REVIEWS

  • We visited Kalestesia Suites while on a trip celebrating our 30th anniversary. We had been hoping to visit the Greek Islands for years. When you build up something in your mind for so long it is hard not to fear that it won’t meet your expectations. There really isn’t one thing we would change about our stay. Our accommodations were beautiful and clean. The bed was comfortable and the view over the caldera was amazing. It is not located in the main cities, but they were a short drive away, which we found preferable. The management was professional, warm, and accommodating. They gave us lots of great sight seeing, dining and beach going suggestions. We came away relaxed and refreshed. We recommend the Kalestesia Suites enthusiastically and without hesitation.

  • My accommodation at this hotel was something really beautiful! A unique perfect 360° view & friendly and helpful staff to help me whatever I asked and whenever I wanted. About my room? Large + cozy + with fantastic view!! What more can someone ask for? All the above and my need for relaxing found the perfect match..

  • Kalestesia Suites is a gem of a place tucked away from the main parts of the island. It is on top of a hill and offers fabulous views of the whole island. You could hire a car if you will be exploring the island i.e. Oia and Thira otherwise there are local buses that are meant to run every half hour to Fira. The food is absolutely delicious. The pasta with prawns was amazing and breakfast was really good and generous. The room was really nice and clean and had fabulous views of the Caldera. Best of all though was the hospitality. Meni and Thanos were just amazing. Meni called just as we landed and gave us great tips on where to go and how to navigate the island. Thanos was on hand to help us with everything we needed including our laundry after a heavy downpour. He also served in the restaurant and was just generally a delight to be around. I loved staying here although it was a short visit and we will definitely be back.

  • Highly recommended hotel. Very private and away from the hustle. Most welcoming staff and accomodating to the full. Clean rooms and amazingly comfortable all the staff made us feel as comfortable as possible special thanks to Meni, Thanos and Jasper for the fantastic cocktails

  • This place is truly a hidden gem and is even better in real life than anything you’ll ever see or read about online. You won’t want to stay in Oia or Fira or anywhere else on the island if you come here. It’s off the beaten track, literally, at the the top of a hill giving 360 degree views of Santorini away from the maddening crowds. We stayed for 10 days B&B in a ground floor superior double room overlooking the pool with a sea view (all rooms have a sea view). The accommodation was delightful, decorated beautifully, contemporary yet in keeping with traditional design with all mod cons you’d expect from a 5* hotel. The service was absolutely first class, Thanos and Meni on reception couldn’t do enough for us. They booked trips, restaurants, taxis and provided us with all the information we needed along with a smile and great sense of humour. Jasper, our wonderful bar man and waiter, was the icing on the cake! What a character! We will miss his wonderful, funny stories from afar whilst enjoying his unique cocktails at the pool bar as the sun went down. All that and then there’s the sunset…oh my, there are no words to describe it! Just sit on the rock overlooking the caldera with a glass of wine and watch the sun dissolve into the sea! The sunset here was even better than on our boat trip and you don’t have the many tourists who gather for it in Oia!You’ll need a good pair of sandals and be prepared to do some walking if you don’t hire a car as this place is on the top of a hill with a 15 minute downhill walk into Akrotiri where there are some lovely tavernas and local buses to get you to all other parts of the island. We hired a car for 4 days which was enough for us to explore the island. However, the hotel can arrange transportation so a car is not essential. Finally, the hotel s restaurant was very good, breakfast served on the terrace was superb and there’s room service too.This was our first time to Santorini and it far exceeded our expectations as did Kalestesia Suites. We didn’t want to leave and we will be back!

  • We spent my birthday week at Kalestesia Suites and had such an amazing time and experience. The hotel sits high up south of the island with the best hotel views i have ever stayed in! We stayed in room number 2 which had a balcony again with great views of the pool and Caldera!! Our room was cleaned to a high standard with fresh towels provided daily. The hotel looks new as it is freshly painted and maintained by such amazing staff who also recommended some excellent places to visit. An amazing breakfast was served every morning on the terrace overlooking the south coast which could not be faulted. The staff here treat you like friends not guests which adds to the whole experience. Many thanks to you all for making Santorini more than we could ever of imagined and many thanks for surprising me with birthday wishes and cocktails!If anyone is in doubt of staying here please be rest assured this place and attentive staff will not let you down! Many thanks Kalestasia suites see you again for sure!!

