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TravelPod Member ReviewsAethrio Hotel Oia
We booked Aethrio for a good central location and it delivered on that front.
We were aware that the hotel was not on the caldera edge with sunset views and were quite unsure if we should spend lot more for a sunset view from the hotel or room. We decided to save the money and spend or on nice lavish dinners instead.
You get the views from anywhere in Oia. We did not mind coming back to the room and not seeing the view from there as well. Watching the sunset with other people was a lot of fun. The crowds actually applaud the sun. The sun set spectacularly on the horizon.
Breakfast was a good event with alot of choice, the hotel was clean with a nice pool, helpful staff. I would recommend.
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... are 92. It always feels like about 192.
We have an early lunch and catch the bus to Oia. The bus is modern and air conditioned, and dirt cheap. We get good views of the east coast on the way and the occasional glimpse of the caldera. We pass a donkey farm. Oia is stunning. It looks a bit newer than Fira. The footpaths are granite slabs rather than small cobblestones. At least we think they're granite ...
... gets a little cooler at night due to the sun being down and the breeze picking up off the ocean. To give perspective, you shower, get out of the shower and continue to sweat. Food: unreal day for eats - we kicked the day off with an incredible breakfast at this little bakery/diner with a great window spot looking over the ocean with multiple cruise ships coming in to dock for the day. Pics do the breakfast justice, you can tell who had what.. ...
... many accents had everyone in the place sing Laura "Happy Birthday" and they brought out a dessert and glass of wine as well.
After dinner moved over to the table where the other couple that had been having fun were sitting and visited with them. They are from Australia and seem to have many of the same attitudes toward traveling as we do. Had a nice evening and finished it off with a gelato as we walked home. It was a wonderful birthday!
... were moving to a hotel just down the road as ours had no room for another night. They are going to Ios, the neighbouring island, to pick up a sailing vessel and sail it to Turkey for a friend who needed it moved. What an adventure. They are our age and we hit it off straight away, so we enjoyed a night out with them last night. Thanks, Mark and Vicky for a lot of laughs. If we hadn't been moving on today we could have gone out sailing ...
... of people.
Michalis was a wealth of information about Santorini and we learned interesting tidbits. For example, when someone living in a cave house orders a couch from Ikea, they have to get it delivered by donkey.
He also talked about how water on the island is in short supply because it is desalinated seawater, which you can't drink. Wait a second I said, we’ve been drinking the tap water because our hotel said we could. Michalis joked that it was no ...