THE BOATHOUSE, SANTORINI
Waterfront Hotel on Kamari Beach
A Family Run small hotel located on The Spectacular Island of Santorini!
Upstairs Sea view Double Room
Upstairs Sea view with a fantastic view of Kamari Beach and Anafi Island in the distance. Rooms can have either 1 Double Bed, 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds (your choice). Newly renovated bathrooms, we only have 4 of these rooms and they are by far our most popular! Wifi Included.
Poolside Sea view Double Room
Poolside walk up terraces overlooking the pool and beach with lovely bougainvillea overhead. Rooms can have either 1 Double Bed, 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds (your choice) and shower or bathtub. Easy access to pool and pool bar (only 2 stairs). Wifi included.
Our showcase room! Spacious with 2 balconies (one is Sea view) and 2 rooms, a lounge room and the King Size Bedroom. Gorgeous double marble shower and separate water closet. Original artwork and bar area in lounge. Wifi included.
Quad Family Room
Our Quad Family Room sleeps up to 4 guests in 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Rooms with lovely new bathroom. Lots of space for everyone and a Side Sea view balcony. Wifi included.
Economy Non-Sea view Double Room
Our most economical rooms with lovely newly renovated bathrooms. Rooms can have 1 King or 2 Single Beds (your choice). All rooms have a balcony overlooking our back rock garden. Many returning guests love these rooms for the privacy and cool, if sea view is needed it is just steps away at the pool/pool bar area. Wifi included.
Sleeps up to 5 guests in 2 adjoining rooms. Larger room has 2 Single Beds (or 1 King) and 1 Single Pull out couch and smaller room has 1 Double Bed. Both rooms have balconies overlooking a private rock garden and private Greek Style on suite bathrooms. Wifi included.
The Boathouse was started by Spyros and Diane in 1989 as one of the first fish restaurants on Kamari Beach, at that time there was very little along Kamari Beach and nothing on either side or behind the original Boathouse. Restaurant Patrons walked for about 1/2 an hour along the rocky beach path from the then centre of Kamari (down near the cliff side) for some of the freshest fish on the island (caught by many of Spyros' good friends). Slowly Kamari built up all around and the beach road was put through to The Boathouse. In 1996 the hotel was formed and the Restaurant sold. Since that time The Boathouse added the pool and renovated a few times. Evie and Will "The Kids" are now involved and Evie has made The Blue Moon Bar (The Boathouse's Famous Pool Bar) into the heart of the hotel, with friendly sightseeing advise and world class cocktails, including a daily special invention by Evie! Will can be heard playing the guitar (and sometimes singing) some evenings at The Blue Moon Bar or behind the reception desk ready to help with any guest's needs (or even a brief history lesson on the volcano if you desire). Spyros has built the entire hotel with his own hands (a true labor of love) and does all of the hotel's odd jobs and hotel transfers. Diane does the reception and the bookings (if you email the hotel, Diane is who you will communicate with). Christos runs The Almira Restaurant (The Boathouse's Restaurant) to an award winning level of dining excellence and together with his staff make beach dining an absolute pleasure. Spyros' parents are also involved, if you get up early enough (for sunrise) you can often catch Theoni "Yaya" watering the garden and tidying the grounds. Manoli "Papoose" supplies much of the vegetable produce for The Almira Restaurant along with the mint for Evie's Mojitos, the eggs for breakfast, tomatoes and cucumbers for breakfast from his vegetable/pistachio farm (he aslo has vineyards which supply The Gaia Winery with the Assyrtiko grape variety - you can sample this at The Blue Moon Bar or The Almira Restaurant). Altogether, along with their numerous "Regulars" (returning customers who come back year after year.....some for 20 years now), they make up The Boathouse Family.
Kamari Beach is a black sand volcanic beach located on the eastern side of The Island of Santorini. It is approx. a 15 minute bus ride from the main bus square of Fira. The beach is lined with restaurants, hotels and shops and sunbeds and umbrellas are available.
Ancient Thira Archaeological site
Ancient Thera is an antique city on a ridge of the steep, 360 m high Messavouno mountain on the island of Santorini. It was named after the mythical ruler of the island, Theras, and was inhabited from the 9th century BCE until 726 CE. Starting in 1895 the city was systematically excavated there until 1904 and in 1961 and 1982. Findings from these excavations are on exhibit at the archaeological museum in Fira town. Excavation work was again taken up between 1990 and 1994.
Ancient Thera is today open to the public and can be reached on a winding road that starts at Kamari or several foot paths from both sides of the mountain
Oia is located at the northern tip of the island of Santorini and can be reached either by car or by local bus (connect in Fira town if travelling from Kamari) and the journey takes about 30 minutes. Beautiful white washed cliff side village with winding roads and amazing views of the caldera and Santorini. Below is the small port settling of Ammoudi bay accessible by car or by donkey path.
Fira (main town)
The main town of Fira is approximately a 15 minute bus ride from Kamari Beach. The cruise ship port is located here where cruise passengers can either ride the cable car up 400 meters from the port or take a donkey up the winding donkey path. Wonderful views, whitewashed buildings lining cobblestone streets. Good shopping, restaurants, night life and sunset views.
Pyrgos is the highest village on Santorini and from here you can have a 365 degree view of Santorini. Good Friday celebrations here are the most spectacular in all of Greece, where the entire village is lit up.
Akrotiri Archaeological site
Akrotiri is a Minoan Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic island of Santorini. The settlement was destroyed in the volcanic eruption in about 1627 BC and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine frescos and many objects and artworks (these can be viewed at the Prehistoric Museum of Fira in the main town of Fira - not at the actual dig). The settlement has been suggested as a possible inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis The site has been excavated since 1967. The site can be reached by local bus from Fira town (20 minute bus trip) or by car.