  • First of all the place should be rated 5 stars in my honest opinion. I was running late for my arrival and I was greeted at the door. The staff is gracious, attentive and friendly. During the reception they were giving me a tour of the island on the travel map all the places I should visit, which were wonderful. The view is gorgeous. The villa altogether is Clean, beautiful and classic. The quality of these staff were top-notch, and I felt as if I was royalty here. It’s quiet away from the noise of Fira, and will have a great view of the sunrise and sunset. This will be the place I come back too the next time I vist Santorini. Thank you again for an amazing experience.

  • Since the first moment me and my partner abbie arrived we have been treated excellently. The staff are awesome, and made our holiday much better than we thought it would be. As soon as we got here we was greeted by the owners (who are very nice people) they took time to give us information about the island and everything there was to do. They made us feel very welcome and everytime we saw them, they was very friendly and always made the effort to make conversation with us. The kitchen staff are exactly the same. The waiter and chef were very nice and offered top notch service and food! I honestly couldn’t recommend them highly enough. We was treated like friends, not guests which is something you don’t really get anywhere else. And something me and my partner really appreciated. We stayed in room 10 which was amazing! Awesome views and a very well decorated suite. Definitely worth the extra money! We will definitely be recommending this place to our friends and will most definitely be coming back in the future! If you are coming to santorini this is the place you should stay in my opinion. How its only rated 3 star accommodation I’ll never know! Thank you for making us feel so welcome 🙂

  • Everything about this place is amazing! From the moment we sat down with the host, we knew this place was going to be awesome! The host goes above and beyond anything we have experienced! And we travel frequently. The host made us feel comfortable and very welcomed! He made sure that we were taken care of. We got a superior room with hot tub and a caldera view and we felt like rock stars! Incredible view from our patio! All the staff were exceptional. Our waiter, the chef, the maid, even the maintenance guy made us feel so special. The food is amazing! The chef makes mouth watering meals. Also the onsite spa is quite nice. I can’t say enough good stuff about this place… you will not regret staying here!

  • We came here for honey moon and was highly impressed by the perfect view of the room, the facilities, the meals and most importantly the great staff who showed personal care and provided very good services. Also the location is a bit further from the tourist area which Gave is a piece of mind.You will never regret it. If we had a chance to come again, this will definitely be the choice again!

  • Kalestesia Suites is beautifully located at the top of a hill in the village of Akrotiri. Views: sitting in your rooms balconies you can see whole of the Santorini and Caldera. Rooms: Clean and fresh with essentials changed daily. Most rooms are facing towards Caldera. AC is the s provided and effective. Staff: Staff is very helpful and ready to make sure you are served the best. Manager John is really helpful and has good knowledge of the local area. All his recommendations have turned out to be very good. Kitchen staff is very polite and skilled. Food: Chef’s food is excellent and I will recommend it for sure. After trying outside restaurants I can happily say that it is the best food in the area. Facilities: when we were there things were getting prepped for season. But I am sure once they are done they will be very good too. Swing pool and Bar: we enjoyed our quite time by the pool and hot tub in hamam. Bar staff is very skilled in making cocktails. Kalestesia Suites is located on top of hill which is good 20 minutes steep walk from village centre, we love walking so we did it all days. But for guests a free transport is available to and from village centre.

  • This is a beautiful property with an amazing staff. It is located on the southern end of Santorini above the village of Akrotiri. An excellent location to explore Santorini from without being in the middle of the major tourist areas. We rented an ATV that was delivered to the property. This was the perfect way to see the island, and we found some beautiful hidden beaches. The restaurant at the hotel was fabulous. The chef, Christos and waiters Thanos and Maria gave us personalized service and awesome food. Charis , the hotel manager was always available to us and provided invaluable advice and guidance. Theodore, the grounds keeper always had a smile and helpful hand. The staff at Kalestesia made a perfect vacation even better.

