Looking for something new in Greece? Check this out: The Iconic Santorini, a boutique cave hotel, is set to open its doors this coming April.
Located on the rim of a volcanic caldera, the 22-room boutique hotel is recreated 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 unique style of high-ceilinged caverns notched into the cliff.
Perks will include breakfasts and poolside snacks, complimentary 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 will have a cliff-top infinity pool and taverna as well as a spa.
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.
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Greece has already seen some notable developments in its luxury sector: Over the summer, the King George hotel 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, too, like Kea (with plenty of authentic shopping and quiet villas—great for a romantic escape) and Hydra (with its isolated beaches at Bisti Bay and Agios Nikolaos Bay).