The Apanemo was excellent!
Located in Akrotiri in a quieter part of the island, but still only 30 minutes from the airport by car transfer. Upon arrival I was greeted with a glass of wine and a sweet treat. The few minutes of rest allowed me to take in the incredible view of the caldera from the hotel, which I thoroughly enjoyed every single day of my stay.
I spent 1 week at the Apanemo in May. From the beginning to the end of my trip the entire staff at the hotel were amazing. Both friendly and helpful. They provided a 5* service. The hotel was able to book tickets for excursions, restaurant reservations and other helpful recommendations. Watching the sunset by the lighthouse (which is in walkable distance or a short car ride from the hotel) was incredibly pretty and not as busy as you can experience in Oia (which is 1 hour from Apanemo). There is also a nearby restaurant to the lighthouse with an excellent view and lovely fresh seafood.
The food at the hotel consisted of a variety of breakfast choices, prepared fresh. The food menu for the rest of the day had a number of excellent choices and I would recommend the kebab and chicken on a stick. Everything was charged to your room and you were able to pay at the end of your stay.
The facilities and rooms were all modern with a tradition touch and were serviced daily.
A big thank you to the staff, especially Isabel, for making my stay so friendly and relaxing. I hope I can return and stay with you again.