Need to know
Five art-clad suites and one villa.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $303.49 (€258), excluding tax at 13.5 per cent.
Rates include à la carte breakfast, private airport transfers, soft drinks, bottled water and beers from the minibar, and sunset cocktails every day.
Don’t miss a short tour of the property with Eleni, Dimitri’s daughter, to discover the history of the residence and its art. Famed soprano Maria Callas gives her name to the rooftop terrace; you’ll find a striking bronze statue of her looking out to the Aegean sea, where her ashes were scattered.
The hotel closes from 1 November to 31 March.
At the hotel
Library, terrace, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: an array of ancient, Byzantine and modern artefacts and artwork, flatscreen TV, CD and DVD player, minibar, free bottled water, Korres toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Part of the original 18th-century structure, the two-bedroom House of Portraits is an ode to Byron, an unlikely national hero in Greece. Gilt-framed portraits adorn the soft pink walls, including two portraits of Teresa Macri who inspired Byron’s impassioned Maid of Athens. Outside, a whitewashed patio frames breathtaking caldera vistas. In the lemon-hued House of Porcelain, a Napoleonic day-bed and sea-view dining room make up for a lack of outdoor space. Art aficionados should check in at the House of Sea, if only for the boast of having spent the night with a Picasso – a rare ceramic carving of fish.
The nine-metre freshwater infinity pool is a dazzling, cliff-edge affair in aqua blue. Sunloungers offer some of Santorini’s best caldera views; the terrace is equally pretty at night, when candles line the pool’s edge. Book the villa and you'll have a sizeable lap pool all to yourself.
Pack a Moleskine notebook and Montblanc pen, should Byron or Sappho’s muses strike.
There’s no spa at the hotel, but expert masseuse and beauty therapist Laura Ginni is on hand for pampering in-room treatments.
Small pets (up to 3kg) stay free. See more pet-friendly hotels in Santorini.
Welcome. Free cots and extra beds (from €70 a night for under-16s) can be added to the rooms. The chef can whip up baby food or kids’ snacks on request. Babysitting is available for €7 an hour.