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TravelPod Member ReviewsEl Greco Fira
Great hotel. Great location - up high, overlooking the caldera. About 5 minutes walk from the town centre of Fira.
Lots of white buildings, lots of rooms, well-spread out so guests are not all on top of each other. A few different pools here too - again , more room to spread out while you are swimming/snaking.
Good facilities for those who are in wheelchairs. There are ramps down to the rooms and pools. Although the ramp that leads to the pool should, perhaps be avoided - by those in wheelchairs and those on foot. I saw at least 5 people have a skid down that ramp.
Breakfast was included - very good selection of foods/drinks on offer.
Rooms were very large and comfortable. Marble floors and A/C made for a very cool stay - which is great when the temps start moving over 35 degrees.
Staff were very helpful.
Free WiFi was also included - but I have to say, it was pretty unstable. The only place we could get WiFi to work reliably was the hotel lobby - and that didn't always work either.
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After a busy 13 days of travel through the magnificent country of Greece, we decided to spend the last two full days at our Santorini Resort, El Greco, by the pool. Both days were hot with cloudless skies. Not much else to say other than Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!
Today we were up at 6:30 to get packed and eat breakfast. Getting ready for our departure to the airport and our subsequent 34 minute flight to the island of Santorini.
There are three couples from the tour (including us) who are on this three day exclusion, along with our tour director Nikos.
Security seems more strict here …
27 - 30 JUNE
Being very lazy and combining a few days of paradise into one blog entry, but hey, the wifi on these islands is so sporadic, I'm feeling lucky if I get to open a Facebook post, let alone like it.
But technological issues aside these Greek islands are getting better and better. I have to say that I prefer Santorini to …
We woke up around 9 AM and got breakfast before meeting our tour group. We had to take a ferry to one side of the main island of Santorini. There are 5 islands that make up Santorini. The main island has about 15,000 inhabitants and several little villages. The second largest island has one village with about 300 inhabitants. The other 3 islands are uninhabited. One is an active volcano and another is a non active volcano. The third uninhabited ...
... boat - then one of three options.
Joseph does not recommend the steep staircase. "The stair risers are uneven. The stonework is uneven and the donkeys leave uneven 'rocks' too."
There are the donkeys for hire but he dislikes the idea of using animals to carry humans up steep slopes in the heat without stopping. And they are not watered until the end of the day as they will assess this as knock-off time and will stop working.
The third is a 3 minute cable car ...