I had to be in Santorini for a wedding on the south of the island and sought to find somewhere to relax and be quiet, away from the maddening crowd so to speak.
Tholos Resort looked to be the place and the reality was just that. A wonderful room with terrace, our own swimming tub/jacuzzi and perfect weather other than the odd cool wind in the early day or so of our stay. The view was expansive, encompassing the volcano and the island of Therasia.
Location was a good half an hour walk outside of Thira, a walk we did maybe two or three times a day for shopping, restaurants and exercise. This could be a problem for the less able as it's nearly all up-hill from Thira to Tholos.
The staff really made the difference for us. The two Anna's in reception couldn't have been more helpful, indeed they were outstanding dealing with all our questions and last minute changed minds! Chris must be the fittest waiter on the island, running up lots of steps with loaded trays to our terrace - breakfast al fresco every day was such an indulgence! Not to forget the room maids who always left it clean and inviting despite our best efforts to make it look untidy. The other star for us was Christos, he carried the bags and made sure everything was working as it should and yet found time to paint and tidy the resort on a daily basis to keep the whole resort looking pristine and whilst no English was spoken and he always had a wonderful smile.
Will we be back? One word - yes and it can't be too soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Santorini hotel of your choice in Imerovigli, on the island of Santorini. Much beloved and world-famous, the island of Santorini in Greece is a place of awesome beauty and bewitching atmosphere. Its exceptional character is a blend of blazing volcanic rock, against the backdrop of the deep cobalt-blue sea and the clear Aegean sky. The imposing Caldera is the result of the volcano's biblical eruption, a crescent of cliffs rising steeply hundreds of meters above the water, with white villages nestled upon their tops. One of these picturesque settlements is Imerovigli, a small distance away from the capital of Santorini, Fira, where you can find Tholos Luxury Hotel Resort. Perched on the cliff of the Caldera, the hotel will offer you an accommodation of luxury and hospitality, in a magnificent setting overlooking the volcano. Panoramic vistas to the crater, submerged into the deepest blue waters, sparkling under the bright sunlight, will leave you enchanted in the day, while the spectacular sunsets that turn the landscape into a melange of dreamy pictures will make your memories unforgettable. The whitewashed apartments and studios, all in the traditional Cycladic style, are built on different levels of the cliff, with terraces or balconies facing the superb surroundings. In their discreetly luxurious interiors you'll find comfort and relaxation. At the patio by the outdoor pool on the other hand, you'll enjoy refreshing moments under the sun or romantic time under the stars. The service, day and night, is friendly and impeccable, while the hotel's owners are always at your disposal for your every need while staying here. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tholos Hotel Imerovigli
- Tholos Resort Santorini/Imerovigli