The peaceful neighborhood of Finikia is, quite literally, my Greek Island dream's come true! The winding pathway to the house leads you through white Cycladic homes featuring brightly painted blue doors, sprays of brilliant bougainvillea, and glimpses of the Mediterranean-it took our breath away! The house itself is incredibly charming and has the right balance of modern amenities and authentic appeal. There is no air conditioning, but you don't need it! The breeze through the windows keep the house at the perfect temperature. The house has a fun history and is furnished with antiques that add to the appeal. The large deck is perfect for drinking wine and watching the sunset fade-you cannot see the sunset itself from your deck, but can walk 20 feet to the church of two bells and have an amazing view from there. Around the corner from the house are wonderful restaurants. Our favorites were Taverna Krinaki and Lefkes, so we stayed close to home after a busy day of sightseeing. A 3-5 min walk up the hill in Finikia is Sophia Boutique Hotel which has the most incredible cocktails in Santorini. You can even take a dip in their pool! The house is an easy 7-10 min walk to the shops/restaurants on the Caldera so you have the best of all possible worlds- the peace and quiet of Finikia and the energy and glamor of Oia. The house was ideal for my husband, teenage daughter, and myself but would not recommend this area if you have a stroller or mobility issues. Apart from the house itself, the best part of our stay was getting to know the property manager, Irini Zanna. She was full of incredible suggestions about excursions, restaurants (we have never had more delicious food!), beaches, and places to go in Santorini. She not only helped us arrange our transport to and from the ferry but helped us secure a great price on a rental car and answered our questions on Whatsapp within minutes! Irini, singlehandedly, turned our stay into the best vacation we have ever taken. I cannot recommend this property highly enough!!!