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The Vasilicos

Agios Nicolas Monastery Imerovigli Thira, Imerovigli 847 00 Greece
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Perched high on the Caldera cliff, in the privileged neighbourhood of the Agios Nicolas Monastery in Imerovigli, The Vasilicos rules unique - an eclectic and exclusive private den. Formerly the sanctuary of a passionate art collector, the history of the property can be seen in each of the seven luxurious suites, in every tailor-made, elegant detail.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
On-demand films
Sofa bed
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Charming
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Greek, Italian
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Slingerofarrows wrote a review Jan 2024
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We could not have imagined a more wonderful way to celebrate our wedding, and the start of our honeymoon. We stayed in the Pergola Suite - it an incredible private entrance, a plunge pool, a breathtaking view of the caldera, not to mention all the comforts found inside the room! Everyday started with an incredible breakfast served to us underneath our private pergola, with the meals tailored to our likes each time, with warm and considerate service by Chris! We took full advantage of having drinks delivered throughout our stay - of course in our suite - but also at lovely main pool. Ouraria was nothing short of attentive and always around asking if she could help. Housekeeping staff was friendly, and flexible with our random wakeup times! They were always very kind and ensured our room was the perfect oasis to come back to after a long day of walking around the island. And the perfect example of the hospitality that you will find at The Vasilicos comes from none other than the first person you will likely encounter upon your arrival - Dimitris the hotel manager. The day before our wedding ceremony was to take place, he stopped by our room to check in on us and ensure everything was set. We mentioned that our flowers fell through last minute, and he immediately jumped in asking for photos of what we had originally wanted. The next morning, while getting hair and makeup done, a perfect wedding bouquet was delivered by none other than Dimitris who refused to allow us to pay for them. His kindness and professionalism throughout our stay will stick with us for a lifetime through our memories and our wedding photos! The Vasilicos now has a special place in our hears as does the incredible staff that made every moment so wonderful: Dimitris, Chris, Ouraria, and all - Thank you so much! We are already planning an anniversary trip back to Santorini and we know exactly where we'll be staying – the Vasilicos!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 20 Jan 2024
Dear Pioneer68447757856, thank you so much for choosing The Vasilicos for your special holiday! It is especially heartwarming that you mention the entire team by name - the V-Team is the force behind it all, and nothing gives us more joy than receiving feedback such as yours! Thank you for coming, we hope the memories stay with you forever! Warmest wishes, Daphne
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Joelle_ferguson wrote a review Sept 2023
Crieff, United Kingdom53 contributions18 helpful votes
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The Vasilicos is the most characterful and stunningly located hotel possible, with Efta being the most private hotel room ever. Dimitris (outstanding communicator and organiser) & his team are superbly professional & friendly. Chris and Oranya and the housekeeping team also deserve special mention. Breakfast on our terrace was a daily highlight. Candlelight dinner cooked by Yannis while watching the sunset is a must. A truly beautiful meal only matched by our surroundings. Second time we have been to The Vasilicos & both times have been outstanding. We will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Sept 2023
Dear Joelle_ferguson, thank you for coming to The Vasilicos, and thank you for returning. There is no greater joy than knowing that our place like no other is yours too! We look forward to welcoming you a third time! Warmest wishes, Daphne
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BailsBrew wrote a review Jan 2024
New York City, New York82 contributions49 helpful votes
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This small family-owned hotel is extremely charming with the most amazing views of the caldera. We loved starting the mornings by sitting on our peaceful and quiet patio and staring at the sea. Breakfast is delivered to the room by one of the friendly staff, and the meal is abundant and delicious! Our room, a traditional cave room, was comfortable with an updated bathroom. The hotel's location is great for walking to many excellent nearby restaurants. One day, we took a taxi to visit the winery associated with the hotel, Vassaltis, and it was a spectacular visit with a lunch that was one of the best meals we had in Santorini. The wines, both white and red, are really delicious and worth looking for on wine lists on the island. You can't go wrong staying at The Vasilicos, especially if you prefer small hotels that are casually elegant. The pickup and drop-off at the airport or ferry port is also a big bonus to staying here as it makes things so much easier. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 20 Jan 2024
Dear BailsBrew, thank you for your lovely words! The Vasilicos is the only little corner of the world where we have the luxury of curating all the little details that make the experience as close to perfect as possible. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed you holiday - it was our pleasure to welcome you! Warmest wishes, Daphne
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Sam A wrote a review Dec 2023
