We stayed at Tholos on our honeymoon May 19-22, 2009. We weren't sure what to expect, but it exceeded out expectations by a mile. We arrived via the flying cat ferry from Mykonos. Didn't have any transportation arranged so we stood at the port till a bus driver to Oi offered us a ride. We were the first ones off the little bus and the porter from Tholos was there to meet us. We followed him down a stairs along a path about 1/4 mile. He carried our bags.
The frienldy girl at reception told us we'd been upgraded from the junior suite to the family suite. I couldn't complain since it had a private jaccuzzi. The family suite was huge and nice. We had a table and chairs on the deck and two more "laydown" chairs. The view was absolutely amazing and we couldn't believe how awesome it was. We could see Oi, the Harbor, the old fort, the caldera and it's islands, and the sunset.
The room and bed and two bathrooms were great. nice decorations too. Tholos was intertwined with Astra Apartments. Tholos was just as nice and cheeper. Tholos is kind of spread out. A few of the apartments and reception are up by the main foot path while the rest of the apartments are down by the pool. The pool was 114 steps down. Kinda tiring to go down there.
Tholos is close to a few good restaurants. 30 min. walk to Fira. We walked there and back a few times. The night we walked there for dinner we brought a taxi home. 10 km to Oi. I warn you that Oi is farther than it looks. Make sure you DONT hike there in sandals. Me and my wife hiked there in about 2 hours and back again, but most people we talked to didn't hike there and back. take good shoes and plenty of water.
Another thing you should do is ride donkeys from the old port to Fira. Tholos was a great spot to relax and explore the caldera side of the island. We never rented a car or went to the other side of the island. The view and accomadations are great.
Negatives: Our hottub was cold but didn't feel like complaining since we hadn't paid for it anyway. Distance to pool, but we didn't use it much anyway since our balcony was great to lounge on. Right next to Tholos is an old building which is kindof an eyesore.
- 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