June 15, 2024

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An Architectural Gem, Unique Boutique Hotel Kivotos, Santorini

Santorini has been rated the world’s major island by many vacation experts, with in excess of two million tourists browsing yearly. Judging from the superior variety of vacationers even in early June, this is a single of the extra preferred Greek islands. It is clearly a bucket list spot. And it’s no wonder when you contemplate the magnificent white stone villas, non-public swimming pools and unbelievable views over the Caldera, the volcanic crater submerged in the Aegean sea. The architecture and landscape of Santorini build a photo postcard setting and Kivotos, a newish boutique lodge that opened in 2019, perched large atop the cliffs, is 1 of the most idyllic and exclusive places to stay. Brothers Philip and Jason Michopoulos operate the Kivotos resort as nicely as a sister home in Mykonos.

Kivotos Santorini, in the sleepy village of Imerovigli, is an uncommon sight, thanks to its unconventional, bold all-black exterior and interior colour scheme. In distinction to the usual white villas of the island, the hotel’s black structures are an homage to Santorini’s volcanic origins.

The entrance to Kivotos signals luxury from the street with the black façade offering arriving attendees the impression of a chic private member’s club. And the twelve suites are like luxury caves. The interiors are as black as the exterior, constructing on the scenic volcanic rock that makes the Caldera so exclusive while delivering an interior which is interesting in atmosphere and temperature.

In 1 of the largest suites, the cathedral ceilings open at the prime to volcanic influenced lighting capabilities. Every single space in the two bed room villa is generous and adorned in dim stone or gray plaster. The intelligent lighting throughout supports the dim concept. It even offers some theater, with a decision of lights hues from reds to blues. A different stunning attribute is a non-public indoor five-meter swimming pool, tucked guiding the learn bedroom. And a Hammam is just exterior the pool space.

A spacious dwelling and eating place are complemented by a totally geared up kitchen the place you or a personal chef can cook. If you don’t fancy cooking, a private staircase to the cafe prospects to some of the best sunset views on the island. Other extraordinary luxury companies include butler service, personal jet or yacht rentals and a amazing masseuse will come to your villa.

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Just about every of the suites and villas have indoor or outside swimming pools, a hammam and en-suite cure rooms. A single of the villas could be opened to adjoining suites on both facet to make a super villa for larger sized groups. The signature suite has a massive terrace with a heated plunge pool. Other suites have outside plunge swimming pools. In area toiletries are luxurious, built by Bulgari.


This season, Kivotos Santorini has partnered with award-winning French chef Jean-Charles Mavro Métayer (from Le Pavillon, Athens) to give an remarkable seafood-based menu that brings together Mediterranean, Greek and French cuisine. MAVRO cafe options new neighborhood substances and island delicacies like fava (split-pea dip), fried white aubergines, tomato balls, courgette balls and baked kalamari.

The open air cafe and bar has a complex evening club vibe with a very well thought out music. Kivotos’s restaurant terrace supplies one particular of the very best sights on the island of the famous Santorini sunset.

For keen walkers, Imerovigli is on a wonderful ten kilometer trail, a lot alongside the cliff’s edge overlooking the beautiful coastline. The path commences at the town of Fira to the north, extending south to the town of Oia together the Caldera.

Kivotos, Imerovigli, 84 700, Santorini, Greece. A suite at Kivotos Santorini begins at 900 euros a evening.