Discover the beauties of the most unique island in the world.
There are literally a million things that can be said about this stunning island, struggling with the forces of nature for millions of years. Its unique energy can appeal even to the most sophisticated world-traveller and its breath-taking views can impress even those who believe that have seen it all in this lifetime. But maybe the most important element of this magical land is that it has two faces, and they are equally charming. On one hand you have the imposing Caldera and the world-famous sunset of Oia, the cosmopolitan Fira and the atmospheric setting of the volcanos, and on the other hand you have the picturesque traditional settlements, the history and culture, the architecture and the rare local produce. No one says you have to choose; you can have it all!
In one of those small traditional settlements, where time seems to have stopped its restless race, in the tranquil area of Finikia, is where you will find our beautiful hotel. Finikia is a place of authentic character and long history, as it was here that the rich captains of Oia used to keep their summer houses and canaves (underground cave spaces used to store grapes after harvest) during the 18th and 19th century. No cars are allowed here, and the architecture is characteristic of the Cyclades with its stone-built houses, its colourful yards with the bougainvilleas, its small cobblestone alleys and its imposing churches. A stroll towards Kyra-Panagia at the time of sunset is surely worth your while, while here you will find many of Santorini’s rare local products, such as the small tomatoes, the fava beans and the grapes of the world-famous Vinsanto wine.
Of course, no one should miss on the chance to visit the many amazing sites of Santorini island, most of which are in quite close distance from here. We will be more than happy to arrange a yacht tour for you to visit Palia and Nea Kammeni (the volcano sites) and to see the magnitude of the Caldera from bottom -from the level of the sea- to top (a truly mesmerising experience) or a wine tasting in one of the 21 incredible wineries of Santorini. Did you know that Santorini has been making Assyrtiko wine for 4,000 years? The gastronomy scene is amazing here as well, as some of the most famous chefs in Greece -even some with Michelin stars- have created top-notch menus for Caldera-view restaurants all over the island. The sunset from Oia is an absolute must, even if it can get extra crowded, while the Red and the Black beach must be featured on the top of your to-do list.