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Magma Resort Santorini, Vourvoulos, Santorini
This swish, tranquil retreat won't disappoint with its luxurious spa (offering signature treatments, with sauna and steam facilities), large pool, inviting areas to socialise and sleek, spacious rooms, many with their own pool. The restaurant is helmed by a two Michelin-starred chef too.
Rooms available from £337.75 per night
Within the local area, you'll find the Orthodox Metropolitan and Catholic cathedrals, the Archaeological Museum of Thera, the cable car and Museum of Prehistoric Thera. The nearest beach is over 1km away.
The hotel is in Vourvoulos, just a ten-minute drive from the airport and the central bus station.
By plane: London or Manchester to Thira takes around 4 hours, after which, a taxi takes less than 10 minutes. Free on-site parking available. Book flights to Thira.
CHARACTER & STYLE
The hotel opened in August 2022, so everything still feels sparkling new, with swish and modern décor. Guest rooms and public spaces are of a simple design, with light and earthy colours to create a relaxing vibe - especially in the restaurant which has lack string chairs and soft, soulful music playing.
Staff in the restaurant, bar and reception are exemplary. Facilities also include a tranquil and cosy spa with a sauna and steam room, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool. There's also a roof terrace above the restaurant and three small shops in the lobby.
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
All rooms and suites have verandas or terraces with views of the Aegean Sea and Anafi Island - most even feature private pools or hot tubs. Earthy décor combines light paint and wood-panelled walls with cream-tiled flooring. Some bathrooms have a freestanding bath.
Room types: Room, Junior Suite, Lava Suite, Magma Suite
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, Nespresso machine, air-conditioning, TV, free Wi-Fi
FOOD & DRINK
Two Michelin-starred chef Arnaud Bignon oversees the fine dining menu at Magma by Spondi, where creative and imaginative dishes are served. The sea bass, served with pak choi in a black olive cream, had amazingly delicate flavours. The poolside restaurant has a terrace overlooking the sea. There's a breakfast buffet, simpler lunch menu and a varied à la carte menu.
Magma by Spondi: terrace restaurant, sea views. Fine dining, seasonal ingredients. Open daily for dinner, 7pm-12am.