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Villa Ilias

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My fiancee and I travelled to Santorini from Washington, DC. I have no words to describe our experience. We were immediately welcomed by the host (George) who took his time to review with us our projected stay, the amenities as well as the opportunities in the island. We stayed at the suite which occupies the terrace. It is the most amazing place I have ever stayed. The room has glass doors/windows floor to sealing that offer you a view of the sea and the volcano immediately from your bed. There is a huge balcony with the best view of the island. There is a comfortable couch and two beds outside in the balcony that offer you the choice to sleep outside if you want (!). Last, but not least, there is a jacuzzi that offers the same view while you are relaxing. We watched the sunset from our balcony and also decided not to go out one of our nights in the island, as we could have not imagined a better place to spend quality time. I thank George for his hospitality and I recommend this place to everyone visiting Santorini. I hope I will visit the island soon and I already know where I am staying...

I had the chance to stay at Villa Ilias with my wife for a romantic break in the stunning Santorini. Everything has been perfect, starting from the staff, which is available and kind, and the rooms, which are clean and comfortable. The view from the pool is one of the best one of the island and the barman George, from the pool bar, provides you the best cocktails and drinks. The atmosphere at Villa Ilias is magic and we, me and my wife, strongly recommend this place!

Villa Ilias is a beautiful hotel with the most amazing view. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The wonderful staff takes their time to explain the hotel and surroundings. They will help you with anything you want to book or organise. Try one of barman George’s lovely cocktails. He will make a special cocktail with fresh ingredients while you enjoy the sunset. We had an amazing week and I would recommend this hotel to everybody.

Everything about this hotel was welcoming and beautiful!The food was wonderful, Mary and George were always kind and courteous . The pool was always clean and the view the most beautiful you will see. Beautiful sunsets. George was always welcoming and drinks and food were great.It was very conveniently located to stores and restaurants. We will never forget our time there and hope to go again.

My husband and I stayed in a Double, Volcano, West Facing view room. It was unreal. We slept with the door open every night and woke up to picture perfect views. Literally every time we came into the room it took our breath away. The staff is so attentive and kind. We made best friends with George the pool bar staff. He was amazing to us. Anything we needed or wanted the staff went above and beyond to help us with. Breakfast was just lovely. We stayed 6 nights and never ate breakfast elsewhere. This hotel is a 15 minute walk to town. It is far enough away from all the cruise ship visitors but still on the main road and close to many other restaurants. We were able to explore the entire island from here!!! There were smaller rooms I guess but ours was perfect size with plenty of room for 2 people!! I cannot say one single bad thing about this place. We were in heaven!!!

We were absolutely delighted with this hotel. We had a room with a stunning view. People walking along the path would often stop to take a picture. We were able to sit at a small table outside our room and enjoy the view while eating our breakfast. The room was spacious, the beds comfortable, the bathroom clean and functional. We had a functional kitchen so we were able to chill wine, olives and cheese to nibble on. The owners and staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They seemed genuinely interested in making sure your stay there was perfect. The breakfast was amazing and we were always complimenting the woman who did the cooking. Each day brought one special homemade item. The location also worked well. We could walk in either direction and find something interesting - but of course this is Santorini and that is probably true of any place there. We did not use the pool even though it looked very inviting as it was quite windy.

The Hotel is far one of the best in Santorini, has amazing views and a great pool but something that is doing the difference is the people they are very kind and willing to help in anything , whatever you want they do that for you , and George in the pool bar is just incredible, he makes delicious cocktails and drinks, really nice person and professional. I definitely recommend this hotel , the breakfast is very good , the food is authentic Greek and the quality and service are something to recognize of them . They know the meaning of customer service, I will come back again soon.

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Ilias. George and Mary were delightful and very helpful. George the pool bartender was great. The views were spectacular, the breakfast delicious, the location is perfect and the service first class. Our only complaint, the room was a bit small and the shower tiny. The water would spill out on the floor every time. Otherwise perfect all around.

We recently booked the whole of Villa Ilias for the last week of May for ourselves and our wedding guests. We had 5 * service everyday. Without Villa Ilias our week in Santorini would not have been the same. The staff are so kind and friendly and made us so welcomed. All of our guests are so pleased they chose to stay here. George and Marie at Reception are such lovely people. George the pool bar man made our stay by the pool so enjoyable and we appreciated all of the delicious and complimentary cocktails and many conversations! The hotel is situated in a perfect peaceful location with a magnificent view. It is within walking distance to Fira and imerovigli. It is also on the walking path to Oia. The hotel went above and beyond for us and we will be forever grateful for how they made our wedding the week the best it could have been. Rob, Sarah and friends xxx

Amazing!!! Awesome views, hospitality, and location. From the moment we arrived to the moment of checking out, Mary was so nice and accommodating. She gave a ton of recommendations and set up transportation for us multiple times. Breakfast each morning was great. They gave you a daily print off with weather for the day, suggestions on where to go, and a specialty food item that varied each day. The pool bartender, George, was great to talk to and extremely nice. He did a great job explaining the local drinks and made it a fun experience. Views were to die for! Location was a 20 minute walk from Fira and several nice restaurants/shops within a 2-3 minute walking distance. The stay here made our trip in Santorini and we will be back some day!

Firostefani Santorini Santorini Island

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Archaeological Museum
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Archaeological Museum is a short stroll from Villa Ilias, and other popular attractions like Museum of Prehistoric Thira are within a mile (2 km). This 14-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Petros M. Nomikos Conference Centre and Wall Paintings of Thira Exhibition are also a short walk from this Santorini hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


The 14 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, safes, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Villa Ilias offers free WiFi in public areas and a seasonal outdoor pool. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide front-desk service during limited hours.

Room options

Standard room, Village view.

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, Partial Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single room, Sea view (Pool level)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, Sea view (Pool level)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 890 reviews