I have always loved visiting new destinations and for the first time ever, I booked a one way ticket to explore Greece! I have wanted to visit Santorini for a long time and dreamed about staying in a white cave villa on a cliff. The end of the summer season was the best possible timing, with less tourists crowding the island and still a lovely 23 degrees (73 F) and clear blue skies. We were so incredibly lucky to stay at the fantastic Erossea Villa in Imerovigli.
We parked our little rental car on a street in what appeared to be a typical Greek village: narrow streets, white buildings and a blue sea looming somewhere in the background. Only when we walked to end of the street, did we see what lay beneath us: we were actually standing on the edge of a former volcano crater that filled with the incredibly clear blue water from the Aegean Sea. This, we realized, was the famous caldera.
As we walked down to Erossea villa, which is built against and partly carved out of the volcanic rock, we couldn’t stop looking at the almost hypnotizing view across the caldera. Beautiful town Oia was perched on the rocks to the right of us, straight ahead across the water lay the small island of Thirasia and left of us loomed the dark rock formation named Skaros.
We were welcomed with a lovely glass of the local wine Vinsanto by the super friendly manager Svati, who takes care of the property like the temple it really is. Svati helped us out with a wide range of recommendations on the best activities, restaurants and places to visit on Santorini. Her tips proved so helpful that I kept Svati on speed dial during our entire stay and she was a brilliant host, pointing us to the most wonderful places we would have never found without her.
Erossea Villa actually consists of two units on two different levels, which makes it suitable for up to 11 guests. The top level of the villa, the area where the pool and the jacuzzi are located, has a spacious living room, a seating area with a comfortable corner sofa, a dining table and a kitchen. It has two bedrooms with beautiful bathrooms, both carved out from volcanic rock.
As beautiful as Erossea Villa is inside, it is its incredible sun terrace that really stands out. Frankly, we haven’t seen a more beautiful terrace during our entire stay on Santorini. It is fully equipped with sun beds, a large private (heated!!) pool, an outdoor jacuzzi and a very romantic pergola with a large, family style dining table. As much as I loved the unicorn pool floaty, I wanted to spend all my time lying on a sun bed marvelling at the breathtaking view ahead and below me.
The terrace almost magically attracts everyone there, so even if a family would stay on the lower floor with its three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room and kitchen, I’m sure everyone would spend almost every waking moment on the terrace. And it’s not as though there is nothing to see inside: Erossea Villa is decorated so tastefully with white as the primary color and only touches of color here and there, altogether creating a true oasis of calm. In other words: Erossea Villa is a Pinterest walhalla!
Even after having spent the night in a super comfy bed in the bedroom of the chique cave suite, I have to admit that having your own housekeeper still adds a whole new level of pizzazz. Waking up everyday and walking outside to be greeted by a lovely lady with a smile standing next to a spectacular breakfast, created to your specific taste and choice, is a wonderful way to start your day! We had an endless choice of bread, eggs, fruit, yoghurt, cold cuts, cheeses, cereals, juices and coffees and even pancakes and brownies. My favourite was the Caldera Eggs: scrambled eggs with tomato, capers, olives and feta cheese. Breakfast outside under the pergola was just wonderful, enjoying the fantastic food, the lovely weather and the endless view over the caldera.
Erossea Villa is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world. Everything is of the highest quality and I can’t put into words how wonderful it was to be staying in this island oasis just with the two of us. But even if you are a group of eleven: you will love it and remember the experience the rest of your life!
Location // Erossea Villa
111 thoughts on “SANTORINI BLISS ON THE CALDERA AT EROSSEA VILLA”
OMG these pics! Looks like paradise!
Have a good evening 😉
This post is travel goals! Everything looks so beautiful, and I love all of your outfits x
x Kara | http://karascloset.net/
Wow what a dream vacation! And girl I like your style =o) From the travel essentials to the perfect outfits =o)
What an amazing place, every detail thought of and a magnificent Mediterranean light. Wish I could live somewhere like this all year round ♥
Saida | She talks Glam
Wow, I’m really impressed! Such a wonderful travel post!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
Such a dream vacation ! Love all these fabulous pictures !
Happy Monday !
