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After finally getting to Santorini, taking two years of booking and planning, that included a cancellation and a global pandemic, we arrived at Casa Florina in Imerovigli. It was dark when we arrived. Our airport transfer dropped us off a few minutes’ walk around the corner from our hotel. As the hotel is only accessible by a minor road. Yanna & Panos greeted us, and they were to be our hosts for our week’s stay. They were very welcoming.
Yanna checked us in and took a small payment of €3.50 for our hotel tax. She gave us the all important Wi-Fi password and explained to us how to order breakfast in the morning. She then took us onto the sun terrace for a brief look around the edge of the caldera, and although dark, the bright lights and many pools illuminated it. Then we were both shown to our room that would be our home for the week. Enjoy the rest of our review of Casa Florina, Santorini.
Casa Florina, Santorini
Casa Florina has seven rooms. Ours was on the ground floor. It was very spacious and really lovely. We could have lived in it, to be honest. It was great. The decor was light and modern. We had a small kitchenette area with 2 cooking rings, a sink and a fridge-freezer. The room also included a large sofa, wardrobes, TV, desk, bedside tables, and a king sized bed. Which was very comfortable.
The bathroom was small but clean with a toilet, sink and a small shower, which was ok for our time there. Outside our room, we had our own patio table and chairs. We ate breakfast here every morning, and it was great in the evenings to eat takeout and drink wine after a busy day exploring.
The following morning, Jason went to the reception to collect our breakfast menu. They give you this to tick off what you would like for breakfast. There was a great selection, including eggs, bacon, juice, a selection of coffee drinks, Feta cheese, fruit, toast and cake.
Enjoy Your Stay In Santorini With Casa Florina
We made our choices and took the menu back. Yanna cooked our food, and she soon brought it out to us. We had bacon, scrambled eggs, fruit, feta cheese, Greek yoghurt and honey. On the first morning Jason tried some Greek coffee, however it wasn’t anything like he thought it would be and that was the only time he ordered it all holiday. I think it is an acquired taste.
They cleaned the room every 2 days because of Covid. You had to wear face coverings inside the reception area, and they also provided hand sanitizer. The wearing of face coverings is still mandatory within inside spaces and in some public areas.
Each day when we arrived back at our hotel after a day of exploring, Yanna was there to greet us and always asked if we’d had a nice day. She was always very interested in hearing where we had been and what we had seen. We both felt like we were going home to tell our mum of the interesting things we had got up to that day. Both Yanna and Panos gave us recommendations for places to see nearby, too.
We had one of the best views of the famous Santorini sunset, no crowds, no noise. The view out across the caldera towards the volcano of Nea Kameni and Thirassia was incredible. It was the perfect place to get set up for photography, and we even did a live broadcast direct to our social media accounts from here.
Facilities At Casa Florina
- Free WiFi
- Small plunge pool
- Satellite television
- Air conditioning
- Fridge, small kitchen
- Sofa, desk
- Maid service, laundry & ironing
- Sundeck with sunbeds and view of caldera
- Personal outside seating with table and chairs
We would definitely recommend Casa Florina for your stay in Santorini. With many shops & restaurants nearby and within a short walk to explore Skaros rock.
The bus stop to get into the capital of Fira was a short walk away, and this was also the drop-off and pickup point for our airport transfer. Busses to Fira were every 20 minutes or you could walk it and this would take you around 40 minutes.