Homeric Poems – Santorini Hotel Review – Firostefani

The name includes “Poems” and you couldn’t want for a more poetic history of this hotel. The patriarch of the Karavias family departed his homeland of Ithaca and set up a hotel in the very cliff face of the Santorini caldera. It is a long task set before him and upon completion, it is a success. His great grand children take up the task and expand the hotel’s footprint and enlarge the family dream.

Firostefani is a small village just out of the grasp of the busy capital city. Defying urban sprawl, the village has its own personality drastically changed from that of the nearby city. A more peaceful and tranquil environment, the cafes and restaurants along the cliff face can provide you with plenty of spots to sit and take in the view.

From the outside, the first thing you will notice is the battered fishing boat sitting on the roof of the building. This is one of the most photographed locations on all of Santorini, excluding the sunsetting over the caldera of course. This iconic boat belonged to the founder and is placed there as a tribute to the hard work and perseverance in building up the hotel.

Curves, archways, domes and beauty are the chief aspects of the design and architecture of the hotel. Everywhere you look you are embraced by the minimalist charm built into the very walls of the hotel. White walls reflect the grace of the design and the contrasting blue sea is nearly everywhere you cast your eye.

Embracing the poetry of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, the staff at Homeric Poems Boutique Hotel are here to pamper you and serve you as a long overdue honored guest, weary from travel and in need of comfort. This is true in everything from the smallest to largest task. Offering full body massage and spa treatments, the relaxation begins and ends at Homeric Poems.

Dining at the hotel is more than grabbing a bit in the lobby restaurant. The Homeric Poems has a private chef that will cater to your every need, serving breakfast at your room’s veranda, or taking in a scenic lunch poolside, or wherever you choose to enjoy the delights of the evening meal, the chef will strive to impress you with his talents and enchant your taste buds with his offerings.

Your rooms at the Homeric Poems Boutique Hotel will live up to the highest expectations. This luxury hotel has twenty magnificent rooms, all with private balcony or veranda, individual heat and air conditioning, satellite television, Nespresso coffee machine, mini bar, and bathrobe and slippers.

  • The Double Rooms offer a plush bed to sleep away your dreamlike nights and awaken to a fresh new day.
  • The Superior Double Rooms include a small lounge area as well.
  • The Deluxe Double Rooms have all been recently renovated and can accommodate up to three guests.
  • The Cave Suite is a split level design with two separate bedrooms that sleeps up to four guests.
  • The Grand Suite sleeps two but has an indoor Jacuzzi, and a private heated pool.
  • Last but certainly not least on an island that is popular with wedding planners, the Honeymoon Suite has a private balcony that is the picture of ultimate perfection.