Sizzling sunsets and jaw-dropping vistas have made Santorini the darling of the Cyclades and its iconic traditional architecture, mesmerising sunsets and graphic little villages make it a magnet for couples, honeymooners and lovers. Santorini has become the epicentre of favourite summer destinations in Greece and Aqua Vista Hotels currently handles over 30 unique properties on the island.
Easily reached by boat from Piraeus, the main port of Athens, and also accessible via the main ferry lines from many ports in the Cyclades, in addition to Crete and Rhodes, there are numerous direct flights to the island from major international airports throughout the summer period (April-October).
Santorini is a land born of a volcanic past that sits sultrily in the middle of the Aegean Sea. Its clifftop enclaves of tiny whitewashed houses nestled amongst blue-domed churches are truly spectacular, with visitors left breathless by the expansive panoramas from the caldera edge.
Breathtaking Imerovígli, which sits on the island’s cusp, exudes tranquility and style, while the traditional hilltop settlement of Pyrgos is a cultural centre for art lovers. Finikia to the north is a serene Cycladic haven and all three destinations offer visitors the opportunity to soak up the island vibes in very characteristic boutique hotels.
Aqua Vista Hotels has selected a few of those pearls to make your next visit to Santorini even more unforgettable, with each one offering something very exclusive and distinct.
Art Hotel, Pyrgos – The art experience
The adults-only unit offers a one-of-a-kind experience, where art and hospitality blend perfectly, encouraging guests to socialise around the common pool in discreet luxury. What makes the hotel so groundbreaking is its bright red exteriors which make a very bold statement — here, art rules! Also, its on-site Aqua Gallery hosts several exhibitions throughout the year, making it a cultural hub on the island. Each of the hotel’s suites are quite unique, boasting private and heated plunge pools and some having outdoor heat-ed Jacuzzis. Bespoke services, concierge assistance, private dinners and relaxing mas-sage services are also available.
Abelonas Retreat Sunset & Sunrise Lodgings, Imerovigli – Bright and boho
Pleasure seekers will find their ultimate home away from home at Abelonas Retreat Sunset & Sunrise Lodgings in picturesque Imerovigli. The brightly designed boutique hotel offers a range of suites with sea and caldera views, each one oozing playful charm and vitality. What makes it so special is its sunset and sunrise vistas; watch the sun dip between Oia and Thirasia as you sip exquisite cocktails at the inviting Pool Bar for a truly unforgettable experience. The studios and suites come with a boho colourful vibe and mod cons such as flat screen TVs and free WiFi. Some have privé balconies and all enjoy a fantastic location in a stunning setting.
Edem Santorini, Finikia – Just for lovers
A romantic getaway in Finikia for those who want to enjoy peace and privacy, Edem Santorini is an excellent choice for couples, newlyweds or those wanting to rekindle a romantic spark. The collection of luxurious suites enjoy lovely sea views from their ter-races, which can be enjoyed while sipping on signature cocktails, enjoying a candlelit dinner or from an intimate private Jacuzzi, available in every Superior Suite. This is San-torini at its most privileged, with deluxe, personalised services and traditional houses that have been transformed into modern spaces boasting contemporary art and special couple amenities.
Santorini offers a plethora of accommodations to suit all tastes and Aqua Vista Hotels invites you to choose your ideal summer escape from its portfolio of divine boutique properties.