Santorini’s new hotels

Another summer season begins for the famous “island of the volcano” and many and exciting new options in terms of accommodation are available. Just outside of Imerovigli, on the road to Oia, the “Andronis Concept” is a luxury resort dedicated to wellness. It boasts a large (1,000sq. m.) spa; nutritionists and consultants are at the disposal of guests; the restaurant uses many raw materials sourced from the hotel’s large farm, and the views of the Caldera are unparalleled. The “Villa Bordeaux” –a much-discussed arrival even before it opened– is located in the heart of Fira and consists of just four highly-luxurious suites and the gourmet restaurant “La Colline” where Chef Jerome Coustillas marries the classic French cuisine with Greek elements. The four villas of the “Azar Villas” afford stunning views of the Pori beach and will delight modern design enthusiasts and those who want a temporary “summerhouse” in Santorini. If again you prefer to be closer to Oia, the “Aperanto Suites” in the area of Finikia is a brand new luxury compound with thirteen suites in the Cycladic architectural style and dominated by white-and-blue colour schemes. Also in Oia, the “Fileria Suites”, after a top-to-toe renovation, shows its new, very charming face, combining modern elements and relaxing colors. The “Ayoba” (www.ayobasantorini.com) is another new option, with a value-for-money philosophy. It consists of six houses in Imerovigli and features a shared Jacuzzi.