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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a great caldera view on a budget this hotel is amazing! There is a pool and lounge chairs that overlook an amazing view of the caldera and the volcano. The hotel Is located in firostefani so it is more quiet than Fira and Oia, and we were glad to escape the crowds and stay somewhere...

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Jackson, Mississippi
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We loved, loved, loved our stay at Villa Ilias. The staff was fantastic and the hotel was perfectly situated for an AMAZING view. Everyone was so helpful in pointing out places to visit and suggestions on how to get there. Breakfast was lovely and served in a charming courtyard right outside the reception area. Thank you George, George, Mary, and...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for 3 nights (1 in the poolside room and 2 in the west facing volcano room with balcony). George and his team were super helpful and friendly - nothing was a problem. We loved both rooms and treated ourselves with the balcony for the last two nights. The breakfast is amazing. Location is A+. Would...

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1Thank Rachel Y
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! Villa ilias! Made my brief stay in Santorini one to remember. From the daily newsletter provided to the excellent breakfast. Great location. Special thanks to owner George & Mary at the front desk for their excellent service

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The staff were happy to share their experiences of the island and advise the best spots to see. Breakfast was great with a wide selection of food and a specialty breakfast was frequently offered. The hotel had an amazing view of the Aegean Sea and is around 1km walk to Fira, the hub of bus transport in Santorini. The room...

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Fair Haven, Michigan
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stayed at Villa Ilias for 4 days. The view was perfect! The location is nice, it is about a 10 minute walk away from Fira which is extremely busy and crazy in August. We liked being far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Fira, but close enough that we had lots to do and see. The staff...

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Nis, Serbia
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel is just breathing with all of authenticity, amazing and unforgettable view, fantastic rooms from, if Santorini is not shining in all of her beauty, you would not at all need to leave, yes, absolutely you would like to stay all day and night long, welcoming, clear, can even happen to find one of your favorite books...

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I have just returned from the most amazing 2 weeks at villa Ilias. The view from the pool is one of the best in Santorini. We loved watching the beautiful sunset whilst drinking a beer/cocktail from the pool bar. The rooms are a good size and each day are cleaned to a very high standard. The bed...

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband and I just loved this hotel. We had room 6 , we had our own staircase to our room from the pool and a full view of the caldera. Just breath taking. Mary and George were there for anything we needed. We used Beso for all our transportation needs he was great at the airport when our luggage...

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Malaysia
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Being at Villa Ilias was like being at home. The hosts Giorgos, George and Mary were super friendly and provided local recommendations that were very helpful. I enjoyed the breakfasts with a special dish every morning. The room was clean and comfortable. One really does not need a caldera view room because you just need to step out to the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Damigos family has been a part of Santorini history for over a century. Villa Ilias is the former residence of one of our ancestors, George Ilias Damigos. It is built on this specific location to capture breathtaking views that are unique only to Villa Ilias and perched 1,000 feet above the Aegean Sea and the most famous volcano in the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel

Address: Firostefani 84700, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
Price Range: $116 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Villa Ilias Hotel Firostefani
Ilias Hotel Firostefani
Villa Ilias Caldera Hotel Santorini/Firostefani
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Firostefani
#3 Romantic Hotel in Firostefani
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 of 5 bubbles auckland2013, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we chose room with balcony and lovely view of town and caldera”
 of 5 bubbles 252martinc, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best views, kindest staff”
 of 5 bubbles jamiel507, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best Room is the Roof top with the private balcony with the best view! It is worth the extra cost.”
 of 5 bubbles jgleason4, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to get the room on the second floor with a balcony facing the town and the window facing the volcano, see our pictures below.”
 of 5 bubbles tsanlis, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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