Wow that's a lot of money to pay for one night in an apartment!! No it's not, this apartment not only has the best views in the whole of Santorini, but also views that compete with the best in the world - no debate.
Oia has the reputation for the best sunsets in the world. This apartment has two large terraces, one directly facing the west and the sunset. Every night hundreds of people travel to Oia to see the sunset. They queue 10 or 12 deep to get a glimpse of this sunset. This home from home is at the highest point in Oia - the view could not be better. Just outside your front door the crowds mass for their glimpse of the sunset whilst you can sit on the terrace and enjoy that view in luxury with a glass of wine and the company of your family and friends. It is a privilege to stay here.
It is large, beautifully and elegantly furnished - spotlessly clean, and just incredibly comfortable. The beds gave us a great night's sleep - or was that because we could leave the windows wide open and just take in the freshness of that glorious sea fresh air. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms - one set definitely more impressive than the other - so if you are two couples be aware that one set of rooms is bigger with better views than the other.
Good, powerful showers in the bathrooms - lots of hot water, until the last morning (a minor problem!). Great kitchen if you want to cook, but plenty of great restaurants locally and also some excellent bakeries to pick up your breakfast pastries to eat with your freshly squeezed orange juice on the covered terrace facing the sunrise.
Nicoletta (the owner's sister) gave us a warm welcome, introduced us to the apartment and helped with organising vista and trips during our stay. Communication with Lukia (the owner) was pleasant, straight forward and responded quickly to our enquiries.
WiFi in most parts of the apartment - not the fastest in the world. But probably typical for Santorini.
It's a good 5 minute walk, along narrow cobbled streets, from where the taxi drops you to the apartment - not an easy walk if you aren't fully mobile. Nicoletta was able to arrange assistance to carry some of our bags to the apartment, but we had to carry our own bags when we left. That was a major issue, but I hope that Lukia will ensure this doesn't happen for future guests.
So is it worth the money?? Yes it is, without hesitation. If you are in this price range, stretch your budget you really won't regret it.