Ugh. This hotel is LEGIT. GOALS. I am obsessed. I need to book a Santorini trip ASAP.
Love Greece so much and your photos are so beautiful!
Santorini is amazing and your pictures are magnific like always.
Santorini must be amazing! Love your pictures! ♥
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Omg ever since my boyfriend went to Greece last summer, I’ve totally become obsessed with how pretty Santorini is!! Would totally love to take a visit some day.
Looks so beautiful, its on my wishlist! x
A Blushing Beauty Blog
Gorgeous images and such a stunning place! They almost have a Scandinavian vibe for the interior. 🙂
This is such a dreamy place. I am so obsessed with your photography girl!!
I love Santorini. Your photos are absolutely incredible. I wish I had a good camera back when I visitied a couple of years ago. The sunsets while staying on the Cliff of Caldera are so beautiful. You really captured Santorini so well. It’s such an amazing destination and exploring the whole island is so much fun! The interiors of all these spots are so stunning, too!
You look amazing, Merel! GOALS ON GOALS! Love your photos! Could you be anymore perfect?!
Have a fabulous week!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Wow!!! Santorini is AMAZING
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Your photos are always AMAZING!!!
This is absolutely one of the most beautiful place ever. The neatness of the surroundings and blue ocean is super nice. Perfect holiday destination
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Beautiful photos and that villa is amazing!! You just make me want to go to Santorini 🙂
xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY
Okay this trip looks AMAZING! And your photos are seriously breathtaking, so glad I found your blog!!!
Lauren Lindmark | https://dailydoseofcharm.com
You captured Santorini SO perfectly! I was there in May and you are making me want to go back ASAP!
Le Stylo Rouge
This post is absolutely incredible!! I’m going to Santorini in May (totally bookmarked this post!!)
Great post! I love your photos.
Have a happy week.
Your pics are absolutely stunning. I feel like I want to book a trip here myself right now! xx
♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
Your photos are incredible! Major inspo!
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We’ve been going back and forth commenting on each other’s blogs.. and seriously I’m always so pleased to see your travel photos. You make every location you visit go on my bucket list. I just checked out your Instagram for the first time and the photos are so stunning!
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Seriously, you always make me wanna go on holidays 😉 Santorini is very very high up on my bucket list! This place looks so beautiful with all its lovely corners and views!
xx, Carmen – http://CARMITIVE.COM
What gorgeous pic and views…Oh My Gosh! Thanks for sharing this great review
The pictures are so dreamy !
I wish I could visit this amazing place one day !
OMG, such an amazing place. Nice pics btw!
Jéssica || Fashion Jacket
This place is so so beautiful!! I can’t wait to visit one day. x
Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty
Absolutely stunning! What beautiful pictures. I like your look, so cute!!!
this hotel looks like a dream!
This looks absolutely unreal! I’m so jealous!
District of Chic
This place looks absolutely magical!! I already loved following your journey on instagram when you were here, but these pictures are just confirming my desire to visit this place some day!! Thank you for sharing! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com
Santorini is my dream vacation spot!
Love the attention to detail. Amazing photos.
Your pictures are really superb, every single picture here! I loved each of them, the atmosphere of this incredible place is so magical and you look amazing! Santorini is fabulous! Hope you have a nice day!
OMG! this place and the hotel is such a dream. Love every part of your pictures, even I always wanted to visit this place and still not yet happened 😦 now looking to your pictures, making me all excited .
Thanks for sharing .
Gorgeous post. I love Santorini, it is a stunning island and your photos are truly gorgeous. Have a beautiful weekend. xoxo Cris
Such gorgeous photos! I would love to visit here someday too. Have a great weekend!
Joy to the World
Wow this place looks stunning! Such beautiful views and accommodation!! You have captured it perfectly.
Marianne x https://mariannesophia.com/
Love Santorini! Amazing island! The photos are fantastic!
such a beautiful post with those amazing images!!
love love it!
kisses from the sandpit ❤︎
I am actually obsessed with your blog-
LOVE THESE PHOTOS!
Beautiful photos! I’d love to visit Santorini one day! 🙂 xx
AH this place is SOOO dreamy. I absolutely LOVE how you captured it.
Very much on my travel list