We really loved the stay at Eftichis. We were upgraded to another room (Lily Deluxe Suite Private Plunge Pool) with even greater view to Caldera. View from bed and terrace was breathtaking during the day and at night. See the whole island from the heights. Penelope and Lee were extremely friendly and openhearted hosts. We felt like at home from the first day. What we really loved besides the view and the hosts was the cleanliness. Everything was so clean and in order. It was definitely good value for money. Reality is even better than expected.
The villa is a bit on a side from all that crowds and city noise. Just make sure to rent a car to move around the island. The island is really small, so it doesn't bother at all to have your holiday home a bit away from the center. You can drive to Thira in just 10 minutes and to other side of the island (Oia) in 40. It's a perfect quiet location to have your sun privately on a terrace with very nice pool, have your cocktail or wine and just enjoy the birds singing and the view to the whole island.
When you walk around the cities you will see these very expensive villas and hotels that are right in the middle of the city and you will see how tourists walk around in these small streets and stare at the people enjoying their exclusive terraces and pool, take pictures... doesn't really make you feel very private. Then we understood, that Eftichis was a good choice. It wasn't overly overpriced, very good value for money. And you are not surrounded by hundreds of tourists, but enjoy sun, your terrace and pool privately and quietly.
Breakfast is served every morning in your room, basically in your bed :) That was really convenient and lovely. We always served our breakfast by the pool on the terrace to enjoy the view and lovely morning breeze.
This place makes you want to come back and experience Santorini again and again and again. I would definitely recommend this place to friends.