Need to know
19, including 14 suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $585.67 (€524), excluding tax at 13.5 per cent.
Rates include a Continental breakfast of Greek yoghurt, honey, fresh breads, cold cuts and cheese, fruits, fresh orange juice and cooked eggs, as well as Greek snacks, bottled water and soft drinks. Airport transfers are free for guests staying in suites.
The smallest design details have been considered here; whether its a pillow embroidered with traditional Grecian folk patterns in your room, a complementary assortment of plants arranged in the pots lining the pools, or the key fobs emblazoned with letters of the Greek alphabet. All the more reason to do several sweeps of your new surroundings.
1 November to 30 April.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, lounger-lined terraces, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, JBL sound system, Aesop toiletries. The Caldera Suites and higher categories have jetted private pools.
Our favourite rooms
With French doors opening onto a private terrace and separate Juliet balcony, the Cliff Suite is bright and airy, with a rather special indoor grotto pool; sink into the rocking chair outside to take in splendid sea views. If you want to make a splash, book the Iconic Suite, with its two pools (one indoor, one outdoor, both with powerful jets) and day-bed-strewn terrace overlooking the sea. It was once the village bakery, and still houses the original bread oven. Each room, named after a letter of the Greek alphabet, sports laid-back and tactile decor: polished cement and volcanic rock floors, decorative headboards made from branches and vast Coco-mat beds for a naturally blissful sleep.
On a decked sun terrace, the 11-metre heated saltwater infinity pool is sheltered under an arch at one end and seems to melt into the Aegean at the other, where a whirlpool section offers front-row seats for dazzling caldera views.
Have those last travel knots and tensions eased in the snug spa, housed in an atmospheric cave hewn from the bedrock. There’s a small heated whirlpool in the grotto and an intimate treatment room for holistic massages using locally produced oils, best enjoyed <i>à deux</i>.
Colour-match with some nautical-inspired swimwear. Glamorous shades are a must for the sun-blessed terraces.
All rooms are non-smoking, but there are plenty of outdoor spaces to light up.
Iconic Santorini's cliffside location is best suited to adults. Over-14s are welcome, though the hotel doesn’t offer extra beds.