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Perched on the cliffs of a caldera in Santorini is the most sought-after location in Fira. Immersed in tranquility, surrounded by breathtaking views, supplying world-class service and exquisite accommodation, Athina Luxury Suites have been defining relaxation and luxury since 2014 when the new owners Artemis Argyrou and Panagiotis Iglesis took over the hotel.
With nineteen suites all blessed with the most stunning views of the ocean, the volcano and the magnificent sunset Athina creates a modern and comfortable setting for guests, like their luxury home away from home.
The styling and the decoration of the suites is a unique combination of minimalism and modernized traditionalism. The buildings themselves are constructed using local volcanic rocks and ecological materials from the very island.
All of the rooms come equipped with showers and bathtubs and many of the suites also offer heated plunge pools and balcony hottubs. So, guests can enjoy a wonderful soak while soaking in the scenery.
Discerning guests will no doubt notice the high quality amenities that have been sourced, such as the Guy Laroche linens, towels and bathrobes and the Hermes and Guerlain products that turn every suite into a private spa.
WHAT GUESTS CAN EXPECT
Feedback from guests is very important to Panagiotis as he aims to provide a personalised boutique level of service. It also helps to further inspire and guide the twenty-eight members of staff to always do better. Already considered by many guests to be the best hotel on the island of Santorini, the aim is always to further impress and inspire.
In early 2019 the hotel was fully renovated. This saw the addition of five totally new rooms, a brand-new restaurant (Esperisma Bar/Restaurant), a new upper bar and a private candlelight dinner area, a totally new heated infinity pool with a pool-bar and a brand new Aphrodite Spa.
A PHILOSOPHY OF HOSPITALITY
The ancient Greek idea of philoxenia inspires hospitality, generosity of spirit and warm welcomes. This is considered sacred at the hotel and the philosophy can be seen in everything that they do as they carry on the spirit of sophisticated hospitality that Greece is so famous for. Indeed, to ensure that nothing important or desired is missed, guests are encouraged to complete a questionnaire before they even depart so that preparations can be made.
Culinary pampering is something of a pleasure here. At the new Esperisma the bar is designed by the famous mixologist Mr.Papavramopoulos and the restaurant’s menu by the Executive Chef Mr.Vasilis Zacharakis makes use of only the freshest ingredients to create local dishes of the region and unique signature cocktails. The inspired wine list and the flawless service complete the excellence of the place.
A GREEN PHILOSOPHY
Endeavouring to maintain the pristine conditions of Santorini, which is undeniably one of the more exquisite landscapes of the world, including
multi-coloured cliffs and sparkling seas, the staff at Santorini have accepted it as their duty and privilege to ensure the longevity of this hallowed place.
Without sacrificing any element of luxury or guest experience, Athina Luxury Suites have made several essential energy-saving and eco-friendly developments. These range from dual-flush toilets, LED bulbs and recycling to the creation of their own luxury, eco-friendly mattresses in all the rooms.
Proving that eco-conscious working and high-end luxury can co-exist, Athina Luxury Suites has demonstrated why Greece was considered the seat of enlightenment for so many thousands of years.
PRICE: The average price for the high season is around 800 euro per night including breakfast.
ADDRESS: FIRA – SANTORINI – GREECE
TELEPHONE NUMBER: +30 228 602 4910