Our family of 9 recently spent a week at Antelmi Villa. It is even more beautiful with outstanding views of the caldera than photos portray and conveniently located to restaurants, shops, a bus route and Fira. Ms. Eleni, our concierge, was attentive and helpful with suggestions of things to do, where to dine and arranging transportation. Breakfast was delicious to include several traditional Greek dishes. Highly recommend.
Great views, lovely villa, lovely pool, crisp sheets, Antelmi Villa was the best part of our Santorini visit. A welcomed retreat with the sunset view from the many tourists!
We booked this villa over a year ago for 9 of us (Four adults and five teenagers). The villa is located in the village of Firastephani overlooking the caldera, a short walk north from Fira. There are many local restaurant options nearby. The view is ABSOLUTELY incredible. Exactly what you dream of when you think of Santorini. The villa is amazing. Four separate rooms with ensuite baths in three. Another bath out in the courtyard by the pool.
Pickup and drop off were included from the airport. Anastasia and her staff arrived every morning to prepare a breakfast feast and to clean the rooms. We stayed six nights and it was simply incredible.
We had researched and setup tours for our time on the island but if you stay here, I would highly recommend that you have an idea of the types of activities you would like do and let Anastasia handle the details. She knows the local companies and can setup the tours and arrange local transportation when your legs give out from all the walking. One example. We booked a private yacht sunset cruise several months in advance only to have them cancel the day before. Anastasia was able to book us the same tour with another company on short notice. It turned out wonderful. It was my nephew's 16th birthday and she even arranged to have a cake onboard the catamaran to go with our dinner. She also made several great dinner recommendations during our stay.
If you are making that once in a lifetime bucket list trip to Santorini, this is the place you want to stay!
Absolutely perfect for a relaxing family vacation. The pictures don't do justice to this amazing villa and the staff was so gracious and accommodating we could not have asked for more. We were a family of six and the villa could easily accommodate additional guests without sacrificing comfort. While we enjoyed a lot of activities away from the villa we were always excited to return and just enjoy the comfort and the amazing views.
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It’s hard to find the right words that describe just how fantastic our stay at Antelmi was. We were a family of eight all staying there to catch up, spend time together and to enjoy the magic that is Santorini – and magic it was. Antelmi is an incredible five-star property in what I consider to be the most perfect location. A fifteen minute incredibly scenic and idyllic walk to Thira and in a village that has plenty of restaurants and shops to offer while not being packed full of people like in the more main towns. And the sunset here at this time of year is the absolute best. The property could not have been more perfect. Stylish and cool with plenty of room, everyone had their own space and the outdoor pool area pretty much becomes the lounge room for the whole stay. The bedrooms and bathrooms are luxurious and outside daybeds and lounges in all the right locations to catch the sun at any time of day. Waking up to that view everyday and watching the sun go down from the patio every evening is so mind blowingly amazing that you really feel like you are in a dream. From the beginning everything to do with booking the accommodation was so easy to thanks to Eleni the owner making everything happen seamlessy. Our host Anastasia was incredibly helpful and organised, greeting us when we arrived and visiting us every morning to organise breakfast and whatever we needed for the day and week ahead. She organised transfers, trips, restaurants – everything and she was a wonderful person who became a friend during our stay. Everything you want in a host. Our linen was changed daily and the villas were cleaned daily all without getting in your way as you had breakfast and started to get ready for the day. We took part in a range of activities and highly recommend a private yacht tour of the islands it’s fully catered, you enjoy some beautiful scenery and snorkelling and watching the sunset from the boat with a wine in your hand is very special. Santorini is one of those places where the magic just really gets under your skin. And staying at Antelmi is the perfect place to make it even more magic. Highly, highly recommend and would love to go back. If there is a big group of you I wouldn’t bother with car rental – the hosts organise transfers if you need to go somewhere that isn’t walking distance and I think this works well.
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