Santorini is one of the most unique islands in the world. If you will visit once, for sure you will visit it again.
My family and friends, all Greeks living in New York the last 30 years, decided to spend our vacations in Crete, Santorini and Myconos, this time.
The oldest ones made reservations at a 4* star hotel with Caldera view and the youngets at HAROULA a family runned hotel. It doesn' t have Caldera view but it is in a quiet location in the center of Fira, only some nimutes of walk from the Caldera, the new Museum, bus & taxi station and the main square.
The hotel is very clean, the rooms comfortable and airy, the swimming pool and the garden an oasis and the owners a fine example of the Greek hospitality.
Mrs. Haroula, her husband and brothers were there friendly, smily and insisting to offer coffee and drinks to all of us including the ones we were not staying there.
We also met and had coffe with her father and mother, a sweet very old couple.
Her mother gave us a bunch of fresh origan and a bag of courgettes, all from her house's garden. The same day the owner of a taverna accepted to fry them for us and their taste was DELICIOUS. Completely different than the ones we buy at the super markets.
I was in love with the garden, full of geraniums, fantastic roses, olive trees and many other trees and flowers. I spent a lot of time (while waiting for my family and friends who were always late in the mornings...) taking photos of the flowers, especially the roses. Mrs. Haroula was very pleased that I liked her garden and she gave me a big bunch of roses for my room.
Thank you so much Haroula, Loizos and Lefteris for your hospitality. Be sure that next year we shall meet again and untill then take good care of the roses...!
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- Also Known As:
- New Haroula Hotel Santorini/Fira