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“Excellent choice for Santorini”
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Afroessa Hotel
Ranked #9 of 50 Hotels in Imerovigli
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Excellent choice for Santorini”
Reviewed 24 July 2011

Owner Ioanna, Aliki and Eddie are the great team running this bijou multi-level hotel perched 300 meters above the caldera in Imerovigli with stunning views. We had a great stay. Eddie will deliver your breakfast to your room or by the small pool area where we took it every day. A wonderful plus is that their food/drinks menu is cheap and well prepared. Their 4 euro Greek salad was the best we had in our 2 weeks in Greece. Taverna Imerovigli which has a view over the caldera is a 10 minute walk into town and a good traditional option for dinner. We also tried nearby La Maison which we were told was the best restaurant in town but found it just so-so. A nice walk in the morning is along the side of the caldera passing by the Grace Santorini and other hotels to the Sun Bakery in town where you can get cappuccinos to go. Transport for 4 of us cost 19 euros each way for the Afroessa to/from Santorini's ugly port.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

Our little cave room was a slice of heaven. With a beautiful pool, a view to die for, and an amazing staff, we would love to come back. Alike helped me through the booking and greeted us each morning. Joanna was there in the evenings and always said hello. Ask to see the pictures of the hotel when she bought it!

  • Stayed July 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2011

Forget Oia and Thira... for the finest sunsets stay in Imerovigli. It's higher elevation than other Santorini towns gives it the viewing edge.
Santorini is geographically beautiful and the Afroessa is positioned well to appreciate this. When not gazing at the view, we ate at great restaurants, drank local wines, joined a snorkeling trip and toured the island by hire car. Each of these aspects were gracefully arranged by our hosts who accommodated us like life long friends. Many thanks, Ioanna, Aliki and Eddie.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pearland, Texas
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Reviewed 1 July 2011

This was a fabulous place to stay for a romantic vacation. The view was unbeatable and the lodging was very comfortable and clean. The beautiful pool was also very refreshing on those hot days! The best feature of the Afroessa is the staff. Joanna, Aliki, and Eddie bent over backwards to make sure that we had everything that we needed and that our stay was enjoyable. We couldn't walk by the office without one of them poking their head out to say hi or see if we needed anything. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2011

I love Afroessa! The owner and employees are super nice and helpful. The room is very nice and clean. The view from my room was just amazing. I really like the pool area. I spent a lot of time relaxing on the sunbed and enjoying the view of Caldera sea. The sunset is way better from Afroessa than Oia. The staff was great in bringing food/drinks to me when ordered. This is a quiet location on Santorini Island. It was nice to stay here for couple nights after staying in Fira. I got a good mix of fun in Fira and relaxation in Imerovigli. There is a bus stop nearby so you don't have to worry about transportation to Oia or Fira. You can take the bus to either part of town or you can rent a car. I would definitely return in the future to Afroessa. I had a great experience here and would recommend this to everyone. Thanks Joanna, Aliki, and Eddie for your help during my stay!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

My husband and I went to Santorini for our honeymoon. We stayed in Afroessa for 5 days and it was the best experience we've ever had! The hotel is situated at a quiet part of the island, about 30 minute walk to Thira/Fira. Every room in the hotel has a breathtaking view of the ocean. It was amazing to wake up to that view every morning. Our room was very nicely decorated. It also has a nice pool where you can relax and watch the sunset if you wish to just stay put in the hotel. The friend staff made our stay very pleasant! They always greet you with a smile. Rebecca (Aliki) is very knowledgeable about the excursions around the island and was able to point us into the right direction. She was also very accomodating by providing towels for us when we had to go to the beach. We enjoyed our stay very much and it was the most romantic setting! We'll definitely come back to celebrate our anniversary.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2011

My wife and I stayed five nights in an apartment. We arrived just as the sun was setting. We sat on our balcony and just stared in awe. The next morning, we had a great breakfast overlooking the caldera and pool. Joana, Aliki and Eddie were very accommodating and always seemed to have just the right solution to where to go and what to do.
I recommend this hotel highly for anyone.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Afroessa Hotel
Address: Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#7 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
#15 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Afroessa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel "Afroessa." Afroessa hotel praises romance. Our guests experience the exceptional view from our "old canavas" rooms, set atop Santorini's hillside. The original site of a winery built in 1700, it was renovated in 1998 on its existing foundation. Our ten studios, each with its own unique archway are built on five levels, with their own magical view of the Caldera. Each studio is individually decorated giving each its own distinct character, yet maintaining the traditional style. The beds are built into the foundations and the furnishings and decorations chosen so as to enhance the warm and romantic feelings created by the surroundings. The priceless moments which you will experience during the enchanting sunsets from your balconies and the relaxing pool bar, with chill-out music will forever remain in your memories, reminding you of the serene calm and magic of Afroessa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Afroessa Hotel Imerovigli
Afroessa Hotel Santorini/Imerovigli

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