Need to know
19, including 14 suites.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $532.75 (€498), 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.
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 à deux.
1 November to 30 April.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, Aesop toiletries.
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 11m 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.
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.