  • Tucked away in the beautiful southern part of the island atop the most gorgeous hill Kalestesia Suites is straight out of a dream. I had been dreaming of Santorini for over 15 years and Kalestesia was where we ended up booking our honeymoon. I was ecstatic with the service—Harry takes such great care of his guest! Giving us suggestions where to eat, what to see, getting us transportation, and making sure we had the best possible time.The Chef there takes great pride in his work and his food is fantastic! He’s so wonderful to talk to as well.The facilities are beautiful, the property is well maintained, they even send you off with breakfast the day you leave if your flight is before regular breakfast hours. This team goes above and beyond to ensure you have the absolute best time in Santorini and I am so glad we stayed at this wonderful place.

  • Where to start? The hotel is located in the village of Akrotiri in the south of the island, which is somewhat less popular with tourists than Thira or Oia. What this means is that you will be staying in a beautiful hotel located in a quiet village, with the most stunning view of caldeira out your room. The room itself is more of a Cyclades-style white house, which adds to the authenticity of the experience. The fantastic Charis (hotel manager) was there for every question/request that we had: he helped us rent our car, gave us dozens of suggestions for places to visit, and recommended the best restaurant we went to on the island. Kalestesia Suites (and Santorini) were hands down the highlight of our stay in the Cyclades.

  • At first you are simply overwhelmed by the view. When you then discover your room you will say “if I had an apartment in Santorini, THIS is how it would need to look”. It’ll be impossible not to take at least 100 photos of the pool – from every angle at every time of the day. Most probably you’ll be on your own, after all only 9 other rooms could be possibly compete with your pool seat. That is, if you don’t run into the 20+ friends that we surprised the Kalestesia team with. And this is where the Hotel REALLY impressed us: Christos the Chef learned very quickly how to cook for 10 times more guests than they were used to – with local produce, simple yet outstanding, making us wish every day to be back. Efcharisto for making us feel like being a well connected local and spoiling us with your genuine service.

  • Kalestesia is truly a dream – the location is amazing, incredible views and extraordinary service. I stayed in two different rooms, both wonderful in their own way, but probably what stood out most of all was the exceptional service. Every member of the staff was so friendly and welcoming it made it very hard to leave. Oh! And meals at the restaurant outstanding too, delicious food and way too much of it to possibly finish. I truly can’t say enough about Kalestesia and hope to return next year.

  • Everything about the stay was awesome and wonderful. Not only the caldera and sunset view from the hotel is stunning,fantastic and breathtaking but also the suites rooms are very comfortable, neat,tiday and elegant.Every staff from the hotel is very friendly, dedicated and helpful,especially Charis (a legend) who will always be there for every little single things which made our stay unforgottable.

  • Not only the location was fantastic, with amazing views, amazing beautiful and clean cottages and beautiful swimming pool, what we liked the most was the incredible nice and friendly staff. On top of this, the kitchen chef found out it would soon be my daughter´s birthday, so he baked a delicious chocolate cake her for her as a surprise on her birthday and he told the manager, Charis, who upgraded us to the luxurius suite on her birthday, with even more beautiful views over the caldera and a private jacuzzi. My children can´t stop talking about our wonderful holidays, and are looking forward to coming back again. Thank you , wonderful team of Kalestesia suites for an amazing holiday experience. We will definately come back! Thank you!

  • Absolutely lovely stay! Staff in the hotel is super helpful and nice. Hotel has a very personalised approach and staff if happy to go extra mile to organise things for you if you want to. At the same time you feel very private and your stay is not interrupter by anything. Small hotel let’s you enjoy the incredible view from the hill in peace and quiet. Amazing breakfast served every morning! The chef cooks delicious omelettes and crepes! It was one of my favourite holidays! I recommended it to my family and friends! Additional bonus is that it is not in the most touristy places which are packed with people!

