Our family had never been to Greece, but we had used VRBO before in other locations with great luck. Although the photos and descriptions of the property were magnificent when we first saw them, we were a bit apprehensive booking a property in such a faraway destination not knowing anything at all about the country, island or any of the local properties. I have to say that when we arrived we were all blown away as to the quality, beauty and design, and features and service we received from Manos and his staff!
They provided us with quite impressive preparation and attention during our stay. The pool was cleaned each morning, the delightful housekeeper came in every midday, the maintenance crew worked around the yards of the properties off and on all day. Everything was maintained at a five star quality level. Manos gave us suggestions, maps and answered all of our questions. The property itself was stunning: We had our own pool, outside and inside dining areas/tables large enough for our large group, the grounds were gorgeous, the hiking trail which connects Fira to Oia was literally right outside our back door and a short walk through the garden. We could see the sunset perfectly from our two patios/decks. All of the bedding, towels and accessories were of the highest quality. We ALL talked about how comfortably we slept. The interior design looks like something out of an architectural digest: the artwork, the lighting, the furnishings were all of the highest quality.
If I were to make this trip again knowing what I now know about Santorini, I would not change one thing about it! This is in major part because Manos did such a great job of helping us to think through every little detail and providing us with suggestions and information ahead of time so we could make informed decisions and were not disappointed or frustrated one bit with any aspect of the trip. I feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon this island and this property and I definitely will return.....probably again and again. Even after having driven all over the island many times, I feel this location and THIS PROPERTY is the perfect choice to both enjoy modern day, five star amenities, yet combine that with the incredible architecture, ambience and culture you will only find in a place like Santorini. My entire family gives this trip and this property a 6 star rating, on a 5 star scale!!