Dotting the cliffs around the submerged volcanic crater are the classic Cycladean white-out towns and villages—home to many luxury villas, available for rent and often more attractive than a hotel suite. One of them is located in Firostefani, directly on the dramatic volcanic cliffs. Part of the Galini Hotel, the Villas overlook a cerulean sea with magnificent views of the famous caldera.
True to its name—galini in Greek means “calmness”—the villas promise an experience of Mediterranean tranquility and a chance to indulge in the privacy of the fully equipped guest accommodation—which includes a private, heated outdoor jacuzzi—as well as astonishing views and sunsets… and an all day breakfast at the charming Galini Cafe.
For couples, for families
“The bewitchingly beautiful sunsets of Santorini [make it] one of the best places on earth to watch the spectacle of sun disappearing into the sea.”—The romantic island of Santorini
It sounds like a place for the ultimate romance for two, and it is, especially in the Junior Villa. Except the Galini is happy to welcome whole families.
Even though the airy, cave-style Junior Villa offers plenty of space for a couple (there is spacious living room area, dressing area, kitchen, panoramic veranda and terrace with an outdoor heated Jacuzzi), Galini Villas can comfortably host up to eight.
“Greece is many things: the natural beauty, warm climate, superb cuisine, original folklore and charming provincialism.”—The Best of Greece
The traditionally-styled, carved-out-cave Family Villa makes it easy to book Galini for family gatherings, special birthdays or as a cool hangout for a group of friends. Similarly to the junior suite, it has a fully equipped kitchen, veranda and a terrace with an outdoor Jacuzzi, but it also features a spacious living room and two bedrooms, each with an ensuite sporting a shower and dressing area.
“Santorini mesmerizes with wonderful panoramas and an awe-inspiring story of ancient cataclysm so enormous it changed the course of history”—The romantic island of Santorini
Galini is located on the Santorini’s cliffs, in the Firostefani village, half way between Fira and Imerovigli. It’s a landscape of rugged cliffs encrusted with pristine white houses and churches, topped by blue domes and roofs. A picture-perfect sight.
For booking and to find out more go to hotelgalini.gr.
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