  • Everything about the stay was perfect. The view from the hotel is stunning, the staff was extremely dedicated and friendly and they tried their best to make our stay unforgettable. The room was elegant and tidy and clean. The amenities are excellent, with pool, gym, spa and playroom and restaurant. Its a pleasure to give this hotel my very best recommendations

  • This was the second time we stayed at the kalestesia suites and it was again fabulous! Our youngest son was getting married in Santorini- he was staying in a different resort but we stayed at kalestesia with my 89 year old mother in law, my second son, his wife and 11 month old baby and our 36 year old son who has Muscular Dystrophy so has mobility problems. Chairs and his staff could not do enough for us! Everything we needed they sorted. Charis used to say ‘no problem is too big!’ We held a BBQ on the evening before the wedding for 24 people and there was so much lovely food. On the day of the wedding Jonnys groomsmen turned up and were fed with the food that was left from the night before! I cannot recommend this place more highly – it is amazing and you are so well looked after! Santorini is the least accessible island for someone with a disability and life was made so much easier for Gary our disabled son by Charis and his staff!

  • The resort is off the beaten path which makes for a beautiful tranquil setting. The staff is exceptional and they treat you with class from the moment you arrive when Mary seats you on the patio for a champagne welcome. Mary will happily help you with all of your questions and tour arrangements, while Alex ensures you are from fed, your umbrella is opened and you have something cool to drink in your hand. Although Theodore is quiet and does not speak a lot of English he kindly will drive you to a nearby restaurant or the bus stop with a smile, not to mention he was waiting outside our door at 4 AM to help carry our bags to the taxi for our trip home. When I return to Greece I will be staying here again.

  • The property is quite large and gives a sea view with the volcano from both the ends. The room and clean, well maintained and very well designed with state of the art. The staff is very cooperative and helpful especially Vana and Dolores. Thanks for being such an amazing host. You guys made us feel so comfortable that we definitely feel like extending our stay 😘. They also suggested us a place near by which was like a date by the sea @asterias waterfront. It’s definitely worth a visit from here. I would love to revisit this place again and definitely recommend to my peers. Thanks for the hospitality and the amazing memories!!! Cheers.

  • Really great location and view – there was nowhere that did not have a view. We had two balconies – one for sunrise and the other for sunset. Lovely setting, really beautiful villa and room. Loved the spiral staircase. It was very quiet which was wonderful. Breakfast was amazing – I have never had so much food, and great food – I loved the mini croissants and fruit. The service at breakfast and when we had dinner was excellent. Samson was really helpful in suggesting restaurants and activities – he arranged everything for us, making it extra relaxing 🙂

  • This is truly a beautiful holiday spot. We had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is stunning with fantastic views of the island and the Caldera. Waking up every morning to the view will be something that will hopefully follow me for the rest of my life. The suites are lovely and the staff fantastic. Samson the manager is superb and will answer your every need or question. Breakfast is great and can be offered in your room, which is even better as you can continue to enjoy the view!! We were also lucky to have lunch at the restaurant one day and were blown away by the inventive yet still traditional menu. You have all the facilities you will need (gym, spa, pool) and you need just ask the staff for anything extra. The location is at Akrotiri so away from Fira and Oia but close to all the beaches and main attractions. We had a car so found the location extremely convenient and could visit more than one beach in a day. Both Oia and Fira have ample parking so easy to visit. Cant wait to go again.

  • Our suite was lovely with one balcony facing the sunrise and another for the sunset. Set on the top of the hill, there is nothing in the way of a 360 degree view and it is all stunning. When you have a day out to the noise of Oia with three cruise ships of tourists in town then you appreciate getting back to Kalestesia for peace. Samson was ever helpful. Finally the breakfasts were the fullest healthiest and tastiest we have tasted in any hotel ever.

  • We can’t recommend this place highly enough. Everything was perfect and the service was excellent and authentic- we really felt like Sam and the rest of the staff cared that we were enjoying ourselves. This is a magic place in the world and this hotel rounds off a brilliant experience.

  • Santorini is a beautiful but very busy island.Kalestesia suites, at the end of the caldeira is a wonderfully quiet place to relax in a beautiful environment. Breathakings views from the hotel, simple but very tastefully decorated room, small and friendly team.With 10 rooms, it is definitely a boutique hotel.Being in a isolated part of the island, having your own transportation is needed.

  • We have spent 4 nights in Kalestesia. Everything was perfect. Breakfast on the terrace of the restaurant with view on the sea. All our requests were treated very fast. The staff is very kind and smiling. The whole place is very quiet, and we’ve slept better than in our own beds in France.Possibility to have lunch on our own terrace. It was our 2nd stay in this hotel. I hope we’ll be able to come back another year.

