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TravelPod Member ReviewsIkastikies Firostefani
This was my first visit to Santorini and I couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Recommended by a travel agency in Athens, Ikastikies offers an incredible view of the volcanic caldera. But what makes this place special is the warm hospitality of the owner, Georgios. From the pick up at the airport to the breakfast he serves in your suite, he shows his passion for hospitality and his commitment to his guests.
We stayed in the Spilia suite, which featured two bedrooms, a living area, kitchen, private balcony, and even a private pool! Although we visited during the off season in December, the view from the suite was still breathtaking. I would strongly recommend Ikastikies to anyone visiting the beautiful island of Santorini.
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... br> It was an exciting trip sailing out from Athens through the Greek islands to Santorini, some 200km away and 8 hours on a ferry, well exciting at first, then boredom sets in, you move outside, get some fresh air, then it gets cold, you move inside, outside, inside!! After 8 hours, all you want to to is get off the boat.....overnight ferries are so much better....if you can sleep!!
Having gone past so many islands in ...
... Once the sun had set, Lachie asked me if I wanted to dance so we stood up and all of a sudden, he got down to one knee and asked me to marry him, and he put on my finger the most exquisite diamond ring I could have ever asked for. In all the excitement I almost forgot to say yes! But of course I said yes and we spent the night enjoying each others company (and admiring the ring). The next morning we woke up to another beautifully sunny, warm day ...
... walk into town for my el cheapo souvlaki lunch, dinner at the cliff top restaurant from the other night and i was a very content little tourist!! Most days i have caught up with a few people on FB which has been lovely, keeps me feeling connected with home. So that's it folks....gotta have one boring day to not have much to write about!! Till tomorrow ...
Today was about exploring the history of the island and further working on our tan. First on the list was a visit to Ancient Akrotiri. This sight showcases the remnants of a town that was buried during the massive volcanic eruption 3,500 years ago. The town itself dates from around 3000 B.C., or 5,000 years ago! Seeing what those ancient peoples had managed to build and design was a humbling experience - they even had cold AND warm water piped ...
... up and down the zig zag path from the dock below, and hear the tinker of their bells - we really were in paradise.
After a spot of research we realised hiring a car was much cheaper than we had anticipated and with Lia's help secured a little Nissan Micra for the rest of our stay. Suddenly we had the freedom to explore the island in a way the low season bus service would never have allowed. With the sun shining and the temperature finally rising ...