If it wasn’t clear already, we have a bit of a thing for rustic villas located on the Greek islands. Part of it may be the escapism (who doesn’t want to recline poolside with a sunset cocktail instead of endless daily errands?) but there’s something very soothing about the Aegean landscape.

Now there’s another addition to the ever-expanding must stay list with Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa. Perched on the same Santorini cliffs that provide those Instagram-inducing sunset views, the property features 42 suites, a standout restaurant and all the chalk white and striking blue landscapes you can dream up.


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Luxuriating is the primary focus here, with four outdoor pools to house from and an outdoor hot tub for every suite. The sprawling sun terrace takes in the Aegean sea views, but the private patios for each suite also boast their own scenic vistas. There’s plenty of ways to treat yourself, from scrubbing up at the traditionally-inspired spa (give the olive oil treatment a go), sweating it out in the steam room or enjoying a freshly made cocktail from the daytime pool bar.

If you can bear to pull yourself away from the sanctuary of the hotel, take a walk down to buzzy Oia , one of Santorini’s buzziest spots and filled with tavernas, bars and restaurants. With that said, we hear the breakfast at Santo Maris is an award-winning take on a traditional greek plate, so it’s safe to say there’s no good reason to maximise your relaxation time and let Santo Maris look after you.

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Easy breezy luxury: The suite interior schemes pay homage to traditional Greek patterns and materials through a earthy modern aesthetic.

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The exterior landscape of stark whites and azure blues has been balanced with honey and slate hues inside the suites, alongside natural materials like wood and wicker.

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From the open dining and bar spaces to the sprawling pool area there’s no shortage of space to go around. While you’ll feel like you’re away from it all, the central hub of Oia is just five minutes walk down the road.

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