270 Oia’s View Hotel in Oia, Santorini

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: November 13, 2018

Review of 270 Oia's View in Oia, Santorini.

270° Oia’s View – Family-friendly, luxury villas and cave houses, all with private swimming pools, in a secluded area near Oia.

270° Oia’s View offers four gorgeous villas with two or four bedrooms, and three cave houses that can be either a studio or a one-bedroom. Each spacious unit includes at least one cave-style bedroom, a full kitchen, a large garden patio, and a private swimming pool. The homes all feature pristine Cycladic design along with contemporary, minimalistic furnishings and fun extras, such as antique telescopes or binoculars. Family-friendly amenities include high-chairs, cribs, and pool floats. The location is within walking distance of Oia and Finikia villages, but removed from the crowds of the tourist zone. The property boasts gorgeous sunset views toward the caldera, but it is not in the caldera.

270° Oia’s View – Location

  • Area: The villas face toward the caldera just behind the Oia-Fira Trail, though they are not in the caldera. The property sits just south of Finikia village, one of the very first medieval settlements on the island. The area is much more private and quiet than anywhere inside Oia, but it may feel a little remote to some. There are several fantastic restaurants and a bus stop within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, while Oia’s best-known attractions are about 20 to 25 minutes’ walk away.
  • How to Get There: The villas are situated right along the main road connecting Oia and Fira, near the walking trail, making it easy to get to whether arriving by bus, taxi, or driving yourself. There are always buses at the ferry port for every ferry arrival, as well as buses departing hourly from the airport (both buses will stop in Fira from where you’ll get a different bus to Oia – the entire trip from port or airport to Oia will take at least an hour). The nearest bus stop is near the entrance to Finikia village, a 3-minute walk northeast. Taxis are also available from the port or airport, though there are only about 25 taxis serving the whole island, so there is often a wait; schedule ahead to avoid this – or rent a car. A taxi from the airport to 270 Oia’s View will cost roughly €25. A taxi from the ferry port to 270 Oia’s View will cost roughly €30. For those driving themselves, 270 Oia’s View offers free parking onsite (a major perk).
  • Handy To: Finikia village (8-minute walk), the start of Oia’s marble pedestrian path (shopping, dining, bars, 15-minute walk), and Domaine Sigalas winery (20-minute walk).

270° Oia’s View – The Basics

  • Ages: This is a family-friendly property, and all ages are allowed. Guests tend to be a good mix of families on vacation (especially in the summer months), and couples celebrating honeymoons or anniversaries.
  • Beach: The closest swimming spot (though it is not a proper beach) is at Ammoudi Bay, the port immediately below Oia, 2.3 kilometers (35-minute walk) from the hotel. This is a popular spot for swimming and cliff diving, though it’s too rocky and small to do much lounging. Ammoudi Bay is the main port of Oia, and is served by several spectacular seafood restaurants. It’s a steep trek down and back again, but it’s relatively easy to catch a cab at the bottom to bring you back up the hill. (Buy a snack at one of the restaurants, and the waiter will be happy to call one for you.)
  • View: The hotel takes its name from the 270° view of Oia and the caldera. All villas and cave houses have sunset views of the caldera from their patios, though the hotel is not directly on the caldera.
  • Kitchen: All villas and cave houses have a full kitchen.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: All villas and cave houses have an outdoor, unheated, private pool.
  • Parking: Free parking onsite.
  • Extras: Kitchen is stocked with breakfast essentials on arrival.
  • When to Book: The hotel operates from April 1 to October 31. Reserve at least 4 months in advance (6 months is better) for stays during the high season from June through September, and about 3 months in advance for the low and shoulder seasons.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +30 22860 72246, +30 21072 97267
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.270oiasview.com/

270° Oia’s View – Amenities

  • Pool: No shared pool. All units have their own private pool.
  • Spa: No spa, but they can arrange in-room or offsite spa and salon services.
  • Fitness Center: No gym.
  • For Disabled Guests: There are fewer stairs here than in the nearby caldera properties, but no elevators. Many villas are divided into 2 floors or have lofts. Cave houses are all 1-level, and are suitable options for those with mild mobility issues, but none of the units are wheelchair accessible.
  • For Families: This is an all-ages property, and most villas and cave houses sleep 4 to 10 guests. It has fewer stairs than most hotels in the area. Family amenities include high chairs, cribs, and pool floats on request.
  • Activities: A host of activities can be arranged for an additional price: wine tours and tastings, sailing, helicopter tours, donkey tours, scuba diving, and more.

270° Oia’s View – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: No restaurant. This is a self-catering property. However, they can arrange a private chef for an additional price.
  • Lounge/Bar: No bar.
  • Breakfast: Basic breakfast supplies are included in each room at check in.
  • Room Service: No room service.

