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Sponsored: This romantic haven is situated directly on the edge of Santorini’s volcanic caldera wall.
By Elite Traveler | January 15 2021
A timeless experience awaits at Iconic Santorini, a boutique cave hotel literally carved from Santorini’s volcanic caldera wall. Set in picturesque Imerovigli village at the highest part of its dramatic cliffs, this serene retreat is a haven of tranquility. Each of the enchanting residences captures the spirit of the caldera, where traditional cave accommodations combine the finest in contemporary amenities and authentic styling. Plush features include all-natural Coco-Mat four-layer beds and luxurious Aesop bath products. The Pergola Restaurant serves delicious local cuisine, prepared by a passionate island chef, insistent on the freshest ingredients. Visitors are encouraged to pass by the open kitchen to learn about the recipes passed down through family generations. The hotel’s delightful breakfast, served on dedicated terraces, has become a real talking point and can be savored any time of the day—a true luxury for late risers, especially honeymooners and romantics. The Iconic family prides themselves on their warm Hellenic hospitality, welcoming guests as if they were staying in the home of a Greek friend. As experienced ambassadors of Santorini, the friendly guest services team are eager to recommend bespoke itineraries for unforgettable memories. Iconic Santorini is operated by Precise Hospitality Management and is a proud member of the Mantis Collection.
The Iconic Suite
Size — 958 sq ft
Nightly rate — From $2,450 to $4,100 (seasonal)
The Iconic Suite represents the hotel’s most lavish residence. It features a spacious living area, separate elegant bedroom and a grotto plunge pool with an oversized rain shower. A truly decadent suite, it opens to a generous terrace with dedicated loungers, comfy pergola-shaded seating area and an outdoor jetted plunge pool overlooking the Aegean Sea. This spectacular unit includes authentic design features set against local stonework and boasts considerable history. Formerly serving as the original bakery to the old village of Imerovigli, the original wood oven remains preserved.
A selection of massage services are offered in a relaxing treatment room. Take a dip in the facility’s dreamy grotto pool for the perfect end to a soothing massage.
Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards Best Boutique Hotel on a Global Level 2018
World Travel Awards Greece’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2015
Smith Awards Top 10 Sexiest Bedrooms in the World 2015
Tatler 101 Best Hotels in the World 2014