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... sand, and the rock, and how this is all very old volcanic ash (he really is suited as a "dirt guy" for his job!), what I will say is I really wanted to see this black sand, so I tore off my sandals and ran into the beach, the BLACK SAND beach in +30C weather....yeah you get the picture. And as I hopped off that beach as fast as I could, I watched all the other tourists do the exact same thing. And let me tell you it was funny to watch, just not funny to actually experience ...
... fly via Athens. Santorini airport was a nice little airport. We were picked up by the owners of the hotel we were staying. We drove to the hotel just in time to be awestruck by the view of the sunset. The sunset is perhaps the top most attraction in Santorini. Our hotel was perched on top of the island (like all the other hotels) in Fira - the main town of the island. It was amazing to see the sun go down behind a once active volcano with all those white washed ...
... us iced coffee from a tray, lol this is a lot different than how I've been traveling these past 4.5 weeks! They suggested we eat at a restaurant on our way to the black sanded beach, and we sat and ordered Greek beer, Greek salad, godfish, and penne w salmon. FETA is in everything you eat here! Everything was pretty good and the salad was so fresh and the serving of olive oil ...
... too shabby, and certainly very light to carry. I didn't wear them at all during my trip, but since returning home I have worn at least the ring everyday as a symbol of my trip. This trip was all about letting go, and I certainly did a lot of that not only in Santorini, but throughout the entire trip. In doing so I was able to find myself more and am constantly reminded of the life-changing adventures when I look down at my ring.
We found a tiny little convenience ...
... take our breath away, the town and the view were so amazing! We quickly found a restaurant and had a gourmet dinner on a roof top terrace while that famous sunset took place right before our eyes. Words cannot describe how spectacular and romantic it was like a dream!
After dinner and the sunset we walked through the small town of Oia which lines the cliffs and is much less touristy at night. The town is filled with the nicest hotels, restaurants, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Artemis Villas Imerovigli
Great location, average hotel
After reading all the other reviews and looking at their website I thought that Artemis Villas would be something special.
The location certainly is - the hotel has a wonderful view over the caldera and amazing sunsets. The thing is, most of the hotels in Imerovigli do.
And a lot of the others seem to be better than the Artemis.
The pool is at the top of the hotel, perched on the roof and is tiny. Other hotels nearby have bigger pools, infinity pools, pools with bars, etc.
The rooms look like they haven't had anything done to them for at least 10 years - our toilet seat lid fell off after a couple of days and the bathroom decor was fairly shabby.
The breakfast was disappointing.... We ordered breakfast on the first day - and it was 4 slices of bread with butter and jam, orange juice, coffee - for 9 Euros! The other hotels had fresh fruit, croissants, yoghurts.
It's not a bad hotel - but if I went back to Santorini I would definitely stay somewhere else.
Exceeded all expectations
Have just returned from a week staying at Artemis Villas on Santorini - extended our original 3 night booking as we couldn't drag ourselves away. We stayed in "The Apartment" which was exquisitely decorated by one of the owners, Angela, from family artefacts going back generations. This felt like a true Greek island experience, with gorgeous cave-style accommodation, unbelievable views over the caldera, a private balcony on which to watch the magnificent sunsets and such fantastic hosts - Angela and Chris. It's about a 25 minute walk north of Fira, so perfect if you want to escape the crowds at the end of the day!
Miss Artemis, miss Santorini
We spent 3 nights in Artemis and enjoied a lot. The room was basic but clean, not very big but enough for two persons and it had all we needed, the worst part was the warddrove in the bathroom. Our balcony was great and althougt the views are incredible from many hotels was bigger tahn others.
The service very warm and the pool very little but the solarium is very good.
The worst part of our trip was the wind, sometimes was very uncomfortable.
Few week ago me and my husband (wow) were married in Artemis Villas......
The wedding took place 20:00 (sunset time) A hair stylist came in my room to fix my hair and a make up artist to do my make up.....
