I can't say any more good things about this place. My best friend and I stayed here for four days and it was perfect. We didn't want to leave. The view and location was everything I hoped for and our host, Markos was so helpful. He quickly responded to any needs we had and helped us find the best deals and transportation to the port.
This was a perfectly located place in the heart of Oia. You can see a wonderful view of the city and ocean from the deck. The place was very comfortably air conditioned and comes with a small kitchen equipped with everything you might need. Would definitely stay there again!
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While the location and the view from the rooms were beautiful, the service we received was not. We arrived very early (6:30 am) and as a result were very tired and sleep deprived, however we were told that our room will not be ready for another 5/6 hours! Even though there was a spare room (which Markos told us about) we weren't given the option to just relax a bit there, instead we were told to "walk around" or "take the bus to Fira". We did not do any of these as we were so tired. This was definitely not a great start to the day. After spending the 5.5 hours sitting around, we were shown to our room, however we were not given any briefing about the area or things to do etc. Although it wasn't much of a problem as we had things planned, it would have been nice.
As for the wifi, it did not work. And on the rare occasion it did, it was extremely slow. We actually used to walk to the art gallery down the road and use its free wifi.
Furthermore, on the final day we arranged a taxi (through Markos) for the airport. We agreed for the taxi to arrive at 6:20am. On that morning When we got out we found a rude and angry driver huffing and puffing saying we should have been there at 6 and all his other customers were complaining (as it was in a little van). We understand there must have been some miscommunication, however that is not an excuse for the driver's rude behaviour and short temper. The drive was very rough and much faster than it should have been. We would recommend you book your own private taxi as the fare would be the same.
On a lighter note, the location is great, close to everything like shops and bakeries and within walking distance to nice restaurants and the bay.
Absolutely one of the most amazing views I have ever seen in my travels! The studio was a short walk from the main shopping restaurant road and very convienent to bus stops and a charming little grocery store - we walked past this to reach the top every day! The apartment was perfect and had good amenities and air conditioning...we were thankful after a day out in the heat of summer! Wifi is patchy from the studio possibly due to the location and the amount of traffic using it I feel in peak season ...it is.best early in the morning or very late at night! We had a great stay.
Markos was amazing! He went above and beyond our expectations. He arranged transportation from the airport to be studio and stored our luggage for us until our room was ready. He also spent hours helping us when our ferry got canceled, calling the office and arranging alternate accommodations. He always responded to emails right away and was extremely friendly. Besides having an amazing host, the studio was great! The view of the caldera is spectacular, and we loved sitting on our private patio and enjoying the scenery. The location in Oia is perfect - close to a bakery and restaurants and the main pedestrian path through the town. We couldn't be more happy with the studio! Thank you Markos!