What a delightful house. We were met at the post office by Konstantina and Stavros who made sure our bags were transported to the blue and white house hassle-free. Konstantina keeps the property spotless.
Maria the owner, along with Stavros and Konstantina make the best team in Santorini and they will really make sure you have absolutely nothing to worry about during your stay.
When people mention hordes of tourists in Oia they do mean hordes and it can be overwhelming to navigate the streets with so many people milling about. It also gets very hot during the day in Oia, not really humid but the direct sun does bake your skin, so it was a real treat to be able to hang out or nap in the very relaxing blue and white house until around 5 p.m. when the sun would be more merciful and the crowds start thinning out. Then you can walk up and down the cobblestone streets and really take your time enjoying the shops and excellent restaurants. With the blue and white house you are right in Oia but you have a sanctuary from all the commotion. When you are inside the house or on the patio enjoying the spectacular view you will really savor the peace and tranquility of the caldera. Occasionally the photographers do come by with a bride and groom for a photo shoot right in front of the house but that just adds to the experience and appreciation of the truly scenic spot that you happen to be in.
Since it was our first trip to Santorini I really wanted to experience "true Santorini living" so I decided to go stay in a cave house and not a hotel. I am so happy with that decision. The stay was unforgettable, and Oia was a good base to explore other towns like Megalochori, Imerovigli, Firostefani, Fira, and Akrotiri. Roads are dark at night and driving can be dangerous so it was good to already be in Oia at sundown.
We had the time of our lives and booking this house was key. Thank you Maria, Konstantina and Stavros!!