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The amazing team here made every detail of our trip feel truly special. Everyone was so kind, thoughtful, and incredibly professional. -Angeliki made us feel welcome before we arrived. She is very charming, gave us great recommendations throughout our stay, and really ensured everything ran without a hitch. She did everything from arranging transportation, giving restaurant recommendations, and even helped us find a doctor on island. -Stelios told us that our trip there was his first as head chef - he did amazing. Every meal he made was excellent, from the octopus to the lamb shank and the salads. -Evelina made us wonderful breakfasts every morning. We still miss them! -Chris was extremely kind and friendly throughout our stay, helping with everything from our luggage to activity and food recommendations. -Pavlos helped us whether we were dining at the Basilicas or at the small restaurant nearby. He had a great sense of humor and knows the island's brewing scene very, very well. On top of the team, the scenery and unique rooms were just incredible. Just walking down the steps to the location and seeing the view of the caldera on day one was breathtaking. We never got tired of that view and the incredible sunsets we could see each night. Our stay at the Vasilicos was the highlight of our trip and we very much plan to come back some day. Thank you again so the Vasilicos team for making this our perfect honeymoon.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 19 Dec 2023
Dear samaE5023NP, thank you for these kind words! As we start to prepare for summer 2024, it is so nice to hear that you are still looking back on your summer memories at The Vasilicos! We hope to welcome you back one day! Warmest wishes, Daphne
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Grace M wrote a review Dec 2023
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Our favorite place on earth. Magical in every way. We will go back again and again, God willing. Daphne and her amazing team make everything individualized and completely special. No other place we would rather be.🌅
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 19 Dec 2023
Dear gracemmwooten, thank you so much for your warm words about the V Team, they are much appreciated. Thank you for loving our place like no other like we do! Happy holidays, Daphne
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Kelly E wrote a review Nov 2023
San Francisco, California12 contributions1 helpful vote
I cannot say enough about my stay at The Vasilicos. Santorini can be crowded and commercial, but if you are needing to experience quiet, beauty and exceptional personalized service, do not stay anywhere else. I lucked out getting a spot at this gem of a place for a much needed respite. The location - right on the Caldera - couldn't be better. The property is a former family home and the owners have curated every design detail. Although the rooms are adjacent to one another along the cliff, the are smartly designed so intensely private. It is located a short walk between two villages - with no hotels above nor below. A rarity in Santorini. No one is looking at you in your lounge chair while walking by! But what really sets this wonderful spot apart is the team who is available 24/7 to take care of your every need - reservations, car service, recommendations, etc. The host, Dimitris, is especially personable and really cares about your visit. Before I arrived, the communication with Dimitris was exceptional and every personalized detail attended to prior to my arrival (pillow selection, special beverages, etc). And, as a solo traveler, I was particularly grateful for just the right amount of attention and acknowledgment from the staff. Everyone on the island knows The Vasilicos - so when you say you are from there, you get the star treatment! (best tables, etc) I stayed in Daphne's suite which was very spacious (bigger than my London apartment!), luxurious, and with it's own terrace with lounges, table/chairs just steps to the pool. Every amenity is of the best quality - the bedding, towels, bath products - and event the books are well curated focusing on Santorini hostory, Greek mythology and authors. The pool is heated (another rarity) so I was able to enjoy it even in October. Each day, Chris, brought me an amazing breakfast to enjoy outside. There isn't a dining room, but everything is just a phone call away and brought to you. The food is fresh and exceptional. I looked forward to daily chats with Chris and Dimitris about my plans for the day, or just musing about life. I stayed at The Vasilicos for a week and it was one of my best experiences staying at any hotel in the world. The only reason I would return to Santorini, honestly, would be to stay at this hotel. It was that relaxing and wonderful. A huge thank you to the team, especially Dimitris, for taking such good care of me. I hope to return!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 6 Nov 2023
Dear kellye732, thank you so so much for this lovely review, which may well be the last one of this season. What a heartwarming way to end this busy summer! Thank you for touching on all these many points, we appreciate the acknowledgment of the little things we do to make our guests feel like they are at a place like no other. And thank you for choosing The Vasilicos to come solo - solo travellers have a special place in our hearts! Wh hope to see you again one day! Until then, warmest wishes, Daphne
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Connor W wrote a review Oct 2023
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We absolutely loved this boutique hotel! It has to be the most quiet, and private place to stay on the island, all while being the BEST location! Right up the walking path from Thira, and only a 20 min drive to Oia. On the side of the cliff with the best sunset view Santorini has to offer. (We were here for 9 nights, saw the entire island and The Vasilicos was our favorite view). Dimitris, Chris and RJ were the most pleasant staff. They took care of every need, and always with a smile on their face. They had wonderful recommendations. Whenever we wanted to go somewhere Dimitris would set up an affordable transfer service. Chris was a great server and brought us a complementary gourmet breakfast every morning. We wouldn’t change a thing about this place! You absolutely must go. We felt as though we experienced Santorini in a way few get the chance to!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: You must do the Hotel Dinner! Chef Yannis is world class.
