Sexy Santorini

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Iconic Santorini has an infinity pool and views to die for.

Iconic Santorini has an infinity pool and views to die for.


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Looking for an excuse to jet to Greece? Check out the Iconic Santorini, a boutique cave (yes, cave) hotel, set to open its doors this coming April.

Located on the rim of a volcanic caldera, the 22-room abode was created from actual homes and shops in the whitewashed village of Imervogli, the highest settlement on the caldera. All of the Iconic’s lodgings blend in with Santorini’s distinct style (think high-ceilinged caverns notched into the cliff).

So what about the perks? We hear they will include breakfast and poolside snacks, Wi-Fi, private airport transfers (always a plus) and a pre-arrival contact from the concierge to arrange spa reservations, rental cars or a tour of a working archaeological dig. On-site, the hotel has a cliff-top infinity pool and a tavern, as well as a spa.

Classic Suites have spacious living quarters.Pictured: Classic Suites have spacious living quarters.

Bonus: We hear the opening has been delayed in order for private veranda pools to be added to the hotel’s top three suites. Good to know: The hotel is already a member of the Mantis Collection.

Luxury travel advisors can contact Ximena Diaz, general manager ([email protected]; 011-30-22860-28950).

More on Greece: Some notable developments have already taken place in the hotel world. Last summer, the King George in Athens reopened following a three-month renovation as part of The Luxury Collection portfolio. The renovation, led by Greek architect Alexandros K. Samaras with local artisans, brought the historic hotel back to its roots while blending in a contemporary vibe. And there are plenty of other islands worth exploring, like Kea (with authentic shopping and quiet villas—great for a romantic escape) and Hydra, with its isolated beaches at Bisti Bay and Agios Nikolaos Bay.

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