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Steeped in a grandiose panoramic setting, Grace Hotel Santorini enjoys an idyllic clifftop position with unobstructed ocean views, azure skies and the majesty of the caldera as its backdrop

Serenely minimal in design, yet amazingly exclusive, Grace Hotel’s simple elegance is set in perfect harmony with the majestic scenery that defines the true essence of Santorini chic.

Poised on the cliff high above the cobalt Aegean Sea, Grace Hotel Santorini is a spectacular boutique retreat, offering laid-back luxury and designed as a place where one can let the rest of the world slip away.

Jaw-dropping panoramas of the iconic caldera (remains of a volcanic eruption) and sublime Santorini sunsets provide the magnificent backdrop for this perennially gleaming, glistening white Santorini luxury hotel that spills down the cliffs of the magical caldera.

With commanding heavenly views of an immense blue expanse of sea and sky, it appeals to those seeking the ultimate romantic escape and indulgence.

Nestled in the whitewashed village of Imerovigli, suspended 300 metres above the island’s volcanic caldera, this boutique gem is an intimate and exquisite oasis of peace and beauty.

View of the Mediterranean Sea from one of the hotel's terraces

The sophisticated caldera-side hotel features an elegant restaurant and champagne lounge, individually styled suites and bedrooms, breathtaking views from the largest infinity pool in the caldera and a state-of-the-art Kinesis Technogym.

Grace and beauty are evident throughout – from the whitewashed stucco trailing down the dark volcanic rock of the hillside, to the glorious modern decor in shades of white. Here, nothing detracts from the brilliant azure of the sky and sea.

Stay at Grace Hotel Santorini and get ready to be swept away by its dazzling beauty.

Pristine white minimalist marvel with understated stylish aesthetics

Crisp, minimalist and simply gorgeous, Grace Hotel Santorini boasts stunning architecture, immense style and a wonderful sense of escapism.

Wrapped in visual beauty and aesthetic harmony, the luxury hotel was designed to perfection by Athens-based studio Divercity Architects in collaboration with MPLUSM Architects.

Room with private plunge pool at Grace Hotel

Carved out of a clifftop and scattered over seven levels on the rim of the caldera, the hotel’s understated design with its elegant restraint allows the jaw-dropping cinematic views to take centre stage. It is designed to confer strong visual continuity from its panoramic setting toward the horizon.

The hotel’s distinctive aesthetic offers a modern interpretation of vernacular architecture: airy articulation of space, serene simplicity and contemporary lines. The use of natural materials – such as stone, brushed concrete and wood – in pure and clean forms links the stylised architecture to the context and invites contemplation.

Showing off the beauty of modern minimalism, leaving aside any ornamentation, the vast expanses of pristine white create a seamless atmosphere of clarity and purity. This omnipresent whiteness offers a tranquil backdrop, whilst blue accents in the soft furnishings perfectly reflect the sublime seascapes. Vaulted ceilings enhance the softness and fluidity of the space.

Cycladic minimalist and discreetly cool, Grace Hotel Santorini makes an impressive style statement in the most magical setting.

Stylish accommodation is finely tuned to modern design aesthetics and luxurious comforts

Embracing Santorini’s sublime sophistication and scenic splendour, there are 20 rooms and suites and one very exclusive villa. All come with expansive indoor-outdoor spaces opening to sweeping 180-degree views of Santorini’s emblematic caldera and its scintillating sunsets. Terrace doors invite Santorini’s soothing, refreshing breezes and island living inside.

Collage of 3 different rooms at Grace Hotel Santorini

The accommodation is a style aficionado’s delight, with an easy-living aesthetic that is defined by uncluttered lines, natural materials, relaxed informality and white-on-white colour scheme with sparingly deployed touches of wood. With a sensibility to lightness and openness, the modern layout emphasises spatial fluidity and permeability and blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor.

Exquisite decorative details, such as marble lamps, Cycladic statues and unique photography by renowned artists, lend the rooms an air of understated luxury.

Rooms and suites are superbly appointed with king-sized COCO-MAT beds and ensuite bathrooms with oversized showers and APIVITA luxury bathroom amenities. Most of the bespoke rooms feature private outdoor plunge pools.

Thoughtful touches include crisp bedlinen, summer and winter bathrobes, tablets to control room and hotel services, in-room bar with tea facilities and Nespresso coffee machines, chocolates and local liqueur on arrival, and a small wooden memory box to store mementos of Santorini and create everlasting memories.

Make the stay even more luxurious with the hotel’s Bespoke By Grace programme, which allows guests to personalise their in-room experience and request unique local experiences to enrich their visit. Guests will receive an email a few days before arrival asking for their preference of pillows, room fragrances, bath products, in-room cocktail kit and personal fitness kit.