270° Oia’s View – Rooms

  • Room Types: House I (2-bedroom villa, 2 floors) • House II (4-bedroom villa, 2 floors + loft) • House III (4-bedroom villa, 2 floors + loft) • House IV (2-bedroom villa, 2 floors) • Cavehouse V (1-bedroom, 1 floor) • Cavehouse VI (studio, 1 floor) • Cavehouse VII (1-bedroom, 1 floor)
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking is not allowed inside any of the villas. Smoking is allowed on the private terraces, and in outdoor common areas.
  • Best Room: The best room for couples is Cavehouse VII. This is the largest of their cave houses with 70 sqm of interior space. This romantic house has a king-sized bed adjacent to the living room, a separate bedroom with a queen-sized bed, and 2 bathrooms. The living room has a skylight, letting sunshine stream in onto the little olive tree planted inside. Its private pool is mostly open to the sun, with a covered portion dug into the natural lava rock to make a small cave.
  • For Families: The best room for families is House II. This is the largest villa, boasting 125 sqm spread over 2 floors and a loft, with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and 2 living rooms. The master bedroom has a king bed and ensuite bathroom; 2 bedrooms can have 1 king or 2 single beds and have their own ensuite bathrooms; the loft bedroom has 1 queen and 1 single bed. The pool is fully open to the sun.

270° Oia’s View – Local Transport

  • Walking: The hotel is located near the entrance to Finikia village, but up the hill and overlooking the caldera. Walk 15 minutes west to get to the marble pedestrian path that leads to the center of Oia, where you’ll find an endless choice of restaurants, shops, and attractions, as well as the Oia Bus Terminal. Head north to find the traditional village Finikia, which has a couple of great restaurants (8-minute walk) and Sigalas winery (20-minute walk). The Oia Castle ruins are 29 minutes away, while Ammoudi Bay is just 5 more minutes past the castle at the bottom of the caldera.
  • Bus: The Finikia Bus Stop is near the entrance to Finikia village, a 3-minute walk northeast on the main street in front of Alonistra Oia Houses. Most buses that serve Oia also serve Finikia, except for the Baxedes bus which takes the northern route around. Buses here serve all of the major villages and beaches on the island, often with a change in Fira. Tickets are bought on board and range from €1.80 to €2.50 per person in the daytime, depending on the route. Night buses (12:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.) run less frequently and cost a little more, from €2.30 to €3.10. Buses can get very crowded, especially during the high season, so much so that they often fill to capacity and are unable to take on more passengers. There are only 23 public buses serving the island.
  • Taxis: The nearest taxi stand is at Stathmos Taxi, near the Oia Bus Terminal, 22 minutes from the villas. There is often a wait here as there are only 25 taxis serving the entire island (with guests from about 1,000 hotels, villas, and Airbnbs). Book ahead to avoid the wait, plus you can have them meet you at the Finikia Parking lot, which is much closer. There will be a small surcharge for advanced reservations and for carrying luggage, usually just a couple of Euros. The average rate to Fira is €15, and to the airport runs about €25.
  • Scooters/Motorcycles: Just don’t, unless you’re Evel Knievel! Scooters are the main mode of transportation for the locals, but if you’re unfamiliar with the terrain, it can be very dangerous. The roads here are zigzagging, hilly, narrow, and have sheer drop offs with no guardrails and no street lights in most areas. Lots of dirt roads and potholes.
  • ATVs: This is a super popular mode of transportation with tourists, but the locals absolutely hate them. They move too slowly and hold up traffic in an area where getting around is already a hassle. ATVs with smaller motors have been banned from the roads, and a full ban is expected to pass soon.

270° Oia’s View – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Lefkes: Cozy, romantic restaurant in a converted wine cellar in the charming Finikia village. 7-minute walk.
  • Meze Meze: Friendly Greek restaurant ideal for a casual, romantic night out or a hearty lunch away from the crowds of Oia. Great sunset views from the terrace (over the Aegean, not the caldera). 8-minute walk.
  • Anemomilos Restaurant: Located next to the hotel of the same name; refreshingly local vibe, not touristy at all. Great food, friendly atmosphere. 10-minute walk.
  • Melitini: 100% Greek menu using local Santorinian, Cycladic, and Greek ingredients only. Quaint, cozy interior and stellar caldera views from the rooftop terrace. 17-minute walk.
  • Domaine Sigalas: There is a wonderful al fresco restaurant at the vineyard, serving tapas and wine by the glass or flights. 20-minute walk.
  • PitoGyros: Hands-down, the best gyros in Oia. Seating is limited. 21-minute walk.
  • Candouni: Cozy, family-owned restaurant with live, Greek music and absolutely delicious food. 23-minute walk.
  • Roka: Authentic Santorinian menu with solid dishes, especially the meatballs and octopus. 24-minute walk.
  • Lotza: Simple, honest Greek comfort food with stunning caldera views. 24-minute walk.
  • Ammoudi Bay Restaurants: Each of these waterfront restaurants is phenomenal, offering the freshest fish on the island. The steep 35-minute walk down takes longer coming back up, but your waiter will be happy to call you a cab.

Best Nearby Bars and Breweries

Best Nearby Cafes

  • Mes Amis: Amazing little spot on a covered patio looking over the caldera. Super casual, fantastic views, and great food. 10-minute walk.
  • Passaggio: The best coffee in Santorini, solid breakfast, killer cocktails, and pretty okay sunset views from the balcony, just a little back from the caldera. 15-minute walk.
  • Meteor: Excellent coffee and breakfast with sweeping caldera views, though a little on the pricey side. Turns into a bar at night. 25-minute walk.

