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May 21st, 2011, 06:56 AM
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Suggestions for accomodation in Santorini for 2 nights June 29-30, 2011

I am a mother travelling to Santorini for 2 nights on a flight from Athens with 2 teenage children. I don't think I have the confidence to hire a car and drive around. I am coming all the way from Melbourne, Australia.

I am undecided on where i should be staying - Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigi or Oia ?

I can spend upto AU$300-$350 a night (Euro 225-263) and want a really nice hotel / villa with a fabulous caldera view to accomodate three people. Since I am spending only two days I don't think I will be spending a lot of time in the hotel - however it would be nice to start and end the day in a really special place. If there is any cheaper and nice clean accomodation I would be happy to hear about it.

I like to be able to walk or take a bus or a taxi to see the red / black beaches and just generally enjoy the restaurants, shops, galleries and views of the island. Would love to see the sunset as well from the hotel or a good spot.

What places can you suggest and where is the best place ? Do I book these on the internet or is it best to ring ?

How far is the airport from Oia ? Most forums suggest that Oia is the best place to stay. Is this advisable in my situation ?

Many thanks in advance for your help.
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May 25th, 2011, 07:32 PM
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no one has answered you. Maybe I missed it, but what month are you talking about being in Santorini?
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May 25th, 2011, 08:32 PM
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Oia is pretty and you can easily hire a driver through your hotel. Frequent bus service from Oia to Fira.
Beaches are not as nice as other islands. Stay in Oia. Can't help with hotel as we weren't too pleased with our choice, Esperas. Two nights is enough time to enjoy Oia and it's views.
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May 25th, 2011, 10:28 PM
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Check Caldera Butterfly Villas, Scirocco Apartments, Villa Ilias, Villa Maria Damigou, Blue Dolphins Apartments, Hotel Mylos, Afroessa Hotel, Gizis Apartments, Caldera's Memories, Olympic Villas, Gabbiano Apartments, Lauda Hotel, Lucky Homes, Villa Kallisti, VIP Suites, Oia Waves, Filotera Villas, Golden Sunset Villas, Fotinos Houses, Musses Studios and Delfini Hotel.
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May 28th, 2011, 10:04 PM
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Hi Chania,
I am hoping to come on June 29-30 just for 2 days but want to make the most of it..... Thanks
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May 28th, 2011, 10:10 PM
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Brotherleelove2004 many thanks for all your suggestions - I shall check them all out.
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