We swoon over hotels with swimming pool edges high above the sea.
The island of Santorini has several lovely boutique hotels with swoon-worthy infinity pools. But one time when choosing where to stay in Santorini, we picked the Grace Santorini.
Where to stay in Santorini? Our Grace Santorini review
Perched atop the volcanic crater rim of the Greek island of Santorini, the boutique hotel is a favorite with honeymooners.
Our barrel-shaped room was tunneled into the rock face, like the cave dwellings built by Santorini fishermen and villagers hundreds of years ago.
It had an outdoor hot tub with staggering views of monolithic Skaros Rock (a good thigh-burning walk up!), cruise ships and the glittering sea below.
But all 21 rooms have king beds with luxury linens, Korres toiletries and all-white 60s mod furnishings; some even feature private plunge pools.
Out and about on Santorini
From the hotel’s setting in the quiet little village of Imerovigli, we’d walk along a two-mile cobblestone path on the edge of the cliffs, past charming restaurants and houses with flower-filled balconies, to the capital of Fira to shop or have lunch.
Then we’d return to the Grace to cool off in its zigzag infinity pool – one of the largest on the island – and hang over the edge, gawking at those impossibly beautiful Santorini views.
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What we loved:
The fresh and youthful vibe is fun – spoons of sliced fruit were left at nightly turn-down instead of traditional chocolates.
There are lots of steep stairs at this boutique Santorini hotel! If you have difficulty walking, this hotel is probably not the right place for you.
For rates and more information, see the Grace Santorini website.
Our magazine article on Santorini and Mykonos
For more, read our magazine article “Aegean Elegance” (on Mykonos and Santorini), published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles. It covers four boutique hotels, including the Grace Santorini. See here for the PDF.
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