Costa Marina Villas
Guesthouse | Fira, Santorini Island, Greece 84700
- Car Parking
- Self-catering Facilities
- Internet / Wi-Fi
- Safety deposit
- Room service (limited hours)
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.
Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00
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About Costa Marina Villas
Fira center, the famous caldera, shops, restaurants and bars, bus and taxi station are within short walking distance from this guesthouse. Free Parking is also available.
Costa Marina Villas is recommended for all those who wish to stay in Fira, the center of the island, and at the same time to enjoy the calmness of a quiet district of the town. It is a place that will attract the visitor at first sight and will make him feel right at home.
Costa Marina Villas offer 15 double, triple and quadruple rooms. Ten of them have balcony with view to the eastern part of Santorini island and the rest have inner garden-view windows. All rooms, fitted with iron beds and high ceilings, include free WiFi internet access, private bathroom, hairdryer, air-conditioning, TV, safe deposit box, fridge and an electric kettle. Continental breakfast is included in the room rate.
Fira, with 2113 inhabitants (2001), is the capital of Santorini. It has been built on the precipice, on the rim of the caldera some 260 meters above the sea level. The volcano lies exactly opposite, still emitting puffs of steam.
The town dates from 1810, when the inhabitants of Skaros – longer terrified by the pirate threat – began to abandon the castle and establish themselves in this lower flatter area, with access to the sea. Fira is a long, narrow collection of buildings with steep, narrow, stepped alleyways. The houses on the caldera side are dug-out dwellings, constructed on different levels, one above the other, so that the roof of one forms the courtyard of the next.
You can reach the town by car, bus or taxi from the new port, Athinios and the airport. It can also be reached from the Old Port, the spot usually chosen by the cruise ships and the traditional wooden boats. There are approximately 600 steps from the Old Port to Fira and it will take you 20 minutes to walk down. Or you can just take the cable car (funicular) or have a traditional donkey ride!
The spectacular architecture of its dazzling white houses, that seem to cling to the dark sides of the caldera, and the incomparable view of the volcano make Fira one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Among its best preserved districts is Kato Fira; the churches of Agios Minas and Christos are located there. Both masterpieces of ecclesiastical architecture, the former with its typical Santorinian dome, the latter with its exquisitely carved iconostasis and bishop's throne.
The Prehistoric Museum of Thera is a highlight! Here you can see many findings of the Akrotiri excavations along with the famous frescoes.
Apart from the sights it has to offer, Fira is the centre of life on Santorini. There are numerous, restaurants, bars, cafes, and discos as well as shops selling folk arts and crafts – pottery and hand-woven fabrics – and pricey jewelry.
All the above in just a short walking distance from Costa Marina Villas!