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Lithies Traditional Homes in Firostefani|
My husband and I were in Firostefani from May 10th to May 17th. We stayed at Lithies Traditional Homes. It was absolutely perfect. We stayed in the Eros Home for 693 euros for the week. The view is perfect, the location is perfect and the service is perfect. We were so happy with our choice to stay in Firostefani and at Lithies. You are right in the middle of the island. You can walk to Fira in about 10 minutes. You can walk to Imveroviglia in about 15 minutes. If you want to go to Oia, walk into Fira, go to the bus station, pay about 2 euros, and it will take you there in about 20 minutes. We walked all around Oia, had a late lunch, watched the sunset, and jumped back on the bus to Fira. If you want to go to Perissia or Kamari, you can also take the bus. We took the bus to Akrotiri and saw Red Beach, then we rented a car and went to the LightHouse in Faros. (a good suggestion is, if you want to visit Perissia, Kamari, Emporio, Akrotiri and the lighthouse, rent a car in Fira. Then you have all day to drive around and visit these places. The car rental was about 25 euro). It was nice to come back into Firostefani after a long day of walking around and seeing the sites. It is nice and quiet. Lithies Homes, has a small pool, where you can cool off and relax either on the lower or upper terrace. The homes have a hot tub, which is also nice to relax those sore muscles. Firostefani is the perfect location and Lithies is the perfect place. You can also watch the sunset from the terrace. Maria, the manager, is an absolute gem, she makes your stay at Lithies, a comfortable, memorable, wonderful time.
| Mary Ann Soufis
My husband and I visited Santorini in mid July 2005. We had booked a 2 day stay at Hotel Galini in Firostefani on the caldera. We had a balcony view overlooking the Aegean and it was truly a magical sight both in daytime and glorious at sunset. We took the old venetian pathway toward Fira and stopped along the way to visit the museum of prehistoric Thera which houses magnificient wall paintings, pottery, vases, and finds from the excavations at Akrotiri. Walking along this pathway you can see where the donkey and cable car paths are as well as an occasional ferry boat.
There are many beautiful churches on the island in white with royal blue roofs. Most of the houses are perched on the caldera at various levels and there are shops and restaurants where you can have authentic Greek food and enjoy the stunning view of the blue sea. We had our last dinner on the island at a delightful restaurant that was all aglow with white lights and greenery. It had 2 floors and the top balcony was the best view for romance seekers. If you go, you will need to reserve a table as it is very popular.
We enjoyed a Greek salad and Moussaka with a toast of the local wine of Santorini.
Our trip came to an end too soon, the weather was in the mid to upper 70's and no rain. The captivating views of the Aegean and the yellow moonlight streaking across the water as the sun went down is a sight I will carry with me always.
I hope someday to return. If you go, I know you'll have a wonderful time as we did. If you have the time to spend a week or two, there are many bus and boat tours you can take to see all the points of interest. We departed this magical place by taking the highspeed ferry which took about 5 hours to reach Pireaus.