Costa Marina Villas
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCosta Marina Villas Fira
Marina and her staff made our short stay in Santorini excellent. Her great reccommendations filled our stay with great memories. We had a planned itinerary which Marina helped to expand upon.
Costa Marina Villas is a well kept, beautiful hotel. While not affording a sunset view, you can spend the money saved on a restaurant with a view. The Villas are situated for a beautiful sunrise as well. The rooms are well kept and very clean, with excellent beds.
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Since our ship was not docked but anchored in the harbor, we were tendered to the dock from the ship at about 8:00. Once on the island, we took a cable car up the 500 ft cliff to the town of Fira where Danella, our guide, was waiting. Santorini was an island in the Aegean Sea that was destroyed by a terrific volcanic eruption in 1450 BC, which occurred near its center. Today we see the volcano core, surrounded by deep water and the remains of a crater wall circling the core and water. ...
... as last time we were there, which was a relief, though we did have to wait for the ferry in what reminded me of cattle grids. Needless to say, we weren't first class this time. Our first impression of Santorini was "Hey! If you duck down and look up, you can see the houses". The whole island is about 30m above sea level, and all buildings are built as close as possible to the edge of what can only be described as ...
... on the way back....When we arrived in Fira we spent a lot of time walking through the tiny streets and visiting the shops. There was even a Pandora store so I picked up a charm for my bracelet. Eventually we wanted lunch so we found a tiny gyros restaurant with seating in a garden/back alley. When you're in the sun and there's no wind it's beautiful and hot. When the wind hits you it's freezing. Lunch was cold but we've got used to bundling up ...
... to offer advice and suggest some great places for the guests to eat, drink and shop. I got on really well with the guests and I think I managed to convince a few of them to stop by the boutique and spend some money with me later in the evening :) After the tour I went and met up with Laura for another coffee, we wandered around some and bumped into to Rebecca (singer on board) by chance. We went with her for one drink and ...
... doing the right thing, but the end of the good season on the islands is coming now, so maybe a good time to leave. No more cruise ships stop here now due to weather changing so that may be good indication. Glenda if you are reading this, this may be our 2nd holiday it is ...