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Istoria, a Member of Design Hotels

Santorini, Greece


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Luxury Holidays At Istoria, a Member of Design Hotels

Lying on the dramatic south-eastern shores of Santorini, away from the madding crowds, where the indigo blue waves of the Aegean Sea wash the volcanic black sand beaches, the Istoria is an intimate and boutique, twelve-suite retreat. This is a place where guests are welcomed into the embrace of what was once a Santorini mansion. In a nod to the estate that once stood here, elements of the original building have been incorporated into the architecture, creating a home-from-home that sensitively and stylishly blends the old with the new. The impressive pool with artisan tiles and sunken pool bar, beautiful spa, and open-to-the-elements restaurant, shaded by canvas sails are all designed to inspire tranquillity and relaxation. Surrounded by ancient olive groves and wild herbs with volcanic lava underfoot, Istoria reinforces the need to slow down and reconnect. The twelve unique suites are thoughtfully designed with sensuously curved walls, cool stone and private terraces overlooking the sea or tucked into private courtyards. Down on the black sand beach the private beach club is the place to lie back and unwind under the warmth of the Cyclades sun.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Intimate and barefoot black sand Greek luxury
  • Feature: Pristine location untouched by the usual Santorini visitors
  • Rooms: 12 Rooms
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: Santorini Airport
Location and transfer

Approximately 25 minutes by private car transfer to Santorini Airport


Whimsically named ‘story’ in twelve different languages, the suites at Istoria are calm, reflective spaces with a beautiful sense of place. Classic and contemporary style sits and in hand with an authentically Greek experience. Each suite enjoys air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, super-comfy king-size bed, mini bar, spacious bathroom with indigenous bath amenities and a private terrace or balcony, most of which also boast an outdoor hot tub. Breakfast can be served in your suite if you so desire.

   Saga Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 38-40m²
  • Room View: Sea Views
  • Facilities: The beautiful Saga Suites are located on the upper floors of the hotel and feature a king-size bed, dreamy soft linens and a sitting area with a sofa and armchair. The cool soft curves of the room and gentle palette of colours is authentically Greek. The stylish bathroom offers a shower, bathrobes, and slippers. The private terraces offer glimpses of Perivolos Beach.
   Rakonto Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 45m²
  • Room View: Sea Views
  • Facilities: These stunning suites offer discerning guests a light and airy king-size bedroom, with a separate living area, which can sleep an additional guest. Rakonto suites also boast a luxurious bathroom and a private terrace and a balcony with seating and sunbeds for total relaxation.
   Recit Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 35-37m²
  • Room View: Courtyard Views
  • Facilities: Space and tranquillity are found in abundance in these exceptional ground floor suites. Pale shades and stone floors create cool and peaceful interiors feature a king-size bed and a separate living area with a comfortable sofa and armchair. Outside a private hot tub takes pride of place on the terrace.
   Tarina Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 35-37m²
  • Room View: Courtyard Views
  • Facilities: With a private pool on the terrace, guests in these impressive suites may find it difficult to leave. Inside is no less spectacular with a king-size bed, beautiful linens, a spacious sitting area, and a luxurious bathroom.
   Conte Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 40m²
  • Room View: Sea Views
  • Facilities: Set on the first floor of the hotel, the Conte Suites offer generous outside space comprising a terrace with a private hot tub and sun loungers overlooking the sea and a second balcony with a sitting area. The space continues inside with a beautiful bathroom, separate sitting area, and a king-size bed.
   Storia Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 50m²
  • Room View: Sea Views
  • Facilities: The pale shades of the interior are the perfect foil for the vivid blues of the sea and sky beyond the private terrace. Soak up the views from the outdoor hot tub or the stylish sun loungers and relax in the comfort of these suites, which incorporate an airy living area and a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed.

Open to elements and shaded from the hot sun by canvas sails, the restaurant at the Istoria Santorini invites guests to sit back and relax at rustic wooden tables, with the sand beneath their toes. The celebrated chef serves up exceptional Greek dishes, but not as you know them

Mr E:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Modern Greek
  • Setting: On the sand, beachfront setting
  • Dress Code: Resort wear
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Property Highlights:expand_more
Luxury Beach

An intimate beachfront resort sits on the gleaming black sands of Perivolos Beach, lapped by the indigo blue waves of the Aegean Sea. Sun beds and shades are dotted across the sand and the stylish beach club serves up wellness-inspired cocktails and nibbles.

Spa & Wellness

Bespoke and bijou, the Elios Spa at the Istoria is a hidden gem with two treatment rooms and a menu of therapies using holistic and organic, local ingredients. Wraps, massages, and facials are available along with mindful yoga sessions overlooking the sea.

In Addition

Children over 14 are welcome.

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