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Responded 26 Oct 2023
Dear X2677ZYconnorw, thank you so much for your kind words! Indeed, we put a lot of love into curating the Santorini experience for our guests - there is so much that this magical and versatile island has to offer, and The Vasilicos is the best vantage point from which to enjoy it. We are eternally grateful to the passionate art collector of our story for choosing this particular plot of land! Thank you for coming, thank you for loving! Warmest wishes, Daphne
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Kathy Chambers wrote a review Oct 2023
Bluffton, South Carolina3 contributions3 helpful votes
Our search has finally ended! Try, in Santorini, to find the perfect combination of exquisite sunset view, a lovely staff, the best croissants, a great location, and LIMITED STEPS! Vasilicos is the answer. We’ve vacationed in Santorini regularly. The view has always been top of the list followed by location and comfort. But the number of steps started to wear us out. I wish we had found the Vasilicos Suite at Vasilicos sooner! We, and our friends, also treated ourselves to the five star custom dinner on the personal patio. It was one delicious surprise after another. It will be no surprise that we intend to go back to Vasilicos as soon as we can. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The third week in October starts to get iffy. Can be pretty cool nights. Bundle up to eat outside.
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Responded 26 Oct 2023
Dear Trail35152253448, your review nearly made me laugh out loud-written by a true Santorini connoisseur! With zero steps to get from the parking lot to the property, and only about twenty to get to Pergola and Vasilicos suites, The Vasilicos is indeed one of the easiest Caldera hotels to get to! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Warmest wishes, Daphne
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spkelly2018 wrote a review Oct 2023
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We stayed 3 nights at the Vasilicos as part of our honeymoon and could not have enjoyed it more! We chose the Vasilicos because it was far enough away from Fira and Imerovigli to avoid the crowds of tourists but close enough to walk to either and thats exactly what it was. Very private, very quiet but close to all. The view was amazing, as was the service. Dimitris and Chris were able to help set up all excersions we were interested in and arrange for transportation for them all as well. The breakfasts were brought to us each morning right on time and were delicious! Really first rate service. Thank you again to the staff and crew for making our trip so effortless. - Shaun and Dannah
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 24 Oct 2023
Dear Shaun and Dannah, thank you for your lovely words, we are so happy you chose The Vasilicos for your honeymoon! We hope the memories stay with you for a long time to come - we would love to welcome you again on an anniversary! Warmest wishes, Daphne
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hayley j wrote a review Oct 2023
Archdale, North Carolina1 contribution
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I can’t speak highly enough of The Vasilicos. The location is perfect, the views are even more beautiful in person than they are in photos, and the rooms (we stayed in the King Cat and Pergola suites) were lovely! Everything was well kept, clean, and comfortable! However, the staff is what made this a place we plan to visit season after season. Dimitris, the concierge, was so unbelievably helpful via email before our stay— answering every question, arranging transportation, offering so many great ideas for activities, restaurants, etc. Once we arrived, he went above and beyond to ensure that we had everything we needed and was eager to help us finalize our plans and ensure our honeymoon was perfect! We couldn’t believe it was his first season or that he was so young but handled it all like a true professional. Throughout the week, he started to feel more like a friend than just an employee of the Vasilicos. The breakfast spread was delicious every morning but it wouldn’t have been the same without our chats with Chris. He kept us full and always laughing! The housekeeping staff always checked in with us and asked how we were, if we needed anything, and even told my wife happy birthday! We truly couldn’t have had a better experience! When we left, we made sure to say “see you next year”—because we plan to!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You have to visit Pink Sophia Maria— the food is delicious and the company is even better!
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Responded 21 Oct 2023
Dear hayleylynnjo, thank you for your lovely review, and for choosing The Vasilicos for such a special holiday! We are indeed very lucky to have the V-Team: as you say, they make The Vasilicos feel more like a home than a hotel. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed you holiday, and would love nothing more than to welcome you again one day, perhaps on an anniversary ! Warmest wishes for a life full of love and companionship, Daphne
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Vasilicos
Which popular attractions are close to The Vasilicos?
Nearby attractions include Aegean Designs (0.4 km), Bar To Navagio (0.3 km), and Ierá Moní Agíou Nikoláou Imeroviglíou (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Vasilicos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Vasilicos?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Vasilicos?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at The Vasilicos?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Vasilicos?
Conveniently located restaurants include Let's Eat, Mylos Champagne Bar - Restaurant, and La Maison.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Vasilicos?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Vasilicos have airport transportation?
Yes, The Vasilicos offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Vasilicos?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Vasilicos?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to The Vasilicos?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Castle of St Nicholas (5.8 km) and Cúpula azul (5.9 km).