera just for us with spectacular views, two separate bathrooms, two separate bedrooms, and I thought reasonably priced for what we were getting, and a view from the living room of the room out onto the ocean so that you get the view indoors or out. The desk manager was extremely helpful with restaurant recommendations, taxis, baggage, etc. The private pool and deck where the included breakfast was served was lovely with an amazing view. We had moved to this room from another place in Imerovigli where the room itself had no windows unless you wanted to climb up onto a decrepit kitchen cabinet, the private terrace we'd been promised turned out to be in front of the room next door, our only view from our doorway was of a staircase, and the hotel was two feet from the walkway around the caldera so there was a constant stream of people walking by your room from daybreak to sunset. So you have to be very careful when choosing where you will stay here. The caveats I have about Akrolithos are as follows: there is a window between the master bedroom and the living room, and there is a direct line of sight from the living room into the master bath, and the master bath has no door or curtain (the toilet is in a separate room with a door). Obvious problem here on several fronts. The window needs a screen and the master bath needs a door or curtain. There was no shower curtain for the shower in the second bathroom. The master bath shower had very low water pressure and so the neat looking Jacuzzi shower nozzles and the sauna wouldn't work. There was a track for a curtain for the second bedroom but no curtain. Also as to the view, Imerovigli like Firostefani and Fira is built into a rounded cliff shaped like a half circle. Where on the half circle you are located determines your view. If you are on the north side of the half circle, you are looking out into the ocean with its mysterious looking islands and distant cliffs. If you are on the south side of the half circle, like Akrolithos, you are looking south to the city of Fira, which is all white and bright blue and actually looks spectacular, but your view will almost always include a large cruise ship since the cruise ships all stop right in your direct line of sight. So if you care about this, choose a hotel with a view facing north.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Akrolithos is perched on the cliff side of Imerovigli, only 15 minutes walk from Fira town, the capital of Santorini island. The wonderful location provides its guests spectacular views of the Volcano, the Caldera & the Aegean Sea!
Akrolithos consists of 12 rooms & suites with traditional design & Cycladic architecture, just 10 km from Santorini's Airport <
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- Also Known As:
- Zenith Blue Santorini/Imerovigli