50 New Hotels in the World for 2004 - Conde Nast Traveller magazine
Selected by Conde Nast Traveller as one of their
50 New 'Hot' & 'Cool' Hotels
"There are just three large and airy
suites, each with spectacular views of Santorini's volcanic caldera.
Breakfasts can last well into the afternoon, and the two restaurants
run by the owners -
Nectar & Ambrosia and AMBROSIA- will
provide ..dinner on request.
It can be booked outright as the ultimate
luxury villa on Santorini. "
Read the article in the Conde Nast Traveller
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New - Giada in Paradise: Santorini on the food network TV
Last Airing Jan 2008
Host Giada De Laurentiis visits the island
of Santorini for a passionate discovery of the food, culture
and breathtaking scenery that make up this ancient island
Giada takes a fascinating journey through the idyllic
beaches, Mediterranean cuisine and the
whitewashed cliff side villages that dot the island -
Giada stays at our
1864 The Sea Captain's House &
and has time for a cooking demonstration of our
"Santorini Warm Feta" from our
Nectar & Ambrosia
Link for details -
Australian Gourmet Traveller
"bewitched by the charm of 1864 The Sea Captain's House in the
historic town of Oia."
"A recent addition to The Sea Captain's House is the Caldera
A 'secret' passage .. leads to the massage rooms, which feature a
sunken Roman tub for treatments.
A new line of aromatherapy natural beauty products by resident
masseur Antonio .. will go on sale soon."
Own Private Santorini - from 'Departures' magazine by American Express
If these three places are booked,
change your dates. 1864 The Sea Captain's House, Katikies Hotel and
Perivolas Traditional Houses.
If you want to experience what it would be
like to have your own house on the caldera, stay here. Mosiman is a
great host and knows everyone on the island (he co-owns AMBROSIA and
Nectar & Ambrosia, two of the village's best restaurants.)
Revival - from 'Departures' magazine by American Express
With the opening of design-driven hotels and formerly
the Greek islands, reports Laurie Werner,
have never looked better.
The Classic Experience
1864 The Sea Captain's House
Directly in Oia, but below the
walkways that pass for streets (and therefore very quiet)
exquisitely restored captain's house opened in April 2003.
It has three
suites each furnished with a real mix: antiques, works by local
and truly unusual pieces like the '40s wooden iceboxes from
Piraeus and handblown
glass lighting fixtures from Crete.
the upstairs Sailing Sea Suite, with the prettiest furnishings of
all and a terrace on the caldera.
Proprietor Tony Mosiman is also
co-owner (with Panayiotis Vassilopoulos) of two of the best restaurants
(Ambrosia Restaurant and Oia's Cafe-Restaurant -
renamed to 'Nectar & Ambrosia') in town,
so catered dinners
can be easily arranged.
Owned by Tony Mosiman and Panayiotis Vassilopoulos, the
same team who has Nectar & Ambrosia
(previous name Oia's Café-Restaurant), this spot has a view
overlooking the caldera and is romantically candlelit.
The fish soup
is excellent, as is the guinea fowl in a sweet-and-sour sauce with
tomatoes and herbs, and
lamb chops with fresh mint and red-grape
Oia's Café-Restaurant -
renamed 'Nectar & Ambrosia'
It's the panoply of familiar
Greek standards, but with a couple of embellishments:
mushrooms with garlic, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil; potato salad
with capers grown on the island;
and pork tenderloin sautéed with
ginger, raisins and red wine.
Conde Nast Traveller Magazine
"Greek Islands - Santorini or Mykonos: which is the one for you ? by John Gill"
Ambrosia Restaurant is
island's best appointed restaurant "
" whose balcony has the best .. view on the island.
and our 'Nectar & Ambrosia'
(formerly our Oia's Cafe&Restaurant) "
fine menu..and pleasant ambience."
MS News article
"Where we can't wait to go in 2005. Fantasy destinations from around
Thanks to the 2004
Summer Olympics, Greece has seen an explosion of new hotel openings.
The always stylish island of Santorini is home
to the new 1864 The Sea Captain's House,
which is the former mansion of wealthy local captain Sigouras Sarris.
There are only three suites, but all feature views of the sea and
Since the hotel is so small, it can be rented in its entirety as a
Also in Madison Magazine,
Marie Claire fashion magazines.
If you've stayed with us,
please share your opinion with other travelers.
Some Recent Examples
Reviews in English (1-10 of 24)
"No reason to leave your terrace"
Jun 12, 2007
Get out of Dodge, Tucson,
My husband and I stayed in the Sailing
Suite for 3 wonderful days at the end of April. Ah, heaven
it was. The temperature is perfect at that time of
year......cooler in the morning, warm but not too...
"Perfection in Paradise"
Jun 9, 2007
We stayed at the Sea Captain's house
from 10-14 May 2007. May is a GREAT time to go to Santorini,
before it gets really hot (we also understand that
September/October is very good as well). The weather...
"O Captain! my Captain!"
Jun 8, 2007
dklein, Los Angeles, CA
My wife and I stayed at the Sea
Captain’s House in September 2006. We were really torn and
often have difficulty choosing the best place (for us – and
I’d think, for most discerning travelers). My wife...
"Can't agree more"
May 6, 2007
Kakee, Chapel Hill, NC
I can't agree more with all the reviews
that have been written about Sea Captain's House. The view
from the balcony is phenomenal, probably the best we've seen
(and we're fairly well-traveled). The rooms...
"The Best Place in Santorini"
Apr 7, 2007
CapMac06, San Francisco,
Santorini was the perfect honeymoon
location, and the Sea Captain's House was the best place to
stay. The views were incredible and the staff was great! We
enjoyed an incredible breakfast on our terrace...
"Lovely stay overlooking the Caldera"
Nov 28, 2006
drj4babies, San Francisco
We stayed here at the end of September
2006 based solely on Trip Advisor reviews. Tony and his
staff served us well and we enjoyed lovely massages as well
as the 'as advertised' lazy breakfast daily on...
"Like at home"
Aug 7, 2006
I spent one wonderful week in Oia. The
hotel perfectly faces the Caldera and from my suite I had a
spectacular view on the sea, the volcano and the rest of the
island. First and foremost the staff is...
"Heaven On Earth"
Jul 12, 2006
A TripAdvisor Member, uk
We have just returned from a wonderful
weeks holiday at Tony s Sea captains House.The house is
wonderful,and the views from the Sailing suite are out of
this world.It is the finest most spellbinding view...
"Yes, I can move in immediately!"
May 28, 2006
jhembree, hayward, ca
My husband and I met our very good
friends here at The Sea Captain's House and stayed for 8
glorious days, occupying the Venetian and Sailing Suites
located on the second floor of this picturesque villa...
Guide - 2004" by Athinorama in English & Greek
'Its three luxury suites are a
superb example of modern comfort overlaid with an aura of tradition.
High-ceilinged rooms decorated with antiques and works of art,
marble baths with Jacuzzi, English linens, DVD and Internet...
overlooking the Caldera."
Greek Press - in
current events magazine - September 2003
Greek - in the popular "Athinorama" guide to Athens and Greece - of
1864 The Sea Captain's House (Kapetanospito) and Amvrosia Restaurant
and Oia's Cafe&Restaurant.
Greek Press: "EY" life
style magazine - June 2003
"New Island Hotels
Greek - selecting "1864 The Sea Captain's House - Kapetanospito" as
the best new hotel on the island of Santorini. (not available
1864 The Sea
Captain's House & Spa - Kapetanospito in Ia Oia Santorini