Aressana Spa Hotel and Suites
Peace, privacy and refined luxury surround this boutique hotel – an all-white Santorinian retreat in central Fira. This elegant getaway is a Small Luxury Hotel of the World, and is distinctive thanks to its impeccable personalised sevice and innovative modern design. Original houses have been stripped back and transformed into an island escape that charms with a contemporary soul – a soothing palette of whites, greys and blacks add to the interior’s calming atmosphere, and large windows majestically bathe the expansive spaces in natural light. Outside, a large freshwater pool sits on the hotel’s lower level; hand-tiled with local stones, it’s a charming setting surrounded by beautiful bougainvillea vines and romantic day beds.
The spa here may be small but it’s a holistic refuge that you’ll love if you’re craving the utmost in indulgent pampering. There are just two private cabins, one that can be used by couples, and expert therapists offer tailor-made therapies, intensive detox programmes and state-of-the-art facilities. For food, there’s just one restaurant at the hotel which offers a great introduction to the island’s delicious local delicacies. Providing a feast for all the senses, expect ingredients on the menu like wild saffron, local black figs and Grecian honey sourced from wild thyme flowers.
The rooms are refined and minimalist in style – each one designed to be a calming sanctuary that provides a wellbeing respite from the island’s tourist hot spots. Natural hues flatter vibrant colour splashes and dark wood accents, while large flowing curtains frame huge windows looking out to garden, pool or island views. The Classic Double is a sophisticated retreat, located on the lower level of the hotel with a furnished outdoor patio. Add more luxury to your stay and choose a Junior Suite to enjoy access to a shared pool – or opt for a Honeymoon Sky Suite to enjoy a retractable open roof and a bathtub in-room.