Santorini has been ranked the best island in the world by many travel magazines and experts, with over two million tourists visiting annually. And it’s not surprising when you consider the beautiful white stone villas, the private pools and the incredible views of the Caldera, the volcanic crater submerged in the Aegean Sea. Santorini’s architecture and landscape create a postcard setting. Here are five of the best Santorini hotels to enjoy.
one.Athina Luxury Suites
Located near the picturesque town of Fira, on the cliffs of the Caldera overlooking the famous volcano, the sunset and the entire island, Athina Luxury Suites is a great place to stay in Santorini. Recently renovated, the suites have a minimalist design and quality amenities. The large heated infinity pool on top of the cliff offers wonderful views stretching from Oia to Akrotiri. A swim-up bar open all day until sunset is a decadent touch. Other decadent touches include Guy Laroche bedding, Hermes and Azzaro toiletries, and handmade eco-friendly mattresses in each suite. Each piece of furniture in the villas has been carefully selected, while the outdoor furniture is from Vondom Italia. The superior villa, the Royal Suite, features handcrafted Greek furniture by Leontiadis and a large balcony with Jacuzzi.
two.Grace Hotel, Santorini
A member of the prestigious Auberge Resorts Collection, this charming hotel was created from two townhouses partially destroyed in the 1956 earthquake. The 20-room sanctuary debuts redesigned spaces throughout the property this year, including a luxurious two-bedroom villa . With the largest infinity pool (22 meters) in the Caldera, the resort has an excellent wellness program, including holistic spa treatments, private yoga and pilates classes. Also launching in 2022 is a new restaurant and bar, spearheaded by chef Lefteris Lazarou (from Michelin-starred Varoulko in Piraeus) and a new offering of culinary experiences including honey tastings, private sunset picnics and classes. cooking with a Greek. yaya (Grandma).
Perched high on the cliffs in the sleepy village of Imerovigli, this hotel is an architectural gem, admired for its unconventional all-black exterior with a sleek all-black interior color scheme as a tribute to Santorini’s volcanic origins. Impressive luxury services include butler service and charter services for yachts or private jets. Five suites and two villas have indoor or outdoor pools, a hammam, and en-suite treatment rooms. The Signature Suite has a large terrace with a heated plunge pool. This season the hotel has teamed up with award-winning French chef Jean-Charles Mavro Métayer (Le pavillon, Athens) to offer an exciting menu combining Mediterranean, Greek and French cuisine.
This member of Leading Hotels of the World, located right on the edge of the cliff in Oia it has two stunning split level suites designed in the 18th century style of a noble family. The facade is painted pale ochre, while the interiors are pale blue and packed with antiques. The other 25 rooms and suites, with sea views and patios, have bright white exteriors you’d expect on a Greek island. Also on-site are three infinity pools, an indoor Jacuzzi, and a sundeck with an outdoor hot tub. Therasia restaurant offers contemporary Italian cuisine under the direction of Greek-Italian chef Ettore Botrini (Michelin-starred Botrini’s, Athens).
This characterful boutique hotel was a historic mansion with an attached villa built in the 19th century by local wine magnate Michael Zannos. It has an enviable location in picturesque Pyrgos, right next to the entrance to a medieval castle. Restored by the current owners, the 12 rooms and suites combine traditional and modern decoration, including all the luxury comforts. The hotel has an excellent restaurant for guests only with magnificent sunset views across the island.