  • We stayed 1 week at Kalestesia Suites , Samsun and all the staff were so kind so helpull , They make everything for having an inforgettable vacation . Santorini is small so we like to have hôtel on the top of the mountain . The bed is good for sleeping , the maid clean and change the towell everyday . The breakfast was very very good and it changed all the Time .The hotel can bring rental car for you . We had champagne for welcoming , we Just spend a very peacefull and good week there . Hope to back again !

  • Me and my friend came by this hotel by chance. We stayed at a perissa inn for a day as a part of our vacation package. We were disappointed with our other hotel,thus we booked a suite through the internet for Kalestesia suites for 3 days. We took a cab from fira, at first we were thinking that the hotel was a little harder to drive due to its location on top of hill but then lo and behold the view that we saw in kalestesia. We stayed at the top of the first suite. The suites are just the right size, improvement for the shower stall is needed as water would flood the bathroom floor everytime you shower. All in all it wasn’t a big deal. The service was impeccable, samson and the rest of the staff would take good care of you from day 1 to the day you leave,just for that i gave them 5 stars!! they will go out of their way to see to it that your stay will be stress free and relaxing. If you want time to relax, away from the loudness and craziness of fira or oia this is your sanctuary.

  • There were three elements that made this hotel so appealing that I decided to book it: simple, traditional architectural design, seclusion and magnificent views of caldera. And when were arrived at the hotel it exceeded our expectations. We stayed at the last villa in a duplex and two terraces that were offering unobscured views of the surroundings – especially spectacular during early morning breakfast when the sun doesn’t overshadow Thira and Oia seen in the distance. Notabene, breakfast can be served at the outdoor restaurant or it can be delivered to your room. The entire place is extremely clean, service is excellent, everyone working on the premises is super nice and extremely accommodating.There a few restaurants nearby in Akrotiri, 2 or 3 little grocery stores and a few beaches with kayaking options. The only downside is a complete lack of clear signs leading to the hotel, which made me waste almost 2 hours before I was forced to call the hotel risking an enormous bill for rooming to have someone meet me in Akrotiri and finally guide me to the hotel. So placing clear signs in order to spare aggravation to their clients would be a wise idea. Other than that – Heaven on Earth! I strongly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys views, doesn’t have an issue with driving for 20 min far away from the noisy town of Thira and wake up in the morning to spectacular views of the caldera getting ready for a new day full of adventures 🙂

  • We r lucky to get an upgrade to the upper floor corner suite and the view is really amazing. I guess it is probably the highest point in akrotiri already. However, the road to come up is a bit narrow and tricky, but it is still possible with a standard 4 seater car, just drive slowly. Highly recommend this place.

  • If you are searching for a stylish, relaxing, comfortable, friendly place to stay in Santorini, I cannot recommend Kalestesia Suites highly enough.The location of the suites give panoramic views of the caldera and most of the island, though the location is a little out of the way and without precise directions quite difficult to find, more so if you arrive after dark as we did. Do not hire a car any larger than a Nissan note as the suites are reached through a very narrow gap between buildings ( see photo)Kalestesia Suites are perfect for couples who want a relaxing break so iIf you want to be in the centre of the action this is not the place for you, although the main centres of Fira, Oia or Kamari can be reached easily by car or bus. The centre of Akrotiri, with its few retaurants, is within a twenty minute walk down a steep hill.I cannot praise the staff highly enough, they are very friendly and helpful. In fact one morning whilst having breakfast ( which was excellent and filling) a tourist arrived explaining to Leftie, the waiter (terrific bloke), he was lost and asking for directions. After trying to explain how to get to his destination for 5 minutes with little success,Leftie jumped into his car for the tourist to follow to his destination. I must add Leftie did not abandon his guests.The restaurant and pool areas are very attractive with terrific views. There is also a small gym for those who find relaxing difficult.

