Alexander's Boutique Hotel of Oia
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... full... We ended up on the roof top terrace of a restaurant that offered reasonably priced pasta- the waiter did warn us about the wind, but we wouldn't listen, just heard our tummies rumbling... After ordering 3 plates of pasta to share between the six of us, the female species in our family got all cold ( yes, it was extremely windy...) and we were begging for more tablecloth so we can cover ourselves up- ...
... 5th millennium BC). The excavation of the site began in 1967 and is still in progress. To date they estimate about 10% of the city has been discovered but its still a work in progress. They have located over 30 buildings in the 1.2 hectare area but only 4 of these have been fully explored.
The site reminded me of Pompeii for obvious reasons but in its own way was quite a bit more fascinating. You actually got to see the levels of excavation and ...
... we go down a little treacherous path. When we got to the water, it was absolutely crystal clear and the sand had a brownish red tint to it. People were swimming and laying out. CJ went to take a picture by the big red rocks, touches it, and it starts to crumble. Touches it again and it keeps crumbling! Scary! Imagine an earthquake underneath this massive mountain as the rocks start to fall down. On our walk back to the bus, we stopped off a little restaurant ...
... donkey, we found the nearest bar and sat down for a much-needed stiff drink!
As I was feeling a bit livelier and it was our last night together in Santorini, we continued winding through the stony streets, purchasing little gifts here and there and taking a million more photos.
We had dinner at a beautiful little restaurant with a sun set view. We ordered hummus and souvlaki and chatted the evening ...
... as well...you know me, forever the woose!)
Anyway, Mary and I cut some fruit and got breakfast ready until Tracey returned with Brendan and two black coffees and then returned with two teas while Brendan showered. By the time Tracey returned we were all on the balcony eating our fruit and planning our day on the island.
We were on the tender by 9.00am on our way to Santorini looking up at this huge mountain face in front of us…we could see the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlexander's Boutique Hotel of Oia
We arrived very early in the morning at 7am at the hotel and had to wait till 8am for the reception to open. Evita came at 8am and greeted us with a huge smile. Unfortunately the guests staying in our room did not check out early so we were supposed to wait till 12pm for the room to be ready. She apologised even though it's not her nor the hotel's fault as check in time is always in the afternoon anyway. We kept our bags there and went for a walk but we were too tired from the whole night of not sleeping in Athens airport so we decided to sit on the bench in front if the reception and wait. We fell asleep on the bench in the scorching sun and the hotel staff woke us up not long after when our room is ready. We managed to check in at around 10:30am as the guests left early. We appreciate the efforts of the hotel and all the staff to prepare the room in perfect condition in such a short time. The housekeeper is extremely efficient in her job as we observed. The staff is also very nice and we chatted with him few times, a humourous and polite guy.
We had the cave house just across the reception with a big shared patio and the view is amazing. The room is big and spacious with a double bed and a single bed. We kept the bed like a couch and the cushions on the bed is very comfy. Kitchenette has all the utensils we needed and the coffee machine makes good coffee. There is also a water boiler if you need to make some tea. They provide you with coffee powder and tea bags. The shower is really hot and the water pressure is strong as well. We have no complains and we really like the room. I would say its great for the price with a caldera view. Their other rooms must be much nicer but this is the only category we would pay for. We were even thinking to book another hotel without view which is way cheaper but we are glad we didn't. It's a great experience to stay in the historical cave house with modern amenities and awesome view. It was definitely worth it.
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