The In-Room Fitness kit contains everything one needs for daily exercise while on Santorini. It includes yoga mats, gymnastic pilates ball, fitness toner, thigh toner, speed rope, push-up stand, fitness band, set of weights, pilates ring, pilates mini ball and Disco Twister.

Another lovely touch is the turndown service, which includes a rotating array of Grace Goodnights kits.

The hotel’s accommodation includes a range of luxury suites: the luxurious Grace Suite with whirlpool baths (indoors and out), a walk-in shower that doubles as a steam room, and the (very private) VIP suite with the largest terrace and private heated plunge pool in the hotel.

The most notable suites may be found in the elegant Santorini Suites, which seamlessly blend breathtaking views, awe-inspiring design and many elements of luxury and detail. Each Santorini Suite opens out to a generously scaled terrace complete with a dining area, perfect for private celebrations or intimate dinners and a spacious seating lounge ideal for relaxing, socialising or daydreaming. The private, heated infinity-edge pools overlooking a striking 360-degree caldera panorama offer guests priceless and indulgent experiences.

The villa at Grace Hotel in Santorini

The pièce de résistance is the ultra-luxurious 400m2 villa, which offers the exclusivity of a private residence with all the services of a 5-star hotel. This self-contained 2-bedroom retreat is exquisitely equipped not only for indulgence but also creates a refined private residence atmosphere for guests’ relaxation and enjoyment. Meticulously planned with unmatched privacy, it features its own spa, gym, kitchen, dining area, swimming pool and terraces.

The private spa comes with a hammam steam bath, an indoor Jacuzzi tub and a treatment room. The open-plan, fully equipped kitchen is fitted with a stocked refrigerator, wine cellar and cigar bar. A private chef is available upon request.

The expansive tiered outdoor spaces, extending over 250m2, afford panoramic ocean views of singular beauty, with the drama of Skaros Rock and the ethereal caldera beyond. Double-level seating areas and sun decks overlook the private heated swimming pool, outdoor fireplace and gazebo.

Villa technology includes secure Wi-Fi, iPad, mobile smartphones and Sonos music system. Pure Wellness technology provides purified air, a hypoallergenic environment and allergy-friendly bedding in the villa.

With a dedicated Villa Manager available instantly for any request, the attention to detail is second to none at this villa. It represents the ultimate in sophisticated luxury.

Inspirational fine dining

Graced by uninterrupted views of the caldera, the hotel’s Santoro Restaurant offers a fine dining experience that is both polished and relaxed.

It is perched atop the striking cliffs of Santorini, overlooking the half-moon bay’s sapphire caldera and the ancient fortress of Skaros Rock.

Interior shot Santoro restaurant in Santorini

With a mouth-watering menu, the restaurant is sure to impress with its modern takes on classic Greek cuisine. The unique menu is influenced by the chef’s passion, the flavours and produce of the Cycladic Islands. Santorini’s unique terroir in combination with the climate give the local ingredients their distinct flavours.

Locally sourced ingredients – fáva (yellow split peas, puréed), domatínia (flavourful cherry tomatoes), white aubergines (which taste subtly different from purple ones), the fortified dessert wine Vinsánto, made from raisins – are incorporated in ways that radiate a strong sense of place and season.

While respecting the local epicurean traditions, the chef innovates by introducing new techniques and elements from contemporary worldwide cuisine: the fava bean is transformed into gyoza, the lemon olive oil is enhanced and transformed into a fine, foamy texture. Another example may be marinated and grilled calamari with smoked mackerel powder, red lentil and pepper coulis. It combines the best of the island’s produce in a modern way. A stunning feast for the senses, the cuisine indulges with various fusion creations that are ingeniously delectable and indulgent.

Presented with pristine minimalism, the whitewashed indoor-outdoor dining space is framed by the hotel’s iconic infinity pool, the caldera and the picturesque Aegean Sea. The restaurant interior includes high-domed ceilings and a white feature wall with a geometric 3D sculpture punctuated by beautiful pendant lanterns, whilst comfortable banquette seating allows diners to soak up the view. The overall ambience is elegant, sensual and contemporary.

Under the open Mediterranean sky, dine on exquisite dishes crafted from local produce and fresh seafood, including delicious pan-seared octopus with grass-fed beef fillet and Apiliotis wine reduction. Add a local wine such as Assyrtiko, one of Greece’s finest whites found exclusively in Santorini, for the perfect meal.
When guests crave a night unlike any other, the hotel’s on-call private chef can craft a menu personalised for a special occasion.