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores

  • Mini Market: Near Santorini Mou Tavern. 4-minute walk
  • Perivolas Market: Perivolas Market: Small store with a decent selection of drinks, wine, and bread. 11-minute walk.
  • Elliniki Diatrofi Supermarket: Great selection of local cheeses, wine, liquor, fresh produce, and staples. Open until after midnight, sometimes as late as 2:00 a.m. 21-minute walk.
  • Proton Supermarket: Small market, but usually has the best prices. This is where most locals shop in the area. 22-minute walk.

270° Oia’s View – The Hotel

The villas offer views of the caldera, Oia and the Aegean Sea.

This is the typical view from the villas. Though not directly on the caldera, each villa and cave house has a 270° panoramic view with the caldera to the left, Oia village in the center, and the Aegean Sea on the right.

All villas have a private entrance. This is the entrance to House I.

Each stand-alone villa has a private entrance. This is the entrance to House I, a 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom villa with 85 sqm spread over 2 floors.

House I opens to a fully-equipped modern kitchen.

The front door opens to a full kitchen, well-equipped and stocked with cooking essentials.

The living and dining rooms of the villa are bright and sunny.

The kitchen is adjacent to the spacious, sunny living and dining room.

The bedrooms feature a Cycladic, cave-style architecture.

The bedrooms are on a lower level, done in the traditional, Cycladic cave-style. This is the first bedroom. The entrance to its ensuite bathroom is just visible on the left.

The hallway connecting the 2 bedrooms features a single sofa bed.

There is a hallway between the first and second bedrooms with a single sofa bed that can be made up for an extra guest.

The second cave-style bedroom features a hanging lamp with adjustable brightness.

The second cave-style bedroom. The hanging lamp adjusts for brightness; open it up for full light or close it for soft light.

The second ensuite bathroom has a Greek, open-style shower.

This is the ensuite bathroom for the second bedroom with a Greek, open-style shower.

The villa features a private pool, al fresco dining area, and an antique telescope.

Outside, the villa has an al fresco dining table and a private pool. The antique telescope is a fun extra.

The private pools are of decent size.

This private pool (and most others onsite) are 3m x 9m.

The pools offers beautiful caldera views.

From the pool, there is a gorgeous view of the caldera with Thirassia Island, Oia village, and the Aegean Sea.

House IV is also a 2-story, 2-bedroom villa.

Exterior view of House IV, another 2-bedroom villa.

The villa has a mix of traditional architecture with modern decor.

This villa also blends traditional architecture with contemporary décor. This is the dining room.

The villa has 2 living rooms, with the lower level one featuring 2 single sofa beds.

This villa has 2 living rooms. The first is on the main floor with direct access to the pool, and the second is on the lower level with the bedrooms. The second living room has 2 single-sized sofa beds for 2 extra guests.

The living room features a natural lava rock in the wall.

The second living room has some natural rock exposed in the wall.

The shower too has exposed lava rocks.

And some more exposed rock in the cave-style shower.

The bathroom is traditional with pressed concrete and open shower.

The bathroom is in a traditional, Cycladic style with an open shower and pressed concrete.

The bedrooms are traditional cave-style and hand-dug.

The bedrooms are both cave-style, dug into the rock using hand tools.

The lower level features a garden while the upper level has the pool.

The lower level exits into a private garden. The pool is right up the stairs.

The pools offers beautiful caldera views stretching to Oia.

The pool with panoramic views of the caldera, Oia, and the sea.

The pool deck has an al fresco dining area.

There is a dining area next to the pool…

The pool deck also has an antique telescope.

…and a telescope.

House IV sits on 2 levels.

Another view of House IV from the outside.

The hotel offers panoramic views of the caldera, Thirassia, and volcano.

A closer view of the caldera, with Thirassia Island in the center and the volcano to the left.

Cavehouse VII is an ideal romantic accommodation for couples.

Cavehouse VII is perfect for couples on a romantic getaway.

The cave-style main bedroom features a king bed, olive tree and skylight.

The main bedroom, which is adjacent to the living and dining area, features a king-sized bed, an olive tree, and a skylight.

The hand-sculpted kitchen is fully-equipped.

It has a fully-equipped kitchen with a 2-burner stove and cooking essentials. This is the best spot to notice the unique, Santorinian architecture, where the ceiling is hand-sculpted and delightfully off-kilter.

The traditional bathroom has an open shower.

The main bathroom is very traditional with an open, cave-style shower…

The bathroom has a pressed concrete sink and vanity area.

…and a pressed concrete sink and vanity area.

The second bedroom has a queen bed.

There is a second bedroom with a queen bed.

The second bathroom has a modern shower.

The ensuite bathroom for the second bedroom is more contemporary…

The modern bathroom also features traditional architecture like a pressed concrete vanity area.

…while still conforming to local architectural conventions.

The villa features a semi-shaded cave pool.

The cave house has a matching cave pool, partially shaded but mostly open to the sun…

The pool offers similar panoramic views of the caldera.

…with the same stellar, panoramic views as the villas.

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