Everything was just lovely a real dream that I didn't want to wake up from the location (next to the pool just inform of this magical views ) was decorated with flowers (all white decoration) after the ceremony the hostess Angela have arrange for as a lovely present love heart red balloons and fireworks...
EVERYTHINK WAS JUST PERFECT THANK YOU ANGELA WE LOVE YOU KEEP MAKING PEOPLE HAPPY...
Artemis offers one of the best views
Artemis Villas was the first hotel my husband & I stayed at during our honeymoon in Santorini.
We were pinching ourselves when Angela brought us to our studio. The view from the balcony was amazing. We could see the the eastern tip of the island on our right, and the city of Firostefani on our left.
Imerovigli is the highest point of Santorini, and after touring the island for a week, we concluded that it offers the very best views.
Artemis Villas itself is a nice hotel. The studio we rented was clean, the service was friendly and the rooftop pool was well-maintained. It's good value for money. But don't expect anything too lavish; it's not a five-star hotel.
p.s. There's a wonderful, romantic little restaurant called The Blue Note just a short walk from the hotel. My husband and I broke our rule of not eating at the same place twice just so we could go back.
Definitely the most magnificent
I was in Santorini few weeks ago...everyone told me that Santorini was a unique place. I was thinking that it was just another island. Artemis Villas location hospitality and views made me change my mind..
Santorini is a unique place
I enjoyed Artemis Villas so much that I will go back every year .. words cannot describe how lovely the place really is You have to see for your self and your eyes only
PS Angela thank you for choosing such a lovely room and making our holidays special
Lovely stay with great View!
I went to Santorini in August after the Olympic Game(we were in the opening ceremony and it was LOVELY) we Stayed in Artemis Villas in Imerovigli.
We asked for a transfer from the port,the first think that we was Surprising to us was the view from our balcony we could see the Volcano and all the caldera from the highest hotel on the cliff. The staff was really friendly and room was super clean.
We had no problem with our reservation everithing was well organised we definitely will return....
Way to go Artemis !
I loved the stay at Artemis Villas.
I arrived with my wife for our wedding aniversary on 24 July 2004.
After the friendly staff welcomed us and showed us to our spotless room, we sat back and opened a bottle of wine on our balcony and marvelled at the view.
A nice stroll along the path to Fira was unique. The view from the cliff was fascinating, the walk was a quick 20 minutes. After shopping in Fira, we walked backed the path to our hotel, away from the bustle of the main town.
The next day we swam in the pool which was on the top of the hotel and offered the best view of the volcano. Back to reception and staff gave us maps, travel information on the island. Really helpful and friendly.
The room service was great. Again spotless.
It was great and recommended to all.
Antonio P Rusinek.
Simply the best, I loved it!
I stayed at Artemis Villas in Imerovigli about one month ago in July 2004.
I booked through the net. The manager was really kind with me in her response to my requests, no matter how many requests I made.
Upon the arrival, I met the manager who was really kind. She took me to my room which was really spacious and not so expensive. The view was fanstastic and I cant describe with words how quiet and nice my stay was.
Breakfast was lovely (unfortunately not in the price), my wife and I are returning for sure!
Its also close to Fira which is handy if you want to booze up all night and stroll along the Caldera!!
Dear Trip Advisor,
Im sending this review because two months have passed and I cant forget my wedding that took place at Artemis Villas in June.
It was sooooooo nice!!! The way I dreamed of
Angela, the manager, had everything so well organised. The flowers, the cake, the witnessing andfireworks were extraordinary.
She also arranged a present for us , 50 balloons in the shape of love hearts with our names on them!!! They were released after the ceremony over the Caldera!! Magic
Hairdressing was a bit on the high side.
My husband promised me that we will return every year the same day and place where the Minister pronounced us husband and wife
Thank you Artemis villas. Thank you Angela
(Comment: If you get married at Artemis, wear the wedding shoes when you get up at the pool) He he