Fine dining at Grace Hotel in Santorini - collage of three plates

Guests can have light meals and cocktails by the pool bar. The ultra-fresh yellowfin tuna sandwich and melt-in-the-mouth lamb burger are some of the highlights.

Breakfasts are bountiful 5-course feasts and there is a different theme every day. The breakfast themes might include “Rustic and Homey”, “Famous Recipes” and “It’s All Greek To Me”. Alternatively, enjoy a decadent late-morning champagne breakfast.

A dazzling champagne lounge in a scene-stealing setting of endless panoramic splendour

Set a soaring 363 metres above sea level, the hotel’s 363 Champagne Lounge is created to dazzle and delight.

Perfectly balancing discreet luxury with an elegant yet relaxed vibe, the lounge is resplendent with unmatched panoramic views from its coveted position.

Champagne lounge overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

Showcasing stellar cocktails and a delectable selection of champagnes and wines paired with joy-inducing culinary treats, it offers the best vantage point to witness the dramatic changing hues of the legendary Santorini sunset seen as a backdrop to the volcano. The colours that streak the sky change from lilac to deep purple, from yellow to orange to red, as the golden sun sinks and becomes blood red, reflecting its light on to the sea and the surrounding little islands. It is a priceless spectacle.

The Champagne Lounge features contrasting interiors of sleek cream upholstery and rugged black volcanic stone, whilst the all-white terrace offers serious wow-factor. Local artwork completes the chic vibe of the lounge.

In an awe-inspiring setting, guests are invited to scenic evenings filled with ambient music and memories to cherish forever. Try the signature drink Grace Rose – a blissful concoction of Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé, premium vodka, lemon juice, raspberries and rose water, or the Grace Cocktail, a blend of Grey Goose pear-infused vodka, lemongrass, honey, mint and fruit juice.

A favourite of guests and locals alike, this is a lounge of immense scenic lavishness that is designed to meet anyone’s demand for pure extravagance, indulgence and contentment.

The Champagne Lounge is perfect for exclusive celebrations and also available for private use.

The scenic infinity pool commands breathtaking views of the cinematic seascape

Simply gorgeous and utterly irresistible, the spectacular infinity pool is undoubtedly a showstopper.

Set against the backdrop of the stunning caldera and the crystal-blue sea, the beauty of the pool is multiplied. Nothing short of sublime, here is an escape from it all.

Framed by multi-coloured cliffs that rise skyward above the caldera, the dazzling pool seems to float effortlessly above the shimmering waters of the Aegean Sea. The blur between where the pool ends and the sea begins gives swimmers unrivalled views of the intense blue waters of the ocean.

With an almost zen-like calm, it is the perfect spot for taking a refreshing dip or enjoying a piece of uninterrupted tranquillity. As one of the most photographed swimming pools in the world, it is easy to linger here all day, watching the changing light until the sun settles into the sea.

At 22 metres long, it is the largest pool on the caldera side of the island. Relax in one of the hotel’s plush chaise loungers, and enjoy around-the-clock cocktail and dining service at the hotel’s poolside bar.

Signature amenities and state-of-the-art facilities

Relaxing and reviving spa treatments are available upon request in the comfort of the guest’s room or suite, offering the ultimate soothing atmosphere in utmost privacy, yet with the hypnotic views of the endless blue Aegean Sea in the background.

The wellness guru at Grace Hotel was inspired by the volcanic island’s natural surroundings and rich history, as well as the ancient healing traditions of the Mediterranean. The holistic spa treatments combine the power of these healing traditions with modern-day techniques. Savour a custom spa experience: from a relaxing massage with nourishing Greek olive oil, to an exfoliating facial utilising the island’s crystallised honey, to an anti-ageing treatment utilising the antioxidant qualities of red wine and lupin.

Wedding party at Grace Santorini

Guests can maintain their workout routine in the hotel’s fully equipped fitness studio, with the unmatched scenery as an inspiring backdrop. Outfitted with the latest Technogym equipment, choose from a range of equipment – from treadmills and elliptical trainers, to recumbent bike and dumbbells.

Find that inner bliss or empower the inner core with complimentary daily yoga and pilates classes in the dedicated studio, a bright white oasis where the brilliant Mediterranean sunshine streams through windows offering views of the sapphire Aegean Sea.

The Yoga and Pilates studio offers equipment such as pilates reformer, yoga/pilates mats, yoga balance balls, foam roller and sandbags. The qualified instructor is available for private sessions and will tailor perfectly to anyone’s needs, whether inside the yoga and pilates studio or at another location of one’s choice.

Through partnership with the Museum of Cycladic Art and Greek fashion brands Zeus+Dione and Pentheroudakis jewellery, the concept store inspires with a curated collection of designer clothing, runway-worthy beach ensembles, jewellery and hand-made local arts and crafts.

