Comfortable, with a touch of character, these half-dozen petite rooms at the heart of Firostefani are a great alternative to the bustle of Fira. There’s no caldera view, but it’s literally outside your door. The rates are a near-steal (book early) and the small, lovely pool and verandahs are a bonus. Fira’s centre is about 800m south.
Sofia’s air-conditioned rooms are bright and spacious and they are decorated in simple Cycladic style. They include a TV and a refrigerator and they all have balconies or windows.
Guests can enjoy a rich breakfast at the veranda of Mylos Café, an old windmill which overlooks the caldera.
Hotel Sofia is conveniently situated for leisurely strolls in picturesque Fira’s streets. It is a 20-minute drive from the archaeological site of Akrotiri, and 8 km from Santorini Airport. Free private on-site parking is available.