The Greek island of Santorini is well-known for its beauty, and the jewel in its crown is the village of Oia. Famed for its sunsets, Oia is picture-perfect: when the sun goes down, it casts its fiery rays over the traditional whitewashed buildings. It's no surprise it's one of the most photographed destinations on the planet.
The best place to get front-row seats to these spectacular daily light shows is new luxury resort Santo Maris Oia. Set in lush greenery with domed suites, picturesque alleyways and five sparkling pools, the hotel brings together traditional architecture and contemporary luxury.
The resort itself is divided into neighbourhoods that make you feel like you're wandering around a Cycladic village. Sleek, muted interiors and high ceilings make the most of the island setting, leaving the focus on those endless ocean views, while boho-chic touches make you feel as if you're in a home away from home. Each of the 65 suites and villas comes with its own veranda – all the better for taking in those sunsets – as well as an outdoor heated jacuzzi or a private pool with sun loungers.
By day, make the most of your suite, take a dip in one of two outdoor infinity pools or relax with a treatment in the spa, awarded Europe's Best Spa in 2018.
At night, Alios Ilios restaurant calls. Offering tasty morsels inspired by Greek cuisine – so delicious it requires little introduction – it's the best place to soak up the atmosphere while sampling a tasting menu. And for an after dinner tipple, head to Akratos Poolside Bar, where you can wet your whistle with expertly mixed drinks.
And if you ever feel like leaving this Grecian paradise, the sights and sounds of Oia are just a five-minute walk away. Beyond this beautiful village, Santorini itself is ripe for exploring, with incredible beaches with red or black sand, world-class wineries, ancient sites and a delicious gastronomic heritage. Holiday: sorted.
Find out more and book your stay at santomaris.gr