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Anema Residence
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

This place faces the opposite side of the Santorini Caldera. The views of the Aegean are simple mesmerising! We stayed just the one night for our trip to Santorini. Since we were travelling from Mykonos by boat, we reached late and had to take the bus into Oia. We got later than expected and the owner actually came all the way from his village to pick us up and drop us here. While they don't have their own kitchen, they've tied-up with local restaurants to offer a decent fare. The mornings are serene and absolutely quiet.

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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Zephyros villa and it was clean and beautifully presented. It was such a romantic setting, beautiful... The welcome received from Maria and her staff was excellent. The service on the whole was great.

The chef prepared and delivered delicious, well presented meals to our villa - you must try his squid risotto! The food prices were also very reasonable given the taste and presentation. We enjoyed every meal we ordered.

This was an amazing, romantic holiday surrounded by staff who cared about your experience and wanted to ensure that it was great and they definitely achieved that.

It was also a bonus that car rental was included in the price along with transfers to and from the hotel on arrival and department. It just enhanced our overall experience by not having to arrange these separately ourselves.

It was worth every penny! I would highly recommend.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank John P
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We booked direct with Maria and having never been to Santorini before, we didn't know what to expect. We were going to celebrate my father-in-law's 60th birthday and wanted something special. Well thats' what we certainly got!

We arrived in Santorini late at night (delayed too!) by our driver was waiting to pick us up and swiftly took us to the villa. The villa was amazing with all the candles lit in the courtyard and around the pool - a lovely touch.

The villa (Tramountana) was a great size for five of us, with plenty of outdoor space, pool and jacuzzi and a fabulous view of the sea. Myself and husband had the room with the attic room above where my sister in law slept - absolutely fine for family with kids who could sleep upstairs or for VERY close friends. Maria had made this clear when we booked and it was absolutely fine for us for the week. There is a good kitchen with everything you would need, a BBQ, and a daily maid service.

Breakfast in the morning was fabulous - a great variety of food and fresh new dishes each day as well as cereal, continental bits and pieces, toast (homemade bread), juices, great coffee and much more. You can eat inside or outside and it is peaceful and very pleasant. Great service from Maria and her team. Maria explained all the places she recommended we visit during our stay and told us about some hidden gems. A fab beginning!

During the week (in between sunbathing and reading of course) we visited Oia (AMAZING bookshop called Atlantis Books there), Kamari outdoor cinema (a must visit place!), Caldera View for the sunset, Fira many times and the south tip of the island. Would recommend all - Oia very busy but beautiful.

Fira was a ten minute drive from the villa (car hire came with the villa - if you do this don't forget to take your driving licence and the special code you now need to get from the DVLA!) and had two decent supermarkets plus loads of great shops and bars. Try Franco's for a little peace and quiet in the hubbub! We also walked down to the port (500+ steps!) and got the cable car back up. Worth doing but wear good shoes. I think one of the donkey rides back up the steps would also have been fun so give it a go!

Kamari was lovely for seafront dining, Dolphins near Faros great for fish and romantic setting, and Oia nice for drinks and people watching.

Two nights we are in the restaurant at Anema Residences and we were impressed both times. The second time was for my father in law's birthday and nothing was too much trouble. From the beautifully laid table to the stunning birthday cake and great service, we couldn't have been looked after better. Massive thank you to all involved :)

With only a few hours notice, a birthday cake was also revealed the next day for my sister in law's birthday as a surprise!

A few reviewers have commented that the villas are on the 'other' side of the island which is a negative - it wasn't at all. It is off the beaten track yes, but this adds to the appeal for me. It was quiet, private and almost 'exclusive'! There are no crowds, nobody is overlooking you and the views are still stunning. The location gives you options - go to the touristy places (which are beautiful too) or stay in your little haven.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Aimee M
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Having just arrived home from the most wonderful trip to Santorini I felt compelled to write this review (not something I generally take the time to do). First and foremost Maria, her lovely family and all the staff here at Anema are some of the most welcoming, honest people to ever come across. Our friends, my partner and I (along with our two children) were always catered for. Nothing was too much trouble. When initially booking the Villa we knew it would be special, but just how special we were yet to find out. The whole process was stress free with transfers/car hire etc arranged simply for our arrival. Arriving late in to the evening can often be a hassle but the minute we were greeted by our driver there was sudden relief! When we arrived at the residence, Maria's son Christof (apologies for the spelling) greeted us with open arms and lead us to our house - even bringing a bottle of milk for our very sleepy 2 year olds! The house itself cannot be faulted and the hospitality was second to none. Each and every person we met at Anema was a true delight. Special mention (again) to Maria who treat us like family and made us feel like we had a home away from home. Every last detail was beautifully arranged, from organising lunch in the garden on our friends wedding day to sending Champagne the day after. Another special mention to Demetri whose cooking was some of the most wonderful we tasted on the island and his BBQ skills could make any man jealous!
Thank you a thousand times over for the most amazing stay. We would return in a heartbeat!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
Thank Kirsty O
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

I'm actually very, very, very late in writing up this review (apologies Maria!). Anema residence in Santorini will forever be my best holiday (May 2014). We decided to take the whole family away with us and have a low-key, stress-free holiday/wedding. It was everything I could have hoped for and more...

Maria and her family were so welcoming and it was an added bonus that Anema residence was simply stunning. All the villas were occupied by our family, each beautifully decorated, modern and spacious. I would definitely recommend a trip to the beautiful town, Oia. The sunsets there are like nothing I've ever witnessed before. We've just celebrated our third wedding anniversary and we're planning on bringing the whole family back again soon!

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Vourvoulos Beach | Santorini, Vourvoulos 847 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Vourvoulos
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Vourvoulos
Price Range: $233 - $643 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Anema Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anema Residence of Santorini is a 6000 square meter property overlooking the Aegean Sea and stunning views of the islands of Anafi and Amorgos. Located in the Santorini countryside and surrounded by vineyards and farms, and only 300 meters from the black pebble beach of Vourvoulos. Its panoramic position offers views of the surrounding farms, fields and the sea, offering a true feeling of nature and serenity.On the 3000 square meters is located the house of the owners and 2 adjacent guest houses.On the remaining 3000 square meters is located a beautiful private villa, with 2 adjacent guest houses. This villa can be rented all together or separately. Each house has a separate entrance, private pool and parking.Anema Residence is a new unique private villa in Santorini in terms of size and style, perfect for couples or a group of friends looking for spacious areas, large gardens with fruit and olive trees, comfort and privacy. ... more   less 
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