  • Έχω μόνο υπέροχες αναμνήσεις από αυτό το ξενοδοχείο εκτός από την μαγεία του χώρου και του νησιού σε αυτό το ξενοδοχείο μου έδωσε το δαχτυλίδι μου ο αρραβωνιαστικός μου. Ο υπεύθυνος του καταλύματος πολύ ευγενικός και πρόθυμος να μας εξυπηρετήσει ή να προτείνει μέρη και παραλίες, το πρωινό υπέροχο, ειδικά οι σπιτικές μαρμελάδες, όλοι οι χώροι καθαροί και διακοσμημένοι με πολύ γούστο, η πισίνα βολεύει πολύ γιατί η Σαντορίνη δεν έχει και τόσο ωραίες παραλίες. Χρειάζεται μεταφορικό μέσο για να μετακινηθείς στην Οία και τα Φηρά γιατί είναι κάπως απομονωμένο αλλά απολαύσαμε περισσότερο το απέραντο μπλε του νησιού μακριά από την πολυκοσμία του κέντρου. Ήταν το ιδανικό μέρος για να φύγει το βάρος ενός πολύ δύσκολου χειμώνα και εύχομαι να επιστρέψουμε πολλές φορές. Σας ευχαριστούμε για τις υπέροχες διακοπές

  • The hotel arranged a cab for us to get to the airport. We had a late flight in. The restaurant food is excellent. It is a long walk downhill to the bus stop, but well worth the walk to take a bus for 5 euros into the two cities. The manager was very helpful in giving us suggestions on where to eat and what sights to see.

  • Πανέμορφο συγκρότημα πολυτελών κατοικιών …αν θέλετε να είστε στην ησυχία σας και σε λίγα λεπτά στα πολύβουα μονοπάτια και παραλίες ιδανικη επιλογη! Επίσης το καλύτερο φαγητό ξενοδοχείου 5 αστέρων σε λογικές τιμές και υπέροχο φρέσκο πρωινό! Ευγενικό προσωπικό πάντα στη διάθεση μας! Πολύ άνετο πάρκινγκ και πρόσβαση, απίστευτα καθαρό με ποιότητα και καλεσθησία! Το συνηστώ ανεπιφύλακτα θα το επισκευθούμε σύντομα!

  • Το Kalestesia Suites στην κορυφή του Ακρωτηρίου Σαντορίνης είναι ένας μοναδικός προορισμός. Χτισμένο σε σημείο με πανοραμική θέα στο νησί, με άρτια σχεδιασμένα δωμάτια μοντέρνας κυκλαδίτικης αρχιτεκτονικής και ένα εκπληκτικό μπαλκόνι με πισίνα και θέα στο Αιγαίο, προσφέρει μια υψηλών προσδοκιών εμπειρία χαλάρωσης και ευεξίας. Άψογα εκπαιδευμένο προσωπικό, που είναι πρόθυμο να εξυπηρετήσει κάθε ανάγκη, κουζίνα με μοναδικά τοπικά προϊόντα και σπιτικές γεύσεις και όλες οι σύγχρονες παροχές για τον πελάτη, καθιστούν το Kalestesia Suites την ιδανικότερη επιλογή για το νησί της Σαντορίνης, μια απόλυτη ταξιδιωτική εμπειρία που θα σας μείνει αξέχαστη.

  • Καλεστεσια σημαίνει καλαισθησια σ ολο της το μεγαλείο!!!καθε γωνία είναι μοναδική! Τα δωμάτια είναι πολύ ιδιαίτερα:μοντέρνα κυκλαδιτικη αρχιτεκτονική,καταπληκτική θέα… Ενα τέλειο ησυχαστηριο κ ταυτόχρονα απόλυτα ερωτικο μέρος!θερμα συγχαρητηρια σε ολουσ οσουσ συνεβαλαν για να στηθει αυτο το αριστούργημα!ενα μεγάλο ευχαριστω στην κα Αγαπη που με πολλή αγάπη περιποιειται τους καλεσμένους της, αλλά κ σε όλους τους υπαλλήλους για την άψογη εξυπηρέτηση που μας παρείχαν!θα μπορούσα να γράψω κ αλλά πολλά αλλά εχε χάρη που φεύγει το αεροπλάνο!!!ενα είναι σίγουρο:θα ξαναρθουμε!μεχρι τότε…καλή συνέχεια! Φιλία πολλά σε όλους 🙂