"Envision" studio, supreme view!!!

Other - Entire home/apt · Thiras-Oias, Thira, South Aegean 84700, Greece

Envision studio feel's like a big "Eye" - the window to caldera bay view you will adore! The studio has organic and minimalistic look. Naturally cool, comfortably fits two and has breathtaking views to the Aegean. Ten minutes' walk from Fira town.

The Space

One double bedroom, kitchenette and a cave room shower-room. The studio has minimalistic look.
Studio for 2 ppl. with breathtaking view also from the spacious terrace! Imagine the view being 250meters above sea level, on top of the unique volcanic caldera circular island, looking out at the spectacular crater island "kameni".

Guest Access

Out in the big terrace there is shared BBQ available and sun-beds and dinning aria with unblocked spectacular views!

Interaction with Guests

Desecrate interaction with guests. Hostess is around premises twice a day and online 24/7.

The Neighborhood

Easy access to all amenities, including the local market for shopping, fresh fish and local products and many some of the islands best restaurants for eating out.
Just 2 min from the studio is Mylos bar, Ginger sushi restaurant, il Cantuccio italian and Akti traditional Greek tavern and many more. Just 10 min walk to Fira town there are 3-4 night clubs, many bars and restaurants. So you needn't drive at night. All walking distance near the center yet not in the panic of the town!
Hot Spots to Visit:
1) Akrotiri area & walk around ancient 3 storey's high Prehistoric buildings!!
2) Prehistoric Museum and try to picture the houses, the furniture and the marvelous wall-paintings...
3) Ancient Thera town where king Thera’s reigned
4) famous Oia village sunset at the castle
5) Venetian Pyrgos village
6) wineries to learn the secrets of exquisite aromas
7) Swim in Perissa black volcanic beach or discover the red beach & get to know why Santorini is voted the No1 destination worldwide!

Getting around

There is frequent bus schedule during summertime with destination to all points of interest on the island. The big parking lot in Firostefani is free, is only 2min from studio. From the harbor of "Athinios" or the airport of Santorini you need to come to:
St. Gerasimos church in "Firostefani" village
Once in front of the church, turn towards the Caldera bay with the spectacular view.
1. Start descending down the steps towards «Manos small world» hotel and pass it,
2. When you see Agali hotel’s door turn LEFT then pass the 4 big palm tree’s house and it is just the next house the green door to your Left!

Other Things to Note

It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and bring a light jacket or a windbreaker. It tends to get chilly after sunset. Cobblestone traditional paths and steps in all villages, high heels might damage your feet. All clean linen and towels are provided! As well as local "Nychteri" welcome wine, water, orange juice and filter coffee.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $171
Cleaning Fee: $14
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Our stay in Santorini was wonderful, enhanced by our stay in Elvira's accommodations. The room worked very well for us. It has an amazing view of the caldera from the bed, but we used the patio for most of our down time and sunsets. Everything worked well, and the bed was one of the most comfortable we slept on during our trip. We were met by Elvira when we arrived, after keeping in touch with her just prior to that. She showed us the room, places to visit, how to get around and suggested restaurants for us. We were not disappointed with any of her suggestions! We appreciated her arranging transportation to the airport for us. All in all, a great experience we will never forget.

    September 2013
  • The short review is Envision is an amazing location and I would definitely stay there again!! It's a shame I can not give Envision more stars. Elvira is an amazing hostess and I can't say enough good things about her and her place. Read on for why my stay there was so wonderful...
    First, the views are beyond amazing! The pictures don't do it justice. The studio is easy to get to from the port or airport by taxi or bus (I traveled by bus from the port) and is centrally located. It is literally steps away from a bus stop that will get you to Oia or the bus terminal and access to other parts of the island. Walking to explore Thira is a breeze as well as the city center is only about a ten minute walk. The place was immaculately clean, even in spite of my extreme, day-of, last minute reservation request.
    Elvira provided easy to follow directions to the place and came to warmly weclome me to the island and her studio. She also gave suggestions on places to eat and things to do in her quick overview of Santorini. Refreshments including water, juices, and wine to enjoy were waiting upon check in and so was blazing fast wireless internet, a must for a "go where the wind takes me" traveler like myself. She was always available to answer and questionsand is an absolutre joy to talk to. I'll say it again just to reinforce it but, should I return to Santorini, I would definitely not hesitate to stay at Envision.

    September 2013
  • The sunset view was one of our favorite of the caldera (we preferred it to even Oia). The outside living area is plentiful and perfectly located but the studio is very petite. My wife and I are small people but with big bags so we struggled a bit with space. That being said, we'd highly recommend it.

    September 2013
  • Small unit, with a magnificent view. Looked too small at first, but turned out to be very workable, and we would have liked to stay longer. We mostly self catered, using the kitchen, whilst compact did work well. There is also a large outdoor space to sit and enjoy the view, or eat outside.

    September 2013
  • Fantastic location and very cozy apartment. The views of the caldera are incredible. We really had a very nice stay.

    September 2013
  • A spectacular corner of the world. Perfect location if you want to have a closer contact to the nature, right away from the center of the tourism, but not far from it. Anyway, the nice walks to reach the town, night and day, through the path beside the coast, are magic moments to get in touch with traces of a Greece which has no age, and will not be corrupted.
    I also eat the best Greek food ever at the taverna right up the apartment, I was there every day after trying many others, so also strategical position for eating and not only for the sunsets ;)
    Elvira is a sweet energetic lady who share her paradise with us adventurers with semplicity and availability.. so, experience highly recommended!

    August 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay in Envision. The view is unbelievable and the apartment is great - all you need for your stay in Santorini. Elvira was very helpful throughout our entire stay. Highly recommend staying here

    August 2013
  • My wife and I stayed here during our honeymoon after spending a few nights in Oia. Maria was very friendly and the apartment was perfect! It looks better in person than it does in the pictures-not that the pictures make it look bad or anything-and the view from the patio is incredible. It is in a great location and is quiet and away form the crowds. I would definitely recommend staying here!

    August 2013
  • The view is fantastic, the appartment is fine and the location is perfect.
    We really enjoyed our stay at Envision and Elvira was very helpful and welcomming.

    August 2013
  • We stayed at Envision Studio in August and had a wonderful experience. The room is just big enough for two people, has air conditioning, and is in the perfect location (Firastefani). The location was ideal because it is directly in the middle of Santorini allowing for easy access to the villages of Oia (higher-end) and Fira (cruise ship shopping zone and nightlife). Upon arrival, our host sent a friend up the stairs to handle our luggage. We had massive bags after traveling for six weeks so the help was greatly appreciated. We arrived late but there were tons of restaurants just up the stairs from the apartment (our favorite was Ginger, a sushi place).

    The only small hiccup during our trip was that the instructions for pickup to the airport upon departure were not very clear from our host. We left at 5:45AM and thought a taxi was coming for us, but it turned out it was a large charter bus - likely a miscommunication and everything turned out okay in the end.

    August 2013
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