Posted Oct 26, 2013
When you come to Santorini you should really stay in Oia, skip Fira!
Oia has everything that Fira has to offer, but with much more charm, less tourists, relaxed and friendlier locals, and fabulous sunset views.
This place is located Baxedes, which in the tiny island of Santorini, is really just down the road from Oia.
Apparently the area of Baxedes is what Santorini used to look like before it became more developed.
Our room was clean, had a small modern television, a fridge, a comfortable bed, and a nice en suite bathroom.
In the mornings, we were served coffee or tea, orange juice, a ham and cheese toast, dried toast crackers, and marmelade. A decent breakfast that is served to you on the front deck area of your room facing the ocean.
Staff came everyday to clean up room, i.e. make bed, give a fresh towel for the bathroom floor, take out garbage.
If you want to go on a tour, they can book that for you as well.
Oh and do not go to Blue Sky restaurant, it was recommended, but the food was really nothing special, and the service was extremely aggressive. Plenty of other places to eat, highly reccommend to go the bay of ammoudi and eat on the restaurants on the water, excellent sunset, views, and great fresh seafood! Nicest spot on the island.
Highly recommend, it was a great value. Booked through expedia and got the fourth night free!
Also, ask for beach towels, they will give it to you.