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Antelmi House Messaria
The only reason I gave this house and Eleni 5 stars is because we couldn't give it 6 stars! Eleni was incredibly responsive from the moment we booked the property. She was extremely helpful. It was our first trip to Greece, and Eleni was great in arranging airport transfers, dinner reservations, tours and the most wonderful sunset cruise ever! Our accommodations far exceeded our expectations. The house was beautiful, clean and extremely well managed. Eleni made everything work like clockwork. She arranged for groceries and wine to be in the house when we arrived. She also made a delicious Greek breakfast and arranged for Chef Pantelis to make us dinner on our last night. There is not a thing we would change about our visit to Santorini. If you are looking for a beautiful central location with helpful staff, this is the place for you.
Perfect for a large family
We had a very nice week for a large family with adult child’s grand child and grandparents.
Clean, a lot of outdoor space and localized outside the main tourist traffic.
Very nice and helpful staff. Thanks, Eleni!
Beautiful house with the most incredible host ever -- really made our stay!
Our group of 11 (2 families with 4 parents and 7 kids aged 17-25) occupied the entire property. It fit our group well with a central pool and the 1 large house and 2 smaller ones all on the same property.
The house was beautiful and was a fascinating mix of domed ceilings and other traditional Greek looks with modern conveniences. The central pool area and rooftop dining were great.
Messaria is slower moving than the touristy towns along the caldera rim but has an authentic charm that we liked. The restaurants down in the village (less than a 5 minute walk) were great and we ate there most nights.
We originally looked for a place along the caldera rim but were really glad we stayed here instead. It does not have those caldera views and cliffside whitewashed buildings, although the view is very nice and Messaria has a fair number of those buildings in the village and there is a whitewashed, blue domed church virtually next door to the house, and the view to the east over the Aegean sea is beautiful as well.
A big part of the reason we were so happy with our choice was the host, Eleni. We have stayed at many airbnb, homeaway, and vrbo properties and I have never had a host who did so much for the guests and consequently affected the stay so significantly.
Eleni became our reception desk, travel agent, Uber, local Google (answering any question in near real time through instant messaging), and local host as if we were her friend or family showing up for a visit.
She arranged for rides around the island including pickup at the airport. We would just message her and tell her where we were and she would send someone. We would arrange for rides in advance as well. She met us personally when we got out of the vehicle from the airport.
She arranged for a land tour around the island, boat tour, and even some tours in Athens for later in the trip. She gave advice on what was good to do.
She answered questions (where can we get laundry done? 3.50 euro per kilo in Messaria village with 5-7 hour turnaround 7x24). She delivered home baked foods two times during our visit.
If in doubt, book this property! The combination of all the attributes makes this a 5 star pick -- we highly recommend it!
Eleni was a fabulous host and met us right from the airport to find this charming villa. We had 12 of us which made the outdoor space a little tight ... but everything was decorated and put together perfectly and we loved our stay. Eleni also cooked us a spectacular chefs breakfast each morning we stayed, up on the roof overlooking the traditional village. We will definitely be back!
Staying at Antelmi Villas on Santorini was one of the highlights of our trip! Eleni was wonderful and so helpful. Not only in checking us in and giving us information about the area but so helpful with transfers and making reservations, etc. The space (bedrooms, bathrooms, gathering areas, pool) were perfect for our group of 11. The breakfast prepared for us on our first morning there was superb. We can’t thank Eleni and Christina enough for making our stay so delightful!
Amazing property, wonderful host
We had an incredible stay. Myself and 7 friends stayed here renting all the units. We each had a comfortable bed to stay in and private spaces to decompress when we needed to. There were so many thoughtful touches that made it a pleasure to come home to every day and some of our crew spent a whole afternoon relaxing in the pool! The location was great to get away from the crowds, a quick 10 minute drive to Fira and about 15-20 to Oia longer if you take atvs which we did and was awesome. There is a bakery and small market near by for all your needs. What made this stay beyond amazing was the kindness and hospitality of Eleni. From the inital booking she was easy to talk to and so helpful. She arranged a pickup from the port and let us check in a little early. She arranged a private dinner to be cooked on the property which was so delicious and a highlight of our trip highly recommend. She set up a private cruise for us with Santorini Sailing which was a safe and fun adventure. I was a bit annoying and couldn't decide on certain things Eleni was patient and always ready to help. She made us feel at home bringing homemade spanikopita and bread which we devoured! I can't say enough about this place or Eleni. Thank you so much, Eleni. You made our trip have that extra magic touch.