It is hard to find a truly unique hotel in Santorini, given that there are so many fantastic luxury resorts on the island, yet the Istoria has managed just that – a real sense of imagination and absolute quality in one. With so few suites to its name, the service is personal, and time spent around the resort grounds always feels relaxed. The food served at Istoria Restaurant is a cutting-edge, fine dining delight of immaculate presentation and skilful flavour fusions, with each plate taking its ingredients from the hotel’s organic kitchen-garden, and inspiration from wider Greek cuisine. Wraps, massages and facials, aromatherapy treatments and holistic relaxation therapies are there to be indulged at the onsite spa, which is a true sanctuary in itself; an ideal start to the day before taking the couple of steps to a private sunbed on Perivolos Beach. And when it comes to your accommodation, each suite is entirely individual, beautifully adorned and crafted to create an evocative space akin to ancient mountain dwellings – though one filled with comforts and countless mod-cons, some with a Jacuzzi and others a private pool, of course.
Services and facilitiesOutdoor infinity pool with surrounding sun patio, daybeds and loungersInstant beach access with private sunbeds
JacuzziSpa and wellness centre offering relaxation and massage therapies, plus beauty salon treatmentsOnsite parkingWi-FiLaundry serviceAirport transfers
An onsite organic kitchen-garden services the fine dining menu at Istoria Restaurant. Here, a fun sand-covered eating space demands that you relax and simply enjoy the exquisite gastronomy on offer, as traditional Greek favourites are given a cutting-edge, 21st century makeover. Seafood features heavily, and it’s all whipped up by a head chef who learnt his craft in some of Europe’s best Michelin-star restaurants, so your foodie experience is in safe hands here.