Fodor's Expert Review Esperas Hotel

Ia, Santorini, 84702, Greece

At this welcoming collection of sparkling white, arch-roofed cave houses that spill down the side of the caldera, homey suites and studios all have cozy sitting areas, well-equipped bathrooms, and a private, view-saturated terrace overlooking dark cliffs and turquoise seas. Rooms are furnished with traditional wooden pieces with bright fabrics and supremely comfortable mattresses. A romantic dining terrace serving a choice selection of well-prepared island favorites clings to the side of the cliff, a sparkling half-cave swimming pool is carved out of the rock, and a path descends toward the beach and fish tavernas at Ammoudi.

PROS

  • wonderful caldera location
  • does everything really well
  • quiet and private

CONS

  • lots of steps to reach the hotel, though staff help carry bags
  • more stairs inside to get to rooms
  • plain but traditional decor may not suit all

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views, Service, Romantic
Quiet
Waterfront
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 22860-71501

HOTEL DETAILS

21 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed late Oct.–Apr., Free Breakfast

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