With over 500,000 visitors each year, finding a hotel that’s right for you in Santorini can be a daunting task. Most hotels on the caldera have the reputation of charging astronomical prices, just for the view. However, one hotel provides quality stay at affordable prices and will leave you feeling like you’ve found your new home away from home.
Tranquility at an affordable price
Established in 1995, by a Physics Professor and his family, Ecoxenia Studios is an oasis in a land teeming with tourists. Located on the backside of Oia, the most beautiful settlement in all of Santorini, Ecoxenia is the consummate marriage of affordability and repose.
Since its early days of operation, it continues to attract foreign visitors with consistently positive reviews. Most people draw attention to the generosity and warmth of its owners but it also gains high praise for its peaceful garden-like setting, comfortable rooms, and reasonable prices.
If you’re lucky enough to make it early in the season, from April to May, you’ll find prices starting at 50 EUR (roughly 60 USD), which is exceptionally unique on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. High season prices range from 85 to 95 EUR (around 100 to 120 USD) from June to September. With such attractive prices, make sure to book six months in advance!
Convenience and beauty right at your fingertips!
There, you will find everything you need including a vegetable garden filled with hammocks, where guests can enjoy the local products at their leisure, a beautifully lit bar that offers drinks and snacks from 9am to 11pm, and a hot tub to recharge your batteries from a heavy day of walking the marble steps of Oia.
Conveniently located, Ecoxenia is within walking distance to three lesser known but brilliant beaches, the famed Domaine Sigalas winery and tasting room, and is only a short 15 minute walk from the center of town. If you enjoy short hikes and the serenity of quiet living, this hotel is the perfect place to stay while in Santorini.
Spacious rooms with all the comforts of home
The rooms are spacious and equipped with a cooker and refrigerator, giving you the luxury of enjoying the delicious local products in the privacy of your own room, or on your private balcony. The beds are comfortable and all rooms are equipped with large closets with a safe. There is ample parking if you decide to rent a car for a few days, though the owners are happy to provide rides to the city center, if they’re not busy checking in new guests.
During the day, hotel guests may explore the beauty of the farmlands, teeming with goats, donkeys, and chickens, surrounding the property or simply enjoy a glass of wine or coffee on their veranda. At nightfall, you can enjoy the famous Santorini sunsets from the day beds and chairs near the bar.
The owners of this establishment will frequently join guests, after sunset, to enjoy a glass of wine or ouzo to point out attractions and must-sees before you leave the island. If you’re a curious traveler, and you enjoy meeting people and immersing yourself in another culture, this is the perfect place for you.
Charming and peaceful settings recommended for all
Ecoxenia Studios is highly recommended for solo travelers, couples and small families who are looking for a home away from home. Its charming and peaceful setting attracts people who want to experience Greek culture without the fighting the hastened pace of a highly tourist populated area. You will arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.