Boasting a dramatic cliffside setting high above the bright blue Aegean Sea, Grace Hotel provides the most ethereal setting for a memorable wedding. Exchange vows against a sweeping Mediterranean backdrop on the breathtaking terrace of one of the most impressive villas in the Cyclades Islands, or choose from a variety of stunning venues – such as the 363 Champagne Lounge or the showpiece infinity pool and terrace – with the perfect perch to witness the island’s picture-perfect sunsets and emblematic views of the caldera.

From weddings or renewal of vows, to anniversary celebrations or other discerning occasions – such as small meetings, company retreats or corporate escapes – the hotel’s hand-picked professional team will seamlessly co-ordinate any special event. With impeccable planning and a highly personalised approach, they take pride in ensuring each and every event is a truly exquisite affair. The team will ensure no detail is overlooked, and no luxury is spared.

There is also a full range of concierge services and a 24-hour reception desk.

Grace Santorini is part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, which is an award-winning portfolio of exceptional hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs.

From red beaches to whitewashed buildings and clear blue waters, the volcanic island of Santorini offers fascinating sensorial experiences

Most people head to Santorini to experience the jaw-dropping views and ever-changing colours, seen from the whitewashed houses perched along the volcanic rim of the caldera. Beyond its spellbinding scenery, there are many sides to this fashionable destination.

The hotel pool early evening

Hotel guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in the culture and ethos of the island through a series of experiences focused around gastronomy, culture, adventure, family and well-being.

Aesthetes make for the caldera’s vernacular and unique cubist, cave-like architecture. History and culture lovers will be entranced by historical monuments of significant importance, impregnable castles dominating the island’s peaks, glorious churches with magnificent blue domes and interesting galleries with their rich collections.

Foodies make the pilgrimage to enjoy vegetables of unusually arid yet rich soil that yields intensely flavoured tomatoes, aubergines and cucumbers. As one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, the island boasts many boutique wineries and traditional vineyards. Due to its volcanic soil and unique climate, the island produces some award-winning wines, which are a reference point for oenophiles around the world.

For beach lovers, Santorini offers some of the finest beaches in the Aegean Sea with white, black and even red sand beaches against the surrounding deep blue waters.

Cruise the Aegean Sea by private yacht and spend a day beach-hopping to secret sunbathing spots and under-the-radar gems, including the terracotta-hued red beach near Akrotiri and Perissa and Perivolos, two of Santorini’s top black sand beaches. Visit the volcanic islets, the hot springs, see up close the famous black, white and red beaches and be in awe of the steepness of the caldera. Snorkel in the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Customise the experience with a charter: sail as far as Ios or Mykonos, or simply stay in Santorini to find the island’s most secluded stretch of sand.

Santorini has an abundance of festivals, including the International Music Festival of Santorini, Art of Motion, the Summer Festival at Gyzi Mansion and Santorini Jazz Festival.

Discover Santorini with a local photographer. Learn when to best shoot the stunning caldera or where to find the most photogenic black sand beaches, or how to document the island’s vibrant landscapes.

Sunset

A coveted clifftop location with an iconic caldera-side setting, breathtaking views and sumptuous sunsets

Perched above the Aegean Sea in the hills of the picturesque village of Imerovigli, Grace Santorini sits at the highest elevation on the caldera at 300 metres. Expansive caldera views are available throughout the hotel, with the impressive Skaros Rock front and centre, and looking out to Akrotiri, the volcanoes, Thirassia Island and Oia.

With an absolutely gorgeous location in the centre of Imerovigli village, amazing dining and attractions are all within a couple of minutes.

Fira, the beautiful capital of the island, with its nightlife and shopping, is just two kilometres away. The nearest (non-serviced) sandy beach is Monolithos, six kilometres away.

Santorini can be easily reached by plane or ferry. Flight time from Athens is approximately 45 minutes. Ferries from Athens’ Piraeus port to Santorini take approximately 3½ hours. Grace Santorini is eight kilometres from Monolithos Airport, and 10 kilometres from Athinios Central Port.

The omnipresent and incomparable views of the deep blue Aegean Sea set the scene for this impossibly chic luxury hotel

With awe-inspiring views of the caldera and the famed Santorini sunsets that envelop the Aegean Sea and the Cyclades Islands, Grace Santorini is an oasis where one may leave the stress of everyday life behind and let the relaxing rhythms of the island soothe the senses. Effortlessly fusing relaxed sophistication with understated elegance, Grace Hotel is without doubt one of the most stunningly beautiful boutique hotels in Santorini.

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Grace Hotel Santorini
Boutique hotel, Santorini
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Number of rooms: 20

Architect: Divercity Architects and Mplusm

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