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This pleasantly quirky place was among a cluster of buildings virtually leveled by the 1956 earthquake, but it was brought back to life in 1979 as an engaging small hotel. Many of the units are in former homes, but some are in what was once a shop, a bakery, and a stable. Most rooms have simple dark wood furniture; many have blue coverlets on the beds and locally woven rugs on the floor. Most rooms also have either terraces or balconies, and all enjoy a view across the caldera toward Imerovigli, Fira, and the southern end of the island. The terminology Chelidonia uses for its accommodations is somewhat idiosyncratic: Suites here are larger and usually more expensive than the villas. In addition, villas have shared verandas, whereas suites have private ones. There's no pool, and this is not a room service place (you're expected to self-cater using that brilliant Greek bounty in your own kitchen), but there's daily maid service and the long-time owners and managers are interested in making your visit a happy one. In season, there's often a three-night minimum stay.