Santorini - help!!

Mar 22nd, 2005, 01:32 PM
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Santorini - help!!

I am planning to go to Santorini at the end May / beginning of June and have a number of questions. Firstly, how hot will it be? My husband is worried that it will be too cool for a sun holiday. Secondly, I thought I had found a reasonable hotel for under €100 per night in Imerovigli - the Hotel Eltheon - but I have found a couple of conflicting reviews. Has anyone stayed there and what did they think? Or has anyone any reasonably priced alternative hotels to suggest in Imerovigli?
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 01:56 PM
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Hi GM,
It has been a long time since I was in Santorini. We did an Agean cruise. I believe we were there in the summer. The weather was warm. Be sure to visit Akritori (sp). It was most interesting. Only in Mykonos did I get in the water and it was cold but hey, I'm from Texas where our water is more like bathwater. I do think you will be able to enjoy the sun and even the water if you don't mind a little chill.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 03:16 PM
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The end of May is the perfect time for Santorini "weather-wise." It will be nice and sunny, and warm but not boiling hot like it gets in July-August. Tell your husband to put his doubts to rest.

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Mar 22nd, 2005, 03:39 PM
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GM - Do you have to stay in Imerovigli? We stayed in Oia and loved it. We stayed at the Atlantis Villas - it was perfect! (We also stayed at Villa Vedema which was inland and a totally different experience but just as wonderful). I would highly recommend Oia. We also rented a car and traveled to Akrotiri - which was really interesting.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 03:43 PM
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FYI -- the Atlantis Villas are no more. They have been absorbed into the Katikies Hotel/Villas/Suites property.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 03:50 PM
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Is Akrotiri open yet? Was such a disappointment 4 years ago. Putting the roof on and most of the site closed down. Probably one of the biggest disappointments of our trip.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 04:07 PM
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I think we were in Oia in 1999 or 2000. Well if Atlantis has changed hands - Ktikies would be worth looking into.

Re: Akrotiri - we are not archeological buffs or anything at all - but we found it interesting.

The people of Santorini were among the kindest we have ever met travelling.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 04:50 PM
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I have tried, but so far I cannot confirm that the construction of an enclosure at Akrotiri is finished. Until I do I will assume it is still in progress. I do think, however, that there is still a partial tour available (assuming it's not fully operational).
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 12:13 AM
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If you can get up to 135E, Sunny Villas is very nice. Artemis goes for 113 until the 25th of May and then goes to 130.

Generally, you get a bit more for your money in Imerovigli than Oia IMHO.

(BTW, even if the Atlantis was still around, you'd never get it for anything near the OP's target of 100 these days -- and you certainly won't get a sniff at Katikies for that rate.)
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 01:00 AM
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Thanks for the reassurance weather wise. I am keen to stay in Imerovigli - has anybody any info/views on the Eltheon Hotel??
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 06:31 AM
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I have now booked Artemis following your recommendation, so thanks!

Hopefully it will be a fabulous weeks holiday!
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 08:25 PM
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Just to be cautious, that's the Artemis Villas Imerogvigli, right? There is another Artemis, the Hotel Artemis in Perissa.

Imerovigli is great. The Imerovigli Taverna and the Skaros Taverna are both wonderful with stunning views. If you like hiking, the trail to the Skaros is easier than it looks. It's a relaxing, beautiful place.
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Mar 24th, 2005, 01:13 AM
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I've definitely booked the one in Imerovigli - you had me worried there for a moment!

We will most definitely test out the tavernas and the hiking trail sounds lovely - am sure we can manage it having hiked up Table Mountain in November!!
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Mar 24th, 2005, 07:57 PM
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Woo, I was hoping my lack of clarity didn't mess up your plans ... glad to hear it.
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Mar 24th, 2005, 10:09 PM
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GM there's a great place to watch the sunset in Imerovigli... on the terrace outside the church underneath the Blue Note Taverna.
Santorini is a magical place. Enjoy!
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Mar 24th, 2005, 10:40 PM
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what is a high end hotel/inn/villa in santorini?
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Mar 25th, 2005, 09:00 AM
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spring_honeymoon- Katikies, Perivolas, Sun Rocks, Esperas, Oia Mare, Santorini Princess.
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Dec 31st, 2005, 07:54 AM
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GM- Did you end up staying at the Hotel Eltheon? I'm trying to find out about it, and like you, could not find any detailed reviews. Please let me know where you stayed/ what you thought. Thanks!
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Dec 31st, 2005, 08:19 AM
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Akrotiri had a roof collapse when I was there in September. The site was closed for a time for repairs.
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