Need to know
18, including a Honeymoon Suite and the breathtaking Sun Rocks Suite.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $493.76 (€442), excluding tax at 13 per cent.
Rates include a hearty feast of a champagne breakfast. The menu has English, American and Grecian picks, alongside pastries and breads, fresh juices and sweet treats.
Guests are given quite a wonderful welcome here – they're settled into comfy seats on a balcony with a typically brilliant caldera view, as iced lemon-y drinks are proffered. It makes quite the first impression.
The hotel closes from November to March inclusive.
At the hotel
Pool deck, shuttle to A Spa in Oia and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Nespresso machine, TV, CD player, minibar, free bottled water, and air-conditioning. The Superior Suites and higher categories have Jacuzzis.
Our favourite rooms
The Experience rooms are completely different from the rest: modern and open-plan, with sunken Jacuzzis by view-friendly windows. The VIP suites are more traditionally romantic, and spacious, with queen-size beds. The hideaway nature of the pool in the Sun Rocks Suite is a true blessing; Santorini's stacked terraces rarely provide this much cover when sunbathing or splashing about.
There's a cliffside swimming pool overlooking the caldera (there are only five day-beds: get to the pool early to stake a claim). At the Pool Bar, you can have breakfast with a view, and cocktails throughout the day. Some suites have a private Jacuzzi – our favourite is the one in the Sun Rocks Suite, which is secluded yet open to glorious sunset views.
There's no spa at the hotel, but on request a shuttle will ferry you to the A.Spa in Oia for steams, scrubs and massages with both hands and hot stones.
Gusty evenings aren't unheard off, so bring a wrap to keep off the chill. Santorini's many steps are best negotiated in trainers or flats, so leave the heels at home.
The hotel can organise sunset wine-tastings, and if that goes well, a wedding co-ordinator is available.
Leave Fido at home for this trip. See more pet-friendly hotels in Santorini.
Whether you're kicking back with a glass of Grecian wine in your Jacuzzi or hopping down the steps to the basin-edge restaurant for some very sophisticated dining, you'll want to do it without your little Smiths in tow.