Located high on the volcanic cliffs in the village of Imerovigli, the Gold Suites Santorini command a majestic view of the huge crater, most of it now hidden under the deep blue waters of the volcanic basin. A few uninhabited islets and the island of Thirassia are all that remain of the rim of what was once the substantial island of Thera. A tapestry of flat-roofed white-washed dwellings with splashes of colour here and there, form a haphazard weave spreading like a blanket over the barren, burnt umber cliffs. A maze of narrow alleyways and stepped paths criss-cross the whole village, connecting neighbourhoods with the church and nearby village of Firostefani. The hotel is almost hidden away, close to the bare cliffs and the Skaros Rock where once a medieval castle stood. The whitewashed rooms are a welcome respite from the glare of the midday sun, with the swimming pool looking particularly inviting. A bar is conveniently located nearby, so you can laze in the shade with drink in hand on your sun bed and take in the views. A fusion of styles characterise the Gold Suites with classic Cycladic exteriors, from painted pergolas to white stone copings, contrasting with the more sophisticated, contemporary interiors and gold accessories. Each suite is spacious and beautifully presented with separate sitting area, private terrace and views to die for. Many either have their own private plunge pool or built-in Jacuzzis making for greater privacy and a more romantic atmosphere. Dining is almost private with just a few covers set around the pool overlooking the caldera and the setting sun. The menu features Mediterranean and Greek fusion cuisine expertly prepared and presented in a dreamy and congenial ambiance. A twenty minute downhill stroll will bring you to Fira, the islands main town, where you'll find classy boutiques selling designer labels, jewellers, souvenir shops and loads of eateries, bars and a few nightclubs.
The Gold Suites Santorini is currently not offering MedClub rewards and any stays at this hotel will not accrue towards your certified nights and therefore will not contribute to any membership upgrade.