Cold,cold Finland now in January! Watching the photos you can feel all the warmth and kindness you had in Santorini ;) Our first visit was in 2006 and the second one 2009! And we hope to be back once again although it isn't so easy and cheap to reach the island! But Irida Studios takes the place in your heart. The first visit was more than remember. I had booked the trip and place without my husband knowing a thing. He had his 50th birthday at the time. And what a day or night. There was a huge fireworks from Nea Kameni because of the volcanic eruption from 1956. We'll meet again, Katerina and Dimitris
Thank-you both so very much for a great stay. Our time staying with you on Santorini was my very favourite of our entire trip (Michael's being the full moon concert on Mykonos - don't think we can compete with that, right ?). Thank-you fo a very special time, your warmth and hospitality. Katarina - hope you found some good food advice for your pup. I am very pro the raw food thing, and mentioned our conversation to the wonderful people at "In The Raw", whose website I think you mentioned you had seen. Many thanks again - and the very best wishes for continued success. With warmest regards, Beverly and Michael. Photo to follow.
Sept. 2009. Dear Katerina, Dimitris and Sammy. thank you so very much for your warm reception, exceptional hospitality and making our stay so fabulous. Our holiday was a month overall and during that time, we visited many locations in Greece. The Irida was by far the most memorable. Santorini is spectacular but the warmth of the host and hostess and the accomation made it all the more sensational. We both felt welcome and part of a family for the duration of our stay. The views of the caldera are breathtaking and the information gleaned from both Katerina and Dimitris about the history of the Islands as well as recommendations for tours, restaurants etc. were most helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone . We will definitely return to Santorini and there is no question where to stay. Similar to other visitors, we toured the Island and saw numerous hotels along the caldera. Many are lovely, but none had the same location, peace and quiet and charm of the Irida. Although we are now back to reality, we both have such fond memories of our week with you and thank you both for making it so exceptional. Until next time. Mary-Jane and Patrick, Vancouver, Canada
WOW!! Where do I begin?....When we first decided that we were vacationing in Santorini Greece for 10 days (which we longed for so long) It had to be perfect. I searched and researched for months for the perfect place to stay, when I came across IRIDA, the pics of the hotel along with the views bought me..I had a few quest and concerns, and by the first email from Katerina & Dimitris I knew I had picked the right place..When we arrived at the Santorini Airport we were greeted by a Taxi serviceman that Katerina set up for us, he then took us to Irida which was a short drive about 15-20 min, there Dimitris was waiting for us and helped us with our bags..When we entered IRIDA STUDIOS there she was..the sweetest lady I've ever met.. Katerina..greeted us with such a warming welcome..Then the views SERIOUSLY took our breath away!!! NO JOKE!!!The view of the Caldera is magical..Pics do no justice..nothing like it in the world. The room was nice and spacious..a large cold bottle of water was in the fridge for us..shower was great. no problem with hot water or air conditiong. Breakfast on our balcony was amazing, we went out siteseeing, by the time we came back the room was spotless. After our long walks up and down steps we would go back to the studio for either a dip in the pool, hang out on our balcony and stare at the caldera or have Katerina's Frappe coffee..AWESOME COFFEE!! Well, I can go on and on with how wonderful this vacation was...when u choose the right hotel is makes it even better..May I say that during our walks I came across so many hotels that I inquired on..and I am so happy that I chose IRIDA..it is situated in the best spot on the island..Fira is where all the hustle and bustle is, and Imerivigli is perfect after a long day of sightseeing. nice and quiet..When our trip came to an end I had a tear in my eye.. I felt like I was leaving my family.. That's how Katerina and Dimitris made us feel. I hope I have the opportunity to go back to Santorini, and when I do planning will be easy because I already know where we'll be staying..IRIDA STUDIOS...so...stop searching cause this is the place to be!!!! Thank you Katerina & Dimitris for a magnificant stay..kisses to Sammy... check out my pics...