Andronis Luxury Suites, Oia, Santorini
Tel: 30 22860 72041
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
You don't need a secret handshake to get in, but in an effort to discourage gawkers on what is, after all, Oia's main pedestrian thoroughfare, there's no signage on the front of the Andronis. What looks from the street like a restored sea-captain's mansion now housing a private club is in fact a 22-suite hotel that combines all the best elements of a Santorini cliffside stay. Its creative cave room design includes such elements as private plunge pools, beds raised on stone platforms, and Aegean views. An all-organic restaurant will serve your Greek salads poolside, where every day at sunset there's a private wine tasting. True sybarites will enjoy the massages (given in a cave, of course), and the strawberries and champagne that are part of a wholesome Andronis balcony breakfast.2008 Hot List
When to go: Good weather and lessening crowds make September perfect. No. 1, the Exceptional Suite, for the pure decadence of having a real Turkish bath in your room.